Lymphatic body shape





The lymphatic system is a vital bodily defense against infection and disease. Lymphatic drainage massage is one of the best things you can do to help your body help itself. Lymphatic drainage is a therapeutic massage that helps get rid of toxins in your body.

How it works:
A full body massage session may last for about 60 minutes. You will be asked to lie down on a table. The therapist will begin the massage using very light pressure and soft, but rhythmic strokes and pumping movements towards the armpits, neck, and groin area where the main lymph nodes are situated. Basically, you will be massaged on areas wherever there are lymph nodes and vessels.

This therapy is beneficial for people who follow an inactive lifestyle and experience the problem of swelling and puffiness. It has also been reported that this therapy is an effective way of treating people with dysfunctional respiratory problems and also can be alternative to other medical treatments of cellulite. Individuals who have gone through accidents are also recommended to get this massage done since it helps heal the scar tissues, sprains, fractures, as well as torn ligaments. Skin problems like acne and illnesses including arthritis, and sinusitis may also be completely treated with this therapy. It is also said to be beneficial for women who face problems during pregnancy like sore nipples, fissures, engorgement, poor circulation and water retention issues.

The follow article was published by "For women FIRST Magazine" on March 14 ,2016. The Article addresses the benefits of our signature and unique Massage technic.

Kelly Knuerr, 37 tried to push past her nonstop fatigue, GI woes and joint pain. Then she figured out the real reason she was so tired-and the simple tweaks that restored her vitality. "Kelly, please wake up-your client just walked in!" Kelly sat with a jolt to see her boss, clearly unhappy, staring down at her. "I felt terrible that I had fallen asleep at the hair salon where I worked as a stylist, and the truth was, this wasn't the first time it had happened. I frequently snuck into a quiet room in between clients to take a nap. My boss had to cover for me repeatedly, telling my clients I was late from running an errand. But he was getting tired of making excuses for me. As I groggily stood up, I thought to myself, if I don't figure out why I'm so tired all the time, my career will be over.

Exhausted 24/7
"For three years, fatigue made it impossible to achieve my goals, including getting certified as yoga instructor-something I had wanted to do for 15 years. I was so tired during the certification training seminars that I often left in the middle to nap. No one else in my class seemed to need a nap or even a break, but I just couldn't power through. Plus, I had pain in my hips and knees, which made the classes even harder. I ended up missing too much and couldn't get certified. It was so disappointing.
"It wasn't just that I was tired and achy, though. I was also anxious and my stomach was always bloated or rumbling-I was sensitive to everything I ate. And I had swollen, painful lymph nodes that looked like red welts under my armpits. When the welts had first appeared more than 10 years earlier, I'd gone for an ultrasound to make sure they weren't tumors. At the time, my doctor had said they were nothing to worry about, but never explained why they were there. Eventually they went away, but whenever I was sick or stressed out, they reappeared. About a year ago when they came back, they were so painful that I couldn't even lift my arms...and they didn't go away.

Energy restored!
"I knew there had to be a reason why I was feeling so bad, and I was determined to figure out. My first step was making an appointment with a naturopath. She didn't find anything wrong and suggested I eat a whole-foods, plant-based diet and do yoga to rev my energy. But I was already doing those things and none of it was helping.
Since I had always been intrigued by Ayurveda, an ancient system of holistic healing, I thought maybe it could help me. I had been following one expert on Facebook -Monica Yearwood, founder of the Hamsa Ayurveda Center in Chicago - and I decided to make an appointment.

"After taking a thorough health history, Monica looked at my tongue-she explained that irregularities like discoloration would tell her if I had vitamin and mineral deficiencies. She also checked my pulse, noting that if it was muted or hard to find, it meant my health was weak. Then she looked at my swollen lymph nodes and determined that the circulation channels in my body weren't functioning optimally. She determined that one of those channels, the lymphatic system, was impaired, so my body wasn't able to eliminate toxins. That was causing my fatigue, swollen lymph nodes and other symptoms. As she spoke, I burst into tears. I had suffered for years and I was relieved to finally know why.

"Monica gave me a multifaceted plant to help me heal. For starters, I did a cleanse. I drank herbal tea and sipped hot water every 15 minutes for 3 days. Then I added healthy oils like ghee into my diet and drank lymphboosting smoothies that included things like kale, spirulina, cilantro, parsley and lemon. I also loaded up on soups and meals made with Indian seasoning like cumin and coriander, which are said to clean out the lymphatic system. To round out my diet, I ate fermented foods like miso, sauerkraut, yogurt and tempeh, plus food high in omega-3s like salmon, and I eliminated nuts, alcohol and coffee because Monica said they can make lymphatic system sluggish. I also took probiotics and omega-3 supplements.

"Little lifestyle tweaks helped as well. Before showering, I dry-brushed my skin, then used alternating extreme hot and cold water in shower, which Monica said would stimulate my lymphatic system. And I added sweat sessions that included trampoline workouts.
Within a month, my fatigue, GI woes, joint pain and anxiety were completely gone. I was elated! I couldn't believe that such simple things could make such a huge difference in my well-being.

"Today, instead of needing to take naps, I have more energy than ever to devote to my clients and to finally pursue my yoga instructor certification again. I'm so happy that I have my life back and can't wait to find out what the future holds!"

*All our services stop 5 minutes prior to the end of the session.