Detoxification, Lymphatic Massage & Maintenance


By Raquel Fontes, LMT #5620 March-April 2011 Truly Alive Magazine

When the lymphatic system is flowing well and is clear, it keeps the body in a healthier state. Our thoughts are clearer, we have more energy, our bodies heal faster and we enjoy overall vitality.

The lymphatic system continuously works to eliminate bacteria, viruses, dead cells, toxic chemicals, fats and more. When your system is overwhelmed with toxic substances, stress and/or a sedentary lifestyle, it becomes congested (pathways are blocked up) by the toxins.

This is why weight gain can be the result of a congested and toxic body! Movement is imperative for lymphatic function. As the lymphatic system does not have a pump like the heart, it can become blocked more easily.

The four major components that impede clear flowing lymphatics:


  • Stress
  • Sedentary Lifestyle
  • Toxicity
  • Energy Blockages and/or Lack of Energy

Stress increases the heart rate, constricts blood vessels, over-stimulates the brain and prepares every body system for "fight or flight." Living on the planet at this time, there is an incredible amount of toxic chemicals on our foods, in our water and in the air we breathe!

Some clients really appreciate taking a Far Infrared Sauna after their massage/lymph treatment. When you sweat, you eliminate toxins through the skin — making the treatment more effective. I also offer a Foot Detox after the Lymphatic Massage.

Far Infrared Sauna treatments are also good for chemical sensitivities, chronic infections, heart disease, low blood pressure, allergies, asthma, arthritis, obesity, Fibromyalgia, eczema, psoriasis, headaches, acne/scars, skin tone, elasticity and wrinkle reduction.

doTerra essential oils are a wonderful tool to help with detoxification of the body and to assist with weight loss. I use them with every treatment!

I am committed to assisting my clients in discovering your natural body balance. I've been providing healing body therapy since 1997.



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