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Words: Olesya Wilson
Lymphatic system is the key to your success
Clarity on how to detox can bring fruitful, long-term benefits to your body, mind, and flow state. The best way to detox with lasting results is to move your lymph system and free up your body’s ability to clear itself out. We don’t usually think of the network of lymph cells inside our body, but without their help, toxic leftovers can sit in our bodies for years. Because the lymph system is what allows us to eliminate toxins, and gives us protection, the lymph is a crucial element in the immune system. It is like a massive highway system that moves everything that doesn’t belong in your body anymore. The immune system is the police, and the lymph system is the police car, transporting problems away from the system.
Most lymph nodes are located in your belly where internal scars in the fascia might prevent healing in that area. If we do not spend time renewing circulation, tissue can start to die and can eventually affect other organs, like the fallopian tubes, for example. A lot of people are starting to try detoxes, diets, and fasting. More often than not, they are wondering where their results are hiding, and sometimes their body feels even worse. Toxic leftovers that are freed in a detox, sit around and get reabsorbed when they cannot be cleared out by our body.
Lymph is the fluid that flows through the lymphatic system – a system composed of lymph vessels (channels) – and intervening lymph nodes whose function, like the venous system, is to return fluid from the tissues to the central circulation. Internal scars, adhesions, fibrosis and inflammation disrupt this process. If there are too many toxins, bacteria etc your lymph system gets overwhelmed. Fortunately, there are a lot of easy methods to free the traffic jam in your lymph system and help it get toxins out of your body quickly. Massages are a great, and pleasant, way to start. Sauna, infrared and traditional, is another good way. Sweating is an absolutely integral part of the detoxification process. It takes the strain off the liver and kidneys and allows toxins to be excreted through the largest (and most congested) organ in the body – the skin. If you are experiencing difficulty sweating it’s a major sign of a congested lymphatic system and hormone problems/ a compromised endocrine system. Paying attention to your lymphatic system includes practices that can be done on a daily basis to detox and promote its proper functioning.
Everyday tips for your lymph’s health
The first usual problem shared by many is that we don’t touch ourselves when something hurts. We shy away from painful areas, or numb it with medication, when our body is crying out for help. Simply applying gentle pressure to some areas can have huge effects. We are living incredibly sedentary lives these days… so the lymph nodes don’t move enough. Even taking a short walk a couple times a day can help move lymph fluid. Paying extra attention and touching areas when your body asks is really important for lymph health. Is there a particular technique for that? Well, one option is going to lymphatic massage professionals.
Lymphatic drainage massage can help to keep the body running smoothly by improving lymphatic flow. The massage gently targets the delicate lymph vessels and nodes that sit just below the skin, which only require very light pressure in order to move fluid through.
But there is something you can easily do by yourself: dry brushing. You just need a strong brush and just a moment helps to move the lymphatic system. Many people with autoimmune disease, joint pain, and trouble losing weight should start a dry brushing protocol.
Unlocking the natural detoxing pathways so that they are always working is what you should be aiming for in order to have long lasting detox results. Once you have reconnected your body to its natural ability to heal, you can begin optimising your health and body with supplements and exercise.
Olesya Wilson is a Certified Nutritionist, Functional Diagnostic Nutrition Practitioner, Psychosomatics, and Master Coach accredited by the European Coach Federation. For over five years, Olesya has helped hundreds of women experience amazing transformations by using her journey from a “healthy” 30-year-old who couldn’t have kids to the 40-year-old mom of two with the best body of her life! Her unique approach integrates cutting-edge lab testing, the latest discoveries in biological science, ancient herbal medicine, and revolutionary psychosomatic and energy healing practices to help people reconnect to their bodies, reverse aging, and forget about chronic health problems. Her signature offering is the ‘Limitless Body Program’: