The Lymphatic System
The lymphatic system has multiple interrelated functions. It is part of the vascular system and an important part of the immune system responsible for the removal of interstitial fluid from tissues, transporting oxygen and nutrients to cells, collecting toxins along the way and flushing them out through the lymph nodes. It absorbs and transports fatty acids and fats from the digestive system and transports white blood cells to and from the lymph nodes into the bones.
*Interstitial fluid is a solution that bathes and surrounds the cells of multicellular animals.
A sluggish circulation leaves you fatigued, feeling cold and with dull skin, among many other things. A boosted circulation is an important part of your body’s overall function and health. A healthy, balanced diet and adequate exercise are two of the easiest ways to ensure your circulatory system is nourishing and maintaining your cells. But a massage helps too as the pressure created by the massage technique will move blood through any congested areas.
Dr Speizia explains, ‘have you ever noticed that when you rub your skin, the friction will cause it to blush and turn red? This flush of colour is a result of more blood being attracted to the area and the benefits that it carries with it.’
Have you ever noticed what when you sit for long periods of time, your legs can swell up? This is partly due to the blockage of the lymphatic system, it’s natural drainage and therefore accumulation of local toxins.
Lymphatic drainage is a therapeutic massage treatment using long, gentle, rhythmic strokes to increase the flow of lymph around the body and flush toxins from your system. This type of massage can improve your general health, it can help you fight off infections and minor colds, it can reduce water retention, and in some cases boost weight loss. It can also improve the texture of your skin. You can aid lymphatic drainage easily by drinking lots more water, together with regular massage.
Ingredients To Help
The ingredients in our Firm & Tone Oil all serve an individual purpose but it’s their synergy with each other that is most important. Both Botanical Extracts, Burdock Root extract and Rosemary Leaf extract, together act as a powerful detoxing agent under the hypoderm, where all the toxins in the skin are kept, making a powerful and highly stimulating, detoxifying, toning and firming body oil.
Dr Spiezia further explains, ‘The Burdock root helps to drain the toxins from the interstitial spaces under the skin towards the lymphatic vessels, whilst the Rosemary stimulates the blood and lymphatic circulation activating the detox processes.’
For optimum results, pour the oil into your palm, preferably after a hot shower or bath, and massage into the areas of the body that need treating or toning, including thighs, tummy, breast or neck. Work the oil in a circular motion, gradually increasing the pressure, to stimulate the circulation and allow for good absorption. You’ll not only see visible results in the tone and appearance of your skin but you’ll also feel the benefits of this amazing oil.