Detoxifying using Aromatherapy by Lucinda Jones

“You are what you eat” as the saying goes and obviously what you put in to your body has a massive effect on your levels of toxicity. There are many ways to detox your body to rid it of toxins with diet change being the number one, body brushing being another and Aromatherapy massage too.

Using a dry body brush that’s not too hard or soft and starting at your feet and working up the body towards your heart will encourage the blood flow which stimulates the lymphatic system that removes waste. Dry body brushing yourself is a brilliant way of getting rid of cellulite you can really focus on the key areas like the thighs and bottom using upward strokes.

Obviously cutting out fizzy drinks, tea, coffee and alcohol will aid the process too. Here at natural Balance we offer Aromatherapy massage which is also a brilliant way to aid the detoxification process as essential oils like Grapefruit, Fennel, Cypress or Peppermint, Lemon and Ginger are good for improving your circulation, digestion and speeding up the lymphatic system which is how your waste and toxins get removed. The oils are absorbed in through the skin using relaxing and soothing massage techniques on your back, legs, feet, stomach (optional) arms, head, neck and shoulders. Your muscles and skin will be worked and pummelled and you’ll be left feeling hopefully incredibly relaxed and lighter and ready to face the world!

N.B A full consultation will be taken beforehand to make sure the oils are suited to you. Having this treatment regularly and drinking lots of water will help get the maximum result.

Lucinda Jones is an Aromatherapist at Natural Balance Therapies. You can read more about her here.