Lymph + Cellulite Connection
Our lymph system, which is a circulatory system, doesn't have a pump like the blood circulatory system has a heart. So lymph becomes stagnant if we don't move our bodies.
Whatever we can do to move our lymph system, we should, and exercise is the best. The lymph vessels are responsible for carrying out many of the toxins. Some toxins don't leave our bodies so easily and like to snuggle together and harden in fat cells; these areas become cellulite.
Getting the Lymphatic System Moving
There is nothing better than exercise to promote lymph movement. Twenty minutes of aerobic movement three times a week.
Hot Yoga is also a good form of exercise.
As is this little movement: while in a standing position, come up onto your toes a little (so that your heels barely leave the floor) and then drop down into your feet/heels. This is a very subtle movement so don't expect any strenuous activity with this lymph moving exercise! It doesn't take much to get it moving.
By the way, moving our body is the ONLY thing that moves lymph (along with some good deep breathing).
Whether its dry brushing the skin or doing a salt scrub in your shower, it’s important to remove the dead cells off of the top layer of the skin.
The skin is an eliminatory organ, and helping to eliminate toxins through the skin helps to prevent buildup of them in other parts of the body. Remember from above with the liver, see the amazing connection!
As we scrub the top layer of the skin to remove dead cells, we are also promoting blood supply to the area (which brings with it nutrients and oxygen), and we are promoting lymph circulation.
ImmuPower Essential Oil Blend
ImmuPower contains the essential oils of: Hyssop (Hyssopus officinalis), mountain savory (Satureja montana), cistus (Cistus ladanifer), ravensara (Ravensara aromatica), frankincense (Boswellia carteri), oregano (Origanum compactum), clove (Syzygium aromaticum), cumin (Cuminum cyminum) and idaho tansy (Tanacetum vulgare).
Strengthens immunity and DNA repair in the cells. This blend is strongly antiseptic and anti-infectious.
How to use ImmuPower:
- Dilute 1 part ImmuPower to 4 parts carrier oil for topical use
- Diffuse or directly inhale (in cupped palms over the nose)
- A couple drops into Epsom salts for a bath
- Topically around navel, chest, temples, wrists, or foot Vita Flex points
- Use with Raindrop Technique
- Make a dryer sheet (a couple drops on a damp wash cloth put in dryer)
- Dilute 1:15 with massage oil for a full body massage
- A couple of drops on a cotton ball and put in vents of car or in a hotel room
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