Can massage therapy help to remove toxins?
This week's question
I have heard that massage therapy can help remove toxins from the body and help in healing, is this true?
My answer - This week's question is answered by Perfect Ten's massage therapist Wojciech Wasielewski.
Bodywork is a term used to describe various therapeutic approaches that aim to improve the overall functioning of the body. Bodywork techniques are designed to help individuals reduce stress, pain, and tension in the body, which can result in a range of physical and emotional benefits. One of the key benefits of bodywork is its ability to reduce toxic load in the body. Toxic load refers to the accumulation of harmful substances in the body that can lead to a range of health problems. These toxins can come from a variety of sources, including environmental pollutants, food additives, medications, and stress. The body has natural mechanisms to eliminate toxins, such as the liver and kidneys, but excessive exposure to toxins can overwhelm these systems and lead to a buildup of toxins in the body.
Bodywork can be an effective way to reduce toxic load in the body. There are several ways in which bodywork can help to eliminate toxins:
Increased circulation: Bodywork techniques such as massage or fascia release can help to improve circulation in the body. This increased circulation can help to flush toxins out of the body more efficiently.
Lymphatic drainage: The lymphatic system is responsible for removing waste and toxins from the body. Bodywork techniques such as lymphatic drainage massage can help to stimulate the lymphatic system and improve its ability to eliminate toxins. Relaxation: Stress is a major contributor to toxic load in the body. Bodywork techniques designed for body relaxation can help to reduce stress and promote muscle relaxation, which can in turn help to reduce toxic load.
Numerous clinical studies have demonstrated the benefits of bodywork for reducing toxic load in the body. For example, a study published in the Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine found that massage therapy can help to reduce levels of cortisol, a stress hormone that can contribute to toxic load in the body. Another study published in the International Journal of Neuroscience found that massage therapy can help to improve liver function, which is essential for eliminating toxins from the body.
In addition, a review of 24 studies published in the journal Cancer Nursing found that bodywork techniques such as massage or fascia release can help to reduce symptoms of chemotherapy-induced toxicity in cancer patients.
Overall, the evidence suggests that bodywork can be an effective way to reduce toxic load in the body. By improving circulation, stimulating the lymphatic system, and promoting relaxation, bodywork techniques can help to eliminate toxins from the body and improve overall health and wellbeing. If you're interested in reducing your toxic load, consider incorporating bodywork into your wellness routine. Call us today to get on Wojciech's schedule for help eliminating toxins from your body!