Integrative Health Blog

Help for the Lymphatic System...and Younger Looking Skin

Posted by on Tue, Feb 11, 2014

Krista Merwede LMT

As a massage therapist, there is one person in particular that sticks out in my mind, we will call her Jane, as the individual that has the "juiciest" muscles I have touched in the treatment room.  What I mean by juicy is the quality of the musculature: toned, hydrated, healthy skin, strong.  It was during my massage therapist training inalifornia in 2001 when I encountered this lady, and I have been questing to find a structure that my hands deemed more optimal than hers for well over a decade - to no avail.

Did I mention that this woman was 56 years old when I worked on her? 

Even with my limited experience at the time, I was truly amazed.  This was the human body in its optimum form, this is what muscles feel like when they are functioning at full capacity, I remember thinking.  I was also curious why see felt better to me than many of the more youthful patients that I had seen.  After the session I checked in with her, what was her secret?  Could it be her diet or a lotion or a potion or a sport?

Rebounding for Health- and Anti-Aging?

Jane's secret is simple and ruthlessly effective.  She would spend 15 min a day bouncing on a rebounder.  This is a piece of exercise equipment that looks like a small, circular trampoline that is low to the ground for in-home use.  One can be purchased for less that $50 in many cases, and using it only a quarter an hour per day makes the rebounder both cost and time efficient.

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Tags: rebounding, lymphatic drainage

What Does the Lymphatic System Do?

Posted by on Tue, Nov 06, 2012

Robert Johnson D.M.D.

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Tags: immune system, detoxification, lymphatic drainage, massage