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5 things to know about osteo detox



Let's talk about our favorite range of treatments here at My Osteo London: Osteo Detox. Our signature Detox treatments (Body Detox & Face Detox) use Manual Lymphatic Drainage technics, aiming to improve and accelerate the lymphatic system.

The lymphatic system is a drainage system that detoxes the body from metabolic waste products, foreign bodies, and pathogens. In short : it removes toxins.

This is why, with its many benefits, our Detox Lymphatic Drainage treatments are so popular!


If you have never tried it before, here are 5 things about our Osteo Detox treatments that will make you book asap!



1-What are the benefits of lymphatic drainage?

Manual Lymphatic Drainage has many benefits. Our signature treatments Osteo Detox can help:

  • Reduce pain & sensation of heaviness

  • Reduce swelling & water retention

  • Reduce digestive discomfort, constipation, bloating, post-menstruation discomfort (Body Detox)

  • Enhance the immune system

  • Accelerate metabolism

  • Stimulate blood circulation

  • Improve + Accelerate lymph circulation

  • Recover from Sports events/competitions

  • Recover post surgery

  • Reduce aspect of cellulite

  • Procure a general state of well-being & Relieve stress

In short: Every Body (and everybody) needs it!



2-How does it work?

With our busy lives, we can easily neglect our body by inflecting ourselves a poor diet, stress, lack of sleep and physical activity. Overtime, this brings our lymphatic system to get clogged with toxins, increasing tissue swelling and the risk of health issues (inflammation, infections, cancer, weight gain).

Manual Lymphatic drainage aims to move excess fluids and waste products from your tissues to the lymphatic system (your cleaning system), that will drain lymph through the lymph nodes.

The rhythmic maneuvers promote lymph flow, enabling the body detoxification process (read more about Body Detoxification process in our article here).


Now you can ask yourself: Where does the extra fluids go after a lymphatic drainage?

Excessive fluids and toxins are transported to the urinary track to be eliminated naturally by your bladder.



3-How long do the effects last for?

After the treatment, your body keeps flushing for the next 72hours (2-3days).

Depending on your lifestyle and the way your body works, effects can last up to a week.

This is why it is important to follow a couple of healthy tips in order to extend and maximise the benefits of your lymphatic drainage.



4-WHat can I do to extend the benefits of my osteo detox?

Here are a couple of simple things you can do after your Lymphatic Drainage:

  • HYDRATE

+ : Maintain a good hydration by drinking water and herbal teas, to enhance toxins' elimination.


- : Avoid alcohol.


  • EAT HEALTHY

+ : Have a diversified, seasonal and colorful diet with whole foods, veggies & proteins.

Include some foods that help with water retention (Fruits= berries, citrus fruits, watermelon, pineapple... / Veggies= leek, asparagus, artichoke, celery, cucumber...).


- : Avoid processed foods and refined sugars.


  • MOVE YOUR BODY

+ : Every movement counts! After your Detox, there are no contra-indications to practice physical activities. The more you move the better, as it will keep on stimulating your lymph flow.


- : Sedentarity


  • LEGS UP

Put your legs up against a wall for a couple of minutes in the morning/evening, as gravity will stimulate lymph flow.


  • SLEEP WELL

Try do stick to a good sleep routine with 7-8 hours of sleep per night.


  • AVOID STRESS & NEGATIVE EMOTIONS



5-how often should I do this treatment?

Good news: you can do it as much as you like!

As the treatment's benefits last for about 72hours, you can even do it twice a week.

At the clinic, I have regular patients coming once per month for their Detox as it is an integral part of their healthy lifestyle, enabling a holistic regeneration.

The more you do lymphatic drainage, the more you will see long term healthy results.


On the other hand, I have patients coming on a more regular basis for specific reasons or goals (exemples: pregnancy, post-partum, following esthetic surgery, in parallel of weight loss to stimulate the body).


Also, you can come on a more punctual basis for exemple after a long flight or before a social event (wedding, show, photo shooting).



Lymphatic Drainage is part of a Healthy and Active Lifestyle for your well-being, with long term results.


Now you know everything about our Osteo Detox treatments; if you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact us!


Take care and see you soon for your Detox,


Charlotte - Registered Osteopath London.




Osteo Detox

Lymphatic drainage London

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