Massage and skin toxin release.

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This is a great article from http://www.livestrong.com explaining how massage can assist with taking toxins out of your body:

Everyone enjoys having a massage, with the relaxation and tension relief it brings. The Patient Education Institute defines massage therapy as “the manipulation of the soft tissues of the body, including the skin, tendons, muscles and connective tissue by a professional, for relaxation or to enhance the body’s own healing capability.” They expand that this is done through the process of “applying pressure to the body.” Even if you are only having a massage to relax, it will have unexpected health benefits, including taking toxins out of your body.

Benefits

The Patient Education Institute explains that researchers have found evidence that massage helps people on psychological, physical and physiological levels. Massage releases toxins from your body tissues and muscles, through your blood and through the lymphatic system. After a massage, most massage therapists will advise you to drink plenty of water in order to help take the released toxins out of your body.

There are a number of ways massage releases toxins from your system. Massage causes chemicals to be released within the body, which bring toxins out of your muscles. Massage has also been found to help the substance lymph move around, which assists in getting rid of toxins from tissues in your body. Nerys Purchon, author of “The Essential Natural Health Bible,” explains that massage helps your body rid itself of waste and toxic substances by assisting your blood to move throughout your body. The University of Maryland Medical Center, or UMMC, elaborates on toxin release process, explaining that electrical signals in the body go to the area being massaged and all around the body, during a soft tissue massage. This helps release toxins through the lymphatic system, while providing other health benefits as well.

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