Yoga & Massage Detox Program

Detox through yoga & massage

When we hear the word detox, we often think of drinking detox juices or other types of fasting. Every year there are numerous new diet and detox trends. But what if there is an other way? One that doesn’t require anything else but to take some extra care of our own body. A detox program that is over 5000 year old;

 The Yoga & Massage detox program

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Our incredible body is perfectly capable of detoxing itself. Detoxification, or ‘detox’ for short, is the body’s process of removing toxic substances. Detoxification is not about food, or diet, or a pill – it is an ongoing process that the body does all on its own. It happens all day, every day. With the combination of yoga and massage we can aid these natural processes and restore the balance in our body. There are many ways in which the body can build up toxins, not only through our environment, what we breathe in, or what we eat, but also through emotions like anxiety and stress. By stimulating our body to get rid of those toxins, we kick off a rejuvenation process, restore our immune system and restore our health and wellbeing. 

Yoga and massage are actually more similar than you may think. Both practices detoxify and oxygenate the body by increasing blood flow; both can increase flexibility and range of motion; both are excellent for reducing stress hormones such as adrenalin and cortisol, relieving stress. And both are soothing for the nervous system.

The yoga & Massage Detox Program is design to help the body’s natural cleansing processes by:

  • Stimulating the liver to drive toxins from the body.
  • Promoting elimination of toxins through intestines.
  • Improving circulation of the blood.
  • Improving the immune system.
  • Lowering the stress hormones.
  • Stimulate the lymphatic system.

Yoga for Detox

Did you know yoga is a type of self-massage? Yoga stretches the muscles and improves flexibility of the joints, but yoga works also on a deeper level. The twists, bends and folds that take place during yoga,  massage the internal organs, making it an practice to stimulate the detox organs.

Yoga has many more detoxing elements than just the physical practice. Breathing teachniques, called pranayama, increase the oxygen levels and stimulate the lymphatic system, which results in a faster and better removal of toxins from our body. Through meditation we detoxify our minds, increase clarity and focus. In modern times we live in an overabundant and overstimulating world, we are continuously bombarded with new information from the outside. This makes it increasingly difficult to navigate our insides. We can feel lost, and not clear about the life we lead. Meditation helps us to de-stress and find inner balance.


Massage for Detox

Our skin is full of millions of receptors that are linked to our nervous system. When these receptors are stimulated during a massage, our brain releases feel good chemicals. For example, massage increases the dopamine and serotonin levels, two neurotransmitters that regulate our emotional response and motor skills. It also reduces that stress hormones cortisol and adrenaline, which are the major causes of a low immune system.

Fatigue, general achiness, cold hands or feet and muscle knots are all related to poor circulation. The process of kneading, pushing and pressing during a Balinese Massage stimulates the flow of fresh blood, especially in areas you may not access during your yoga practice. This helps deliver oxygen and nutrients to the body’s cells and to eliminate metabolic waste.

Massage increases the flow of our lymphatic fluid, helping to boost our immune system, fight infection and eliminate toxins. Among these toxins is lactic acid, for example, which leads to sore muscles and cramps.

Benefits of Yoga & Massage

  • Massage helps to flush out lactic acid in the muscles, helps increase lymphatic drainage and increases circulation all which will encourage toxins to flush out of your system.
  • Some areas of tension are hard to work out with yoga. A massage can directly affect the muscles to release the tightness.
  • Yoga warms the body up for the massage allowing your body to receive a deeper level of massage work.
  • Prolongs the release of both feel good hormones while continuing to reduce the stress hormones. Often a deeper level of relaxation and release is experienced after the combination of yoga & massage.
  • Improved sleep quality increases further with the combination of massage and yoga.

What to expect

To suit your needs and personal health goals we will tailor a program especially for you. In the intake we will talk about your whole picture of health to find out what your body needs. Your goals are my priority and together we will create the perfect combination of yoga and meditation.