Stress and its effect on the lymphatic system

2020-03-05T10:46:59+00:00 By |Health and wellbeing|

What is stress? Feelings of being under too much mental or emotional pressure can turn into stress once you feel unable to cope. Whilst a normal part of everyday life, people have different ways of reacting to stress as well as different tolerance levels with some getting stressed more easily than others. It can affect your state of mind as well as how you behave. Emotionally you may feel: Overwhelmed Irritable Anxious Lacking in self-esteem Mentally you may have: Racing thoughts Constant worrying Difficulty concentrating & making decisions Physically you may experience: Headaches Muscle tension or pain Dizziness [...]

The Lymphatic System in Ayurvedic Medicine

2019-03-13T14:08:20+00:00 By |Health and wellbeing|

The Water of Life What is Ayurveda? Ayurveda is the 5,000 year-old traditional Hindu system of medicine, which is based on the idea of balance in bodily systems and uses diet, herbal treatment, and yogic breathing to achieve this equilibrium. More than just a system of treating illness, Ayurveda is a science of life (Ayur = life, Veda = science or knowledge). It offers a body of wisdom designed to help people stay vibrant and healthy while realising their full human potential. Ayurveda and the lymphatic system Ayurveda considers the lymphatic system to be the most important system [...]

Body Ballancer and Pregnancy

2018-08-15T14:17:24+01:00 By |Health and wellbeing|

Can the Body Ballancer® be used during pregnancy? Absolutely! A course of treatments - particularly during the third trimester - will not only relieve the discomfort of heaviness and tightness caused by water retention, it will also lessen or even prevent the formation of spider and varicose veins and reduce the appearance of cellulite – another unlovely side-effect of the hormonal changes that are part and parcel of  the pregnancy journey. Why is it recommended? Significant hormonal changes occur during pregnancy which often leads to excessive water retention and fat accumulation – the latter particularly around the buttocks, [...]

Bounce your way to lymphatic health

2018-05-31T11:38:19+01:00 By |Health and wellbeing|

Jumping for joy: Rebounding – or ‘trampolining’ as it was known in my day – is an easy way to boost your lymphatic system and have a huge amount of fun at the same time. In fact, rebounding has so many benefits  - from weight loss to improved joint and bone health to increased cardio fitness – that classes are now springing up (no pun intended) everywhere you care to look. And here’s why… Enhanced  lymphatic function By now you will know that the lymphatic system relies on movement to keep flowing because – unlike the cardio-vascular system [...]