It is not a wonder cure, or even a fad diet, in fact many of the same problems your body experiences due to stress or muscle tension can cause a higher amount of toxins in the body. Toxin production is a naturally occurring process with cellular metabolism. Think of it as a byproduct of waste the cells give off in the course of doing their natural functions.
The body’s natural detoxification process in normal circumstances can eliminate these toxins. Usually detox falls to the lungs, the kidneys, the liver and the colon. However, there are times that your body can produce too many toxins and your body is unable to handle them.
It could be the cause of a bacterial infection. Ironically, these toxins are not released by the bacteria itself, but by the destruction of those toxins.
Stress And Toxins
Then there are the high levels of stress and muscle tension that can cause the body to produce more and more toxins. As those toxin levels increase to unsafe levels, there are multiple health problems you may face. Increased heart rate, nausea, fever, and fatigue are just a few. This can even manifest itself in hypertension, respiratory problems, bone degradation and loss, muscle and joint pains, and even long-term damage to the very organs you rely on to detox.
High levels of toxins have even been linked in studies to such diseases as autoimmune disorder, chronic fatigue, arthritis, and even some forms of cancer. Doctors and healthcare professionals are almost uniform in their suggestion that although there are no “magic bullets” or miracle detox cures, there are several things that you can do to help your body naturally lower the amount of toxins in your body.
Top of the list is to stay as hydrated as possible. Your kidneys are an excellent tool in flushing toxins from the body. By staying hydrated, you not only flush these toxins from the body, you lessen any damage to the kidneys. High toxin levels passing through the kidneys if your body is not sufficiently hydrated can cause long-term damage and may even lead to renal failure. By maintaining a good level of hydration, you will not only lessen the potential damage to the kidneys, but it will also lower the level of toxins in your body.
Trying to keep your life as stress free as possible is always a great option. As is avoiding injuries or actions that can cause muscle fatigue and injury.
But, in the modern world, that may be undoable for most people. This is where massage therapy can help you feel better.
Types Of Massage For Detox
There are many different types of massage therapy that you and your massage therapist can use to help in the detoxification process.
Other types of massages can help in the production of endorphins and even serotonin. These hormones will not only reduce your stress levels, but they can also act as a natural pain reliever.
The massage will also work on relaxing muscles which could be injured. Injured or overextended muscles produce something called lactic acid. Lactic acid can build up and as a toxin, lead to muscle fatigue and even can cause long-term damage to muscles. Muscles with less tension and pain will not produce as much acid and as a result lower the amount of toxins in the body improving your overall health.
Massage Can Reduce Toxins
People sometimes are not aware, but high toxins levels, no matter the cause, can lead to many ailments which will not only cause long term damage to the body, but can also cause stress and depression. Studies have shown that people suffering from aches and pains will also manifest this as increased stress which can lead to anxiety and depression.
Massage therapy is more than about removing the pains and stiffness in your body. It is about a therapy which offers the patient a whole range of wellness. Toxins are a slow killer of the body. Although a natural byproduct of living which the body can fight, too much can cause problems should the levels pass a point where the body cannot handle it.
If you were to look at the body as a vessel, toxins could be considered a steam. Under the right conditions, the vessel can handle quite a bit. But too much steam can be deadly. Massage therapy acts as a pressure release valve.
Greentoes in Tucson has two convenient locations to help you detoxify with massage therapy. Book your next massage with us today. Your body will thank you for it!