Month: November 2015

A Revitalizing Facelift That Will Make Your Skin Glow

We carry our worries in our faces. Lack of sleep turns into puffy eyes, stress turns into wrinkled foreheads, illness or poor diet turns into acne or inflammation.

As we age, these features become more and more apparent. Some people opt for a facelift as a way to diminish the appearance of wrinkles or baggy eyelids, but cosmetic surgery alone cannot address the underlying symptoms.

There is, however, a form of massage therapy that can benefit both an individual’s physical appearance and their inner health: manual lymphatic drainage (MLD), when performed on the face as a LymphLift, can make you feel refreshingly healthy and leave you with firm, glowing skin.

MLD Gets Your Lymph Moving

Manual lymphatic drainage helps your lymphatic system do its job, which is basically to help all of the cells in your body stay hydrated and get rid of their waste. Usually, the lymph system does a pretty good job by itself, but sometimes it can get overwhelmed by the amount of work it has to do. For example, when you’re sick, or when you’ve been eating poorly, or when you’re experiencing allergies or a migraine, your lymph system (which transports disease-fighting antibodies and white blood cells) goes into overdrive.

lymph nodes in the face and neckUnlike your circulatory system, which cycles through your body, your lymph system only moves in one direction: down. It doesn’t have a pump that keeps it moving; it relies on your muscle contractions and the force of your breath. So sometimes, even if you are at peak health, your lymph system can get backed up.

When lymph gets backed up in your face, it can contribute to acne, puffy cheeks, dark circles under the eyes, and swelling – all things that an MLD facelift can fix.

The Renewing Power Of A LymphLift

Manual lymph drainage gives your lymphatic system a boost in function. Therapists who are trained in manual lymph drainage therapy use very light touch to help direct the lymph fluid to the lymph nodes, which are located all over your body. Facial lymph nodes are located below your jaw, under your chin, around your eyes, nose and ears, and around your scalp.

Because manual lymphatic drainage works with your lymphatic system to get rid of waste, MLD can leave you feeling rejuvenated after just a ten minute session. MLD can boost your metabolic function, reduce swelling, and increase oxygen flow.

People who have experienced manual lymphatic drainage usually walk away with a “lymphatic glow” – their skin is firm and bright, their wrinkles are lighter, their features more defined. Clients noticed a difference in their appearance after just a single session, and after repeated visits, some felt like they went in for an actual facelift!

If you feel like you could use a facelift and think our LymphLift could be the right option for you, call us at 973-744-1576 or book an appointment online.

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Foot Reflexology Is A Treat For The Whole Body

You may not think about your feet very often. They’re all the way at the bottom of your body, usually hidden in a pair of socks and a pair of shoes. But your feet are a powerful part of your body — they carry you around, supporting the entire weight of your body day after day with relatively little complaint. They also happen to be the gateway to a relaxing, rejuvenating healing technique called foot reflexology.

footReflexology has been around for centuries. The Chinese and Egyptians were using it thousands of years before the Europeans decided to cultivate the practice in the seventeenth century.

Often used with massage, reflexology involves the application of pressure to specific points on the hands, ears, and feet. These points correspond to nerve endings which are believed to connect to other nerve endings in the body; so, by stimulating a certain spot in your foot, a reflexologist hopes to trigger a response in your liver, or in your head.

Studies on foot reflexology have shown that the technique has been helpful in relieving the symptoms of some of the following conditions:

  • anxiety
  • arthritis
  • cancer
  • chronic pain
  • depression
  • diabetes
  • migraines
  • multiple sclerosis
  • plantar fasciitis
  • sinusitis
  • tension headaches

Reflexologists target zones within the body that would otherwise be out of reach, and by doing so may be able to lower blood pressure, increase metabolism, improve kidney and liver function, and reduce blood sugar levels, among other things.

Foot reflexology can be performed either alone or as part of a combination massage. Note that reflexology is different than a massage; while massage aims to work on the body’s soft tissue, reflexology aims to address internal body conditions that traditional massage would not normally be able to address.

Reflexology appointments last between thirty minutes and a half hour. Call today to ask about booking your foot reflexology appointment!

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Get MLD And Fight World Hunger

Join me and the members of Believe Inspire Grow on December 15th at the Florham Park Diner for a morning of fundraising, networking, and of course, massage.

 – The Florham Park Diner
182 Ridgedale Avenue
Florham Park, NJ, 07932

Over 45% of New Jersey families do not have a secure source of food and do not qualify for public assistance. The Community Food Bank of New Jersey is one of the few organizations that these people can turn to for subsistence.

No family should have to debate whether to spend money on food or rent. No mother should have to worry about feeding herself or her children. No person should ever go a day without a meal. To help make sure families can find food, we are coming together to raise money and awareness for New Jersey’s food bank.

At this event, a colleague and I will be offering facial manual lymphatic drainage sessions, also known as Mini Boca LymphLifts. Even a fifteen minute manual lymphatic drainage session can help your body release toxins naturally.

Other participating vendors include Alcone Skin Care, Scarves, Esbe Designs Jewelry,  Origami Owl, and Juice Plus, along with local authors and home decor groups!

If you’re not going to show up for the cause, the massage, or the shopping (which, if you ask me, are reasons enough), come by to have a great meal and network with a group of extraordinary women.

If you’re interesting in donating or attending the event, get in touch with Jennifer Bronsnick at jennifer@themindfulfamily.com.

This event is being hosted by Evelyn Cucchiara of The Toy Tamer, Jennifer Bronsnick of The Mindful Family, and Lindamood-Bell Learning Processes.

I hope to see you there!

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