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Body Detoxification & Lymphatic Drainage

Every day of our lives we eat, drink and breathe toxic chemicals. There are many ways that toxins can enter your body – whether from the air you breathe, the water you drink or the food you eat. In fact, you are unknowingly absorbing chemicals into your body through the use of daily household items such as soaps, shampoos, and cleaning products. One of the biggest toxin contributors to our body is food. Unhealthy junk food and fast food that we love to eat. The body’s natural detoxification system is specially designed to get rid of the toxins that enter our body, but due to the onslaught of toxins we encounter every day, very often the body just can’t cope, especially as we get older. The more toxins that enter your body, the harder the system has to work, and this can use up a lot of energy, leaving you too tired to carry out your everyday activities. This is why body detoxification is perfect to tone up your body and help it get rid of its accumulated toxins. At Medix Skincare & Laser Clinic, Melbourne, we provide body detox & lymphatic drainage treatment to remove toxic and chemicals from your body.

What is body detoxification or lymphatic drainage?

The lymphatic system is our front line of defense in fighting infections by detoxifying the body and transporting metabolic wastes, excess water, bacteria, viruses and toxins out of the body, so having a healthy lymphatic system is vitally important to your well-being. Unfortunately, as we get older our metabolism slows down and the movement of organic fluids such as the blood and lymph slows down also. Body lymph drainage for detoxification is a treatment designed specifically to help maintain a well-flowing lymphatic system that protects your health and increases immunity by removing toxic substances from the body. These toxic build-ups can hinder the body’s ability to maintain a healthy state, so we need to put our body through a cleansing program periodically in order to help it get rid of accumulated toxins. This is what experts refer to as lymphatic drainage or body detoxification, which not only gets rid of unwanted toxins and chemicals but also helps you lose weight and achieve a more toned body. Body detoxification can also provide relief from lifestyle ailments such as fatigue, digestive problems, frequent headaches and other aches and pains in the body.

What happens during radio frequency lymphatic drainage treatment?

Medix Skincare & Laser Clinic’s, Melbourne radio frequency equipment is a diathermic (electrically heat inducing) unit that produces a low radio-frequency current that flows through the body enabling the blood to fully enter the tissues. This phenomenon is known as diathermy or hyperthermia. The current penetrates the layers of fat in the body, and any other poorly irrigated areas, thereby stimulating blood circulation throughout the body. The strength of the blood flow acts as a river, which not only brings additional nutrients and oxygen to the cells but also carries away the toxins and waste material that block oxygen from entering into the cell membrane. This enables the body’s organs to perform their function in a correct way to their maximum capacity. At the same time, this treatment increases energy levels and reduces fat and cellulite, toning your body, giving it a younger appearance. All you need to do is come to the clinic, lie down, relax and enjoy the moment. You will feel a pleasant sensation of deep heat, which adds to your relaxation.

Are there any contraindications?

  • Taking blood thinning medication
  • Pregnancy or breast feeding in the first few months
  • Epilepsy
  • Wearing a cardiac pacemaker or electromagnetic implants
  • Lack of skin temperature
  • Cancer
  • Bacterial infection
  • Metal implants in the area to be treated
  • Diabetes
  • Menstruation

How many body-detoxing treatments are recommended?

We recommend body detoxification as a monthly program to help your organs to function properly. We highly recommend having this procedure after any fat reduction program in order to increase fluid circulation in the body, as it improves the cells’ metabolism and gets rid of the toxins inside your body.

  • Drinking plenty of unsweetened tea or just warm water before the treatment is recommended.
  • Don’t use any medications or creams, which decrease your skin sensitivity.
  • Don’t wear jewelry or anything metallic during the treatment.
  • Drinking plenty of water after the session improves results and will help remove toxins.

Are there any side effects to radio frequency body detoxification?

The only likely side effects of the procedure are minor skin irritation and a little redness for a few hours.