Self-Massage to Support the Nervous System

Rarely do we stop to think about the significance of touch, one of our five senses that helps us to understand the world around us. Our skin is made up of nerve endings that help us to perceive the feeling of touch and interpret it as necessary for survival.  

Research has shown that loving touch and massage can promote physical and mental health by sending signals of relaxation to the nervous system. The unique circumstances of the public health crisis we are currently facing calls for us to spend more time in solidarity and do a lot less touching. In keeping physical distance from others it is more important than ever to connect with your body through self touch and massage. 

The skin is a detoxification organ, our third lung. It also contains its own specific microbiome, just like the gut. From synthetic perfumes and chemical-laden preservatives, so much of what is marketed to us can cause imbalance from the outside in. This is why we recommend caring for your body with trusted clean products made without synthetic fragrances or other unwanted chemicals. 

The circulatory system pumps involuntarily through the heart. The lymphatic system on the other hand relies on massage and physical movement/exercise as its pump. The lymphatic system works with our immune system. Keeping it active is an easy way to reduce stress and keep things flowing for optimal immunity. 

Excite Your Lymphatic System

  1. Starting with your legs, exfoliate in small circular motions using The Malibu Made Body Scrub. Work your way up your body toward the heart. Once you move your way up your torso, begin again at your hands and, again, move toward your heart. Then, begin at the top of your neck and gently massage downward to the heart area. Do this on both the front and back of your body. 
  2. Wash the body scrub off with warm water and then rinse with cold water. This tightens and closes your pores, and is entirely exhilarating. Do it for as long as you can handle, as cold as you can handle.
  3. Laying down, massage Fumescent Nourish on your whole body, be gentle and use stroking motions, starting with your feet and working your way up to your heart, the same direction as when you exfoliated. Do this for as long as you have time for. Put on a bathrobe (or stay naked) while your body soaks in the oils.
  4. Massage the Fumescent Pheromone Cleansing Deodorant onto your pits, which then stimulates the lymph glands in the armpits to move any toxins out of your body that you have just flushed out through the above practices. 

    Kat is an all around health and wellness advocate. She writes, paints and crafts natural body products for her secret skin care line fumescent. Her practices are her daily rituals and routines. The above practices are taken from Kat’s book A Timeless Birth currently being published. For more in depth yoga practices check out her first book Yoga as Origami. For fumescent products visit her website here.

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