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The Benefits of a Lymphatic Body Brushing Detox

July 9, 2013 LYT By:

Want to know one of the easiest – and most invigorating – ways to give toxins the brush-off? Try a lymphatic body brushing detox! All you need is two minutes a day and a body brush, and we’re sure you’ll join us in singing the benefits of dry brushing.

We recommend Yerba Prima for your Lymphatic Dry Brushing Regimen!

We recommend Yerba Prima for your Lymphatic Dry Brushing Regimen!

What is a lymphatic body brushing detox?

We know it’s a mouthful! But the practice of detoxing your body through lymphatic body brushing is easier than it sounds. It simply refers to using systematic dry brushing – with a natural bristled brush – to stimulate your lymphatic system. The lymphatic system flows toward the heart, so always brush in that direction. Use a firm but gentle pressure, and brush each area with at least two strokes once a day. If you like, put one drop of essential oil in the palm of your hand and rub the bristles across it before you begin. Lavender, yarrow or frankincense are all especially good for the skin and add to the benefits of dry brushing. One common-sense caution: Never brush a wounded or burned area. If you have sunburn, wait for it to heal before you resume brushing.

Dry Brushing Technique

Remember to brush UP your limbs & DOWN your torso towards your heart!

Why does lymphatic body brushing matter?

Your lymph system is the largest circulatory system in your body. It’s twice as big as the arterial system that carries blood. In fact, we each have roughly three times as much lymph fluid as we do blood. Blood delivers oxygen and nutrients to the cells, and the lymph system hauls away toxins and waste so you can see there would be obvious benefits of dry brushing to get your lymphatic system flourishing.

Lymphatic System! Look at all those nodes!

Lymphatic System! Look at all those nodes!

In order to do its job efficiently, the lymphatic system requires movement. Muscle contraction is what moves the fluid through our bodies. Those with a sedentary lifestyle can experience a 94% decrease in the function of their individual lymph systems. Yikes!! And ewww!! That’s almost a complete system shut-down and means that you’re essentially stewing in toxins. Thankfully, a lymphatic body brushing detox is quite simple.

And speaking of movement, how about a video on lymphatic rebounding as a bonus for your detox regimen?

If you’re reading this blog, you probably already live an active lifestyle. And we hope you’re using the most powerful detoxing tool, colon hydrotherapy, regularly, too. If so, adding dry brushing is going to make you feel even better by helping your lymph system operate at 100% efficiency! (And if not? Please make an appointment to see us and then go for a walk or take a yoga class to get those toxins movin’ out!)

Reaping the Benefits of Dry Brushing

Want to know about your ROI (that’s finance-speak for Return on Investment!) for those two minutes a day with your inexpensive body brush? In addition to aiding lymphatic drainage, dry brushing benefits include:

– Stimulation of all the organs that detox your body, especially the spleen;

– Improved digestion;

– A stronger immune system;

– Stimulation of the nervous system;

– Healthier skin;

– Stimulation of hormone-producing glands;

It’s also been suggested that a lymphatic body brushing detox increases mental function. If only Wall Street could deliver these kinds of healthy returns!


To get the most from your body brush detox, please give us a call or contact us online. Colon hydrotherapy is the most powerful detox tool available and LYT provides the best colonics NYC offers. We’d love to help you get glowing!


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Dealing With Holiday Stress: Emotional Release Techniques

December 4, 2012 LYT By:


If the thought of dealing with holiday stress makes you want to pull the covers over your head and take a long winter’s nap, then check out our 4 emotional release techniques that will help you glide through the holidays and stay relaxed all winter long.


Emotional Release Techniques

1. Awareness Is The First Step:

The moment you feel stressed, close your eyes, and scan your body from your feet to the top of your head. Notice where stress is manifesting. As our bodies constrict, we cut off the flow to our precious life force energy or chi causing pain, migraines, and shallow breathing. Take a moment to breathe deeply into any areas that feel tight, and stretch to open and release any stress your body may be holding. Also, consider the energy around you. Making your home, office, and car feel like a sanctuary supports your emotional balance and infuses you with good energy throughout your day.


2. Mediate and BREATHE 

We’ve all heard that theoretically meditation helps us live calmer, more peace centered lives. Well it’s time to make it practical! Here’s a meditation you can do to deal with holiday stress in a board room, at a cocktail party, or on your commute. Breathe deeply into your stomach counting silently from 1- 5. Hold your breathe for 5, and then exhale for a count of 5 and continue for one minute. This simple emotional release technique sends messages to your brain that instantly reboot your nervous system.


3. Choose Power Foods

Give yourself the ultimate holiday gift by choosing foods that will leave you feeling calm, light, and energized. Eating foods in their most natural state delivers a symbiotic relationship of nutrients to the body and mind. Embracing a proper food combining diet also helps with speedy digestion and keeping the physical channels clear is one of the best ways of dealing with holiday stress. Green juice, avocado salads, smoothies, sweet potatoes with real butter and pumpkin pie spice are all foods that flood our bodies with vitamins, give us energy and can comfort us on a cold winter’s night.


4. Redefining Movement

The reason exercise is so good for us is that it helps to move all systems in the body and bring healing oxygen to our cells. Besides exercise, consider other physical techniques to get the lymph and digestive system flowing. Massage, lymphatic dry body brushing, cranio-sacral therapy , and colon cleansing nyc are all excellent ways to keep illness and holiday weight gain at bay by clearing the body’s pathways and restoring vital energy to all systems.


No matter where your holidays may bring you this season, take these 4 simple holiday stress relievers with you. Using subtle emotional release techniques while nurturing your body will insure that you can experience the real peace, love, and joy of this season.



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Enjoy the Benefits of Lymphatic Drainage with Dry Brushing and Rebounding

March 28, 2012 LYT By:

Did you know the benefits of lymphatic drainage include keeping your immune system strong and speedily moving toxins and pathogens out of your body? It is key to understand that the lymph system only moves through motion and exercise and not on its own – so you’ve gotta shake it in order to stay healthy and clean! Dry skin brushing and rebounding are some effective and fun tools to help increase lymphatic drainage – imagine getting rid of a sore throat simply by jumping on a trampoline!

Build and maintain a strong immune system w/ dry skin brushing & rebounding!!

What Are Your Lymph Nodes?

The lymphatic system is composed of lymph, a clear fluid made of white and red blood cells, moving intracellularly to deliver nutrients and oxygen to your cells and remove waste, toxins, and other pathogens. After circulating through your cells and tissue, the lymph fluid travels through lymph capillaries and then to lymph nodes. The lymph nodes revitalize the lymph fluid with new white blood cells (lymphocytes) before sending the lymph fluid back to repeat the process. Also, the lymph nodes filter out the waste from the lymph fluid and send it into the bloodstream resulting in the best benefit of lymphatic drainage: waste exiting the body for good through the main organs of elimination, namely, the colon, skin, kidneys, and lungs.

The Lymphatic System


Where Are Your Lymph Nodes?

Do you know where your lymph nodes are? There are 500-600 bean-sized lymph nodes in your body and they are found in the neck, chest, underarms, abdomen, groin, and knees. It is important for your health to use lymphatic drainage tools and techniques wherever your lymph nodes are for maximum benefit.

A benefit of lymphatic drainage and circulation is the prevention of poor health and disease. A clogged lymph system and compromised nodes could contribute to the following ailments, which most often affect areas where your lymph nodes are found.

     * Allergies

     * Arthritis

     * Chronic Sinusitis/Tonsillitis/Ear Infections

     * Constipation

     * Eczema And Other Skin Conditions

     * Edema

     * Heart Disease

     * Gum Disease/Halitosis

     * Lupus

     * Multiple Sclerosis

     * Obesity

     * Puffy Eyes

     * Repetitive Parasitic Infections

     * Yeast Infections

The Lymphatic System & Location Of Lymph Nodes

Tools for Reaping the Benefits of Lymphatic Drainage

1.  Dry Skin Brushing: Brushing your skin with a stiff bristle dry brush (always toward your heart) before taking a shower is a great way to move your lymph fluid and receive lymphatic drainage benefits. Brush your skin with two quick long strokes up your limbs and down your torso, always moving toward your heart. Make sure to brush gently on sensitive skin areas. Also, you can brush your skin more firmly behind your knees, inner thighs, and underarms where your lymph nodes are located. 

We recommend the Tampico dry skin brush from Yerba Prima! Get your lymph flowing!


2.  Rebounding: Have fun by jumping at least 10 minutes a day on a Cellerciser mini-trampoline for lymphatic drainage benefits! The bouncing motion increases the circulation of lymph fluid through the tissue and nodes, which means more efficient waste removal. 

We LOVE and Recommend the Cellerciser from Dave Hall! Get your groove on while flushing that lymph!

Colonics Aid In Expediting Lymphatic Drainage Benefits

When the lymph system is sluggish and backed up with waste, you will hasten the benefits of lymphatic drainage by coupling the dry brushing and rebounding with colonics, which will accelerate the removal of waste accumulated in the bloodstream. The more quickly you remove waste from the body, the more rapidly you unburden your lymph system and recover. At LYT, here in buzzing New York City, we believe that colonics are the best and most efficient waste removal therapy available!


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