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Manual lymphatic drainage

Manual lymphatic drainage is described as “One of the best kept secrets on the health and beauty scene”.

Manual lymphatic drainage’s intensely relaxing effect masks the strength of the treatment itself. It is a very gentle, repetitive and rhythmical light touch massage that improves the ability of the body’s lymphatic system to cleanse from the inside out

Energetic and Mind Body Effects of Manual Lymphatic drainage

Manual lymphatic drainage (MLD) was developed in the 1930’s by the Danish practitioner Dr Emil Vodder and widely recognised and practised in American and European clinics to treat variety of different conditions.

Breathing techniques are also an important part of this treatment.

You’ll usually be lying down and may have to remove some of your clothing. The massage is done without any oils or creams, using the hands very gently to move the skin in a particular direction.

Lymph drainage massage has many beneficial effects beyond the physiological process such as meditative state. While stimulating lymph flow on a physiological level, MLD will relax the client breath and heart rate, resulting in a balancing  of the client energy.

The MLD Treatment – what to expect
The first visit to a trained MLD therapist will include a consultation during which the therapist will recommend the number and frequency of future sessions. Each session will last approximately one hour. Where appropriate the therapist will work in conjunction with your medical practitioner

Lymphatic drainage is a specialized hand technique that consists of very gentle and rhythmic movements, administered by a highly trained therapist. Each stroke slightly moves the skin in the direction of the lymphatic flow to encourage the drainage of fluid and waste. Depending what your complaints are, the focus of a lymph massage for general immune stimulation is typically on the upper body, including the face, neck, and arms. After your lymph massage, it’s important to drink plenty of water, reduce your salt intake and avoid alcohol.

Manual Lymph Drainage 

  • 35 Minutes –£ 35
  • 45 Minutes – £ 45
  • 60 Minutes – £60
  • Anti ageing massage 30 minutes: £30

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Benefits of eating apples

Apples, food that heal

Apples, food that heal are high in pectin, a fibre and and slow release sugar that help to regulate the body’s blood sugar level and improve heart health.

Apples contain important vitamins  and minerals, that promotes among other things strong and healthy bones.

Benefits of eating apples ( green, red, yellow apples). Green apple contain malic acid a useful digestive help. Red apples, rich in antioxidants, that can protect against neurological damage associated with condition such as: Alzheimers’s disease. The pectin helps lower the body’s absorption of excess dietary fats.

  • blood sugar regulation
  • constipation and diarrhoea ( can provide relief from both constipation and diarrhoea, depending of body needs)
  • protecting bones
  • reduce cholesterol

Don’t forget!

Apples most of them are coated with wax to give a shine and keep the fresh over long periods, hence, always wash  thoroughly these apple before eating.

Go organic and from sources as local as possible, from the fresh fruit without chemical contamination.

 Do not peel the skin!  Peeling can remove more than half an apple’s fibre, Vitamin C and iron.


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Telomeres and ageing

Why do people age differently?

Have you been asked this question? I am sure , you already noticed, some people look smart and energetic into old age, while other people, much younger are sick, exhausted and foggy?

I am fascinated of this. I encountered in the hospital, so many young people marked by the disease of aging: cardiovascular disease, arthritis, a weakened immune system, diabetes, cancer, lung disease and so on. Skin and hair become older.

People are ageing differently. The quality of our health is shaped by the way we live, even though we are born with put features already encoded into our chromosomes.

We all will get older, however how we age is very much dependent on our cellular health.

According to Blackburn and Epel ( 2017), telomeres which shorten which each cell division, help determine how fast your cell age and when die, depending on how quickly they wear down. The telomeres, it turns out, are listening to you. The way you live can, basically, tell your telomeres to speed up the process of cellular aging. On the other hand can also do the opposite. The foods you eat, your response to emotional challenges, the amount of exercise you get,  whether you were exposed to childhood stress, and even the level of trust and safety in your neighbourhood- all of these factors and more appear to influence your telemoeres, and can prevent the premature aging at the cellular level.

Telomeres- a pathway to living younger. We can control the telomeres, or in other words, we can change the way that we age, at the most elemental, cellular level.

Our body is full of cells that need to constantly renew themselves to stay healthy. These renewing cells, line in:

  • immune system
  • gut
  • bones
  • lungs
  • liver
  • skin
  • hair follicles
  • pancreas
  • cardiovascular system linining
  • heart’s smooth muscle cells
  • brain in parts including the hippocampus ( a learning and memory center of the brain)

When cells can no longer renew themselves , the body tissues they supply will start to age and function poorly. Having a good suply of stem cells that are able to renew themselves is key to staying healthy and to recovering from sickness and injury.

We can take the control of our genes. For example: ageing genes usually associated with fat and wrinkles can be altered with diet, exercise and other lifestyle choices.

In a simple words, turning your good genes on and your bad genes off you can literally  prevent ageing-no matter how old are you.  Short telomeres put you at a greater risk not just for wrinkles but also for heart disease, cancer or early death. The good news, you can improve the upkeep of your telemores. .

Do you think the lifting, sucking and filling are your only option to reverse the  signs of ageing?

You have the power to redesign the way your DNA talks to your body, a process known as gene expression.

I can assure you there is a far safer and more palatable solution.

Every day is a new chance to be younger!

Are you ready to become younger and healthy? The younger protocol is special created for you

Telomeres delay ageing of the cell . An important piece in the puzzle – human ageing, cancer, and stem cells

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Blackburn, E. and Epel, E. (2017).  The telomere effect. Living younger, healthier, London: Orion Spring