Introducing – Revitalize!
We are excited to announce our newest signature treatment: Revitalize!
A healthy immune system is key to staying well all year round, especially as the seasons change. Using the most effective techniques available to activate, support and improve the function of the immune system, Revitalize will leave you feeling both relaxed and invigorated while boosting the efficiency of the immune system to cleanse, restore and protect you.
In the immune system, lymphatic fluid (lymph) circulates throughout the body to remove toxins, pathogens and other foreign matter. However, there is no physical “pump” for lymph, the way the heart circulates our blood, so we must create this pump on our own. Gentle movements, such as walking, swimming, and yoga act as the pump, as do several massage and bodywork techniques that are incorporated into this treatment. Using hydrotherapy (both hot and cold water treatments), dry brushing, aromatherapy and massage, Revitalize will activate the lymphatic flow from your feet and lower leg, ultimately affecting the entire system.
Hydrotherapy stimulates the immune system by opening and closing surrounding blood vessels and improving circulation of all fluids, including lymph. It essentially acts as a pump to your tissues to flush out, clear and restore the area, while also increasing the flow of lymph throughout the body.
Dry brushing improves the flow of lymphatic fluid through vessels and nodes. By gently brushing the skin in an upward motion, towards the heart, with the soft bristles of a dry brush, we stimulate and encourage the movement of lymphatic fluid along its channels.
Aromatherapy is employed for many reasons. Our unique immune support blend includes rosemary, frankincense, grapefruit and ginger essential oils. This blend will support a decrease in inflammation, stimulate both circulation and immune response, brighten the mood, decrease the effects stress has in the body, and provide powerful, all-natural antibacterial and antiviral properties.
Massage is incredibly effective in reducing tension in muscles, which allows the movement of fresh blood and lymphatic fluids to move through them. This movement will help the body to more efficiently detoxify and cleanse, therefore improving overall health and the function of the immune system to keep us well. The motion and pressure of the massage also encourages the movement of lymph up through the rest of the body. Our feet and toes in particular often hold significant tension and may have less circulation of fluids than other parts of the body. Every session at The Barefoot Sage improves overall immune function and decreases tension but Revitalize offers extraordinary benefits by employing so many effective techniques!