as salaam alaikum single brothers and sistars, those of us who are not getting any TLC tender loving care,because we are practicing and single, we need to take care of ourselves.
As practising Muslims we often don’t get enough touching, stroking hugs etc which are important for well being.
Massaging ourselves after bathing is a good way to care care of ourselves and support the elimination of toxins.
I don’t bathe every day, I don’t work in field or hot and sweaty job, so all over body washing and washing the hair every day are not necessary, once is sunnah, more than that is personal preference.
I know that massaging after bathing with cream is essential for everyone but today i’m going to make an oil blend good for lymphatic drainage.
Citrus essential oils, like orange, grapefruit, and lemon, are stimulating for lymph glands.* Peppermint, ginger, and rosemary are good for circulation and will help lymph nodes drain.* Dilute with a carrier oil and rub on lymph glands under neck, arms, groin, behind knees…well kind of all over really but paying particular attention to these points. I am using rosemary, ginger orange diluted in coconut oil.
Importance of Lymph Massage
Lymph flow is important to maintaining good health, as the lymphatic system is an integral part of the immune system, bathing the body’s tissues with lymph, a clear liquid, which collects bacteria, viruses, metabolic debris and other harmful substances. Lymph is then channeled to lymph nodes, where the foreign substances are destroyed or rendered non-functional by various white blood cells, or lymphocytes. The spent lymph and debris are then collected by the circulatory system and flushed out of the body via the urinary system.
Negative Effects of Bad Lymph Circulation
Lymphedema describes the abnormal accumulation of lymph fluid under the skin—in other words, swelling. Swelling of this sort indicates lymphatic system insufficiency or stagnation, and is usually caused by a blockage that prevents the free flow of lymph.
These are the Points