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Massage with Benefits

Yesterday, I spent an hour or so at one of Dubai’s best-kept secrets, Slim Spa on Sheikh Zayed Road. I discovered them a while ago, have written about them before (see Peeling Oranges and Tori Loves Slim Spa) and fast became a firm devotee. When you go yourself, you’ll see why. I had a Lymphatic Drainage Massage which I’ve since decided is the spa-equivalent of a friend with benefits. Why? Because you get all the R&R of a really invigorating and replenishing massage yet with all the benefits that true lymphatic drainage can bring, which by the way are rather extensive.

Lymphatic Drainage is a form of massage that stimulates the lymphatic system with gentle massaging strokes. The light rhythmical massage encourages the lymphatic system to eliminate metabolic waste products, excess fluid and bacteria.

Benefits include:
• Aids detox as it encourages fluid flow in the connective tissues
• Encourages fluid circulation and cell regeneration
• Facilitates healing and supports the immune system
• Clears areas of congestion such as swollen ankles, puffy eyes and swollen legs
• Promotes scar tissue healing, torn ligaments and sprains
• Is great for post-operative healing
• Improves chronic conditions such as sinusitis, arthritis, acne and other skin conditions
• Last but not least, it is wonderful for relaxation!

Lymphatic drainage is a pretty specialised technique so choose a therapist wisely. Thanks to Slim Spa though, you needn’t worry as their therapists are all carefully hand-picked after gaining a wealth of experience and a breadth of training and development.

I always arrive at Slim Spa myself feeling harassed by fellow drivers on Sheikh Zayed Road… mentally preparing my post-treatment To Do list. But once behind the heavy door, the monkey mind disperses and all feelings of harassment dissolve. And I always leave feeling rather special. I think everyone does which is why they have such a steady flow of happy, loyal clients. Speaking of special, join the Facebook group and register on the website for the Slim Spa newsletters. Every month, they run great promos that can only result in making you too feel special!

Slim Spa’s Lymphatic Drainage Massage… think massage but with added benefits!

Article courtesy of Fit Chicks & Fast Women.

Tori Leckie is a long time high-altitude mountaineer, long distance runner, marathon and ultra winner and all round sports, fitness, health and wellbeing junkie.

She is also Adidas’s first sponsored athlete in the Middle East.

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