Green juice was at one time the crowd-favorite way to hit the proverbial reset button. Now, lymphatic drainage body massages are celebrities' go-to for detox and body contouring. "Lymphatic drainage is a type of massage technique that stimulates the natural drainage of the lymph — fluid composed of white blood cells, proteins and fats — which helps to eliminate waste from the body," says Deidre Kirksey, licensed massage therapist at West University Wellness. "This massage helps to move this fluid out of the tissues and into the lymph nodes, where bacteria and viruses are destroyed." These lymph nodes are located in the axillary area, inguinal area, and the neck area.
As 2020 comes to a close, folks are assessing the mental and physical toll the year has taken — and looking ahead to the new year with a sense of hope and anticipation. Among the activities we all hope to prioritize are self-care and relaxation. So what better time for the largest spa retreat in the state of Texas to open its doors?
Usually about this time during the holiday season, I'm lamenting my social calendar, tired out from holiday parties with bruised feet to show for it. Not this year; it's been a bit too quiet on the home front. So when my good friend Courtney Paddock asked me to help her throw a socially distanced holiday fete with some other female founders and entrepreneurs, I was all for it. We headed for the hills, or the Hill Country at least.
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