X’Tract Bodywork FAQ

What is X’Tract Bodywork? X’Tract Bodywork is a toxic release and cleansing technique that targets your lymphatic system. Pressure is applied to your skin to soften, activate, and move your lymphatic fluid. This helps release emotional, mental and physical obstacles, and erases history from residual illness and traumas. X’Tract Bodywork cleanses the entire lymphatic system on the deepest cellular level (soul = mind, will, emotions) and redirects the flow of fluid and other waste products. It is one of the links to optimal whole health and weight loss.

What is Retracing Healing? Toxin release is like a house cleaning effort in progress. Like lifting up a rug, the exposed dirt must be swept out. Structure and functioning have to be restored along new healthier lines. Toxic substances are cast out and brick by brick a new structure or new chemical body is built. On an emotional level, the same phenomena occur. Unwholesome attitudes and emotions which are not compatible with a healthy body have to be cast out and replaced with more appropriate attitudes. This too represents a major adjustment. Again a housecleaning process occurs on a mental and emotional level. Thoughts and memories are often brought into consciousness to be evaluated and released. Ask Melissa for articles and links to learn more about this.

What is Aromatherapy? Aromatherapy is also referred to as essential oil therapy. It’s the art and science of utilizing naturally extracted aromatic essences from plants to balance, harmonize and promote the health of body, mind and spirit.  Our sense of smell is produced by the brain’s olfactory bulbs which are hard-wired into the Limbic System. This is why the sense of smell can evoke such a powerful response. This system influences the endocrine system as well as the autonomic nervous system. The limbic system is often called the seat of all emotions. Specifically, the amygdala is responsible for storing and releasing emotional trauma. Essential Oils have profound physiological and psychological effects. The main purpose of X’Tract Bodywork is removing toxins from the lymphatic system; the use of specific oils is optional & encouraged but not required.

What is the difference between X’Tract Bodywork and massage? A massage is manual manipulation of soft body tissues (muscle, connective tissue, tendons and ligaments). Massage therapists use techniques to relax the muscles. X’Tract Bodywork doesn’t target the muscle, connective tissues, tendons nor ligaments. If you are interested in a massage, Melissa can refer you to qualified licensed massage therapists.

What is the difference between X’Tract Bodywork and lymphatic drainage? Lymph drainage is also referred to as “manual lymph drainage massage” and “lymphatic massage,” lymphatic drainage typically involves a form of massage based on gentle, circular movements. X’Tract Bodywork is not done by massaging. If you are interested in lymphatic massage, Melissa can refer you to qualified licensed massage professionals.

What is the difference between X’Tract Bodywork and Cranial Sacral therapy? Cranial Sacral therapy (also known as craniosacral therapy) is a gentle, noninvasive form of bodywork that addresses the bones of the head, spinal column and sacrum. The goals are to release compression and obstacles in those areas. X’Tract Bodywork is a technique where comfortable pressure is applied to your skin to clean up your body via your lymphatic system. If you are interested in Cranial Sacral, Melissa can refer you to qualified therapists.

What is the difference between X’Tract Bodywork and Juice Cleansing? Juice fasting, also known as juice cleansing, is a fasting method and a detox diet in which a person consumes only fruits and vegetable juices to obtain nutrition while otherwise abstaining from food consumption. X’Tract Bodywork is a technique where comfortable pressure is applied to your skin to clean up your body via your lymphatic system. If you are interested in diet and nutrition, Melissa can refer you to qualified nutritionists.

What is a toxin? Four main types of toxins that are addressed through toxic release: heavy metals, chemical toxins, microbial compounds, and byproducts from protein metabolism. Improperly digested toxic particles can clog the channels in your body. Some of these channels are physical and include the intestines, lymphatic system, arteries and veins, capillaries, and genitourinary tract. Others are nonphysical channels through which your energy flows. Toxicity accumulates wherever there is a weakness in the body.

What is detoxification? Detoxification is a broad term that encompasses many different ways of cleansing the body’s internal systems and organs. Advocates believe detoxification cleanses the body, clears the skin, enhances the senses, helps weight loss, improves fertility, improves flexibility, increases vitamin and mineral absorption, purifies, reduces blood fat levels, reduces symptoms of toxicity, rejuvenates, rests organs, and slows aging.

What organs perform the detoxification function? The skin, liver, intestines and kidneys. Many methods of detoxification focus on strengthening or supporting the natural processes of these organs. These systems and their related detoxification functions include the skin (perspiration), the liver (filtration of blood, secretion of bile and enzymes), the intestines (mucosal detoxification, excretion of feces), and the kidneys (excretion of urine).

What should you do before and after detoxing? Consult with your healthcare professional first if you have acute or serious medical conditions or are on prescription medications. Dehydration or depletion of essential nutrients sometimes occurs afterwards. Take appropriate action based on your body’s needs. A detox may result in temporary side effects such as headaches and other aches and pains, nausea, fatigue, skin eruptions, emotional irritability, gas, tight muscles, yawning, and temporary constipation or diarrhea, as toxins are released from the body. After your body releases the toxins, you may feel joy, peace, lightness, inch loss and freedom. Let the good results and temporary side effects come through, positive or negative. This is your body’s own way of healing itself. All are good signs, as they mean that the process is working.

How does detoxifying help me lose weight? Detoxification holds that certain toxins such as chemicals and pesticides can build up in the body, particularly in fat cells. These toxins need to be cleansed away as part of a well-rounded dietary and exercise treatment program for losing weight. Detoxification regimens are also useful in preventing unwanted weight from returning.

Does Roots 2 Wings Transformations offer any perks, programs, discounts, coupons or ways to save on cost? Yes. Sign up for X’Tract Bodywork Perks Programs, purchase Wings Bundled Programs, attend Empowerment Seminars to get access to vouchers and gift certificates, go to the R2W Online Store to view coupons and promo codes. Also don’t forget, most flex spending dollars expire on December 31st; don’t lose your contributions! Submit your R2W receipts to your FSA, HSA, or HRA accounts to use up the contributions before the account expires.

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By powerfully blending integrative knowledge and eye opening experiences as an X’Tract Bodyworker and personal Wellness Coach she assists those feeling stuck, in any area of life. Read more in the above pages about the science behind X’Tract Bodywork, FAQ and reviews.

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