It’s a tale as old as time—you eat well and exercise often but can’t seem to lose that bloated bulge.
A certain type of massage called lymphatic drainage has recently been the go-to beauty and wellness secret of celebs, such as Hailey Bieber, Kendall Jenner, Kim Kardashian, Anne Hathaway and Jennifer Aniston.
While it may sound almost too good to be true, lymphatic drainage is a gentle form of massage that relieves swelling and rids your body of toxins from the inside out by gently manipulating specific areas to help encourage the natural drainage of the lymphs to de-bloat and detoxify.
In addition to looking great, results can include increasing immunity, a faster metabolism, better sleep, maintaining proper blood circulation and regulating body fluid levels to reduce inflammation.
Thankfully, you won’t have to go far to find an effective lymphatic massage in Scottsdale. Located on the southwest corner of Scottsdale Road and Shea Blvd., The Tox Technique offers a unique blend of body work that incorporates European and Brazilian lymphatic drainage, myofascial release, Japanese Ampuku-influenced digestive work, and body sculpting that combine to work directly with your lymphatic and digestive systems to detoxify the body and mind.
The lymphatic system can be thought of as your body’s natural recycling system, where lymphatic vessels absorb and transport lymph fluid, which contains toxins, bacteria, viruses and proteins, and drain them to your lymph nodes. The lymph nodes then filter through the bad stuff, flushing out the waste through sweat and other natural bodily functions, while simultaneously transporting the good stuff, including white blood cells, back into the bloodstream.
When the body’s lymphatic system is not functioning properly, fluid can start to build up that can cause inflammation, swelling and even chronic illness. The Tox’s goal is to reset the body’s lymphatic and digestive network to ensure that all systems are working properly.
Alexis Montano, owner of The Tox Technique Scottsdale, first experienced the effectiveness of The Master Tox and Sculpting Facial at The Tox Technique in LA and knew that she had to introduce the treatment to Arizona. The Tox Scottsdale opened in June 2022 and offers the following core treatments:
The Master Tox
The studio’s signature treatment is the 60-minute full body Master Tox that starts by massaging the legs before moving to the stomach and arms. You’re then flipped over and the same movement is applied to your backside. The Tox machine is also incorporated to help target the fluid that manual movements are unable to reach.
$199 per session
90-Minute, Full Body Master Tox
This treatment incorporates all techniques from the Master Tox, but gives extra focus to the midsection. This is the best option for those looking for a body sculpting service. Clients love the 90-minute service before a photoshoot, vacation, a special event or when they are feeling a little more bloated and inflamed throughout their body.
$299 per session
Not your typical facial, The Tox’s Sculpting Facial gives immediate results by removing muscle tension and naturally sculpting your face while ridding your body of excess toxins and bloat. Proper functioning lymphatic vessels in your face help reduce fine lines and wrinkles by decreasing puffiness and increasing circulation. Applying firm pressure and manual movements up and and down the jawline helps to release stress and anxiety that is often held in the jaw.
The treatment includes the use of a gua sha stone and Tox sculpting wand to assist in toning the muscles of the face and is complete with The Tox’s custom caffeinated mask.
$200 per session
As the face and neck holds 70 percent of the body’s lymph nodes, The Tox recommends combining a body and face treatment by offering the following specials for the best results: Book both The Master Tox and Sculpting Facial for $349 per session, while the 90-Minute Master Tox and Sculpting Facial are available together for $425 per session.
Photos courtesy The Tox Technique Scottsdale