I Tried A Spin Class Underwater For Lymphatic Drainage | What the Wellness | Well+Good

I Tried A Spin Class Underwater For Lymphatic Drainage | What the Wellness | Well+Good


– It’s like this one. Hey guys, I’m Ella Dove and
this is What the Wellness, the show where I try out
the latest and greatest wellness trends,
treatments and experiences to find out what’s weird and
what’s actually worth it. So today, I am here at AQUA Studio to take a hands on approach
to lymphatic drainage. So in the past, I’ve been
cupped, I’ve been massaged, I’ve been Gua Shaed all in the
name of lymphatic drainage. But today, I’m gonna take
my lymphatic drainage into my own hands by
cycling inside of a pool. I don’t know a ton about how this exercise specifically works to
promote lymphatic drainage. So, let’s go talk to the founder and learn a little bit more about why she created the
workout here in New York. – Hello, I’m Esther. I’m the founder of AQUA Studio where we are here in Tribeca. – Why did you create AQUA Studio? – I created AQUA Studio,
I think it came from this idea of science and the water and the healing component of water and I really like the
idea of using the water and turning it into a wellness experience that merged the nature and science and really gives access to
those healing benefits to people in a very easy way. – What are the benefits
of cycling in the water? – So we like to call it the
3 in 1 wellness experience. The first benefit would be
that it’s a great workout. The water is 1,000 times thicker than air so you get this – [Ella} 1,000 times
thicker than air, wow. – Yeah, so you get this
really high resistance while you’re pedaling. The water is gonna be
pushing you a little bit from the buoyancy and so you
really need to engage your core to stay in place and that’s
what’s really nice actually because the water is a great reminder that the core is at the basis of the entire stability of our body and the entire strength,
it all starts here. So you really feel that in the water, much more than on land. But then on top of this,
it’s also very restorative. That’s the second benefit. When you’re in the water, you’re buoyant so there is no impact on your body. – Got it, makes sense. – Yeah, so it really protects
your joints, your muscles and it’s really good for rehab. So if you have an injury,
it’s a really great workout that you would like to choose. And then the third one
which is my favorite is the detox benefit which is all about stimulating
the lymphatic system. When you’re pedaling against the water, the water creates this
massage against your skin kind of mimicking the
fingers of the masseuse so you have this dual stimulation internally from the muscle contraction. – Got it. – And externally from the water massage. – Here at AQUA, you’re also taking lymphatic drainage one step further. So after my class, I’m
gonna come right over there for a foam rolling class? – Yes, we’re very excited about that. It’s brand new, it
hasn’t even launched yet. – Oh, great. – So the water already
has a really great effect on your draining your lymphatic system. We just wanted to take it a step further. So the lymphatic system, imagine it’s like the sewage of your body. – Nice. – So what’s important to remember though is that the lymphatic
system doesn’t have a pump like the heart is the pump
to the cardiovascular system. – Got it. – So it’s only through
exercise, manual stimulation that the lymphatic system
is gonna be flowing. – All right well, I guess
it’s time to go give it a try. I gotta put my suit on. – Yes. (peaceful music) (upbeat music) (ball bouncing) – I feel like Gumby. I’m feeling really really loose and that feels really good. It’s similar to how I felt after the lymphatic drainage massage. It’s almost like I can feel my
blood moving through my body. That’s a little bit dramatic but I definitely feel
movement happening inside. Not only did I get my workout in while I was improving
my lymphatic drainage, but I was really the one in
control of my lymphatic drainage and I felt like that
was such a good reminder that movement is lymphatic drainage. Look, massages are
great, cupping is great, Gua Sha is great. All of that is really gonna help stimulate lymphatic drainage. It felt like more of a
massage than I was expecting. It was much more of a
workout than I was expecting. Of course my legs were burning but also my arms and my chest and all the things I was doing up here was It was hard. And at $35 a class versus
$180 for a massage, I mean why not? It was just novel also. When’s the last time you did
something random in a pool? And then the foam rolling side of it, I’m a big foam roller. I definitely do it at home a lot and I feel like doing
that here with a teacher, it was just a reminder about all the areas I’m not getting into when
I do it alone at home like really working on my inner thighs, up in my chest which are big
lymph nodes, bank lymph nodes was a really great reminder of what I can take home from here. I mean, like Esther was saying, it’s 3 in 1 wellness. I’m Ella Dove and this
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