Rebounding to excellent health

2009-09-07 00:00

IF you want to stay healthy, bounce. That’s the advice of natural health fundi Keith McFarlane who will be running a workshop on lymphology in the midlands next week.

McFarlane facilitates workshops internationally on health and vitality. He writes a health column for the Citizen and is a household name in the natural health ­sector.

What is lymphology?

Most people think of it as lymph massage. Basically it is the science behind the lymph system which for me is possibly the most important system when it comes to health.

There is one environment that triggers all forms of energy loss, pain and degeneration, and the lymph system is literally the key to keeping ourselves in the optimum state of health.

I light-heartedly suggest that the blood delivers the groceries, but the lymph washes the dishes. Most of us are not washing the dishes.

Briefly, what is the workshop about?

When we arrived we never got a manual. And to me this is the closest I have found to the manual. So basically the first part of the workshop is going into the scientific ­research very simply, as to what really ­happens, how the body works at a cell level, and from there we recommend a number of different, simple ways that people can use to achieve what we call speed healing.

What is speed healing?

Everyone always thinks of a certain time frame needed to heal particular conditions. If you break your arm you’re told it’s six weeks but once we understand how the cells work we can reduce that ­drastically.

Using these techniques we can really ­optimise the body’s natural inherent ability to heal.

Who is the workshop aimed at?

It’s aimed at people who have a body, whether they’re qualified professionals or simply people who live next door.

Once they understand how their cells work and what they need, we have what we call an eightfold approach. There are eight key areas for speed healing that cover ­everything from the initial needs of the cell right through to nutrition and emotional and mental balancing as well.

Could you touch on these key areas?

Yes certainly. The cells are like batteries, so basically your body is electrical and if your cells are fully charged, all the parts work. Now the problem that happens when this environment changes is your battery starts to run down.

Your first need is literally a jump start.

So the idea is that you obviously need ­oxygen, and most importantly you need good lymph circulation. That is what we call the primary three; energy to jumpstart, ­oxygen to start your own battery and lymph to keep it healthy. And from there we go into hydration, which is water.

We look at good nutrition, we remind ­people of the type of foods that will speed up the healing process, and we also look at internal cleansing and then finally we look at the emotional and mental patterns.

Mentally, it is always a good idea to be in the right mindspace and so we teach ­people ways to create a new reality for themselves, health-wise as well as ­emotionally and in various other areas.

Name three things that most people can do to improve their health.

Breathe, bounce and drink some water.

Bouncing is the most powerful way to move your lymph and is also the most simple and enjoyable way to stimulate the whole body at a cell level, and while you’re doing that you’re breathing deeply to get more oxygen, and of course afterwards you drink some water to dilute and flush.

Do you bounce on a trampoline?

It’s not a trampoline as such; it’s a mini-rebounder.

For more details visit www.rebound and

• The lymphology workshop will be run at Dovehouse Organic Farmer in the Karkloof on September 19 and 20. The cost is R950 (includes a comprehensive manual, certificate and light refreshments). Please take your own lunch. To book contact: Shereen at or phone 033 330 3554.

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