Anti-Fluid GelsAhhh, summertime. Sitting in the car on long family road trips. Walking up and down the countless aisles at outdoor arts and crafts shows. Splurging on fatty and salty festival foods. Hiking rocky mountainous trails. Standing in endless lines at Disney-esque parks. Sitting for hours on cramped cross-country flights. Hazy, hot and humid air. Put it all together and you’ve got the Seven Dwarfly Sins of Summer: Puffy, Swollen, Bloated, Burning, Sleepy, Parched and Blimpy. Add a pinch of PMS to the mix and you’ve got a Picasso version of your body that you no longer recognize. Applying all natural anti-fluid gels to your skin will have you feeling more like you and less like the ‘you’ in the carnival fun-house mirror. IHT has exactly what you need for fairy tale ending; happy ever after results in our online shop!

What causes us to swell? The most basic explanation:

Fluid regularly seeps into body tissues from the blood. The lymphatic system is a network of tubes throughout the body that drains this fluid from tissues and empties it back into the bloodstream. Sometimes, due to the body’s reaction to hormones, hot weather, dehydration and a high sodium intake, fluid can’t be removed from the tissues; this is when fluid/water retention happens. The symptoms that result are swelling in body parts such as feet, hands and ankles, stiffness or aching, and fluctuations in weight. Inflammation is the body’s normal reaction to an infection, irritation or injury. Blood and antibodies rush to the scene of the crime to try and repair the damage and the body responds with swelling, redness, warmth and pain to show the immune system is doing its job. Anti-fluid Gels from IHT are a great way to diminish these symptoms and have you feeling, well… swell again!

Swelling – Curb it Naturally: Tips to Alleviate Water Retention and Inflammation

Exercise – Physical activity is necessary to stimulate the lymphatic system to do what it’s supposed to: regulate fluid overflow. Very long periods of physical inactivity, such as long flights or car trips, increase the risk of water retention. During a long trip, even minor physical movements, such as going up and down on tiptoes a few times, rotating the ankles and wiggling the toes can help reduce fluid retention.

Drink – If you’re not drinking enough water, your body may retain it to compensate for inadequate fluid intake. A good rule of thumb is to take your current weight and divide it by two to determine the number of ounces of water to drink daily. For example, if you weigh 130 lbs., aim to drink 65 ounces of water every day.

Diet – Eat plenty of fruits, vegetables, nuts, seeds and whole grains. Caffeine and alcohol are dehydrating, so avoid them. Foods high in potassium like bananas & raisins, help eliminate water retention as do natural diuretics like cabbage and cranberry juice.

Pass on the Salt – Don’t add extra salt to food at the table or during cooking, and eat fewer processed and fast foods which are loaded with salt. Also, pay attention to hidden sources of sodium, such as soy sauce, canned vegetables, soups and deli meats. Especially around the time you expect your period, drastically reduce your salt intake!

These Anti-Fluid Gels are available at the organic online boutique at Innovative Healing Touch. Get FREE Shipping on orders over $85.00

Spa Technologies Anti-Fluid Gel

Spa Technologies Anti-Fluid GelThis anti-inflammatory cooling gel eliminates the fluids and toxins that are trapped in your skin, reducing swelling, bloating, and water-retention. This powerful gel contains calcium peptides to rid your body of metabolic waste, toxins and fluids to provide soothing relief of muscle and joint pain caused by over exertion. Simply apply the Anti-Fluid Gel to affected areas of the skin for immediate relief of painful swelling and to reduce the appearance of cellulite. Anti-Fluid Gel is also great to reduce swelling after surgery.

Shira Esthetics Body Therapy Anti-Fluid Gel

Shira Esthetics Body Therapy GelThis relaxing, cooling formula is rich in seaweed extract and essential oils of peppermint, bergamot and cypress. Camphor, menthol and aloe quell the flames of swollen legs, hands and feet. Body Therapy Anti-Fluid Gel stimulates the lymphatic system to release excess fluids thereby reducing bloating, inflammation, and post-surgical swelling. It relieves soreness in muscles and joints to restore feelings of comfort and wellness.

Stop Retaining and Start Fighting the Bloat!

In addition to the tips above, natural anti-inflammatory skincare products can also help control bloating and swelling. Check out these anti-inflammatory products are available at IHT’s organic online boutique:

You’ll find these natural fluid reducing products at IHT. Simply shop our selection of anti-inflammatory products online, or call toll-free at (877) 217-7971 to place your order by phone. Remember, you’ll receive FREE SHIPPING on orders over $85.00, so plan ahead and try several items to save big on shipping! Everything ships tax-free outside of New York State.

Got Questions? Just Ask Ettia!

You can always call or email Ettia for a free consultation regarding these featured products or any of the other organic skin care products in IHT’s online shop. She can guide you as to what products will work best for you. Ettia’s expertise has made her a leading authority on beauty wellness, often quoted in popular magazines like Vogue, Elle, Mademoiselle and Glamour. Now, you can benefit from Ettia’s expertise! Simply email Ettia at or call (877) 217-7971.

*Water retention and inflammation are usually nothing more than uncomfortable occurrences, but sometimes they are symptoms of disease or improperly functioning organs. If you experience excessive symptoms consult your physician.