Detox Detox Detox! It's that time of year, friends. Juice detoxes, soup detoxes (poor Gwyneth has been receiving a hard time over her sock and lentil wonder), and all manner of mostly oxygen, eat-pretty-much-nothing diets.
Going cold turkey in the harsh light of a new year is damn daunting, so if you would prefer to slowly coax your body into its former hot self with some alternative options for detoxing, then cast your hungry eyes over this sweet list.
(Some of these are not for the faint-hearted but they are definitely worth a try, we say.)
Signature Detoxing Spa Wrap | Body & Soul Spa Retreat – Mount Cotton
Kick back and let the detoxing clay blended with aromatherapy oils—expertly applied to stimulate the detox process—repair that tired muscle tissue, remove toxins, alleviate cellulite, and help your possibly struggling immune system. An awesome scalp massage and body moisturise certainly don't hurt either.
Lymphatic Drainage Massage | The Health Space
Lymphatic drainage massage can help alleviate what's known as fluid congestion. It's as nasty as it sounds too, causing everything from swollen ankles to swelling around injuries, and even puffy eyes! The Health Space in Woolloongabba specialises in various type of massage so they can help cure most of what ails you.
Traditional Chinese Acupuncture | Body & Soul Acupuncture Clinic
If you've never had acupuncture, you might not be aware that this ancient treatment has some serious detoxing properties. It is proven that these tiny needles (don't worry, they're virtually painless) will help stimulate good digestive and liver function, as well as potentially improving overall circulation and general well being and health. Win! Eric Drescher, acupuncturist and owner of Body & Soul Acupuncture in Kedron, is ready to help you discover your newly detoxed self!
Colon Hydrotherapy | Angel of Detox
Okay, so it's gross fact time: The average person (i.e. not overweight) has between 4 and 12 kilograms of dried poop (so many toxins) inside their bowels! Yep. We just said that. If you find it as disgusting as we do, then head to Angel Detox now for an uplifting Colon Hydrotherapy session. They also offer infrared sauna treatments and detoxing foot massages, in case your colon is just fine as is.
Slimming Body Wrap | Zen Hot Yoga
Not only yoga masters, Zen Hot Yoga also offer pilates and spa services. This particular body wrap includes a scrub, wrap, and massage. The key ingredients, active kelp, vitamin C and green tea extract, work to draw out and then banish those pesky fat-soluble toxins, actively reducing the size of fat cells underneath skin surface (a.k.a sayonara cellulite!).
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