Forget fad detox diets, juicing and those horrible carb withdrawal headaches. Detoxing your body doesn’t have to disrupt your life or be hard work. In fact a detox can involve a range of relaxing and enjoyable activities, such as a good massage, a steam room session or a clarifying facial to bring skin back into balance. So put than blender away, sit down with a cuppa and a biscuit and read on to find out how you can detox in style…

Is detoxing a myth?

An entire industry has grown up around the word detox. The truth is that your internal organs do an excellent job of detoxing your body every single day. Unless those organs are compromised – by an underlying condition or an illness – your body should be able to cope with what you put it through each and every day.

However, that doesn’t always mean you can burn the candle at both ends and get away with it. There are times when we are run down, have had too many late nights or just feel like the weight of the world is on our shoulders. All are signs you need to give yourself a break and rebalance your body and mind so you are fit for the days ahead. The following treatments can help you feel in tip top condition (and all without a bit of curly kale in sight).

Detoxing facials:

Late nights and lots of make-up don’t always mix. The best way to bring your skin back into balance is with a good facial. We’d recommend one of the below for revitalised skin that glows.

Environ deep cleansing facial
This facial offers a deep pore cleanse to leave your skin feeling clean and your complexion fresh. As the name suggests, this relaxing facial is all about getting rid of toxins, dead skin and clogged-up pores, to restore your skin back to a healthy balance.

Elemis modern skin facial
Designed to re-balance stressed skin and restore a healthy glow, this facial is bursting with anti-oxidant rich minerals and b-vitamins. Relax and unwind with this de-stressing and purifying treatment, which helps to remove damaging toxins, regenerate skin cells and balance sebum. The exceptional results are seen in your remineralised, rebalanced and renewed skin.

SOS purifying facial
This is our signature facial. Sit back, relax and let us take your skin and complexion onto another level of purity. Developed to purify congested skin and clear complexions, the SOS purifying facial helps regulate and balance the function of the skin. Purifying massage techniques are combined with a unique Japanese Sulphur Mask and Absolute Vita-C Serum. Not only does this help to absorb sebum, but it also calms irritation and rebalances oil–rich pores, leaving a beautiful, matte complexion.

Detoxing body treatments:

Drift off to a high state of relaxation while your body rebalances with these natural body treatments.

Steam room
Sit back as moist heat envelopes your body leading to a feeling of peace, ease and relaxation. Spasms and contractions of muscles become relaxed. As the temperature of the skin rises, the metabolism speeds up, enabling the detoxification process to begin. Skin pores open to allow skin and tissue cleansing. As the body’s metabolism continues to be encouraged by the moist heat. Detoxification of lymph glands, kidneys and liver takes place as blood flow increases and skin pores and tissues are cleansed. Leaving the bather feeling relaxed and composed with a sense of wellbeing.

Manual lymphatic drainage massage
If you want something more intense then this is the massage to have. The lymphatic system is part of your immune system and helps fight infection and acts as a toxin filter. Lymphatic drainage massage aims to increase the flow of lymph around the body, by using very light pressure and long gentle strokes thereby increasing the elimination of toxins from the body. This helps to boost the efficiency of the immune system, and helps to reduce water retention, which can help to reduce swelling and improve cellulite and improve overall well-being.

Aromatherapy massage
If you are looking for the ultimate relaxation treatment, then choose an aromatherapy massage. This treatment aims to bring the body and mind back into balance, paving the way to a restful night’s sleep. Not only will this massage relax you, but it will also help your body detox and give you a natural energy boost. Renowned for releasing muscle aches and pains, this is a massage to help unwind body and mind, encouraging you to switch off from those everyday worries.

Aroma Stone Massage
Therapeutic heated, smooth, flat basalt stones are applied to key points of the body. As well as being used in the therapists hands as part of their massage strokes, the warmth of the hot stones helps to improve circulation, calm the nerves and relax your muscles. Excellent for inflamed or painful joints, this type of massage offers an exceptionally thorough massage experience, whilst luxuriously warmed aroma oils are massaged deeply into the skin for maximum relaxation.

Detoxifying Chinese Green Tea:

And if you really feel that you must drink something to detox, we would only recommend Chinese Green Tea. Chinese Green Tea remains one of the great natural remedies worldwide, possessing huge health benefits. Green tea contains B vitamins, folate, manganese, potassium, magnesium, caffeine and other antioxidants which are beneficial to health.

At Secret Oasis Spa we import our Chinese Green Tea directly from Hubei one of the most famous and prolific tea growing areas in China. Please ask to try a cup in the Spa and buy a box to take home and enjoy!

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