The Many Ways We Detox

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Our bodies accumulate toxins from a number of sources. We might eat, drink and even breathe things that contain toxins. When our immune system fights off a virus or bacteria, toxins are the byproduct of that fight. Even natural bodily functions like metabolization and old cell elimination can lead to toxin build-up.

Toxicity leads to inflammation, and inflammation leads to all kinds of problems. Skin symptoms like eczema, rashes and acne can be signs of toxin overload.

Our lymphatic system was designed to eliminate these toxins—to flush them from the body. But toxin accumulation still happens, either because we’re ingesting too many toxins or our lymphatic system isn’t working right, or both.

Fortunately, there are some things we can do to help kick our lymphatic system into high gear. This is where detox treatments come in.

Exfoliation

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Often times our skin bears the brunt of the body’s toxicity. It’s a big organ with a lot of pores, so the body wants to flush things out that way. But if your skin itself isn’t flushing properly, you’re creating a toxin traffic jam.

You naturally grow a whole new batch of fresh skin cells every 30 days or so. That means the old, dead cells need to fall away. But sometimes they get stuck, along with other substances, on the skin’s surface. Exfoliation to the rescue!

Exfoliation thoroughly removes this layer of dead skin cells. Then, the fresh new skin cells are free to thrive—and to perform their detoxification duties properly.

Infrared Sauna

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It’s no secret that sweat is a great way to flush out toxins. The lymphatic system gathers the toxins into easily transportable liquid and then pushes them out through the pores.

Our state-of-the-art infrared sauna promotes this process in a safe and comfortable way. Because it uses infrared light instead of a traditional heat source, the detoxification burden is spread more evenly throughout your body. And the infrared technology is able to reach deeper tissues than just heating the ambient air around you.

ALSO: This is your regular reminder to drink plenty of water. Not only does it keep your skin healthy and hydrated, but it gives your body plenty of good sweat to work with. Imagine trying to rinse out a bowl with only a few drops of water. Hydration lets your body turn the taps on.

Cupping

cupping is a great way to detox

Olympic athletes rely on cupping to keep their bodies in the best possible state, and so should you.

Toxins can slow down your circulation, which in turn lets more toxins build up. It’s a vicious circle. These kinds of backups can happen at multiple points throughout the circulatory system.

Cupping treatment allows the therapist to target deep into these specific points of the body and increase bloodflow through those points. That momentum can then be carried throughout the body. The sudden rush of circulation gets those toxins moving so that the body can keep up its work.

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If you haven’t had a detox in the last few months, then you’re probably overdue. Schedule an appointment today so that you can feel the difference detoxification makes.