Eight ways to pamper yourself during a detox
Periodic detoxification is an important part of an organic, plant-based lifestyle. By ridding your body of toxins you prepare your body for a new lifestyle. You ensure that all nutrients and all good elements of a plant-based diet can be optimally absorbed. As a result, your body achieves the highest return from your detox.
But let's face it: detox sessions can be tough, even if it's just a short juice detox. During this process, you want to kickstart your body, but you want to do it gently. That is why it is important to give your body extra care and attention during a detox.
We have made a list for you with pampering ideas for at home:
An infrared sauna uses light waves to generate heat and deliver it directly to your body. A sauna with infrared is a good alternative for people who do not feel comfortable in a traditional sauna environment. An infrared sauna also has a number of advantages:
Infrared heat therapy provides a deep sense of relaxation.
Because heat is applied directly to the body, infrared saunas promote the release of toxins very effectively.
With infrared sauna blankets you can plan a pampering session without leaving the house.
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Lymphatic drainage massage
The lymphatic system is responsible for delivering lymph fluid to the body. This allows infections to be fought and toxins removed. Lymphatic drainage massage can boost this system because it helps it do this more efficiently.
You can do it at home by applying light pressure to areas such as the neck, armpits, chest, behind the knees, legs and toes. Basic tips about this form of self-massage can be found here.
Epsom salt baths
Epsom Salts are rich in magnesium. And magnesium stimulates the production of serotonin (the feel-good hormone). Magnesium also relieves pain and tension. Treat yourself to a well-deserved Epsom Salt bath and have a self-care session at home!
A good sweat helps eliminate heavy metals and other toxins, leaving your skin clear of impurities. Stress hormones are also combated and this ensures a stronger immune system. Do you want or are you unable to invest in a steam shower? Then try a steam facial.
Adding dry brushing to your morning routine can enhance the effects of lymphatic massage. You also open your skin pores, which in turn ensures that harmful toxins are released more easily. All you need is a soft-bristled brush and five minutes of time. This technique is especially useful for infrared sauna or steam therapy sessions.
Apple Cider Vinegar Bath
Apple cider vinegar can help balance your skin's pH and enhance the alkalizing (deacidifying) effect of your cleanse. Add two cups of apple cider vinegar to the bath water. Mix it with Epsom salt for an even better effect.
Homemade antioxidant mask
The ultimate addition to a home spa session! Feel free to experiment with ingredients that have an antioxidant effect such as lemon juice, cinnamon, green tea and aloe vera.
A nourishing way to remove toxins that have accumulated on the scalp. Massage your scalp with your oil of choice (coconut, jojoba, argan, grapeseed, etc.), then wrap your hair in a warm towel for 30 minutes. Let the magic of nature work on you.
All these home pampering techniques are the perfect addition to a (juice) detox. Together they help you naturally restore your body to its optimal state. And that is exactly what you deserve.