Every day we are exposed to a variety of environmental chemicals and toxins that can be absorbed into the body via breathing, eating, drinking and more. In addition, lifestyle choices sometimes include smoking, alcohol, junk food and artificial sweeteners, just to name a few — all increasing the toxic load on our bodies.
Everybody needs time and the opportunity to detox, or cleanse the blood. Toxic buildup often leads to headaches, allergies, infections, body odor, muscle and joint pain, flu-like symptoms, and digestive symptoms such as bloating, gas and constipation. Detoxification can allow many of these problems to disappear, cultivating an energized, more positive state of health.
There are several ways to detox. Some individuals choose to fast for a few days, allowing the organs to rest, while here at The Skinny Center we prefer a one week program in which you adhere to a restricted diet, consuming only natural fruits, vegetables and, occasionally, light proteins. Through our program the liver is stimulated using herbs to help promote elimination through the kidneys, intestines and skin. Improved circulation is encouraged with lymphatic exercise and dry skin brushing.
Another increasingly popular detoxification system in Europe and Asia is called Sudatonic, here at The Skinny Center it is called a body wrap. This system employs far infrared heat (FIR) to convert fat into fatty acids so the muscles can use it for energy. When FIR penetrates through the skin to the subcutaneous tissues, it transforms from light energy into heat energy. The thermal effect within the deep layers of tissues cause blood vessels and capillaries to dilate, promoting better circulation, and the heat produced helps to rid of body of toxins and metabolic wastes through sweating.
The experience, which takes a total of 90 minutes and includes light massage, is relaxing and comfortable and the benefits go far beyond detoxification; other gains include fat loss, weight loss and more.