With the holiday season well and truly over, you may feel in the need of a complete body detox. All the parties, late nights and overindulgent dinners can leave the body feeling sluggish and heavy. While our bodies have natural detoxification pathways, there are many treatments that can support the process and help boost energy levels, reduce inflammation, improve the mood and strengthen the immune system.
An ancient form of alternative medicine, cupping therapy can help with pain, inflammation, blood flow, relaxation and general well-being. Chinese medical maxim claims that pain results from the congestion, stagnation and blockage of Qi or vital energy. Chinese cupping works to break up these blockages in the body, and help restore the natural flow of energy.
Kinesiology is a holistic therapy that assesses a patient’s body by examining the muscles while studying the psyche. The treatment is based on the idea that the imbalances in emotions, nutrition and physique can manifest themselves as muscle pain and other physical problems. When these elements are out of sync and the body’s natural energy flow is blocked, the muscles, bones and organs will become affected. The actual treatment procedure can range from reflexology, sound therapy, chakra healing and acupuncture.
Halotherapy, otherwise known as Salt Therapy, offers the body a wide range of benefits. Salt inhalation can not only treat respiratory conditions, but can also treat depression and anxiety and cure skin conditions like eczema, acne and psoriasis. Once inhaled, salt particles can show to absorb irritants including allergens and toxins from the respiratory system. The salt particles are said to have a similar effect on your skin by absorbing bacteria and attracting moisture to your skin.
Body wraps that use detoxifying algae, seaweed, mud or clay can assist the body rid toxins through metabolic skin cell stimulation. Aside from detoxifying your body, body wraps can also help remove excess fats, restore minerals, reduce joint pain and remove dead skin cells. Body wraps also help tone and tighten the skin while also working to nourish and soften it.
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