Detox Done Right
By Liz Ritter, Executive Editor |
Doing a massive overhaul on your health routine—eating better, ramping up workouts and doing away with all the aggressors that leave you feeling (and looking) less-than-amazing—can be difficult. These seven detox-driven options promise to make the path to a healthier you a little bit easier.
Best of Both Worlds
Anyone who’s ever done a juice fast knows it isn’t fun; anyone who’s ever done a diet delivery program know that provide portions that leave you feeling hungry. Combining forces, DeliverLean and OnJuice offer an all-in-one option that allows you to eat healthy and supplement it with cold-pressed detoxifying juices so you’ll actually feel full, not famished.
Detox in Duo
If you have to get in shape, you might as well do it in tandem. Putting a spin on couples’ getaways, W South Beach’s Work It Out makes the most of its sexy South Beach location through a program aimed at helping guests detox, tone-up and lose weight through sessions with a celebrity trainer combined with well-balanced meals.
The picturesque red canyoned-landscape of Red Mountain in St. George, Utah, is enough to make even the most sedentary get up and start moving at one of the many daily resort activities. But it’s not all about exercise, as the ever-popular spa is home base for many of the wellness programs. New for 2013: the Balanced Nutrition & Detoxification Consultation, a scientifically designed program that sets you up on a 10-day at-home detoxification, and the Sagestone Rejuvenating Detoxification, a full spa program that targets the blood, lymph and skin through massage, lava and marine mud wraps and a dry skin brush.
The Ultimate Steam Solution
Steam is always a surefire way to draw out toxins and do a little detox. For those that need a little added attention that goes beyond your basic sauna there’s Rancho Valencia Resort and Spa’s Steamer Ritual, a senses-stimulating, full-body experience that detoxifies the skin through water therapy, a sea-salt and olive scrub and a Vichy steam and shower massage. Relaxing, yes (did we mention there’s yet another massage that follows after these steps?), but the results-driven treatment provides serious exfoliation.
The Magic of Mud
Massively relaxing, authentically Moroccan and just a little bit magical, the Kuyam Treatment at Spa Ojai features blended clays that combine the therapeutic effects of mud, dry heat, inhalation therapy and guided meditation into one totally unique detoxifying treatment. With the tiled Kuyam chamber setting the stage, the essential oil–blended clays (there’s three to choose from) each provide a specific total-wellness benefit. Try the Mud Mask, a mix of Utah desert clay that draws on toxins on both the face and body and features an infusion of detoxifying organic lemongrass, spearmint, lavender, chamomile and lime.
Bristol Panama’s sky-high rooftop spa relies on time-tested local remedies with a twist (besides indigenous offerings like coffee scrubs, there’s a prevalent Chinese wellness culture that’s been in the city for years). Those desiring detox can make a pit stop at the Bristol Body Polish Bar, a design-it-yourself spa renewal that lets you customize your own organic body scrub, body butter and body mist, complete with a foot bath in your own spa suite while you select. If you don’t find DIY detox appealing, try the Anton Valley Mood, a 60-minute treatment that delivers essential minerals to the skin through lymph massage and a steamy rain.
You’d be hard-pressed to find a better place to cleanse your system than Parrot Cay. The secluded Turks & Caicos retreat oozes serenity, relaxation an all-around zen in a private island setting that eases you in to a healthier state (the delicious food is nutritious, but you won’t feel deprived; the spa treatments are specific, but you’ll always feel pampered). The resort offers detox-specific retreats throughout the year, but just a few days in this re-energizing enclave will rewire anyone.