Happy New Year! At swiish, we’re going to welcome in 2014 by getting rid of all the toxins we’ve been accumulating over the party season. Cheers to restoring balance to our bodies. Here’s how you can join us:
Epsom Salt Detox Bath
Having a bath can be wonderfully relaxing and it’s great for detoxing too! Hot water draws toxins out of the body to the skin’s surface and while the water cools it pulls toxins from the skin. Epsom salts enhance this detoxification by causing you to sweat. Other salts which are all highly alkaline and cleansing used in baths include sea salt, baking soda, clay, and dead sea salts.
Aloe Vera has long been heralded for its healing properties externally, but you may not be aware that aloe vera can also heal your body from the inside. With many ingredients that neutralise toxins, clean the colon and stimulate cell regeneration, aloe vera also supports your immune system and boosts energy levels.
Addicted to coffee? It’s worth cutting the caffeine from your diet to restore your energy balance. Lemon and ginger tea is perfect for detoxing as it is caffeine free and is great for assisting in digestive issues, while green or white tea is high in flavenoids and antioxidants to promote brain function and heart health.
Focus On Your Breathing
Deep, slow and conscious breathing is the key to oxygenating your lungs, bloodstream, heart and brain. Correct breathing (slow and deep) supports the removal of an enormous amount of carbon dioxide from your lungs and toxic gases from your body. It’s also useful to imagine all stress, worries and laziness being released from your body as you exhale.
Why not sign up to a Community Detox program? Nutritionist Emma Sutherland runs an online program, kicking off on 1st February 2014. You can find all of the details here.
Alternatively, why not throw a party which will have you looking and feeling good? Invite family and friends, have everyone bring a healthy dish or beverage (alcohol free!) Share recipes, diets and exercise regimes, a great way to kick start your new year detox!