With the Christmas season behind us, here in Singapore, the festive feasting continues with the Lunar New Year just around the corner. During this time, Detox is the buzz of the town.
I had the wonderful opportunity to try out the Auriga spa Detox Day treatment which was something specially designed by Auriga spa to compliment The Organic Pharmacy’s 10-Day Detox Programme, a special kit that comes complete with tailored menus, recipes and activities to guide you through a 10-Day Detox ritual.
While I was looking through The Organic Pharmacy’s 10-Day Detox Programme, I was thrilled to find a series of simple Detox tips to an effective detoxification process. Here are a few of my favourite:
- On waking each morning, drink glass of hot water with half a lemon squeezed in it. The lemon provides nutrients to your body, which is quickly absorbed because there is no food yet in the body. This practice also helps to break down the mucus in the body and alkalises the tissue. Not to mention, the tangy zest from the lemon is a sure wake-me-up.
- Ten minutes of breathing exercises, followed by another ten minutes of stretching is great for clearing and calming the mind as well as to get the blood circulating. If you do not have much time, reduce the time to five minutes for each. I felt so refreshed and rejuvenated after taking time off from my busy schedule to do this. Stress is one of the biggest causes of the buildup of toxins in the body so this is the perfect preventive measure.
- Before taking a shower, gently dry brush the skin to improve blood circulation and remove impurities on the skin. I particularly love the soothing feeling of the dry bristles exfoliating the skin.
- Shower and massage the body with body oils containing rosemary and grapefruit essential oils. Besides its antioxidants and anti-inflammatory compounds, Rosemary has been known to boost the immune and circulatory system. Meanwhile, grapefruit oil is not only a lymphatic stimulant, but also has anti-depressant properties- sure to keep you feeling positive.
If your New Year’s resolutions are of the wellness variety, these Detox tips are something to consider. In fact, you can also pamper yourself and get detoxed in style at Capella Singapore’s Auriga spa with the Auriga Detox Day treatment.