The body is designed to eliminate chemical toxins and waste through various organs and processes involving the circulatory and lymphatic systems. Your environment and diet (especially if you have a sedentary lifestyle and elevated stress levels) can hinder your body’s detoxification process. Massage therapy can help stimulate your circulation and tone organs to promote chemical detoxification. If you’re choosing to benefit from a cleansing diet on an in:spa retreat you will have regular massages included within your programme, but if you’re giving your body a helpful detox at home, it’s worth booking yourself in for a massage or two to help the detoxification process.

Your lymphatic and circulatory systems, colon and organs such as your liver and kidneys are designed to eliminate chemical toxins from your body. An upsurge of contaminants in many modern environments can overwhelm your body’s natural detoxification process. Sedentary lifestyles consisting of minimal physical activities also slow circulatory systems. Massage therapy helps stimulate the lymphatic and circulatory systems for more efficient detoxification. When your circulation is operating at its optimal level, oxygenated blood nourishes your internal organs more effectively. This allows them to efficiently participate in the detoxification process.

A massage will also help you relax and feel good about yourself. Many think that it’s tougher to fight your cravings for biscuits and cakes during a detox if you’re tense or stressed. Yoga is another great way of helping you to relax and focus on your goals. If you would like some more helpful tips about to stay on track during a detox, please see how to curb cravings as you detox.