When was the last time you gave your body time to heal? The word detox has been circulating around fields of beauty, lifestyle and wellness and sometimes they may not have the best rep, but what does it truly mean to detox? For us, it’s about taking the time out to focus on what your mind, body and soul is lacking and looking for ways to re-nourish what has been lost. Here, we share with you some unique ways to detox negative energy to bring in great new ones for the future ahead!
Sweat it out with Lifehub’s Infrared Sauna
This isn’t your regular sauna. It’s the hipper and more effective version of it. Unlike conventional sauna’s which uses steam to heat the air around you, the infrared sauna aims to directly heat the body’s core temperature by emitting natural thermal wavelengths. You can think of it similar to sunlight without the harmful UV rays. Infrared saunas enable your body to naturally detoxify by making you sweat and releasing a number of environmental chemicals and toxins like mercury and lead.
What’s extra special about Lifehub’s infrared sauna by B-Intense is that the sauna chamber also features aromatherapy, chromotherapy (light therapy) and your choice of music therapy – making it the perfect space for meditation and relaxation. If you’re constantly on the go, feel free to bring your electronics into the chamber to sort out all those work emails.
Lifehub; 1/F, The Look, 33 Wellington St, Central, Hong Kong; +852 3622 3452; Check Lifehub’s website for prices
Cleanse it out with 12Noon’s Juice Cleanse
Fad or Fab? Juice cleanses has stuck around since the early 2000’s with the likes of A-list Hollywood stars and pop singers such as Beyonce and Chrissy Teigen popularizing the regime for its detoxing and weight loss purposes. While no published research currently supports the safety of efficacy of juice cleanses, research has shown the possible benefits of gut bacteria changes, weight loss, and kidney health.
If you want to partake in a juice cleanse its best to take baby steps and start with a shorter cleanse period instead of diving headfirst into a week of fasting. A juice cleanse often involves consuming around 6 portions of juice per day made from fruits and greens. To spare your time and pocket juicing all that produce, why not try 12Noon’s ready-made juices? With a choice of three juice programs ‘Easy going, Cleanse+, and The One & Only’, they have juices ready for novice to intermediate juice cleansers!
12Noon; Multiple locations in Hong Kong, +852 2890 9849; HKD 399 for 6 juices per day
Zen it out with Meditation at Bird
When was the last time you cleared your head? Not recently? Thought so. With what’s going around in the world today, it would be considered abnormal to not have worries about the future. But it’s always good to step out of your hectic routine and focus on your mind and soul. While the benefits of meditation are many, it primarily helps to improve self-awareness and self-esteem while lowering stress and anxiety levels.
Classes at Bird focuses on 4 core aspect: Breath, Focus, Restore and Sound. With classes delivered both lying down and seated, the studio creates a perfect space to drift your body and mind into deep relaxation. Don’t worry if you asleep, there will be no judgement here as it is very common when you first start meditating. It can actually be a way of your body telling you what it needs.
Bird Meditation; 2205, 22/F, Devon House, Taikoo Place, 979 King’s Road, Quarry Bay, Hong Kong; +852 2813 5599; Check Bird Meditation website for prices
Glow it out with Nature’s Spa by Jurlique
With current times, masks are a must item for everybody. With the rise in number of masks sold so has the sebum under our skin! We don’t know about you, but the term maskne is so real. Whether we can physically see a disruption of our skin through larger pores, blackheads or breakouts, maskne or no maskne, regularly deep cleansing is a must. While some cleanser promises us the wonders of purging our skin, it’s always best to get a professional’s suggestion.
While many identify Jurlique as the go-to for organic skincare range, you’d be surprised to know they have a dedicated spa nestled in Causeway Bay! What we recommend is the Anti-Stress Purifying Ball Facial Treatment. This 105-minute facial uses a selection of natural herbs that is wrapped into a ball and steamed to be applied to the face in gentle motion to soothe fatigue and swelling. Jurlique promises you will come out feeling refreshed and ready to combat harmful toxins.
Nature’s Spa by Jurlique; Room 2401-2, 24/F, World Trade Centre, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong; +852 2576 2011; HKD 1390 per session
Pamper it out with Chuan Spa‘s Marine Algae Wrap
If you’ve been feeling sluggish and not quite yourself recently, you’re in need of a little TLC. Spa’s and massage treatments are a great way to give yourself a little pick me up to feel relaxed and rejuvenated. If you want to splurge a little bit on your routine, why not got for the whole package? We’ve heard especially great things about the Chuan Tao of Detox offered at Chuan Spa & Massages at Langham Hotel.
The two and a half hour detox session is the ultimate relaxation session you probably never knew you needed. Enjoy a luxurious full body exfoliation to stimulate blood and lymph circulation, followed up by a warm marine algae body wrap. Seaweed is packed full of amino acids and vitamins to help boost cell metabolism and aid detoxification. To finish off your spa retreat, enjoy a customized Deep Cleansing Facial to restore your skin.
Chuan Spa; Level 41, Cordis, Hong Kong; +852 3552 2510; HKD1825 per session