Defined as “the physiological removal of toxic substances from a living organism”, detoxification, or “detox”, is one of the spa industry’s trickier nuts to crack. While the health benefits of massage and the logic surrounding esthetics are widely accepted, skeptics still dismiss spas’ approaches to detox—herbal, electrical and electromagnetic—as a passing fad. Many wellness gurus, meanwhile, point out that detoxification’s origins trace back thousands of years, and that in a world increasingly tainted by environmental pollutants, electromagnetic energy, and food additives and preservatives, the value of detox is only mounting. But what exactly is a detox? Is it that juice-and-cayenne-pepper diet that D-list celebrity swears by? Is it yogis’ secret to staying so mellow and ethereal-looking? And what can detoxing actually do for clients?

Read more about detoxification in the DAYSPA July Digital Edition!

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