Why would you put cucumbers on your eyelids, a hot towel over your face or stones on your spine? While some spa treatments seem counterintuitive (bathe in mud to get clean?), they’re rooted in time-tested wellness techniques that are proven to lower stress and make you feel great. Let’s take a look at some of the most popular treatments and the science and tradition behind them:
Juice cleanses are all the latest rage but do you really know how to get the most out of your detox? For those unfamiliar with the practice, juicing consists of replacing your everyday meals with a variety of cold-pressed juices made from organic fruits and vegetables with no added flavors or preservatives. The length of a cleanse is between one and five days time. I can truly say from experience that the results, both physically and mentally, are almost immediate. You will begin to see little tokens of gratitude in the form of clear skin, brighter eyes and defined features staring back at you in the mirror.