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Detox Massage

Are you looking to detox the gentle way? Ripple’s detox massage is a great way to do a stand alone body rejuvenation, or to support a detoxing diet.

I have recently lost a lot of weight, and part of my reward for reaching my weight milestone was to treat myself to a Ripple Massage.

I chose the detox one as I thought that would be a great way to rejuvenate my body after six months of really hard work and effort.

I loved every minute of it – Kate was so caring and lovely and her massage pressure was just right.

The two hours flew by and I felt so good afterwards. Will definitely book you when I reach my next milestone which isn’t too far off

Stephanie - Maudsland, Gold Coast

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Detox Tips

Detox works best when you do it with both the inside and the outside.

The first couple of days of these sort of diets aren’t usually much fun – lots of water, no wheat or dairy, none of your favourite cakes or alchohol.

But they are a great way to reset your body and your mind into a healthier way of living.

You could try some of the shorter ones that aren’t quite as extreme.

You can add in other nice treatments to your diet to make it more fun like the detox massage from Ripple.

This works on several body systems like the lymphatic system and the digestive system.

Ripple also uses essential oils such as lime and tangerine to further eliminate toxins from your body.

Detoxing can help you get rid of toxins from your body that can lead to diseases and other health problems.

The first couple of days you can feel tired and have headaches, so schedule in some rest time. Maybe a day of just lying around, being kind to your body

A staycation can be a great way to rejuvenate your body.

It usually only takes a day or two to start to notice a difference

Especially in your skin and eyes.

A side benefit is if you don’t load up on calories (to make up for the lack of alcohol and caffeine) then you often will lose some weight too.

Cut down the alcohol

Giving up completely can be difficult, especially during the holidays when everyone else is drinking around you. So instead of cutting it out altogether, aim to keep any drinks to two a day, and cut down on the amount of alcohol in each one.

Like a beer? Maybe think to cut down to a light one. Look forward to that glass of wine at the end of the day?

Maybe try a spritzer (perfect in the summertime).

Soft and energy drinks

Ah, loaded with sugar and lots of chemicals that really aren’t great for your body.

If you really don’t like drinking water straight, maybe switch to something less loaded up with bad stuff like a soda water with a splash of lime juice and a tiny splash of cordial.

A lot less sugar and no caffeine.

Coffee altenatives

Some think this is the hardest part.

That jolt of caffeine in the morning can be the difference between getting out of bed or hiding under the covers.

One coffee in the morning is fine, it’s when this stretches out to 3 or more during the day that the negative health affects kick in.

 

A US study of spiders showed that when they were given caffeine, their webs that that wove were scattered, full of holes and very patchy.

Caffeine does the same to humans. It can make you jittery, scattered and unfocused.

So if you have to have one, try to keep to just one in the morning, then for the rest of the day try herbal teas.

Not quite the same as a coffee, but there are some great fruit ones that taste great.

All time top detox tip

Get a massage.

Massage is a sensational way to clean out the toxins in your body, as it works on your lymphatic system, increases the blood flow around your body, helps with your digestive system and generally pumps your body full of endorphins and other feel good chemicals the healthy way.

Tips For A Detox Diet

  • To begin, start to wean yourself off caffeine and alcohol. This can cause headaches so start gradually until they are totally eliminated.

  • Stock up on herbal detox teas and healthy fresh food. Remove any sugar, sweets, junk food or other unhealthy foods from you cupboards.

  • Foods to avoid – anything with caffeine or sugar in it. Also diary and wheat products, and salt, margarine, butter, proteins such as beef and pork, fast foods such as hot chips, and beverages like coffee, wine and soft drinks.

  • As part of the detox diet, drink a minimum of two liters of water each day.

  • Choose organic foods wherever possible.

  • Exercise daily as part of your detox programme.

  • During your first week you may experience tiredness, headaches, stiffness, muscle and joint pain, cramps in the stomach, pimples and wind. This is just your body adjusting to the new diet.

  • If you really want something sweet try some frozen grapes.

  • If you are craving coffee, dandelion tea is a great substitute.

  • If you are craving carbohydrates, cinnamon tea is a good way to dampen the craving.

  • And as a snack, try some baked potato chips with no oil.

  • Eat lots of fruits and vegetables, especially green leafy vegetables.

  • Eat less salt as this is what can cause you to retain fluids, giving you that puffy look that you are trying to avoid.

  • Use herbs and spices to flavour your meals instead of fats and sauces.

  • Herbal teas are a great in a detox, flavorsome way to up your water intake

  • Gets lots of sleep, so that your body is able to recharge itself.

  • Book in regular massages. Massaging the muscles speeds up the release of toxins from the body.

  • Detox Juicing - 

  • A great way for you to support your detox is with vitamin packed juices. Don’t go overboard, but one fresh squeezed juice each day can help your body with extra nutrients and extra energy.

  • Here Are Some Of Our Favourite Juices

  • Apple, orange and carrot: packed with vitamin C to energize and give you a lift

  • Papaya, melon and grapes: papaya is soothing on the stomach, this juice is also fab for your liver and kidneys

  • Carrot, beetroot and celery: a good kick-start morning juice. I was never a great fan of beetroot but fresh beetroot in a vegetable juice gives it a lovely light but sweet twist and is also great for you

  • More on juicing is here

  • Cabbage, fennel and apple: this is an ideal cleansing juice. Be sure to add a couple of apples, half a small cabbage and half a fennel bulb and maybe even a spoonful of lemon or lime juice

Detox Massage With Ripple

Gold Coast Bulletin

THE ONLY thing better than treating yourself to a massage is not having to leave the comfort of your own home to do so.

Ripple Massage is based throughout Australia and has an extensive, delicious menu of massages and body treatments available, all of which can be provided at your convenience.

My treatment of choice was the two-hour Detox massage package, something Ripple Massage managing director Ali Saoirse says every woman should treat herself to.

Claire, my massage therapist, arrived right on time, massage table and iPod in hand. After she had set up, Claire instructed me to make myself comfortable on my lounge and then produced a hot foot soak with peppermint and lime to rejuvenate my tired feet.

After they’d soaked, she patted them dry and got me to lie on the massage table where she began the second part of my detox, treatment a full body aromatherapy massage with essential oils that Ali makes herself.

As Claire’s expert hands worked their magic, finding my tender spots and releasing the knots, my mind began to drift as my body fully relaxed.

Then, while I was still lying on my front, Claire began to exfoliate my body with a walnut, tangerine and lime scrub designed to polish the skin and get rid of dead cells. This was then wiped off with a steaming hot towel and dried before being covered back over.

I then rolled over on to my back and the massage/exfoliation/detox bliss continued.

Claire applied an organic green clay and cucumber mask to my face before working her way down to my feet for a reflexology massage, thumbing away at the hours spent walking, standing and running.

By the time she was finished with my feet, the face mask was dry and Claire set to work removing it with hot towels.

Claire then massaged my neck, shoulders and head, which was, in my  opinion, the very best part of the treatment. When she was finished I practically rolled off the table, every muscle in my body relaxed and with the added bonus of soft, shiny skin.

It’s something I will definitely be doing again… and again… and again.

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