TAKE A DETOXIFICATION BATH
The skin is the largest cleansing organ in the body. When you sweat your skin eliminates more toxins and waste than the colon and kidneys combined! During your cleanse, try to soak with 1 – 2 cups of Epsom salt, mineral salts or sea salts for about 15 minutes. What happens is that the Epsom salts draws lactic acid out of the muscle and the sulphur elements help detoxify and draw the acid and toxins out of your body.
VISIT THE SAUNA
Spending about 30 minutes in the sauna will stimulate the therapeutic sweating you will experience during the cleanse and will allow the skin to act as a third kidney.
DRY BODY BRUSHING
Dry body brushing will aid lymphatic drainage, open up the pores on your skin and allow for optimal performance of your sweat glands. This can accentuate the process of eliminating acids from the cells in your body. Keep in mind that your skin can eliminate more than one pound of waste acid each day from your body. Dry brushing is especially effective before a shower, bath or trip to the sauna.
ACUPUNCTURE OR ACUPRESSURE
Often times these treatments are used to heal or help a variety of symptoms that cause discomfort. During your cleanse you may find these treatments helpful in relieving headaches and other symptoms you may have.
Getting fresh air is important for a healthy body and mind, but breathing properly is also an important factor that is often overlooked. Breathing from the diaphragm often accelerates the removal of physical and emotional waste and will help give you relief and clarity. This can also reduce anxiety and help remove the carbon dioxide from you respiratory system. Try taking a few seconds every day to relax and take a few deep breaths.
Getting out and walking in the fresh air will enhance the detoxification process. Avoid heavy exercise and running as this may cause a drop in blood sugar and energy levels.
The calming benefits of meditation can help you to get through your detox with less stress and with more ease.
THINGS TO AVOID
This may sound obvious but please avoid smoking, drinking alcohol, drinking caffeinated drinks, dairy products, chocolate, sugar, spicy foods, and wheat during your juice cleanse.