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Prepping a Critical Part of Detox Therapy

Many people use the New Year as an opportunity to detoxify with therapies like infrared sauna, lymphatic drainage and colon cleansing. To get the best results, proper preparation is important, according to Cleansing Concepts, which offers these and other detox therapies at its locations in Garden City and Smithtown, New York, and Red Bank, New Jersey.

For example, hydration helps offset electrolytes lost through sweat during an infrared sauna, so it’s critical to drink plenty of water ahead of time. Many people also choose to bring water with them to drink during a session. And because skin needs to be able to breathe, it’s advisable to shower prior to the session, and don’t apply lotion, makeup or deodorant. Lymphatic drainage is another therapy designed to flush out toxins, so the same basic preparation protocols apply: good hydration and no lotion, makeup or deodorant.

For a colon cleansing session, start preparing 24 to 48 hours ahead of time by eating as few solid foods as possible. Cleansing Concepts recommends doing a juice or smoothie cleanse, or at the very least eating a light diet of fruits, vegetables, soups and salads. They offer their own natural products that can be taken before a cleanse to help with prep.

Cleansing Concepts also offers FIT Bodywrap and ionic footbath sessions for detoxification. 

Locations: 825 East Gate Blvd., Garden City, NJ (516-640-5322); 2 Bridge Ave., Red Bank, NJ (732-741-2444); and 269 E. Main St., Ste. F1, Smithtown, NY (631-656-6313). For more information, visit CleansingConceptsWorld.com.


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