How To Choose the Right Detox Spa

If you are looking to indulge in a peaceful wellness retreat, there is a good chance that a Detox Spa, like Deer Lake Lodge and Spa, is just the answer.  Detox Spas, or Destination Spas offer programs to promote better health by helping remove environmental, psychological (like stress and worry), and dietary toxins from your body. The truth is that you are exposed to far more toxins in your everyday life than ever before.  And people who detox at spas generally lose weight, gain energy, and walk away feeling relaxed and calmer.

A Detox Spa is 100% geared toward health and wellness.  It’s an experience you can only find at just a few dozen locations around the US.  Thinking about what you want from your detox experience will help you narrow down the right Destination Spa for you.  Do you have a special interest or goal like losing weight, detoxing, or revving up your fitness routine? Do you want to go on a yoga retreat, learn how to meditate, spend lots of time hiking, or just hang out with a friend and get some relaxing spa treatments? Whatever you desire, it does pay to do your research.

            Questions to Think about When You’re Choosing a Detox Spa

  •  What is the Detox Spa’s program; is it a juice fast with supplements, raw food, vegetarian/vegan?

  • Do you want to be restricted with alcoholic beverages, caffeine, or calories?

  •  Is there medical supervision?

  • Do you have a medical issue you want to address?

  • Are you going through the detox program with other people, or is it self-directed?

  • Is there colon hydro-therapy available?

  • Do you need a prescription? 

  • What spa services are offered?

  • Does the detox spa offer educational lectures?

  • How important is the educational aspect?  

  • Are classes mandatory or optional?

  • Are the surroundings luxurious or rustic?

  • How important is a luxurious room? (Some destination spas have basic rooms, on the theory that no one is going to be hanging out there much).

  • Do you want an intimate atmosphere where it's easy to meet people or a larger setting?

  • How much does it cost?

  • How long do you want to stay at the destination spa? The minimum stay can range from two nights to a week.

A good detox spa should provide you with Colon Hydro-Therapy treatments, Yoga Classes, Life Enhancement Classes and Lectures that inform and inspire you. Whichever cleansing program you decide to do, it is important to take note of how you are feeling throughout the program. Take notice of your energy levels, digestion, mood, and sleep. It is very common to have some “detox” symptoms the first few days, such as headaches, nausea, fatigue and irritability.

It is also advised to limit high-intensity physical activity for the first few days of your cleanse so that the body can naturally eliminate toxins without extra stress. Walking, stretching, and light yoga, would all be permitted during this time.

The most important thing to remember is to STAY HYDRATED —this is your top priority whenever you are cleansing. Water helps to eliminate toxins from the body so that they don’t continue circulating in the blood stream.

Some programs work best if you’ve followed the dietary guidelines for at least 3 to 4 days before your arrival. This prepares your system to make the most of your opportunity while staying at a Detox Spa. Always ask questions before you arrive so that you can prepare for your stay.  Preparation and research on the right program beforehand can maximize your success!

K. Addis