The contrast between hot and cold water increases circulation, promotes detoxification and strengthens the immune system. This helps bring nutrients, oxygen and immune cells to damaged and stressed tissues and carries away metabolic waste, inflammatory by-products and other toxic substances.
1.Start with three minutes of hot water followed by less than one minute of cold water.
2.Repeat this pattern at least once, always finishing with cold (e.g. 3 minutes hot – 1 minute cold – 3 minutes hot – 1 minute cold).
Many cultures use sauna cleansing as a regular part of detoxification and cleansing. It is a powerful method of eliminating environmental chemicals that are stored in fat cells.
1.Find a dry heat sauna that has not been treated with toxic chemicals.
2.You should not be hungry, have just eaten, or feel weak.
3.Exercise for 20 to 30 minutes. Cardiovascular exercise, such as running or using a treadmill or exercise bicycle, is necessary to stimulate the circulation of blood and lymph to the deep tissues.
4.The recommended length of time in the sauna varies according to the condition. Sittings of about 15 minutes at a time are recommended in a low temperature sauna. In advanced sauna cleanses, up to 45 minutes at a time are recommended, but it is essential that the sauna be low temperature and the person stays hydrated with water and minerals. Heavy sweating after 10 to 15 minutes is a sign that the sauna is too warm.
5.In order to increase circulation and mobilize chemicals from fat tissue, niacin supplements are sometimes recommended for 2 to 3 weeks with daily sauna therapy. A health care practitioner should be consulted to ensure the safety and efficacy of the detox.
Skin brushing facilitates skin cleansing by stimulating the lymphatic system to eliminate toxins through the skin. Approximately 10% of body elimination occurs through the skin, working in conjuction with other organs of elimination such as the colon, kidneys, and lungs. If one of these organs is stressed and not eliminating waste products efficiently, a greater burden may be placed on the remaining organs. This is why people with chronic constipation often have skin conditions such as acne.
Skin cleansing is essential for eliminating pesticides and other drugs and environmental chemicals. It also improves blood circulation throughout the body and removes dead skin cells and debris that clog pores
1.Buy a natural, not synthetic, bristle brush, since it does not scratch the surface of the skin.
2.Buy a brush with a long handle, so that you’re able to get to the areas of your body, that are not easy to reach, when doing your own skin brushing. 3.Skin brush, before showering or bathing, at least once per day, and twice, if possible.
4.Do not wet skin, since it will not have the same effect, because this stretches the skin.
5.Brush the soles of the feet first, because the nerve endings there affect the whole body, next brush the ankles, calves, and thighs, then brush across your stomach and buttocks and lastly brush your hands to the arms.
6.Always skin brush towards the heart.
7.Do circular counter-clockwise strokes on the abdomen. Do lighter strokes over and around breasts, but do not brush the nipples.
8.Brush each part of the body several times vigorously, completely brushing the whole body.
9.Take a warm bath or shower, which should always be followed by a cool rinse at the end to invigorate blood circulation and stimulate surface warmth.
10.Wash your brush every few weeks in water and let it dry.