Massage, Bodywork, Health and Fitness

What is a Detox Massage


The concept of detoxing and cleansing has been spreading into the mainstream for some time now. Almost everyone has tried some kind of cleanse, or knows of someone who has. Well, maybe that can only be said about California, or the Bay Area. Probably most people have at least heard of it, via Dr. Oz, Dr. Mercola, etc. If I’m completely wrong and you haven’t heard, dieting is out and cleansing/detoxing is in!

We’ve recently added Detox Massage to our Massage Works repertoire. I was inspired to offer this after assisting at a Detox Retreat in the Santa Cruz Mountains. I have been training in and doing Ayurvedic massage and cleansing (Pancha Karma) for many years, and was reminded of what a difference it makes for people, how deep it goes, and how it can change a persons experience of their mind, body, and life.

“Panchakarma transformed my body at such a deep level I was able to show more of my authentic spirit and connect to the world around me.”

From my inspiration I decided to create a mini-session that includes massage, ancient Ayurvedic cleansing techniques, and modern detox therapies to give clients a taste of relaxation, rejuvenation, and the lightness and clarity that comes from the clearing of toxicity. They are great for:

  • Anyone during a cleanse or detox, such as the 10 Day Transformation Cleanse
  • Change of seasons
  • Inflammation issues
  • Lymphatic issues
  • Chronic pain
  • Lethargy, lack of energy or enthusiasm
  • Chronic stress
  • Overall wellness and preventative health care

Since every person’s body is different, these sessions are tailored to the client. They are made to address the current blocks in the body, open the meridians (channels of energy that power our organs and systems), pull out toxins, and nourish the tissues. They can include:

  • 55 min massage with organic coconut oil and/or herbalized oils
  • Acu-pressure points
  • Cupping
  • Lymphatic massage
  • Infrared therapy and negative ion treatment
  • Castor oil packing
  • Epsom and/or clay foot and/or hand soak
  • Essential oils
  • QRA Muscle Testing
  • Releasing subconscious blocks
  • Nourishing, anti-inflammatory green drink

Since all of my clients, and just about everyone I meet, have some type of inflammation and pain issues that are stress and toxicity induced, I knew this was something that would be beneficial for almost everyone. With that in mind, we will be offering these sessions with a generous discount throughout the summer for whomever would like to try them. They are normally $225 for 90 minutes, and will be offered at $160 for 90 minutes through August 2014. If you have any questions or would like more information feel free to contact me at Wishing you healthy and joyful living!

Mikyö Martin
Sweet Life Natural Health

Mikyö Martin is a certified massage and yoga therapist, and uses Quantum Reflex Analysis, Emotional Freedom Sessions, and the ancient wisdom of Ayurveda in her practice.  She focuses on natural detoxification, nutrition, and removing mental, emotional, and physical blockages so that you can experience greater levels of health and joy.

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