If you want to renew your wellness routine in 2019, begin by detoxing through your feet! With small steps and attainable goals to get the most out of every day. Rather than try to jump from couch to cardio, kick-start with a simple cleanse; something people the world over have been utilizing for thousands of years.
It’s true; we live in a dirty world. Processed food, air pollutants and household chemicals accumulate in our body over time. The havoc toxins wreak on the immune system can lead to health issues like joint pain, breakouts, fatigue, depression, anxiety, and foggy headedness.
Our body has a few systems in place to detoxify itself (the liver, kidneys, and lymphatic system), but we can give it a little boost by eating more veggies, sweating and doing a detox.
While the many benefits of detoxing can vary, people generally find they have more energy, healthier skin and hair, a stronger immune system, and an improved sense of wellbeing, making them more resilient to stress. Whether used alone or in combination, massage, cupping, dry skin brushing, and juice cleansing are just a few of the great ways people experience detox benefits. What’s better? Detoxing can be done simply and safely through your feet. Talk about easy!
According to Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), a 5,000 year old practice, the foot is an intricate map of acupressure points that correspond to specific bodily organs. And it’s the feet where toxins settle, especially when a sedentary lifestyle renders our cleansing lymphatic system sluggish and slow. By gently massaging these acupressure points in the feet, specially trained massage therapists and reflexologists can open up the pathways to specific areas and organs in the body to help draw out toxins. Plus, it feels great and is the perfect way to relax.
During the winter months when we’re most inactive, your body can best use the extra detoxifying boost it needs. The goal is to stimulate your body’s circulation, allowing your organs to detoxify and your body to cleanse itself and the easiest way is to begin with the feet. By kickstarting your wellness routine with a simple foot detox, you’ll jump into the new year feeling refreshed and give the winter blues the boot.