Following a weekend detox will give your body a break from its toxic load and leave you feeling refreshed. This weekend includes all the elements of detoxing to enable your body to get rid of waste products more effectively and improve your underlying health. A trip to a health spa for a weekend can be expensive, but with a little planning you can easily create your own health spa at home.
What’s in the program?
The goal of this weekend is to follow a clean eating schedule that incorporates juices to stimulate the cleansing of organs in the body, as well as giving your digestive system a rest. Other elements include various treatments, such as aromatherapy, massage, movement, breath, and body scrubs to help the detox process as well as making you feel and look good. You will also need to exercise to make your body function more efficiently and to help the elimination process. The spiritual element incorporates meditation and visualization to help you detox your mind and induce inner harmony.
Make sure your house is clean and tidy- or at least the rooms you will be using so that you are not distracted by the need to do housework. Your bedsheets should be clean and fresh, as well as your nightwear/leisure wear.
What you will need
Self care appointments made ahead of time. (massage, facial, sauna, Reiki etc).
Selection of reading material (not work related)
Notepad or diary
Art materials: raid your kid’s supplies, pencils, paints, modeling clay. Or treat yourself to a new kit from a local shop.
Nonstress space for meditation and breathwork
Essential oils for relaxation. Some examples - lavender, rose, jasmine. What you like.
Music to relax to.
Taking a break from electronics, work, social media, tv etc.
Clean eating includes no chemicals, preservatives, or processed foods. Take some time to clean out your refrigerator and pantry.
Buy your food ahead of time including a variety of fresh fruit and vegetables - organic if possible
Herbal teas and filtered or bottled water
A menu guideline will be given. Use this as a suggestion, leaving room for your personal tastes and dietary needs. Keep it simple, keep it clean. We will provide some simple and clean eating recipes that we like if you need some inspiration.
This program is designed to be carried out over a weekend because that’s usually when most people can be free of work. Plan in advance to make the detox program go as smoothly as possible. If you have a partner and/or children, arrange for them to make plans for the weekend. You don’t have to follow the time tables exactly, they are designed to give you a rough idea of how long each activity will take; do the program at your pace. LIve classes will also be recorded.
Before you start
2 days before the detox, cut down on tea and coffee, meat, processed foods, and alcohol. This will help reduce withdrawal symptoms, but be prepared to feel headachy, hungry, and lethargic on Saturday. This is part of the detox process. By Monday morning you will be feeling energized and full of life!
What to avoid
As well as following the weekend detox program as closely as possible, you should plan to eliminate coffee, alcohol, cigarettes, and nonessential drugs. Avoid salt and oil, and use fresh herbs and lemon or lime juice to season your food. You want to give your digestive system a rest, it’s best not to eat too much.
The aim of this weekend program is to coax our mind and body to rid itself of waste, replacing it with revitalizing and nurturing foods and thoughts.