Downtown San Diego is home to many addictive temptations, from restaurants to wine bars and nightclubs. On one single block, you will stumble upon 10 delicious ways to indulge. In no way is this a bad thing, but lifestyle overstimulation can lead to a series of pesky problems if you’re not careful. Calorie-packed cuisine and flowing sugary spirits make for a great Friday night, but bloated bellies and pounding headaches are never fun come Saturday morning. In a city with unlimited possibility, balance is key.
The newest downtown opening is not another mega-club, but a wellness refuge in which you can get away from it all. Detox Lounge is a new breed of ultra-lounge, offering organic health food and detox spa treatments. When you need a break from the bright Gaslamp lights, head east to Detox Lounge, now open on J Street.
The downtown demographic will be drawn to the Aqua Detox Foot Bath Hangover Treatment. During this non-invasive form of alternative therapy, your feet are submerged in a solution of salt water. When settled, an electric current is passed through the solution which assists in rebalancing your bio-energy field and stimulating your body for self detoxification, slowly removing acidic toxins out of your bloodstream over 30 minutes. If you have a queasy stomach, keep those hangover-proof sunglasses on, as you’ll be able to see the residue from the toxins appear in the foot bath, many times in shades of orange, green or even black, depending on how wild your night was. More interesting, the trained therapists can tell what symptoms you’re suffering from just by the smell of the released toxins. The Aqua Detox Foot Bath gives the body a useable energy boost and can remove fatigue and rejuvenate the spirit, whether you’re hungover or just in a mid-week slump. $40 per session or $100 for series of three
A complementary detox treatment is the Infrared Sauna, which is said to offer all the healthy benefits of natural sunlight without any of the dangerous effects, while allowing the body to sweat and eliminate most toxins the natural way. The Detox Lounge difference is in the infrared heater, designed to emit infrared radiant heat which is absorbed directly into the body. In contrast, in a regular sauna, the body is only indirectly heated by air or steam. $35 per session or $150 for series of $150
After you detox, fill up with organic goods. Detox Lounge does a fun twist on take-out food: Veggies-To-Go Foodie Bag, fresh, raw, locally-grown cuisine prepared by Chef Rory Canfield. For those seeking a serious cleanse, jump on the Infused Renaissance Juice Program, a 3 or 5 day juice cleanse featuring six all-natural juices packed with 15-20 pounds of organic, raw fruits and vegetables. Pricing varies on order size.
To jump start the New Year in good health, visit Detox Lounge in San Diego.
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