At our natural health center, our basic detoxification services in VA are simple, safe, and effective. We have categorized our basic detoxification services into three groups to help you gauge what type of detoxification best suits your needs.
Holistic Family Practice provides an infrared sauna for our patients to utilize in order to detoxify their bodies. The primary detoxification goal of having the infrared dry sauna in the wellness center is to gently increase circulation while decreasing unhealthy bacteria in the gastrointestinal (GI) system. Your immune system will thank you!
Health Benefits of Infrared Sauna
- The infrared rays enter the body and convert into energy which stimulates the body tissues. This helps the body to change fat cells into sweat and resultantly a person will lose fat and weight. You can burn 400-600 calories in just one 30-minute Infrared Dry Sauna detoxification session.
- Helps flush out toxins.
- Improves metabolism.
- Relaxes muscles and helps to eliminate shoulder, neck, and back pain.
- Speeds up the healing process. Patients who suffer from sprains and strains must use the sauna to recover quickly.
- Improves blood circulation.
- Relieves arthritis pain.
- Boosts immune system.
- Helps relax and rejuvenate the body.
- Removes oil, dirt, makeup from clogged pores and improves skin problems.
Steam therapy has been used by traditional healing systems around the world to improve and maintain good health naturally through the use of steam baths. Turkish baths, Indian sweat lodges, Finnish saunas, Japanese steam rooms — these are just a few examples of cultures that harness the power of steam for deep relaxation and healing, as well as detoxification and cleansing. Hippocrates discovered that by stimulating the body’s ability to create a fever the body would heal itself naturally from many diseases.
Our basic steam treatment is an invigorating metabolism booster. The participant lies down on a massage table and a canopy is lowered over the person before the detoxification begins. The person’s head is out of the canopy and a towel is draped to prevent steam from moving into the person’s face. Cold towels or cold packs can be placed on the head upon request to cool the body. Aromatherapy and herbs can be added to the steam bath to offer additional health benefits.
Health Benefits of Steam
- Increase metabolism to burn off calories.
- Remove toxins through sweat.
- Improve circulation.
- Improve cardiovascular function.
- Detoxify from heavy metals i.e.: lead, mercury, zinc, and nickel.
- Promotes deep relaxation (good for adrenal system).
- Reduces joint stiffness, muscle spasms.
- Dilates blood vessels to promote oxygenation.
An Ionic Foot Detox bath takes place in a foot tub capable of negatively charging ions, which attract toxins. Positive ions help assist the body’s natural detoxification process and help the body to detox more efficiently.
The ionic foot detox machine is a modern day energy device that safely and effectively helps balance the body’s natural energy system. More specifically, it also works in essence by introducing a high level of negative ions into the water of a foot bath/soak, and the feet, utilizing principles of reflexology and the science of ionization and osmosis, create a positive cellular environment and enable the body’s natural detoxification abilities and processes to function at their maximum during this detoxification treatment.
Negative ions attract positive ions. For this reason, it is recommended that you add a clear quartz crystal to the water to enhance the cleansing effect during an Ionic Foot Detox bath session.
Health Benefits of Ionic Foot Detox
- Help promote purging of heavy metals i.e.: lead, mercury, zinc, and nickel.
- Create a balanced pH level in body.
- Reduce inflammation.
- Purge body of excess yeast.
- Detoxify the liver.
- Promotes relaxation (good for adrenal system).
- Cleanse the lymphatic system.
- Enhance immune system.
- Eliminate toxins.
The biomat is a FDA licensed medical device that uses state of the art Far Infrared Light therapy along with negative ion and amethyst minerals. The biomat emits long wave far infrared rays that penetrate 6-8 inches into the body, therefore not only having the benefit on the muscles but also the cells including the blood vessels, lymph glands, and nerves in the body. Far Infrared relieves pain as well as stress by stimulating the biological function of the cell, potentially relieving neuralgia, backache, arthritis pain in addition to assisting in the elimination of toxins and carbon dioxide from the blood. The biomat has the following health benefits.
- Improved immune system function
- Improved circulation and cardiovascular function
- Pain relief
- Increased metabolism and weight control
- Easing joint pain and stiffness
- Stress and fatigue reduction
- Improved skin health
- Overall feeling of balance