The sun is finally poking through and, instead of feeling jubiliant I was feeling sluggish, the aftermath of a winter filled with lattes, York Peppermint Patties and many a flute of Veuve Clicquot champagne. Time to purify. Oh, to spend a week fasting and hiking at the celeb detox haven We Care Spa in Palm Desert. But, alas, no time or budget. So, I began investigating my options right here in the Third Coast. I discovered Spa Soak, a chic little day spa in Bucktown known for homeopathic treatments designed to de-stress, detox and harmonize the frazzled mind. I signed on for a saturday afternoon seaweed scrub; a half hour treatment which, through a scrub and body wrap, encourages toxins sweat through the skin. AS she scrubbed, My technician explained how the salt/seaweed combination drains the lymphatic system and increases circulation.While I was wrapped up, she performed a head massage which almost made me forget that I had to head to Whole Foods, Toys R Us and pick up my kids by 3pm. When I stood up, my skin was silky smooth and I felt as if I had slept for thirteen hours. I bounded out of the spa determined to stay on the straight and narrow. After my iced latte.
Want to try a home detox? Mix six drops of peppermint oil in a steaming tub filled with a few lemon slices, orange slices and sliced ginger.