From Our Editors
A The Detox Studio's intimate setting, the wellness expert aims to purge bodies of the debris associated with living in an industrialized society. Such debris—chemicals, inorganic compounds, and elevator music—hides in muscle tissue and skin pores, so the therapist uses organic and natural spa treatments to draw it out.
Many of the studio's services focus on massage. During these 40- to 90-minute treatments, the therapist armed with organic lotions kneads muscles until they feel like putty, a process that releases stored toxins and improves circulation. Other services use herbs to detoxify. The herbal detox wrap, for example, relies on herbs to drain lymphatic channels. Several services focus more on rejuvenation, including the Ayurvedic shirodhara treatment, during which the therapist slowly pours of stream of warm oil over the client's forehead as a soothing finish to a 30-minute head, shoulder, and neck massage.