11 Apr Spring Detox: Three Treatments to Health, Energy, and Harmony
The changing of the seasons is a wonderful time to reset our body, mind, and spirit. It’s a practice I follow particularly in fall and spring. When autumn rolls around, I usually allow myself twenty-one days to prepare for the colder months; but in the spring, I honor traditions from many cultures and dive deep into a forty-day cleanse.
In the article, “The Mysterious Number 40” on the Humanity Healing University website, it is stated, “In every sacred reading from ancient traditions, we see the mentioning of the 40 days as precursors in creating a favorable environment for change and the deep preparation of the heart through the purging of the old and of obstacles in order to receive a new set of instructions and preparation for a new phase in life.”
Forty seems fitting for spring, and here I’ll share my journey of three different services I received at SunWater Spa to support my purging of the old to pave the way for the new.
The Chakra Journey
This massage was another deeply relaxing and rejuvenating therapy to support my spring ritual. According to Gabriela Silva, Spa Services Manager, “In this treatment, we use seven uniquely luxurious blends designed with the finest natural and organic ingredients. Each oil is vibrationally attuned to one of the seven basic chakras and their corresponding colors, and each will nourish different aspects of our physical, emotional, and mental well-being. Using these seven oils and introducing each chakra with simple keywords and with the delicious scents, this treatment invites relaxation and aligns the chakras so your energy can flow in a balanced way. You have nothing to do but relax and receive the treatment as a journey within.”
Massage therapist Drsta Govinda rubbed each of the oils into the palms of his hand and encouraged me to inhale deeply before he applied them to the areas associated with each chakras. As I inhaled, he shared a statement for each oil and the associated chakra. For instance, for the crown chakra, he stated: “This oil opens us to receive the universal energy” and for the solar plexus, he said, “This oil invites clarity of purpose and a celebration of our individuality.”
As with the Ocean Dew oil, the Chakra Journey oils, are from Body Bliss Intentional Aromatherapy. The company states, “the Chakra Balance range work to activate and nourish the chakras. These products contain a variety of oils, as well as botanicals. The product line includes:
Vital– with a base of sesame oil, extra virgin olive oil, jojoba oil, and sunflower oil, this blend was infused with organic geranium, organic rosemary, organic ginger, organic cypress, and calendula CO2 extract.
Sensuous – sunflower oil, sesame oil, jojoba oil, and apricot kernel oil created the base for this oil with a blend of citrus, organic pink grapefruit, jasmine absolute, and natural vitamin E.
Radiant– here, sunflower seed oil and apricot kernel oil were combined with organic lemon peel, ecosensible chamomile, organic vanilla, amber, and natural vitamin E.
Heartful– sunflower oil, jojoba oil, avocado oil, evening primrose oil, and natural vitamin E, was mixed with rose maroc, organic geranium, rosewood, organic sweet basil, organic vetiver, and sandalwood.
Inspired – sunflower oil, safflower oil, extra virgin olive oil, soybean oil, aloe vera leaf extract, and arnica flower extract were combined with pure essential oil blend of organic peppermint, cajeput, organic clove bud, organic sweet marjoram, sandalwood, organic vetiver, cassia, and menthol.
Tranquil – this soothing blend included sunflower oil, jojoba oil, avocado oil, natural vitamin E, and a pure essential oil blend of organic clary sage, organic lemon peel, patchouli, organic spearmint, organic peppermint, violet leaf absolute, and sandalwood.
If you’re looking for support in body, mind, and spirit on multiple levels, The Chakra Journey massage is the one to choose.
A spring detox protocol can often feel challenging and filled with deprivation. However, when we embrace a cleansing ritual with the intention to be kind and gentle with ourselves––and sprinkle in spa treatments to support our process––there is light, vitality, and hopefulness awaiting us at the end of this journey.
To nurture yourself and embrace a spring cleanse, even if you’re not ready to embrace a full forty-day challenge, schedule a spa day SunWater Spa. When we treat ourselves with kindness and self-love, we can then share it with the world.