Mar 18, 2009

Sesonal Cleanse

Seasonal Cleanse

By: Melissa Dudum-Maya

With winter snow melting away and the weather warming, spring sees new life emerge. Tap into the cycle of renewal with one of these spa solutions designed to bring out a new you.

Condition: Dull Skin
Solution: Korean Body Scrub (from $55, 50 minutes)
During this ancient Korean bathhouse ritual, your body is vigorously scrubbed with abrasive gloves to stimulate circulation and regenerate skin cells. Not for the timid, the treatment is traditionally administered in a group room.
Try it at home: Use Earth Therapeutics Exfoliating Hydro Gloves daily to smooth skin ($5,

Condition: Sluggish Digestion
Solution: Colon Hydrotherapy (from $95 per 45-minute session)
Low-pressure warm water is pumped into your rectum through a rubber hose to flush out waste in the large intestine. When the water drains, it brings along accumulated waste from the digestive tract.
Try it at home: Colonic irrigation can be done at home using an enema kit (from $10,

Condition: Seasonal Flab
Solution: Personal Trainer (from $60 per hour)
During a one-on-one consultation, an exercise regimen is tailored to your fitness goals. Ongoing sessions help you maintain your motivation. Check with your local gym, as most have certified trainers, or search on
Try it at home: Book workout time with a friend to help keep you on track.

Condition: Feeling Unfulfilled
Solution: Life Coaching (from $1,200 for three months of weekly appointments)
Through in-person consultations and phone discussions, you'll get help setting and achieving personal goals. To find a life coach near you, visit
Try it at home: Read Coach Yourself: Make Real Change in Your Life by Anthony M. Grant and Jane Greene ($20,

Condition: Run-down System
Solution: Naturopathic Consultation (from $120 per hour)
You may be prescribed vitamins, herbs, or acupuncture, among other remedies. Find a licensed ND near you at
Try it at home: Lise Alschuler, N.D., president of the American Association of Naturopathic Physicians, recommends sleeping eight hours a night, exercising daily, and reducing intake of alcohol and sugar.

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