Clean up your act
Still hungover? Kick off the new year now with one of these detox programs.
If you’re looking to slim down…
Sticking to your resolution of a workout routine will do wonders for your figure, but you can also give yourself a little boost with the Power Body Detox. After slathering your skin in mud clay and wrapping you up like a cocoon, the therapist hooks you up to the detox machine by placing wired pads on your body. By sending short waves through your body and stimulating your skin, the treatment is intended to improve collagen production, increase circulation and push toxins out. One session should help reduce water weight, but if reduced cellulite or varicose veins is what you seek, sign up for a package deal.
Cost $180 for 60-minute session; $918 for series of six
Where to get it exhale (945 N State St, 312-988-9299, exhalespa.com)
If you need to sweat it out…
We’ll take a wrap and moisturizing massage over ten hungry days on the Master Cleanse any time. Good thing this Dead Sea mud wrap also has the potential of cleaning out your insides. Dry brushing all over your body prior to the wrap aims to stimulate the lymphatic system (translation: help flush toxins out of your body by increasing circulation) and help your skin absorb the nutrient-rich minerals. Maximize the wrap’s effect by first spending a peaceful 30 minutes in the infrared sauna, where short radiant heat waves help you sweat out the bad stuff.
Cost $110 for 60-minute wrap, $145 for 90-minute wrap; $20 for 30-minute sauna add-on ($25 for sauna only)
Where to get it Allyu (600 W Chicago Ave, 312-755-1313, allyuspa.com)
If you want to revamp your diet…
Studies indicate that you’re more likely to stick with a workout program if you do it with friends, and we’d venture to say the same for diets. Fitness and health coach Bonita Kindle’s Detox/cleanse workshop walks students through four weeks of trying out different types of eating, from vegan to alkaline/acid balancing, but custom tailors every weekly plan to your personal needs and background. Sign up by e-mailing info@BonitaKindle.com or calling 773-883-1593.
Where to get it Vitamin Shoppe (2747 N Clark St, 773-244-8202, vitaminshoppe.com. Tue 12, Jan 19, 26 and Feb 2, 6:30–8pm)
If you need a simple, fresh starting point…
Christy Lyons’s four-hour Detox 101 Yoga workshop covers quite a bit of cleansing territory. Learn about everything from digestion to stress management through a lecture and discussion, glean tips about healthy eating on the go and practice detox-focused yoga. Fresh fruit, nuts and tea will satiate your appetite.
Where to get it Chicago Women’s Fitness Camp (30 E Adams St, suite 900, 312-371-0776, chicagoswomensfitnesscamp.com. Sat 9, 10am–2pm)