The History of Detox

Let’s face it. Western medicine has (and is) failing us. A more recent analysis estimates 128,000 Americans die each year as a result of taking medications as prescribed – or nearly five times the number of people killed by overdosing on prescription painkillers and heroin, according to US News.

Detoxification was (and is) a key component of its methods, reminding us again that toxins have been a known problem from the very beginning of medicine and healing. Ancient Biblical regulations for life and for temple activity include dietary restrictions, physical cleansing and aromatic cleansing.

Detoxification is an ancient process that dates back as far as the Roman, Greek, Native American and Indian Cultures. The premise surrounds around the process of purification and cleansing. Many effective techniques are still sound ways to rid the body of toxins.

Detoxification, or detox, generally refers to the process of removing toxins from the body. In the case of substance use, detox specifically refers to the period of time that the body is allowed to process or metabolize any unnaturally foreign substance in the system and, in doing so, clears their toxic influence.

Basically, detoxification means cleansing the blood. This is done by removing impurities from the blood in the liver, where toxins are processed for elimination. The body also eliminates toxins through the kidneys, intestines, lungs, lymphatic system, and skin.

Common Symptoms of “Withdrawal” from a toxic lifestyle include:

  • Bad breath
  • Constipation
  • Achy, flu-like feeling
  • Fatigue
  • Headaches
  • Hunger
  • Irritability
  • Itchy skin

Our Detox Process

The toxic purging approach at Detox Day Spa is a full-body external detox which includes machine massage and toxin extraction through the feet and sweating via sauna. Massage therapy history dates back thousands of years to ancient cultures that believed in it’s medical benefits. The first written records of massage therapy are found in China and Egypt.

The initial detox process with us takes 2-3 hours and will last up to 3-4 days afterward with an alkaline water flush and hydration which you will take home with you. During this period, you will notice digestive changes, and more than normal urination and bowel movement for additional toxic purging.

The detox process is ongoing, and because many people have been exposed to additional and pervasive toxins from GMO additives to food, toxic ingredients to water and personal care products, such as tampons and deodorant. All of these combined are significantly lowering our immunity as well as the pH in our body opening us up to infections and illnesses.

Our approach now also includes an internal detox which includes fasting, plant-based supplements and herbs and a specific diet plan — all of which are rooted in Native American Shamanic culture.

Start your mini cleanse today with us by calling (248) 791-3936 or visiting