In the Club Spa e-newsletter, which goes out twice a month, I get to answer one of the many spa questions our readers send in. Here is the Q & A from this week. Am sharing it because I have received an avalanche of response and follow-up questions. Detox is a hot topic!
Thought I would share the exchange:
I live in California and would like to spend a week not too far away, with an emphasis on detox.
There is spa detox and then there is addiction detox. You are probably referring to spa detox, which you will find at both the in Mexico (just 30 minutes south of San Diego) and We Care Spa Juice Fasting & Spiritual Retreat in Palm Springs, California.
Your questions gives me a chance to mention something about the somewhat controversial reality TV show “Celebrity Rehab with Dr. Drew.” It gives a good glimpse into the difference between detoxing at a spa and detoxing at an alcohol and drug addiction treatment center. While yoga and other spa-like components are part of many alcohol and drug addiction residential treatment programs (even the Betty Ford Center in California has a pool, gym, fitness, yoga, meditation classes and massages available on Sundays), detox at these rehab centers is medically supervised and very different than detoxing at a spa.
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