Now that the party is over, it’s time to Detox after Mardi Gras in New Orleans! Most New Orleanians will spend the day resting, or if they are Catholic, fasting and praying. As a self-care pharmacist, I know that a detox is the self-care prescription that we all need to refill. If you are looking for ways to recover and practice self-care in New Orleans, I can help you with that. Here are 5 Ways to Detox After Mardi Gras in New Orleans.
Book an Infrared Sauna Session
What your body really needs right now is a sweat session. In addition to detoxing, there are several other benefits of using an infrared sauna such as improved circulation, relaxation, clear and tighter skin and relief from sore muscles. When you book your session, make sure that you drink water, choose the right temperature and time. While you are in there sauna, you can relax, meditate, listen to music or watch TV.
Options for infrared saunas in New Orleans are: Drop Sauna, Vibrant Market, Float Nola
Start a Juice Cleanse
Most people usually kick off the new year with a juice cleanse as a “reset” after unhealthy eating or alcohol consumption. Juice cleanses consist of only fruit and vegetable juices and can anywhere from 1 to 7 days depending on how serious you are.
Options for juice cleanses in New Orleans include: The Antidote Juice, Botanicals Nola, Green Fork
Book a Massage
Whenever I need to press pause, a spa day is always my top choice. Spa services such as Swedish massages or facials the perfect way to detox. Massage therapy can aid in the removal of toxins from the body. Lactic acid, metabolic byproducts, and waste that build up over time can be removed by massages. Make sure that you hydrate for the best benefit.
Options for massage therapy in New Orleans include: Windsor Court Spa, Roosevelt Spa, Woodhouse
Try IV Hydration Therapy
One of the quickest ways to relieve dehydration is with intravenous therapy. IV hydration therapy is the infusion of fluids, electrolytes and vitamins that you may have lost over the weekend. The typical session can last from 45-60 minutes.
Options for IV hydration therapy in New Orleans include: Remedy Room, Drip Hydration
After a weekend of nonstop partying, the last thing you may want to do is exercise. No, I’m not suggesting that you run a marathon. Take advantage of a free first time workout at one of the new gyms or fitness centers.
Options for fitness classes in New Orleans include: Body Shoppe, Pure Barre, Orange Theory, Cycle Bar
How do you plan to detox this week?
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