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Di Vapor unveils the new Modena!

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New for Autumn 2015, Di Vapor has released a new all glass steam shower aptly named the Modena, due to the popularity of the similar Savona model. This sleek 900 x 900mm low profile 1 person steam shower can be fitted into a corner or fitted against the centre of the a wall. A large swinging glass door entrance mounted at the front provides an elegant finish to set off even the newest contemporary bathrooms.

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The unit comes complete with an artificial marble low profile tray, and removable wooden bench so that you can remove it when not using the unit for steam maximising showering space. In addition to this, the Modena comes complete with everything required for the perfect spa escape including thermostatic valve controls for the overhead monsoon shower and handheld shower, hydro massage body jets, FM radio with MP3 & CD support and provision for aromatherapy.

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A beautiful sleek unit suited for the latest bathroom renovations. For more information please visit the following link: https://www.divapor.com/modena-shower/steam-shower-modena.php

 

A look into Lymphatic massage

As we’ve already looked at some pretty extreme methods of detoxifying in our previous posts The Lemon Detox, and an insight into Colonic Hydrotherapy, we thought we’d finish our detox series with something a little less challenging. Lymphatic Drainage massage may sound a little complicated, but don’t let the name put you off. This non-intrusive treatment consists of a gentle massage which works to encourage the lymphatic system, boosting the elimination of toxins from our body.

How does the lymphatic system work?

Lymph is a clear, white substance found in our bodies that works to carry nutrients, hormones and oxygen to our blood cells, collecting toxins and filtering them out with excess fluids from the blood via our lymph nodes – that’s basically where we sweat including the neck, behind the knees and under the armpits.

Unlike blood which has the heart to help move it around our bodies, our lymphatic system relies on muscle movements and blood vessel pressure to keep lymph moving. Whilst exercise is the most common way to stimulate the lymphatic system, the lymph’s can be stimulated via gentle brushing motions from the feet via the lymph nodes towards the heart. It sounds a little odd at first, but it is now widely available from most health spas around the country.

How does it benefit your body?

Boosting your lymph system can help to reduce water retention and raise your overall metabolic rate. You also look to take advantage of aesthetic benefits such as reduced cellulite, clearer skin and faster healing of small wounds and grazes. Considered as quite the wonder treatment by those that use it regularly, there is no simpler way to start your detox today.

Pick up the phone today, and book yourself in for an unforgettable experience that is the Lymphatic massage. You simply won’t regret it.

The importance of Detox

Each day the food that we eat and the air that we breathe causes a build up of toxins inside the body, causing many of us to feel tired, lethargic and unhealthy throughout. Many health experts believe the toxins we take in are a primary cause of many health illnesses, pains and disease.

How do I get started?

Taking the above  into account, many of us are making detoxing part of our regular routines, rather than just an annual event. Founder of BeautifulBreak, a detox food, states “More than ever, people want to cleanse their bodies through detox treatments to prevent obesity, diabetes and even cancer.”

First and foremost, in order to detox you must learn to prevent the build up of toxins. Here are some top tips that must not be ignored:

  • Avoid smoking entirely – This requires no further explanation!
  • Limit the amount of alcoholic units you intake or cut them off completely.
  • Avoid coffee, saturated fats and refined sugary foods!
  • Increase your intake of fruit and vegetables that are high in anti-oxidants and free of pesticides

Why is detoxing so important?

Serious detoxers tend to point towards colonic therapy, helping to expel toxins directly from the inside body. Herbal enemas and fasting with special herbal tea based drinks are also popular methods. In the US, it has been known that 3% -grade hydrogen peroxide ozonated water is popular for extreme detox whilst popular celebrity Beyonce Knowles  turns to a master cleanse diet of hot water, lemon juice, maple syrup and cayenne pepper. Extreme for some I’m sure!

So why bother with detoxing? In short detoxing helps to keep your body working like a well oiled machine, helping vital organs work more efficiently. Detoxing naturally helps us keep a healthy weight whilst putting life back into dulling skin, hair and nails. The above methods may seem a little extreme, so why not get started with a more gentler approach.

Start your detox today!

Anyone looking for a gentle introduction into detoxification can get started by increasing their cardiovascular exercise, sweating your toxins out using a steam cabin or sauna, or by booking yourself in for a lymph-circulating body massage. It is important to note that these treatments will leave you feeling dehydrated and thirsty, so drink plenty of water during and afterwards.

Over the next few weeks, we will be looking at some popular detox methods used around the world so be sure to bookmark us and come back!

Increase your energy levels!

With winter continuing strong and snow falling all around the UK,  it’s important to not let your energy levels dip throughout the day. By maintaining certain aspects of your day to day life, you can ensure you feel good from morning until night. Below are a few of our top tips towards feeling great;

  • Drink plenty of water – Two-thirds of the body is made from water, so it makes sense to ensure you’re well hydrated throughout the day. Joints, eyes and the digestive system are the first to benefit as the body works constantly to flush out toxins and other unwanted materials. Although we receive a lot of water from the food we eat, it is important to drink plenty of water throughout the day, in many cases between 6 – 8 glasses. In you are participating in heavy exercise, sauna use, or similar you obviously need to compensate for increased water loss. If you feel that you are struggling to concentrate, thirsty or have dark coloured strong-smelling urine, there is a strong chance you may be dehydrated.
  • Eat well –  The importance of what we eat and when we eat can have a huge impact on how we feel throughout the day. Supplements should not be needed if you manage to maintain a healthy balanced diet, providing you’re fit and healthy, but sometimes individuals do not get the recommended daily vitamin intake. Vitamin C is important for maintaining a strong immune system.
  • Exercise – When we do exercise, our bodies release endorphins, boosting metabolic rates and increasing our overall energy levels. One of the worst things an individual can do is avoid exercise when they are feeling tired.
  • Sleep – The amount of sleep required can vary from person to person, with factors such as age and activity levels coming into play. The common requirement for most is between 7 – 8 hours per day, even though many of us fail to get even this. Try to familiarise your body with a routine, by going to bed a similar time each night. A good tip is to take a bath before bed allowing your mind to switch off from work or exercise. Ensure your bedroom is at the right temperature free from light, noise and other stimulants such as TV or computers.
  • Relax – Stress and anxiety can cause fatigue on our bodies without us even knowing about it. Taking as little as 10 minutes of each day to clear your mind and relax the body can have substantial benefits on your health long term. Along with relaxing in the bath, utilise other means of relaxation such as having a massage or using a personal infrared sauna. All can help contribute in giving yourself a chance to relax.