Finding that happy, healthy glow again

My hectic lifestyle has been taking its toll on my body over the past few years, and with some close friends going through some pretty serious health scares recently, I’ve been compelled to take back control of my health.

My good friend Jennine of Avalon Essences Wellness ~ an amazing and talented woman ~ has been making some changes in her life recently. What can I say, she glows. She radiates vibrant health and vitality. She has lost a lot of weight. She just looks amazing. She glows.

“What are you doing?” ~ I begged her to tell me her secrets. And guess what? She did.

Apart from being an talented aromatherapist who hand blends her own aromatherapy skin care range and essential oil perfumes, Jennine recently became an UltraLite detox and weight loss practitioner.  So in her loving way, she sat me down and expounded the benefits of detoxing to me.

So why do we need to detox?

Our bodies are continually loaded with toxins and detoxing helps the body to remove those toxins, helping you to lose weight, feel healthier and recover from any lingering health problems.

Some common sources of toxins include pollution, cigarette smoke, pesticides, alcohol, caffeine, and a diet lacking in nutrients. When toxins build up in the body, problems such as weight gain, poor skin, headaches, fatigue, bloating, lowered immunity and a feeling of general unwellness occur.

The good news is, there are plenty of good detox methods out there to help get rid of these toxins.

Jennine told me about a foot detox. The foot detox involves simply placing your foot into a basin of salted water that contains ion generators.  The ion generators are then supplied with very low electricity current that causes positive and negative ions to be produced which then attract oppositely charged particles in the body.  The process works by attracting charged toxic substances and then drawing them out into the water.

I’d heard of this method before and I was keen to give it a go, so I booked in for a course of detox sessions with her.

The treatment was very straightforward, my feet were immersed in a foot spa while Jennine added a special salt and monitored levels throughout the session. I just sat back and relaxed for around 30 minutes while the foot spa did its thing.

The ionised water reacts and begins to darken, showing excreted toxins and lymphatic fat. I was mesmerised as I watched the water change from crystal clear to a light gold, which deepened into a dark gold and finally a dark brown. Ewwwww!

The process is designed to stimulate circulation, allowing cells to release toxins and begin re-balancing the body. I noticed an improvement in my sense of wellbeing from the first treatment. Over the course of treatments, I began to feel more alive, and was able to ease into my detox diet.

The symptoms of many common ailments can be combated through this treatment including:

  • Arthritis ~ mobility of joints can be improved
  • Insomnia ~ a clearer, lighter mind helps to relax
  • Circulation ~ cleansing of the body improves circulation
  • Headaches ~ relieves headaches and hangovers
  • Metabolism ~ enhances the body’s performance
  • Skin problems ~ clears the skin and improves skin-tone
  • Menstrual pain ~ reduces pain and discomfort
  • Your wellbeing ~ improved energetic flow
  • Liver and kidney function ~ refreshes vital organs
  • Balance in the whole body ~ the body works in harmony

Now, as those of you who know me, know I have a way to go in my quest to regain my vibrant health and vitality, this was certainly a great kick-start to get me on my path.

I’m now taking myself through the Discover the Secret Messages of your Body program again ~ that’s called walking my talk people. It’s helping me maintain the right mindset I need for this journey, and its helping me to discover the triggers that trip me up.

If you need a kickstart to get you back on the road to a healthy you, I urge you to pay the gorgeous Ms. Jennine a visit, for a course of detox foot spa treatments. And while you’re there talk to her about the Ultralite program. Visit the Avalon Essences Wellness website for more details.

If you’d like some extra support, talk to me about the 28-day Discover the Secret Messages of Your Body Soul Coaching® Program.

About Michelle

A Soul Coach and healer, Michelle is a sought-after speaker and consultant.

She is passionate about her Soul Coaching® practice where she helps burnt-out executives who have lost themselves to rediscover their passion for their lives.

Michelle serves as a mentor for Denise Linn's current on-line professional training courses, "Gateway Dreaming," and "Soul Coaching® Oracle Card Certification" program with Hay House.

Michelle was a contributing author in the award-winning spiritual anthology, Soul Whispers II (Soul Wings Press, Sydney), which was published in October 2010.

With a rich and varied background in the healing arts, marketing, public speaking and writing, Michelle is also a Chakradance™ practitioner (a dynamic, moving meditation to balance and harmonise the chakras.

Michelle runs a successful private practice using these tools to help people "rediscover the sacredness of their lives."

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