The Digital Detoxification Treatment

By Carmelina Karas

How many of you are reading this from your phone? How many are reading from a laptop with wireless internet? How many have spent the day with a curved back and hunched shoulders staring at a screen, much like I am (admittedly!) doing right now? As humans, we crave connection to the outside world and our devices facilitate that connection. However, what effects do these potential negative electromagnetic pulses and improper postures have on our well-being?

As a society, it’s no surprise that we are using our devices more now than ever – both recreationally and vocationally. What if you had the chance to temporarily leave that all behind and focus on combating those achy muscles and joints, and the toxicity that has been building up day after day?

There is a spa treatment that is gaining popularity called the Digital Detoxification. The treatment uses shungite stones to shield the body from electromagnetic radiation, while a massage focusing on your head, eyes, neck, shoulders, hands and feet releases tension in muscles that get stiff while performing work in a seated position. How many of us can say we consistently sit at our desk or workstations with perfect posture?

Want some additional benefits? A Digital Detox will improve your blood pressure, relieve stress, and serve as a great release for those who suffer from carpal tunnel syndrome. Sometimes the treatment is combined with essential oils like eucalyptus, lavender, bergamot, rose, and chamomile, which chosen to enhance the feeling of relaxation through aromatherapy.

You will leave the Digital Detox treatment mentally refreshed and ready for the next day at work. This treatments can last anywhere from 25 to 80 minutes and are offered at various salons and spas. Needless to say, there are no cell phones allowed in the room!

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