Yesterday, I told you all about my collaboration with Seeking Indigo, Rutledge Social and Terrence Edwards of Charleston Street Style. I showed you the perfect fall outfit from their retail space and told you what other types of goodies you could find in store. Today, I’m showing you a few more outfits courtesy of Seeking Indigo, but I want to share with you the amazing experience I had when I left the store and entered into their spa.
I started my healing detox experience with an Ion Cleanse Detox Footbath, which is not as glamorous as it sounds. Actually, it’s quite disgusting, but also so satisfying- keep reading I promise it was a good thing! I did not know this prior to my footbath experience, but your feet have the largest pores in your body. Therefore, you can pull out lots of yucky toxins from them, which is exactly what the ion footbath does. At the beginning of this 30 minute soak, the water is normal and clear. 5-10 minutes in is when things start to get weird, you’ll see a bit of discoloration in the water. By 20 minutes you’re Snapchatting how gross your body toxins are to only your closest of friends (aka your mom because who else wouldn’t judge your dirty foot water). Then, by the time the 30 minutes is up you’ve got some seriously murky stuff happening! Now, different colors mean that you’ve got different types of toxins coming out and it varies for everyone. They have a wonderful little chart and the lovely ladies of Seeking Indigo are very informative when “reading” your footbath water. For me, I had a lot of toxins coming from my liver (oops) and my joints. I say it was disgusting because it’s awful knowing all of the toxins that your body holds, but it’s also so cleansing to be pulling them all out and by enjoying a nice foot soak! The Ion Cleanse Detox Footbath is equivalent to roughly 2 weeks of a regular detox! I will take that over a juice cleanse ANY day!!
The next part of my morning spent at Seeking Indigo was the Migun Thermal Massage, which was also my favorite (I mean, who doesn’t love a massage). This is when we headed through the beautiful hand carved doors and into their “urban oasis.” Even just walking back into the spa is a healing experience itself. With the dim lighting, relaxing music and beautiful decor, your environment automatically puts you into a tranquil state of mind. It really is as if you’ve stepped right off busy King St. into another world. They showed me to the Migun massage tables which use jade stone rollers to deliver infrared heat to the body. You lie down, get a warm pad on top of your belly, put on headphones with meditative music and are instantly transported to nirvana. The Migun table rolls firmly from your neck all the way down to your feet. It’s perfect if you’re like me and love a good firm massage! Not only does it feel ahh-mazzingg, but it also increases your circulation, which aids in digestion, lowers blood sugar and blood pressure. BONUS: 30 minutes on the Migun massage table can burn up to 600 CALORIES!! What?! Do you know how much exercise it would take to burn that many calories? That’s another “I’ll take a day at the spa over exercise any day” situation. It is the perfectly easy way to take 30 minutes to an hour for yourself out of your busy schedule! I know I’m going to be a regular Migun massage customer!
To end my morning at Seeking Indigo, I had a date with the sauna! Now, this was my first time ever in a sauna and I have to admit I was a bit nervous. But, the beautiful room and the lovely bowl of cold towels and stones on ice put me at ease. My timer was set for 30 minutes and I was determined to last the whole time, and I did! Their sauna is not the traditional type, but a far infrared. This meaning that instead of heating you automatically with steam, your body is being heated from the inside out. This allows for a more gradual detoxification, aka you aren’t pouring sweat in the first 5 minutes. Because I wasn’t dying inside, I was able to use this time as a meditation, which I don’t take near enough time for in my day to day life. I thoroughly enjoyed my first trip into the sauna and truly felt as though my body and mind were cleansed and detoxified upon leaving.
I so enjoyed my morning spent at Seeking Indigo and my only complaint is that I hadn’t discovered them sooner! It truly is a unique space containing both store and spa, blending the two worlds of healing and style together so beautifully!