There is only one thing more terrifying than watching horror movies at midnight or looking in the mirror and seeing a really bad haircut; every single cough, sniffle and complaint of a chest-infection floating around in the space you occupy every day, whether it’s from co-workers or cousins, that comes with the thought that soon it could be you in need of chicken soup. Laugh in flu’s face and give your immune system a boost with three ozone-therapy sessions from TriHealth for R240.
Back in the days of linen breeches and mandatory petticoats, travelling circuses inevitably had a sideshow wagon peddling Dr Beardface’s Cure-All Elixer that was supposed to do exactly what it said on the tin. Ozone-therapy would be the legitimate version of what Dr. Beardface used to peddle – except that it doesn’t come in a bottle and it actually works. Though it’s nothing more than activated three-atomed oxygen, the sessions are more than just taking a couple of deep breaths; ozone therapy works for everything from purifying the blood to calming the nerves. With a range of benefits wider the brim of a very large sombrero, it’s understandable that ozone-therapy has been in medical use for longer than most centenarians have been alive.
The steam cabinet might look like something out of a sci-fi movie, but really it’s just a method that doubles the effectiveness of the treatment. Surrounded by steam, the treatment is almost like spending half an hour in the sauna, with the added benefit of evaporating toxins and the fat cells they’re stored in. Not only does the ozone-therapy stimulate the immune system and detoxify the body, it leaves skin softer than a basket full of kittens, smoother than a playboy’s pick-up line and blemish free. Part of what makes the steam cabinet treatment so powerful is the heat, which opens the pores and raises the body temperature – not only is it easier for the ozone to penetrate the skin, lymph, fat and tissue, but most of the toxins leave your body with your perspiration, saving your kidneys and liver the excess work.
Three ozone-therapy sessions at the trendy Randparkridge salon can give your immune system that one-up it so desperately needs during the cold months and help alleviate the symptoms of all the fun things that actually aren’t good for you.
Cleansing Fact: The healing and cleaning power of steam was discovered by a cook in the cafeteria of a school in Kenya, when her pocket watch got stuck behind an industrial kettle. After retrieving it, she noticed that the steam had left her watch cleaner and shinier.