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Hot Hangover Cure for Mardi Gras- Hot Box Detox is now HOTWORX


Posted February 4, 2016

Written By: Stephen Smith, Planet Beach CEO

Check out the daily report excerpt below from my assistant spa director at the original Planet Beach spray & spa location in New Orleans just last week:

“Today was another awesome, busy day!! We are staying really busy for Mardi Gras which is great.  Hot Box and Norvell are definitely our being our two most used services with people trying to get dark for the parades and then come and detox all the alcohol out the day after lol!”  ~Kellie~

I replied:  “Awesome day!  HBX (Hot Box Detox) is the best hangover remedy!!”

So, on that note, I thought a blog article about how to cure the Mardi Gras hangover was in order.  Did you know that infrared heat exposure combined with muscle compression from isometrics is one of the best ways to rid your body of the ill effects from a toxic round of drinking?  Yes, it is, but a word of caution…OVER-HYDRATE BEFORE, DURING, AND AFTER your infrared sauna session… especially after a night of revelry!!!                                                   

One fitness writer at states that, “…I realized when you sweat in the sauna you are sweating out all the sodium and impurities from your system, not just water. Therefore when you sweat out the sodium and replace it with pure water, you are hydrating while cleansing your system.”  – See more at:

In an interview with England’s Closer magazine, the 38-year-old Oscar winner [Gwyneth Paltrow] — who’s a big fan of Guinness beer and red wine — says she rarely gets sick after a night of too  much drinking.

The reason? “I have a great hangover cure,” she explains. “I take a cold shower in the morning and then I go into the sauna and drink a lot of water throughout the day. Green tea also helps!”

Of course, the best way to avoid a Mardi Gras hangover this year is, don’t drink too much!  Good luck.  But if you have a little too much fun, try the Hot Box Detox program and remember to drink plenty of water before the workout, during the workout and after the infrared workout session!  Get those Mardi Gras toxins out with a HBX session!!

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  Getting my sweat on at Planet Beach Elmwood in the New Orleans market!

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