If you can’t detox like a celebrity, maybe it’s best not to detox at all.
At a facility like We Care Spa in Desert Hot Springs, Calif., stars like Lisa Rinna, Alicia Silverstone, Brie Bella, Josh Radnor and Kristin Cavallari pay top dollar to detoxify their bodies under the care of professionals.
“Weight loss, mental clarity, physical energy, improved focus, and attitude, renewed sense of motivation and purpose. I’ve never left We Care without feeling these things,” Radnor claims on the spa’s website. “It reliably delivers what it promises. I also feel more centered in my heart, more spiritually aligned, and less prone to neurotic or anxiety-provoking thoughts. I’ve seen profound transformations in people who say yes to it, myself included.”
Clients take yoga, relax and unplug while being restricted to an all-liquid diet consisting of vegetable juices, soups and “carefully designed therapeutic teas” for the duration of their stay, which can range anywhere three days to two weeks.
“We’re providing them with nutrients they need to get through the day but it’s all liquid,” resort manager Dominic Chevalier told Page Six. “It doesn’t require a lot of energy to process liquid which allows your body to focus on ridding yourself of toxins.”
Premium accommodations, like a club room, can run up to $6,900 for eight nights (which Chevalier says is the typical length of stay). Most celebs gravitate toward larger rooms, he adds, where they can have their detox materials sent for their convenience.
“You’re not going to find the Ritz Carlton,” he said of the facility’s bohemian desert vibe.
In addition to the detox program, which also features colonics and “digestive release” massages, the spa also offers traditional treatments like facials and body wraps.
“They’re here for a combination of detox and weight loss,” Chevalier said of their celebrity clientele, explaining that while weight loss isn’t guaranteed, it’s possible to lose three pounds in a week’s stay.
“They’re working very hard and it’s kind of a way to get away from the hustle and bustle of L.A. or New York,” he said.
Cavallari, who rose to fame on MTV’s “Laguna Beach” and “The Hills,” is the latest celeb to sing the spa’s praises on Instagram, claiming she’s “feeling like a new woman” after her stay.
But despite her glowing review, some health professionals feel differently about the concept of detoxing.