Revitalise your body with a healthy summer cleanse after an over-indulgent festive season, as Health and Fitness Travel rounds up 10 of the best detox retreats for 2016.
From the foothills of India’s Himalayas to the rolling hills of Italy, swap the toxin-inducing stress levels, lethargy and poor diets of daily life for a healthy detox holiday.
With expert guidance, healthy nutrition and cleansing spa treatments; enhance your well-being for benefits from weight loss to clearer skin and improved mental clarity.
1. India: Ananda Detox
Give a boost to your well-being on a detox retreat in the Himalayas, where you will learn to make healthy changes that will be easy to transfer into your everyday lifestyle.
This personalised detox holiday includes stimulating and purifying Ayurvedic therapies, yoga, meditation and a Dosha-specific Ayurvedic diet to help to detox, reduce stress and improve health. A cleansing diet will help clean the body of toxins and after a few days digestion will feel lighter, with an increase of energy levels and improved mental attention.
Ongoing progress checks with doctor and spa consultants, will tailor your detox to your body’s needs throughout this healthy detox break.
2. Thailand: Phuket Cleanse Detox & Fitness
Escape to Thailand for a cleansing detox combined with fitness activities that encourage your body to sweat out further toxins.
Supplementing a detoxifying raw vegan diet with cleansing juices and smoothies, further eliminate toxins with twice daily clay detox drinks. Enhance the cleansing process with daily workouts, including beach bootcamp, hiking and private yoga, together with post-workout raw vegan protein shakes to repair muscles.
Learn how to prepare delicious raw food during cooking classes and rejuvenate with luxury spa treatments, including full body massages.
3. Philippines: The Farm Detox Cleanse
Revitalise your mind and body on a healthy detox cleanse at The Farm, set amongst the coconut plantations and serene waterfalls of the Philippines.
Specialising in raw vegan cuisine, restore balance to your life with a personalised nutrient-rich detox diet that will eliminate feelings of lethargy and provide a revitalising boost to your well-being. Sweat out toxins with a personal training session and daily wellness activities, before cleansing your system with colon hydrotherapy sessions and a choice of natural holistic spa therapies.
Receive expert health advice during daily consultations with the medical doctor, preparing you to return home renewed and ready to pursue a healthier lifestyle.
4. Bali: Como Shambhala Detox
Purify your system on a personalised detox holiday, set amongst the lush jungle canopy of Bali.
The perfect place to cleanse the mind, body and spirit, escape the polluted environment and unhealthy diets of city life that contribute to the accumulation of toxins. Following the premise that the lymphatic system, liver, bowels, kidney and skin must work optimally for effective natural detoxification; wellness consultants will prescribe a program of nutrient-rich meals, regular exercise and cleansing spa treatments.
Keep active and re-connect with nature on daily estate walks or focus your body awareness in a group yoga or Pilates class for enhance well-being.
5. Thailand: Kamalaya Introduction to Detox
Cleanse your body of toxins at this award-winning spa in Thailand, set upon the pristine island beaches of Koh Samui. Ideal for those who are new to detoxification, begin by understanding your body’s detox needs with a private consultation and body analysis.
Promising increased energy and vitality, improve your health and well-being with three healthy detox meals a day, combined with cleansing spa therapies, from lymphatic drainage therapy to a traditional Asian foot massage. Complement your stay with holistic activities, including yoga and meditation, to experience improved health on all levels by cleansing the body, mind and spirit.
6. India: SwaSwara Detox
Unwind and recuperate from the strains of daily life on a secluded detox holiday, set amongst India’s unspoilt countryside and only a short walk from the spiritual Om beach.
Kick-start the detox process on a cleansing juice diet, before discovering the benefits of a day of antar mauna (inner silence) as you reflect on your goals.
Enhance relaxation with daily Ayurveda healing treatments, music meditation and guidance in yogic cleansing methods to clear your mind. Explore your surroundings on a scenic boat cruise and take part in daily group wellness activities, ranging from healthy cookery sessions to art classes and guided nature walks.
7. Spain: SHA Detox
The world’s first macrobiotic wellness resort, SHA Wellness Clinic in Spain, purifies the body through a tailored detox program of macrobiotic detox specific foods and juice fasting.
After consulting with a doctor and nutritionist to ascertain your specific needs, combine a tailor-made nutritional plan with cleansing spa treatments, including acupuncture and lymphatic drainage for a revitalised sense of well-being.
Learn how to maintain your new healthy habits with educational wellness lectures and receive post-stay support on your return home with a personalized post-treatment health plan and follow up email consultations for two months.
8. Austria: Grand Park Detox
Set in the stunning Gastein Valley of Austria, immerse yourself in a haven of tranquillity and natural beauty on a cleansing detox break. Re-energise your body with healthy calorie-controlled meals, which allow your body to use its energy for regeneration and cleansing.
Eliminate the toxins caused by stress with luxury spa treatments and make the most of complimentary group classes to enhance your well-being, with activities ranging from yoga to Nordic walking.
Assess your progress with a medical consultation at the beginning and end of your stay, for a professional insight into how this detox retreat has improved your overall well-being.
9. Turkey: Sianji Master Detox
Revitalise your system whilst overlooking the Aegean Sea on this master detox retreat in Turkey.
Begin the cleansing process with a full body analysis and consultation with a detox specialist, before enjoying the nourishing effects of detoxifying juices, soups and food options. Further purge the body of excessive toxins with Thalasso treatments and daily ‘Angel of Water’ colon cleansing treatments.
Complement the replenishing process with group classes, from Tai Chi to combat fitness, and learn to maintain a healthier lifestyle with healthy living seminars to enhance your knowledge.
10. Italy: Ti Sana Liver Detox
Boost your well-being from the inside-out on a cleansing liver detox at this wellness retreat in the Italian countryside.
Combining organic vegan nutrition, healthy probiotics and detoxifying spa therapies, this signature program aims to improve the health and vitality of those who put daily strain on their liver through diets rich in saturated fats, sugar or alcohol.
Following the recommendations from the initial 1-on-1 consultation, choose from one of three pathways; slimming, relaxing or energising. Recover in the safe hands of Italian hospitality, as you learn from their healthy vegetarian approach to both raw and cooked nutrition during educational cooking sessions.
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