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The new year is often a time to cleanse your body and soul, following all the decadence and indulgence of Christmas. Working with Health and Fitness Travel, we give you our round up of 10 great detox retreats for the new yar.
From the Himalayas to hills of Italy, you can get expert guidance, healthy nutrition and cleansing spa treatments to enhance your wellbeing.
Italy: Ti Sana Liver Detox
The cleansing liver detox at this Italian retreat combines organic vegan nutrition, healthy probiotics and detoxifying spa therapies. The programme is designed to combat many of the excesses that seem unavoidable on the LGBT ‘scene’ – booze, saturated fats and unhealthy lifestyles.
There are different options available for slimming, relaxing or energising. Lessons in nutritious vegetarian cooking are also included.
Enjoy seven nights at Ti Sana from £2,413pp or £2,648 for single occupancy. Price includes full board, a detox programme, return flights and transfers.
India: Ananda Detox
This detox retreat is set in the gorgeous setting of the Himalayas. Each holiday is personalised and includes stimulating and purifying Ayurvedic therapies, yoga, meditation and a Dosha-specific Ayurvedic diet. By the end, you should have detoxed your body, reduced your stress levels and improve your overall health.
Your body will be purged of toxins, improving digestion, energy levels and concentration. This will be supported by consultations with a doctor and spa consultants.
Enjoy seven nights at Ananda from £2,770pp or £3,485 for single occupancy. Price includes full board, a detox programme, return flights and transfers.
Thailand: Phuket Cleanse Detox & Fitness
This Thailand escape incorporates a detox, fitness activities and a detoxifying raw vegan diet with cleansing juices and smoothies. All the toxins will be flushed out of your body with twice-a-day clay detox drinks. Daily workouts, including a beautiful beach bootcamp, hiking and private yoga, will be coupled with post-workout raw vegan protein shakes to repair muscles.
You will also learn how to make tasty raw food at home to meet your nutritional needs and you will rejuvenate with luxury spa treatment including full body massages.
Enjoy seven nights at Phuket Cleanse from £2,065pp or £2,210 for single occupancy. Price includes full board, a detox & fitness programme, return flights and transfers.
Turkey: Sianji Master Detox
You can enjoy views of the Aegean Sea while detoxing in Turkey with this holiday.
Kick off with a full body analysis and consultation with a detox specialist. Then you will treated to a detoxing diet of fresh juices, soups and food options. Thalasso treatments and daily ‘Angel of Water’ colon cleansing treatments will help purge the body of toxins.
Group classes are also available, including Tai Chi and combat fitness, with seminars on healthy living.
Enjoy seven nights at Sianji from £1,280pp or £1,585 for single occupancy. Price includes full board, a detox programme, return flights and transfers.
Philippines: The Farm Detox Cleanse
In the Philippines, you can cleanse and detox at The Farm, amongst coconut plantations and serene waterfalls.
You will have a personalised nutrient-rich detox diet full of raw vegan food that will combat lethargy and provide a boost to your wellbeing. Personal training sessions and daily wellness activities will kickstart the detox, with colon hydrotherapy sessions and a choice of natural holistic spa therapies to round the treatments off.
Each guest will get expert health advice during daily consultations with the on-site doctor.
Enjoy seven nights at The Farm from £2,795pp or £3,395 for single occupancy. Price includes full board, a detox programme, return flights and transfers.
Bali: Como Shambhala Estate Detox
This personalised detox holiday is set among Bali’s lush jungle canopy.
This detox works to revitalise the lymphatic system, liver, bowels, kidney and skin. Wellness consultants will prescribe a programme of nutritional meals, regular exercise and cleansing spa treatments with daily estate walks and group yoga or Pilates classes.
Enjoy seven nights at Como Shambhala from £2,920pp or £3,495 for single occupancy. Price includes full board, a detox programme, return flights and transfers.
Spain: SHA Detox
SHA Wellness Clinic in Spain is the world’s first macrobiotic wellness resort.
Through a tailored detox programme of macrobiotic detox specific foods and juice fasting – matched with cleansing spa treatments, including acupuncture and lymphatic drainage for a revitalised sense of wellbeing – this holiday will cleanse your body and promote healthy eating. You’ll learn how to build 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.
Enjoy seven nights at SHA from £3,040pp or £3,480 for single occupancy. Price includes full board, a detox programme, return flights and transfers.
India: SwaSwara Detox
This secluded detox holiday in India’s unspoilt countryside is only a short walk from the spiritual Om beach. You can start your detox with a cleansing juice diet, before discovering the benefits of a day of antar mauna (inner silence) as you reflect on your goals.
You’ll relax with daily Ayurveda healing treatments, music meditation and guidance in yogic cleansing methods to clear your mind. If you want to explore your surroundings, you can take a scenic boat cruise and join daily group wellness activities, ranging from healthy cookery sessions to art classes and guided nature walks.
Enjoy 14 nights at SwaSwara from £2,705pp or £3,790 for single occupancy. Price includes full board, a detox programme, return flights and transfers.
Austria: Grand Park Detox
Grand Park, in the stunning Gastein Valley of Austria, offers a chance to immerse yourself in natural beauty and re-energise your body with healthy calorie-controlled meals.
Toxins will be purged with luxury spa treatments and you can enjoy a number of complimentary group classes to enhance your wellbeing, with activities ranging from yoga to Nordic walking.
There will be 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.
Enjoy seven nights at Grand Park from £1,555pp or £1,670 for single occupancy. Price includes full board, a detox programme, return flights and transfers.
Thailand: Kamalaya Introduction to Detox
Kamalaya is an award-winning spa in Thailand, set upon the pristine island beaches of Koh Samui.
This holiday is great for first-time detoxers, with a private consultation and body analysis to help you figure out your detox needs. As a result of the programme, you can expect increased energy and vitality, and improved health and wellbeing.
You’ll take three healthy meals a day, combined with cleansing spa therapies, from lymphatic drainage therapy to a traditional Asian foot massage. If you wish, you can complement your stay with holistic activities including yoga and meditation.
Enjoy seven nights at Kamalaya from £2,220pp or £2,600 for single occupancy. Price includes full board, a detox programme, return flights and transfers.
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