Detoxification involves resting and cleansing the body. The body eliminates toxins naturally given the opportunity.
This cleansing takes place by removing impurities from the blood in the liver.
The body also eliminates toxins through the kidneys, intestines, lungs, lymphatic system and skin.
When our system is out of balance or over the natural course of time toxins build up in the body.
A detox cleanse retreat rids our bodies of these toxins.
There are different approaches open to you for a Detox Holiday.
The way to describe them would be that some are lighter and easier on the system.
Others can be more demanding in the detox program and what is required.
Here's the breakdown
1. Eating well and small ... vegan and raw food cleanse retreats, with vegetable and fruit.
2. Juice fast cleansing where the only consumption is fresh vegetable & fruit juices and water(plus the odd coconut)
3. Water detox cleansing where the only consumption is water, the odd wheatgrass shot and a vegetable juice or two a day.
All approaches rest the organs through fasting and stimulate the liver to eliminate toxins.
Many detox cleanse retreats include colonic hydrotherapy treatments.
These can be DIY in the form of a colema or a nurse administered colon hydrotherapy.
Both can be a little intimidating at first but have enormous benefits to the body and the detoxification process.
The opportunity to clean your colon and start with a fresh system inside is incredible.
The costs vary based on a lot of different factors.
Venue, accommodation type, time of year, length of retreat, type of package. There are many factors that contribute to the cost.
The main factor is the style of venue and accommodation option.
These luxury centers are just the place to take some time out and relax.
Offering the full array of supervised detox programs ranging from light eating to juice fasting.
And with modern gym, studio, fitness and spa facilities to take part in all your other activities.
And being luxury, you have the comfort of beautiful surroundings, gorgeous pools, comfortable accommodation and lovely spa treatments.
Top-Rated Detox Cleanse Retreats in Europe
Best for Detox in Spain
1. Shanti Som Wellbeing Detox Retreat, Malaga.
Andalucia is a lovely part of Spain and this retreat center is located at the awesome national park and biosphere reserve.
The landscape around blends with the detox activity to support you in letting go and flowing through this journey of change.
Enjoy cleansing juices, yoga, pilates and the fitness and spa facilities at this luxury detox center.
With professional support at this well established modern retreat center, health programs offer medical and natural therapy interventions, with nutrition and activities focused routines.
Best for Detox in Turkey
1. Sianji Well-Being Resort in Bodrum
Great hotel on the beachfront in Southern Turkey, with all the modern facilities and suite accommodation; plus experienced practitioners in all modalities, from yoga and meditation to diet, nutrition, detox and fitness to help you meet your goals.
2. LifeCo Bodrum, Detox and Wellness Center
Understated cool, enjoy this rustic luxury resort running different retreats to provide you with options for healing and detoxification.
Best for Detox in Portugal
1. Epic Sana Algarve Hotel
A beachside paradise, in a pinewood forest area, a hotel with a great spa, 6 pools and wonderful amenities to make use of in-between classes that cover mindfulness, yoga and fitness activities.
2. Palacio Estoril Wellness Hotel
This elegant property on the Lisbon coast provides superb accommodation and well organised therapies, regimes and classes, not to mention it's extensive Banyan tree spa on-site and the dedicated Wellness Center.
Best for Detox in UK
1. The GlassHouse, Essex, UK
Purpose built retreat center with very comfortable accommodation and a full list of different classes and programs throughout each day of your stay, which can range from one night to a complete two week life changing experience.
2. Vital Detox Retreats UK
3. Platinum Healing, UK