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Detox, short for detoxification, is the process that aims to rid the body of toxins and harmful substances. By reducing exposure to toxins and supporting the body's natural detoxification mechanisms, a detox is believed to help restore balance, enhance vitality and promote overall health. A detox can give various health benefits such as increased energy, improved skin health, weightloss, enhanced mental clarity or starting a healthy lifestyle. It is essential to approach a detox holiday with guidance from qualified professionals to ensure it aligns with your health needs and goals. There are various types of detox holidays or retreats that you can choose based on your preferences, goals and health needs. PureandCure offers a wide range of detox holidays and retreats, such as a Juice Cleanse, Mild Detox, Mayr Detox, Buchinger, Raw Food or Ayurvedic detox.
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Boshotel Vlodrop
241 Reviews
Vlodrop, Netherlands
Yoga, Detox and Pilates in a spacious Limburgian hotel with fantastic service and extensive wellness. read more
Puurenkuur Benefits
Depending on your Holiday:
  • Free entrance to the Spa during the weekend worth € 17,50 per day
  • For repeat guests: free upgrade to a suite
  • Check-out at Noon instead of 11 AM on Sunday
Sianji Wellbeing Resort
87 Reviews
Turgutreis, Bodrum, Turkey
Detox, fitness and wellness programmes. Luxury and relaxation. Sun and sea. At Sianji Wellbeing Resort, you’ll have it all. At a competitive price. read more
Puurenkuur Benefits
Depending on your Holiday:
  • Reduced rates for single travellers
  • For repeating guests: 10% discount on the roomrate, programma and meals (valid for a minimum stay of 5 nights)
MasQi The Energy House
10 Reviews
Banyeres de Mariola, Alicante, Spain
A small, luxury adults-only yoga and meditation resort in a stylish 19th century farmhouse in the centre of a nature park. The perfect place in which to connect with yourself and with nature. read more
Puurenkuur Benefits
Depending on your Holiday:
  • Free return airport transfers Alicante airport - hotel (min. stay of 5 nights) 
  • Free massage 50 minutes (min. stay of 3 nights)
Masseria San Domenico
10 Reviews
Fasano, Bari/Brindisi, Italy
A small-scale yet spaciously designed adults-only hotel in a 15th century Italian villa, complete with thalasso wellness centre. Masseria San Domenico is situated close to the coastline and the mountains, surrounded by hectares of olive groves. read more
Puurenkuur Benefits
Depending on your Holiday:
  • Reduced rates for single travellers
  • Free spa credit voucher worth € 50 per person with a min. stay of 3 nights / € 100 per persoon with a min. stay of 7 nights
Almar Jesolo Resort & Spa
9 Reviews
Lido di Jesolo, Venice, Italy
Absolutely everything is taken off your hands at the stylish Almar Jesolo Resort & Spa, leaving you to look after only yourself. read more
Puurenkuur Benefits
Depending on your Holiday:
  • Minimum stay 3 nights: Spa credit voucher worth € 40 per person 
  • Minimum stay 5 nights: Spa credit voucher worth € 60 per person
  • Minimum stay 7 nights: Spa credit voucher worth € 80 per person
Absolute Sanctuary
17 Reviews
Koh Samui, Thailand
This stunning boutique wellness hotel, with its Mediterranean-inspired architecture, is a true paradise for yoga, detox, fitness, and Pilates enthusiasts. It is located on the tropical island of Koh Samui in Thailand. read more
Puurenkuur Benefits
Depending on your Holiday:
  • DISCOUNTED STAYS in October and December
  • 1 free bonus night
  • Free giftvoucher worth € 100
  • Free room upgrade
  • For repeat guests: bonus nights
13 Reviews
La Petite Pierre, France
Situated in the heart of Alsace's forest, La Clairière is among France's pioneering holistic hotels. With vegan menu options and an enchanting spa, it inspires a healthier way of life. read more
Puurenkuur Benefits
Depending on your Holiday:
Atmantan Wellness Resort
18 Reviews
Pune, India
Traditional eastern medicine comes paired with a state-of the art spa, ultra-modern fitness facilities and western medical knowledge at Atmantan Wellness Resort. The purpose? To truly own a deep sense of wellbeing; not just experience it. read more
Puurenkuur Benefits
Depending on your Holiday:
  • Complimentary one way airport transfer
  • Free room upgrade 
  • Free spa credit voucher worth 125 USD per booking

The Retreat Costa Rica
11 Reviews
Altos del Monte, Costa Rica
The Retreat Costa Rica is one of the best luxury wellness boutique resort and spa, where organic gardens, lush landscapes, chirping birds, and technicolor sunsets are the setting for healing journeys. read more
Puurenkuur Benefits
Depending on your Holiday:
  • Welcome amenity in the room 
  • Complimentary pick-up service from SJO airport (worth $100)
  • Complimentary room upgrade for all stay of min. 7 nights (subject to availability at time of booking) 
  • Participation to the tea tasting activity (worth $30 per person) 
  • Diana Stobo's (founder) bestseller book 
  • For returning guests: 15% discount on extra spa treatments (does not apply for the Abhyangam treatments) + the above extra's 
77 Reviews
Malaga, Spain
The beauty and serenity of Bali yet closer to home. This is Shanti-Som. Secluded and intimate. This is where you’ll rediscover yourself. read more
Puurenkuur Benefits
Depending on your Holiday:
  • Complimentary return airport transfer OR 1 massage 
  • Complimentary access to 2 extra yoga classes 
  • For repeaters spa credit voucher + a free room upgrade to Junior Suite
Revivo Wellness Resort
10 Reviews
Nusa Dua, Bali (Indonesia)
Excellent service and extremely professional holistic programmes based on Balinese traditions. A beautiful and intimate retreat in green surroundings with a warm, friendly atmosphere. read more
Puurenkuur Benefits
Depending on your Holiday:
  • Discount on room price (already included in the price)
  • Room upgrade subject to availability at time of booking - not combinable with other discounts
  • One free massage (30 minutes) per person per stay 
Phuket Cleanse
2 Reviews
Rawai, Thailand
An intimate retreat in Phuket, where the pillars of raw food, a plethora of daily sports and yoga classes, meditation, workshops, and a commitment to a healthy lifestyle converge. A warm and friendly environment is an integral part of the package! read more
Puurenkuur Benefits
Depending on your Holiday:
5 Reviews
Cala Xarraca, Ibiza
A brand new, luxurious, five-star plus hotel of the Six Senses chain in sun-drenched Ibiza. The ideal place for a spiritual wellness experience, but also for a super advanced health boost. read more
Puurenkuur Benefits
Depending on your Holiday:

  • Discounted stays in August and September 2023! Request a tailor made offer!

137 Reviews
Koh Samui, Thailand
An experience. Life changing. Unforgettable. Kamalaya Wellness Sanctuary is all of this…and more. But words alone cannot describe Kamalaya. Kamalaya needs to be experienced. read more
Puurenkuur Benefits
Depending on your Holiday:
  • Spa-giftvoucher worth € 150 per person
  • Discount on room rate for stays with min. 21 nights! (book before 10 October 2023, stay before 31 October 2023)
  • Discounted accommodation rates for all Puurenkuur travellers (included in the price)
  • 20% discount on the roomrate for the hillside rooms (not applicable for the garden- or seaview hillside rooms) for single travellers from May - October (included in the price)
  • For repeating Kamalaya clients: 1 bonus night when booking a stay of min. 7 nights (valid for stays between 1 March - 22 December 2023 and 1 - 31 March 2024 - this discount isn't calculated in the shown rates yet)
Lefay Resort & SPA Dolomiti | Official Sales Office Benelux
6 Reviews
Pinzolo, Dolomites, Italy
Fully recharge your batteries at an all-new, dazzling Lefay with extensive top spa revolving around energy restoration. Total relaxation, star treatment and world-class service in the Dolomites of the Alps. read more
Puurenkuur Benefits
Depending on your Holiday:
  • 1x private acces to the salt lake 'L'Aurora Nel Nago' per person - min. stay 3 nights
  • 1x herbal infusion from Lefay Spa Collection 'La Brezza e I Fiori' - min. stay 5 nights
  • 1x complimentary moisturising body wrap - min. stay 5 nights
  • Early check-in and late check-out upon availability - min. stay 5 nights
Heritance Ayurveda Maha Gedara
15 Reviews
Beruwela, Colombo, Sri Lanka
Heritance Ayurveda Maha Gedara is a serene resort, where you can surrender yourself into the caring hands of the Ayurveda therapists. read more
Puurenkuur Benefits
Depending on your Holiday:
  • 5% discount for stays between 21 - 27 days
  • 10% discount for stays for 28 days or more
  • For repeaters:
  • 5% discount for repeaters 3 - 4 times / 7.5% discount for repeaters 5 times and above

Please note: above discounts are not cominable with other discounts

Engel Ayurveda Hotel
6 Reviews
Dolomites, Italy
An Ayurveda holiday in a beautiful hotel right in the healing Austrian mountains plus more than 2500m2 of spa facilities, This gem in South Tyrol is the perfect place for you! read more
Puurenkuur Benefits
Depending on your Holiday:
  • Discounted rates for single travellers (already calculated in the price)
  • Complimentary roundtrip airport transfers from Bolzano airport OR 
  • A complimentary Ayurvedic facial treatment 60 min. (worth € 95) 
  • For repeating Engel hotel clients: the above extra's + a complimentary room upgrade if available at the time of arrival 
Alpino Atlantico - Galo Resort
26 Reviews
Canico, Funchal, Madeira (Portugal)
Ayurveda in one of Madeira’s most beautiful seaside resorts. Alpino Atlantico combines authentic treatments with a spectacular setting. read more
Puurenkuur Benefits
Depending on your Holiday:
  • Complimentary ayurveda hand massage  (valid for all stays of min. 3 nights)
  • Repeater offer: Free ayurveda package upon arrival (tongue scraper, sesam oil for daily orral and nasal care and ayurveda shampoo)
Thalasso Hotel Termas Marinas El Palasiet
2 Reviews
Benicàssim (Castellón), Valencia, Spain
Family-run Thalasso hotel in a typical 19th century villa by the beach, less than an hour’s drive away from the bustling city of Valencia. read more
Puurenkuur Benefits
Depending on your Holiday:

  • Complimentary credit voucher worth € 30 (min. stay 4 nights) OR
  • Complimentary credit voucher worth € 50 (min. stay 7 nights) 

Park Igls
16 Reviews
Innsbruck/Igls, Austria
Park Igls is a private medical spa located in the heart of Tyrol, Austria. One of the leading award-winning medical spas in Europe, with a focus on the Mayr approach for a healthier lifestyle. read more
Puurenkuur Benefits
Depending on your Holiday:
  • Free return airport transfer Innsbruck - Park Igls
  • 1 complimentary massage (25 minutes)
Six Senses Kaplankaya
9 Reviews
Milas, Muğla, Bodrum, Turkey
The newly opened resort sits on the sweeping Aegean coastline and really is luxury personified. Stylish and modern, a huge range of facilities and activities, including a first-rate wellness centre with top spa and an extensive fitness centre. read more
Puurenkuur Benefits
Depending on your Holiday:

  • Discount on your stay!

COMO Shambhala Estate
9 Reviews
Gianyar, Bali, Bali (Indonesia)
Next level personal attention (you will have your own personal assistant!). The COMO Shambhala Estate team is incredibly dedicated to make your stay the best it can be and give you an exclusive experience. read more
Puurenkuur Benefits
Depending on your Holiday:
  • Discount for single travellers on the room rates 
  • When booking twin/double stay: Spa giftvoucher worth 100 USD per room (min. 5 nights stay) 
  • For repeat guests: a complimentary room upgrade to the next room type (if available at time of booking) (you booked a stay at COMO Shambhala through Puurenkuur before)
Longevity Medical Spa at Vilalara
20 Reviews
Vilalara, Faro, Portugal
Longevity Medical Spa offers besides well-directed treatments under supervision of specialists, the ultimate luxerious five-star experience read more
Puurenkuur Benefits
Depending on your Holiday:
  • 1x free ventre plat stomach treatment (40 minutes)
Amatara Wellness Resort
16 Reviews
Phuket, Thailand
Wellness with a personal touch in an idyllic setting. read more
Puurenkuur Benefits
Depending on your Holiday:
  • 10% single traveller discount 
  • Free room upgrade for twin/double room bookings
Villa Eden Leading Park Retreat
6 Reviews
Merano, Italy
A 5 stars Small Luxury Hotel with prize-winning medical wellness centre (named winning Longevity and Beauty Centre). At Villa Eden The Leading Park Retreat, a truly personal approach goes hand-in-hand with excellent expert knowledge. read more
Puurenkuur Benefits
Depending on your Holiday:
OCEANO Hotel Health Spa
32 Reviews
Punta del Hidalgo, Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Spain
You are in excellent hands for a F. X. Mayr, Ayurveda or thalasso programme at the authentic family hotel, OCÉANO Health Spa Hotel read more
Puurenkuur Benefits
Depending on your Holiday:
Chiva-Som Health Resort
8 Reviews
Hua Hin, Thailand
One of the earliest destination spas globally, this 'Haven of Life' is truly remarkable and ranks among the most exquisite holistic resorts in Asia. It is a breathtaking retreat renowned for its exceptional quality. read more
Puurenkuur Benefits
Depending on your Holiday:

  • Book min 7 nights stay and receive a complimentary room upgrade (subject to availability on arrival)
  • Additional Wellness Credit of THB 1.000 (EUR 27) per person per night for stays until 30 September 2023 
  • FREE Vital Genomic Test (worth THB 30.000 / EUR 810) for stays longer than 10 nights until 19 December 2023
  • Complimentary Cash Credit to be redeemed against treatments from the Health and Wellness Menu, spa credit depends on the length of stay. Only applicable on the tailor-made programme. Contact us for more information

Anantara Peace Haven Tangalle Resort
8 Reviews
Tangalle, Sri Lanka
An alluring tropical island experience combined with the luxurious 5 star wellness of the Anantara Resorts. read more
Puurenkuur Benefits
Depending on your Holiday:
  • Free upgrade to half board when staying min. 7 nights
  • Complimentary private yoga class per room when pre-booking an ayurveda package (ayurvedic weight management, ayurvedic inner harmony or ayurvedic deep sleep)
Sport and Fitness Holidays at Pine Cliffs Ocean Suites
8 Reviews
Albufeira, Faro, Portugal
Unparalleled luxury and comfort in an elegant hotel with spa situated on the longest beach in the Algarve. read more
Puurenkuur Benefits
Depending on your Holiday:
  • Free spa giftvoucher
  • 1 OR 2x voucher for participating sport activities depending on length of stay 
  • Free daily access to Thermal Spa Circuit Oasis 
  • 10% discount on all treatments at Serenity Spa and on Style 
  • For repeat guests: Above extra's + free room upgrade to the next category (subject to availability)
Longevity Health & Wellness Hotel
13 Reviews
Alvor, Faro, Portugal
Longevity Health & Medical Hotel is a brand new adults-only Destination Spa with a state-of-the-art wellness centre for preventative, medical and holistic wellbeing programmes in the heart of the Algarve. read more
Puurenkuur Benefits
Depending on your Holiday:
  • Complimentary Spa Credit Voucher
  • € 90 per person (min. stay 5 nights)
  • € 120 per person (min. stay 7 nights)
  • Complimentary room upgrade from Standard Room to Longevity Room (upon availability at time of arrival)
  • Complimentary early check-in (from 10 AM) and late check-out (until 2 PM) (upon availability)
    Le Jadis Mauritius ***** | Official Sales Office Benelux
    Balaclava, Mauritius, Mauritius
    Luxury, 5* pamper resort by a white sand private beach on the Indian Ocean. The resort specialises in Ayurveda and holistic cure programmes. read more
    Puurenkuur Benefits
    Depending on your Holiday:
    • Discount for Single Travellers! Already calculated in the price. 
    • Complimentary Spa credit voucher worth €80 per person (min. stay 4 nights) 
    • Complimentary Head / Foot massage worth € 50 per suite per stay (min. 7 nights and must be booked with a pre-purchased package)
    Vichy Célestins Spa Hotel
    14 Reviews
    Bouznika, Morocco
    The Vichy Célestins Spa Hôtel has a new, ultra-modern holistic wellness clinic situated on 500 ha of land, offering superior care and pioneering technology in line with the five principles of Vichy: thalasso, weight loss, beauty, lifestyle and sport.. read more
    Puurenkuur Benefits
    Depending on your Holiday:
    • Extra discount for your stay from 1 September 2022 until 31 March 2023 (already calculated in the shown price)
    • Free room upgrade AND free early check-in and late check-out (subject to a availability at time of arrival, for stays from 1 September 2022 until 31 March 2023)
    • Free return airport transfer from Casablanca or Rabat - min. stay 4 nights, for stays from 1 September 2022 until 31 March 2023
    • Complimentary private cardio training or yoga or pilates session
    • 10% discount on the room rate when you pre-book a spa package
    • For repeating guests at Vichy Célestins Spa Hotel: gratis room-upgrade to the next room category at the time of booking
    Grand Hotel Trieste & Victoria | Official Sales Office Benelux
    4 Reviews
    Abano, Venice, Italy
    Grandeur and elegance in a hotel with first-class wellness facilities including five thermal pools. Situated among pretty gardens in the pedestrian zone of spa town, Abano Terme. read more
    Puurenkuur Benefits
    Depending on your Holiday:

    • 1x complimentary body cream thermal shine (worth € 59) - min. stay 3 nights

    Lefay Resort & SPA Lago di Garda
    21 Reviews
    Gargnano, Brescia, Lake Garda, Italy
    Lefay Resort & Spa's speciality? Without doubt: the treatment of typically western problems (stress, obesity) through a classical Chinese medicine approach. read more
    Puurenkuur Benefits
    Depending on your Holiday:
    • 1x private acces to the salt lake 'La Luna Nel Lago' per person - min. stay 3 nights (worth € 40) 
    • Complimentary Spa Credit Voucher worth € 100 per person - min. stay 5 nights
    • Free Room Upgrade from the Prestige Junior Suite to the Deluxe Junior Suite (subject to availability at time of arrival) - min. stay 7 nights
    • Early check-in & late check-out (subject to availability upon arrival) - min. stay 10 nights
    Ananda in the Himalayas
    24 Reviews
    Uttarakhand, India
    A truly unbeatable wellness experience. One of the very best destination spas in the world, you can expect nothing but the best at Ananda in the Himalayas. read more
    Puurenkuur Benefits
    Depending on your Holiday:
    • Complimentary Spa Credit Voucher worth 100 USD per person
    • Complimentary excursion
    • For repeating Ananda clients: discounted stays!
    Zoya Health and Wellbeing Resort
    Ajman, Ajman (UAE)
    Opened in 2022: ZOYA Health & Wellbeing Resort is the first medical spa (and adults-only destination!) in the United Arab Emirates. read more
    Puurenkuur Benefits
    Depending on your Holiday:
    SHA Wellness Clinic
    35 Reviews
    El Albir, Alicante, Spain
    Eastern philosophies meet Western views on health and wellbeing at SHA Wellness Clinic under a nourishing, super-deluxe and modern roof. read more
    Puurenkuur Benefits
    Depending on your Holiday:
    • SHA's 15th anniversary complimentary spa gift voucher!
    • Complimentary welcome massage
    • Complimentary early check-in and late check-out
    • Room upgrade 
    • Free transfer from airport

    Brenners Park-Hotel & Spa
    Baden-Baden, Germany
    A luxurious hotel exuding timeless elegance and grandeur, complemented by a state-of-the-art spa boasting contemporary finesse and cutting-edge amenities. read more
    Puurenkuur Benefits
    Depending on your Holiday:
    • Complimentary room upgrade (subject to availability at time of arrival)
    • Complimentary spa gift voucher worth € 85 per person (min. 4 nights stay) OR € 150 per person (min. 7 nights stay) 
    Chenot Palace Weggis
    6 Reviews
    Weggis, Switzerland
    Chenot Palace Weggis is the brand new Chenot flagship in Switzerland. The Chenot Method is known worldwide for its medical detox programs where Western science and Eastern philosophy come together. read more
    Puurenkuur Benefits
    Depending on your Holiday:
    3 Reviews
    Samutprakarn, Bangkok, Thailand
    The RAKxa Wellness & Medical Retreat is the first sustainable, comprehensive Medical & Holistic retreat in Thailand. Amidst a lush green oasis, you work on your health under the guidance of experts at all levels. Rakxa's expertise: weight loss programs. read more
    Puurenkuur Benefits
    Depending on your Holiday:

    • Spa gift voucher worth € 150 per person (min. 5 nights stay)

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    What is a detox

    Detox, short for detoxification, is the process that aims to rid the body of toxins and harmful substances. It involves making lifestyle changes and adopting specific practices to support the body's natural detoxification systems.

    Why Detox?

    The primary goal of a detox is to eliminate accumulated toxins from the body, which may come from various sources such as environmental pollutants, processed foods, alcohol, drugs, medication or stress. By reducing exposure to toxins and supporting the body's natural detoxification mechanisms, a detox is believed to help restore balance, enhance vitality and promote overall health. A detox regimen encompasses various components such as detoxifying foods (juices, soups, salads, broths, and other light detox meals), yoga, meditation, walks, nutritional workshops, sauna sessions, massages (optional), and more. The rationale behind this approach is to give the digestive system a break from solid foods and flood the body with easily digestible nutrients, antioxidants and enzymes found in vegetables and fruit. 

    Why is a cleanse once in a while so beneficial? 

    The body has its natural detoxification mechanisms through organs like the liver, kidneys and lymphatic system. These organs work continuously to eliminate waste and toxins from the body. Doing a cleanse or a detox may enhance the body's natural detoxification processes. It gives the body a nutrient boost as detox meals and juices can provide a concentrated source of vitamins, minerals and phytonutrients. A detox will reduce the digestive load as detox meals are easier to digest than processed or solid foods, allowing the digestive system to rest and redirect its energy towards the detoxification process. Detox meals and detox juices can help keep the body hydrated. Some people use a cleanse as a kickstart to healthier eating habits, with the intention of continuing a more balanced diet after the cleanse.

    It is important to say that a detox is not a long-term solution. Extreme or prolonged juice cleanses may lead to nutrient deficiencies and may not be suitable for everyone, especially those with certain medical conditions or dietary restrictions. 

    The Benefits of a detox or cleanse 

    We listed some of the advantages of a detox 

    • Elimination of Toxins: Detox holidays typically involve a specialized diet, fasting and cleansing practices that help flush out toxins from the body. This process can lead to improved digestion and better nutrient absorption. 
    • Increased Energy: As toxins are eliminated, and the body is nourished with nutrient-dense foods, energy levels tend to increase. You will feel more vibrant and alert during and after a detox holiday.
    • Weight Loss: Detox programs often result in weight loss, as they focus on eliminating processed foods, sugar and unhealthy fats.The weight loss is temporary as it is mainly water and toxines you lose, instead of fat. 
    • Improved Skin Health: Detoxing can lead to clearer, glowing skin, as it helps eliminate impurities.
    • Enhanced Mental Clarity: Detox holidays often include mindfulness practices such as meditation and yoga, which can help reduce stress and improve mental clarity and focus.
    • Boosted Immune System: A healthy detox can strengthen the immune system by promoting the intake of immune-boosting foods and reducing the load on your organs.
    • Reduced Inflammation: Many detox programs focus on anti-inflammatory foods and practices, which can help alleviate chronic inflammation.
    • Rejuvenation and Relaxation: Detox retreats often include spa treatments, massages and other relaxation therapies.
    • Healthy Habits and lifestyle: Detox holidays can inspire you to adopt healthier lifestyle habits, including mindful eating, regular exercise and stress management techniques. 

    Various ways to detox - which suits you?

    There are various types of detox holidays or retreats that you can choose based on your preferences, goals and health needs. We listed some detox retreats, each with their own strength:

    • Juice Cleanse. Consuming only fresh fruit and vegetable juices for a certain period. The aim is to give the digestive system a break while flooding the body with nutrients. Juices are made of vegetables and fruits that are known to help eliminate toxins and cleanse the gut, such as spinach, carrots, lemon or celery, just to name some. To support the detoxification process, nutritional supplements can be added.
    • Detox with light meals. During this mild detox programme, you’ll eat light, fresh food prepared with ingredients that promote cleansing within the body such as soups, salads, rice and other easy to digest foods. 
    • Mayr Detox. The Mayr detox, based on the principles of Austrian physician Dr. Franz Xaver Mayr, is all about the guts and the digestive system, including support of the liver function. It involves a specialized diet that emphasizes slow eating, thorough chewing and simple, easily digestible foods. It is combined with abdominal treatments, such as abdominal massages or castor oil compresses, to stimulate the gut and aid detoxification. 
    • Buchinger Fast.The Buchinger fast, also known as the Buchinger method, is a therapeutic fasting approach developed by Dr. Otto Buchinger. It involves abstaining from solid food and consuming only vegetable broths, herbal teas and fruit juices for a specific period. The fast aims to promote detoxification, rest the digestive system, and activate the body's self-healing processes.
    • Ayurvedic Detox. Ayurvedic detox focuses on balancing the body's doshas through a combination of specialized diets, herbal treatments, and yoga practices.
    • Raw Food Detox. Raw food detox retreats focus on consuming uncooked, plant-based foods, such as fruit, vegetables, nuts and seeds. These are nutrient-rich meals that are easy on the digestive system. In their raw state, these foods contain nutrients, antioxidants, vitamins and minerals that normally - through the heating process - get lost. These nutrients protect your body from toxins and support cell renewal. A Raw food detox is an ideal start to a healthy lifestyle.

    Elements and therapies within a detox programme

    During a detoxification retreat, a range of activities and treatments can be integrated to optimize the cleansing and rejuvenation process. The specific components and therapies will vary based on your chosen program.


    • Detox meals / detox juices: Vegetables and fruits that stimulate detoxification, such as greens, spinach, broccoli, avocado, apple, berries, etc.
    • Light detox meals: Easily digestible foods that are rich in nutrients, fiber and water to support the body in the detoxification process. Some examples of light detox meals are green smoothies, quinoa salad, steamed vegetables, or vegetable soup. Refined carbohydrates, processed foods, coffee, and alcohol are avoided.
    • Drinking plenty of water: Drinking plenty of water, herbal tea, and broth aids in flushing out toxins. Depending on your weight, aim to drink about 2 to 3 liters of water or light herbal tea per day.

    Therapies and treatments

    • Massage Therapy: Massage can stimulate the lymphatic system and circulation, facilitating the removal of toxins from the body.
    • Colon Hydrotherapy: Colon hydrotherapy or colon cleansing treatments can help remove waste and toxins from the colon.
    • Acupuncture: Acupuncture may aid in balancing the body's energy and supporting detoxification.
    • Spa Treatments: Additional spa treatments like body scrubs, facials or body wraps with algae.


    • Herbal Supplements: Some detox retreats may offer herbal supplements or teas that support liver function.

    Light exercise

    • Yoga and Meditation: Practicing yoga and meditation can promote relaxation, reduce stress, and support mental and emotional detoxification.
    • Nature Walks and Hiking: Spending time in nature and engaging in physical activities like hiking can promote overall well-being and help clear the mind.

    Other activities

    • Nutrition Workshops: Educational workshops on nutrition and healthy eating which will help to continue healthy habits post-retreat.
    • Sauna or Steam Room Sessions: Saunas and steam rooms help in sweating, which aids in eliminating toxins through the skin.
    • Digital Detox: Disconnect from electronic devices during the retreat can support your mental detoxification and reduce stress.
    • Mindfulness Practices: Including mindfulness exercises and stress-reduction techniques can further support the body's detoxification process.

    Methods of colon hydrotherapy (or colon cleanse):

    • Colon Hydrotherapy (Colonic Irrigation): This involves the introduction of warm water into the colon through a tube inserted into the rectum. The water helps to soften and flush out waste material and toxins from the colon. The procedure is typically performed by a trained therapist.
    • Enema: An enema involves introducing a liquid (usually water or a saline solution) into the rectum using a tube or nozzle. Enemas are often used to relieve constipation or prepare for medical procedures.
    • Herbal Colon Cleanse: This ayurveda approach involves using herbal supplements or teas to promote bowel movements and cleanse the colon. Some herbal blends are designed to stimulate digestion and eliminate waste.
    • Coffee Enema: Some detox programs include coffee enemas, where a coffee solution is introduced into the colon. Advocates claim it helps stimulate bile production and liver detoxification.

    When is a Detox not recommended

    Detoxing may not be advisable for you when you have underlying health issues such as diabetes, heart problems, kidney disorders, or during pregnancy. Additionally, if you are on specific medication or you have a history of eating disorders, detoxing could pose risks. Prior to selecting a detox holiday, it is crucial to take into account your health status, dietary inclinations and goals. If you have any existing medical conditions, it is recommended to seek advice from your GP or healthcare expert.

    What to expect on a weight loss holiday? 

    Weight loss holidays, also known as weight loss retreats or weight loss vacations, are wellbeing programs designed to help you achieve your weight loss goals while enjoying a rejuvenating and immersive experience. These programs are offered at Health & Wellbeing resorts, medical spas or spa destinations, and they combine elements of sport/exercise/fitness, healthy food, mindfulness activities, workshops and spa treatments.

    Beyond short-term weight loss, these programs emphasize the importance of long-term lifestyle changes. Combining weight loss with a vacation experience can make your journey more enjoyable and memorable. You get to explore a new destination while prioritizing your health. 

    We have listed the elements that could be included in a a weight loss programme:

    (Side note: each element of a weight loss holiday or retreat can vary depending on program and destination).  

    • Nutritional guidance: Nutrition is a fundamental component. Weight loss is mostly about your meals, a healthy and nutritious diet. You will be guided on healthy eating habits and portion control. There are many concepts of diets and it is important to find out what works best for your body.  
    • Sport/exercise/fitness: Exercise and physical activities, such as yoga, Pilates, hiking, muscle training or cardio workouts are central to weight loss holidays. It will help you to burn calories, build muscle and improve your next fitness levels. A weight loss holidays include various sport, fitness and exercise elements. 
    • Tailored programs: Programs are often personalized to meet your goals, needs, challenges and fitness level. Whether you are looking to lose a few kilos or you embark on a significant weight loss journey, each program will be adapted to your needs accordingly. 
    • Holistic / Medical supervision: Weight loss holidays can take a holistic or medical supervision or a blend of those two. The holistic approach is to look at all aspects of a human: body, mind & soul. A naturopath or holistic therapist will look more in depth how your mental and stress levels have contributed to weight gain (emotional, stress or hormone imbalances). Some weight loss retreats offer medical supervision, especially good for those who have specific medical conditions. Some offer a blend of those, e.g. testing your hormone levels, thyroid function, your cortisol or any other facts about your body.  
    • Spa and relaxation: Stress has a big impact on weight gain. Cortisol holds on to fat. Many weight loss retreats offer spa treatments and relaxation activities to help you unwind and reduce stress, which will help you in your weight loss success. 
    • Mindfulness and stress reduction: Weight loss is not only about physical activity and diet. It also involves managing stress and emotional well-being. Mindfulness practices, meditation, and stress-reduction techniques are often part of the program. Reducing stress is essential for successful weight loss. 
    • Education and workshops: During a weight loss program, the hotel or retreat can offer workshops or educational sessions to learn about sustainable weight management, how to make healthy food choices, how to prepare healthy dishes and how to incorporate fitness into your daily live.  
    • Supportive environment: Being away from home and being surrounded by like-minded people with similar goals can be motivating. Weight loss holidays often provide a supportive environment where you can share your experiences and challenges. 
    • Duration: Weight loss holidays can vary in duration, ranging from a few days to several weeks, depending on the program. 
    • A reset in lifestyle: Weight loss holidays are not just short-term weight loss, but could be a great (re) start of a healthy lifestyle. It will offer tools, knowledge and skills needed to maintain a healthy weight and lifestyle after returning home. 
    • Individual coaching: Some weight loss holidays include one-on-one coaching or counseling sessions to address challenges such as emotional eating, how to lower your stress levels etc.  

    Consulting with a healthcare professional before starting any significant weight loss program is advisable, especially if you have underlying health conditions or concerns.

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