It all sound so easy doesn’t it? Check in, nom on juices and salads for a week, and take part in beautiful yoga sessions while overlooking the ocean and topping up your tan. When you leave you’ll be the glowing image of a goddess, the envy of your friends.
There is no denying the benefits of a detox retreat are awe-inspiring: weight loss, more energy, less stress, healthier liver and kidney function, reduced skin issues, the list goes on.
Tempted? You should be. But choose your retreat wisely and your detoxification could be a piece of cake (oops, just testin’).
What to expect: The best retreats offer luxury settings, offering complete juice detox courses, seven-day spa pampering, relaxing yoga and meditations classes, and Michelin-designed healthy cuisine.
Cleansing programs at a detox retreat give you the tools to live a healthier lifestyle. A full juice detox means healthy juices with selected ingredients designed to cleanse your liver, kidneys and colon of impurities, as well as your skin and blood of unwanted buildups. You may have a light meal at some point during the day. Others may include only organic foods, spa treatments, hiking and other relaxing activities. Yoga retreats can include anything from two to four yoga sessions a day, as well as meditation, and other activities based on location.
How long to go for: A seven-day retreat is an ideal start, 10 days is even more beneficial, but a full 14-day retreat book truly gives you the time to relax, recharge, and cleanse. It can take a few days to truly relax, so don’t make the mistake of trying to cram your first days full activities.
Side effects: Day three at a detox retreat can be uncomfortable. You may feel lethargic and irritable as the toxins leave your body. But by day four or five you will notice a distinct increase in energy and day seven you won’t know or recognize yourself. Image of the goddess ignited!
Everyone needs a good detox. Will you cleanse yourself?