A detox holiday can be life-changing and while there are many detox holidays and retreats to choose from, it’s important that you find the right one to ensure that you are able to reap maximum benefits. People may choose to go on a detox holiday for different reasons: to cleanse and boost the immune system, for weight loss, for an energy reset, to break away from unhealthy lifestyle choices or following a period of illness. With the right support and guidance from a specialist, the desired results are easily reached.
Why not do it yourself, you might ask. There are plenty of DIY detox kits available, however, if a detox isn’t followed properly, it could be harmful to your body and could have a detrimental effect on your health. In addition, there are often side effects during the initial days of the detoxification process, often referred to as the detox flu, which might make it more difficult to stick to a self-guided detox.
Still not convinced? Here are 5 reasons why a detox holiday could benefit you:
1. You'll have professional support
You’ll have an initial consultation with a specialist practitioner to ensure you receive the right treatment and support for the detox to be a success. During the initial days of the detoxification process, there can be side effects such as fatigue, nausea, headaches and hunger pangs as your body starts to expel the toxins that are in your system. This is a good sign that your body is starting to cleanse itself.
2. You'll be surrounded by like-minded people
At the start of the programme, you might feel irritable due to the withdrawal symptoms, but the team will be on hand to motivate you and keep you inspired and on track. Some people also prefer to be in an environment surrounded by people with a similar mindset, rather than trying to avoid temptations alone.
3. You will be provided with all necessary tools
You’ll be given a detox meal plan and daily routine to follow so you can sit back and enjoy the experience without having to think about anything. You will of course be given advice, guidance and often lectures so you can be educated and take your new knowledge home with you to be part of your daily life. Programmes also include treatments to aid the detoxification process from saunas, to lymphatic drainage massages, to detoxifying body wraps and scrubs.
4. The health benefits
There are many, many health benefits to detoxing but a vital one is that you are allowing your body to go into repair mode, repairing the cells in the body rather than making lots of new ones as it enters into a survival system. This combined with giving your gut a break does wonders for your general health as well as your appearance and mental clarity.
5. A mental reset
There are usually group classes available from gentle walks in nature, to yoga and meditation and some retreats also encourage a digital detox by limiting WIFI and devices in public areas, allowing you to totally disconnect. By getting away from it all and escaping the stresses of modern-day life your detox journey should leave you feeling truly rested and rejuvenated.
Discover our range of Detox holidays here or call +44 (0)203 886 0082 and speak to one of our specialists who will help you find the best detox holiday to suit your needs.