Top 10 Luxury Detox Retreats in Europe
The body has a remarkable ability to rid itself of toxins, however, in today’s world, this is becoming more and more compromised, resulting in both physical and mental health-related problems. A detox retreat can be a great motivation for change and, if you go to the right place, you will have experts on hand to supervise and ensure the most effective detox for you. We have lots of great places to go to detox and a range of choices on exactly how to detox. For some only a fully medically-supervised detox will do, so the Mayr clinics, who contract exclusively with Healing Holidays only, are just the ticket. For others, the ancient purging through Ayurveda is the only one that will do, and we have some exceptional places which offer this in Europe. You may also opt for a gentle route to detox through deep body cleansing - this will allow you to pause, to reset and to breathe deep, learning new habits that will help you both physically and mentally. Whichever one you choose will leave you feeling lighter, brighter and energised. Go as deep or as gentle as you like, and be confident that you will receive the very finest & unbiased advice.
1. PARK IGLS, Austria
Heading into the Austrian countryside, where you can gulp down the fresh mountain air, is a great way to start your detox. Choose a detox retreat at Park Igls, a Mary medical clinic surrounded by the Tyrolean Alps. Dr FX Mayr posited that cleansing the gut would lead to overall health, and the staff at Park Igls will help you to achieve this with a light diet, gentle exercise plan and a tailor-made course of treatments. The specialised Mayr Metabolic Programme will suit those who suffer from diabetes, high cholesterol and food intolerances.
2. L'ALBERETA, Italy
You will be spoiled for choice when you choose to complete your detox at L'Albereta in Italy. Nestled high on a vine-clad hilltop in Lombardy, L’Albereta, an ivy-covered villa, is a world away from the minimalist spas that dot Europe. It oozes old-time glamour with its old master paintings and frescoes and yet it’s also home to the state-of-the-art, multi-award-winning Espace Chenot. You come here for incredible lymphatic drainage, mud wraps and meridian-boosting jet baths – it will kick start your sluggish organs and get your stamina back. The Fundamental Detox Henri Chenot Programme is a combination of the Chenot treatment and diet plan of detoxifying meals which together aim to stimulate the body and eliminate toxins. Following initial bioenergetics checkup to evaluate the energy flows and blocks within the body, treatments are personalised and monitored constantly by specialised medical personnel.
3. VIVAMAYR ALTUASSEE, Austria
For a more stringent modern Mayr clinic and programme, book a stay at VIVAMAYR Altaussee. The specialists in this pristine alpine environment offer advanced holistic medicine, which will serve to treat a wide range of medical conditions. The Stay with Basic Medical Treatment at Vivamayr will begin with an initial medical consultation, personalised Modern Mayr diet plan, abdominal massages and access to a daily programme of activities. Here, Vivamayr salt treatments are incorporated in unique therapies to further aid the detox process.
4. VILLA STEPHANIE, Germany
Picturesque Baden-Baden is a delightful place to enrol in a detox retreat. Villa Stephanie, an urban medical spa, is surrounded by gorgeous green spaces that will help you to relax. With sumptuously furnished interiors, there is no way that you can feel deprived. Knowledgeable specialists will assist you with a variety of detox programmes. However, what better way than to cleanse the body than a Body Cleansing Detox Programme? The retreat includes initial interview and consultation, full board, access to the spa and fitness classes and a unique organic detox treatment on each day.
5. SHA WELLNESS CLINIC, Spain
SHA Wellness Clinic is one of Europe’s top medical spas, tucked away near the Sierra Helada Mountains. You will instantly feel at ease as you traverse the spacious, light and airy property and are welcomed by the attentive staff. If you are looking to shed a few pounds during your detox programme, sign up for the SHA Detox Programme. This programme aims to cleanse the body of toxins accumulated from bad eating habits and external contaminating agents by ascertaining the body’s level of oxidative stress by performing specific tests with a view to taking corrective measures. The retreat combines expert medical and nutritional consultations with the most modern treatments like cryotherapy sessions and lymphatic drainage.
6. LEFAY RESORT & SPA, Italy
Lefay Resort & Spa Lago Di Garda have designed their detox programme to remove toxins accumulated during periods of stress and re-establish optimal organ function. In the Lefay Detox Programme, You will benefit from initial consultations and tests which will determine the current state of your body and health. Feel at ease as you enjoy detoxifying aromatic mud treatments and a facial cleansing ritual, designed to draw toxins out of the body. You’ll also detox the mind as you relax in the Lefay Spa, and rebalance your energy whilst stretching the Meridians. Alongside your treatments, you'll follow a prescribed diet that ensures your body is properly cleansed and nourished from within.
7. AYURVEDA RESORT SONHOF, Austria
Detox programmes at Ayurveda Resort Sonnhof health centre will draw upon ancient practices that date back millennia ago. Choose this resort Ayurvedic health centre for authentic treatments without suffering through a long-haul flight. The one to three week Panchakarma detox retreat embraces the five pillars of Ayurvedic purification and will prepare you for the detox process and help you to rid the body of both water-soluble and fat-soluble toxins. Relaxing treatments include an array of massages, oil treatments, back treatments and more.
8. LANSERHOF TEGERNSEE, Germany
Lanserhof Tegernsee offers exquisite, high-end luxury, superlative service, in breath-taking surroundings. Their detox programmes are facilitated by ultra-smart, hyper-hi-tech, state of the art technology, that are underpinned by the practices of Mayr. It's unique LANS Med Basic Programme combines the Mayr cure, traditional naturopathy and the most advanced medical techniques. During the programme, you will enjoy different treatments like detox bodypack and baths and deep muscular massages, group movement therapy, relaxation training, and bioimpedance and urine analysis.
9. GRAND RESORT BAD RAGAZ, Switzerland
The Ragazer Detox Programme at Grand Resort Bad Ragaz aims to strengthen your immune system. Using your medical history, blood & urine analysis and body fat measurement, the type and amount of pollutants in your body will be identified. Based on this, you will be put on different treatments to remove these toxins from your body. The different treatments you can enjoy range from tailored detox infusions, digestive tract cleansing, and nutritional advice to help you maintain your results. During your time here you will also enjoy unlimited access to the spas, fitness centres, and daily fitness and relaxation classes and the thermal waters.
10. VILALARA THALASSA RESORT, Portugal
You will be spoiled for choice when you choose to complete your detox at Vilalara Thalassa Resort in Portugal. Their Longevity Juice Fasting Detox programme is all about learning about your body with a personal health check, biophysical evaluation, general medical consultation and clinical examination. Treatments include an osteopathy session and manual lymphatic drainage. Although this may seem daunting, you can enjoy up to five meals a day of detoxifying shakes, juices and soups to fuel and purify your body.
If this blog has got you interested in starting your detox journey call our wellness advisors at 020 7843 3597 or enquire here.