Despite its recent surge in popularity, fasting is a practice that dates back centuries and plays a central role in many cultures and religions.

During a fasting programme your calorie intake will be reduced dramatically and sometimes food it will be omitted altogether. A large amount of water and special fasting teas are recommended throughout the fast to keep you hydrated and energised and to flush out toxins. Guests on a fasting retreat report finding it much easier than doing a fast alone at home, as you are with like-minded people facing the same challenge, round the clock therapy and spa-treatments, and an experienced fasting specialist who designs your personalised diet and programme. There couldn’t be a more relaxing way to fast!

Healing Holidays offers a wide variety of fasting programmes across the world, with several popular destinations in Europe. Germany, where the Felke Med, Buchinger and F.X Mayr fasting methods were all developed, is widely considered to be the homeland of fasting retreats. The stunning landscapes of Austria and Portugal also offer an idyllic backdrop for your fasting holiday in Europe, or for those wanting to travel further afield you can undertake fasting programmes in destinations like India and Thailand.

Benefits Of A Fasting Retreat

The benefits of fasting are astounding. It is one of the most powerful tools on the planet for reversing insulin resistance, stubborn weight loss, and has long terms protective effects against neurodegenerative diseases like Alzheimers and Parkinsons. It helps protect against liver disease, heart disease and even cancer. It also helps our immune systems get stronger, revs up our metabolism, and helps increases the natural secretion of growth hormone, making us more energetic and more youthful.

Discover our selection of fasting retreats below or contact our wellness experts, who will give you unbiased advice on
how to tailor the right programme for your individual needs. Call our wellness advisors at 02078433597 or enquire here.

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Felke Med Basic & Intensive
BOLLANTS | Germany

A symbiosis of modern western medicine, classic natural healing processes and Chinese medicine, The Felke Med Basic & Intensive programme breathes health and vitality back into your life.  The qualified medical wellness team, working under esteemed Dr. Axel Bolland, will take exc…

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Felke Med Mind & Body
BOLLANTS | Germany

Conscious and healthy nutrition, as well as the interplay of activity and relaxation, are the elements that Minister Felke applied in his therapy as early as the 20th century. They form the basis even today and are supplemented by new medical knowledge. The healing power of nature, supported by hol…

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Longevity Juice Detox
Longevity Cegonha Country Club | Portugal
3 nights

Cleanse your body with a Juice Detox short break or holiday programme in sunny Algarve. Boost your health with a mild detoxifying diet or juice fasting, cleansing Spa treatments and energizing daily group activities.

Sharing from £799.00£799.00 pp
Singles from £950.00£950.00 pp
Absolute Signature Detox Programme
Absolute Sanctuary | Thailand
3, 5 or 7 nights

The signature detox programme at Absolute Sanctuary includes daily colon hydrotherapy sessions combined with massages, healthy meals, detox drinks and nutritional supplements. The colonic irrigation will help to totally clean out your system, whilst you are being looked after with gentle Thai …

Sharing from £999.00£999.00 pp
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Longevity Juice Fasting Detox
Vilalara Thalassa Resort | Portugal
4 nights

The Longevity Juice Fasting Diet includes detoxifying and anti-inflammatory shakes, juices and soups. You may dine up to 5 of these meals per day in addition to alkaline water, herbal teas and detox supplements. You will learn about your body during a personal health check, biophysical evaluation, …

Sharing from £1599.00£1599.00 pp
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VIVAMAYR Maria Wörth | Austria
7 nights

Situated on the shores of the breath-taking Lake Wörth in picturesque Austria, VIVAMAYR Maria Wörth offers guests the full package when it comes to an effective wellness retreat and delivery of the Mayr Cure.Dr. Harald Stossier and his team offer a new take on the old and proven Mayr medi…

Sharing from £1960.00£1960.00 pp
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Stay With Basic Medical Treatment
VIVAMAYR Altaussee | Austria
7 nights

Dr. Schubert and his young, enthusiastic team offer a detox and cleanse based on the philosophy of Modern Mayr Medicine. The modern laboratory contains infusion suites, a hypoxia (oxygen therapy) room, spaces for Kneipp and hydro therapy and stunning settings for yoga and aerial yoga. A person…

Sharing from £1977.00£1977.00 pp
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LANS Med Basic Programme
Lanserhof Tegernsee | Germany
7 nights

This programme is based on the award-winning LANS Med concept which has been setting standards for a healthy and active lifestyle for over thirty years. Be ready to experience a combination of traditional naturopathy treatments combined with modern Mayr medicine on this 7 nights stay.The LANS Med B…

Sharing from £3993.00£3993.00 pp
Singles from £5103.00£5103.00 pp
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Lanserhof LANS Med Basic Programme
Lanserhof LANS | Austria
7 nights

Lanserhof consistently offers the best medical spa experiences throughout Europe - and the world. With their philosophy rooted in the Modern Mayr principles, modern techniques and holistic medicine, Lanserhof is also a fitting choice for those looking to detox.  This programme will for…

Sharing from £3455.00£3455.00 pp
Singles from £3626.00£3626.00 pp
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Basic Detox Mayr Cure Programme
Park Igls | Austria
7 nights

The Basic Programme is the fixed component of your stay at Park Igls, and it is the foundation onto which your choice of therapeutic modules is built.This 7-night programme activates your natural self-healing, preparing you for your personalised retreat. With highly experienced medical supervision,…

Sharing from £1834.00£1834.00 pp
Singles from £1865.00£1865.00 pp
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