Fasting

Discover Optimal Health: The benefits of a fasting-based retreat

While it might come as a shock for some, Fasting isn't a new turn-of-the-century trend that is just recently becoming popular. Fasting has been around for centuries and has been a crucial element in various cultures and religions around the world. It hasn't always been used for health and weight loss purposes, but its main use has always been to grow our faith and reconnect with ourselves on a deeper and spiritual level.

There couldn’t be a more relaxing way to fast than by going on holiday to a fasting retreat with Healing Holidays. Not only are the benefits astounding, but it's a great way to relax, reconnect with nature, and see fasting from a new perspective.

Why Practice Fasting?

The ancient practice has existed for a long, long time and has existed in believers and spiritual beings since the very beginning. Fasting is still an important practice today in various cultures and religions. This spiritual discipline helps us grow our faith and find satisfaction in God or the divine and enhances our gratitude and humility by learning not to take things for granted.read more...

Why go on a Fasting Retreat?

A fasting retreat is a fantastic way to focus and reflect on your mortality, neediness, and weaknesses. By fasting in a retreat setting, you are surrounded by like-minded people with the same mindset, and this allows you to cleanse not only your spirit and body but also your mind by detoxifying the body. Fasting, plus additional wellness practices such as yoga, juice cleanses, spa treatments, and meditation, can foster long-lasting health benefits and newfound friendships.

Benefits of a Fasting-Based Retreat

Fasting is one of the most powerful tools on the planet for reversing insulin resistance and stubborn weight loss and has long-lasting effects on our overall health. Going on a fasting retreat has a lot of benefits, not only allowing you to reap the benefits of the practice of fasting but also providing a strong support system and customised personal detoxes and cleanses.

  • Improved weight loss & management: Fasting is a great way to achieve rapid weight loss, and doing it in a retreat setting allows for professional and safe waste management throughout your fasting journey. Fasting focuses on metabolic issues and lower insulin levels, producing long-lasting effects long after the retreat has been completed.
  • Greater focus: Another great benefit of a fasting retreat is they provide greater focus and concentration. You are able to take a break from reality and reconnect with your mind and body. Having a greater sense of focus will result in stronger wisdom and more spiritual well-being.
  • Fast in a safe & positive setting: Trying to lose weight quickly through fasting can be dangerous over time if not done correctly. By fasting in a retreat setting, not only are you able to fast in a safe environment surrounded by like-minded people but you are also provided with therapists and medical professionals to keep watch over your overall health during your fasting period.
  • Rests digestive system & renews energy: Fasting requires us to refrain from eating altogether or only relying on juice cleanses and detoxifying recipes. Thanks to the detox washing away all the harmful toxins from your body and the lack of needing to be broken down by your intentions, a fasting retreat can result in a renewal of energy and a reset of your body's digestive system.
  • Spiritual connection & clarity: There's a reason fasting has been a big part of many religions and cultures for centuries. The spiritual connection and clarity that come along with fasting are some of the biggest benefits that come along with a fasting retreat. You will have a more overall sense of well-being and feel a much bigger connection on a spiritual level after completing a fasting retreat.

Popular Fasting Retreats in Europe

Healing Holidays offer various fasting retreats and programs all around Europe. With the help and guidance of professional therapists and medical personnel, fasting retreats have never been more beneficial and produced more long-lasting benefits than ever before.

  • Germany: This fasting retreat in Germany allows Lanserhof Tegernsee’s team of doctors and therapists first to gain a deep understanding of your current physical and mental health, thus, personalizing a programme for you that incorporates nutrition, exercise, and various detoxifying treatments and therapies.
  • Portugal: This fasting retreat in Portugal is based around the Vilalara Longevity Thalassa & Medical Spa's Juice Fasting Detox program, combining a juice fasting diet, which includes detoxifying and anti-inflammatory shakes, juices and soups, and a variety of purifying treatments.
  • Austria: This fasting retreat in Austria will incorporate nutrition, exercise, and various detoxifying treatments & therapies, such as detox drainage massage, by implementing Modern Mayr Medicine, traditional naturopathy, and the latest scientific research.

After learning about the benefits of Fasting, it's no surprise this ancient practice has been around for so long and continues to be practiced today. Whether you are fasting for spiritual

reasons or to benefit your overall health and well-being, a fasting retreat is a great holiday choice for you. We hope you’ve enjoyed this guide to the benefits of going on a fasting retreat with Healing Holidays; contact us if you have any more questions!


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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Lanserhof Sylt Cure Classic
Lanserhof Sylt | Germany
7, 10, 14 or 21 nights

The Lanserhof Sylt Cure Classic programme is available for 7, 10, 14 or 21 nights and is based on the award-winning LANS Med Concept which combines Modern Mayr Medicine, traditional naturopathy and the latest scientific research to deeply cleanse your body of harmful toxins.Following a thorough med…

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Active Breath
VIVAMAYR Maria Wörth | Austria
7, 14 or 21 nights

In a world where more and more people are struggling with respiratory illnesses – be it asthma, Covid or other lung-specific challenges – VIVMAYR Maria Worth see it as their duty to support their guests on their way to a better and healthier life.Their Active Breath programme offers tar…

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Absolute Colonic Cleanse Detox Programme
Absolute Sanctuary | Thailand
3, 5 or 7 nights

The Colonic Cleanse Detox programme is designed for more experienced detoxers.Available over 3, 5 or 7 nights, it includes daily colon hydrotherapy sessions combined with detox meals & drinks to help cleanse your body of harmful toxins.In tandem with your programme, you will also enjoy unlimite…

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LANSERHOF CURE CLASSIC
Lanserhof Tegernsee | Germany
7, 10, 14 or 21 nights

The Lanserhof Cure Classic Programme is available for 7, 10, 14 or 21 nights and is based on the award-winning LANS Med Concept which combines Modern Mayr Medicine, traditional naturopathy and the latest scientific research to deeply cleanse your body of harmful toxins.Following a thorough medical …

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Lanserhof LANS CURE Classic
Lanserhof LANS | Austria
7, 10, 14 or 21 nights

The Lanserhof Cure Classic programme is based on the award-winning LANS Med Concept which combines Modern Mayr Medicine, traditional naturopathy and the latest scientific research to deeply cleanse your body of harmful toxins.Following a thorough medical examination, a doctor will put together a pe…

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Oceano Mayr Classic
OCEANO Health Spa Hotel | Spain
14 or 21 nights

The Mayr Classic forms the basis of every Mayr programme at OCEANO Health Spa Hotel’s F.X. Mayr Centre.Available over fourteen or twenty one nights, it includes various medical examinations, a personalised Mayr diet and treatments such as colon hydrotherapy to help cleanse your body of harmfu…

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Oceano Mayr Detox
OCEANO Health Spa Hotel | Spain
10, 14 or 21 nights

If you would like to include some holistic detox treatments alongside your Mayr cure then OCEANO Health Spa Hotel’s Mayr Detox programme could be the right one for you.In addition to various medical examinations, a personalised Mayr diet and treatments such as colon hydrotherapy, this program…

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Oceano Mayr Active
OCEANO Health Spa Hotel | Spain
10, 14 or 21 nights

The Mayr Active programme is ideal for those who want to include a fitness element with their Mayr detox cure.In addition to various medical examinations, a personalised Mayr diet and treatments such as colon hydrotherapy, this programme also includes personal training and aqua bike sessions to hel…

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Lanserhof LANS Long COVID
Lanserhof LANS | Austria
14 nights

Lanserhof Lans' Long COVID programme is aimed at guests who have been ill with COVID and are now still struggling with its effects.Following a thorough medical examination to understand how the infection is still affecting your health, a doctor will put together a personalised programme that wi…

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Detox Short Break Programme
Park Igls | Austria
4 nights

Anyone looking for a quick and relaxing detox break should look no further than Park Igls’ Mayr Short Break Programme.A combination of medical testing, nutrition and various treatments & therapies will help you to leave Park Igls feeling rested and relaxed, and ready to face the world aga…

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Detox Classic
Park Igls | Austria
7, 14 or 21 nights

The Detox Classic Programme is perfect for those who are new to Mayr detoxing.Covering seven, fourteen nights or twenty one nights, it includes various medical examinations, a personalised Mayr diet, daily Kneipp treatments and full body massages that will help to rid your body of harmful toxins.In…

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MAYRLIFE Altaussee Classic Programme
MAYRLIFE Altaussee | Austria
7 or 14 nights

MAYRLIFE Altaussee's tried and tested Classic programme forms the basis for every stay, and is the most individual of all their programmes.After an initial medical examination, the programme is entirely customised according to your personal needs and includes all necessary medical care and a va…

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Classic Programme
VIVAMAYR Maria Wörth | Austria
7, 14 or 21 nights

VIVAMAYR’s tried and tested Maria Wörth Classic forms the basis for every stay, and is the most individual of all their programmes.After an initial medical examination, the programme is entirely customised according to your personal needs, and includes all necessary medical care and a va…

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MAYRLIFE Altaussee Active Detox
MAYRLIFE Altaussee | Austria
7 or 14 nights

If you are looking to detoxify your body and mind then MAYRLIFE Altaussee's Active Detox programme could be just the right one for you.Through a combination of medical examinations, nutrition and treatments such as cryotherapy and intermittent hyperoxic training, your body will learn how to dea…

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Body & Mind Detox
VIVAMAYR Maria Wörth | Austria
7, 14 or 21 nights

If you are looking to detoxify your body and mind then VIVAMAYR Maria Wörth's Body & Mind Detox programme could be just the right one for you.Through a combination of medical examinations, nutrition and treatments such as cryotherapy and intermittent hyperoxic training, your body will …

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MAYRLIFE Altaussee Weight Care
MAYRLIFE Altaussee | Austria
7 or 10 nights

Achieve your ideal body weight with MAYRLIFE Altaussee’s Weight Care programme.Through a combination of medical examinations, nutrition, exercise and various treatments and therapies, including acupuncture and colonic irrigation, you will not only lose weight, but learn how to keep it off onc…

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Weight Care
VIVAMAYR Maria Wörth | Austria
7, 14 or 21 nights

Achieve your ideal body weight with VIVMAYAR Maria Wörth’s Weight Care programme.Through a combination of medical examinations, sustainable nutritional advice, exercise and various treatments and therapies, including acupuncture, you will not only lose weight but learn how to keep it off…

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