Everything You Need to Know About a Detox Retreat and Its Benefits
By deciding to visit a Detox Retreat you are putting yourself in the best possible position to achieve your goals and reap the benefits. You won’t be distracted by temptations and you will be surrounded with support and like-minded people to help you on the journey. Focusing on other activities such as yoga, Pilates, hiking and spa treatments will help you relax, and with your daily menu taken care of you don’t need to worry about preparing meals.
Detox has so many benefits that people might not be aware of. This includes reducing constipation, promoting sustainable weight loss, increasing energy and concentration, boosting metabolism, decreasing gas and bloating, soothing acne problems, improving immune system and diminishing the risk of colon cancer.
Detox allows the body to ‘clean and reset’. By resting the digestive system and supporting the major organs of elimination, the body naturally releases stored toxins that have accumulated within the tissues.
Your body will be able to rebalance itself to function normally and effectively. It then finally helps you feel fresher, lighter and more energized. Importantly, it is one of the great ways to reduce stress.
Detox Retreat Benefits
Boost Your Immune System
With a detox your body resets to its natural balance so it won’t spend as much time breaking down processed foods. Instead, your body can use energy to boost the immune system. When you get rid of waste and toxins, your organs will function in an efficient manner. Nutrients will get absorbed better. Your lymphatic and immune systems will get a boost.
Reinvigorate with Renewed Energy
One of the most often cited benefits of a detox is the renewed sense of energy it gives you. By ridding your body of all the toxins and waste, your body can spend less energy on processing these things, leaving more in your reserves for other activities. Cutting out certain types of foods such as sugary snacks while on your detox retreat also means you avoid the spikes and crashes that they bring. Meanwhile you will be replacing sugars with healthier options that give you a more sustainable release, stopping you from feeling so tired and sluggish all the time.
Kick Start your Weight Loss Journey at a Detox Retreat
If you have always wanted to go on a weight loss journey, consider starting one with a detox retreat. At a Retreat, you will learn and create new healthy habits. You will get used to drinking lots of water and eating more nutrient-dense foods. These changes will help you long term, on your journey of weight loss and healthy living. People tend to drink a lot of herbal tea during a detox which boost the number of antioxidants in your body to help remove toxins.
Get Healthier Glowing Skin, Hair and Nails
If you find your complexion has been looking a little dull or prone to breakouts and likewise your nails brittle and hair slightly lacklustre this can often be put down to diet and the toxins in the body. By detoxing, your appearance will become more radiant once more, reflecting all the healthy things that you consume. The kinds of foods you consume on detoxes also tend to be high in the nutrients and minerals that are great for your appearance, rather than the unhealthy types that have the opposite effect.
Slow Down the Aging Process with a Detox Retreat
Toxins in your body can cause skin damage which speeds up the visible signs of aging. Did you know that chronic stress can also contribute to premature aging? Your body releases cortisol when you respond to a stressful event. Too much cortisol can cause breakouts. Focus on managing your stress so you can slow these effects. A Wellness Retreat is the perfect place to leave your every day stress behind and focus on self care through movement, nutrition, relaxation and support.
Start the Journey to a Happier and Healthier Lifestyle
On a detox retreat you benefit from having the expertise of the doctors and therapists throughout the duration of your programme. At Shanti-Som our Detox Retreat commences with an initial consultation that enables your stay to be tailored exactly to your individual needs, ensuring that you reap the very best results.
We aim to teach our guests to carry on a healthy and happy lifestyle in a way that is sustainable and realistic. This is a balance of the right nutirition and exercise which you will experience at a Retreat with Yoga, Pilates and hiking.
How to Detox:
When starting a body detox, you’ll first need to lighten up your toxin load. Eliminate alcohol, coffee, cigarettes, refined sugars and saturated fats, all of which act as toxins in the body and are obstacles to your healing process.
Another hindrance to good health is stress, which triggers your body to release stress hormones into your system. While these hormones can provide the “adrenaline rush” to win a race or meet a deadline, in large amounts they create toxins and slow down detoxification enzymes in the liver. Yoga and meditation are simple and effective ways to relieve stress by resetting your physical and mental reactions to the inevitable stress life will bring.
Why Juicing and light Detox Soups as opposed to Smoothies and Raw Foods?
At Shanti-Som our Detox program includes daily juice and detox broths or soups. By removing the need for your body to digest the bulk and fibre of food, once again your body can divert the energy it would usually use for digestion to other body functions such as detoxing, healing, repairing on a cellular level and for weight loss fat burning.
Following a juice only programme can help to balance blood sugars and significantly aid people with Type 2 Diabetes, Insulin Resistance and other conditions where High Blood Sugar is an issue. During your stay if we feel that your Blood Sugars are high upon check in, we will continue to monitor your levels throughout your stay.
When you see the ‘pulp’ left behind in a juicer you can clearly see just how much bulk and fibre is present in even the most innocent looking fruits and vegetables. All the nutrition you need is in the juices and therefore by not consuming all that bulk, your digestive system can take a breather. With the aid of Colonic Hydrotherapy you can rid your colon of anything that may be adding to toxins or interfering with the proper function of the colon, and therefore reducing its effectiveness.
What is a Colon Cleanse?
One important organ in the digestive system is the colon, also called the large intestine. Colon cleansing, also known as colonic irrigation or colonic hydrotherapy, involves flushing the colon with fluids to remove waste. It’s a practice that’s been around since ancient times, and the purpose is to remove digestive waste from the body. We believe there are numerous benefits to removing the toxins from your digestive system which include weight loss, better digestion, increased energy and clearer thinking.
How Often Should You Detox Retreat:
This is a really good question because if you detox for too long or too often you can loss valuable nutrients along with the toxins and leave your body depleted.
For this reason we recommend a full cleanse no more than 2 to 4 times a year.
There are also times in your life where detoxing is either not beneficial or should be done under medical guidance. Examples of this is when you are pregnant or breastfeeding and need to have enough nutrition to support another little person. Or if you’re recovering from an illness and need to build your body up. Diabetics also need to be careful of detoxing because they require a steady supply of energy. If you have any illness or concerns with regards to detox, please contact us to discuss if it is right for you. Our onsite Nutritionist and local physician will be able to assist with any medical concerns.
Conclusion -Detox Retreat Benefits
A Detox Retreat is the ultimate way to reset your body to full health where you will see great results. At Shanti-Som our Detox Retreat is a balance of nutrition for the body as well as movement for the body and mind through Yoga and Meditation. Each program includes daily colonic, a health check, nutritional consultation and relaxation treatments. You’ll leave feeling lighter, happier and armed with the knowledge to start your new journey to health.