Your days will be filled with exciting new things and it is fun to escape with friends and family. (Or without them!)
Most mornings start with cleansing tonic, a juice then exercises, followed by personalised treatments, (Ozone therapy, Hydro-therapy, Herbal baths, Body scrubs, Spine alignment) or cooking classes and a delicious breakfast!
After learning all about lifestyle, longevity and quality of life, you may enjoy another walk, a therapeutic sunbath, a swim in the pool, water aerobics or a therapeutic massage.
Tea or Juices are served regularly throughout the day and all guests are encouraged to drink plenty of water. (Bring your glass water bottle with!)
Your personal coach will take you through your ozone, hydrotherapy treatments and you will end in a lovely detoxifying relaxing massage or spine alignment or detox bath at the end of the day as per your individual requirements.
You will learn delicious new ways of preparing healthy alternative meals and enjoy the healthy cooking experiences with your friends or newly made friends!
You will be lead into exercise routines, water aerobics and body shaping exercises.. you'll exercise out in natrure, surrounded by the beauty of trees and singing birds. You will notice an increase of vigour and energy as your muscles gain strength in the natural pure clean air.
The day will end quietly in the serene beauty of the evening with night time teas or juices and possibly a pultace, dependinding on your individual requirements.
Detox packs will be placed on you to draw out heavy metals and toxins and your detox healthy tea will finish off your day just before you have a peaceful rest.
You will be monitored and according to your fitness levels an exercise routine will be worked out for you. You will have a personal trainer train with you and will be motivated to reach your goals...
Remember... the reason why successful people reach their dreams is because they keep trying and they keep believing. Sure, you will fall, and it will hurt. But you've got to realize that your achievement is worth those tough lessons. Your body only achieves what your mind believes!
"Don't dig up in doubt what you planted in faith"... you can do it!
Most of our excercises are done in the beautiful nature... benefits:
Vitamin D provided by exposure to the sun has some great benefits. It strengthens your immune system, makes bones stronger and also actually improved your mood. Exposure to sunlight is a common treatment for depression and other mood disorders. Endorphins, which can raise your mood and keep it stable, are released when you spend time in the sun.
2. Mental Stimulation
Outdoor exercise provides mental stimulation that indoor workouts simply cannot match. It doesn’t matter if you’re working out at home or at your local gym, you’ll always be surrounded by the same four walls. Training outside means you have constantly changing scenery that excites and stimulates your brain. Give your mind a workout as well as your body!
3. Psychological Benefits
An increasing amount of research shows us that outdoor activity is psychologically beneficial as well as physiologically. Exercising amongst nature amongst trees and wildlife can give you a healthy mood boost and combat anxiety, lowering tension and alleviating stress that many of us suffer from.
4. New Exercises
Despite some claims that exercise simulations are just as good as the real thing, you’ll find outdoor training uses muscles you never thought you had. Running outdoors is physically more demanding than a treadmill, even on an incline.
5. More varied workout
Outside you’ll encounter varied terrain and conditions that cannot be simulated in the gym. You hit hills and different surfaces, such as concrete, grass, sand and – of course – earth and mud! All these surfaces and gradients exercise your body in different ways. You’ll need to flex your limbs differently in order to adapt to the contour of the terrain.
"Closeness to nature increases our well-being—it has an immunizing effect by protecting us from future stresses and helping us concentrate and think more clearly," says Jo Barton, PhD, the lead author of a 2011 study that analyzed the mental health of 53 people who were involved in indoor or outdoor activities for six weeks.
Hot Stone Massage, is an excellent method to improve lymph movement and blood flow. That, in turn, aids in getting cellular waste products and accumulated toxins out of tissues, into the bloodstream, and to the kidneys where they are eliminated in urine. The warm stones penetrate deeply and create the perfect environment for healing, and excreting toxins easily out of the body.
A favourite massage by all is the salt massage or salt glow. This method is used to stimulate the large lymph glands and exfoliate the skin, as the skin is the largest organ of elimination. We use a blend of salt, oil, and an assortment of herbs and sugars during the massage, then it gets rub off with hot towels, or washed away in a refreshing shower.
Swedish massage, which is a more vigorous rubbing technique that really stimulates the lymph and circulatory systems, might be better for someone else, while the lymphatic drainage technique might suit another individual.
Our famous Body Posture Alignment massage is a must to experience the proper aligning of your spine and hip joints.
Aromatic essential oils such as lemongrass, Ylang Ylang and grapefruit enhance the detoxification process, as does regularity of treatments.
Massage should be enjoyed on a weekly, fortnightly or monthly basis to ensure the treatments reach the body’s deepest layers where unwanted sub-stances build up over time.
Hyperthermia techniques, which elevate body temperature slightly to remove toxins, have been used throughout history, such as by ancient Greek physicians, in the ornate bath complexes of the Romans, in sweat lodges of the Native Americans, and in the steam baths of the Scandinavians. These techniques are still very popular today. Steam baths, hot tubs, and saunas in particular, are favourite ways to get your heart beating and your blood circulating, which improves toxin transfer from tissues to the bloodstream, then to the liver, which chemically alters many harmful substances into harmless ones.
Hot steam rooms help clear the sinuses and relieve respiratory congestion. Steam also raises the body temperature and causes sweating. A cold shower following a steam bath washes off toxins released in sweat and brings body temperature down to normal.
Be sure to drink adequate amounts of water before, during, and after heat treatments. The powerful detoxification process takes place when the body reaches 38.33°C to 39.4°C. Note that one’s pulse rate should not exceed 130 or 140 bpm. Check with your physician to see if this technique is right for you.
Dry skin brushing is another European technique that has been used for centuries. Not only does it remove toxins accumulated in dead skin cells, but it enhances circulation. Dr Bernard Jensen (author of Dr Jensen’s Guide To Better Bowel Care) recommends in his book, ‘Your daily regime should begin with skin brushing for a period of three to five minutes. I believe skin brushing is one of the finest of all “baths”. No soap can wash the skin as clean as the new skin that you have under the old. You make a new top layer of skin every twenty-four hours. Skin brushing removes the old layer and lets this clean new layer come to the surface.’ He recommends, ‘the whole body (except the face) should be brushed one-half hour after rising and prior to the morning bath or shower. You may wish to skin brush again before retiring for the night.’
Use an all-natural vegetable fibre brush with a long handle to reach out-of-the-way places. Brush from the outermost points — the feet and hands — toward the centre of your body; brush bottoms of the feet, as nerve endings here affect the entire body. Brush across your upper back and down the front and back of your torso. Use lighter strokes over breasts and do not brush the nipples. Wash your brush every few weeks in water and let it dry. Feel the sensation of newly invigorated skin!
FOODS AND BEVERAGES
Certain foods and beverages aid in inactivating toxins or in removing them. These include fruits and fruit juices, fresh vegetable juices, chlorophyll-rich foods, herbal teas, and sea plants. For optimal results, these foods should be organically grown and consumed fresh.
Blend or juice your favourite fruits in the morning for a detoxifying breakfast. Fruit juices speed up metabolism to release waste quickly and have an alkalising effect (acid- neutralising) on the blood; citrus fruits and their juices in particular are rich in alkaline salts, mainly potassium. High-fibre fruits – such as figs, apricots, dates, avocados, coconuts, peaches and papaya – aid digestive regularity and stabilise insulin levels. Together, these properties of fruits reduce fat storage, speed metabolism, and minimise sugar cravings. Fruits should be eaten by themselves, without protein or complex carbohydrates, and before noon for best energy conversion and cleansing benefits.
Fresh vegetable juices provide the body with necessary vitamins, minerals and enzymes to power the natural detoxifying activities of cells.
Leafy green vegetables have chlorophyll, a detoxifying agent that helps clear the skin, cleanse the kidneys, and cleanse the blood. Eating any chlorophyll-rich food will help to boost immunity, treat illness, and rid the body of unwanted substances. Spirulina (blue-green algae) and chlorella (green algae) have become popular supplements due to their extremely high chlorophyll content. Powdered concentrates of these green ‘superfoods’ may be purchased at your local health food store and added to fruit and vegetable juices.
Sea plants (‘sea vegetables’) aid in detoxification by transforming toxic metals into salts that the body can eliminate. They also are rich sources of vitamins, minerals, complex carbohydrates, and proteins. Seaweed, dulse, kelp, nori, and wakame are examples. Two tablespoons of dry, minced, sea vegetables added daily to a bowl of miso soup is a wonderfully therapeutic dose.
Milk thistle, one of the best liver cleansing tonics, used with honey by the Romans, is also rich in nutrients and antioxidants to prevent free radical damage. Burdock, known as the plant of longevity, is one of the best blood purifiers of the herbal world and its use dates back to ancient Greece. The leaves make a delightful medicinal addition to soups and salads, or chop it into vinegar to drizzle over green salads.
When taking these herbs in tea form, drink over an extended period as opposed to all at once. This allows the tissues to absorb as much of the medicinal value as possible. Drink two to three cups daily for optimal medicinal effects.
3 celery stalks
½ bunch parsley
½ bunch of spinach
Juice all the ingredients together. This juice is high in potassium and most effective for cleansing blood and tissues, neutralizing acids and rebuilding cells.
One of the most important detoxification methods is regular exercise. Exercise accelerates the removal of toxins through our largest organ of elimination, the skin, when we sweat. It also stimulates lymph flow, which depends solely on muscular movement (or massage). Lymph function is critical to our body’s ability to cleanse itself. Exercise also enhances metabolism and circulation. Almost any kind of exercise, from riding a bicycle to planting flowers in the garden, increases the circulatory system’s transportation of oxygen and nutrients to our cells, while carrying away toxins and wastes from tissues to the organs of elimination. Furthermore, exercise counteracts the greater risk for some diseases, such as heart disease, which correlates with a sedentary lifestyle.
Certain breathing techniques enhance your body’s ability to eliminate toxins because detoxification is directly related to the delivery of oxygen to cells and removal of carbon dioxide.
Method: Start by lying down and relaxing: on your back with arms relaxed to the side and palms up, feet naturally splayed open, and eyes closed. (If you need to modify this pose due to pain in the lower back, simply bend the knees, leaning them against one another, or if the legs are extended, place a towel underneath the head and/ or knees.) Now exhale without force while observing the navel fall. Breathe in and out deeply for 5 minutes.
In summary, may the detoxifying health techniques mentioned above enrich your own life, foster prevention, and inspire a future of less stress, less disease, and longer days!