A DETOX RETREAT: JUICE FASTING - Some Frequently Asked Questions
It can be very hard to keep up the motivation to go through a juice fast detox on your own. In a group or with support it is so much easier.
A professional guide knows the difference between a healing crisis (strong reactions experienced in the detox, which are part of the process and taking you to much better health) and a disease crisis (strong reactions experienced in the detox which are indicative of your need to stop the detox or to change how you are doing the cleanse immediately). This is really important to know, because it is the difference between giving up when the detox is just about to have a profound healing effect on you or carrying on when you may be damaging yourself!
On a retreat you get to step completely out of your normal world and really have time for yourself. You will be doing many things that are nurturing and supportive of your own well-being and healing, such as learning yoga, chi gung and meditation; learning how to improve your diet; receiving various complementary therapies; being in a relaxing and inspiring environment and having time to slow down and de-stress.
Why is your retreat just in the UK?
Our retreat is run in the UK to make it easy for people (living in the UK) to get to them, without the need for flying or long distance travel.
What happens on a Detox Retreat?
A typical day begins at 7am with a wake-up call, followed by a warm lemon water drink. At 7.30, you will learn and practice yogic breathing exercises, which will help your body to detoxify and also will calm and balance your mind. This is followed by a short session of learning how to practice meditation and then an hour of yoga.
Juices: after your morning exercise you will have your first fruit or vegetable juice of the day. These are made by us, with large quantities of fresh and organic (as much as are available) fruits and vegetables. Juicing requires vast quantities of fruits and vegetables. Whilst you are with us, you will probably consume a much higher quantity of nutrients than you would do when eating normally.
You will get a fresh juice about every 3 hours throughout the day until the evening time, when you will be given a hot, clear, vegetable broth. This broth is warming and enjoyable as a social event, but it is also an important part of the cleansing process as it has high potassium content.
What treatments do you provide?
We provide a different treatment for you every day. These treatments support the Detox process or help you find better balance and relaxation. Three Day Retreat treatments include: detox aromatherapy massage; and reflexology.
Detox retreats also include: naturopathic nutritional assessment and advice.
What is there to do apart from the yoga and treatments available - ie what do you do in your spare time?
The retreats are really a time for slowing down and stepping out of doing mode. They are set up to encourage people to drop into 'being' and to come back to themselves. Therefore the retreats are quite spacious. People are encouraged to read, walk, ask health or nutritional questions, nap, You are taught pranayama and meditation exercises too. There are also lots of good health and life books there for you to read.
How many people can come on a detox retreat?
The retreats are run on a strictly one on one basis.
Am I going to be starving hungry all the time and dreaming about food?
Most people aresurprised how little they feel hungry. Participants will consume far more vitamins, minerals and nutrients whilst drinking the juices there than they would when eating normally. Some people do feel hungry sometimes and this is often an emotional response, which is why it is really helpful to do this as part of a group and with good support.
Do you lose weight?
Most people do lose weight. On average, people seem to lose between 3-10kg (6.6-22 lbs) in a week.
Has fasting been useful at helping people with any serious diseases?
Yes there are many records of people who have been supported in their recovery by the detox process. Many traditional healing methods have been used to help people recover from many diseases for hundreds of years. and of benefit.
Can someone suffering with diabetes do a fasting cleanse?
Yes, we have had people with diabetes doing the retreat If you have diabetes, you will need to discuss the retreat with your doctor first. Detoxing and nutritional re-education can be really helpful for people diagnosed with diabetes (or in a pre-diabetes state) attempting to rebalance their health.
What are the arrival and departure times?
For the 3 day retreat: arrive by 4pm the previous evening and depart about 6.30 pm on the 3rd day.
Where are the retreats held?
All of our retreats are run in Fernhurst, near Haslemere, in Surrey.
Getting there is easy. The venue is about 1½ hrs south of London by road. There are also train stations within a 15 minutes distance.
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