Why Detox?

Detox 1Whether we live in the city or the countryside, an unfortunate side effect of living in the 21st century is that our bodies are bombarded daily with toxins and chemicals from the environment, the food we eat and the water we drink. Chemicals, pesticides, hormones and pollutants are everywhere. Although our bodies do naturally detox on a daily basis, there are so many different nasty substances passing through us daily, that our own natural defences may not be enough. If these substances are left to accumulate, the result is often chronic illness, disease, lethargy and tiredness.

The main detoxification organs are the skin, bowels, liver, kidneys and lungs. Our bodies need to eliminate harmful toxins, so anything that is not excreted naturally needs to go somewhere. Our bodies are actually quite clever, so we start to store toxins in the safest places – fatty tissue – such as breast, hips and thighs. Ever wondered why it’s so difficult to lose weight in those areas, or why breast cancer is so prevalent these days? That’s one answer for you.

Here at the Golden Rock Retreat we encourage you to deeply cleanse your body, restore balance and re-energise your entire body. All our programmes integrate deep internal cleansing using modern technologies including infra red sauna, ozone and oxygen therapy alongside traditional therapies such as massage, yoga and meditation.

Mind Body Connection

We believe that you cannot simply detox your body and ignore your mind. As the body begins to cleanse, negative energies that may be blocked and stored in the body are released at a mental and emotional level. This gives you a great opportunity to process and let go of years of accumulated stress and negative mental patterns.

We encourage all our guests to take personal responsibility in their healing process and enjoy the peace and tranquillity of our retreat. All our programmes take into account that you are individual with your own needs and each detox experience is different for everyone. Our Health Manager will guide you through the process and discuss your own individual needs during your stay.

Please note that our structured detox progamme is designed to help you get the most out of your fast with as few side affects as possible. If you choose not to follow our suggested programme in terms of activities and supplements, we cannot be held responsible for any aggravated detoxing symptoms such as headaches or nausea. This includes following our pre-detox advice such as cutting down on coffee and alcohol as well as dairy and heavy meats.