Detox can be seen as a “no pain, no gain” process. Although you will emerge on the other side feeling refreshed and revitalised, actually undergoing a detox can be uncomfortable. However, staying at a luxurious destination spa or medical spa can ease the detoxification process. When you choose to stay at a top of the line spa or resort, you can expect a seamless experience, so you will not have to fret about a thing. At these European luxury detox retreats, you can simply focus on your own health.
1 - Park Igls, Austria
Heading into the Austrian countryside, where you can gulp down the fresh mountain air, is a great way to start your detox. Choose a detox retreat at Park Igls, a Mary medical clinic surrounded by the Tyrolean Alps. Dr FX Mayr posited that cleansing the gut would lead to overall health, and the staff at Park Igls will help you to achieve this with a light diet, gentle exercise plan and a tailor-made course of treatments. The specialised Mayr Metabolism and Detox Programme will suit those who suffer from diabetes, high cholesterol and food intolerances.
2 - Vivamayr Altuassee, Austria
For a more stringent modern Mayr clinic and programme, book a stay at Vivamayr Altaussee. The specialists in this pristine alpine environment offer advanced holistic medicine, which will serve to treat a wide range of medical conditions. The Stay with Basic Medical Treatment at Vivamayr will begin with an initial medical consultation, personalised Modern Mayr diet plan, abdominal massages and access to a daily programme of activities. Here, Vivamayr salt treatments are incorporated in unique therapies to further aid the detox process.
3 - Vilalara Thalassa Resort, Portugal
You will be spoiled for choice when you choose to complete your detox at Vilalara Thalassa Resort in Portugal. You may choose from four different detox programmes that last from 4 to 10 nights. If you are short on time, opt for the Longevity Juice Fasting Detox for 4 nights. After a personal health check, biophysical evaluation, general medical consultation and clinical examination, you will begin a liquid diet. Although this may seem daunting, you can enjoy up to five meals a day of detoxifying shakes, juices and soups to fuel and purify your body.
4 - Villa Stephanie, Germany
Picturesque Baden-Baden is a delightful place to enrol in a detox retreat. Villa Stephanie, an urban medical spa, is surrounded gorgeous green spaces that will help you to relax. With sumptuously furnished interiors, there is no way that you can feel deprived. Knowledgeable specialists will assist you with a variety of detox programmes. However, what better way than to cleanse the body than a Detox programme? The retreat includes initial interview and consultation, full board, access to the spa and fitness classes and a unique organic detox treatment on each day.
5 - SHA Wellness Clinic, Spain
SHA Wellness Clinic is one of Europe’s top medical spas, tucked away near the Sierra Helada Mountains. You will instantly feel at ease as you traverse the spacious, light and airy property and are welcomed by the attentive staff. If you are looking to shed a few pounds during your detox programme, sign up for the SHA Intensive Detox & Weight Programme. This programme includes initial medical tests and consultations, along with a delicious prescribed SHA diet and a multitude of treatments. You will work with a personal trainer to begin sculpting your ideal body and receive a personalised health plan to continue after your stay.
6 - Lefay Resort & Spa, Italy
Lefay Resort & Spa Lago Di Garda have designed their detox programme to remove toxins accumulated during periods of stress and re-establish optimal organ function. You will benefit from initial consultations and tests which will determine the current state of your body and health. Feel at ease as you enjoy detoxifying aromatic mud treatments and a facial cleansing ritual, designed to draw toxins out of the body. You’ll also detox the mind as you relax in the Lefay Spa, and rebalance your energy whilst stretching the Meridians. Alongside your treatments, you'll follow a prescribed diet that ensures your body is properly cleansed and nourished from within.
7 - Ayurveda Resort Sonnhof, Austria
Detox programmes at Ayurveda Resort Sonnhof health centre will draw upon ancient practices that date back millennia ago. Choose this resort Ayurvedic health centre for authentic treatments without suffering through a long-haul flight. The one to three week Panchakarma detox retreat embraces the five pillars of Ayurvedic purification and will prepare you for the detox process and help you to rid the body of both water-soluble and fat-soluble toxins. Relaxing treatments include an array of massages, oil treatments, back treatments and more.
8 - Shanti-Som, Spain
Shanti-Som is another luxurious European resort that will make you feel as if you have flown to a different continent. Created with an Asian aesthetic and inspiration, Shanti-Som effuses a positive energy enhanced by Feng Shui. The comprehensive Shanti-Som Detox Retreat will help you to cleanse your body with an assortment of fresh juices, supplements and broths and nutritional supports. You will also be able to reconnect with yourself when you participate in optional daily group yoga classes or use the relaxing spa facilities.
9 - Grand Resort Bad Ragaz, Switzerland
The Ragazer programme aims to strengthen your immune system. Using your medical history, blood & urine analysis and body fat measurement, the type and amount of pollutants in your body will be identified. Based on this, you will be put on different treatments to remove these toxins from your body. The different treatments you can enjoy range from tailored detox infusions, digestive tract cleansing, and nutritional advice to help you maintain your results. During your time here you will also enjoy unlimited access to the spas, fitness centres, and daily fitness and relaxation classes and the thermal waters.
10 - Epic Sana, Algarve, Portugal
Cleansing your body is the first step to improving your health, increasing vitality, and restoring body and mind balance.The Sayanna Cleansing Detox programme includes a combination of detox meals, juices and soups and includes pampering and detoxifying treatments at the Sayanna Wellness centre. You will not feel deprived here. Add in a combination of massages with aromatherapy, such as Kaori Relax Massage, or Deep Kincho massage and feel the muscular tension alleviate. Lymphatic drainage, reflexology, and a hot stone ritual will round out the retreat along with a Body Scrub to exfoliate your skin, making it glow.