A Beginners Guide to Detox Holidays: 10 Things You Should Know

A Beginners Guide to Detox Holidays: 10 Things You Should Know

It is important to know the early warning signs signalling that your body is in desperate need of a purifying detox. Expel the toxins from your body with reliable cleansing methods, good nutrition and carefully selected fitness activities available on a detox holiday, as you cleanse your well-being from the inside out. Establish clear goals and ensure that the bad bacteria in your body is washed away whilst experiencing the benefits of a healthy and inspirational lifestyle detox. In this beginner's guide to detox holidays, we'll cover everything you need to know before embarking on your very first!

Why should you go on one of our detox holidays you ask? Well, all of our detox retreats are a great way to kick-start your health and wellness journey. In a nourishing and welcoming luxury spa destination, dedicated experts will guide you towards your individual fitness goals. So take a look at our ultimate beginners guide for the 10 things you should know, from the detox misconceptions, to the immersive detox experience and lasting advice that will completely rejuvenate your mind, body and soul.

1. Read the 'Detox' Signs

Wheatgrass shots at The Farm San Benito

Detox wheatgrass juice at The Farm

If your body is struggling with daily tasks, it may already be telling you to begin your body detoxification, with your own specialised detox programme in the beauty of a destination spa. Don’t ignore those tell-tale signs, as fatigue, bloating, constipation and dull skin could all be signalling that it’s time to detoxify your body. By identifying that your mind and body need to go back to basics, you can start to heal your health issues and improve your overall well-being. 

2. Prepare to Detox

In the case of detoxification, failure to prepare means preparing to fail. Start now by preparing your body with healthy food choices, cutting down your portion sizes and avoiding snacking between meals to beat those initial hunger pangs. Fight any fears that you, or your body, might not be cut out for a detox experience. You deserve to expel those toxins on a healing holiday, with a personalised programme specifically customised so that you can discover what your body is truly capable of.

3. Benefits of an Energy Boost

Medical consultation at SHA Wellness Clinic

Benefit from expert medical supervision at SHA Wellness Clinic

Feel the benefits of cutting out those things that are slowing you down; by improving what goes into your body, you will begin to gain energy and momentum on your detox journey. One way of boosting your energy levels is on a fitness holiday, as by raising your heart rate, you will lose weight and speed up your metabolism. A healthy detox will increase your energy and motivation to continue working towards optimum wellness.

4. De-stress to Detoxify

Stress can result in a gradual increase of toxins in your mind and body, so why not try a de-stress holiday to help you re-gain control of any unproductive thought processes whilst enjoying luxury spa treatments and holistic meditation activities. Don’t let your body be the only beneficiary of a detox, so embrace the positive changes that will take place in your mind and overall approach to healthy living.

5. Choose the Right Detox Method for You

Finding the detox programme to suit you is key, so it’s important to be aware of what is available and most beneficial to your health and well-being. An active detox means your body works harder to sweat out further toxins with a variety of fitness activities. But you are also able to experience a calmer cleanse with a yoga detox retreat where you can practice gentle, body lengthening yoga poses or Asanas that will help to naturally flush out further toxins.

6. Clean Eating Cleanses

Open air treatment room at Kamalaya

Relax in the open-air treatment room at Kamalaya

Nourish your body with a cleansing detox by learning what your body really needs and understanding what you can do without. Experience the informed guidance from nutritional experts on a healthy nutrition holiday, with cooking lectures and personalised diet plans created to teach you how to maintain a healthy lifestyle beyond your retreat. Choose to cleanse your body with juice cleansing or fasting, alkaline, raw food, macrobiotic or Ayurvedic diet programmes, whilst learning about the benefits of healthy living.

7. Avoid the 'Crash & Burn'

Remember the importance of maintaining a healthy balance throughout your detox cleanse. It may seem difficult at the time, but just remind yourself of the future health benefits you are gaining from this challenging experience. Take each day as it comes so you reduce the risk of feeling overwhelmed. You can also enjoy the relaxing detoxifying treatments offered at our luxury spa retreats, with therapies ranging from body wraps and massages to deluxe facials to help you fully rejuvenate.

8. Don't Shun the Sun

Embrace moderate and safe exposure to the sun’s rays, as this will enhance your detox experience thanks to the UV light that acts as a natural detoxifying agent on your skin. There is no need to commit to more than 20 minutes of sunshine per day, so why not combine increasing your Vitamin D levels as you banish those unwanted toxins from your body.

9. What You Can Take Away

Visit Porto Elounda for a detox holiday that includes massages

Feel revitalised with detoxifying treatments at Porto Elounda

The support of detox experts in world-class spas will give you the confidence to continue with your progress long after the detox cleanse has ended. There is also the opportunity to take your specialised health and fitness programme home with you, alongside your renewed enthusiasm for living an active and healthy lifestyle.

10. The Simple Maths of Detoxing

The beauty of a successful detox is that you are adding, not taking away, by incorporating healthy lifestyle and fitness changes. Dismiss the misconception of abrupt withdrawals or fasting methods by learning why detoxing is so good for you and experiencing a complete re-balance of your nutrition and well-being. Achieve a healthy and lasting body balance equation on a detox holiday that is uniquely beneficial to your needs.


Talk to one of our Travel Specialists on 0203 397 8891 or contact us here to discuss tailor-making your perfect detox holiday.

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