As Ibiza begins to go through the motions of winding down at the end of yet another long, hot and hedonistic summer, conversations inevitably turn to that oh-so-scary word… detox! Whether you’re an island local, looking to restore some balance in your daily life after the unpredictability of summer, someone’s who’s looking to shed those extra kilos caused by the excesses and overindulgences of our silly season, or simply looking for the ideal out-of-season escape, Ibiza has the perfect detox solution for you.
THE DIY FIX: Passion Café Detox Boxes
Ibiza’s favourite healthy café remains open until October 9, much to the joy of island residents who need to get their fill of healthy juices, smoothies, snacks and meals before the comfort food weather really sets in! As an added treat in 2010, Passion creator (and the ultimate health-nut!) Lana Love has created the ultimate DIY detox, for those who can’t take time away from their busy schedules to embark on a holiday or retreat. For seven days, simply head to Passion in the morning to pick up your daily dose of revitalising healthy and organic meals and snacks – everything you need is included in the pack – designed to get you back on the road to recovery fast. Juice, soup and smoothie options available for those who are really serious about their detoxing. For more information contact the guru herself at Passion!
THE ESCAPE FROM REALITY: Detox & Diet Retreats at The Giri Residence
Ibiza’s newest five-star boutique hotel, The Giri Residence, is staying open all year round, which is great news for those looking to escape reality and experience rural bliss in the off-season. Even better news, for those looking to undertake a serious lifestyle change, embark on a weight loss regime or simply cleanse their bodies (and minds) from toxins, is that throughout winter, The Giri will be hosting a unique series of detox and diet retreats in conjunction with Magic Mountain Retreats and London-based nutritional expert Ute Wood. With custom-designed menus, personally devised exercise programs including yoga sessions and optional treatments such as massages and activities like horse-riding, it’s a retreat that’s so enjoyable you’ll forget that it’s good for you – until you see and feel the results of course. To find out more and book your place, contact The Giri Residence.
THE SENSORIAL EXPERIENCE: Zenses on Board
All partied out? Make the most of the spectacular autumn sunshine in Ibiza and grab a group of friends for a purification and pampering experience on board a beautiful yacht, with organic catering experts Zenses. Taking you on a gastronomic journey designed to tantalise all the senses, you will discover the joys of eating purely organic food, macrobiotic menus and stunningly presented superfoods (and cocktails!), designed to show that food can be both a magical art and a healing medicine. At the end of a long summer in Ibiza, such a feast can be just what the doctor ordered – restorative, wholesome and one hundred percent good for you… The Zenses experience can also take place in a private villa or your very own home, should you prefer to stay on dry land. Contact the Zenses maestras for further information.
THE INTENSIVE DETOX BOOST: 4-day Detox Long Weekender at Buddha House
High on a hilltop in the stunning north of the island sits a beautiful healing retreat space known as Buddha House. The creation of on-island wellness expert, psychologist and doctoral approved fasting guide Illona Pantel-Ayaal, Buddha House has become renowned worldwide as the perfect place to kickstart a new lifestyle change, find inner peace and escape from your daily life. One of the many retreats on offer is a long-weekender of the detox variety, designed to purify and detoxify through an innovative nutritional program combined with exercise, therapies and much more. Ideal for those looking to feel lighter and brighter in both mind and body, under Ilona’s expert watchful and caring eye you’ll quickly feel rebalanced and ready to get back to reality. Contact Buddha House directly for more information on the right detox retreat for you.
THE LIQUID METHOD: 7-day Juice Detox Program with M Wellness
Say adios to that extra layer caused by summer’s over-indulgences and excesses, welcome a brighter, smoother complexion and feel the difference in your natural energy after spending a week undertaking the M Wellness Juice Program. Whether its sugary drinks, unhealthy food, extra make-up clogging your pores, sleepless nights, stress, air conditioning or smoking that’s been adding extra toxins into your system one thing’s for sure – you need to flush them out! By cleansing your liver through the juice detox, your body will flush out the toxins faster, your metabolism will speed up and you’ll feel and see the difference of the nutrition boosters – fast. The trick is to drink five custom made fresh juice concoctions per day, which use over 17 different kinds of fresh fruit and veggies, wheat grass, spirulina, probiotics and green tea. All you have to do is turn up, collect your juices and drink… for seven days. Contact M Wellness for more details.
THE CHILL OUT ZONE: Just Stop! Retreat with Ibiza Retreats
Find inner peace on this tailor made retreat, as you detoxify the mind and spirit as much as your body with the expert team from Ibiza Retreats. Tailored to suit each individual personally, including daily yoga, meditation, life coaching, wellness coaching, life-enhancing workshops and much more, your experience will take place in a tranquil ancient farmhouse that has been converted into a healing arts retreat here in Ibiza’s north, complete with Mediterranean gardens, a bio-pool and nestled amongst stunning olive and almond groves. It’s all about recharging those internal batteries – the perfect prescription for many of us at the end of a busy summer – and indulging your spirits. Led by wellbeing consultant Larah Davis and psychologist and hypnotherapist Rebekah Fensome, you can totally relax – you are in the very best of hands. Contact Ibiza Retreats to book your place.