In my previous articles Detox Diet good for you? and The benefits of detox retreats I talked about the benefits of detoxing and why I was going to a detox retreat. Well, I’ve been and the experience has been great. So here is my review.
I went to the Atsumi detox retreeat in Phuket, Thailand for a total cost of $1403. This included 5 nights accommodation in a self-contained cottage and the full 4-days full fast detox retreat program. I brought some extra cash with me but did not use it as, of course, I couldn’t use if for food and my culimas and massages kept me busy all day!
It is relatively small retreat in the south of Phuket about 10 min drive from Nai Ham Beach. On the first morning you will receive an induction to the program where you will be explained what to do. Basically the detox program comprises of calimas (self-administered colinics), mud shakes consisting of Bentonite clay and psyllium and nutrients supplements. You are presented with a schedule of when to do and take these. Each evening you will also receive a clear vegetable broth which was to become the highlight of my day!
I have found the detox program relaxing and informative. As you can do the culimas yourself it is very discrete and I found them too be relaxing. I loved my daily massage and steam bath and in between I spent time swimming, watching movies (dvds are available at the retreat) and reading.
The end result has been that I have lost 2.5 kg and feel cleansed and refreshed. I have come back with renewed enthusiasm and motivation to eat healthier to protect my body from too many toxins. My skin feels clean and soft.
All in all I can say that his has been a good experience which I will likely repeat. I cannot yet judge the long-term effects but will report on those in the future. Meanwhile enjoy my detox reports and let me know what you think!
Update: I’ve recently attend my second detox retreat. I went to Phuket again but tried another detox retreat in Thailand.