For an optimal detox experience, juice "feasting" (an abundance of vegetable juice to prevent hunger and maintain well being) combines with the following therapeutic elements:

 

Included in your retreat

Juice Fasting

Psyllium husk and green clay
Pure water
Colonic Therapy (Irrigation)
Aromatherapy Massage

 

Yoga relaxation and stretching
Sauna and hot thermal plunge pool
Castor oil packs
Liver/gall bladder flushing
Ear Candling
Personal time

 

Additional Therapies

Applied Kinesiology
Dead Sea mud wrap
Cranio-Sacral Therapy

 

 

Juice fasting
    Only pure organic, when possible local, vegetables and apples are used. The juices are abundant, freshly made and served three times a day for maximum nutritional value. They are a fundamental part of the cleanse and a source of necessary anti-oxidants for healthy detoxification

 

Psyllium husk and green clay
    The juices are combined with a bulking (Psyllium husk) and an adherent (green clay) agent designed to carry out toxins which are eliminated from the cells and liver through the digestive tract

 

Pure water
    Hydration is an essential part of any cleansing protocol. Les sources, as its name indicates, is fed by mountain spring water. This is in addition to the hot thermal spring feeding the pool in the garden. Together they contribute to the long history in which Les sources and Escouloubre-Les-Bains are seeped

 

Supplements and additional support
    It is sometime advisable to also take additional nutritional support for optimum results during this demanding phase of cleansing and regeneration. Those are discussed depending on needs and background and are available to purchase

 

Colonic therapy (Irrigation)
    The colon is one of the major routes of excretion and elimination for our body. Colonic Hydrotherapy is a safe and comfortable way to deep cleanse the colon. It assists in the removal of the toxic overload which tends to accumulate especially when following a detox/cleansing protocol. Colonic irrigation is also an important way to hydrate which is essential during detoxification. By having regular colonic treatment the side effects of detoxification such as headaches, aching, hunger, fatigue, etc. are greatly reduced.
    The therapy is hygienic and odourless. It is carried out in a safe and private environment. All contact parts are sealed and disposable. Only filtered water is used and herbal implants are sometime added for enhanced effectiveness.

 

Aromatherapy massage
    Massage is the quickest and most effective way of inducing a deep sense of relaxation which is the most conducive state for healing and detoxification. Aromatherapy massage uses specific strokes designed to improve lymphatic circulation and applies personalised, pure, organic essential oils.

 

Yoga relaxation and stretching
    Movement is a necessary requirement of health. Our bodies rely on movement to help with the circulation of blood and lymph and peristaltic emptying from the large and small bowel. Our posture and most of our movements are restricted through habit and lack of use, leading to tension and congestion. Classes are available daily to encourage self awareness about movement and posture and (physical) limitations. The classes will be specifically tailored to support cleansing and relaxation and contribute to making the experience of detoxification enjoyable and self-healing to everyone regardless of aptitude and age.

 

Sauna and hot thermal plunge pool
    Les Sources is equipped with a beautiful sauna and the luxury of an outdoor (hot) thermal plunge pool that guests can use all day. Both have profound stimulating effects on sweating and elimination. The thermal spring is rich in minerals especially sulfur which is reputed to be supportive to the skin, lungs and joints.

 

Castor oil packs
    Castor oil packs assist detoxification, because of the absorption of the castor oil through the skin into the lymph system. It helps to soften old hardened mucus in the bowel and balances the sympathetic and parasympathetic nervous systems inducing relaxation. It also disperses congestion and tension of the gut, and gently helps to release blockages from the bowel pockets.
     "Castor oil helps to get rid of hardened mucus in the body, which may appear as cysts, tumours, or polyps. Castor oil packs can be used anywhere on the body where there is spasm, inflammation, congestion or cyst. It is also very useful in the treatment of sprains and injuries." Dr Christopher (world renowned naturopathic doctor).

 

Liver/gall bladder flushing
    Whilst undergoing a cleansing program it is the ideal time to do a liver/gall bladder flush. The liver flush is intended to flush out bile and gall deposits, from the liver and gall bladder, clearing out bile congestion. To have free flowing bile is important as it is the only way through which the body detoxifies cholesterol, hormones and most of the by products of drugs and enviromental toxins

 

Ear candling
    Ear candling strengthens the bodily systems through balancing the energetic system. With the hollowed, lit up ear candle inserted into the ear, the heat from the flame creates a stimulating, soothing, warming effect which is deeply relaxing and stimulates lymphatic cleansing around the ears and sinuses. For more information on ear candling please refer to Jili Hamilton's book Candling for optimal health

 

Personal time

    Breathing: breathing exercises are a useful way to enhance detoxification and can easily be learned as part of the program

    Walking: walking is highly recommended as a way to improve breathing and circulation without creating stress

    Meditation/Mindfuness: fasting can induce  introspection and inner quiet that is conducive to meditation and creative thinking

 


ADDITIONAL THERAPIES AVAILABLE ON THE RETREATS

Applied Kinesiology
    Applied Kinesiology is the science of testing muscle response to gentle pressure in order to assess where and what imbalances are in the body and what is needed to correct them. Imbalances and blockages can be found at all level: physical, emotional, mental or energetic and can translate themselves in all manners of symptoms. Because Kinesiology works with the individual as a whole, using only the person’s own body to express its particular needs, it is highly effective in assessing underlying causes as well as the best treatment procedure. The treatment will include combinations of nutritional advice, physical reflex work, flower remedies, counselling and energy balancing.

 

Dea Sea mud wrap
    Minerals from the Dead Sea, especially magnesium, are very useful in stimulating/supporting the detoxification process through the skin which is the biggest detoxification organ in the body. Dead Sea mud is applied on the whole body, loosely wrapped to kept warm and kept on for 40 minutes. Because of its high magnesium content the Dead Sea mud wrap is also a very relaxing treatment.

 

Cranio-Sacral Therapy
    Craniosacral Therapy is a gentle way of working with the body using light touch. People sometimes ask about the name Craniosacral Therapy and think it only refers to the head. In fact Craniosacral Therapy works with the whole person and changes may occur in body, mind and spirit during and after sessions. When a Craniosacral therapist places her hands lightly on you, she is using them to listen to you in much the same way that a counsellor might listen to your words. Your body responds to this sensitive touch by beginning to listen to itself. A feeling that you have been heard in the truest sense of the word is a common experience during and after a Craniosacral session.