Spending a week at the beach or a weekend city trip sounds like fun. But if we want to use our next holiday in the most positive and rewarding way, there is nothing like a detox spa holdiay. It’s great to really take care of yourself, get in shape and regain inner balance, body detoxification and stress reduction through good nutrition, carefully chosen treatments and well-being activities such as yoga. After completion of the programme you’ll have a greater body awareness and the nutritional advice to keep it in good condition long after the holiday has ended.
The ADLER BALANCE Spa & Health Residenz in St. Ulrich in South Tyrol is a perfect destination for such a detox spa retreat. Surrounded by the beautiful nature of the Grödner Valley, it is an oasis where you can relax, recover your energies and regenerate. An experienced staff of health professionals create a tailor-made fitness and rejuvenation programme and help you regain your inner balance. The setting is serene and beautiful, with stunning views of the Dolomites from throughout the hotel, the food is healthy and delicious. Who wouldn’t return rejuvenated and relaxed from such a fabulous retreat? IRMA spoke to Dr. Med. Giorgio Mazzola.
IRMA: Which are the key elements of a Detox Therapy at the ADLER Balance Spa & Health Residenz in southern Tyrol?
Dr. Med. Giorgio Mazzola: The main aim of a DETOX Health Programme at the ADLER BALANCE is to naturally cleanse the organism form metabolic residues and waste substances. In-depth cleansing restores the natural harmony between body and soul; energies can flow freely again and well-being is restored and maintained and performance is enhanced. The cure is based on 4 elements: 1) Rest of your body and your soul. 2) Cleansing of the intestine. 3) Training: The change of habits is an important cornerstone of the cure. We focus on conscious eating, healthy food and enough drinking; we teach you easy breathing exercises that help find calm and relaxation; and you will be given a personal exercise plan which you can easily follow also at home. 4) Special treatments: Our wide range of individually tailored treatments in the form of medical applications, baths, packs and massages helps promote your physical and emotional balance for good and lasting health.
IRMA: How can I prepare myself for a most effective long detox weekend in advance?
Dr. G.M.: I suggest to begin at least 1 week before the cure to with the elimination of some unhealthy habits: Begin, if possible, by reducing your stress burden at work. Reduce your coffee, alcohol and cigarettes consumption. Avoid eating sweets Try to have dinner earlier and start by having lighter dinners. Go to bed earlier. Drink more water. Do some exercise, at least little, every day.
IRMA: Is there a trick how I can keep that feeling when I am returning back home?
Dr. G.M.: The main factors of an imbalance are bad food, too little exercise and too much social stress. The last one is the most important factor which often is cause for the other two. If a person has too many obligations on work and in social life, there is no time for enough healthy exercise. Moreover it indulges many people to consume junk food, unhealthy and a cause of weight gain. There is no magic formula to exit this vicious cycle. It is important to learn how to make use of what one learns during an ADLER BALANCE Health Stay. Thanks to the changes that one will feel, one will be motivated to continue with these healthy habits.
IRMA: What do you suggest to do after a day or week of over indulgence?
Dr. G.M.: One day of over indulgence is not a big problem. One should try to do lots of exercise and reduce the consumption the following days. You should be aware, that sweets are the worst you can eat (even worse than too much meat). You should only consume sugary food in the morning and as a dessert in some special occasions.
IRMA: How can I prolong the cure when returning back home?
Dr. G.M.: The cure has to be continued at home in the sense that the cure represents a first step towards are healthier life style. The changes should affect nutrition, exercise, stress levels as well as sleeping habits. Guests who succeed document an improvement of performance, in personal life as well as at home.
IRMA: What can I take with me from the resort that will remind me always to be good and true to my body and health?
Dr. G.M.: The energized feeling after the cure will be motivation enough to continue applying some healthy habits after the cure. Nevertheless a “refresh” once in a while is suggested.
IRMA’s tip : A detox spa day is a great healthy break. If you can invest some more time and want to focus on nutrition and a balanced diet. I highly recommend the Adler’s Vitality Diet, which is based on fruits and vegetables and requires a six-day commitment. With lots of juices and a vegan, low-carb diet, it gives the body a re-set and you will feel like new-born.
Win this Health Week gift
We would like to invite you to register here and win a detox spa day that includes a doctor’s consultation, a manual stomach exam, a private breathing lesson, an Aqua Detox bioenergetic foot bath, a Detox regimen set as well as a Pre-Detox dinner and a Post-Detox lunch. The spa package can only be redeemed with the booking of a stay with a one-night minimum at ADLER Balance Spa & Health Residenz.