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21st century living is a far cry from the world for which the human body was designed. It is a proven fact that the high levels of todays chronic diseases such as; diabetes, heart disease, arthritis, osteoporosis and cancer are diet and life-style related. By taking time out we can re-align our bodies. Everybody wants to have more energy, be more positive, be a comfortable weight and pain-free. Everybody wants to achieve and maintain optimum health. Everybody needs a spring clean from time to time to clear the build up of toxins in the body. Everybody needs to detox. This is what this retreat is for.
The accommodation at The Raw Retreat is an open-plan two storey rustic, but contemporary granite barn conversion. It retains many original features. It is totally private, self-contained and for your use only. There are exposed original stone walls, oak trusses, deep set window sills and slate flooring throughout the ground floor. The lower level features a sitting room with a deep cushioned leather sofa where you can curl up in front of the wood burning stove when the weather cools.
There is Wi-Fi, an iPod docking station, digital flat-screen TV and a selection of DVDs, including several that are inspirational and health related. There is a useful kitchen so that you can make herbal teas at any time. The kitchen leads out to your own private space, which is a real suntrap and the perfect place to sit a while and relax or feel free to wander up to see the horses at the end of the acre of grounds.
Upstairs there is a light and spacious carpeted bedroom / sitting room with sumptuous king-sized bed and luxury linens; a restful, calming room with exposed A frames soft-colored furnishings. The separate bathroom is light and airy. The sitting room features a sofa bed; great for couples who prefer to sleep separately. Please advise when booking. The sofa bed may also be available when two sets of couples want to stay at The Raw Retreat together. Please enquire for separate price list.
Warm water with freshly squeezed lemon
09.00 a.m. Breakfast juice ((500ml / 1 pint of juice freshly made using a twin gear masticating juicer. Supplements, Bentonite clay and Psyllium husks powder are also served.)
10.00 a.m. Private yoga session
12.00 p.m. Juice as above
01.00 p.m. Massage
02.00 p.m. Accompanied gentle walk time to meditate or just relax.
03.00 p.m. Juice as above
06.00 p.m. Juice as above
07.00 p.m. Broth
08.00 p.m. Relax and watch a film from our DVD library or one of the inspirational health films we have.
First of all, using colonic equipment is entirely optional; indeed it is not suitable for everyone. If you do decide to use this method of detoxifying your body, you can rest assured that we will give you detailed instruction in its use. We use the best Colema equipment on the market, imported from California.
The deluxe boards are made from one piece of high-impact plastic so they are very easy to clean. They are much wider than most boards providing comfort and stability. They are simple and safe to use and the results are amazing. Just lie back in the comfort and privacy of your own bathroom and relax, read or gently massage your stomach.
Detoxification by means of living raw vegan nutrition rest and relaxation, gentle exercise and colonic irrigation can bring many benefits as it gives our bodies a rest from everyday pollutants. Its not just the air we breathe, but also what we eat and drink on a daily basis, the stress in our lives and even negative thoughts that can put a strain on our bodies.
The body has an amazing capacity to heal itself given the right conditions and nutrients. The benefits of a detoxification program are wide-ranging and results in often unrelated health problems disappearing for good.
The benefits you can get from detoxing include:
Look and feel younger
Stronger immune system
Better digestion and absorption of food
Lower blood pressure
Lower cholesterol levels
Improvement in mood swings
Relief from aches, pains and symptoms of arthritis
Improved skin, hair and nail condition
Improved fertility and hormonal balance
Live blood analysis is a marvelous motivational and educational tool, used in some of the best and forward-thinking health institutes around the world for example: The Hippocrates Health Institute in Florida USA and Dr. Gabriel Cousens' Tree of Life Institute in Patagonia. Live and dry blood analysis is a procedure whereby a miniscule amount of blood is taken from the end of a finger. The pinprick is similar to that used for measuring glucose levels.
Once taken, the blood is mounted onto a slide and viewed by the microscopist using a dark field microscope. The images, magnified 1000 times can also be viewed by the client via the camera and laptop computer. On screen the client will be able to see individual red and white blood cells as well as bacterial and fungal forms in the plasma fluid which makes up the rest of the blood. Conventional blood tests are quantitative, whereas live and dry blood analysis is qualitative. It reveals the overall state of a persons health.
Our blood must reach every cell in our body to provide it with nourishment and oxygen and to remove carbon dioxide and waste matter. It therefore follows that the state of our blood within us can give a clear indication of the condition of our inner terrain. A nutritional microscopist is able to identify irregularities in red and white blood cells and also to interpret what lies in the surrounding plasma.
Many therapeutic benefits are attributed to seaweed bathing. Scientific studies have confirmed that seaweed bathing helps lower body stress and relieve skin conditions (psoriasis, eczema, acne etc). It has also been shown to be beneficial in the treatment of muscle aches and joint stiffness (rheumatism and arthritis), and excellent for some circulatory problems.
Seaweed treatments are associated with body toning, slimming and the release of toxins. Indeed, the therapeutic merit of seaweed can be aptly described as one of nature's timeless treasures, fostering beauty, balance and vitality.
Located in the far west of Great Britain on a peninsula tumbling into the vast Atlantic ocean, almost completely surrounded by the sea, a magnificent coastline wraps around Cornwall for almost 300 miles.
Cornwall is also the location of mainland Great Britain's most southerly promontory, The Lizard, and one of the UKs most westerly points, Land's End, while a few miles off shore and even further west is an archipelago of tiny islands that make up the Isles of Scilly.
There are lots of things Cornwall is loved for; the dramatic coastline with its captivating fishing harbors; the spectacular beaches and the pounding surf that provide a natural playground for a variety of water sports; and who can forget famous Cornish pasties and luscious cream teas?
But there are also lots of things about Cornwall that may surprise you. For instance, the wilderness of captivating Bodmin Moor with its panorama of big skies, fascinating prehistoric remains, great walking trails and more than its fair share of local legends.
There's also the dynamic art scene found in mainly in West Cornwall, inspired by the naturally stunning landscape; and more recently a food scene to rival London and beyond; Cornwall now has a multitude of award-winning local food producers and stellar chefs putting the region well and truly on the gourmet map.
Cornwall also has a tremendous history based on its Celtic roots, its Celtic Cornish culture, the warmth and friendliness of the people and the Cornish language that can be seen in the village names.
Daily activities include walking, hiking, trips to the coast or use of and transport to St. Mellion International Health Club and Spa.
Other treatments such as reiki, Indian head massage, hot stone therapy, manual lymphatic drainage are available. Please enquire for details.