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Sura Detox Retreats :: Your Team of Experts


 

Let the experts support you like the 1000's before you...

 

 

 

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Sura Detox Retreats :: Your Team of Experts


 

Let the experts support you like the 1000's before you...

 

 

 

Why do we do this ? 

We believe that through personal transformation our world will evolve into a nurturing and supportive home for us all. All the disease that we see, personally as health problems, and globally as conflict and war, have their root in suffering through separation from our natural state. By resourcing ourselves through good diet, relaxation, self-expression and loving connection we can gently allow this endless turmoil to find expression and integration. When we touch this we experience ease, happiness, joy and love.

WHAT WOULD THE WORLD BE LIKE IF EVERYONE FELT LIKE THIS ?

Through education and support, we seek to enable you to take back the life that is yours. We aim to empower you with the confidence to know that the healthy lifestyle you want is possible and easy to achieve. You will be encouraged to understand where you are in your life, and to foster an atmosphere of tenderness and empathy for yourself. We do this because we believe that only from this place can you begin to make new choices and create a life for yourself that is passionate with possibility. Knowing this, we hold your safety, well-being, and environmental factors with great integrity. You will feel this when you arrive.

What do we do ?

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DAO

I am the main source of information on fasting and detoxification, as well as the overall structure of the week's programme. This is primarily through the discussions around digestion and health during each afternoon nutritional talk. Each morning I am also available for one-to-one sessions to discuss your personal fasting experience. Included in this are the discussions around diet and detoxification. As these are my specialties, I am very happy to answer questions on these subjects.

My area of interest and knowledge is the physiology of what you will be going through during the week, as well as the psychology of the process, in which I am well versed.

 

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DANIEL

Holding the group as a general facilitator, means that I am available, both for the group, and for the individuals; to answer questions, explore possibilities, and advise where I am asked.

Every morning at 8am I lead a gentle sequence of Tai Chi warm-up exercises which gently open the body joints, stretch connective tissues and muscles and get things moving. This is followed by a 15 minute non religious Meditations session, which focuses upon experiencing the simplicity of being. Many participants have taken these exercises into their daily practice.

Coaching, Life Guidance and Mentoring has found increased popularity due to the lives we find ourselves living. Very often the focus is on Goals, Action and Success... I am interested in seeing you and working with you as you are so that you might discover your own unique nature, your own truth and your own greatness that you are already being.

During the week, I will also run workshop sessions where we will use sharing, exercises and group enquiries to explore aspects of life that are relevant to the retreat process. For example; Exploring stress and anxiety.

I am also on hand when it comes to the practicalities of heating, light bulbs, etc.

 

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NIKKI

I will be holding the daily Dru yoga class from 12am-1pm. I have been studying yoga and meditation since the 1980s, and love teaching the Yoga at Sura.

On the Monday, I bring out a bunch of craft materials for you to express your creative side, and generally take your minds off your bellies.

On the Thursday I will be showing you the delights of raw food preparation in two session. You will get to sample and help in the prep, culminating in a final sit down meal in the evening.

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BENITA

I will be planning and organizing your treatments on the retreat, being your contact person for these, as well as being the main resident therapist. I will be available to talk to you on the first evening of your retreat to discuss treatments, and throughout the retreat if the need arises.

I work with a team of therapists whom I carefully choose because of the quality of their work. All therapists on our retreat are fully qualified & insured, and will be monitored by me. Please give me your continuing feedback about your experiences in the treatment room, as I really care about excellence.

      

ABOUT SURA DETOX

Sura Detox was formed in 2006 by Dao and Amida and joined by Kate and Benita.  Dao's partner Nikki joined the team in 2011  and after Amida left in 2013 to focus on other ventures, Daniel, Kate's husband stepped in to take his place.

The word 'Sura' means 'teaching' in arabic, and that underpins what we do. You can fast and retreat for a week and that will undoubtedly create changes in your body that will leave you feeling alive and refreshed. But then what ? 

 

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It is what happens in the weeks and months after your retreat that makes the real difference. If we help you to find the experience, insight and knowledge that supports you in making the choices that bring you closer to the truth of who you are, then we have done our job.

 
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Sura Detox Retreat :: World-class Treatments


World-class bodywork treatments
from our team of therapists

 

Re-connect with your body,
and experience profound relaxation

Sura Detox Retreat :: World-class Treatments


World-class bodywork treatments
from our team of therapists

 

Re-connect with your body,
and experience profound relaxation

Benita gives a detailed presentation on the first evening, explaining what each treatment entails, and what it is good for specifically. Treatments are the only thing offered as additional to the basic cost of the retreat (see prices of each below). All our therapist have worked as a part of the Sura Detox team for many years. They are outstanding practitioners in their respective fields.

Our team of therapists that we call on to deliver your treatments.

                   Benita

                 Benita

                     Tim

                   Tim

                     Ali

                   Ali

                 Joseph

               Joseph

                 Jamus

               Jamus

                 Kirsty

               Kirsty

The treatments they offer

Dynamic Detox Massage

The intention of this treatment is releasing and relaxing and will help you to unwind from the stresses and strains you carry around. 
It will focus on the muscle groups that take the strain in your working life. This treatment covers the back, shoulders and limbs.

Treatment - 1 hr - Cost: £60

 

 

Shiatsu Massage

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Shiatsu is given fully clothed on a soft futon on the floor. In Shiatsu we use gentle pressure, stretches, holding, joint mobilizations and rocking. This aspect of the treatment can be similar to massage however Shiatsu also works with the energetic condition of the body to release and restore the flow of Qi (or energy) through meridians (or channels) that run throughout your body. Helping to re-energise weak areas, relax tension and help the body to work harmoniously.

Treatment - 1 hr - Cost: £60

 

Aromatherapy

This treatment uses the subtle benefits of aromatherapy oils to help you and your body with the detox process, bringing balance and gentle support when you feel more delicate or when you prefer a softer touch. This treatment covers the back, shoulders, head and limbs, and involves slower and lighter stroking movements, gentle pressure on pressure points.

Treatment - 1 hr - Cost: £60

 

 

La Stone - Hot Stone Massage

The La Stone® Treatment is about 60% heated and cooled stones, & 40% energy work, providing healing on multiple levels. Alternation of heated and chilled stones applied to the body in various ways, brings relief to stiff and sore muscles, and balance the body's energy. This results in the alleviation of chronic and acute problems - an hour and a half of LaStone has serious wow-factor

Treatment - 90 mins - Cost: £120.00

 

Holistic Facial Treatment

A luscious and pampering treatment, using the Australian Miessence skin care range which is 100 % organic, based on Aloe Vera, Jojoba, essential oils and herbal extracts. The facial treatment involves a facial massage, a three-step cleansing routine (cleanse, exfoliant, mask), followed by conditioning and moisturising applications. This facial is the favourite of many of our returning customers.

Treatment - 1 hr - Cost: £70

 

Top & Toe Treatment

Combines the benefits of a neck and shoulder massage, with the relaxing and balancing qualities of a reflexology treatment. 
he two treatments from which this is drawn are quite different, and complimentary. This treatment aims to give you the best of both of these worlds in just half an hour.

Treatment - 1 hr - Cost: £60

 

Reflexology Treatment

This treatment of the feet is an excellent balancer to all the bodily functions and organs, as well as being a channel for emotional release and integration. I would recommend it specifically for people with ongoing energetic conditions such as hormone imbalance, or emotionally-sensitive conditions such as IBS. For those who feel shy and held back regarding full body treatments, reflexology is a wonderful alternative. Reflexology works on the feet only. 

Treatment - 1 hr - Cost: £60

 

Abdominal Massage

This treatment will reconnect you to your abdomen - to the physical and emotional tensions which can lead to digestive symptoms, hormone imbalances and emotional disconnection. I work with what each person needs. It will always leave your abdomen feeling more open and relaxed and will help with your colonics. It is given fully clothed, perfect if you are shy of your body.

Treatment - 1hr - £60

 

Lymphatic Detox Massage

A lymphatic massage helps to move stagnant tissue fluids towards the lymph nodes. Shedding toxins from fat deposits under the skin around tummy & thighs, and draining areas of water retention. This is achieved through gentle percussion, pulsing strokes and pumping motions towards the lymph nodes in your body. The treatment covers the whole body.

Treatment - 1 hr - Cost: £60

 

 

Thai Yoga Massage

Thai massage involves stretches, deep pressures on trigger points and passive yoga postures that help to release muscle imbalance, fascia constraints and postural patterns. It brings flexibility and opens the body and the breath, whilst strengthening body posture. Like Shiatsu it is performed on a futon on the floor while you are comfortably dressed. You can choose for a 1.5 hour session which is traditional, or a shortened 1 hour session.

Treatment - 1 hr - Cost: £60, 1½ hr £90

 

Postural Integration Therapy

This uses massage techniques, postural body images and exercises to take home with you, to create lasting postural change for every day actions such as walking, sitting, bending and lifting. As your body becomes more integrated, it can accept and work with gravity rather than constantly fighting, to overcome it. Anyone experiencing stiffness, strain and pain in muscles and joints, can benefit from this treatment.

Treatment - 1 hr - Cost: £60

 

Astrology Consultation

An astrology reading offers you the possibility to look into the mirror of your birth chart, gain insight and perspective from it, and understand better where you are at in your life with your family history, work, relationships, ambitions, individuality. It is an invitation to inquire into the blueprint of your life and recognise how you 'tick'.

By no means fated or predictive, it challenges you to welcome yourself more fully into your true nature and appreciate the complex puzzle of your life.

In order to draw your chart, you have to provide place, date and time of birth, if you cannot provide the exact time of birth, certain areas of your chart will remain vague and indications will be less specific, but still quite revealing! An astrology reading- about an hour in preparation, and an hour and a half in session with you.

The reading will be recorded and you will get an MP3 copy of this recording for you to take home.

Reading - 1½ hr - Cost: £120