Wellness & Detox Retreats
If we’re honest, it’s a lot more fun to get healthy when you have the company of an amazing spa, and specialists to usher you through the process.
Ann Wigmore Natural Wellness InstituteCarretera 115, Calle Moret, Barrio Guayabo Aguada | 787.868.6307
The entire team of wellness specialists at Ann Wigmore’s eponymous Natural Health Institute in Puerto Rico is well-trained in her revolutionary approach, which lauds the use of wheatgrass and “living foods” (strictly organic, raw, plant-based, and nutrient-rich foods) for nourishing and ultimately healing the body. While the accommodations are comfortably minimal, the beachside grounds make for an idyllic setting for the one-week intensive and two-week immersive programs—all of which are supplemented by customizable treatment plans of colonics, lymphatic massages, and more. You’re likely to feel an instant transformation but the institute’s goal is long-term education, effectively preparing graduates of the program to maintain the lifestyle back at home.
Rancho La PuertaCarretera A Tijuana Km 5, Tecate | 800.443.7565
Sitting on 3,000 acres of ancient sacred grounds at the foot of Mount Kuchumaa in Tecate, the ranch has been welcoming those seeking a head-to-toe reboot since the ‘40s. Unlike a hardcore medical spa, the focus of a basic seven-day retreat is on spiritual wellness and gentle de-stressing by way of diet (there’s an organic farm and a cooking school on site), rigorous physical activity, mindful meditation, and a slew of world-class treatments performed at one of three stunning organic spa complexes. For more intense healing, there’s acupuncture, chiropractic services, Craniosacral therapies, and more.
Fun and cleansing don't have to be mutually exclusive. There are plenty of activities to keep your mind off the detox process during this week-long retreat in bohemian hot spot Sayulita, Mexico. The menu for the week is planned to ease you in and out of two days of a liquid diet so it helps to have a packed schedule with yoga, massage, hiking, Pilates, Crossfit, acupuncture, and clay treatments with breaks built in for juices, snacks, and meals.