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Below is a list of wonderful comments left by previous detox guests…

Testimonial 2022 D

“Simply healing is simply first class”

I’m not one for writing reviews normally, but I felt this place was deserving of one.

I have done quite a few detoxes previously, but not for a couple of years, and this is due to the fact that they are rarely a pleasant experience, but you go for the result not the experience. Simply Healing is different, both the process and the result were a truly pleasant experience.

Previous detoxes have been hands-off, waterdown juices and very much a sausage factory enterprise, rather than the nurturing environment that you need as you detox. Vivien and her team make you feel welcome from the moment you arrive, the juices are varied (even tailored to you) and not watered down and you even get a proper hearty soup in the evening.

I was concerned that with concentrated juice and decent soups I wouldn’t lose the weight that I set out for, but I lost 8.5kgs on a 7-day juice detox program. These guys really know their stuff and its all the little details that accumulate to provide the result that only you have in your mind.

Genuinely a 5-star experience. Bravo!

Lee B (Dec 2023)

Testimonial 2022 D

“Fabulous place to stay”

Really beautiful place. The staff are fabulous and they even have a natural swimming pool. You won’t be disappointed. Rooms are comfy clean and homely. They do a range of lovely treatments. This place is worth every penny. I would visit again in a heartbeat.

Helzbelz (Nov 2023)

Testimonial 2022 D

“The best retreat ever”

We had the best time, lots of TLC given to us along with fabulous treatments. The staff were so lovely and helpful. The log fires lit every day and candles glowing gave a the retreat a relaxing feeling. My sister and I both lost half a stone in 5 days and have kept it off.

Highly recommend this lovely healing detox retreat and will be back for sure.

Sally H (Nov 2023)

Testimonial 2022 D

“Pain free at last”

I’ve been suffering from digestive problems for about a year. I’ve had numerous appointments with specialists in the hospital. I’ve had cameras inside me and had multiple MRI scans all resulting in nothing. I had enough and decided to take matters in my own hands and I found Simply healing.

The entire team was wonderful from Vivian Kate Caz Sharon, I would just like to say a huge thank you, I’m virtually pain-free after your guidance and treatments. Thank you for taking the time in helping me.

Hey guys, with regards to weight loss, my biggest concern as a Man who hits the gym often was would I lose muscle as it’s juice and soup for 5 days so there’s not much protein etc well let me tell you. I had nothing to worry about.

This is now a day after me being back from the retreat with myself on my scales at home which has the ability to show additional info for weight, muscle bones, water intake, BMI etc and I am astonished at the results.

My muscle has actually gone up !! even though my weight has come down. Overall I lost just over 8 lb in the five nights that I stayed, my body fat percentage has come down from around 19% to around 16%. And my muscle has gone from 41% to 42%.

Remarkable results In such a short space of times

Please note that I have a huge appetite as well as a horrible sugar problem, but never once did I feel hungry whilst being on the juice fast !! I though what when others wrote the same that it can’t be true but it is I assure you.

The therapies here are some of the best I’ve ever seen or had the pleasure to use, simply tiptop amazing professionals.

I’m extremely grateful to Vivian in the team and I’m so fortunate that fate brought us together.

Keep helping and healing team 🙏🏽

Dalvinder (Nov 2023)

Testimonial 2022 D

“Feeling the most healthy that I have felt for 9 years”

Final juice before our trip of a lifetime to Lapland. Feeling the most healthy that I have felt in 9 years thanks to @drjessarmine and @simplyhealingretreats. There two have turned me from bedridden and depressed with ME to mobile and happy. My health remains fragile but with the support of these two I can now tackle an active holiday. Health is everything 💕. Today’s juice is a fridge clear out. Beetroot, fennel, celery grapefruit lime ginger 🫑 carrots and 🍐.

The Duchess of Send (January 2023)

Testimonial 2022 P

“Nothing is too much trouble for Viv or Kate”

Definitely the place to go to recharge your batteries and come home feeling amazing. Juices & soups are lovely and nothing is too much trouble for Viv or Kate or any of the staff. Such a friendly and positive place. It was my 3rd time attending and I am already thinking about booking again very soon.

With many thanks 

Paula (November 2022)

Testimonial 2022 D

It felt like a warm comforting hug”

I just wanted to say what a fantastic time I had at the retreat a short while ago. It was my second time with you, the first being seven days last September and recently twelve days. I have kept the weight off and lost another five pounds too ! 

For me, the retreat and treatments were not only about losing weight but was a proper detox of body and mind.  The treatments are amazing and the therapists top class. The drinks and soups…. what can I say! I have already made the lettuce, pea and mint one and frozen some for when I get a craving.

Your home is so welcoming and when I walked through the door it felt like a warm comforting hug. That sounds a ridiculous statement but it felt like that. I could go on and on (as you probably know from my non-stop chattering lol) but suffice to say I have already booked another 12 days at the beginning of June.

That says it all! 

With many thanks 

D (March 2022)

Testimonial 2020 RA

Beautifully Soul-fuelling”

I have just returned home from a seven day detox retreat at Simply Healing and I could not recommend them enough!

With all Covid precautions in place, (temp checks, masks, Perspex screens to divide the spaces yet enable us all to get to know each other and UV cleaning in rooms as well as antibacterial wipes for anything we touched), I felt safe and protected. As soon as I was shown to my room, which would be my sanctuary for the week, I was easily able to relax right from the start.
All the treatments I had were fantastic! I was somewhat anxious about colonics (who wouldn’t be) but both Katie and Carolyn were just so totally lovely and really enabled the healing to come. Detoxing is not easy, but to cocoon yourself with wonderful treatments and in such beautiful and homely surroundings makes it all about self care.

Vivien’s guided meditations in the evening helped me along that journey and I was able to do some deep reflection during my stay.

I found the juices and soups were totally delicious so clearly full of all the good stuff we needed and along with the regular psyllium husk treatments, hunger was kept at bay.

My first day back at work today and I have been able to put all their good advice into practice. It has been like a deep breath of fresh air! Everyone in the centre was so supportive it really has been a life changing and amazing experience.”

RA (October 2020)

Testimonial 2020 AD

Truly life changing – I could not recommend it enough.

I’ve just completed my first two week stay with Vivien and the team and have returned home feeling the best I’ve felt in years. 17 pounds lighter but most importantly filled with hope and excitement for a life that will no longer be limited by pain and exhaustion.

Simply Healing show you love and kindness from the offset, literally my first phone call where I could have easily chickened out but was completely reassured (thank you Lisa you are wonderful!). All of the team are so knowledgeable about health and well being and have provided me with answers and knowledge that countless specialists have failed to help with over the years. They understand and have experience helping people with fibromyalgia (along with many other things, this is just what I needed help with), something most doctors just google in front of you, and instantly recognised the signs of two other viruses that they later confirmed with blood tests. I’ve never felt in safer hands and urge anyone that is struggling with ill health, pain or feeling generally unhappy in themselves to put themselves first and book now, you won’t regret it.

The house itself is warm and cosy. The grounds are gorgeous. The daily evening meditation has completely moved me and converted me to a fan. The juices are so much better than I expected, some are truly delicious! The treatments cater to your every need, if your body needs pampering you can get it, I had a divine quench and drench facial by Louise. But most importantly your body will have what it needs. I had two amazing osteopath massages from Connor, many colonics, which are not terrifying and actually rather fascinating, thank you Carolyn and Katie for putting me at ease during these and simultaneously teaching me SO much about nutrition and Rebecca treated me to the most incredible reflexology and manual lymphatic drainage appointments, she’s so calming and talented, I nearly fell asleep in one of lymphatic drainage treatments which is incredible for someone who usually cannot relax of sleep!

Vivien and Kate are an inspiring duo and along with Caz, Lisa and all the members of the team I didn’t have the opportunity to meet, they really have created a magical, life changing experience for their guests. Every single person I’ve met during my stay has helped or supported me in some way, taught me so much and put me at ease when I was finding things tough. I cannot wait to see everyone again in a couple of weeks!

I will never be able to thank then all enough for bringing answers and hope to my life again!”

AD (October 2020)

Testimonial 2020 W

My third visit and I would thoroughly recommend it.

The amazing Vivien and her very professional team, do all they can to help you achieve your goals, whether detox, weight-loss or a general health reboot. The juices, cleansing herbs and husk, all are part of the treatment, linked with the colonics and specific treatments, which are included in your package. I like to have extra treatments and here are my recommendations, Hot Stone massage, the best one I have ever had by Rebecca, a truffle and champagne facial by Louise, the facial massage is wonderful, the aromatherapy massage using bespoke essential oils chosen by you and Jane the aromatherapist, to ensure it helps with your needs/wants and lastly a foot and leg massage by Rebecca again. An added plus this year was one to one Individual Yoga with Jane. Obviously to keep her staff and clients safe from Covid, Vivien has implemented some thorough sanitizing routines. When you book everything is explained in various attachments and on arrival there are information sheets, that explain everything.

I was lucky to have on my 12 day stay, 2 groups of wonderful people, juice and soup times were great, the conversations flowed.

I will be returning and a big thank you to Vivien and her marvellous team who nurture you.”

W (October 2020)