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

Testimonial 2024 A

“A warm welcoming detox retreat that truly works”

What can I say except THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU to Viv and all her team.

From the moment I walked through the door Vivien, Caz & Kate made me feel not just welcome but cacooned, like I had come to a place of kindness and healing. This is not a trendy spa retreat – this is detox and healing at its very best but with the added advantage of it being in total comfort and beautiful surroundings.

I arrived, exhausted, emotional raw and completely toxic and left 7 days later not only 4.5kg lighter but emotionally lighter.  

What was it like: I went through all the stages of detox: headaches, flu like symptoms, breakouts and then like a light shone on me the mental fog lifted, the weight dropped and my energy levels returned.

Viv did some deep emotional healing and I enjoyed a range of treatments, including colonics which were all amazing but I would definitely recommend the drench & quench facial, the detox wrap and the reflexology.  

The juices were beautiful, clearly made fresh and thick and filling I never felt hungry. The Psyllium & clay I wont lie is an acquired taste but does what it says on the tin. Stripping out the toxins.

My bedroom was my sanctuary and was exactly what I needed to relax see photos, bed & linen that you sink into and relax, a helpful desk for me to check emails. The en-suite was again lovely with a bath to soak or a shower to invigorate and that all important private toilet! 

I was with 3 other guests when i arrived and then 2 others joined. The joy of Simply Healing is that everyone here is here for their own positive agenda so we laughed and listened to each others stories and just enjoyed the company whilst working on ourselves.

I will definitely come again.

Alex B (May 2024)

Testimonial 2024 D

“A sanctuary”

I arrived broken and defeated by life but I couldn’t have chosen a better place to be put back together again. Vivien and Kate welcomed me into the sanctuary that they have created at Alliblaster House which is the perfect environment to rest and reset. They are incredibly knowledgeable and I felt very safe in their hands as I was guided through the detox. 

The juices and soups are tasty and the regime is created to ensure hunger is kept at bay. The treatments were some of the best I have had and all the therapists were friendly and supportive offering advice and tips about maintaining a healthier lifestyle going forward. In 7 days I lost 4.5 kilos and I am continuing to lose weight by sticking to the clean eating and meal times that we followed during the detox. 

I would absolutely recommend Simply Healing and I will definitely return for ongoing maintenance of mind, body and spirit. 

Thank you all for your kindness and support 💕

D (April 2024)

Testimonial 2023 Lee B

“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 2023 H

“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 2023 SH

“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 2023 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)