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Healthy start to 2015; Detox in the Austrian Alps

7th December 2014 Print

Serious about health? Start 2015 with a personal MOT at one of Niche Destinations’ trio of health resorts in the beautiful surroundings and clear mountain air of the Austrian Tirol:

detox weeks at the Ayurveda Resort Sonnhof, near Kufstein – Panchakarma detox the house speciality (one week from €2185 pp).

exercise, relaxation and fasting weeks at the Pirchner Hof Hotel & Farm at Reith in Alpbachtal (one week from €707 pp).

a health retreat at the multi-award winning Parkhotel Igls, pioneer of Modern Mayr Medicine, will turn your lifestyle around in a sustainable way (one week from €1816 pp).

Package Details:
Ayurveda Resort Sonnhof’s Panchakarma Light Cure includes 7 nights’ accommodation on a full Panchakarma board basis and 6 days of treatments by a single therapist complete with consultations, pulse & nutritional diagnoses, therapeutic supervision, Snehana, Virchana and 11 treatments exclusively tailored to the individual’s medical history. Weekly Yoga and meditation programmes, full use of the Ayurveda Centre and herbal remedies are also included.

Pirchner Hof Hotel & Farm offers Medically Supervised Fasting Weeks on selected dates throughout 2015 to include 7 nights’ accommodation on the Hildegard von Bingen fast (pure soups/spelt-based diet naturopathy recipes), morning and evening meditation, full exercise and regeneration programmes, daily group meetings, talks and lectures, purifying body pack, lymphatic drainage, brush massage, liver compress and a spelt bread baking course using the naturopathy recipe.

Health Retreat Parkhotel Igls offers a week’s accommodation (from €966 pp) and its Basic Programme (€850 pp) as the fixed component of varying treatment plans and a la carte therapy upgrades. The Basic Programme includes entry and final examinations, comprehensive health & medical check-ups, manual abdominal treatment, daily hydrotherapy treatments, Modern Mayr cuisine adapted to the individual’s requirements, group exercise & relaxation training, lifestyle management, mental group coaching, lectures and full use of the Spa facilities. The Mayr Classic Module (€1090 pp) adds 5 partial 25-minute massages and one liver compress with beeswax to the Basic Programme.

Resort information:
Ayurveda Resort Sonnhof is beautifully situated at the comfortable altitude of 900m near Thiersee lake, with the magnificent Wilder Kaiser Mountains for a backdrop. Authentic Indian Ayurvedic healing methods are adapted to European culture and lifestyle. The Ayurveda Centre is at the heart of the hotel, enhanced by the Shiva Shakti Energy Garden, which is designed according to Vastu teachings and focuses on the 5 elements. The restaurant serves exceptional Ayurvedic cuisine and Ayurvedic cookery courses are also available. 30 rooms and suites.

Pirchner Hof Hotel & Farm nestles at 640m in Alpbachtal’s pretty flower-filled village of Reith, beneath the high peaks of the Kitzbühel and Zillertal Alps. The hotel is Europe’s leader in naturopathy and bases its philosophy on the medieval visionary, Hildegard von Bingen’s teachings and natural way of life. ‘Our Focus is Your Vitality’ is its motto, and the natural health and wellbeing of guests its mission. Facilities include a heated outdoor/indoor pool, the Life Energy Garden with ‘power spots’ based on the four elements, a natural bio pond, barefoot path and Kneipp basin. In summer, all guests are offered the Alpbachtal Seenland Card free of charge, for entry to a variety of local attractions, use of lifts and public transport. 76 rooms and suites.

Health Retreat Parkhotel Igls is stunningly located at 900m in a large park overlooking Tyrol’s capital city, Innsbruck. Austria’s most prestigious multi-award-winning health resort pioneered Modern Mayr Medicine and has led the scientific evolution of the classic Mayr treatment, with a holistic approach to preventative cures based on the principles of cleansing, substitution, self-discovery, exercise, rest and training. Sustainability is a key objective, ensuring that guests achieve a healthy balance they can maintain. The medical centre is complemented by a state-of-the-art spa, library and billiard room. 51 rooms and suites

Prices are per person based on 2 sharing subject to availability and valid throughout 2015

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