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Spring detox
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Detox with Modern Mayr Medicine at Park Igls in Tyrol

Regular cleansing and detoxing to reset the digestive system is fundamental for a functioning metabolism, strong immune system and general wellbeing. Spring fasting has been a common practice to help reset the body after winter since time immemorial. A spring detox at the Park Igls health retreat is ideal for a complete reset to prepare for the warmer seasons ahead.

The long-term benefits of a really good detox

Most of us enjoy a tipple or sweet treat every now and then, but life’s little lapses have a habit of adding up: ‘Our bodies have an excellent waste disposal system, but we do like to overload it,’ explains Dr Peter Gartner, Park Igls Medical Director and Modern Mayr Medicine expert. Easing the burden on the digestive system is therefore essential to maintain health and wellbeing. By ensuring that we have a healthy gut, we boost our immune system, prevent illness and allergies, and lay the foundation for long-term vitality and fitness.

A healthy gut is the key to wellbeing and health

Dr Gartner likens the human body to a house with a kitchen, bedroom, bathroom, workshop, etc. Every day, these rooms fill with rubbish, which is bagged up and left by the front door. Ideally, the waste disposal service collects it each day. Suppose we produce one bag of rubbish per day more than the waste disposal service can handle. It will accumulate in places that are less vital to our day-to-day activities: our connective tissue,’ explains Dr Gartner. All the excess waste from eating all the wrong foods, drinking too much alcohol and spending time in our polluted environment is stored in the connective tissue. This causes the smallest blood vessels to be pushed together, compromising blood flow. Vitamins and nutrients are no longer transported to the areas that need them, while toxins cease to be properly removed and excreted via the liver and kidneys. This creates fertile soil for chronic complaints, the metabolism slows down, and our bodies begin to amass fat and water: a vicious cycle.

The right detox programme can counteract this process and reduce the strain on the gut to lay the foundations for a well-functioning metabolism, intact immune system, good level of fitness and welcome wellbeing.

Eat yourself fit and healthy with Modern
Mayr cuisine

An essential focus during and after a spring detox and health retreat is healthy nutrition. At Park Igls, guests enjoy our eight-diet-stage Modern Mayr cuisine. Their personal diet plan is arrived at during a consultation with a doctor and adapted to suit the guest’s constitution and objectives. In addition to the selection and preparation of food, predigestion by thorough mastication is key. This is why learning to chew and eat healthily is part of every stay at the Park Igls health retreat.

Bitter is healthy!

Drinking plenty of water and unsweetened tea flushes toxins out of the connective tissues, carrying them back to the blood to be excreted via the liver, kidneys and gut. Taking bitters in the form of bitter drops or Epsom salts during a spring detox at the Park Igls health retreat supports these detoxifying processes.

Reboot with exercise

The Park Igls health retreat complements detoxing and resting with a wide-ranging exercise programme and therapeutic services – physical activity, easing emotional burdens, and treatments such as liver compresses are all key to achieving holistic regeneration and long-lasting wellbeing.

About the Park Igls health retreat in Tyrol

Park Igls is one of Europe’s leading medi-spas. At the ‘house in the park’, guests are offered bespoke exercise, nutrition and regeneration programmes, as well as state-of-the-art diagnostic services – all of which are based on Modern Mayr Medicine’s ground-breaking concepts. In addition to its own medical department and a destination spa, guests at Park Igls enjoy spacious relaxation rooms, fitness studios and a well-equipped gym. Modern Mayr cuisine is an integral component of the innovative services on offer.

Park Igls is unique in the world: unlike other Mayr destinations, preventive medicine at the Park Igls Mayr clinic is based on six, not four, principles. In addition to:

  • Cleansing
  • Rest
  • Exercise
  • Self-discovery

The guests at the award-winning Park Igls medi-spa also benefit from substitution and learning how best to chew and eat.

A spring detox at the Park Igls Mayr health retreat in Tyrol is more than a break from everyday life with short-term weight loss: it will initiate a change of lifestyle for sustainable health, restored energy, holistic wellbeing and all-round vitality.