If you have been following me on Facebook or Instagram, you will know that I went on a detox last week in Phuket. Here is a report of how I felt while I was there, accompanied by some snaps taken with my ipad (too lazy relaxed to take proper pictures….)!

Atmanjai detox retreat Thailand | 40plusstyle.com

As I write this I’m sitting in a chair in the shade overlooking the ocean and the blue sea.

Life is good! I’d love to go back in my lazy chair and read my book and magazine but I felt it would be good to write down my thoughts of this week-long trip right in the moment as I feel this immense calm and happiness.

Detox centre Atmanjai Thailand | 40plusstyle.com

This is the third time I have done a detox.

This time time I did it in a very mild way and I came here with my whole family. The trip was not initiated by me either. It was my husband who really felt like a week of relaxation and detox. As I had been to Atmanjai before, I suggested this place to him as you can both do the detox as well as relax at the pool so it would be a good place for my son too. And there is the beautiful sea to look at.

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I came here not totally motivated. I did not really feel like I needed to detox this time, but mainly came here to be with my family and support my husband. As I always like the new and exciting, I initially felt that perhaps I should have booked another place as this was all too familiar and perhaps a bit boring?

Now, at the end of my detox though and still here for 2 more days, I feel so glad I came back. I feel so relaxed here. This place just works.

The detox was a lot easier this time too.

Instead of doing complete fasting, which is called Ultra Cleanse here, we opted for the Eat Well programme instead. In this programme, you still get three very healthy meals a day and only 2 mud shakes!

Delicious lentil soup | 40plusstyle.comLoved this lentil soup.

Lasagna made from uncooked vegetables | 40plusstyle.comThere is no pasta or any cooked vegetable in this uncooked vegetable lasagna and it was so delicious! Still waiting for the recipe..

Nori rolls made from uncooked vegetables | 40plusstyle.comThese Japanese Nori rolls without rice were another favorite!

For those of you that have read my previous detoxing reports, you already know how much I dislike those shakes. In the Ultra Cleanse programme you need to take five of them. They are extremely beneficial of course as they keep you from feeling hungry and help with the toxins elimination process, but they are a tough act to swallow.

Two shakes, in combination with three delicious healthy meals and two healthy smoothies is a breeze though.

You also only have one colema in the Eat Well programme. In addition there is coconut water (drunk out of a fresh coconut), daily massage, daily ultrasonic zapping, daily wellness talks, daily steam sauna and daily morning yoga.

Steam room at Atmanjai | 40plusstyle.comThe steam bath at 5 pm was one of the highlights of each day!

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Now that my programme has stopped I’m still doing yoga at 7.30 in the morning no less. Those that know me will know that is no mean feat. What’s more I don’t even need an alarm clock. I naturally wake up before that time.

So instead of feeling bored, I just feel so relaxed right now. I feel cleansed, more aware, more alive and yes more happy.

Animal print bikini | 40plusstyle.comI’m a bikini girl, so thought I would show a little bit about my bikini style!

My very skeptical husband to anything too alternative is a convert too.

We are discussing how we can incorporate more healthy eating habits into our lives and feel that we need to do mild detoxing every year.

Right now, I’m just sad that tomorrow is going to be by last day. That said, there is still one full day to enjoy, so I’m going back to my lazy chair and do that!

Big Buddha, Phuket, Thailand | 40plusstyle.comThere was time for some trips too. Here I am wearing a sarong as a cover-up (given at the entrance) in front of the Big Buddha!

Little golden buddha, Phuket, Thailand | 40plusstyle.comAt the same place there was also a small golden Buddha.

Have you ever considered a detox programme?

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p.s. for more (and better!) photos about Atmanjai and my previous experience with the ultra cleanse programme, please check my previous 3 part report: part 1, part 2 and part 3.

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