Healthguest March 2018:
This week was just what I needed at this point of my life when I was looking for a place where someone would take care of me. Throughout the week there was an increasing smile on my face and a glow in my skin. Each meal was an experience in itself and the various activities were tailor-made for me individually, including hydrotherapy and horse-therapy. It was amazing to see how my motivation grew as I achieved specific attainable goals. By the end of the week my cholesterol and pain levels had dropped and my quality of sleep had improved. I challenge each one of you to overcome any residual fear in your life, because FEAR is False Evidence Appearing Real. The Acacia Health Retreat have restored my confidence in my ability to continue in a meaningful and healthier way. I am able now to accept my losses and grieve whilst feeling lighter and happier!
Healthguest June 2018:
With multiple food allergies, intolerances, and a number of other digestion-related challenges, safely eating outside of my kitchen is a rare, challenging, and daunting undertaking. For years, I have searched for a holiday destination with staff willing and able to accommodate my complex dietary requirements, such that I could have a real holiday, free from the daily chores of cooking and washing up. Acacia Health Retreat is the only place I have found that welcomed me in spite of my complex dietary needs, and enthusiastically worked with me to create a menu tailored to my individual needs. Everything about the food was an enjoyable and memorable experience. It was delicious and nutritious. Most items were organic, taken directly from their garden or sourced locally. Their garden includes different types of common fruits and vegetables, meaning lots of opportunities to try new things. The food plating were works of art. Even beyond the food, the staff were all so warm, attentive, non-judgmental, considerate, and welcomed me as if I was part of the family. With the stress of my dietary needs in the hands of the supportive and attentive staff, I was able to relax, unwind, and enjoy the beautiful scenery, local wildlife, equine therapy, and the warming fireplace on the chilly winter nights. Thanks so much, Acacia Health Retreat, for a relaxing, enjoyable, and memorable holiday that I will be talking about for many years to come.
Health guest December 2018
I found three days to be restful, yet stimulating. Time out from daily routines, an abundance of natural edible delights, and helpful hosts who tried hard to help me work out how to make the most of my time at the retreat. Daily HIIT training was a great way to kick start the day. The wholesome vegan food was delicious and surprisingly satisfying; I tried foods I had never tried previously, and learned interesting ways to prepare the more familiar foods. Following a period of shift work before my stay, the relaxing approach to the end of the day helped towards resetting a good sleep pattern. Conversations were interesting and engaging. Keep up the good work.