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Massage Therapies & Astrological Support
On The UK's Leading Detox Retreat
To the retreat, I shall be bringing the following:
I will be planning and organizing your treatments on the retreat, being your contact person, as well as being the resident therapist.
I will be available to talk to you on the first day of your retreat to discuss which treatments are most appropriate in your individual situation to support your Detox experience and your life in general.
With the exception of the astrology support, other therapists may step in to provide the treatments that you sign up for, when demand outgrows my available time. All therapists are fully qualified & insured, and monitored by me.
Also note that all treatments are offered as an additional extra, at an average of £50 per hour. Please check the price list for further details.)
To find out more about the treatments I shall be offering on Sura Detox retreats, please follow this link:
"The treatments with Benita were absolutely fantastic. She is so easy to talk to and helped me so much and made me feel incredibly relaxed and life."
Emma - Jan 08 More Testimonials
I am Belgian and lived in Belgium for 30 years before I moved to Britain. Having an Austrian mother and a Belgian father meant growing up with two languages, two cultures and a lot of traveling, which opened my mind to different ways of living and relating.
I trained and then worked as a secondary school teacher in Belgium, until the birth of my third child ,when I became a full time mother for the next ten years. My active interest in complementary therapies and astrology began alongside the issues and joys I faced in being a parent. Touch and massage have always been my instinctive response to pain and stress in the family. Astrology was often my inspiring companion for looking at myself and others, challenging traditional ideas and judgments, and understanding the world from a truly holistic perspective.
The Body Works
When I moved to Britain in 1992, I developed a thyroid condition which left me exhausted and depleted. Body work (massage and cranial work) touched me deeply, and although it didn’t cure me, it transformed my negative self image and restored a sense of trust in my body and its capacity to heal through pleasure and love rather than through pain and effort.
And so I re-trained as a body worker. As well as starting and maintaining a home practice, I also worked in a Natural Health Clinic and a Clarins Beauty Salon for two years.
I extended my skills by training in Dynamic Bodywork, a course which inspired me by deepening and integrating the use of my own body in the process of massage, bringing in more awareness, quality of touch and fluency. My clients comment on my treatments by saying : ‘This was exactly what my body was asking for. How did you know ?’
I participated in a series of training weekends in Polarity therapy, which broadened and deepened my understanding of energy flow, touch and awareness in a treatment.
I taught massage, aromatherapy and reflexology in Adult Education evening classes for 3 years, something I hugely enjoyed and had to give up by moving to Devon.
In terms of astrology, I have no qualifications to prove as such, but an extensive library of books on my shelves, several winters of evening reading and meditating over charts, and some wise astrologer friends who share their ways with me. The more I learn about the subject, the more awed I am by its landscape and its possibilities for working with it and drawing support from it. I have found through Astrology a way of accessing my own intuitive wisdom as well as relating to others with a deep sense of respect and wonder for the unique make-up of each individual.
In the context of detox retreats, I have done four detox/fasting retreats myself, and I have changed my diet gradually to 80% raw and organic foods as a result. I am experiencing the benefits all round: More energy on a steady daily basis; feeling younger, looking younger; being in control of my bodyweight; feeling more confident and empowered in my health and wellbeing (aging process included, I am 45).The retreats were also personally opening and transforming in a surprising way, but I won’t lift the veil before you have been there yourself. I have been working as a therapist on many detox retreats and I am very familiar with the process, the specific symptoms and needs that can occur. I am well equipped and confident in offering you my professional support for the brave and life changing step you are about to take.
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