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The five best spots around the globe to reboot your life for 2015.
Written By Evelyn Crowley
Top Flight Detox Spas: the 5 best spots around the globe to reboot your life for 2015  |  #VioletGrey, The Industry's Beauty Edit

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A new year, a new you, or so the saying goes. But as anyone from the Dalai Lama to your garden-variety life coach can attest, making meaningful and lasting changes in life is tough work. (Prevailing wisdom dictates that it takes 28 days to form a new habit, 1,000 hours to master a skill and immeasurable willpower to put down the Champagne flute.) The good news, however, is that you don’t have to go it alone. With 2015 looming large on the horizon, VIOLET GREY has devised a roundup of detox programs that offers something for everyone, from the unhealthy eater who wants to rid their body of toxins to the tech addict who’s finally ready to unplug.     

The five spas listed below not only boast high short-term success rates, but they also equip you with the tools to go the distance. And if “travel more” is on your list of resolutions, they scratch that itch, too.

Destination
detox

Five getaways to cure whatever ails you. 
FROM STRESS AND BURNOUT
THE DESTINATION:
Ananda Spa, Garhwal, India
Located in the foothills of the Himalayas and built around the Viceregal Palace estate of the maharaja of Tehri Garhwal, the spa has welcomed everyone from Oprah Winfrey to Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie to its serene grounds since opening in 2000.
THE PHILOSOPHY:
Bringing together the ancient Indian practices of Ayurveda, yoga and meditation with Western techniques like body-composition analysis and high-pressure water-jet massage, Ananda offers an immersive spa experience that restores and re-energizes both body and mind.
THE AGENDA:
The 80-plus treatments and activities are à la carte so guests have the opportunity to pick and choose what most appeals to them. For a session in next-level relaxation, there’s yoga nidra, which translates to “psychic sleep.”
THE DURATION:
Packages (like Stress Management) range between three and 21 nights. For a room only, no minimum stay is required. anandaspa.com
FROM UNHEALTHY EATING HABITS
THE DESTINATION:
Lanserhof Tegernsee, Marienstein, Germany
Situated in Southern Germany's picturesque Bavarian Alps, this sprawling, modernist resort was designed by award-winning architect Christoph Ingenhoven. 
THE PHILOSOPHY:
The newest and most state-of-the-art of the three Lanserhof properties adheres to the 100-year-old Mayr method, which argues that good health begins in the digestive tract and that rigorous intestinal cleansing is necessary to flush out harmful toxins.
THE AGENDA:
After a thorough evaluation, a custom health plan is devised to target specific ailments (asthma, obesity, insomnia, etc.). Regardless of your diagnosis, expect moderate fasting and colon hydrotherapy along with restorative treatments such as deep muscle massages, relaxation therapy and facials. 
THE DURATION:
The progam is based on a two-week treatment period. lanserhof.com
FROM RELATIONSHIP WOES
THE DESTINATION:
Sensual Healing Harmony, Ibiza and the United Kingdom
This roving retreat is held in exclusive private estates (i.e., a hilltop villa in northern Ibiza and an 18th-century manor in Dorset, England). Exclusive to women, each retreat accommodates a maximum of eight guests and comes fully staffed with nine therapists, a private chef and a nutritionist. 
THE PHILOSOPHY:
Contrary to what the name might imply, Sensual Healing Harmony, or SHH… isn’t about sex. (Or rather just about sex). Co-founders Vikki van Someren and Lucy Arrowsmith want to help women “celebrate and connect with their femininity” and have devised a therapeutic program that addresses everything from self-esteem to relationships to abuse and depression. 
THE AGENDA:
A mix of personal and group therapy, teary sharing circles, massage, meditation and healthful fresh meals.
THE DURATION:
Three or six days, depending on the retreat. sensualhealingharmony.com
FROM TECHNOLOGY
THE DESTINATION:
Clayoquot Wilderness Resort, Vancouver Island, British Columbia
Although situated on a remote edge of Vancouver Island, this resort hardly wants for creature comforts. Private en suite tents, heirloom china, antique furnishing and fine dining attract such well-heeled guests as Prince William and the Duchess of Cambridge.
THE PHILOSOPHY:
There’s no official, enforced moratorium on digital devices, but guests are encouraged to unplug and commune with the stunning surrounding wilderness. An absence of in-room TVs and lack of cell-phone service make resisting temptation that much easier. 
THE AGENDA:
Daily customized wilderness experiences include horseback riding, heli-hiking, archery, private surf lessons and whale watching.
THE DURATION:
All-inclusive packages are available for three-, four- and seven-night stays. wildetreat.com 
FROM A SEDENTARY LIFESTYLE
THE DESTINATION:
The Ranch at Live Oak, Malibu, California 
Nestled high in the Santa Monica Mountains, this resort weds 400-thread-count sheets and panoramic ocean views with 5 a.m. wakeup calls and boot-camp weight-loss tactics.
THE PHILOSOPHY:
Co-founders Alex and Sue Glasscock believe that exercise benefits both body and mind and that a week at the ranch yields results — from a healthy, rebooted metabolism to greater mental clarity and wellness — that last long after your stay ends. 
THE AGENDA:
Each day is fueled by a 1,500-calorie carb-, sugar- and meat-free diet and consists of a four- to five-mile group hike, core and ab work, weights, yoga and massage.
THE DURATION: 
The program lasts a week and has a capacity of 15. theranchmalibu.com 
FILED UNDER: GIFTS
The First Class SET
#GIVEVIOLET
For the woman who requires dewy skin at a cruising altitude of 39,000 feet.

In Polite
Society

In polite society, to INDULGE
  is human;
 to abstain,
  divine.
— VIOLET GREY
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