Your Personalised Health Retreat

Your Personalised Health Retreat experience – tailored to your needs and goals

Are you struggling with health concerns such as diabetes, arthritis, gut problems, hormone imbalance or managing your weight?

Are you looking to reduce your stress levels and boost your wellbeing?

Your Amchara Personalised Health retreat experience is designed with your personal health needs and goals in mind.

You will be immersed in a supportive and nurturing environment that enables you to switch off, relax, detox and kickstart your health journey.

Our mission is to help you ‘Change for Good’ and empower you to improve your lifestyle and health.

Over the last 10 years we have been helping people like you to achieve their health goals with our whole person, Personalised Health approach:

  • Enjoy freshly prepared food and juices tailored for your nutritional needs
  • Revitalise and re-energise your body and mind with state of the art spa facilities, health treatments and exercise classes
  • Learn and grow with experienced Personalised Health practitioners’ 1:1 psychological support, health and wellbeing coaching, educational talks plus raw food preparation classes
  • Feel empowered to make long-lasting, sustainable changes to your daily life and health outcomes

Amchara’s Approach

In the 21st century there are many factors that influence our health & wellbeing:

360° Health means taking a complete, whole person, tailored approach to you as an individual.

We work with you to review your relationship with nutrition together with interactions between genetic, environmental and lifestyle factors, which can influence both your long term health and the development of complex chronic disease.

Functional Medicine is Personalised Health.

Amchara’s experienced Personalised Health practitioners combine naturopathic principles with Functional Medicine.

Your Personalised Health retreat can include advanced Functional Medicine laboratory tests to measure your genetics, hormones and your gut health, enabling you to better understand your individual circumstances and achieve optimal health.

Functional Medicine recognises health not simply as the absence of disease; we all have the potential to create our own good health.

Conventional medicine tends to have a disease-centred focus, looking at symptoms in isolation rather than cause, whereas Functional Medicine aims to determine the root causes of health problems and put them right.

Our Personalised 360° Health approach can empower you to make long lasting, sustainable change, achieve optimal health, and boost your wellbeing and happiness.

Contact us today to find out how we can help you.


Personalised to you

Maximise your Personalised Health detox retreat experience with the following:

  • Tailored nutrition
  • Juice or water fasting
  • Freshly prepared healthy food
  • Fresh supplements (such as wheatgrass, sprouts, naturopathic remedies)
  • Functional Medicine tests (gut health, genetics, hormones)
  • Active exercise classes
  • Health treatments (including colonics, coffee enemas and massages)
  • Spa facilities (including infrared sauna & swimming pool)
  • 1:1 psychological support & health & wellbeing coaching
  • Educational talks with experts including raw food preparation classes

How have our clients benefited from an Amchara retreat?




Read our Trip Advisor reviews…

Amchara Somerset, UK

Amchara Gozo, Malta

Just book it, you won’t be disappointed

“What a wonderful place. The staff are the best, continually looking after you, offering advice and helping you to achieve your goals. The treatments are a real bonus, everything on offer is top quality and guaranteed to make you feel fantastic. Yoga in the morning and evening is the perfect way to start and end the day.”

Jackie, April 2022
A fantastic experience

“Wonderful supportive staff. We had constant monitoring and attention. Our health was always the priority. Great accommodation. Met lovely like-minded people there as well. Yoga and walks all tailored to detoxification and wellbeing. It was the ‘pause/reset button’ I needed. Never any pressure. Protocols were personally tailored.’

Maureen, May 2022
My life-changing happy place

“My third and definitely not final visit. I arrived with high blood pressure, overweight and exhausted. I left with excellent blood pressure, lighter and relaxed. Amchara is my happy place. Staff knowledgeable and discuss detailed personal health and lifestyle advice for your stay and beyond.”

Myob, September 2021

Optional extras to enhance your stay

Over time, undigested waste accumulates in the colon, leading to reduced ability to absorb essential nutrients and increasing the risk of a hampered immune function. Cleansing your colon improves your health by removing toxins and easing your bowel movements, allowing for increased energy, kickstarting weight loss and encouraging a whole body detox.

To reach optimal health, you can include our optional super-supplementation range in your Personalised Health plan. We offer highly nutritional supplements on retreat including wheatgrass, blue-green algae, Aloe ferox, spirulina, turmeric, reishi mushroom, maca and mineral blend. Our Health Practitioners can work with you to develop a specific supplement programme to suit your needs.

The rhythmic strokes and pressure applied to muscles, tissues and organs during a massage can help stimulate the circulatory system, releasing toxins from the body and aiding in the detoxification process.

We also offer specialised reiki sessions, which can encourage healing and mobility in the body, whilst reducing feelings of stress and anxiety.

Health and emotional support can help you make a long-lasting, positive change to your health outcomes on your journey to optimal health.

We will review your current lifestyle and food habits and work with you to create a Personalised Health plan to suit your individual needs. Our retreats offer a variety of healthy food options, including raw, vegan, vegetarian and Paleolithic choices. You also have the option of soups, smoothies, juices and broths if you prefer a deeper detox or wish to fast.

To help you facilitate change and identify ways to incorporate your new healthy lifestyle habits when you return home, you can benefit from 1:1 coaching, hypnotherapy and neuro linguistic programming (NLP).

  • Health Mentoring
  • Aromatherapy Massage
  • Lymphatic Drainage Massage
  • Emotional Support and NLP Coaching
  • Colonic Hydrotherapy
  • Swedish Massage
  • Deep Tissue Massage
  • Hot Stone Massage
  • Sugar Body Scrub
  • Reflexology Foot Massage
  • Blissful Head Massage
  • Reiki
Find out more about our treatments

Tailored nutrition – changing your relationship with food

In the Western world our food has changed more in the last 60 years than in the previous 10,000.

Research has shown that combinations of sugar and fat can be addictive and committing to healthy dietary changes can be challenging.

Bad habits around these foods, and other addictive substances, are quick to form and hard to break.

Your retreat will offer a variety of healthy food choices including raw, vegan, and Palaeolithic eating plans. Deeper detoxes may incorporate broths, soups, smoothies, juices as well as juice cleansing or water fasting.

All our food is freshly prepared and organic wherever possible.

We will review your current lifestyle and nutritional choices and work with you to create a Personalised Health plan.

Developing permanent healthy habits is supported with effective strategies including:

  • Working on a 1:1 basis with your Personalised Health practitioner and support coach to understand your food triggers.
  • Creating positive options by adding in enjoyable, appealing alternatives.
  • Exploring mindfulness principles to teach you to create a gap between the stimulus and response.
  • Participating in health educational workshops and food demonstrations to help you make the change process sustainable in your everyday life.

Your health team will work with you to create your tailored nutrition plan for your retreat and after you leave, helping you ‘Change for Good’.

Find out more about tailored nutrition

Fasting – The Ultimate Detox

Fasting facilitates powerful, rapid and safe detoxification and stimulates the body’s natural healing processes. There are many types of fasting – our Personalised Health team will discuss which type is suitable for you, dependent on your personal medical history and health goals.

Why Fast?

When you fast your body goes into ketosis, which means you draw energy from your natural energy reserves – fat – rather than from food.

One key advantage of fasting is it reduces IGF-1, an immune marker that has been associated with increased risk of cancer, arthritis and diabetes.

Your body has a number of mechanisms to naturally detox, but over time toxins can build up. Fasting as part of your detox retreat can boost your body’s immune system, brain function and metabolism, as well as improving the health of your skin and helping you lose weight.

Working with your Personalised Health team can help kickstart your journey to optimal health.

Find out more about fasting
Two stunning locations

Somerset, UK

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Improve your health & vitality at Amchara’s rural 19th
Century country Manor in the stunning Somerset

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Gozo, Malta

Enjoy the ultimate detox in the sun on the historic
island of Gozo; Europe’s best kept secret.

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Further personalising your stay

Enhance your experience with our 360° health tests

To support you to achieve 360° optimal health we operate a series of functional tests and can produce a personalised health plan that is tailored to your needs and goals. These advanced tests are not readily available on the NHS and include urine, saliva, blood and stool analysis. The different packages we offer can examine your hormones, gut health and genetic health in detail. Your tests are sent to our partner laboratory for results processing, allowing us to identify your unique ‘fingerprint’ of health.

Once we understand your lifestyle and functional health needs, your Personalised Health Practitioner can provide you with a long-term nutrition and lifestyle solution that works for your unique needs.

Find out more about our 360° health tests

What our clients say

New beginnings and new experiences. If that is what you want then nothing beats Amchara. From the beautiful setting in the gorgeous English countryside in a stunning house dating back to the 1600’s, to the phenomenal people taking care of every little detail. Everyone was SUPER lovely and make you feel so welcome. The food and juices are so delicious and fresh everyday. Evenings are super cosy by fire watching movies loafing on big comfy sofas. Will 100% go back!!! Thank you Amchara.

Ali, Amchara Somerset, March 2019

Went to have a real break and get away from everything, it was fantastic – calm, healthy food (delicious) and wonderful walks and yoga. Very comfortable and I feel SO much better after only one week – thank you Amchara – really hope I will be able to come again.

Garbo, Amchara Gozo, January 2019

Love the place, this is my third visit at Amchara. It is food for the soul and can be an amazing life-changing experience for those who want to learn about how to improve their wellbeing and health..

Karen, Amchara Somerset, February 2019

After a consultation with Alex the naturopath, I decided to do a juice fast, which was perfect for me. I never felt hungry: on the contrary, the juices were really energising. At each juice time, all the naturopaths were on hand to deal with any questions. I also undertook some treatments: reiki and a signature facial. Liz, the reiki specialist, has truly magical and healing hands. I am very grateful to her. Rose gave the most delightful facial. Gozo itself is easy to explore from the retreat and has lots of interesting sites, including the magnificent citadel. The retreat organises walks, but it is fine to explore by oneself too.

Molly, Amchara Gozo, January 2019

My daughter has health challenges and doing a detox makes her feel more empowered with her health. The staff were amazing, helpful, caring and kind to us. Met some great people there and hearing other people’s health challenges made us feel we’re not so alone. Does us both the world of good, gives us a break from everyday living and a reboot. I would definitely recommend to anyone.

Brenda, Amchara Somerset, March 2019

New beginnings and new experiences. If that is what you want then nothing beats Amchara. From the beautiful setting in the gorgeous English countryside in a stunning house dating back to the 1600’s, to the phenomenal people taking care of every little detail. Everyone was SUPER lovely and make you feel so welcome. The food and juices are so delicious and fresh everyday. Evenings are super cosy by fire watching movies loafing on big comfy sofas. Will 100% go back!!! Thank you Amchara.

Rita, Amchara Gozo, February 2019