Parkhotel Igls, Austria: spa review.
This ultra-smart, minimalist spa revolves around the Mayr method, which serves up reduced portions of super-healthy food that you're encouraged to chew until it has a mush-like consistency (to aid digestion) and finish eating long before you go to bed (for the same reason). Do it all in the Bavarian countryside, surrounded by beautiful rolling hills.
Lanserhof Tegernsee, Germany – spa review.
This is the spot to go if you are determined once and for all to lose weight – superb meals are heavily calorie-controlled and on the Kings' Way programme, you can undergo 91 treatments over nine days: vitamin infusions, liver cleanses, lymphatic drainage and more.
This medi-spa, high in the Austrian mountains, also touts the Mayr clinic as the best detox to follow. But not only does the Modern Mayr programme promise to help you lose weight, it also tackles everything from stress to insomnia. Every guest is prescribed a particular diet and leaves with a folder of information that should help them stay on track after checking out.
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