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Mandy Elliott

L.H.C., Dip C.H., M.I.P.C.H.

Mandy is a qualified colonic hydrotherapist and a very experienced homeopathic practitioner. She is also a lecturer at the South Downs School of Homeopathy. Mandy has an enormous passion for complete health and loves combining homeopathy with colonics, creating a very holistic treatment. She became interested in complimentary medicine 15 years ago when she was diagnosed with having candida albicans – a yeast imbalance. This discovery changed her life as it introduced her to how fantastic you can feel by changing your diet and by using colonics to eliminate toxic waste.

Mandy met Jem in 2001 when participating on one of the detox retreats he was facilitating in Portugal. Realising they shared a desire to create retreats where they could set and ensure exceptionally high standards, they decided to join forces. Mandy has been running retreats both with Jem and on her own ever since.

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Jem Friar

N.C., I.I.S.T., I.S.T.Y.M., I.T.E.C., S.P.

Jem organises detox retreats in the UK and around the world and is also well known for his unique Personal Detox coaching programs. He is a qualified Naturopathic Consultant and a very experienced fasting and detox facilitator. He has been facilitating detox retreats since 2000, safely guiding literally thousands of people through the detox process.

Jem first began working in the Detox World in the summer of 2000, when he led juice fasting and yoga retreats at Moinhos Velhos in Portugal. He facilitated the detox retreats there for 2 years. It was because of his experience there, where he saw how much deeper, faster and more effective the healing and positive change processes could be during a Detox, that he decided to specialise in this method of healing.

“When someone is really supported going through a Detox, on the physical, emotional, mental and spiritual levels, change and healing can be profound” – Jem

In 2004, Jem managed the world famous Spa Samui, fasting and detox health spa in Thailand. He has since worked with several Detox retreat companies across Europe and regularly runs Vitality Detox Retreats with Mandy Elliot, as well as his own Personal Detox Coaching retreats in the UK.

In 2007, he was filmed as part of the detox team in the “Spa of Embarrassing Illnesses 3″ TV series. In 2008, he was also in the “Spa of Weight Loss for Life ” TV series.

Jem is also an excellent bodyworker. He originally began his career in alternative health over 25 years ago, back in 1989, when he began training in various bodywork skills. He has trained and qualified in Naturopathy, McTimoney Chiropractic, Thai Massage, Spineworks, ITEC Holistic massage, Sports massage, Remedial massage, Psych-K, Indian Head massage and Reiki. Beyond this, Jem is a yoga teacher, teaching an eclectic Hatha Yoga style. He has been practising yoga for over 20 years. He also practices and teaches chi gung and meditation.

Jem has a keen fascination in other countries and cultures, having spent 14 years travelling and working his way around the world. He was a professional musician and played the Didgeridoo professionally for several years. He does co-counselling, is training to be a life coach, practises meditation, yoga, chi gung and tai chi and has a deep love for being out in nature.

Jem is also very passionate about making positive changes on a planetary level, in the realms of environmental sustainability, social justice and spiritual fulfillment. He is trained as a “Be the Change Symposium Facilitator”. For more info go