3 - 9 Day Stress Management & Wellbeing Retreats

Stress needs to be managed effectively for its impact to remains possitive. Physical and Mental Wellbeing are essential parts of overall wellbeing and stress can make a big impact on both. 

Hoogland's holistic, integrative approach to stress managment and treatment of burn-out make us leaders in the field since 1977

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Hoogland's Holistic Approach to Stress Management

Sometimes underlying health problems are not diagnosed effectively because doctors don't have enough time to spend with the patient as a whole, or don't have the necessary equipment on site to ensure quick and appropriate testing. Dr André is passionate about health, and is revered the world over for the thorough, caring way in which he approaches every individual. His on-site laboratory is constantly expanding to ensure that he is able to offer up to date testing quickly and cost effectively.

Hoogland has over 35 years of experience in enhancing health, and our homely atmosphere is a welcome break from the usual formal and huried corporate environment.

A peaceful, caring haven nestled in the beautiful Schurveberg mountains, Hoogland is a Destination Spa like no other. With a team of dedicated health professionals we, will make every visit hugely beneficial for long-term health, wellness and productivity.

3  Day Stress Managment & Wellbeing Retreat

Rates valid to 30 September 2017

*U$ Rates may vary depending on current exchange rates - the rate used here is R 13.60/U$

3 Day: Standard: R 9 175pp (U$ 675pp*)  Member (frequent visitor): R 8 650pp (U$ 640pp*)

These holistic packages include:

complete physical wellbeing assessment  Everything from our core package, the Relaxing Retreat

  Clinical Examination with either a medical doctor or a homoeopath

Comprehensive Physical Wellbeing assessment  One Holistic Physical Wellbeing Assessment combining the varied expertise of our health care professionals. This may include:

      • Posture Assessment
      • Fitness Assessment
      • Proprioception Assessment
      • Flexibility
      • Muscle Tone & Balance
      • Body composition
      • Blood pressure, oxygen saturation and heart rate
      • Stress Test
 Complete Blood and Urinalysis. Blood tests at our in-house laboratory including: blood count, blood sugar, cholesterol, liver functions, kidney functions, organ integrity test, calcium, magnesium, phosphorus, electrolytes

Medical Consultations Two Additional Consultations with any one of the following:

      • Holistic Medical Doctor
      • Biokineticist
      • Physiotherapist
      • Psychologist
      • Nutritionist
      • Personal Trainer
      • Stress Counsellor
      • Life Coach
      • Chiropractor
      • Homoeopath
      • Hypnotherapist
      • Traditional Healer

Massage One Full Body Massage

Massage Iketla Hand Massage

Massage Iketla Foot Massage

At Hoogland, we pride ourselved in treating all guests as unique, individual human beings. Treatments included in the various packages serve as guidelines only, and may be exchanged for other treatments or therapies on offer with the difference in price being added or credited on the final invoice. The Health & Wellbeing Co-ordinators work with guests on a daily basis to ensure the best possible experience.

 

 6 Day Stress Management and Wellbeing Retreat

Rates valid until 30 September 2017

*U$ Rates may vary depending on current exchange rates - the rate used here is R 13.60/U$

Standard: R 14 700pp (U$ 1 085pp*)   Member (frequent visitor): R 13 750pp (U$ 1 015*)

This holistic package includes:

Relaxing Retreat Everything from our core package, the Relaxing Retreat

Relaxing Retreat  Clinical Examination withe either a medical doctor or a homoeopath

  One Holistic Physical Wellbeing Assessment combining the varied expertise of our health care professionals. This may include:

      • Posture Assessment
      • Fitness Assessment
      • Proprioception Assessment
      • Flexibility
      • Muscle Tone and Balance
      • Body Composition
      • Blood Pressure, oxygen saturation and heart rate
      • Stress Test
Complete Blood and Urinalysis. Blood tests at our in-house laboratory including: blood count, blood sugar, cholesterol, liver functions, kidney functions, organ integrity test, calcium, magnesium, phosphorus, electrolytes

Nutritionist Three Consultations with any one of the following:

      • Holistic Medical Doctor
      • Biokineticist
      • Physiotherapist
      • Phsychologist
      • Nutritionist
      • Personal Trainer
      • Stress Counsellor
      • Life Coach
      • Chiropractor
      • Homoeopath
      • Hypnotherapist
      • Traditional Healer

Massages Two Full Body Massages

Massage One Iketla Hand Massage

Massage One Iketla Foot Massage

At Hoogland, we pride ourselved in treating all guests as unique, individual human beings. Treatments included in the various packages serve as guidelines only, and may be exchanged for other treatments or therapies on offer with the difference in price being added or credited on the final invoice. The Health & Wellbeing Co-ordinators work with guests on a daily basis to ensure the best possible experience.

9 Day Stress Management and Wellbeing Retreat

Rates valid until 30 September 2017

*U$ rates may vary depending on current exchange rates - the rate used here is R13.60/U$

Standard: R 19 650pp (U$ 1 445pp*)   Members (frequent visitors): R 18 375pp (U$ 1 355pp*)

This holistic package includes:

Relaxing Retreat Everything from our core package, the Relaxing Retreat

Holistic Medical Clinical Examination with either a medical doctor or a homoeopath

One Holistic Physical Wellbeing Assessment combining the varied expertise of our health care professionals. This may include:

      • Posture Assessment
      • Fitness Assessment
      • Proprioception Assessment
      • Flexibility
      • Muscle Tone and Balance
      • Body Composition
      • Blood Pressure, Oxygen Saturation and Heart Rate
      • Stress Test
Comprehensive Blood and Urinalysis. Blood tests at our in-house laboratory including: blood count, blood sugar, cholesterol, liver functions, kidney functions, organ integrity test, calcium, magnesium, phosphorus, electrolytes

wellbeing consultations Four Consultations with any of the following:

      • Holistic Medical Doctor
      • Biokineticist
      • Physiotherapist
      • Psychologist
      • Nutritionist
      • Personal Trainer
      • Stress counsellor
      • Life Coach
      • Chiropractor
      • Homoeopath
      • Hypnotherapist
      • Traditional Healer

Massage Three Full Body Massage

Wellness One Iketla Foot Massage

Wellness One Iketla Hand Massage

Holistic, Integrative Stress Management Programme

As holistic destination spa, the emphasis at Hoogland is to treat each person as a complete and remarkable human being. With the help of your Health & Wellbeing Co-ordinator who is available throughout the day, guests are encouraged to adjust the programme to meet indivudual goals and needs.

Our daily programme of group activities allows for enough flexible time in-between, and it is up to each guest to decide whether they feel like attending any activity or rather do something else.

Follow this link to read more about a typical day.

Some preparation may be beneficial before arrival. The doctor may request certain medical reports and test to ensure that underlying physiological factors can be addressed adequately, and if Hypnosis is going to form part of your course, additional preparation before arrival will have a significant impact.

Our Team

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Health and Wellbeing Co-ordinator

Health & Wellbeing Co-ordinator

Our knowledgeable, caring team of Health and Wellbeing Co-ordinators are available daily from 7am to 4pm to gently guide guests through the programme and to help make changes to the package where necessary to help meet personal goals. Chatting to the co-ordinator is relaxed and informal, with no limit placed on guests on the number of visits per day.

The Wellbeing Co-ordinator is available for daily measurements of blood pressure, pulse, weight, blood-oxygen levels, blood sugar (when needed)

The Wellbeing Co-ordinator will schedule appointments for guests with our various experts as requisted or required. 

Holistic Medical Doctor

Holistic Medical Doctor

Our medical doctors are can assist in providing clear guidelines and working out a program to suit your individual needs. Each guest is thoroughly assessed, and medical investigations are as comprehensive as possible.

This will include going through existing reports and spending additional time finding the best solutions to the causes of weight management problems, rather than treating weight as a separate issue.

Read more about our Health and Wellbeing Practitioners here

 

On-site-laboratory

On-Site Laboratory

With the benefit of our on-site laboratory, results of a variety of blood and urine tests are available very quickly. This allows the medical team to address underlying health problems speedily, or re-assure guests when all is in order.

Hoogland does not test thyroid function on site, as the metabolic test will indicate if there is any metabolic abnormalities. Should there be a need to test thyroid functions, an off-site laboratory will provide results within 2 days.

 

To meet our Health & Wellbeing Team, click here

Nutrition and Meals

Nutrition and Metabolic

Nutritionist

Our in-house Nutritionists have many years experience in providing guests with tailor-made, healthy eating plans and advise.

Consultations with the Nutritionists assist guests in understanding each individual's unique nutritional needs. They assist in guiding guests towards better eating plans using their personal likes, dislikes and circumstances as the foundation to ensure long term success.

Metabolic Tests

Your BMR (Basal Metabolic Rate) is an estimate of how many calories you'd burn if you were to do nothing but rest for 24 hours. It represents the minimum amount of energy needed to keep your body functioning, including breathing and keeping your heart beating

The first metabolic test is done on the morning after arrival. It is important to do the test as early as possible in the morning prior to any meals or activity to get as accurate a measure of Basal Metabolic Rate. This is an excellent indicator of metabolic health and will provide a guideline for diet and exercise planning to acheive weight goals.

Hoogland is one of very few private institutions where metabolic rate can be measured scientifically. Follow-up metabolic tests are helpful to see improvement in metabolic rate during or at the end of the programme.

Cooking and Nutrition DemonstrationCooking Demonstrations

Hoogland's practical food demonstration share our wonderful, tasty, healthy and simple recipes, which you will enjoy at home, sharing with family and friends. 

Hoogland's recipes are based on seasonal, fresh and readily available ingredients. Our cooking is sugar-free and low in salt but high in taste.

Guests often request recipes on departure for day to day success and enjoyment at home.

  

Fasting for WellnessWater-Fasting

A period of at least 3 days of water-fasting at the start of the progamme can be hugely beneficial. Water-fasting is not compulsary and the Health & Wellbeing consultant discusses this option with each individual guest before a supervised fast commences. 

 

 

 

 

Exercise and Physical Therapy

Physiotherapist - Biokineticist

Physiotherapist and Biokeneticist

Carrying some excess weight leads to posture problems, joint pain and reduced mobility. Guests are encouraged to work with a physiotherapist or biokeneticist to address these problems early in the programme and keep up exercises to maximise the benefits of all Hoogland has to offer.

 

  

  

Exercises Aqua Aerobics

Exercise Classes and Personal Trainers

Physical Activity and Exercise Classes form an essential part of any weight management programme. Most people have a Basal Metabolic Rate (BMR) of between 1 000 Cal/day and 2300 Cal/day. A kilogram of human adipose tissue can provide 7 700 Calories. This means if you eat absolutely nothing, but remain passive, it will take between 3 - 7 days to lose 1 kg of fat.

Adding some physical activity to the mix changes things dramatically. Combining our morning and afternoon walks can add as much as 1 250 Cal to the energy used by a 100 kg guest, the yoga class about 250, the Aqua Aerobics about 450 Cal. This does not take into account the inefficiency of exercise, and a lot more energy is lost through heat. Walking around the sprawling Hoogland building, climbing some stairs, attending dance classes or other workshops, doing the hydro cycle etc all add up to total energy usage and a full day spent being physically active can easily add 4 000 Cal to the daily energy use of a 100kg guest. This will be slightly less for a lighter person, and slightly more for a heavier person but means that it becomes possible to lose 1kg of actual body fat per day, and some guests have acheived more.

Additional benefits of exercise and physical activity include:

      • Improved circulation
      • General improvement of Wellbeing
      • Improved Memory
      • Improved Mood
      • Improved Tone
      • Improved Cardio Vascular Fitness
      • Improved Blood Sugar Balance
      • Improved Bone Density
      • Reduced LDL Cholestrol
      • Increased Lymph Drainage

 Read more about Exercise at Hoogland Here

Motivational and Emotional Support

Mindful Eating and MeditationPsychologist

Mindful Eating Training is a very effective long-term solution to maintaining a healthy weight while enjoying your food more.

Mindful eating involves paying full attention to the experience of eating and drinking, both inside and outside the body. We pay attention to the colors, smells, textures, flavors, temperatures, and even the sounds of our food. We pay attention to the experience of the body. Where in the body do we feel hunger? Where do we feel satisfaction? What does half-full feel like, or three quarters full?

  

 

Pshychotherapy For Wellness and Weight Loss

Psychotherapy

Picking up some weight in a world where food is abundant and the lifestyle increasingly passive, is quite normal. Very large gains and losses can have underlying medical or more often, emotional causes. Emotional weaknesses such as poor self image makes the effort to maintain appropriate body weight very challenging.

Our therapists have extensive experience in this field, they are practical, down to earth and very realistic and are able to teach a number of tools effectively for long term success.

 

  

Life Coaching

Life Coaching

Life coaches aren’t counselors or therapists; they are not qualified to diagnose or treat mental health matters. They also aren’t necessarily experts–in fact, they don't claim to be. But they do aim to train clients to reach goals instead of dreaming about them, and those objectives can include weight loss.

The trend of including life coaches in weight managment is increasing world-wide as it improves the lives of many. 

 

  

Hypnotherapy

Hypnotherapy 

Hypnosis is an excellent proven tool in weight management. With exeperienced hyphotherapists in a professional setting this treatment has many benefits with no real risk or side effects. 

 

 

 

  

Supportive Therapies

Hydro Therapy CycleHydro-Therapy-Cycle

The cyclical therapeutic use of Exercise - Massage -  Heat Treatment - Cold Therapy - Rest is an affective way of improving circulation, keeping activity levels up and getting rid of many of the fat-soluble toxins that are released as guests lose weight.

Guests have unlimited access to all hydro facilities from 7am to 7pm daily, including saunas, steam rooms, steam cabinets, sitzbaths, jet pools, exercise pools, cold pools and jacuzzis. 

For more about the hydro cycle, read here...

 

Therapeutic-

Therapeutic Massage Treatments

Therapeutic Massage Therapies have many important supportive properties, and guests are encouraged to work a few into their stay.

Benefits of massage include:

            • Relaxation and Stress Reduction
            • Improved Circulation
            • Lowered Blood Pressure
            • Improved Immunity

 

Labyrinths for Weight Management

Labyrinths

Labyrinths are ancient symbols for healing and a path to renewal. Guests walk it as part of a Weight Management Package for light activity and meditation.

Read more about our various labyrinths here