[dropcap size=big]T[/dropcap]he five-star Healthouse Las Dunas resort in Spain has created a quit smoking retreat for people looking to improve their lifestyle.
The seven-day Anti-Tobacco programme will see guests undergo a blood pressure check, tests for lung functionality, tobacco levels, nicotine and carbon monoxide levels, and electrical activity in the heart.
This information is then used to help tailor the course to each person’s needs and to motivate them in giving up smoking.
Aside from medical analysis, each guest will experience treatments to help relax and feel healthier.
These include oxygen therapy to increase the O2 levels in the body’s tissues, acupuncture to reduce cravings and alleviate withdrawal symptoms, massage and yoga. They will also have four sessions with a psychiatrist.
Following a one-on-one consultation with a nutritionist, a menu will be created by head chef Tim van Buchem and Michelin-starred consultant Andoni Luis Aduriz, using ingredients believed to help suppress nicotine cravings.
Vitamin-rich, detoxing alkaline foods will help support the immune system – dishes range from lemon chicken with yellow beetroot and almonds, to scallops with cauliflower purée and daikon cress.
Between meals guests will consume herbal teas and natural supplement drinks to “flush out unwanted toxins”.
Guests also have access to the Healthhouse’s extensive spa facilities, which include Turkish baths, snow cabins, salt rooms, hydrotherapy pools, swimming pools and a gym. The hotel has 55 suites.
With help from UK pharmacies, a personalised after-care programme is also in place to help guests avoid slipping back into old habits when they get home.
The seven-day Anti-Tobacco retreat costs £2,880 per person.