Highwood Health Retreat
At Highwood we are committed to offer you the widest choice of quality natural treatments for health restoration with a team of gifted, trained therapists.
Upon your arrival at Highwood, our team will conduct a careful individual assessment of your health requirements and will tailor a program to suit your needs. The programme’s details will depend on your condition(s), length of stay and personal goals and concerns. It usually involves the following:
Deep Tissue Massage
Massage that works on deep tissue and muscle layers. Relieves muscle strain, tension, congestion and helps repair muscle and tissue damage. Your therapist will pay special attention to problem areas as requested.
Swedish Style Massage
A full body massage that works on soft tissue and muscles using gentle strokes to improve circulation. Helps relieve aches and pains in the neck, shoulders, back legs and arms. Also helps relieve stress and anxiety, improving mental outlook for maximal health recovery.
Hot Pack and Massage
Relaxes muscles and improves circulation with hot packs followed by massage. Works great for relieving sore or tight muscles and relaxation. Your therapist will pay special attention to problem areas as requested.
Massage concentrating on relieving tension in the neck, shoulders, back and chest using a mix of deep tissue and relaxation techniques.
Melts away stress and tension and assists in relaxation in order to improve recovery.
Spa Bath or FIR sauna with Cold Mitten Friction
Super cleansing and detox process accelerates healing and restoration. The dry FIR sauna or warm spa bath is used to warm the body in preparation for an invigorating organ tonic, this treatment helps improve immune function, circulatory function and metabolism.
This treatment increases local blood and lymph circulation, has a positive effect on inflammation processes and powerfully stimulates the immune system.
Hot Pack Treatment
This treatment is excellent for certain specific organ conditions involving pain, inflammation, cramping or muscle spasm. A series of moist hot packs for several minutes, followed by brief, vigorous applications of cold. The treatment is effective in relieving congestion, joint pain, nerve pain, chest and head conditions, etc.
Wet Sheet Pack
Better than any tranquilizer, this treatment relieves insomnia, restlessness indigestion and fever. First, a salt glow stimulates circulation and cleanses the skin and pores. Then a cold sheet and blanket wrap stimulates blood flow, followed quickly by warmth, relaxing the body and inducing sleep. It also cleanses and detoxifies by removing large quantities of impurities through the skin.
This treatment is best for inflamed joints and painful muscles (including back pain). Ice is applied on the painful area in a circular motion. This ultimately stimulates blood flow.
Hot Foot Bath
This beneficial treatment is used for a variety of conditions including relief of headache, lung or pelvic congestion, and other areas of the body.
Fever therapy in a hot spa bath induces a fever by gradually increasing body temperature over a short period of time to increase white blood cell count, and activity, increase blood flow to the skin to facilitate waste removal and stimulate immune cells in the tissues. This treatment is indicated for conditions that include chronic fatigue syndrome, candidiasis, cancer, arthritis, influenza, etc.
Clay Body Wrap
Clay, because of its mixture of active minerals, draws impurities from the body into the clay. The warm, fine clay applied to the entire body removes impurities and toxins, balances minerals, cleanses and relaxes the body. The Clay Body Wrap is a very important component in detox therapy. The Clay Body Wrap is used for arthritis, eczema and psoriasis, and helps with weight loss.
An invigorating salt and coconut oil rub that boosts circulation followed by a spa bath that leaves your skin feeling renewed and silky smooth.
A relaxing, soothing experience, good for when you are tense, anxious, tired, depressed or just feeling old!
Other Available Treatments
Our team is available to discuss your needs or consult with you during your entire stay. They will carefully monitor your progress during your stay and seek to investigate the causes of any of your ailments that are still poorly understood.
Highwood also provides practical hands-on cooking each week with recipe handouts so that you can learn how to make simple, wholesome and tasteful food.