As I prepare for my trip to the Amchara Health Retreat on the island of Gozo just off Malta, I’m reminded of the journey I began, way back in 2003, when I was diagnosed with M.E./CFS, after suffering from burnout for many years.

The first thing that came to mind, after the diagnosis, was that my body was understandably feeling the effects of years of abuse, mentally and physically, and was literally shutting down.

Apart from the severe exhaustion, which at times led to me spending weeks in bed or on the sofa, my brain was fuzzy all the time, my muscles ached constantly, my joints permanently painful, and my gut and digestive system just couldn’t cope with anything that I put into it.

The M.E. was my body’s way of showing me that if I didn’t start helping my body to work in the efficient way it was made to work, it would shut down altogether.

Fair play! After all, I’d had plenty of warnings over the years with the many bouts of burnout I’d experienced whilst working in the corporate world!

I very soon realised that I needed to, and in fact was forced to, take a big step back to basics in EVERY area of my life, in order to heal my body. I did lots of research, changed my lifestyle in lots of different ways and healed my mind and my body. For about 4 years my health was a bit like a rollercoaster, very up and down, but after that time I stopped having any sort of relapses at all and have never looked back.

I only wish I’d been able to go to a place like the Amchara Health Retreat all those years ago because I know it would have saved me many years of trying to discover ways to heal my body, getting the treatments I needed to do so, and learning how to change my life for the better, for good!

You see, Amchara is like a holistic one stop shop, and is for anyone who wishes to change their physical health, emotional wellbeing and lifestyle for the better.

Because every person is different, Amchara’s Naturopathic Health experts tailor programs to suit each individual’s needs and can be designed to include:

  • Juice or Water Fasting
  • Freshly Prepared Healthy Food
  • Active Exercise Classes
  • Meditation
  • Yoga
  • State of the Art Health Tests
  • 1:1 Psychological Support
  • 1:1 Health & Wellbeing Coaching
  • Colonics and Coffee Enemas
  • Spa Facilities
  • Health Treatments
  • Fresh Supplements

By visiting the Amchara Health Retreat you get a week, or two, of intense and focused healing, as well as regular educational talks, like the ones I’ll be doing whilst I’m there, which will not only inspire you but also give you the information you need to continue with your journey to optimum health after your return home.

Amchara’s motto is ‘Change for Good’, which is what I did after my diagnosis of M.E./CFS. I only wish I’d had the opportunity of learning just some of what I learnt over 4 years in just one or two weeks with the Amchara team!

Visit the Amchara Health Retreat, Malta website here

Free Massage

If you would like to book a stay at the Amchara Health Retreat in Gozo, please email me on, as I’m able to get you a free massage during your stay.

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