The LifeCo Frequently Asked Questions
Why should I detox/cleanse?
In this modern life we are exposed to polluted air, stress and passive life, consuming processed foods, additives and many other factors cause accumulation of toxins in our bodies. Therefore we shall detox twice a year in order to get rid off those toxins. We should detoxify in order to; age slower & healthier, lose weight, increase energy, improve our skin quality, improve our quality of life, enhance immune system function, prevent chronic diseases and of course for our mental & emotional clarity.
How many days should I do the Detox / Healthy Nutrition Program?
You can do certain type of detox programs for the period of time that you wish; however to have effective results we recommend for you to do minimum of 3-4 to 10 days.
What is included in the program? Any therapies included in the program? What are extras I can purchase additionally?
In Standard Detox & Healthy Nutrition Program; your accommodation, daily meals & nutrition, daily activities such as morning walks, yoga & meditation sessions (two times a day), doctor consultation, oxygen, turbosonic, luminette therapies such as, daily use of “Angel of Water” (colon cleansing – self service), daily use of facilities (pool, steam room, infrared sauna, Turkish hammam and gym) is included.
Some other supporting therapies such as beauty therapies; skin care, slimming therapies, massage therapies, i.e or well-aging therapies, health protocols are not included in the standard program.
First, you should purchase your Standard Detox Package which includes your accomodation, meals & nutrition and some daily activities. On top of this you can purchase extra paid therapies or protocols that would support your detox experience.
We suggest you to get in contact with one of our centers for further information.
How will I decide which detox/healthy nutrition program to do?
When you first arrive to our center, you will receive a detailed presentation by our Detox Program Managers regarding the programs and the therapies. Together by analyzing your health form, the most suitable program will be chosen for you during this presentation. In addition, after the presentation you will be given your hourly schedule until the day of your check-out.
Do the Healthy Nutrition Programs cost the same as the Detox Programs?
All of the 6 programs – Detox Programs & Healthy Nutritional Programs – are priced as the same.
When should I come and what is the right time to plan my detox / healthy nutrition program?
There are no specific dates recommended to start the detox. We do recommend for you to do a pre-detox at least for 3-4 days before coming to our facilities. Our program starts at 8.00 am in the morning. We suggest for you to arrive the night before you start the program in order to start the morning rested and refreshed. If you arrive the night before you start your detox, we do not charge anything extra for the accommodation. The bill will be settled depending on the days of detox that you do.
In all our centers ourare available 12 months.
Can I smoke in the premises? Is it forbidden to smoke in the detox period?
While you are on the detox program, the habit of smoking decreases by itself. We recommend for you to not to smoke within this period. It is not allowed to smoke in the common areas.
Will I be able to quit my bad habbits (smoking, alcohol, eating snacks etc.)?
The Detox programs that we offer with the assistance our program managers and other extra therapies that you might have, will be effective in the long run.
I want to give a detox program to a friend as a gift. Is it possible?
Of course; after making the payment, we can send your friend a gift certificate.
Are there any contraindications for fasting and colonics?
Absolutely, not everyone can fast and participate in colon cleansing.
I have a certain illness/a certain medication that I use regularly. Can I do a detox?
In order for you to give the decision we would like you to consult our doctor. You may call/send a detailed e-mail regarding your health condition and our doctors will be in touch with you on a short notice.
Do I continue taking my medication during the cleanse?
We never recommend that you stop taking medication during a cleanse as it can be dangerous. Our highly experienced Detox & Wellbeing consultants will help to guide you with the best decisions regarding your health and holistic and dietary recommendations will be made.
Can I cleanse if I have Diabetes?
Yes you can. Type-2 diabetes emerges as a direct consequence of poor diet and unhealthy life-style habits, it can be reversed by modifying the diet and other lifestyle components. The duration depends upon the person’s willingness, 7 days is good for balancing hormones and blood sugar values, however at least 14 days is needed for a complete impact. Full fasting or juice fasts can be a wonderful remedy for type-2 diabetes.
Our highly experienced Detox & Wellbeing consultants & doctors will help to guide you with the best dietary recommendations will be made. In The LifeCo we do have 3 different programs for Diabeties Type-2, Pre-Diabeties and Diabeties (Type-1) Please check our website for more information.
We so also recommend you to watch the wonderful documentary on diabeties; “Simply Raw: Reversing Diabetes in 30 days”
Will cleansing help with my skin problems?
In holistic health we recommend treating all skin conditions by cleaning the digestive tract and liver, during your stay you will meet with our holistic health practitioner who can make recommendations for you to continue with once you leave the retreat.
Do you have a Doctor onsite?
Yes we do. When you first arrive to our center, you will have a consultation by our holistic doctor/practitioner and receive a detailed presentation by our detox & wellbeing consultant regarding the therapies & programs. They’ll be ready to answer your questions & help you at anytime you need.
Both our practitioner & wellbeing consultant will look through your pre-screening information and advise you accordingly about which program is the most suitable to meet your needs as well as making holistic recommendations for the future that can assist with any issues that may need addressing.
What if I have High Blood pressure or High Cholesterol?
We have many guests who come to our retreat with high cholesterol and hypertension; in fact, many of them come to fast specifically to help with these issues. Every morning you will have your blood pressure checked by one of our specialized consultants.
Although fasting usually will drastically reduce high blood pressure, we never recommend that anybody stop taking their medication for this condition.
Cleansing has also been known to indirectly help with issues regarding high cholesterol as the whole process helps to clean the blood and liver, thereby improving the body’s ability to digest and break down fats and lipids.
We have experienced and trained staff on hand to help with any questions or concerns you may have regarding these issues as well as extra services to help you plan an individual exercise and dietary routine to bring about greater balance, health and vitality to your life, should you feel a more in-depth analysis is necessary.
Can I cleanse if I’m taking Anti-depressants?
We would never recommend that you stop taking any prescribed medication whilst doing a cleanse, especially anti-depressants. However, there are special times to take the medication so it won’t be absorbed by the cleansing drinks that we give to you.
Can I fast if I’m menstruating?
It is no problem to participate in a cleansing program if you are menstruating and any extreme change in your diet can affect your menstrual cycle so don’t worry if your period is irregular or slightly heavier than usual.
Can I detox if I’m skinny?
You can still cleanse if you are skinny as long as you are not currently suffering with an eating disorder or are suffering with malnutrition or certain deficiencies. The main goal of cleansing is detoxification and removal of impacted waste within the colon. We have many skinny, non-overweight people visiting us for fasting and generally they fair just as well as other people.
If you are drastically underweight, then you may choose to participate in one of our healthy nutrition programs.
Can I cleanse if I am pregnant, will I be able to do a detox program?
The programs that we offer are suitable for pregnant guests as well. You may apply Healthy Nutritional Programs that would help you to eat clean and nutritional food. When you arrive to our center, the program manager will direct you for picking the suitable program and schedule.
Do you do anything special for the guests’ special days (wedding anniversary, birthdays etc.)?
We offer 1 massage as a gift.
BEFORE YOU ARRIVE: PRE-DETOX
What are the do’s and don’ts before coming? What should I eat & drink?
For best results, before joining our detox program follow the Pre-Detox Program be sent after you confirm you booking for two weeks. This will both alkalize and prepare your body for a deeper cleansing. If you do not have enough time, you should start a minimum of 3 days before the detox program. For optimum results in the precleansing phase, eat no meat, dairy products, salt, sugar or foods with added sugar.
Stop the intake of coffee, tea, alcohol and all other drinks with caffeine. You can drink all sorts of herbal teas instead. Drink water as often as possible, but not with a meal. Water is a critical addition to the cleansing process. It is best to drink at least 6% of your body weight (i.e. 70 kg body weight, drink 4.2 liters of water).
Cut off caffein and alcohol, eat as many raw fruits and vegetables as your body can handle.
Why do I need to Pre-Cleanse?
Pre-cleansing prepares your body for the deep cleansing you will experience on the full fast. On a pre-fast, your body will move from an acidic state towards the alkalinity needed for cleansing. You’ll also increase your storage of electrolytes, giving your body the strength needed for cleansing. Fasting without properly preparing your body can result in rapid toxin elimination which, in turn, can result in some discomfort including headaches, fatigue, vomiting, diarrhoea and dizziness. You’ll experience a more enjoyable cleanse overall by pre-fasting.
I did not do a pre-detox. Can I stil start my detox?
The pre-detox is significant in terms of easing the transition to a detox program. If you start your detox without doing the pre-detox before hand, you might feel the “detox symptoms” stronger. These symptoms are also called as the “healing symptoms” which are general reactions that the body can experience in the first couple of days of the detox such as headaches, dizziness, feeling nauseous, having strange dreams etc. If you arrive to the center without doing the pre-detox, we can apply the green detox programs to help you to do your pre-detox here.
What should I bring with me?
There is nothing specific you need to bring, just comfortable clothing for yoga, meditation and exercise classes etc. Some sports shoes (trainers) for walking, sun cream, bikini and a good book for when your chilling out on the beach.
Sportswear and swimsuit would be sufficient to wear during your program. (For the daily walks, yoga classes, use of the fitness room, daily pool/sea/infrared sauna/steam room usages etc.) For the wet season it is suggested to bring a rain coat.
BOOKING CONFIRMATION & PAYMENT
What should I do to confirm my reservation?
We kindly ask you to fill in the reservation and guest health forms and send them to us. After taking pre-payment for the amount of 50% your reservation will be confirmed via e-mail.
How can I make payment?
You can pay with the credit card or make a transfer to the relevant bank account.
Can I get discount from your prices?
We have seasonal campaigns that you can get advantage on that specific period. Also, in the period of campaign, two different discounts cannot be merged. The highest discount is applied
Can I have a late check-out?
The time of the check-in is after 12:00 pm and check-out before 12:00 pm. We will try our best to make arrangements depending on the availibilty of the center on that day, however we cannot confirm that before hand.
What is the difference between The LifeCo Bodrum main center and The LifeCo Beach?
Our Bodrum Beach center is only 5 minutes away from the main building by walking and it is located by the sea side. It has a private beach and 14 boutique rooms. You can accommodate and have your nutrients/juices/meals and have massage in the Beach building. The activities such as yoga classes, infrared sauna, steam room, therapies etc. will take place at our main center. In addition, our Beach facility also offers half-board vegan nutrition service.
The prices on the Booking.com are cheaper. Can you explain the reason?
There are two different price categories on Booking.com: Standard prices and the ones that have 10% discount which is non-refundable in case of a cancellation. If you prefer to book through the lower price, you won’t have the chance to cancel your reservation for free.
In addition, the prices for half-board vegan nutrition service -valid for The LifeCo Beach- are different than the prices for the detox programs.
If I don’t join to the activities that are included within the Standard Package, can I have therapies instead?
Unfortunately, we cannot replace the extra therapies with the activities that are already included within the package.
What is your refund policy?
• All cancellations must be received in detail writing.
• Reservation cancellation request (via telephone or directly) must be accepted and
processed based on availability.
• Cancellations 7 days prior to arrival will be charged a 25% penalty of total
• All cancellation charges are subject to 7% VAT
No shows will be charged a 50% penalty of the entire reservation.
Early departures will be fully charged for the entire reservation.
LOCATION & GETTING THERE
Which airport should I fly into?
The LifeCo Bodrum: You may land to Bodrum-Milas Airport which is 45 minutes away from our center by car.
The LifeCo Antalya: You may land to Antalya International Airport which is 30 minutes away from our center by car.
The LifeCo Phuket: The closest airport is Phuket international airport which is 15 minutes from our center by car. Some airlines fly direct into Phuket but with some airlines it may be necessary to fly into Bangkok International airport and then get a connecting flight to Phuket.
Can I rent a car, motorbike or bicycle?
There are many car/bike rental shops in the local area, please bring your international driving license with you if you intend to rent a car or motorbike.
Can airport transfers be arranged?
Yes, we use a transfer company that offers transfers from airport to our well-being center. This can be arranged during initial booking.
How many rooms do you have? What are the room types?
The LifeCo Bodrum: The LifeCo Bodrum welcomes its guests with 2 different room types and 30 rooms at the main center and 14 rooms at The LifeCo Beach.
The LifeCo Bodrum has 6 luxury pool side rooms, 3 Superior Apartments and 2 budget rooms. Standard rooms (25 m2) with balcony and a garden view
Suite rooms (40 m2) with balcony and a garden view
The LifeCo Beach – Main Center
12 Standard rooms (25 m2) with balcony and a garden view
2 Suite rooms (40 m2) with balcony and a garden view
The LifeCo Antalya:
The LifeCo Antalya which is located in five-star Akra Hotel welcomes its guests with …. room types.
Standard bungalows (30m2) with private pools.
Suite rooms (60m2) with private pools
Deluxe Lake View Rooms (35m2) with private pools
The LifeCo Phuket:
The LifeCo Phuket welcomes its guests with 3 different room types and 43 rooms.
Standard bungalows (30m2) with private pools.
Suite rooms (60m2) with private pools
Deluxe Lake View Rooms (35m2) with private pools
What are the features of the rooms?
In all of our well-being and detox centers rooms include a TV, DVD player, safe box, air-condition and free wi-fi internet connection.
Do you have Wi-Fi available?
Yes, complimentary high speed WiFi is available in every room and throughout the retreat.
Do you have a swimming Pool and will I have time to relax?
Yes, we have a swimming pool and there will be adequate free time allocated each day to go to the beach, relax by the pool or chill out in your room. All activities, talks and demonstrations are optional so you can manage your pool time accordingly.
Can I get my laundry done on the premises?
Yes, we offer a laundry service. Please refer to pricelist in your room for details.
Will I have free time to go sightseeing around?
Your program includes plenty of free time to have a tour. We can adjust your daily schedule to give you free time if you have any special excursions planned. There’s a variety of activities which you can get more information from our front desk.