Frequently Asked Questions

The following FAQ’s are provided to give you further information about our fasting programs, location and facility. If you have any further questions, please don’t hesitate to contact our team of experts here at

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Please answer my Medical Questions

Are there any contraindications for fasting and colonics?

Absolutely, not everyone can fast and participate in colon cleansing. Our online pre-screening process will identify any contraindications that might prevent you from participating in one of our stronger programs. Raw cleansing or FAR Infrared dome sessions can be used an alternative depending on your specific issues.

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 Wellness 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?

Type 1 Diabetes – This is a contraindication for Amity Wellness Cleansing Programs.

Type II Diabetes – If this is controlled with medication then it will be possible for you to complete the low glycemic raw cleanse. This cleanse provides a regular supply of nutrition and can help to regulate your blood sugar levels and provide a diet high in fibre. Please bring along your glucometer so you can safely track your blood sugar levels.

There is a wonderful documentary called ‘Simply Raw: Reversing Diabetes in 30 days’ that I recommend that you watch.

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?

At the beginning of the fast you will actually meet with one of our wellness consultants, they are detox specialists, not doctors, (we are an holistic healing retreat which means we use alternative treatments compared to conventional medicine) but they 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 specialised consultants.

Although fasting usually will drastically reduce high blood pressure, we never recommend that anybody stop taking their medication for this condition.

Cleansinghas 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.

The detox process can be emotionally demanding as well as physically and its good not to suppress those emotions but to use the additional therapists on offer to deal with underlying issues. Please do be aware that although we do have fasting consultants around during the day, the program does not include 24hr supervision or patient counseling.

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. For painful pre-menstrual tension, we recommend Chinese Dong Quai tea which is available in the holistic first aid kit in your room.

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.

My experience to date has been that the biggest contributing factor to how ‘hard’ the fast will be, is the mental attitude of the faster; those who approach the fast with doubts and apprehensions, often find it a little tougher; those who start the fast with a positive and relaxed mind have few problems along the way.

If you are drastically underweight, then you may choose to participate in our Raw cleanse program instead which doesn’t involve abstaining from food.

Please answer my Accommodation & Travel Questions

How many rooms do you have?

We have 4 Luxury Pool Side Deluxe rooms and 5 Superior First Floor Rooms. We are a small luxury boutique resort with a big heart, offering a more intimate personalized approach than most of the larger more commercial retreats.

Do you have WiFi 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.

Are you located near to the beach?

Yes, the most prestigious beaches in Phuket, NaiHarn Beach is located about 4.5KM from Amity and 800m from Sunrise Beach. The Amity beach shuttle offers daily complimentary beach transfers to and from NaiHarn beach

Where is Amity Wellness Retreats located?

The Amity Wellness Detox Retreat is located in Phuket, Thailand. Phuket is the most naturally beautiful place on earth boasting stunning beaches, lush mountainous terrain and crystal clear waters that wash over pristine reefs. The Amity Wellness retreat is located close to Phuket’s most spectacular beaches and only a short drive to local shopping malls, gyms, Muaythai Camps, sightseeing destinations and Phuket’s finest tourist attractions.

Which airport should I fly into?

The closest airport is Phuket international airport. 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.

How long will my transfer take from the airport to Amity Wellness?

Transfer time from Phuket international airport to Amity Wellness is approximately 50 minutes depending on traffic.

Can airport transfers be arranged?

Yes, we use a transfer company that offers transfers from Phuket International airport to Amity Wellness. This can be arranged during initial booking.

Please answer my Program Questions

How do I know which wellness program to choose?

Amity wellness offers different types of Wellness packages, which can be tailor made to meet your specific goals and objectives. Upon review of your online health assessment, toxicity questionnaire, vitamin deficiency report, your level of commitment to the pre-cleansing protocol, and the result of your saliva pH test, our highly specialised detox consultants will help you to decide which program or combination of programs will offer the greatest opportunity for the deepest level of safe and effective Detoxification.

Each level of Detoxification will include twice daily Colon cleansing sessions, daily nutritional supplements, bowel cleansing products, probiotics, daily massage and full access to all classes, activities and presentations. Program durations vary from one week to 3 weeks depending on your level of commitment and goals.

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 adequately for a period of 2 weeks.

Please visit our pre-cleansing page for more details.

Can I customize your program to reduce costs?

The price that we charge is a complete package that includes the facilities, massage and morning/evening activities, cleansing supplements, colonics etc. Even if you choose not to participate in these activities we do not offer a reduction on the cost of the program.

Which program is most effective for Candida?

If you want to rid the body of Candida, I would suggest a full fast program for at least 10 days. Depending on how severe the Candida is, you may also need to follow an Anti-Candida diet after completion of your fast and you will always have to control your intake of yeast and sugars to prevent the Candida flaring up again in the future.

It is also offer a Candida friendly version of the Raw cleanse and Juice cleanse.

We also have alternative therapies like the infrared dome, oxygen therapy or the use of colloidal silver which can speed up the elimination of Candida and other harmful viruses or bacteria in the body.

Please answer my General Questions

Can I still attend the Retreat if I don’t speak English?

Currently we have English and Thai speaking staff. If you don’t speak English languages well enough to understand the full explanation of the cleansing program then you wouldn’t be able to participate unless you attend Amity with someone who can translate for you. Your safety is our main focus and it is imperative that you can communicate how you are feeling to our staff and wellness consultants so they can assist you in the best possible way.

Can children participate in the program?

Unfortunately your children will be unable to participate in one of our cleansing programs. Children will not have the same impacted wastes as an adult and need necessary nutrients and energy to assist the growing process.

Do you accept payments using Bartercard?

Unfortunately we don’t accept Bartercard at this moment in time.

Can I smoke on the premises?

Sorry to respect the guests who are trying to give up smoking we have made Amity Wellness a strictly ‘No Smoking” zone. Even if your main focus isn’t to give up smoking it is a good idea to abstain from smoking during your cleanse. Our highly experienced wellness consultants and additional therapists will be available to advise you of therapies and resources that may be beneficial to support you through this process.

What should I bring?

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. Oh, and a camera if you want to catch your magical Amity memories on film.

Do you offer agent commissions for bookings?

Please contact our administration at for more information

Can I pay the deposit by Credit Card?

Sorry, but we are unable to accept credit card transactions over the phone or by email for security reasons. You can secure the booking by sending your flight confirmation email through to our reservations department. The remaining balance of the account will be paid in full on arrival at Amity Wellness. This payment can be made by Cash or credit card.

What is your refund policy?

We don’t offer refunds here at Amity so we encourage to be sure of the length of stay you wish to take with us and that you address any concerns before completion of the payment.

Will I have free time to go sightseeing around Phuket?

Your program includes plenty of free time to tour around Phuket. We can adjust your daily schedule to give you free time if you have any special excursions planned. There’s a variety of activities from Diving to Island Day Trips you can participate in.

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