Slow Down and Breathe... Well...this is a long overdue review but nevertheless, it highlights the fact that even long after one leaves Amity, the continued effects and the enthusiasm to sing its praises remains strong! I stayed for 8 days in March/April this year after initially checking in for just 5;-) I wanted to be sure I was in a place where a real detox and a sense of genuine support was on offer - and I can wholeheartedly assure anyone that this is definitely the case at Amity. I needed a physical and emotional detox after a very stressful building project which I knew had taken its toll on my health. In spite of a generally healthy lifestyle and good nutritional habits, I needed to recalibrate and to allow my body and mind to s-l-o-w down and to recover balance. My mind was busy, my body felt depleted and I just wanted somewhere where I could feel supported but not overly structured or stretched. Amity was sensational in all regards. My room was simple but comfortable and the internet was good. The location is far from the airport and was initially a little disconcerting - but once I had oriented myself, it came to feel like home. It's certainly nice and quiet even though it's just one street back from the main road. The schedule is flexible, the food is nourishing and nutritious (made with LOVE) and the staff are gentle, generous and... Well...this is a long overdue review but nevertheless, it highlights the fact that even long after one leaves Amity, the continued effects and the enthusiasm to sing its praises remains strong!I stayed for 8 days in March/April this year after initially checking in for just 5;-) I wanted to be sure I was in a place where a real detox and a sense of genuine support was on offer - and I can wholeheartedly assure anyone that this is definitely the case at Amity. I needed a physical and emotional detox after a very stressful building project which I knew had taken its toll on my health. In spite of a generally healthy lifestyle and good nutritional habits, I needed to recalibrate and to allow my body and mind to s-l-o-w down and to recover balance. My mind was busy, my body felt depleted and I just wanted somewhere where I could feel supported but not overly structured or stretched. Amity was sensational in all regards. My room was simple but comfortable and the internet was good. The location is far from the airport and was initially a little disconcerting - but once I had oriented myself, it came to feel like home. It's certainly nice and quiet even though it's just one street back from the main road. The schedule is flexible, the food is nourishing and nutritious (made with LOVE) and the staff are gentle, generous and unobtrusive. I loved the simplicity of the time I spent there. I enjoyed beautiful walks and the beach nearby is a lovely place to enjoy a refreshing couple of hours. I would have liked an option to visit the beach in the morning before it got uncomfortably hot or later in the afternoon to enjoy the ambience of a quieter time of day in the water but although the scheduled beach trip did not offer this option, I am sure an inexpensive scooter hop would have made this possible. I avoided this though since I wasn't feeling up to the 'negotiations' typically involved in these sorts of transactions;-) I also have to mention the fabulous daily massages! They were absolutely wonderful and a highlight of the day with such caring practitioners. And last, but not least, I have to thank Nico for his patience with me whilst I arranged my trip over numerous emails. He is an amazingly caring person and a noteworthy ambassador for Amity. Palida is beautiful inside and out...and I have nothing but fond memories of everyone I encountered during my time at Amity. I'll definitely be back;-) More9/10/2018
Amazing staff that make this a great place to visit. There are many wellness centres in Thailand, but Amity in Phuket is surely a cut above the rest with the most gracious, caring and accommodating staff imaginable. Everyone was so attentive to my needs that I felt like a Queen for all of my time there. The service was impeccable, the food great and the rooms comfortable. There was nothing that all staff were not gracious in doing to make my stay an excellent one. Thank you.11/07/2018
Best place to change your life and best value for money wellness centre I had spent around three months researching detox/cleanse/wellness retreats in Thailand from budget through to 5-star and Amity for several reasons won out. Initially, I was finding a place for my husband and 19 year old daughter. Although, I have spent my adult life obsessed with health and wellbeing some members of my family have been less enthusiastic. My husband returned a convert and finally, eliminated all the false 'healthy' habits he insisted on maintaining for years. He lost his middle aged tummy and has kept it off for two years. My daughter who had spent a hedonistic year in Europe and detoxed on her way home looked radiant and her mood swings disappeared. Since then, my 25 year old son has completed the fasting regime and continues a year later, living a very healthy lifestyle. My husband's best friend has likewise, experienced life changing results and other friends have followed from seeing their outcomes and continue to return to Amity. Last month, I stayed at Amity and finally experienced for myself a cleanse program. As many of the reviews state, the staff are incredible. Budget for and plan to book some of the extra services and practitioners available, many of whom you hear speak at the daily sessions. Dela Catudal was for me life changing. Several other guests staying saw her and felt the same. Ben (surname escapes me) who does body realignment work was perhaps the best body... I had spent around three months researching detox/cleanse/wellness retreats in Thailand from budget through to 5-star and Amity for several reasons won out. Initially, I was finding a place for my husband and 19 year old daughter. Although, I have spent my adult life obsessed with health and wellbeing some members of my family have been less enthusiastic. My husband returned a convert and finally, eliminated all the false 'healthy' habits he insisted on maintaining for years. He lost his middle aged tummy and has kept it off for two years. My daughter who had spent a hedonistic year in Europe and detoxed on her way home looked radiant and her mood swings disappeared. Since then, my 25 year old son has completed the fasting regime and continues a year later, living a very healthy lifestyle. My husband's best friend has likewise, experienced life changing results and other friends have followed from seeing their outcomes and continue to return to Amity. Last month, I stayed at Amity and finally experienced for myself a cleanse program. As many of the reviews state, the staff are incredible. Budget for and plan to book some of the extra services and practitioners available, many of whom you hear speak at the daily sessions. Dela Catudal was for me life changing. Several other guests staying saw her and felt the same. Ben (surname escapes me) who does body realignment work was perhaps the best body worker I've ever come across. Michelle and her team have created the perfect wellness program for everyone. Whether you want to lose weight, detox (physically and mentally), address ailments and health issues or reboot an already healthy system then this is the place. I have done retreats before in other countries and this is by far the best value for money and I will continue to recommend to friends. More11/22/2018
Amazing staff and services Everything was taken care of. The staff is really accommodating and friendly. I felt like I was staying with family. They were also very knowledgeable. They really care about their guests. The food was great!!!!! The packed meal to go was great for traveling on the plane back home. I loved the daily massages!!!! I also appreciated the one movie channel that spoke English- so scroll thru the channels.8/06/2018
Faultless My (17 yr old) daughter and I stayed here in June for 6 days. We weren't sure what to expect, but really enjoyed the experience. The rooms are immaculate, the facilities are first class and the staff are unbelievable. We lost 3kg each and felt terrific after eating raw vegetables and juices, but more importantly learned a lot about general health related issues with all the optional activities and classes. Because it's a relatively small venue, it's a very communal atmosphere and getting to know the other guests is a very nice part of the experience. We'll come back in 2019 for a longer stay, and won't even bother looking at any other retreats. Amity is the best. More12/30/2018
Next level detox! Choosing Amity Wellness for my 3 week detox was incredible. I have detoxed with Michelle 2x before 8 years ago. I came back to her new facility, this time with 13 friends over this 3 week period & Michelle & her team exceeded ALL of my expectations. The staff is warm, detailed, knowledgeable in all areas and truly go over and beyond to make your stay exceptional. They truly have a gift of service and you can tell everyone loves their job by the way they interact with each other and treat you as well. I really enjoyed the nutrition talks, they really have A class speakers. As well as the raw food workshops with Bee. There is so much we learned & that we are all still applying. This detox changed our lives as we are still applying the principals we have learned and maintaining the weight we have lost. My friends are still talking about the retreat. They even made a special raw birthday cake for one of the girls who’s Birthday was during the retreat. One of my highlight fitness classes was Zumba, however they have different options. The place looks just like the website - even better. There is such a peace & stillness about the atmosphere. Our favorite morning activity was the mountain walks - what a view! Also, the center gives back to a local school in the community where you have the option... Choosing Amity Wellness for my 3 week detox was incredible. I have detoxed with Michelle 2x before 8 years ago. I came back to her new facility, this time with 13 friends over this 3 week period & Michelle & her team exceeded ALL of my expectations. The staff is warm, detailed, knowledgeable in all areas and truly go over and beyond to make your stay exceptional. They truly have a gift of service and you can tell everyone loves their job by the way they interact with each other and treat you as well. I really enjoyed the nutrition talks, they really have A class speakers. As well as the raw food workshops with Bee. There is so much we learned & that we are all still applying. This detox changed our lives as we are still applying the principals we have learned and maintaining the weight we have lost. My friends are still talking about the retreat. They even made a special raw birthday cake for one of the girls who’s Birthday was during the retreat. One of my highlight fitness classes was Zumba, however they have different options. The place looks just like the website - even better. There is such a peace & stillness about the atmosphere. Our favorite morning activity was the mountain walks - what a view! Also, the center gives back to a local school in the community where you have the option to volunteer and help out. That was also a highlight for us. Thank you Palida, Yui, Naan, Nico, Rob, Michelle & the entire team. Your service is unmatched. More7/22/2018
What a wonderful experience I recently stayed for 13 nights at Amity Wellness - extending from my original 9 night booking! It was my first detox, but I will certainly be back! For me, this has been a life changing experience and I can wholeheartedly recommend this place - from the delicious raw food to the nurturing team; from the great range of talks and intros to some incredible holistic and nutrition specialists to the daily massage which pummelled away my stresses, I feel like a new woman! The whole team really care about your personal experience and needs and nothing is too much trouble. I was lucky to be recommended Amity Wellness by a great friend as it is quite a minefield trying to work out which is the right place to choose. So now I want to recommend it to everyone! I left 4kg lighter, but full of love, energy and optimism for the future 🙂 More12/11/2018
Best wellness retreat The best thing I ever did for myself, was to visit Amity wellness.My experience was more than great.The hospitality, the genuine smiles, the care, the eye for details, the talks...made this journey exceptional.The team are professional and dedicated, always ready to exceed your expectations.Special thanks to Bee, Nico, Palida & Yui.I will certainly be back 🙂6/10/2018
Brilliant Detox I completed the 5 day Raw Candida detox At Amity Wellness and I am extremely pleased with my results. I would like to commend all the staff on their professionalism as well as readiness to assist at all times. The staff we very friendly and helpful at all times and ensure we were cared for fully. A specially thanks to Bee (Chef) who made the most delicious food and adapted the meals to our needs. Highly recommend Detox retreat!!5/20/2018
Best place to detox This is my first detox program and I am glad that I chose Amity Wellness. From inquiry to booking to physically being there, it was so smooth and the staff were very welcoming even before we met.I love the way the program was set up as it is very inclusive and they always check in the well being and very friendly. I love the flexibility of the program. I stayed here for 8 days and on the very last day, I felt so fresh and rejuvenated. Apart from the activities, the talks were very useful and informative. It helps me to continue and maintain healthy eating and lifestyle after I left. I will definitely return to Amity and recommend this place to friends and families. More12/15/2018
Detox and Wellness Solo Trip I love how structured and well rounded the wellness program was! I was never hungry and yet fulfilled at the same time. Never know that raw food could look and taste yummy too! I had lots of yoga and mini hiking trips with my new Frens over at Amity. And started to sleep earlier than before and feeling real good after so Long! Thanks to the fabulous consultant Faridah, Michelle and Team for educating us on all the nutrition facts and ideas too! Will definitely be back again for a longer while next round to reduce to my ideal weight!1/02/2019
A Rejuvenating Start! Thought i'd give it about a week after the program before i write reviews..just to see whether i can apply all the lessons i learned there to my daily lifeturns out i can! well not as good as they did there..but not bad..not badfor a start..when i heard about this place from my friends who absolutely raved about it, i was skeptical, because i've tried the juice cleanse or fasting,etc etc.. and it just didn't work. But i saw them getting fitter and healthier day by day and i thought, well maybe i do need help to kickstart the detoxing process since the first time i emailed them, they have been very informative and accommodating. When my husband and i arrived, we had a very warm welcome,they had an intro meeting on how the program will be personalized according to our body's needsnow i’m a person who got hungry easily, but lo and behold i actually didn't feel any hunger when i was fasting. maybe it was the coconut water, the (delicious) broth, the surprisingly yummy raw food, or the gajillion amount of water i consumed. or maybe because there are so many activities, that you kinda forget about hunger (once again shows me that most of the times we snack just because we're bored) but the most important lesson was about nutrition,how good food fills you up longer than junk even though u eat less.. because the body got what they need! that's not all..there are tons of daily educational talks, morning yoga, morning meetings with its delicious drinks, daily massage (yes my favorite), extra sessions or classes you can chooseall in all it was a great experience, the staffs were genuinely nice people who care about their guests, the talks came from knowledgeable experienced people, and the lesson learned are easily applicable (they’ll give you all the lessons and recipes in a flash drive) i mean,last month i was eating take outs and having guilty snacks here n there... but hey now i'm actually making bone broth and nut smoothies for the family, yeay Amity!5/11/2018
Best detox clinic I have ever visited The attention to detail and level of service here is exceptional. The raw food is delicious and the facilities available are amazing! The centre offers so many activities, talks and demonstrations and is clearly staying ahead of the market with inflammation pods and world renown experts answering your questions. Along with the proximity to a beautiful beach and friendly staff I couldn’t recommend it more.5/25/2018
An amazing experience My first experience at a detox and wellness programme at Amity was truly wonderful! The staff was friendly and professional. They tried their best to ensure everything was arranged and organised for us. We told that in order to experience a difference, at least a seven days programme is required. So we had the seven days programme planned for us. Four days were on raw fast and three days were on intermittent fast. Our daily activities were planned carefully with breaks in between, to allow ourselves some personal time. Daily activities include a morning exercise - yoga, fitness or mountain walk, followed by either an Inflammation Pod, a massage or colonics. Noon time is usually a talk, food demo or some exercise. Evening time is a workshop. Steam sauna was also available at another place. You won't be bored in this place. I also took additional services like Body Alignment, Ear Candling and Float. They were great! Besides the raw food that we took, we were also given supplements to take. That was a bit too much for me to swallow though. Our meals were placed in the fridge in our room so that we can take them anytime we want. Although at the end of the programme, I did not lose must weight nor visceral fats, but I have gained a lot of knowledge from the workshops and talks. I have learned how to treat myself better in terms... My first experience at a detox and wellness programme at Amity was truly wonderful! The staff was friendly and professional. They tried their best to ensure everything was arranged and organised for us. We told that in order to experience a difference, at least a seven days programme is required. So we had the seven days programme planned for us. Four days were on raw fast and three days were on intermittent fast. Our daily activities were planned carefully with breaks in between, to allow ourselves some personal time. Daily activities include a morning exercise - yoga, fitness or mountain walk, followed by either an Inflammation Pod, a massage or colonics. Noon time is usually a talk, food demo or some exercise. Evening time is a workshop. Steam sauna was also available at another place. You won't be bored in this place. I also took additional services like Body Alignment, Ear Candling and Float. They were great! Besides the raw food that we took, we were also given supplements to take. That was a bit too much for me to swallow though. Our meals were placed in the fridge in our room so that we can take them anytime we want.Although at the end of the programme, I did not lose must weight nor visceral fats, but I have gained a lot of knowledge from the workshops and talks. I have learned how to treat myself better in terms of foods or supplements that are required. I came out of the programme feeling healthier. I would highly recommend this place for a holistic wellness programme. And I will be back again.Thank you to Michelle, Nico and the great team for a wonderful experience! More8/11/2018
Detoxification Amity way exceeded my expectations, I loved all the treatments, the talks were extremely professional and I learnt so much, the food was unbelievable and I didn’t want to leave. I would love to return again and will possibly be booking for around the same time next year. Staff are so kind and caring. The aftercare and advice is also impeccable.10/26/2018
"I came here to detoxify and I left with so much more. This center really takes the time and care in making sure you are safe and in good hands. The education alone is well worth the visit as you come out of it so knowledgeable and empowered to make good lifestyle changes. The professionals that are brought in addition also place an important on your life that make change you forever. I may have begun the journey of detoxification and lost some weight along the way but the knowledge and clarity that I have gained in the process has given me the utmost confidence in being able to step forward. Thank you to the entire team! I will be forever grateful.
Much love, Johnny. Xoxo."
"I highly recommend Amity Wellness. My three weeks there have been wonderful. I was tired, listless and made for sugar when I arrived. I now feel awake, energized and sugar craving is a thing of the past. Totally transformed my mind set and started my body on its road to fitness. The reflexology and acupuncture I received were excellent and helped me cope throughout."
"I like to use the analogy of a detox like servicing your car. Some people look after their cars better than they do themselves!
If you're feeling sluggish or just run down from life in general, then I highly recommend doing a detox in Thailand and especially at Amity Wellness.
This boutique and intimate retreat is just the place to reconnect with yourself. Michelle Cooper the owner, is highly knowledgable and will guide you through the process, along with educating you on how important the gut is to our health and well-being. This was my third detox under Michelle's guidance and the staff here treat you just like family. You'll also connect with like-minded people who are only too happy to share their journey... a must gift to give yourself!"
"Dear Michelle and staff. I would like to say a special thank you to you and all your staff for the wonderful experience. I arrived a little anxious and nervous not knowing what to expect. I was greeted by Gaan who was friendly, polite and went out of his way to make me feel comfortable on my new journey of quiting smoking and the raw cleanse.
Waking up to yoga in the morning with Caroline, listening to her calm voice, I knew I made the right decision.
I found activities and workshops in the evening which very educational. The food was amazing and the taste was oustanding. I met some amazing people and we all hope to meet again this time next year to enjoy the wonderful experience at Amity Wellness.
"Another profound and life changing week with Michelle and Rob and their fantastic team at the new Amity Wellness. It may be small in size but huge in commitment, attention to guest wellbeing and wanting to make a difference to people’s lives.
It is so wonderful to see truly knowledgeable people committed to help others improve their ambitions and shape their destiny. Most guests were returning from previous experiences with Michelle that is the simplest but most positive affirmation of the quality of this retreat. Amity has numerous highly experienced and gifted healing and nutrition consultants that ensure anyone who is prepared to take a leap of faith is well rewarded.
Thanks again Amity. I hope to see you all again (except colemas). "
" Fast things first......
Make no mistake, fasting is a commitment. I found it both intense and challenging and regularly felt nauseous and yes hungry.
The programme keeps you busy all day and Michelle and the team will keep you on track if you falter. The spa is small and intimate but you're not forced into any activities or talks.
Lots of people are return customers and those who had fasted elsewhere said this was the best they had ever done. "
"Unfortunately I could stay 3 days in Amity. I really loved those 3 days. I have done a number of detox programs and Amity so far has offered my best experience. The staff is so warm and really look after every visitor on a personal base. The information given is extensive. There is no wish the staff does not wish to fulfill. Despite the resort being very small, the program offers so many talks, food demosntrations and activities that it did not get boring at all. There is a great community feeling with the other visitors and the staff sharing their detox experience. I can only recommend Amity for a detox and the raw food is delicious. The rooms are very clean comfortable and good value."
"I arrived at Amity Wellness not knowing what to expect and the experience was amazing. I was treated beautifully and went on to experience a life changing week. During the week of fasting and detoxing, we were given the skills to continue growing and live a healthy and happy life."
"As mentioned in many of the daily meetings, my experience at Amity was one of the most insightful and nutritiously educational experiences to date. A true vacation and the perfect refresh button for any big city resident. Exceptional staff, support and service. Well worth the minor investment for a life long lesson in how to treat yourself better."
"Michelle is an angel, she is always available with her support, wisdom and Knowledge. She’s also really fun to be around and her team is no less exceptional. I can guarantee that you will be well taken care of when you visit Amity Wellness. The grounds, accommodation, facilities and activities have all been designed to ensure an extremely comfortable stay. It is perfect to detox physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually. It’s such an amazing destination to de-stress, I will definitely be returning for more goodness. Thank you all at Amity."
Adel and Rassie
"We are extremely happy with our end results. We both completed the 7 day Full Fast with Juices and we learned a heap full of new information, knowledge and how to create new healthy habits. The support and guidance that the Amity team offer are out of this world. We had so much fun being here and met so many awesome people! We wish we could stay longer! Thanks you!u"
"I have detoxed with Michelle twice before at her previous retreat, when I found out she had moved and opened her own retreat there was no question that I would follow her. Michelle is the heart and soul of wherever she is and her knowledge, passion and expertise is excellent, more than that she makes people happy just to be in her company, Thank You!"
"I found Amity Wellness by pure luck on the web and it turned out to be the best holistic Health retreat I had visited in 20 years. I highly recommend it to everyone in need of a multiple level break, Thank You"
"This journey was one of my best holidays ever! – Amazing location, excellent program and staff, wonderful support and guidance and beautiful people. Thank you for taking me through this amazing experience, I am leaving Amity Wellness with such beautiful memories and a clean body and mind to match. I will definitely be back so see you again soon!"
"Before booking I nearly bawked at making the budget available. I now see this as one of the best decisions I have ever made. I’m taking with me a whole new perspective on food and holistic nutrition that I believe will be life changing – Thank you Amity"
"My wife and I went for five days in early Feb 2013. It was our first time doing a detox and I was a little apprehensive. It proved to be a great experience in the perfect location. Michelle and her team were excellent and explained everything really well. We spent each day doing fitness, meditation, massage and just lying on the wonderful secluded beach totally relaxing and we both felt great at the end. Altogether a great experience!"
"I have been detoxing in Thailand for many years and have to say that have been a more than happy client of Michelle’s for many years. She and her handpicked team provide the most professional and fun experience for detoxing. Michelle is extremely knowledgeable and provides excellent tailored support for each person in her care and her beautiful smiling staff help to make the experience great fun as well. They are lovely!!
What makes this experience better than the past, well I can only say that as well as the great staff, Michelle has the ultimate 'all in package'..the location is perfect...a stunning beach, beautiful sea, quiet, clean and amazing accommodation and grounds.
My last visit was superb helped also by the great people that were there...apart from losing 7kgs, getting my head together and relaxing, I laughed a lot and had a ball....despite the liver flushes, full fasting for 2 weeks, and 2 daily colonics (all of which by the way I love and is the reason I go)..I just felt I was on a peaceful, beautiful holiday....I cannot recommend it enough...do yourself a favour and go and experience Amity Wellness for yourselves and change your life for good ...and profit from luxury, great fun time and beautiful surroundings whilst doing it xxxx Five Stars xxx and wish Michelle, Rob, Grace, Ben and Doc together with all the great staff every success and look forward to my next visit xxx"
"A wiser man than me once said...."A journey begins with a single step" but isn't it more assuring if there is someone walking beside you? This is what you will find at Amity wellness.
Weight loss, although very welcomed wasn't my main concern, in the space of one year, I'd lost my best friend Grandma and my beloved Mum tragically and being self employed and busy, I just hadn't given myself the time to grieve, I had no family support and had reaching breaking point.
Coming to Amity was a breath of fresh air, if you need help, its always there, Michelle is a beautiful person, with a fountain of knowledge and always delivers it with compassion and humour. Luke kick starts you in the gym, his workouts are varied and fun and he really walks the talk. Ben is a muscle/skeleton geek tendon obsessive genius who throws in a mix of healing for good measure and the lovely Grace is an beautiful lady who has found the exact right balance between "airy fairy" spiritualism and down right straight talking.
I stayed for 2 weeks, lost over 5KG but gained so much more knowledge. I know if I slip up in my diet, I will recover. I am allowed to be sad sometimes, I have support if I choose to accept it. I made wonderful friends here and I have a positive fresh new outlook on my life ahead.
It can be scary travelling life's dark corners sometimes but I highly recommend you go to Amity, take that first step and they will walk beside you!"
"Michelle Cooper and her team of Amity Wellness are a true god send. I have never fasted before and chose to do the seven day Full Fast. Everything was explained thoroughly and clearly, no question too silly and the support was fantastic, they were always available to help. The massage and spa team are also delightful. If you are like me and want to recharge, re-connect and get re-inspired far away from your busy life, then Amity Wellness is the place to come. I will be back!"
"An extroidonary awesome 10 days at Amity Wellness. I feel completely uplifted and lighter in every way. This tranquil retreat has given and taught me so much and I will take this knowledge away to help me to better myself in everyway in my life. Thank you to all of the Amity Team!"
"My stay at Amity Wellness was a great success. I lost more than 5 kilos and increased my fitness level. I was thrilled with the results. The villas are clean, comfortable and spacious. The staff is friendly and helpful. The consultants are knowledgable and well-trained. Furthermore, the location is perfect for detoxing the body and mind with its beautiful tree-lined beach. You can walk and walk absorbing the fresh sea air in peaceful tranquility, and not even run into another soul -- well expect for the crabs scurrying along the sand! It was a wonderful experience all around. There is a very positive vibe all through the place."
Meet Pelle and his inspirational Story
In 2011 Pelle began experiencing reoccurring sinus infections which resulting in chronic Migraines and intense pain. Of course he was prescribed numerous courses of antibiotics but it didn’t alleviate the problem. In February 2012 Pelle was rushed into hospital with chronic head pain and a CT scan confirmed he had a blood clot and bleeding on the brain and he was rushed into emergency brain surgery.
For months after surgery, even with high dosages of medication, Pelle was still suffering continuous chronic pain, he was having difficult with balance, was unable to drive, felt constantly fatigued and with this followed depression, comfort eating and insomnia.
Feeling at such a low and declining day by day, Pelle knew he had to try a different approach. He decided to start by focusing on the areas of his life that he could control. On September 9th, weighing in at 90KG with blood pressure of 165/115 he decided to change his diet and start on a home detoxification program.
It took will power and determination but by the time Pelle reached Amity Wellness 40 days later he had dropped an amazing 10.2KG by eating healthy foods, taking nutritional supplements and super foods and drinking plenty of water. His blood pressure was now 130/98. Using a combination of Raw foods and a Full cleansing protocol here at Amity wellness I gradually watched Pelle gain more energy and positivity, he was constantly making everyone laugh with his wonderful sense of humor and was exercising regularly, even boxing, doing yoga and taking 10K sunset beach walks daily.
On 10th November 2012 Pelle left Amity Wellness weighing 8.3KG less than when he arrived, he had lost a total of 55cm, his blood pressure had dropped to 115/84, he was no longer taking any medication, his energy was high and his headaches were few and far between with much less pain.
Pelle’s journey to wellness was not an easy one but his determination to live again kept him going. I would like to thank him from the bottom of my heart for having the courage to share his success story and I hope that it inspires others to take control of their health and their lives, please remember, if something’s not working, have the courage to try something new, stay connected with the feedback that your body gives you and make sure you surround yourself with supportive people and never give up.
Well done Pelle, I feel very honored to have met you and I know that you were kept around on this beautiful planet to achieve great and wonderful things.
Big hugs from all the Amity Wellness team and keep up the good work!!
Henrik & Helle
"My wife has suffered with a severe candida for a very long time, so after searching the web and been by the web of almost every retreat in South East Asia, offering detox and Candida treatments, we chose Amity. First and foremost because a lot of positive reviews about Michelle Coopers person, and her positive and professional approach to detox, nutrition, exercise etc.
The location is quite remote, but the beach is serene and the resort itself is very modern and well maintained, with a very nice pool & fitness facilities.
The rooms are very big & clean, with a nice bath room with free WI-FI (a bit slow). I had an issue that i felt the bed was a bit hard, but it was immediately taken care of.
It was our first detox ever, and especially I was not sure what to expect, with full fast, colonics etc, but all my negative expectations was turned down. From the minut of arrival, everything was taken care of and well explained. And all our worries about the colonics were turned down, it was a piece of cake and really relieving.
Almost every morning 07:30 there is a yoga class, which everyone can do, it is really a wonderful way of starting the day, and we will continue with this after coming home, we are really hooked on yoga (-:
08:30 everybody got together to do the daily talk about how we were feeling, energy level, blood pressure etc, and we get our personal schedule for the day. Did anyone had specific wishes or preferences it was full filled.
Other activities are diff. fitness classes, which were great fun. We did boxing, circle training etc. Every day we discovered new muscles, i did not realized existed, because the exercises were so varied. The raw food is excellent and varied and so are the juices. All the recipies are given to You upon checking out, so you can do your own raw food, when coming home.
All staff members are so serviceminded and friendly, and doing a great job to make one feeling good. We are checking out after 9 days. My wife has got rid of her Candida, lost 1,5 kg (she is very slim) and become even more fit than before. I have lost 3 kg, become more fit and in general much more healthy.
All in all if you have the wish of being detoxified, become more healthy & fit and loosing som weight, Amity is definitely the place to go. We have already decided to come back next year in November, together with some other guests, who have become very good friends."
"An oasis of calm and natural beauty - couldn't have asked for a better place to recharge the mind body and soul. I completed a seven day full fast detox at this new resort on a traditional Thai island which can be reached only by boat.
I had a fantastic time at Amity Wellness and am very happy with the results that Michelle and her team helped me to achieve. My week was filled with therapy sessions, yoga, various fasting related talks, trip to the night market and fitness classes as well as relaxing by the pool (long enough to swim laps not just get wet in!) The team are there for you at every stage and were super efficient at dealing with any request or question, excellent considering it was also opening week! The abundance of smiles and laughter from the Amity team are definitely infectious.
In addition to the official spa and therapy menus, the list of natural "extras" needs to be experienced - miles of empty beach, beautiful sunsets, sounds of the waves in the massage hut, the sea breeze as you enjoy the activities in the yoga sala and the evening frog chorus.
Thanks to Michelle and the whole team for a great experience. I look forward to seeing you in 2013."
Ron & Jane
"Living is SO important yet so many people are DEAD whilst they are LIVING.
My life has changed after doing a 10 Day Fasting/Detox at Amity Wellness. The crew are simply the best. Very professional Team run by Michelle, the Owner who's knowledge of Fasting is critical to success. The place is very well set up.
This should be a yearly event in everyone's life and there is no better place to do it than Amity.
Amity is right on the beach, beautiful pool, a Sala for Yoga...lovely setting. "
"I staid at Amity in October 2012 for 3 weeks. Thanks to Michelle & her team for creating this place. This is my second detox under Michelle's supervision, & I'm so greatful for the experience! Thank you so much!
This trip was very special for me. First of all, the place is amazing, location is absolutely the best for the detox! This time I had big breakthroughs & unfolding new exiting path in my life now as a result of it, special thanks to Grace, you are an amazing spiritual angel!!! Detox programm, treatments & other extras (too many to name all), are well balanced, safe, simple to follow, we'll orginised & based on a lot of knowledge & experience. Thank you Michelle for taking the risk & working hard together with your team to make it a reality. I must mention Rob, he is such a darling Always had a notebook to write my requests. Thank you Rob.
I miss Amity already, will be back in a year time. My gratitude to all. "
"I was so sick of feeling sick and tired and I lead a very busy lifestyle with a pretty stressful job that involves a lot of travel and time away from home. With that comes a lot of eating in other countries (of course) and entertaining visitors in Singapore as well, so of course that involves more eating and late nights. For years I've been wanting to go on a health retreat and I really needed to detox my body and so my gorgeous husband suggested I do just that for my birthday. So the search began to find a place that suited what I was looking for. After a couple of weeks of searching and me nearly booking a place we came across Amity Wellness. I surfed through the site and my hubby and I compared what was on offer and more importantly I saw Michelle was the founder. I had seen Michelle pop up a few times, including a Youtube with her talking about detoxing and some great testimonials from guests at a place she had worked so I thought "yes this is where I want to go". The bonus at the time was they were offering a special so how could I not go for it.
I've already made a short story long, so without waffling too much, I wanted to say that the experience was AMAZING!! It was my first EVER full detox and I was nervous about it at first but the team are so fantastic and made it so easy. Don't get me wrong, the first couple of days were pretty hard (but that's normal as you're body is going through a 'healing crisis') but after that I felt so great. I had so much energy I never thought it possible.
My whole experience was so easy and great from the emails with Rob (during my booking and asking questions), to when I was greeted by Luke who also made me feel so welcomed through to the wonderful girls helping at the Colemas and of course Michelle. Michelle is truly the picture of health and practices what she preaches. She is so beautiful inside and out and such an inspiration it just makes you hang in there when you're having a low moment.
Oh I forgot to mention, the massages are so great (everyday.....hello I was in heaven) and the exercise classes, yoga and other activities or simply just a walk on the beach by yourself or hanging by the pool were all fantastic. Oh and on the final day when I went onto the Raw Fast to commence breaking my fast the food was sooooooo delicious. Girls in teh kitchen are so lovely. I will definitely be back!! I will have it in my budget to visit Amity yearly for my yearly recharge! I just hope they're able to fit me in. "
"I just recently learned about Michelle's new venture with her very own wellness center, the 'Amity Wellness Center' and am truly delighted for her. I first came to know Michelle when attending the health center she previously worked at. Michelle was one of the main reasons I returned again over years. Michelle has a bubbly, live and warm personality and helps make people feel at ease throughout the courses they enlist for at the health center and first-timers can especially feel relaxed and encouraged as soon as Michelle meets them and introduces the various wellness programs available. Michelle is an expert in her field and always she is up to date with the latest holistic therapies and knowledge. I particularly enjoyed and took great benefit and inspiration from Michelle's body analysis program combined with gaining a deep appreciation for healthy food types and combinations and it left a very positive impact on me and a belief that I can now better understand and manage ways to look after my physical health. With Michelle's cheerful personality, deep knowledge and expertise in holistic therapies, and a genuine care for the well-being of others. I highly recommend anyone wishing to refresh and heal their condition to visit and enroll in programs at the Amity Wellness Center. I wish Michelle the very best in this new endeavor."
"I met Michelle Cooper during a 21 day cleanse in the previous retreat that she managed. My first impression from her that she is very warm and professional on all levels. Under her guidance I embarked on one of the most important journey's in my life; to become more healthy and happy. Michelle always guided us with a friendliness and service that I had rarely experienced before in my life. She knows what she does and what she says and was giving each and every individual full attention and respect. Her open mind and loving smile always helped on difficult days during the detox. She is able to understand and adapt to everybody. She has a great spirit and is very positive and motivating, always encouraging and guiding people to reach their highest potential. I was also deeply impressed about her clarity and talent to manage the staff and the clients.
I am sure everybody who will visit amity wellness will understand what I am trying to explain in words about Michelle. She is a fantastic and lovely person and I will visit Amity Wellness and highly recommend it to anyone who is interested in doing something to reach vibrant health and happiness. Since I met Michelle, I have stayed on raw food and my health is amazing and mind blowing. Michelle, thank you so much, you are doing such great work and I wish you all the best for Amity Wellness Center. I know it will be very successful."
"I have completed 2 full fasts under Michelle Coopers expert supervision. Like many, my initial motivation was to loose weight! I achieved this goal and impressively lost 5kg in 10 days. But more than this, my first experience kick-started a greater awareness and interest in looking after my whole self, which I (mostly!) have sustained. The balance of expertise and human care Michelle embodies creates a strong community among those who attend. On both occasions I went alone (as most seem to) and met some amazing people - some of whom I still keep in touch with."
"I would like to thank Michelle Cooper for her knowledge, experience and professionalism during my recent detox program. She has designed a package that assisted me with the tools I needed to enhance my everyday life. Her encouragement, beautiful nature and knowledge assisted me in detoxing my body like never before. I looked forward to her morning meetings which were always operated on time, concise and with sincerity in knowing everyone is different.
Not only did the 12 days clear my mind of negative and unnecessary emotional thoughts, I detoxed my body like never before. I carried unnecessary guilt and things in the past I could not change. I lost 8 kilos and kicked started my new journey for a healthier lifestyle. Since my return at the end of May, I have not consumed any coffee, fizzy drinks or eaten meat. I have changed my choices in food, juice weekly and after Australia's seasonal change I will eat more raw food that will be more readily available. The best present you could give your mind, body and soul would be time with Michelle and her team."
"I met Michelle five years ago during my stay at the previous detox centre she managed. I stayed at the detox retreat 3 times over those 5 years and each time I spent time with Michelle I found her to be authentic, enthusiastic, open hearted and super encouraging. She has such a passion for her work and her positivity touches everyone she meets. Her inner life definitely shines though as she walks the walk and talks the talk"
"I had my first fasting and detox experience in 2009, aged 42, while Muay Thai training in Rawai, Phuket. Having never experienced anything like this before, I was unsure of what to expect during the 7 day fast, or what the results would be. Luckily, I had the good fortune to meet Michelle Cooper from the the very first morning. Her experience, knowledge and excellent people skills put me at ease from then on. Michelle always had time for my many questions, which I very much appreciated, and I loved the results we achieved. I lost 8kg in 7 days and managed to kick my "pack and a half" a-day smoking habit, cold turkey, from day 1.
I have even returned in 2010 and 2011 for shorter visits and would highly recommend to anyone thinking of fasting/detoxing to let Michelle help you , like she helped me."
"I have fasted and detoxed under the guidance of Michelle on three occasions - that alone is obviously a testimony of the high esteem in which I hold her. My detoxing experiences are all positive and each time I complete the process I figure out a little bit more about the puzzle of life and about myself.
Michelle has a tremendous depth of knowledge in all aspects of holistic healing , fasting and detoxing and manages to impart her knowledge in an intelligent, thoughtful and inspiring way.
Everyone who meets her is captivated by her openness, warmth, humour and sense of fun. Michelle makes the whole fasting experience much richer. She always has time for everyone and no matter how busy, will readily make herself available to anyone who needs her."
"Michelle helped save my life and bring back a quality of life I feared was gone forever. In 2008, at the age of 45, I felt like I was about to have a stroke or drop dead of a heart attack -- my weight had ballooned, I had just undergone back surgery, all my joints ached, my blood pressure was 165/110, and I was under horrible stress and had frequent chest pains. Fad diets hadn't helped, unsupervised exercise was out of the question, and conventional medicine proscribed pills that made me feel fatigued and foggy-headed. It was at that point I decided to naturally cleanse and begin a process of detoxification and healing. That was when I first met Michelle at her previous healing center. She guided me through a lengthy cleanse and healing, and has guided me on shorter cleanses several times since.
Michelle is one of the most caring and friendly people you will ever meet. Combine that with her enthusiasm and dedication for cleansing, detoxifyication and healing -- helping people to find a healthy balance in their physical, emotional and spiritual lives -- and you have a very special person. I can testify personally-- and from having witnessed the changes to dozens of others that Michelle has helped over the last four years -- that spending 7-10 days with Michelle will positively change your sense of well-being and quality of life forever.
I am thrilled that Michelle has established Amity Wellness -- and in such a fantastic location, with wonderful accomodations and facilities, and staff and practitioners who know how to care for guests and help them to heal and transform. Whether you simply need to relax and rejuvenate, make some lifestyle changes, or find the space needed to hit the "reset" button, a stay at Amity Wellness with Michelle and her staff is the best treat you can give yourself.
My wife and I will be visiting soon. We look forward to sharing the art of living with Michelle and her staff, and we also look forward to meeting and sharing the journey with fellow guests like yourself."
"Detox? They stick what where? I’m not drinking that am I? Just a few of the things I things mentioned when I first met Michelle.
133kg’s – depressed – unable to tie shoelaces in a single bend – fed up and lost.. a friend mentioned a friend of his had been to Thailand to do some Thai boxing and he drank clay and stuff and he had a ball and stuff.. Mentioned it in passing to the wife as a joke pretending we had booked it and she said, what a great idea. (She had obviously grown sick of my state also) Soooo not hearing a No, I booked and dragged the poor daughter off with me.
First met Michelle on the veranda where for the next hour she put the wind up both myself and Tahlia with what we were about to embark on. She showed us how to insert stuff, mix stuff, drink stuff, and bend stuff.
Now a long story short, only to say, where else could you meet a total stranger (sometimes even a famous one), then within 2 minutes be discussing the contents of your morning poo – awesome. 20kg’s less, 26cm off the waist, happy, content and a new outlook on life later we bid Shell (or Smelly as she like being called) farewell and came back to Australia. There are only a handful of people I have met in my life that have drastically changed and shaped where I am now, apart from immediate family, people like a particular teacher, a business college, a close family friend have made long lasting and truly outstanding things happen for me. I am honoured to say, Michelle is included in this very select group. Her kind words, immediate understanding of life and how it effected me, her support and motivation are an absolute gift that I shall cherish forever and a lot longer now thanks to turning me around. The fact that I came back for a second helping must be testimonial to her good work.
If I had the chance I would be back to see her again in a flash and hope to do so in the near future, as its not about the place, its about the people at the place that make the place – if all that makes sense
So although I have probably told you a thousand times before Smelly, thanks for helping me and my Family..
Hope to try your new joint soon,"
"I booked myself in for a 10 fast not really knowing what to expect. I could not have been in better hands. Michelle is so approachable and has a wealth of knowledge in Holistic Health. She really cares and goes the extra mile to ensure a wonderful experience for all. Thanks to Michelle and her team i finished this amazing healing process feeling 10 yrs younger and so much lighter in spirit. This really is a life changing experience. Thanks so much Michelle, I could not have done it without you."
"I first met Michelle Cooper in Nov of 2011. I was in Phuket preparing for my wedding and thought a detox would be a great idea. This was my first experience with this type of thing. Michelle guided me through the process, answering all my questions along the way. She has a great knowledge of everything and anything involved with detoxification and wellness as well as a great sense of humor that makes you feel comfortable and at ease. I enjoyed working with her so much I went back the following year and took my husband along. We both had a great experience and look forward to working with Michelle again in the future."
Suzanne & Aurelio
"I have detoxed 3 times with Michelle and Aurelio twice at her previous detox retreat and most of what we have learned on the subject we have learned from her. Her passion for detoxing and the positive health benefits that arise from both the physical and the emotional aspects of the programme are second to none and have massively boosted our interest in both, especially as we have witnessed firsthand the benefits of completing the programme.
Michelle is extremely knowledgeable in this subject and very easy to approach with her enthusiasm and positivity to answer any questions you may have, remaining professional at all times.
We would like to wish Michelle lots of luck in her new job but with all the hard work she has put into gaining her extensive amount of knowledge we honestly feel she doesn`t need it. Anybody who has the good fortune to detox with Michelle is truly blessed and will have the most incredible introduction to learning how to optimise their health."
"I completed a detoxification program under Michelle's supervision last year because I was suffering with symptoms of executive stress, was unhappy in my relationship of ten years and my entire home city (Brisbane, Australia) had just turned into Atlantis literally overnight after devastating floods. I had no idea what to expect and was feeling very disorientated and to be honest, I didn't think I was capable of fasting, I'd never skipped a meal in my life! As it turned out is was quite easy with all of the herbs and drinks etc that were provided. The process of detoxing is difficult to describe until you experience it. It's like your body completely slows down and feels floaty but your mind becomes quicker and your clarity of thought becomes sharper than a Swiss watch. I completed the full ten day fast (with three days raw afterwards) and lost around 6 kilos even though I wasn't there for the weight loss.
The best thing(s) about the program, getting to meet open minded people from all walks of life and every nationality. Sharing a joke and of course talking about what we'll eat when we finish! In fact I still keep in touch with some of the people I met.
So I hear you ask, have I gone back to old habits? What's changed for me over the last year? We'll, I gained the courage to lose another 90kg of dead weight and finally split from my partner! I won't say it's always been easy, but I haven't looked back and am enjoy my new life and independence so much more. I've taken up yoga and meditation, still running regularly and ran the Brisbane Marathon 6 months after I completed the detox. I'm still vegetarian and probably 80% raw, though I do indulge in the odd beer for good behaviour. My life has had it's ups and downs since leaving but I feel that it has been truly transformed and I'm entering into a new Golden Age at this time of my life. "
"Michelle is not only one of the most approachable and compassionate people I have ever met, she also carries with her a wealth of knowledge in Holistic Health. In the time that I worked under Michelle, she always had time for any request or problem that arose. She is a fantastic manager and a friend to all. She is extremely qualified in her field and has really dedicated her life’s work to helping others with their physical or emotional issues. Michelle is the perfect representation of health and fitness and leads a lifestyle that is truly admirable – she definitely practices what she preaches!
She is diverse and versatile where no job is out of her reach. She is always willing to learn more and is humble in her approach. Michelle is a spirited and strong woman who passes on her positivity to all she encounters. She always has a smile on her face and is immaculately groomed at all times.
Michelle is able to create a trustworthy relationship with each of her clients that is memorable. She has a large amount of followers throughout the world who are drawn to her personality and experience. I believe she will continue to forever change the lives of all those who pass through her beautiful life!"
"I am a 28 y.o. male with no health, weight issues or bad habits but who is always interested in finding new ways of improving the quality of life. Out of my 1 month vacation in Phuket, Thailand in July 2011 I decided to spend the last week of my holiday on a full fast detox programme under Michelle's supervision to see if it's going to make any positive difference on my health and style of life during and after the programme. I got referred to Michelle by 2 different friends of mine who previously went for a detox programme on separate occasions and highly recommended it for me to try. I must say I was a bit worried about the fact of not going to be eating any food for 7 days but surprisingly I didn't feel that hungry after receiving all of the supplements during the programme. I usually not a big fun of going to the gym as I prefer cardio work out over weight training but after being on the detox programme for 3 days I felt so much more energetic that I even went to the gym and worked out with a weight training for 2 hours which I never done for so long before. My daily colonic procedure wasn't a waste of time as well. After day 3 I could see Mucoid Plaque coming out from my intestines. I really didn't expect to have it in my twenties with a relatively healthy style of life - it wasn't a pleasant experience of seeing it but I am so glad to get it out rather then keep it in the system for many more years and keep getting poisoned with the toxins that it has. At the end of the programme I felt much lighter and healthy from the inside. I also received some addition educational information during my stay on how to keep a healthier style of life which I still find useful on my daily basis. Once I cleansed my system I feel much more careful with what I eat or drink afterwards which is a great achievement personally for me for a healthier style of life. I would recommend this programme to anyone who would like to find a different way to a healthier life (even if you think you already have it) but don't know where to start or would like to enhance it and learn something new about food, better life and yourself. Most of all, the people who take care of you are real professionals who know exactly what to do to make your stay more memorable."
"I first met Michelle approximately a year ago. My health was needing attention and I wanted to lose weight. First impressions are sometimes the best and my first impression of Michelle was that she was a very special human being. My immediate thoughts regarding Michelle: very friendly, extremely genuine, great sense of humour, very easy on the eye (haha).
Michelle is a very warm person.
As I got to know Michelle I realised my first impressions of her were correct.
Michelle had incredible knowledge regarding health and the way she shared that knowledge was very enlightening. She simply knew what she was talking about.
The great thing about Michelle was that she was fit & vibrant and I always want to learn from people that walk their talk.
She comes from a space of love & caring and that’s what people want! Michelle is a breath of fresh air in the way she genuinely wants to help people.
I am feeling so much better one year later due to the helpful advice from Michelle."
"When you first come in contact with Michelle the thing that strikes you straight away is how well she is. She positively glows, not just in her appearance but also in her demeanour. Then when you spend time with her you also begin to realise that she is passionate about her belief in helping others, mentally, physically and spiritually. Her knowledge is quite astounding. Her ability to impart information in a constructive form that is easily absorbed is second to none.
So it came as no surprise that after communicating with me for a couple of minutes she had diagnosed a solution to a muscle cramping problem that had given me sleepless nights for many years. I don’t need to go into detail, needless to say she had hit the nail on the head. My sleepless nights are a thing of the past and perhaps, more importantly, it was achieved without the usual side effects associated with the standard forms of medication.
I have the utmost respect for Michelle and will continue to utilise her vast knowledge and insight to further improve my well being, mental and physical health in the future. The changes she has made in my life are profound and lasting. For that I am eternally grateful."