Rejuvenating Health Retreat In The Land Of Fire & Ice
Taking Action Towards A Radiant, Pain-Free And Motion Rich Life
Love being active, but suffer from chronic pain, have movement issues
and are finally ready to lead a pain-free, healthy and motion rich life?
Then join Susanne for a fun-packed, adventurous and
pampering holiday of a lifetime in Iceland.
Imagine yourself relaxing in hot thermal springs and being served delicious Tapas surrounded by snow, volcanic rock, and steam. You are in awe, feeling total relaxation and a sense of true happiness and wellbeing flowing through your entire body.
It’s the last day of an amazing and exciting week in Iceland – the magical land of Fire and Ice - where you experienced and learned new things that will inspire you for years to come. You already feel the effects of physical therapy, something feels different.
Your pain issues have massively improved, and you can already sense becoming more balanced and strengthened. In your mind, you are planning all the activities you will be doing over the next year.
You feel incredibly energized, the past week’s outdoor activities and Iceland’s uplifting and rejuvenating volcanic energy filled you with radiant vitality.
You joke and share stories with newly made friends, sharing your adventures from your snowmobiling across Glaciers, exploration of dormant volcanos and visiting magical waterfalls and spouting geysers while tasting the best of Iceland’s native beer, fresh lamb, salmon and folk music.
Yes…indeed, the Health Retreat in Iceland, let me put you in the picture. It is the ULTIMATE place to spend 6 wondrous days if you …
Can’t wait to become more active again practicing your favourite activities with the same passion like when you were younger?
Gear up then to embrace a unique postural alignment, fitness and strengthening program used by many athletes, golfers, and coaches in the US to become and remain pain-free and live your life to the fullest.
Would love to get your flexibility back feeling younger for longer?
Oh trust me, I know what you are talking about! No worries, at the end of the retreat, you will be able to do stretches you think were impossible while improving your muscle strength and tone at the same time.
Would love to learn more on breakthrough research on how to keep yourself fit and healthy?
Awesome, in Iceland, you will be experiencing life testing with high-tech biofeedback technology that will give you instant insights into your body's biochemistry and nutritional deficiencies so you can achieve lasting vitality.
Are dreaming of distant countries longing for your next adventure to a wild and wonderful destination with raw and natural appeal?
Brace yourself, because this retreat in Iceland is unique, it is the holiday of a lifetime in a rare and exciting beauty. You will be floating your pain away in mineral-rich thermal baths surrounded by volcanic rock, go snowmobiling across glaciers and visit ice caves and powerful waterfalls. This is the country where the Games of Thrones was filmed.
So why should you join me now? Because….
"By the end of this retreat with it's unique and customised chronic pain-relief program and relaxation therapies coupled with exciting inner and outer adventures in the land of Fire and Ice, you will have been given the tools to lead a pain-free, healthy and motion rich life. All this while you relax in hot thermal springs with newly made friends with whom you enjoy the flavors and textures of Iceland’s fresh local food, drink, music, and stories.”
Why the land of Fire & Ice to maximise and recover your health and vitality?
The mountains are made from rhyolite rock, and you feel like you are looking at multi-colored glass made of white, pink, grey and purple hues. Stunning!
And I mustn’t forget, Iceland’s many thermal springs, they just seem to be everywhere, so make sure you bring a few swimsuits along.
The famous Blue Lagoon is truly spectacular and romantic, blue water surrounded by black volcanic rock covered in snow, and lit up by soft romantic underwater dimmer lights. A dip in the water will be refreshing and healing to your skin and spirits.
Because it should be on anyone’s bucket list. Iceland is amaaaazing. I was just blown away by its untouched nature, beautiful landscape, fresh food, thermal springs, ever changing weather and culture.
Iceland is a true feast for the senses including culinary surprises, yes you heard me right! I just can’t get enough of its rare and wild nature while the restless volcanic activity fills you with exciting and positive energy.
It is a land of myth and legends, and the diverse landscape from ice to green, volcanoes, and waterfalls is just breathtaking. A trip to Iceland is a trip into natural art.
Wow, and where will we be staying?
Your home for six unforgettable nights - 4 days in the Natura Hotel in Reykjavik and 2 nights in the Ion Adventure Hotel close to Thingvellir National Park - where you’ll feel like you’ve found relaxing and luxurious oases.
Reykjavik has a vibrant art and music scene of which we will make the most of. The historic core of Reykjavik consists of colorful houses and rooftops with seagulls flying overhead. And the sea is just everywhere, ranging from the wonderful salty breezes to the breathtaking views across the bay. There is a regular shuttle going from the hotel to the city center.
Reykjavik is the perfect base from which to explore Iceland’s rich and natural heritage, hardy flora and fauna, and Thingvellir National Park (a UNESCO World Heritage Site).
The Natura Hotel itself is located in the beautiful surroundings of Öskjuhlíð hill and Nauthólsvík beach with its hot thermal pools; this is were you might want to practice cold therapy and the 'Wim Hof' method. The hotel is certified as a Green Hotel with birds singing just for you, and fresh ocean air all around. The rooms are plain but comfortable reflecting the simple nordic style. The spa offers some of Reykjavik’s most exclusive massage treatments to soothe both body and mind.
The Ion Hotel is something else again. Set against a backdrop of majestic mountainous lava fields, it is an unforgettable experience. Whether you are seeking a quiet, soulful soak beneath the Northern Lights, a challenging trek across an ancient glacier or a day of fly-fishing in plentiful icy rivers – at ION Adventure Hotel, these are only a wish away
There is magical energy about this island in the north of the Atlantic that will inspire you and your imagination and get you away from your desk or sofa.
In Iceland, you can taste beer poached Icelandic Blue Mussels, slow cooked lamb shoulder with green peas, estragon sauce, and waffle fries. And wait for those desserts when you eat the infamous Icelandic Skyr - a kind of a cream cheese - with blackberry jam, pistachios, and ladyfingers. I think you get the picture.
If you don’t eat this or that – no worries – the hotel and restaurants are happy to accommodate any of your food preferences.
On our first evening, we will do a local beer and food tasting trip to Reykjavik’s breweries, where you will enjoy locally-sourced foods that will be immersed in the flavors of the far north while you are listening to stories, legends and insider tips from your local host.
Whether you are a gourmet or a gourmand, you are going to love this trip and Icelandic food. I intend to spoil you with fresh culinary delights that will stimulate your taste buds for years to come. Thankfully we will be burning off most of this on our adventure activities. :)
Icelandic food is among the freshest in the world. The crystal clear water and air, the freely grazing sheep and cows, the wild fish and the chemical-free plants make excellent ingredients for what may be the best quality food you have ever tried. Iceland’s chefs are masters at creating excellent dishes, infusing the ocean’s bounty with herbs and spices found in the Icelandic nature. It is nourishing the body and mind with its freshness and subtle flavors. I will attempt to take you to new restaurants as often as possible, so get a list of your favorite restaurants over to me so I can book a table.
To start with, no trip to Iceland would be complete without indulging in a traditional spa at our hotel ranging from the hot tub, steam bath, sauna, relaxation area, and even a fitness room.
The Spa in the Natura Hotel will take you onto a sensorial journey ranging from top-to-toe marine enzyme conditioning, an aromatic massage with essential oils to a full-body Swedish massage which is the perfect remedy to awaken the mind and unwind achy muscles.
One day I would love to do part of the famous “Golden Circle Trip” where you will see the best nature has to offer in Iceland. This could include bathing in the Secret Lagoon followed by a visit to a lively Geysir and the mighty Gullfoss waterfall; or a visit to Thingvellir UNESCO national park reserve and time permitting the Althingi the oldest house of parliament in the world. Enjoy getting to know the real Iceland.
Ah, and I mustn’t forget the Northern Lights, they are an otherworldly sight in the sky at night. These beautiful green lights dance around the sky in Iceland in winter. One evening, I would love to take you on a magical night tour chasing the Northern Lights as they dance in their green and sometimes purple hues across Iceland’s night sky.
And of course we can’t forget our three half-day tours and activities ranging from the Blue Lagoon, a Jeep Safari across Volcanic landscape, ice caving, a visit to a dormant volcano, Icelandic music, and storytelling. If you are really adventurous maybe even snorkeling in the famous Silfra Fissure between the North American and Eurasian tectonic plates in Thingvellir National Park. The diving and snorkeling site at Silfra is right where the two continents meet and drift apart about 2 cm per year. The choice is all yours!
I’m not sure exactly what we’ll be seeing yet, this all depends on your preferences, but the choice is yours!
And yup – don’t worry, you’ll also have some time to yourself when you may want to explore Reykjavik and other parts of South Iceland or relax in the hotels' Spa. It’s all included.
Just explain to me in detail what the health side of programme is all about.........
Through a bespoke pain-relief program, you will be given the tools to become pain-free and lead a healthy, radiant and motion rich life. You will put into practice and be able to pick my brains on how to achieve and maintain optimal health and fitness levels, including:
Rapid Recovery Movement to align, strengthen and rebalance your musculoskeletal system. This is the foundation for experiencing lasting relief from chronic pain. We will do gentle exercises and stretches every day.
Find Your Healing Frequency is about hands on therapy with proven bio-feedback devices that reduce pain instantly, tackle inflammation, detox your body and relax you, so you sleep well at night.
Breathe Your Pain Away will deal with the ultimate life source: "Breathing". You will learn different breathing techniques to maximise oxygen levels in your blood which will energize you and fight inflammation.
Digest Yourself To Health aims to establish optimal gut function and maximize absorption of minerals and vitamins. Where there is pain there is inflammation, made worse through the foods you eat.
Lifetime Success Strategies is about helping you make those every day lifestyle changes particularly in the kitchen and the home, so you can live a healthy life and prevent disease.
But this is not everything; we will be exploring the reasons behind longevity of people around the world including the importance of natural exercise, living in healthy environments, fun activities with friends and people you love, and healthy diet including the odd glass of beer as you can tell from the Delights section above.
We will watch movies together - documentary and fiction - to further your understanding of what you have learned and experienced during the day. This will give you purpose and inspire you to undertake those necessary lifestyle changes you have been putting on a back burner.
This unmissable retreat experience was specifically designed for YOU to combine the ultimate in pain-relief, relaxation, pampering, preventative health care, outdoor adventures, and social activities so you can lead a PAIN-FREE, HEALTHY, and MOTION rich life for good.
Pre-trip preparation call
Pre-trip postural alignment analysis and development of exercise plan with links to videos
4 postural alignment, rebalancing and strengthening classes
1 three hour session deep breathing technique and cold therapy for the brazen ones using a Wim Hof instructor
4 deep-dive health sessions in the morning with lots of juicy retreat conversation all week
4 nights at the Natura Hotel In Reykjavik
2 nights at the Ion Adventure Hotel
Six delicious and nutritious breakfasts
5 light but nourishing lunches and 5 dinners
3 half-day activities with the group - you chose
Entrance fees to any activities/sites we visit together
1 massage or other therapy available at the hotel
2 relaxing pain relief biofeedback treatments
1 session bespoke testing to determine the biochemical cause of pain incl. nutritional deficiencies
Unlimited spa experience in both hotels
1 cultural evening with live music and story telling
1 evening chasing Northern Lights
Beer and local food tasting tour in Reykjavik
Your round-trip airfare from home
Other non-included items would include souvenir shopping, personal phone calls, extra spa services, taxis, laundry, drinks and food in the hotel room, bell-boys, etc.
Personal, medical or trip cancellation insurance
Arrive into Reykjavik Airport on 22nd February 2020 around lunch time so I can settle you in before dinner.
I recommend you depart 28th February 2020 after breakfast.
I will have three airport pick-ups on 8th February and if you are not arriving in time to be on those transports we can help you arrange your own taxi to the hotel (at your cost). Same situation going home.
If you want to come earlier or stay later for some exploring – call Ales Struna (pronounced Alesh) an extraordinary travel agent. He can help you design something fabulous, as well as make sure that you actually end up in Reykjavik at the right time and in the right place! Feel free to ring him at +1866.866.5566.
Fun & Little-Known Facts: Debra traveled for one year around Europe in her twenties and enjoyed singing. So if we are lucky, maybe she will do some Karaoke for us!
My name is Susanne Jager, and I am the founder of The Natural Pain Relief Clinic and have helped many clients overcome chronic pain. I am a member fo the Institute of Functional Medicine and provide an integrative approach in one bespoke pain-relief treatment plan ranging from lifestyle, nutrition to physical exercise.
Having had my own share of pain, I have learned to acknowledge the uniqueness of each person and carefully lead my clients through their health journey while inspiring and educating them with the knowledge they need to achieve and maintain their optimal physical and mental wellbeing levels.
I am driven by an innate curiosity and getting to the bottom of things, an enduring love affair with sports and staying active, traveling and the hard-won strategic insights from five years an "in-the-trenches" therapist. I love what I do, and also enjoy traveling. By running worldwide health retreats, I can combine my passions and serve my clients all over the world!
Some of my favorite things include: adventure holidays with my son, Scuba Diving, Sauna, going to the gym, Salsa music & dancing, Thai & Indian Curries, and going to the movies.
Fun & Little-Known Facts: I have dived with sharks at night at the Great Barrier Reef, love a hot chocolate with coconut milk, used to be a white water kayaker, did gymnastics on a horse back like the Cossacks, speak 4 languages and have lived 10 years in Egypt.
On the Retreat, we will be joined by Debra Graham, who is one of the leading therapists in the UK (and Europe) in pain relief therapy using biofeedback devices. No pain is too big for Debra! She will set out to heal you with an innate passion putting her heart and soul into getting you pain-free and feeling better again.
Debra initially qualified in Massage and Reflexology in 1994 and began working privately and within the National Health Service and charitable organizations. She then extended her private practice by setting up a clinic for the staff at the Walt Disney Company head offices, where she worked for 9 years.
In 2003, Debra discovered bio-feedback therapy as a result of an injury to her hand and hasn't looked back since. She traveled to Russia to study with the pioneers of this technology, where she obtained her teacher's training certificate and set up her own company afterward. She has helped countless people become pain-free. Some of Debra's favorite things include walking her dogs in the forest and traveling the world with her partner.