The UK’s first purpose-built detox and weight loss retreat will launch later this year, located in the Essex countryside, only 50 minutes' drive from Central London.
The Glass House Retreat is a visionary project, created by local property entrepreneurs, offering the latest wellness, detox, and weight loss treatments—including whole body cryotherapy.
The retreat is the brainchild of Joy Jarvis, a lifelong vegetarian, who has used and visited health and wellbeing centres across the UK and Europe, prior to coming up with the idea of the Glass House.
Co-founder, Joy Jarvis, was left inspired by her experiences but felt there was room for improvement:
“I’ve tried many different treatments and programmes, in country houses, in converted buildings, all over the UK and Europe. Many were a bit pushed for space and had limited facilities. With the Glass House, I wanted to develop a health retreat from the ground up
“We’ve included cutting-edge weight loss technology and treatments from across the world. Our mission is to help people transform their approach to health and wellbeing during a life changing stay”.
As part of Jarvis’ vision, the Glass House has been designed with wellness in mind.
“The building itself radiates wellness, with ground to ceiling sheets of clear glass—letting in natural light and it has eco-friendly features such as solar panels, a ground source heat pump, and rain water recycling,” said Jarvis.
The Glass House provides guests with expert support, progressive fitness facilities, exercise, yoga and mindfulness classes, cryotherapy, spa treatments, specialist raw food and juicing, and pool aerobics—giving them a chance to make a positive lifestyle change quickly.
It’s located in seven acres of Essex countryside, with easy access from London, but rural enough that guests have minimal temptations or distractions whilst staying.
Jarvis on the Glass House offering—
“At the Glass House, people wanting to detox or lose weight can find top fitness facilities and classes, spa treatments and nutrition—all in one place—giving the best possible space for positive change during their stay, and beyond.”
Although, Jarvis added, it’s not just about detoxing and weight loss:
“Equally, if people just want to escape from the stresses of the modern world, relax in exceptional spa facilities and enjoy pampering treatments, this is also on offer.”
The Glass House Retreat will offer anyone booking to stay within its first month of opening a 10% discount on its standard detox and weight loss programme and stay.