The benefits of detox and fasting

In this exceptional place

Why fasting?

Fasting is an ancestral practice widespread in many cultures. Whether it is for the well-being of the body or your mind, discover the multitude of good reasons to live this experience.

Take a break and leave the frenzy of your every day life to regenerate your body.

Go beyond yourself by breaking your habits and your ideas about food.

The benefits of therapeutic fasting

  • Rest the digestive system.

  • Boost the immune system.

  • Detoxify and regenerate the body.

  • Lighten body and mind.

  • Change your relation to food

  • Develop better eating habits.

  • Get more energy and vitality.

  • Go beyond and break your habits.

  • Disconnect and take a step back.

  • Offer time for yourself.

Find out more about water fasting

Read our articles about frequently asked questions (FAQ)

Some articles and videos...

Dr Jockers: Autophagy: What is It and 8 Ways to Enhance It

Reportage RTS: Tendance Jeûne
A general view about fasting today (in French)

Reportage Arte: Les Bienfaits du Jeûne
An in-depth reportage about fasting in Russia, the US and Europe (in French or German).

Intermittent Fasting & Hunger
Explanations about the hormonal mechanisms while fasting: fat burn, absence of hunger etc.

Fasting vs eating less

What are the physiological differences between fasting and low calorie diet.

Conférence Dr Jason Fung: Terapeutic Fasting
Dr Fung  explains why fasting does not slow down metabolism, contrary to low caloric diets (which just make you gain more weight due to the jojo effect).


This fasting retreat at the Maya Boutique Hotel was a very good experience! The staff were very professional and friendly and the activities offered were really interesting.

I spent a wonderful week of fasting! This place is just the right thing for it. It is calm and soothing. The beautiful surrounding nature is conducive get back to oneself, so beneficial for the fasting.

Fasting retreats at Maya Boutique Hotel & Spa are only for adults, in good health.

Pregnancy, breastfeeding, heavy medication, epilepsy, untreated hyperthyroidism, ulcers (stomach or duodenum), type 1 diabetes, tuberculosis, thrombophlebitis, hepatic or renal failure, organ transplantation, pacemaker, excessive low weight, anorexia and other eating disorders, heavy addictions, arteriosclerosis, advanced degenerative diseases (multiple sclerosis, Alzheimer's, etc.), generalized cancer, severe psychoses.

If you are subject to any of the above contraindications, we could not host you to participate to our fasting retreats.
In case of doubt, seek the advice of your doctor.

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Maya Fasting & Detox
Linzerbot 25-27
1973 Nax
Valais - Switzerland
+41 27 565 51 55

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