The benefits of detox and fasting

In this exceptional place

Why fasting

Fasting is an ancestral practice widespread in many cultures. Well-being for the body and your mind. Discover the multitude of good reasons to live this experience.

Fasting is a voluntary abstinence from solid food for a limited period of time. As a consequence of this abstinence, the body activates an internal system of nutrition and self-healing abilities. The body becomes detoxified and purified, and the metabolic system is stimulated. You become energized, excess fat is burned and your body can regenerate.


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

Exceed yourself by breaking your habits and your ideas about food.

The benefits of fasting

  • Puts at rest the digestive system.

  • Detoxifies and regenerates the body.

  • Improves the immune system

  • Eases Body and Mind.

  • Improves Your Eating Patterns.

  • Contributes To Self-Enlightenment.

  • Get more energy and vitality.

  • Promotes Longevity.

  • 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
A 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 is the physiological difference 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).

...what are our guests saying?

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, you are not allowed 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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