What is a Juice Cleanse?


At the Sanctuary, we harness the power of Ayurvedic healing modalities to restore harmony and balance to the mind, body, and spirit. A juice cleanse is one of the most transformative healing modalities we cultivate at the Sanctuary. Amongst our fasting programmes, a juice cleanse is an excellent way to enhance your journey. 

The history of fasting stretches back thousands of years, with all the highest spiritual and religious traditions using fasting to cleanse, purify, or reach closer proximity to the divine. Presently, various forms of fasting, particularly juice cleansing, have shown to be effective in fostering symptoms of long covid, assisting in weight loss, ridding the body of toxins, and much more. 

What is a juice cleanse? 

A juice cleanse is done by grinding, pressing, extracting, and consuming juice from plants for healing. By combining juices and drinking plant elixirs, the natural properties of these plants rid our bodies of toxins and restore vitality. Juice cleansing can be traced back over 5500 years as a ritual used for bodily detoxification and spiritual preparation. 

At the Sanctuary, we have cultivated a programme that honours nature and our ancestors, encouraging your body to synchronize to these magnetic vibrations. The programme is based on the Sanskrit term “Swarasa” or, in the common language, Ayurvedic juicing. We expose our bodies to an incredibly healing field by working with the intelligence that lives within the natural world. 

Benefits of a juice cleanse:

In modern-day culture, most of us are undernourished and overindulged. With exposure to processed foods, chemicals, fertilizers, preservatives and so on, a juice cleanse offers an excellent opportunity to detoxify the body. Juice fasting offers a chance to cleanse the body of unwanted toxins that may turn into deadly diseases if not eliminated over some time.

More benefits of a juice cleanse include:

  • Improved digestion and energy levels.
  • Boosted immunity function.
  • It can aid in weight loss.
  • Cleanses the liver and kidneys.
  • Balance your doshas.
  • Greater mental focus.

A Juice Cleanse the Sanctuary way

Standard Programme:  Our standard 3-day juice cleanse offers an opportunity to elevate your retreat. Should you wish to add a juice fast to your stay, our resident Ayurvedic doctor will create a personalized programme based on your Dosha, objectives and medical history.

Your uniquely designed juice cleanse will include a variety of locally grown fruits and vegetables to create a deep detox for your body.

Sample juice cleanse day at the Sanctuary: 5 elixirs are freshly made for you throughout the day.

  • Morning elixir: Herbal porridge + King Coconut
  • Mid-morning elixir: Fresh juice
  • Lunch elixir: Fresh juice
  • Afternoon elixir: Fresh juice
  • Dinner elixir: Herbal soup

Advanced juice cleanse programme at the Sanctuary:

Our advanced programme interweaves both water and juice fast. Find a sample outline below.

  • Day 1-2: 48-hour water fast consisting of only juice and coconut water.
  • Day 3-5: Standard juice fast programme

Final takeaway and why you should consider a juice cleanse:

In modern day culture, it is important to detoxify your body of processed foods, chemicals, fertilizers, and preservatives so that these toxins do not turn into deadly diseases if not eliminated over some time. A juice cleanse offers the perfect way to do so.

You will feel rooted to nature through bountiful fruits and vegetables throughout your juice cleanse. You will also feel euphoria as your body releases old toxins and stagnant energies.. A juice cleanse is one of the best ways to restore your body to equilibrium. Cheers to the potions of nature!

With love,

Sen Wellness Sanctuary


Davia is our Retreat Specialist and manages enquiries and bookings for those interested in visiting us at the Sanctuary. Her in-depth knowledge of the wellness programmes we offer means she will be able to answer any questions you may have, so please don’t hesitate to get in touch!

Davia is also Clinic Manager at Sen Wellness London, ensuring the smooth running of our holistic hub in the medical district of Harley Street, where we offer osteopathy, acupuncture, yoga, meditation and community events as well as retreats in the UK and Europe.

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Claire White
Claire White
I have just completed a 10 day retreat at Sen Wellness and having researched many options, I was drawn to this but it was way beyond my expectations, it was amazing. The yoga by Frances and the monk was incredible, the doctors were kind and helpful and all the staff could not have been more helpful. Special mention to treatments from Tanisha and the manager Sanath who got me out on the beach one evening to see the mother turtles. A dream come true in so many ways, left feeling refreshed,so much healthier in body and mind!! I would highly recommend to anyone who needs a reset.
britta barth
britta barth
I had a wonderful stay and participated in the Signature Retreat. The resort is located in a very beautiful nature reserve. There is a beautiful beach for long nice walks and you also can see turtles.Meditation and Yoga were very also so good as were the ayurvedic treatments. I love it.The Signature Retreat led by Sam is a great, inspiring journey in itself - I can highly recommend.The ayurvedic food was delicious and the staff is great.I hope to go soon again to this wonderful place.Mandy thanks to Sam and his team at Sen Wellness Sanctuary. Britta
One of the most incredible experiences I’ve ever had in my life. The 10-day retreat is the ultimate in relaxation. They feed you all your meals (delicious homegrown/homemade food), schedule yoga and daily spa treatments and hold special ceremonies throughout the week. The staff go above and beyond to make your experience deep, meaningful and heartfelt. The sanctuary is located in a jungle so be prepared to be immersed in wildlife! Monkeys, reptiles of all kinds, turtles on the beach, eagles/birds and more! I stumbled across this place researching Sri Lanka and it was truly meant to be. The faculties are stunning, comfortable and reasonably priced. Don’t miss an opportunity to come here!
Melanie Farfel
Melanie Farfel
A wonderful stay! The staff was so incredible and thoughtful throughout. I left feeling very rejuvenated. Thank you !
I had really nice experience at Sen Wellness for 8 nights. Here is in the middle of nature, we can feel that we are a part of nature and it is very natural to live with all kinds of animals and plants. I am now mentally and physically fit.What I really appreciated is food - healthy, everyday different menu, some vegetables that I have never seen… I felt that my feeling of taste transformed through my stay and skin condition and body condition became better.All people here is really kind and peaceful.Yoga teacher, Stefania, is a wonderful teacher, she is really knowledgeable and so kind to care all participants. I had enjoyed conversations with her at breakfast, lunch and dinner.Doctors, therapists are nice, I could ask questions and request whatever I feel comfortable.There are different types of rooms, I experienced the most luxury cabana and eco-cabana with Air Conditioning, too. Luxury cabana was awesome but I liked eco-cabana as well. It was an old facility but authentic, compact and I felt cozy. I was alone in the room so the space was enough for single use. If you wish to have luxury stay, I would recommend you to go for Luxury cabana.Everyone has different purpose and expectations. My purpose was feel nature, have simple life and feel appreciation of life. And it was fulfilled. Thank you so much for all Sen wellness team.
sunil damodar
sunil damodar
Went to Sen Wellness with family for a retreat, it was a nice spiritual and healthy experience. Fantastic team who were friendly and did everything possible to make it us feel special, great doctors and therapists and of course the daily yoga and one on one interaction with Sam was icing on the cake. Would recommend this to anyone looking for a great mix of spirituality, yoga, treatment and healthy eating. Look forward to my next one at Sen Wellness.
Jessica Crozier
Jessica Crozier
Sen Wellness is the perfect place to go to when you are exhausted by life and need a rest to get back to yourself and work through any difficulties you may be experiencing.There’s lovely yoga and meditation classes every day plus a set schedule which is a great way to structure your day of rest alongside tailored Ayurvedic treatments and healthy food.The place is for me perfect but it’s not like a 5 star hotel so if that’s what you are looking for it may be the wrong place for you.If you are lucky you’ll see some turtles as well.Samath and Francis are great managers and will make sure everything goes well.
Kumail Syedain
Kumail Syedain
Beautiful experience, beyond my wildest expectations. Would recommend to anyone interested in Ayurveda and healing
Neil Wadhawan
Neil Wadhawan
I was fortunate to lead a yoga retreat in early February of 2024. Everything was absolutely spectacular. Sen is a very special place with a beautiful energy that is perfect for retreat and healing.What really makes Sen so special are the people. Every single one of the staff members as well as the ayurveda doctors and all the managers were so kind and always trying to make each experience special. The entire team was led by Sanath and Frances and they were both absolutely wonderful. I can't possibly find enough kind words for both of them. Their leadership and warmth really allowed me to lead the retreat in the best way I could and they were always there for me whenever I needed. Thank you!
helen wright
helen wright
Sen wellness is a perfect sanctuary. The Ayurvedic retreat was insane - I loved every minute of it . Thank you
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