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In a world obsessed with fitness of the physical kind, comes along a retreat, which has been specifically designed to offer total rejuvenation of the body and mind.

Located on the secluded but stunning Sernabatim beach, surrounded by whispering palms and facing the inviting blue waters of the Arabian Sea, The Beach House provides all the ingredients necessary for natural rejuvenation at this lifestyle destination. My visit was prompted by the desire to experience its unique all-inclusive wellness programmes and get my own stressed-out life of a typical Mumbai-ite in order!

The Infrastructure

The Beach House is a boutique wellness retreat with a holistic approach to wellbeing, which is supported by a team of highly-trained Indian and international therapists and doctors who manage the clients. It is the brainchild of Ajit Patel, owner of UK-based Sanda Wellbeing, who was motivated by his severe health issues to launch this wellness centre.

Set on a quiet beach front, the resort is built to offer space and quiet to its guests. The property has 11 modern beautifully-designed rooms of which seven are in duplex villas with a lounge downstairs and a bedroom above. Treatment rooms are housed in quaint spa tents, clustered amidst coconut palms and flowering trees to offer privacy. Facing the sea is the main two-storey bungalow housing the consultation rooms on the first floor, with the expansive reception, lounge and dining area opening out onto a stunning deck with fabulous 180 degree views of the sea. The property is set in a landscaped lawn sloping towards the beach and has private access to it, and thoughtfully-built shacks face the sea, encouraging contemplation and rest.

The Philosophy

According to Ajit Patel, “Wellness and wellbeing is a lot more than health.” He should know, having battled illnesses and surgeries for a large part of his life from the age of 21. “The one thing I realized through all this was what kept me going was my mind,” says Patel,  whose conviction was the basis for the ‘wellness retreat’ concept of The Beach House.

Strongly based on a holistic approach to wellbeing, treatments are based on ancient philosophies as well as modern science. Each guest’s wellbeing quotient is assessed based on the Three Chakra assessment developed at The Beach House, according to which everybody is a reflection of his/her physiological, physical and psychological chakra. And if each of these  perfect, a state of balance is found, which, as you can imagine is rare!

Every guest receives a medical questionnaire before arrival, so that the team of wellness consultants comprising of doctors, therapists, nutritionists, and yoga and fitness instructors can study it and be prepared.  On arrival, they undergo an exhaustive 360 degree screening process on each of the three chakras, basis which a customized line of treatment is followed.

The Treatments

A new guest would typically be met by each member of the specialized wellness team post the screening process, and have a choice of an Ayurvedic or Homeopathic line of treatments for the wellness package they choose. Most packages are for a minimum of five to seven nights and besides Detox and Weight Management, Total Body Rebalancing is one of the most popular. But detox is the basic part of all treatments as cleansing the colon is the basis of everything, and daily intake of psyllium husk and enemas are a part of most packages.

Guests are constantly monitored by the team during this period and often consult each other to facilitate the best results for the guest, and help them reach their goal. Modern science is used to complement traditional therapies and treatments and Hypnotherapy, neuro-linguistic-programming (NLP) and emotional freedom techniques (EFT) are some important methods used in counselling. According to Patel, “The biggest part of what we do here is around the mind.”

Every programme advises plenty of rest as it is integral to healing the body and mind. And as The Beach House  is not a ‘Spa’ per se but a ‘Wellness Retreat’,  spa therapies are one of the elements that are incorporated into their holistic approach to ‘Wellness’, as are fitness, Yoga sessions and meditation.

The Diet

Pre-arrival, all guests complete a comprehensive medical questionnaire detailing current and past health issues as well as family history. The doctors and nutritionists will analyse this first to check the program they have chosen, the type of foods suitable for them, etc. They receive a doctor’s consultation on arrival and according to that their personalised menu is ‘prescribed’.

Manipulations will be made to the menus, if necessary. Say, if they lack a certain nutrient, have blood sugar issues or a health condition, particular foods/drinks/supplements can help. Read the full version of the story on

Writer Sandhya Chipalkatti

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