What we offer
“The therapists’ commitment, the treatments, the fantastic food, the inspiring atmosphere: it all works together in a marvellous concept that definitely works.” Bernhard
While we fully acknowledge the importance and effectiveness of standard medical treatments for cancer, we believe you can benefit enormously from some extra tender loving care and from being seen for yourself rather than as a patient. We hope that by supporting you in ways that complement traditional medical care we can help you to improve the effectiveness of your treatment and minimise the time spent in hospital; support you while you find your feet again after the treatment is over; and offer tools to help prevent the recurrence of cancer and live a fulfilled life.
Our Restore and Revitalise retreats offer you a relaxing and restful environment; delicious, nutritious food that helps to detoxify you, boost your immune system and aid recovery; and a daily programme of yoga, complementary treatments, talks, and meditation to help bring body, mind and emotions into balance.
“As the week progressed, you could see how people changed as the tensions and anxieties with which they had arrived began to melt away.” Jane
At the end of your stay we hope you will leave feeling in better physical, emotional and mental health; more relaxed, confident and focussed; inspired about your life and clear about your priorities; and equipped with tools to live a healthy, stress free life.
“For the past year I have been defined by my cancer diagnosis. I was either overwhelmed by it or trying to block it out. Now I accept it as being just one aspect of ‘me’ and something I can look at differently. I can be ‘me’ again and I can see a future that I can take control back over. I can start living again.” Sue
WHAT WE OFFER
"I really adored the treatments – truly wonderful. I felt very safe with your knowledgeable and professional therapists." -Zoe
"The food was divine, it made me feel great. I will continue with it." -Tulin
"My experiences at Puyssentut have been much needed fuel for my soul." -Shannon
"You have a very special place with the perfect ambience for helping people heal and find themselves again." -Sangeeta, Yoga Teacher
"I believe this whole week has worked in perfect harmony. Each part adding to the whole. It has been like a wonderful kaleidoscope of different elements making up a wonderful, complete healing experience for me." -Rosie
"Puyssentut is a magical place with incredible energy. As one of the retreat chefs, I can honestly say that cooking for people who are going through a healing process is a wonderful and rewarding experience." -Rebecca
"I really enjoyed the yoga. Each day built on what we learnt the day before and I will be able to incorporate what I learned into my daily life." -Nasiv
"Go do it - submerge yourself in the wonders of Puyssentut." -Lorna
"Puyssentut is the most caring and supportive environment I've ever experienced. It provides the optimum conditions for self healing." -Lizzie
"These are not 'detox retreats' or 'cancer cures'. This is something more profound and earthy. What people with a cancer diagnosis often need most is a calming space where they can relax, be nourished and reconnect with themselves. Puyssentut provides just that." -Kirsten (Nutrition therapist)