Guided by the conviction that, “when the body fasts, the soul goes hungry,” Dr Otto Buchinger, a German doctor and philosopher, believed that the spontaneous desire for introspection and inner contemplation brought about by fasting is a means to healing – physically, spiritually and emotionally.
Buchinger Wilhelmi provides you with a caring environment to walk that path under medical supervision. The clinic combines the best of Western medicine, ancient Far Eastern naturopathic knowledge and scientific progress with alternative therapies – an integrative approach which is nourishment for the body, spirit and soul. With several fasting programs to choose from and a wide range of therapies you’ll be supported by an expert team of holistic medical staff and practitioners in what many guests have described as a “life-changing experience”.
„Therapeutic fasting involves voluntarily giving up solid food for a prescribed period of time. It helps to strengthen your immune system, activate your self-healing powers, treat a wide range of chronic illnesses and increase your general vitality and wellbeing.“
A day at Buchinger Wilhelmi is based on what we need for a balanced, fulfilled and healthy life – exercise and rest, hunger and nourishment, inspiration and relaxation, time on your own balanced by the company of others.
Buchinger Wilhelmi is a clinic, but it is far from the clichéd idea of a sterile medical facility. It is a third-generation family business with all the warmth and personal care that comes with it. The architecture is light-infused and sensual, featuring natural materials and colors.
Against the backdrop of the Sierra Blanca Mountains you’ll bask in the Mediterranean sun, whilst more than 200 specialists from diverse areas like medicine, physiotherapy, psychotherapy, nutrition, sport and nursing guide you through a holistic program based on Dr Buchinger’s prescription for a “spiritual diet”. From morning health checks to evening music concerts, strolls through gardens that blossom year-round and a daily program of activities that includes everything from Yoga and Pilates, to guided exercise and meditation classes, art, music, literature, coaching and accompanying forms of psychotherapy – every day is designed to create a sense of harmony within and with the surrounding world.
Choice of individual or group activities inlcuding:
art exhibitions, art lesson, autogenic training, concerts, cooking demonstrations and lessons, creative activities, dancing classes, fitness (personal training available), golf (nearby), guided walks and treks including to the UNESCO biosphere reserve and Sierra de las Nieves, lectures and workshops on psychological, philosophical and spiritual topics, meditation, Nordic walking, painting workshop, Pilates, powerwalking, Qi Gong, relaxation classes, swimming, tai chi, tennis, tours to local attractions, yoga
Massage and hydrotherapy rooms, fitness center, Finnish sauna, steam room, hydromassage showers
We love the lush gardens and the unique Spanish flair.
Located on Andalusia’s Costa del Sol flanked by the Mediterranean Sea, Sierra Blanca Mountains and the UNESCO biosphere reserve, Sierra de las Nieves.
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