Chronic Pain Relief Retreat Azores

November 2020 

Rejuvenating Health Adventures In Azores 

Taking Action Towards A Pain-Free And Motion-Rich Life

If you love being active, but suffer from low back pain and movement issues 

and want to lead a pain-free, healthy and motion-rich life 

then join Susanne for a fun-filled, adventurous and

pampering holiday of a lifetime in the Azores.

Imagine enjoying a drink in a thermal pool while the moon slowly rises behind volcanic mountains, gently swaying majestic tropical ferns, the gurgling of mineral-rich water, happiness, a gentle breeze delights your senses with the scent of blooming hydrangeas.....

...it’s the end of an incredible day spent experiencing the soothing spirit of these tranquil islands and their uplifting rejuvenating energy that fills you with radiant vitality while the salty, clean winds treat you to the world’s best free facials.

You laugh with new friends, sharing your adventures from your whale watching zodiac tour along the coast and Jeep Safari around Sete Citadels - a jade Crater Lake one of Portugal’s seven natural wonders. You feel this is where you belong. You enjoy the feeling of complete wellbeing that flows through your body knowing that your life has taken a significant turn for the better and you are reflecting on the highlights of the past few days.

And those highlights include, gentle exercises and stretches based on Yoga that relieve your pain and make you feel invigorated, new breathing techniques, sensual and deep tissue massages, dining on scrumptious local cuisine, learning about breakthrough health subjects, walking among Japanese Cedars, swimming, and a play of golf in stunning scenery that could be taken straight out of scene in Jurassic Park.

 

Ah...the Health Retreat in Azores, let me tell you more. It is the PERFECT place to spend 6 wondrous days if you ... 

 

...are spending 1,000s of Dollars on an ongoing basis on therapies that provide no lasting relief from chronic pain.

I bet this would be such a relief. This trip will truly be one of the best health investments you will have made in a long time as you will go back home knowing what action you need to take so you can feel great physically.

...are spreading yourself too thin at the moment, and are desiring more YOU time and have a good work-life balance?

It’s waiting for you. Having a soak in the spa, a drink with a new friend at the bar, or going for a relaxing walk, it’s yours. You will be given the space to figure out what it is you truly want from life. 

...are you longing to sleep throughout the night waking up feeling invigorated and pain-free, ready to take on the world in all kinds of ways?
 

Well, get ready then, because during our sojourn in the Azores you will be indulging in some genuinely amazing relaxation and pain relief therapies in beautiful natural surroundings making you feel more alive and vibrant than you’ve felt in years!

 

...would love to let go of everything knowing you are in good hands while relaxing in thermal springs in a leading Spa hotel surrounded by beautiful nature.

It’s yours, during your time with me in the Azores, you will be spending 6 days in the Terra Nostra Garden hotel surrounded by people who will look after your every need. Set against a backdrop of lush green tropical mountains, the Terra Nostra Garden Hotel is an unforgettable experience where you can recharge like in no other place with people you can trust.

 

...would love to get some of your flexibility back feeling younger for longer.

 

Oh trust me, I know what you are talking about! No worries, at the end of the retreat, you will be able to do stretches you didn’t think were possible any longer while improving your muscle strength and tone at the same time.

 

..can’t wait to be active again practicing your favorite sports and hobbies like when you were younger.

Gear up then to embrace a unique postural alignment, fitness and strengthening program used by many athletes, golfers and coaches in the US to become and remain pain-free and live your life to the fullest.

So why should you join me now?  Because….

 

”By the end of this retreat with it's bespoke pain relief program coupled with exciting inner and outer adventures in the pristine nature of the Azores, you will have been given the tools to become pain-free and lead a healthy and motion rich life.  All this while you relax with newly made friends in thermal pools, see whales and dolphins as you cruise the beautiful coastline on a fun boat trip and discover volcanic crater lakes, tropical forests, and secluded beaches.”

Why the Azores to become pain free and and recover your health and vitality? 

 

Ah, the Azores, you have missed out on life if you haven’t been there yet.  They are one of my favorite places on this planet.  I love them because they are an unspoiled natural wonder right in the middle of the Atlantic.

 

The air is so crisp and clean, and they are abundant in unusual flora and fauna and mineral-rich thermal spas.  The islands even produce their own natural carbonated water from the mountains. 

 

The people are wholesome, generous and kind, eager to accommodate your every need. 

 

Nature just flourishes there and so will you.  This is where parts of Jurassic Park and David Attenborough’s Blue Planet were filmed. 

You will see gigantic ferns and ginger plants the locals pick and cook their food with.  And the sea around the Azores is a safe haven for whales who meet there to mate and bring up their offspring. 

 

Take the plunge with me and swim with wild dolphins (no worries, I have done it and it is safe) and experience a life-altering frequency change.

 

I love the rare and timeless nature of the Azores while the continuing restless volcanic activity fills you with positive vibrant energy.

Wow, and where will we be staying?

 

Your home for seven fabulous nights and 7 days is going to be in the beautiful city of Furnas in Sao Miguel Island where relishing the charming décor of the Art Deco Terra Nostra Garden Hotel. You’ll feel like you’ve found a secret oasis that only YOU know about.

Furnas is a place of breathtaking beauty where one finds the largest concentration of warm waters in Europe. The perfect spot to unwind, leave the stress behind and connect to nature.

 

The hotel itself is a little slice of heaven surrounded by Furnas stunning nature and botanical garden, the spa area is divine, and treatments help you forget the troubles of the world. It is a beautiful hotel that has won many travel awards that blends in with its natural environment. The restaurant offers a great variety of fresh delicious food, and the staff will see to your every need.

 

There is magical energy about this place in the middle of the Atlantic that will inspire you and your imagination and get you away from your desk or sofa. 

The Cuisine.........

 

Let’s get this straight right from the start – Azorean food is yummy (especially if you are hungry, the portions are just massive) and is an experience in itself. It is native to the Azores Islands and is based on the healthy Mediterranean diet and local delicacies.

 

It is a rich, hearty, style of cooking and its flavors sing of seafood, spicy stews, sweet desserts, and rich dairy products. It is nourishes the soul with the warm comfort of things that are close to one’s heart: aromas, textures, colors, flavors, melodies, sensations, stories... all life’s familiar ingredients that make us truly happy.

You will be indulging in the infamous Cozida das Furnas at Tony’s, which you will have seen cooking underground by volcanic steam a few hours beforehand. This is a rich stew made in large pot including various meats and lots of vegetables. And don’t worry, if you are Vegetarian, you will be treated with fresh salads, rice with local vegetables and gratins all with herbs from aromatic garden.

 

And wait for those desserts, rich almond cakes, and pies (my favorite), homemade ice-creams, banana Josper, tropical fruit salad with homegrown organic Papaya and Pineapple and last, but not the least, a rich, flavorful espresso. I do hope you plan on doing a lot of walking in the botanical gardens to burn off those calories!

 

If you don’t eat this or that – no worries – the hotel and restaurants are happy to accommodate any of your food preferences.

The Delights.........

 

To start with, no trip to Furnas would be complete without indulging in a traditional spa and thermal springs at our fabulous hotel.

Embark on a unique sensorial journey through the power of the famous Furnas thermal spring waters “Quente das Quenturas” and the experienced hands of their massage therapists who are dedicated to delivering the best massages, body, face treatments and scrubs.

And we can’t forget while half tours and activities ranging from a zodiac tour along the coastline watching whales and swimming with dolphins, visiting Europe’s only organic pineapple and tea plantation, volcanic caves & grottos, going for a walk around the jaded crater lake of Sete Citadels or anything else your heart desires.

I’m not sure exactly what we’ll be seeing yet, this all depends on your preferences, but the choice is yours!

And yup – don’t worry, you’ll also have some time to yourself when you may want to go for a golf play, biking, canyoning, kayaking, paddleboarding, jeep tour or maybe just a bit more therapy in our hotel’s beautiful Spa.

PLUS: No retreat in the Azores can be complete without a picnic and barbecue at one of the many outdoor grills overlooking the beauty and vastness of the Atlantic Ocean.

Through a bespoke pain relief program, you will be given the tools to become pain-free and lead a healthy, radiant and motion rich life. You will put into practice and be able to pick my brains on how to achieve and maintain optimal health and fitness levels, the program includes:

  • Rapid Recovery Movement to align, strengthen and rebalance your musculoskeletal system.  This is the foundation for experiencing lasting relief from chronic pain.  We will do gentle exercises and stretches every day.

  • Find Your Healing Frequency is about hands on therapy with proven bio-feedback devices that reduce pain instantly, tackle inflammation, detox your body and relax you, so you sleep well at night. 

  • Breathe Your Pain Away will deal with the ultimate life source: "Breathing".  You will learn different breathing techniques to maximise oxygen levels in your blood which will energize you and fight inflammation.

  • Digest Yourself To Health aims to establish optimal gut function and maximize absorption of minerals and vitamins.  Where there is pain there is inflammation, made worse through the foods you eat.

  • Lifetime Success Strategies is about helping you make those every day lifestyle changes particularly in the kitchen and the home, so you can live a healthy life and prevent disease.

 

But this is not everything, we will also be exploring together the reasons behind longevity of people around the world including the importance of natural exercise, living in healthy environments, fun activities with friends and people you love, and healthy diet including the odd glass of Portuguese wine. 

We will watch movies, fiction as well as documentary - to further your understanding of what you have learned and experienced during day - that will give you purpose and inspire you to undertake those necessary changes you have been putting on a back burner.

Just explain to me in detail what the health side of programme is all about.........

 

This unmissable retreat experience was specifically designed for YOU to combine the ultimate in pain relief, pampering, preventative health care, outdoor adventures, and social activities so you can lead a HEALTHY, RADIANT and MOTION rich life for good.

 

What's Included?

 

What's Included?

  • Pre-trip preparation call

  • Pre-trip postural alignment analysis and development of exercise plan with links to videos

  • Our welcome party with music and hors d’oeuvres, so we all get to know each other

  • Five breathing, postural alignments, rebalancing and strengthening classes

  • Five deep-dive health sessions in the morning with lots of juicy retreat conversations all week

  • 7 nights boutique accommodation at the Terra Nostra Garden Hotel

  • Seven delicious breakfasts at the Terra Nostra Garden Hotel

  • Four scrumptious dinners at the Terra Nostra Garden Hotel (but we can also eat out, you chose)

  • One dinner at Tony’s tasting the Cozida das Furnas and one at a place of your choice

  • Our Farewell Dinner at a restaurant of your choice

  • Six light but nourishing lunches

  • 3 half-day activities with the group (you chose)

  • Entrance fees to any sites we visit together

  • 2 massages

  • 2 bespoke biofeedback treatments for pain relief and relaxation

  • 1 session of biochemical testing to determine the cause of pain / inflammation incl. food intolerances

  • Unlimited spa experience either in the Hotel or at Furnas’ beautifully terraced thermal springs

  • Cooking adventure at the volcanic springs

  • 3 movie nights and group discussions

  • Our Farewell Dinner at a restaurant of your choice

  • There will be three airport pickups on day one and three airport drop off’s on day eight included (we can arrange pickup at an extra charge if you arrive at an odd time).

 

What’s Not-Included:

  • Your round-trip airfare from home

  • Transportation by taxi to and from the activity of your choice on your free afternoons

  • Other non-included items would include souvenir shopping, personal phone calls, extra spa services, taxis, laundry, and bell-boys.

  • Personal, medical or trip cancellation insurance

Flights:

  • Arrive into Ponta Delgada Airport on 2nd May so we can pick you up and get you settled in before dinner.

  • We recommend you depart 9th May 2019 after breakfast.

  • We’ll have three airport pick-ups on 2nd May and if you are not arriving in time to be on those transports we can help you arrange your own taxi to the hotel (at your cost). Same situation going home.

  • If you want to come earlier or stay later for some exploring – call Ales Struna (pronounced Alesh) an extraordinary travel agent. 

  • He can help you design something fabulous as well as make sure that you end up in Ponta Delgada at the right time and in the right place! Feel free to ring him at +1866.866.5566.

 

About Susanne.........

 

My name is Susanne Jager, and I am the founder of The Natural Pain Relief Clinic and have helped many clients overcome chronic pain. I provide an integrative approach in one bespoke treatment plan ranging from lifestyle, nutrition to physical exercise. 

 

Having had my own share of pain, I have learned to acknowledge the uniqueness of each person and carefully lead my clients through their health journey while inspiring and educating them with the knowledge they need to achieve and maintain their optimal physical and mental wellbeing levels.

 

I am driven by an innate curiosity and getting to the bottom of things, an enduring love affair with sports and staying active, traveling and the hard-won strategic insights from five years an "in-the-trenches" therapist. I love what I do, and also enjoy traveling.  By running worldwide health retreats, I can combine my passions and serve my clients all over the world! 

 

Some of my favorite things include: adventure holidays with my son, Scuba Diving, Sauna, going to the gym, Salsa music & dancing, Thai & Indian Curries, and going to the movies.

 

Fun & Little-Known Facts: I have dived with sharks at night at the Great Barrier Reef, love a hot chocolate with coconut milk, used to be a white water kayaker, did gymnastics on horseback), speak 4 languages and have lived 10 years in Egypt.

On the Retreat, we will be joined by Debra Graham, who is one of the leading therapists in the UK (and Europe) in pain relief therapy using biofeedback devices.  No pain is too big for Debra! She will set out to heal you with an innate passion putting her heart and soul into getting you pain-free and feeling better again. 

 

Debra initially qualified in Massage and Reflexology in 1994 and began working privately and within the National Health Service and charitable organizations. She then extended her private practice by setting up a clinic for the staff at the Walt Disney Company head offices, where she worked for 9 years.

 

In 2003, Debra discovered bio-feedback therapy as a result of an injury to her hand and hasn't looked back since. She traveled to Russia to study with the pioneers of this technology, where she obtained her teacher's training certificate and set up her own company afterwards.  She has helped countless people become pain-free.  Some of Debra's favorite things include walking her dogs in the forest and traveling the world with her partner.

 

Fun & Little-Known Facts: Debra traveled for one year around Europe in her twenties and enjoyed singing.  So if we are lucky, maybe she will do some Karaoke for us!