A visit by Shanna Jones

Shanna Jones, a travel blogger was recently invited to visit Deer Lake Lodge Resort and Spa and this is what she has to say about her experience this time:

Since my initial stay at Deer Lake Lodge Resort & Spa (over 5 years ago), the permanent lifestyle changes still have a tremendous impact on my overall health. So when they invited me back, I was very excited to experience that same renewal all over again. For those who are new to this concept, let me take this time to share and provide a bit more insight into what Deer Lake Lodge is all about! To understand their goal is to understand their vision — To provide an immersive and relaxing experience combining physical movement with a cleanse protocol set in nature and away from the hustle and bustle of your every day.

I call Deer Lake Lodge a “detox resort” because that is in essence what you are doing — detoxing. Alongside the daily life classes and spa treatments, you are cleansing from the inside-out. Whether you opt for a weekend or week-long stay, getting your digestive tract in order will be at the core of your transformation. You’ll start with a pre-detox prior to your arrival, move to an all-liquid program while on-site (yep, no solid foods), and break the fast for several days after your stay. Daily detox drinks and soup paired with a variety of proprietary blends, nutrient-rich supplements, natural extracts, and oils are included in your daily program.

Each day, the executive chef, April “Sweet Mama” Ree, and other specialists from the staff host classes that aid in your journey. From how to make “Love Juice” and eating raw with April to an overview of Iridology (also available as a private session) with Cheryl Lemoine Kainer, you will have all the tools you need to make the necessary tweaks after your stay is complete. In addition, each morning will kick off with a yoga session placing you in the right mindset to tackle the day ahead.

Tracy Boulware