April Newsletter

By: Hoogland Health Hydro  04-03-2013
Keywords: Team Building, Health Care, Conferences

Hoogland Newsletter – April 2013 Do you know that feeling when life is just suddenly put in perspective, how quickly time moves and how it waits for no one? We often talk of the circle of life, but it takes a special event or two to see our little part in it. Last month at Hoogland we had a few such events. Boxter, one of the original workers at Hoogland passed away. He was a brother, father, grandfather and uncle to many of our staff and there was a great sense of sadness at his passing, even though it was not unexpected after long illness. And then on the 21st of March, David’s wife went into early labour and gave birth to a beautifully healthy baby boy, right here on Hoogland. Dr André and Sr Elsa assisted with the quick birth, and the proud parents named the little one “André” in his honour. It has been over 20 years since the last birth at Hoogland. Michael was born in the parking lot at Hoogland, and we have watched him grow up from boy to man, and he is now a valuable part of the Hoogland working family. It is my hope that Hoogland’s family will continue to grow into many future generations of healthy, caring people, and that you and your descendants will always enjoy visiting your home from home. While we try to teach our children all about life, our children teach us what life is all about.” - Anon Autumn is a beautiful time at Hoogland. Whether you need to experience complete rest and relaxation, improve fitness, focus on weight management, and/or just need some decadent pampering, we are at your service. With the benefit of varied hydro therapies, an adjustable diet programme, exercise, health lectures, and a whole range of professional body and face therapies, you will be mentally, emotionally and physically recharged. In this newsletter we would like to give you more information about our new programmes as well as our daily program. Pre-Op Preparation and Post-Op Recovery The following aspects have a great impact on the body’s ability to heal. • Frame of mind: A body that "expects" healing indeed heals better than one anticipating complications. • Nutrition: Our bodies need to be stocked up on all the nutrients we need to provide the body with energy, strong immunity and the building blocks of tissues traumatised by surgery. Quality rather than quantity is the catch phrase here. We need a miniscule volume of protein to knit together the wounds of surgery, but the quality thereof is the essence. • Circulation: The healing tissues need nutrient and oxygen supply, removal of waste and protection in the form of immunity. All these resources depend on blood supply and lymph drainage. Hoogland has a proud culture of individualising each guest. We will tailor-make a package for you depending on your requirements. Please contact us to discuss any further information and to arrange a quote. More information: Pre-Surgery Preparation, Post-Surgery Recovery Activities at Hoogland Activities at Hoogland are all designed with holistic health and wellness in mind. It is important for us that guests are able to decide for themselves what they feel like doing and have as much flexibility as possible in their day. Guests have unlimited access to hydro facilities, and do not have to book time in the sauna or steam rooms. Our buffets flow into each other, and there is always fresh fruit to snack on so that guests are able to eat healthily based on their own biofeedback. For certain group activities, we do have a schedule, but these are also available on-on-one at the guest’s request. The typical daily schedule is: 06:00 Mindfulness meditation 06:30 / 07:00 Morning Nature walk 07:00 Hydro facilities open 08:00 Breakfast buffet starts 10:05 Yoga / Tai Chi / Stretch class 11:30 Aqua Aerobics 12:00 Lunch buffet starts 14:00 Afternoon talk or demonstration 17:00 / 16:30 Afternoon Nature walk 18:00 Dinner buffet starts 19:15 Evening talk or demonstration 19:30 Hydro facilities close Talks, Workshops and Demonstration: Afternoon 14:00 Evening 19:15 Sunday - Health Matters – Dr André Monday Expressive movement Philosophy of exercise Tuesday Food demonstration Nutrition workshop Wednesday Expressive movement Stress Awareness Thursday Mandalas (2-3hours) Stress Coping Skills Friday Aromatherapy workshop Rules of the mind Saturday Food demo or Mandala Guided meditation Corporate Packages Hoogland has much to offer our business customers. We are many organizations’ trusted wellness partner and our pamper packages make wonderful incentives and customer gifts. Click on the following links for more information about our corporate wellness packages: • Corporate Wellness • Professional Stress Management • Conferences and meetings: At Hoogland we aim to have a relaxed environment and we do not cater for large conference groups. However, Hoogland is perfect for director meetings, small group focus sessions and strategic planning sessions. It’s so much easier to focus on work, with a relaxed environment, pampering breaks and healthy, balanced meals. Vouchers for all occasions With Mother’s Day and Father’s Day just around the corner, we have the perfect solution for a gift: Any of our packages can be bought as a voucher and you can also make up your own packages. We can recommend our Weekend Relaxing Retreat for R2 850 (R2550 for members) or Weekend Special R3 250 (R2950 for members). Contact us to order a voucher for your loved one. The voucher can be for any of our packages. Click here for a full price list. Kiepersol Award We all know someone who could really do with some time at Hoogland. Someone who does so much for others, without expecting anything in return. Nominations for the April Kiepersol Award can be made on our Facebook page, until 20 April 2013. Our March winner of the Kiepersol Award is Heleen Stander. According to Annemarie Redelinghuys: “she is unselfish and always help other people - one amazing woman”. The 3-Day Kiepersol Package is a special Hoogland gift of Relaxation, Revitalisation and Energizing. It includes beautiful nature walks, use of all the hydro facilities, yoga, aqua aerobics, informative classes, delicious healthy food, full body massage and Iketla hand and foot massage. Recipe Lentil and Avocado Salad with Grilled Peppers Serves 5 1 Cup Lentils – Soaked overnight 1 Medium onion – Diced 2 Medium tomatoes – Cubed 2 avocados – cut into cubes ½ Medium Cucumber – quartered and sliced 8 Radishes - quartered 1 Green Pepper – Sliced 1 Yellow Pepper – Sliced 1 Red Pepper – Sliced Rocket 1 Small bunch fresh parsley – Chopped 100g Cubed feta – Optional Dressing 4 tbsp. Apple Cider Vinegar 8 tbsp. Olive oil Hoogland Vegetable Salt to taste ¼ tsp. honey ½ clove garlic – finely grated Cook the lentils in boiling water until tender, drain and set aside to cool slightly. Grill the peppers until they soften and the skin starts to brown in places Add the onion, tomato, cucumber, radishes, rocket and parsley to the lentils and toss well. Gently mix in the avocado, feta (optional) and grilled peppers. Combine all the ingredients for the dressing, mix well and pour over the salad. Enjoy. Specials 2 Night Weekend Special for April and May (excluding long weekends) R3 250 pp. (Members R2 950 pp.) One full body massage One Aromatherapy massage One scalp and neck massage Private en-suite accommodation Full use of all facilities such as: sauna, steam rooms, Jacuzzis, swimming pools and exercise facilities Unlimited mineral water and herbal teas Balanced Health Buffet (8am to 8pm) 24-hour fresh fruit & salad bar Two guided nature walks daily Two exercise classes daily Daily talks, demonstrations and workshops 5 Day Relaxing Retreat valid until end July 2013 R6 900 pp. (Members R6 100 pp.) Private en-suite accommodation Full use of all facilities such as: sauna, steam rooms, Jacuzzis, swimming pools and exercise facilities Unlimited mineral water and herbal teas Balanced Health Buffet (8am to 8pm) 24-hour fresh fruit & salad bar Two guided nature walks daily Two exercise classes daily Daily talks, demonstrations and workshops 7 day Personal Health and Wellness Retreat available until 30 September R 10 950 (Members R 9 850 pp.) The ideal program is from Sunday to Sunday Health is a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being, and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity. World Health Organization Comprehensive holistic medical consultation and examination 2 Sessions with our stress counsellor Unlimited mineral water and herbal teas 2 Full body massages 24-hour fresh fruit & salad bar 2 Back and neck massages Two exercise classes daily 1 Iketla hand and foot massage Private en-suite accommodation Full use of all facilities such as: sauna, steam rooms, Jacuzzis, swimming pools and exercise facilities Unlimited mineral water and herbal teas Balanced Health Buffet (8am to 8pm) 24-hour fresh fruit & salad bar Two guided nature walks daily Two exercise classes daily Daily talks, demonstrations and workshops Additional treatments may be added to any package, and included treatments exchanged for treatments of the same value.

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