Testimonials for SoulBodyDetox Retreats


This video was created by Sula who passed many liver stones! The colonic therapist said that she had never experienced such results after a cleanse


This video has Nunu sharing his experience before he went for his colonic. He passed many stones too


It really is your health insurance – Rachel

This was my second time on the SoulBodyDetox retreat with Susan. I am a big fan of liver cleansing and this was the 8th time that I had gone through the process. Each time I get slightly different results, but there is always an improvement in my overall health.

After the first couple of cleanses I experienced the most dramatic changes in my health; with my skin problems completely clearing up immediately after the first cleanse. Now I look upon this cleanse as a real health insurance, as it is a way of ensuring my body can function at its optimum and keep as young as possible both on the inside and out. I am still releasing stones – even though I have done many cleanses before. On the SoulBodyDetox retreat we had the most amazing food, prepared and demonstrated by Susan with so much passion, it is infectious!! I was never hungry and the detox reactions were minimal. It is a very deep cleanse, and the body goes through many noticeable changes through the week with any puffiness or bloating disappearing. She has a gentle approach and meets people where they are at on their journey. There is never any judgment on personal choices, just guidance, and advice.


My consciousness has shifted – Rox

You are what you eat as the saying goes. I love my food. I have been a lacto vegetarian for twenty years. I have been experimenting with raw food for around a year, yo-yo-between various approaches but not really seeing any worthy results. Part of my intention in attending the SoulBodyDetox retreat was to address this issue and learn more about plant-based, mucus-free raw food.

On the retreat, we got to watch mucus free raw food being prepared and we got the benefits of being nourished by it too. Surprisingly, I did not feel hungry during the retreat even though it seemed like we were eating very little. I left Portugal feeling elated just less than a week ago and I am pleased to say the feeling has lasted. Whilst I can notice some obvious benefits: glowing skin, weight loss and feeling more energized, the greatest benefit has been in how my consciousness has shifted.

From a psychological perspective, this cleanse has helped me return to a more centered state of being. I feel a greater sense of peace and find myself pausing before reacting. My psychic and healing abilities have been enhanced too. My soul feels nourished. I wonder what the world would be like if we all lived on raw food?

What is different about Susan’s approach from other retreats that operate in a similar vein is her commitment to the healthy plant-based, mucus-free raw food, and the SoulBodyDetox liver, gallbladder cleansing. Her choice to weave in other Shamanic healing modalities complimented the backbone of her approach and allowed for a more holistic level of healing to take place. As a practitioner, she realizes that what we feed ourselves is only part of the puzzle when it comes to experiencing wholeness.

I feel blessed to have shared so many beautiful experiences with everyone, especially the sweat lodge at the end of the retreat.


Ultimate week for mind, body, and soul – Niaby


I have just returned from an incredible week in Portugal on Susan Laing’s liver and gallbladder detox and I’m still blown away by all the amazing experiences that I had there.

This retreat was so much more than just a liver and gallbladder cleanse. Susan managed to bring together the perfect mix of detox and shamanic practices to make this the ultimate week for mind, body, and soul.


From rebirthing to a beautiful ceremony within a sweat lodge, this retreat provided everything that I could have possibly wanted on a retreat and so much more.

I really can’t recommend this retreat enough. Susan is truly inspirational!



Pain in one knee joint has completely disappeared – Andrew

The benefits of doing the SoulBodyDetox liver, gallbladder cleanse were amazing for me on several layers. Firstly the extra vitality and energy it brings to your body and mind is reason enough to invest in your health

This cleanse also brought me clarity of mind and improved emotional health. I felt connected and grounded. Less stressed and more mindful. Friends and family noticed my change of mood, and my calmer, clearer reactions to the stresses of life.  My skin was glowing on my return from the SoulBodyDetox retreat, and my digestive health has improved. The best part was the pain in one knee joint has completely disappeared.




I feel more alive and energized – Sara

This SoulBodyDetox liver, gallbladder cleanse has been absolutely amazing! During this cleansing process, I noticed that my whole body responded positively to the plant-based, mucus-free raw food and accompanying naturopathic treatments. I had better digestion, improved mood and feeling more in-tune. The demos on the SoulBodyDetox retreat, were hugely educational, with an abundance of information and wisdom. The dishes were fabulously balanced and delicious and I experienced no hunger!  When I returned home, it was during the colonic that I passed a lot of candida, bile stones, and parasites. Now I feel more focused and ready for NOW, alive and energized. So many people commented on how fabulous I looked, particularly my skin.

I feel re-energized after our week in Portugal and lost 3KG – Barry

What a great week for me in Portugal.

Kambo frog

So much to take in and I must confess the urine therapy has got my brain working overtime.

Please count me in for another cleanse next summer.

Thank you for your inspiring energy and setting me on the path with liver cleansing and detoxing. I feel re-energized after our week in Portugal and lost 3KG in the process. The Kambo session left me feeling very grounded with a positive shift in my perspective. I would highly recommend this to anyone interested in their own health and happiness



The most relaxed I have ever been! I really liked this new Emma – Emma

Having had issues with my liver for the previous year as well as being diagnosed with an auto-immune disease,  when I saw Susan’s flyer for the SoulBodyDetox retreat, I felt I had to check it out.

On the retreat, Susan was always there, so attentive, knowledgeable and wonderfully supportive and understanding. Come the day of the colonic, and afterward, I felt so good! The most relaxed I have ever been
! I really liked this new Emma.  Since the retreat, I have quit coffee, wheat and my addiction to sugar. I am seeing it as an experiment with my diet and not being too hard on myself, but I am pretty proud to be off the coffee/alcohol/sugar since then. It is a big change and I hope I can maintain it. I’m looking forward to looking and feeling younger. I am less anxious and sleep a lot better ever since. I will definitely do this again. I also had clearer insights mentally. I want to feel that chilled out all the time.
Thank you, Sue. I felt very safe and knowledgeable in the hands with you.




Weeks after the retreat I am experiencing improved mental clarity more emotional balance and much more energy and freedom not just in my body but in my life. – Sula

As soon as I met Susan at the airport I could feel that I was entering a caring and supportive environment which made me feel at ease. Everything we needed to know about the daily programme at Mariposa retreat centre was clearly explained and written down for us. The combination of qi-gong, naturopathic techniques, sunbathing, hands-on food preps, group meals outside, the daily talks and sharing, the walks and resting in the hammock was just right.

Each time I do the liver/gallbladder cleanse I am constantly amazed at how many stones come out. When we went for our colonics at the end of the retreat the colonic hydro-therapist said she had never seen anyone release so many stones. Weeks after the retreat I am experiencing improved mental clarity more emotional balance and much more energy and freedom not just in my body but in my life.

Thank you for being so approachable for answering all of our questions and for being so willing to share your knowledge with us every step of the way