VIVAMAYR – It’s More Than Just a Detox, It’s a Lifestyle

There is no other place in the world, that has shaped and changed my view on healthy lifestyle more than VIVAMAYR did. For over 4 years I have been a regular guest of the holistic health clinic and a true fan of the Viva Mayr philosophy. Almost every person that had brunch, lunch or dinner with me over the past years, can prove that. How comes? Because I’m probably the slowest eater you can imagine. When everybody has finished its meal, I’m the one still eating and telling my company why it is so healthy to eat slowly and to chew each bite about 30 times. That is only one of the many Viva Mayr habits I’ve integrated in my lifestyle over the years. After my latest detox-week at VIVAMAYR Maria Wörth and the posts I did on Instagram a few weeks ago, I have received quite a lot of feedback and questions from many of you I am happy to share these here.




VIVAMAYR is a world-famous health clinic concept in Austria which is the hottest destination for anybody “in the know”. People in the know – who have the aim to reach higher goals in life, to reach the next level of wellbeing and to enjoy a better health – physically and mentally.

The Viva Mayr Clinic in Maria Wörth has invented a modern version of the traditional FX Mayr cure combined with medial adjustments. As of today, Viva Mayr has their base at Maria Wörth in Austria, successfully runs two day clinics in London and Vienna and has recently opened as a second luxurious detox retreat in Altaussee, Austria.

A holistic health and wellbeing experience is reached by Viva Mayr’s concept of 4 principles:


“The way we eat is essential for our good health.
Prominent physician Dr. F.X. Mayr found that long-term health stems from a healthy gut. Chewing our food between 30-50 times for each mouthful and eating the right food improves our gut health. Modern Mayr doctors have expanded the principles of Dr. F.X Mayr and the Mayr Cure to create Modern Mayr Medicine.”

The Results? Brighter skin, more energy, better digestive health, a flatter stomach and happiness from within.


Karlie Kloss at VIVAMAYR Maria Wörth, photographed by Mario Testing for VOGUE


What does a stay at VIVAMAYR Maria Wörth look like?

Treatment methods including functional Myodiagnostics / applied Kinesiology are used at the VIVAMAYR medical centres to effectively diagnose patients during the Mayr Cure. Each guest receives an individualised (all alkaline) diet plan, combined with pioneering holistic treatments and lectures to boost immunity, improve gut health, regain youthful vitality and rediscover innate powers of self-healing.

Unplugging from the busy every day life is key besides the alkaline diet (very tasty, creative meals) and personalized therapies with state of the art wellness and medical technologies.

Viva Mayr Maria Wörth is located on a private island on the beautiful lake “Wörther See” and is a perfect place to unwind and relax while getting back in shape, detoxing and developing a healthier you.

One week is the minimum recommended time, that you should stay at Viva Mayr to achieve results. (A less busy time pre and post your cure is very recommended to prepare your body for the cure and keep your balance after it).


Why do people go to VIVAMAYR Maria Wörth and who is the typical clientele?

There are many reasons you go to Vivamayr. Every visit for sure, ends with a healthier and happier you.

The typical reasons why guests visit Viva Mayr are for weight loss, to de-stress, to recover pre- and post- surgeries, eating and hormonal disorders or simply to reach a better wellbeing and a healthier you.

Vivamayr is a place, that recommends to not use your phones during your stay. You will be surprised, how quickly you meet new inspiring contacts throughout your stay and start talking to strangers at times, you’d otherwise be staring at your phone. And: Don’t be surprised, when you suddenly end up sitting next to Kate Moss, Karlie Kloss or Christian Louboutin, while doing a Nasal-Aroma Therapy or a detoxing foot bath. ;-)

Known as one of the most luxurious, life-changing, professional and discrete retreats in the world, Viva Mayr also meets the needs of international A-list celebrities or Royal Families.


Karlie Kloss at VIVAMAYR Maria Wörth, photographed by Mario Testing for VOGUE


How to get to Viva Mayr Maria Wörth?

From Zurich and other international airports there are non-stop direct flights to Ljubljana. After a 50 minute car-ride you have reached Viva Mayr Maria Wörth. Another close airport is Klagenfurt from which the resort is a 20 minute drive away. Viva Mayr offers limousine transfers to both airports.


Karlie Kloss at VIVAMAYR Maria Wörth, photographed by Mario Testing for VOGUE


What are the costs?

A regular all-inclusive detox week at Viva Mayr would cost you around 5.000 – 7.000 EUR. As in every luxury retreat, there are also upgrades and upgrades of upgrades, depending on your wishes and needs.


24/7 Tea Bar, Energized Water and Lounge Area at Viva Mayr Maria Wörth


The 5 most important habits that I have learned at VIVAMAYR, which I have integrated in my DAILY lifestyle:

  • Eat with consciousness, chew your bite at least 30 times – and take your time (the slower you eat, the less hungry you are)
  • Drink 2-3 liters of water every day (do not drink any water during and 30 minutes before/after your meals)
  • Do not eat any raw food after 4PM (did you know that a salad for dinner is as toxic for your body as a glass of wine?)
  • Take at least a spoon of alkaline base powder each day (to neutralize your body’s pH level)
  • Balance is the key to a happy and healthy life.


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    A Pool with A View at Viva Mayr Maria Wörth 

Photo Credits:
Karlie Kloss photographed by Mario Testing for VOGUE
Viva Mayr