Nature heals

Come and plant yourself at Olive Alchemy retreats and allow nature to heal you.

Your host

Claire Love is here to guide you through your retreat

As a trained Naturopath Claire believes that Nature heals as long as we listen to our bodies and remove things that get in the way of healing.

She is also a trained Osteopath, teacher of Mindfulness Meditation and learned Sound Healing in Nepal. Claire spends as much time in nature as possible and is a keen forager. She learned Permaculture gardening to respect the Earth.

Claire has helped thousands of people in a clinical setting and now guides people to look after their health with her skills whilst they are staying at the peaceful Olive Alchemy Retreat in Spain.

If you would like help to make the most of your time on retreat please let Claire know when you book.
Claire offers a comprehensive health changing professional consultation incorporating discussion of your concerns and hopes, medical history, a full health check, dietary analysis and physical examination. She will design a treatment plan, advise on any tests you might require, and give advice on how you can help yourself.

Here you can be at one with nature held safely during your retreat, with the knowledge that you are in professional hands.

Your accommodation

Sleep like a baby in crisp white cotton

Your comfort is a given here at Olive Alchemy Retreat.

All rooms are en suite. Air conditioning makes your stay comfortable. The super king sized beds are made up with crisp white cotton. All simple but clean, quiet and comfortable.

All rooms open onto a flower filled courtyard that offers sun and shade.

Wake up to the sound of babbling water in the stream and birdsong.

The therapies

Go home feeling that you have had a holiday

You have the option of a health changing professional consultation with Claire during your stay.

This important hour will focus on your concerns and goals. Claire will draw from her many skills to appropriately take a full medical history, health check including blood pressure, physical examination, analysis of diet diary or anything else that is relevant. She will give advice on whether blood tests, MRI scans or any further analysis is required for an all important diagnosis of your problem if you have one, or advice on how to improve overall well-being if you just wish to discover the best possible you.

From this important time with you, Claire will follow up with advice on how you can help yourself. A bespoke treatment plan will be formulated if you decide you would like to have treatment during your stay.

Treatments that are offered;

Osteopathy is a holistic treatment that involves realigning all joints of the body via massage, stretching and manipulation of joints. Osteopaths are trained medically to diagnose - making it an extremely safe therapy.

Naturopathy includes looking at the distinct facets of you: physical , psychological and nutritional. Claire will guide you skilfully through techniques to improve nutrition, ease muscle tension, focus the mind, build a new exercise routine - a bespoke mixture which speeds your pathway to a new and better you.

Meditation training
The day starts at Olive Alchemy with mindfulness meditation. You are welcome to join in. Guidance will be given if you have not tried this discipline before.
Voluntary donations towards the schooling of Nepalese children are asked for in return.

Rehabilitation prescription
As an osteopath and naturopath Claire is trained in Pilates for rehabilitation. She can work out a bespoke routine for you to get going during your stay to promote better habits when you return home.

Sound healing
Next to meditation, this is the ultimate in relaxation! Just lie back and receive the vibrations from beautiful Nepalese singing bowls. Some are placed on your clothed body- some are placed around the couch - but all of them are played just for you.

The above are all optional to your stay.

The beautiful surroundings do the rest!

For more information about the therapies or if you want to book, please click the mail button below or email me on

The therapy room

This is where the magic happens

The therapy room is a feast for all the senses. It is decked out in saris, singing bowls, music and incense from travels round the world where your hosts learned their many skills in holding a unique space for your retreat.

This peaceful space is used for the health changing professional consultations, meditation sessions, treatments, chi Kung, creative sessions and much more.

You are welcome to use it at any time for your quiet “ me time”.

The salt water Swimming Pool

Float away

The stunning salt water pool is nestled amongst tropical cactus beds and fig trees.

Apart from the exercise and relaxation of being near the sound of running water, the salts in the pool are absorbed by the skin and have health giving properties.

The comfortable sun beds are the perfect place for relaxation, reading and lapping up the Andalusian sun.

Out and about Algodonales

This is nature at its best

Olive Alchemy Retreat is a microcosm of the surrounding area. You will be amazed at the beauty of the white towns, the mountains, forests and rivers.

Sightseeing is a joy; whether on foot, by tandem Paraglider, by bicycle ( hire can be arranged), by car, bus or train. Every turn in the road gives a new stunning vista.

Tours of Sherry houses and markets are less than an hours drive away.
You can walk into town in 25 minutes to sample local tapas- there are many restaurants and bars.

Ronda, Jerez, Seville and Cadiz are less than an hour away. That’s if you can drag yourself away from your sun lounger.