Menopause... when self care becomes non-negotiable

Julie Court Nutrition

Step out of chaos and immerse yourself in my menopause day retreat, where you can relax and unwind in the calm and tranquil environment of Float & Booch in Colchester.

Nutrition Advice – Floatation Therapy – Kombucha

This exclusive retreat will be available to 4 guests. Each of you will attend an informal and relaxed session on how to optimise your diet and lifestyle to best manage your symptoms, with plenty of opportunity to discuss your personal situation. You will also receive a 45 minute floatation therapy session, a light lunch and a kombucha tasting session. There will be ample opportunity to relax and chat with the other guests to share your experiences.

Whether you are perimenopausal, menopausal or post-menopausal, this sumptuous day has been designed with you in mind as I encourage you to take time out of your busy schedule to relax and unwind. My aim is that you not only leave rejuvenated but also armed with advice tailored to your unique needs.

Nutrition and lifestyle can have a huge impact on your symptoms. If you live life at a fast pace, slowing down and calming the adrenal system can be immensely powerful in helping you improve your menopausal symptoms including weight gain, hot flushes, migraines, low mood, fatigue, bloating, stress, anxiety and insomnia.

The Venue

We have exclusive use of the unique and calming environment of Float & Booch. The doors to the rear of the building open fully allowing great ventilation. If the weather allows there is a beautiful suntrap of a courtyard where you can take some time to yourself, whenever you feel the need. Each of the floatation therapy areas are completely self-contained, complete with its own shower facilities, toiletries and fluffy white towels.

Floatation Therapy

Floatation therapy is a powerful tool for wellness, relaxation, pain relief and better sleep. The tanks contain Epsom salts to help you to float, but are also an excellent source of magnesium. Magnesium is  recommended to help you relax, help with muscle and joint pain and enable you to get a more restful sleep. We are very lucky to have access to Colchester's only open tanks, which means you don't have to worry about feeling anxious or claustrophic about having the lid down. You can simply lie back and relax, as you float effortlessly on the surface of the warm water. It's the salts which ensure you are pushed to the surface so you float like a cork.

Floatation Therapy has several benefits including: Increased relaxation - Relieves stress & anxiety. Relieves joint pain & inflammation. Supports deeper & more restorative sleep.


The probiotics produced during fermentation can help restore the balance of friendly bacteria in your gut and may alleviate some digestive problems. For these reasons, adding fermented foods to your diet may be useful if you regularly experience gut issues. There is such a wonderful variety of different kombucha available and you will be sampling four on the day, with an opportunity to purchase your favourites to take home.

Nutrition Advice

As part of the mini retreat you will attend an informal and relaxed session with me on how to optimise your diet and lifestyle to best manage your symptoms. There will be  plenty of opportunity to ask any questions and ample time for you to discuss your specific concerns with me confidentially if you wish to.

During perimenopause and menopause, we undergoe extreme changes affecting all areas of our body. It can be one of the most trying times in a womans life. Sometimes starting 10 years before menopause itself, this transition includes well known symptoms such as hot flushes, low libido, night sweats, weight gain, mood swings and sleep disturbances. The menopause also increases the risk of certain health conditions.

Diet and lifetstyle play a key role in coping with and managing these symptoms. During the session you will discover how you can tackle these naturally with food and lifestyle changes.

I invite you to join me for the day in a place where you can put yourself first for a change and leave feeling like you have your spark back.

WHEN: Friday 15th October 10am – 2pm

2022 DATES: Friday 21st January, 29th April & 15th July

WHERE: Float & Booch, Colchester

COST: £85 per person

BOOKING:  Please contact me via email with any questions and to book


Do I need to wear a facemask?

Under the current Covid guidelines you do not need to wear a face mask, but you are welcome to wear one if you feel more comfortable.

How are the floatation tanks cleaned?

The water is filtered 4 times through the filtration system which also uses a UV sterilizer and a small dose of hydrogen peroxide. Each tank takes 1 hour to be cleaned between sessions.

Will food be provided?

There will be a healthy, menopause friendly light lunch provided as part of the retreat. Food will be pre-ordered once you have booked and wrapped separately for you, so you will not have to share with others.

Is there parking?

Parking is available at nearby at Butt Road Car Park.

What do I need to bring?

Your lovely self and a mind ready to relax. The floatation tanks are used in the nude, so you do not need to bring swimwear. Towels and toiletries will be provided.  I suggest you bring your own water bottle with you.


Please ensure that you make me aware of any allergies at time of booking.

I want to come but I feel worried because of the Covid situation, can I hire you for just me and a friend?

Yes indeed, I am more than happy to host the retreat for just you and a friend for that truly bespoke experience. The price for this is £170 per person. Please email any enquiries to me via my contact page.

What if I book to come to the retreat and the Covid guidelines change?

Please rest assured that if the Covid guidelines change and the event is unable to go ahead your ticket will be fully refunded. In all other circumstances we take a 50% non refundable deposit. Should you develop symptoms we ask that you do not attend.

Next Steps...

Contact me to book or for a free no obligation chat