Chi-Chi's Holistic Wellness Retreats and Mindspa Group
Established in 2006 by Debi Rossouw, originally from Cape Town, South Africa
Debi ventured into the international corporate world in her early 20's and established businesses in Dubai with representative offices worldwide for most of her adult life. The continuous international travel, various time zones, little sleep, lack of proper nutrition and constant adrenaline rush from this exciting international corporate lifestyle took it’s toll eventually in the form of a severe corporate burnout. She developed an autoimmune disease, which crashed her immunity and body totally emotionally, mentally, physically, energetically & spiritually.
Debi had NO energy and could hardly lift her arm out of bed
Debi had NO energy and could hardly lift her arm out of bed, feeling completely lost, frustrated, confused and overwhelmed. Not able to work at all for 2-3 years, the best specialist could not medicate her as her case was so "complex". This situation forced her to try and find natural healing, whilst returning back to South Africa.
The autoimmune disease was accompanied with severe fibromyalgia aches and pains all over her body and she employed a permanent masseuse to live with her to massage her for hours, daily! …it only offered temporary relieve and this is where she realised one needs deeper healing, nutritionally, mentally, emotionally and adrenaline release from the central nervous system, which caused serious Post Traumatic Stress Symptoms. A tense mind and painful stuck emotions, leads to a tense and painful body!..hence our MindSpa concept.
We have the ability to be our own "inner doctor" to achieve vibrant health
We don't have a manual for this life, but we for sure have the ability to be our own "inner doctor" to achieve vibrant health again. We have been gifted with this remarkable capacity and inner wisdom, if we only knew where to start. We will show you!
Modern medicine encourages us to give our power away to pharmaceuticals that only manages our symptoms to disease and this has not been serving us if you look around you today and see how many people are on chronic medication and feeling overwhelmed with escalating statistics for chronic lifestyle related diseases these days.
For an A- type personality, passionate about business, a perfectionist & control freak on top of that, it was the toughest challenge mentally to accept this terrible turn of events, yet alone make any sense out of it. She wasn't going down without finding answers and was determined to find solutions and help heal herself. Hence our logo, the lotus flower - from mud and darkness, appears a beautiful new life, hope and blossoming flower.
Debi travelled to the worlds best wellness retreats and medical centres to learn and train
Debi travelled to the worlds best wellness retreats and medical centres to learn and train all about natural healing and nutrition - physically, energetically, mentally, emotional & spiritually and eventually found BALANCE, HEALING and ENERGY again. Debi's auto-immune disease and fibromyalgia is now completely in remission! Whoooohoooo!!!
How amazing is it when your biggest pain and suffering and challenges becomes your biggest lessons, blessings and inner wisdom, fast tracking you to a much higher level of understanding of your soul and purpose in this life! Now she understands why she had to walk that incredibly journey of corporate burn out, in order to help others today with the greatest empathy and compassion and understanding, whilst teaching the Chi-Chi's wellness retreat programs and workshops.
The Chi-Chi's team has their own unique story
"Chi" means "energy" and at "Chi-Chi's" we offer you a double dose of energy on all levels and inspire you to live the best life you were meant to live!
The Chi-Chi's team has their own unique story and amazing healing journeys, ready to now help you.
We pray that whoever needs what we have to offer, will find us, and so it is!
With much love, care, empathy, compassion and non-judgement, we look forward to welcoming you to our sacred space of healing!