Riverview Wellness Centre is a tastefully designed facility ideally situated on 1,200 scenic hectares overlooking the Kafue River. Easily accessible, the Wellness Centre is only 60 kilometres south of Lusaka.
Riverview Wellness Centre is a member of Outpost Centers International. If you are suffering from a disease caused by lifestyle practices, Riverview, with its warm, homelike atmosphere of peace, solitude and relaxation, gives you an opportunity to get your health back on track, with facilities designed to provide personalised care. At Riverview you'll learn how to incorporate healthy habits into your lifestyle.
By offering informative health lectures, individual counselling and cooking classes, Riverview provides the opportunity to become more knowledgeable about good health practices. It ensures you can become self-confident about continuing your personal wellness programme at home.
Being a Seventh-Day Adventist Centre, daily devotions are held at 7:00 every morning and church services are held every Saturday. Whilst guests are very welcome to attend, there is absolutely no obligation to do so. However, no smoking or alcohol is allowed on the premises. On the site there is also a vocational training centre and a well-stocked Christian bookshop.
The scope of the centre
By getting down to the root cause of illness, rather than just treating the symptoms, Riverview Wellness Centre has successfully helped in the management of:
- High blood pressure (hypertension)
- Obesity and weight management
- Heart disease and stroke recovery
- Chronic fatigue syndrome
- Impaired immune system
- Stop smoking
- Stress management
A physician meets each guest at the beginning of their programme, and at the end, and an experienced nurse is available. But this centre is not a hospital and the team are not able to accept the very sick. Riverview Wellness Centre is also not able to promise a 100% cure, and they cannot help irreversible health deterioration.
Options available include day visits, weekends, five day mid week packages, and 10 day health and healing packages. Each programme has a specific health goal. The health solutions offered include immune boosting, general health and healing, stress recovery, stop smoking and weight loss. All fees are subject to change, errors and omissions excepted. Riverview program packages include:
- Accommodation and all meals (vegan)
- Health assessment (including cholesterol analysis, if necessary)
- Treatments (massage, hydrotherapy)
- Health lectures
- Cooking demonstrations
- Exercise, casual or guided
- A personal, friendly and caring service
Herbs such as moringa, aloe vera, wheat sprouts and fenugreek are given for specific health issues. These are naturally grown at the centre wherever possible.
The Riverview selection of therapies are designed to promote health and well-being. They include massage, special hydrotherapy treatments and a combination of treatments which are included in the program package and usually last one hour. Although most treatments are scheduled as part of a particular program, other treatments may be recommended during a guest's initial health consultation.
Treatments are generally scheduled between 14:30 and 18:00 hours. No treatments are available on Saturdays. Massages include Swedish style, hot pack massage, lymphatic drainage, upper body and foot massage. Special hydrotherapy treatments include hot pack super treatment, relaxing sheet wrap, ice massage, hot foot bath and mild fever therapy.
Lusaka: drive south through Kafue town (towards Chirundu), past the Livingstone turnoff. Shortly after the turnoff there is a Total filling station from which you can see the large Riverside Farm Institute road sign. Follow the signs.
From Livingstone: drive towards Lusaka until the T-junction when you turn towards Chirundu. After a few hundred meters you will pass the Total filling station from which you can see the large road sign (Riverside Farm Institute). Follow the signs.
From Chirundu: drive towards Lusaka. After you pass the Nanduba Secondary School, before the turnoff to Livingstone, you'll see the large Riverside Farm Institute sign to your right. Follow the signs.