There was a time when holidays were all about feasting and spending days doing nothing. Nowadays, people look for ways to combine relaxation with introspection and health which is why wellness holidays have become so popular.
One of the main benefits of a wellness vacation is that the skills and tools you acquire will help you improve your life long after your holiday is over. Here are some of the best life-changing wellness holidays for 2020.
1. The Santini Detox at Santani Wellness Resort in Sri Lanka
Santini Wellness Resort is a mountainside retreat that offers stunning views of pristine wilderness. The resort fosters a sense of peace and tranquillity by banning mobile phones in public areas, including restaurants. This digital detox haven also provides yoga and meditation sessions, guided nature hikes and Ayurvedic spa treatments to help you disconnect from the outside world and de-clutter your mental space. The Santini Detox provides 90-minute Ayurvedic and western detox treatments on a daily basis to cleanse your mind and body and restore your natural immunity.
2. The Equestrian Experience at Miraval Arizona Resort and Spa in Arizona
Miraval offers luxury along with personal awareness activities with an emphasis on growth through challenges. With its signature equine experience, guests get to work with horses in order to elevate awareness of mind, body and spirit. This will help you face past trauma and heal deep-seated fears as well as improve your creativity and communication. Guests can also choose from a wide variety of experiences including the challenge course, culinary and nutrition courses and gardening course. The resort’s award-winning spa offers river stone massages, detox treatments and ancient eastern therapies designed to heal and rejuvenate. Miraval has the added distinction of being listed as one of “Oprah’s Favorite Things”!
3. Emotional Balance at Revivo Wellness Resort, Bali
Revivo’s signature program called Emotional Balance is designed to improve your overall well-being through holistic therapies, healthy nutrition, and rejuvenating movements. The resort’s wide range of wellness experts including nutritionists, yoga gurus, and crystal healers will guide you through self-awakening activities to help you overcome emotional and mental hurdles. Revivo’s transformative healing retreat offers reiki, chakra balancing, and pranayama breathing sessions to help you channel your energy productively and find inner peace and tranquility. Revivo truly lives up to its name (revivo is a Latin word meaning “I’ll live again”) by healing the mind, body, and spirit to give its guests a new lease on life.
4. Ultimate Health and Wellness at Kurotel Longevity Medical Center and Spa in Brazil
Kurotel Longevity Medical Center and Spa has a scientific approach to health and wellness and prescribes a personalized program for each guest after an assessment of their physical and mental health. There are multiple consultations with health experts including physiotherapists, psychologists, and dermatologists to create a tailor-made action plan for healthy living. Spa treatments such as the underwater-massage baths, the extremities baths, the galvanic bath, and the fango mud bath are designed to rejuvenate the body and mind. Kurotel also offers programs for weight loss, stress management, smoking cessation, and healthy longevity. When you leave Kurotel, you will receive your final medical evaluation with lab and test results as well as a sustainable plan for healthy living.
5. Sleep and Resilience at Six Senses Yao Noi in Thailand
Six Senses Yao Noi is an island resort that offers beautiful ocean panoramas while surrounded by lush tropical landscapes. The Sleep and Resilience experience helps to pinpoint sleep problems and encourage healthy sleep patterns. Ayurvedic massages and spa treatments help to relax the body while yoga sessions that focus on meditation and breathing help to calm the mind. Guests can also add a Sleep with Six Senses program to their stay – this will include a sleep sensor machine to track your respiration rate and movements through the night. You will leave Six Senses Yao Noi with the knowledge and skills to overcome sleep problems once you get back to your daily life.
6. The Health Regime at Grayshott Health Spa in the United Kingdom
Grayshott Health Spa is located in the peaceful and idyllic countryside about an hour from London. Their award-winning Health Regime focuses on restoring the digestive system in order to address a variety of health problems including body weight issues, arthritis, diabetes, and gastric disorders. Restoring the digestive system reduces inflammation throughout the body, improves cellular function, encourages tissue repair and balances all other systems which dramatically improves overall health. The health regime includes blood and body composition analysis is, nutritional and fitness consultations, detoxifying abdominal massages and hydro baths aimed to restore your mind and body.
7. Life Changer at Whistler Fitness Vacations in Canada
Whistler Fitness Vacations is a luxury weight loss retreat that is exclusively for women at beginner fitness levels. The retreat partners with the Westin Resort and Spa, Whistler at the slopes of Whistler and Blackcomb mountains. True to its name, the Life Changer experience will guide you through the process of kick-starting your health and wellness through healthy weight loss and fitness activities such as biking, trekking, and kayaking. Life Changer focuses on various aspects of women’s health and wellness and is perfect for those looking to shed excess weight, get healthy and transform their lives.