There was a time when holidays were all about feasting and spending days doing nothing. Today, 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 2023.
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 daily 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 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 tranquillity.
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 and a sustainable plan for healthy living.
5. Sleep Program at Six Senses Yao Noi in Thailand
Do you find it hard to get to sleep or sleep through the night, or do you often wake up feeling groggy and unrefreshed?
Six Senses Yao Noi is an island resort that offers beautiful ocean panoramas while surrounded by lush tropical landscapes. Their Sleep experience helps to pinpoint sleep problems and encourage healthy sleep patterns.
They have all the resources you need to combine advice from their Sleep Doctor with the many benefits of yoga nidra and meditation, relaxing treatments and amenities, wellness therapies, nutrition advice and low-intensity training.
Ayurvedic massages and spa treatments help to relax the body, while yoga sessions that focus on meditation and breathing help to calm the mind.
You will leave Six Senses Yao Noi with the knowledge and skills to overcome sleep problems once you return to your daily life.
6. SFR Vancouver Island in Canada
SFR Vancouver Island (previously known as Cat Smiley Boot Camp) is a personalized fitness retreat that includes upscale beachside lodging, wholesome nutrition, integrative coaching, lifestyle management, small group and independently managed fitness programming, daily hiking and both indoor and outdoor workouts.
Dedicated to getting you to where you want to be, Cat Smiley’s acclaimed wellness programs are results-focused and highly structured. Immerse yourself in healthy living, staying in your own private contemporary condo.
The schedule is 25 hours per week. You work full-time to find your athletic potential, safely and sustainably. Amongst an intimate group, you’ll shape up in an experience like no other. The intensive fitness regimen is paired with a wholesome and flexible nutrition plan – that you’re in control of.
You live just like home, steps from the beach at their tranquil partnership lodging in Parksville, B.C. Clear your mind of details – they take care of everything you need to succeed.