I ventured to Scandinave Spa Blue Mountain in Collingwood, Ontario on a cold and blustery winter day. “Shhhh” signs posted at the entrance remind guests to use their spa voices and turn off digital devices. The air smells of eucalyptus, and I glimpsed bathers in clouds of steam on my way in.
There’s some interesting research that suggests that travel and continual learning could slow down the signs of cognitive aging. If trying your hand at flying a plane isn’t quite your thing…how about learning to speak Spanish, or training to be a ski instructor, or yoga teacher?
In this issue, we ask wellness travel experts, contributors, and partners about the very first thing they do upon entering their hotel room.
What makes Homeopathy special? In Homeopathy, “you are treated for you.” Your physical symptoms, the emotional effect your symptoms have on you and your mental outlook are all taken into consideration in my practice.
If you’re a health-conscious eater, you’re likely getting regular doses of probiotics from foods like yogurt, kefir or kimchi. For years, probiotics have been touted for their role in improving general gut health.
As the world prepares for the UN-declared International Year of Sustainable Tourism in 2017, what can we as travelers do to contribute to global goals on sustainability while planning our wellness travel adventures abroad?
You’ve likely transitioned your clothes, shoes and make-up for the cooler weather, so what about your skin? As your largest organ, the skin is a window into everything that’s going on in the body. Your skin also works hard by providing a critical immune-defense barrier, so be sure to give it proper attention this winter.
Naturopathic Doctors have a unique philosophy regarding healthcare that, whenever possible, focuses on treating the root cause of disease. Although sometimes it is important to treat the symptoms – particularly pain – we do so while trying to understand the reason the pain exists in the first place.
Can increasing your connectedness to nature have positive psychological and biological effects? According to mounting scientific evidence, yes. But while it’s easy to get in touch with Mother Nature in the summer months, how do we keep it up through the winter?
Over the last year, new projects and partnerships in sustainable tourism have set the pace for a promising 2016. From new ecotourism trails in Trinidad and Tobago, to a 100% solar-powered hotel in Dubai, there has truly been a global push for responsible travel and a commitment to sustainability.