Wellness holidays are designed to boost both physical and mental health so it's no surprise more and more travellers are ditching their beach getaways in favour of these trendy retreats.
From spiritual guidance to yoga classes and rejuvenating spa treatments, there are endless ways to take care of your wellness, but what could be better a holiday where you can enjoy some much needed rest and relaxation? After all, we all know they're scientifically proven to be good for you, with holidaymakers proven to return feeling happier, more rested and much less stressed.
What Is A Wellness Holiday?
Wellness tourism is defined by the US-based non-profit Global Wellness Institute (GWI) as "travel associated with the pursuit of maintaining or enhancing one’s personal well-being".
What Are The Different Types Of Wellness Retreats?
Spa: A little pampering can go a long way, so indulge in rejuvenating spa treatments specifically designed to improve your health and wellbeing.
Digital Detox: It’s easy to switch off when you have no distractions, so disconnect from technology and experience real-life social interactions with like-minded people on a dedicated retreat.
Yoga: Both beginners and experts can enjoy 1-on-1 and group classes that focus on strength, flexibility and breathing to boost physical and mental wellbeing.
Weight Loss: Despite the tendency to over-indulge while on holiday, some retreats have experts on hand to develop the best nutrition plans and exercise to help you reach your goal and promote a healthier lifestyle.
Fitness: From boot camp to marathon training, these holidays promote health and wellness through physical exercise, team sport, and fun challenges. Being active on holiday can improve metabolism and kickstart good habits you can continue throughout the year.
Adventure: Step out of your comfort zone, explore nature and say yes to things that may seem challenging to accelerate personal growth and improve confidence.
Mindfulness: Practice mindfulness by escaping the demands of daily living to focus completely on mind-body rejuvenation through meditation and silence.
Which One Is Right For Me?
As every dedicated resort offers its own carefully crafted programme, it's important to do your research and find one that most closely matches your personal goals and includes activities that you're willing to try.
From circuit training in Ibiza to holistic therapies in Thailand, or a detox right her in the UK; a wellness retreat will enable you to recharge your batteries and improve your overall health and wellbeing with lasting results.