Now more than ever we, as adults, are realizing how important it is to dedicate some time to ourselves. While we juggle everything life throws at us and ensuring that we are doing our best at home and in the office, it is easy to forget about ourselves. We are experiencing a refreshing change in society, in which we are being assured that it is ok to look after yourself, to recharge and concentrate on your own health and wellbeing, as much as it is others.
As the wellness market booms, hotels and spas have adjusted to meet the demands of this new niche creating health and wellness retreats all around the world. A place where you can relax and unwind, eat amazingly fresh food, taste delicious smoothies, pamper yourself to your heart’s content and give your brain and body the chance to stop for a moment or two.
No matter what type of relaxing you are into, there are wellness retreats that cover a range of activities from hiking, swimming, yoga, eating healthy, reiki, stress management, hydrotherapy and more. This type of trip really is the perfect time to design the perfect vacation, from location to length of stay through to the type of activities you take part in.
Here are two of the most rated retreats on the market today –
Cala Luna Boutique Hotel in Tamarindo, Costa Rica
If you envisage yourself listening to the sound of the ocean whilst being surrounded by nature, then this retreat is for you. Offering a “transformative yoga vacation,” Cala Luna runs both morning and evening classes where you can practice mindfulness for both your body and soul. With a range of blissful treatments from sound therapy through to reiki, guests can enjoy sustainable meals that have been locally sourced.
Spa Eastman in Quebec, Canada
Famed for improving circulation, relieving stress and eliminating toxins, this Nordic Spa can be found in Quebec. Using the technique of moving between cold and hot hydrotherapy, the Spa Eastman can truly transport you into a whole other realm. Built surrounded by forest land, guests can enjoy a jump between the Igloo shower and infrared sauna.