Wellness Destinations for Your Much Needed R & R

Vacations come in different shapes and form – a beach escape, an outdoor adventure, sight-seeing, shopping frenzy or night life.  Whatever your preference is, it all comes down to one thing – you want to unwind and relax.

Wellness has been a growing trend in the travel industry and more and more destinations  offer activities and services catered specifically for restoring the mind, body & spirit.

Let’s take a look at some of them…

Kamalaya Koh Samui

This Wellness Sanctuary and Holistic Spa Resort is located in Koh Samui, Thailand.  It offers all sorts of wellness programs depending on your preferences:  detox, weight loss, stress and burnout or emotional balance.  If these programs don’t appeal to you, you can have a personal consultation with their Naturopath and have a specific program tailored to your needs.

Enjoy their holistic, therapeutic and nurturing body treatments that combine authentic ancient healing traditions and contemporary therapies. One of their packages is the “Jewel of the Orient” that includes a Private Herbal Steam, an Oriental Herbal Detoxifying Body Scrub, a Vital Essence Oil Massage and your choice of Asian Facial treatment.  The best part?  The Spa itself is located amidst tropical vegetation and granite boulders, with serene views of the sea below.

Six Senses Douro Valley 

Awarded as the Best Spa in Portugal, this luxury resort offers crafted guest experiences to stimulate, energize and revitalize the human spirit.  They use high-tech and high-touch approach in their wellness treatments and programs such as Yoga Detox, Yoga Sleep, Power Down Hour, etc.  Aside from these, the spa also adds wine to the mix.  You can meditate among ancient cedars, go wine tasting and visit vineyards.

La Quinta Resort & Club

Speaking of wine, experience a full-body massage and wrap utilizing succulent red wine grapes in this spa resort in California – this just one of the many rare and decadent spa treatments that La Quinta offers.  They even have a spa for your fur babies!

Red Mountain Resort

If you are looking for an outdoor-focused relaxation, this resort in Utah, offers different types of Adventure or Wellness retreats.  One of the retreats is the Rejuvenate & Live Well package that combines healthcare and the nurturing environment of the resort.  It begins with a consultation with a physician followed by a guided hike, group fitness class, a meditation workshop, private sessions with your personal trainers using your exercise prescription and ends with a Sagestone Customized Massage. The resort also offers a bunch of Nature Inspired Treatments that are inspired and intended for very specific purposes – whether it’s for calming the nervous system, enlivening the senses or balancing your body’s energy.

About Toni Marie

Toni is a contributing author. In addition to writing about the Baby Boomer generation, she also likes to write about relationships and health.
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