find balance in your life through wellness travel!
So you want to recharge and refresh but you are not that mountaintop yogi. There are wellness resorts that allow an array of group fitness classes, hiking, biking, kayaking and many other options to fit your active lifestyle! Picture yourself soaking in the sunshine as you paddle across turquoise waters or breathing in the freshness of the trees as you hike through a wooded preserve. Are you more of an adventure junkie? How about white water rafting, surfing or rappelling down a waterfall? Yep, that’s a wellness vacation!
Whether you are trying to jump start your healthy lifestyle by shedding a few pounds or need to release a significant amount of weight through a medically-managed weight loss program, whether you need the structure of a boot camp or prefer to make your own fitness schedule, there are several resorts dedicated to just that. Many resorts feature weight loss programs that include not only fitness instruction but also nutrition coaching and healthy cooking workshops as well. Some offer medically-supervised programs, which are tailored to your health concerned and driven by a full medical screening.
Getting enough zzz’s is a concern for many of us, but if your sleep (and lack thereof) is interfering with your quality of life, there are wellness resorts designed to help you better understand and resolve your sleep issues. Having partnered with sleep doctors and specialists, these resorts offer sleep therapy programs, sleep coaches and even sleep labs. They have created ideal environments to foster better sleep, using organic mattresses and linens, sound machines, and even sleep sensors to monitor your breathing patters. Take a quick break to Arizona for acupuncture and craniosacral therapy or an extended stay in Thailand to explore herbal remedies and body bio-impedance analysis. Regardless of how near or far you are able to travel, there’s relief in sight for those sleepless nights.
Do you need to just stop and get off the hamster wheel for a while? There are a plethora of a resorts and retreats focused on turning inward, disconnecting, and learning to find balance and calm in an all too stressed out world. Take workshops on mindfulness, stress reduction, learn to harness the power of visualization or get centered with meditation. You can even take art classes such as beadwork, painting or crystals. Add in healing spa treatments, freshly prepared meals and maybe even a glass of wine or two and you’ve got the perfect escape!
Maybe you’re at a crossroad in your life and need time to dig deep to figure out where you’re at and where you’re headed? Some wellness resorts offer counselors on staff to help you deal with and cleanse the emotional weight you may be carrying. Other times you just need to escape and explore other cultures, religions and beliefs so you can get a better sense of your own. Join a retreat or take off on your own journey of discovery.
Wellness at Sea
Wellness doesn’t have to happen only on land, many cruise lines now offer a host of wellness options such as active shore excursions, daily yoga or TRX on deck, and healthier dining plans. Some are partnering with wellness coaches and specialists to create special programs for dedicated sailings.
A wellness vacation is a personal journey, allowing you to step away from the demands of daily life and focus on your own needs and goals. Whether you are interested in a retreat, a resort, a cruise, or something else, a wellness vacation should be a priority for a more balanced life. Get in touch to discuss your wellness needs and allow me to help you find the perfect escape!