Combat Stress on Holiday With a Mental Makeover

Stress is the 21st Century version of a health epidemic. At its’ subtlest level, stress will ruin your day; but at its most harmful, it’ll ruin much more than that – your self-value, relationships, sleep, and health. The worst thing is, we often don’t notice how stress creeps up on us. So isn’t it about time to fight back and address it ourselves?

We’ve carefully selected 6 of the best wellness holidays out there to help you combat stress and bring you back into the glowing, bountiful individual that you truly are. Prepare to schedule in some me-time as you jet off to a de-stressing wellness sanctuary nestled within naturally stunning locations of the world.

Whether you want to take some time in silence, soothe the mind through spa treatments, or address your emotional balance head-on, we’ve got the healthy holiday for you. Each wellness programme is structured to tackle the issues of stress in its own way, and will ultimately be tailored to your exact needs; so, sit back, relax and breathe in the new you.

Italy: The Mental Makeover Retreat

Ti Sana spa room

Relaxing Spa Rooms at Ti Sana

Change your life in ways you may never have thought possible on The Mental Makeover Retreat at Ti Sana. This unique psychological programme works by combining state-of-the-art tools developed by expert coach Steve McKeown, a true master of mind-improvement, to improve your personal and business performance. Private consultations and group classes in meditation, hypnotherapy and NLP are all included on this life-changing retreat. Set within a backdrop of rolling green hills and wineries, this is the perfect location for those wanting to get away from it all and fully focus on mind rejuvenation on a healing holiday.

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 The Mental Makeover Retreat

India: Shreyas Silent Retreat

Shreyas meditation relaxation

Find inner peace at Shreyas

Get back to your inner self on a peaceful, silent retreat set within 25 acres of lush vegetation in central-southern India. After an initial wellness consultation, an assessment of your stress levels will be made and directly addressed over the course of your stay. With the guidance of experienced practitioners, learn to beat stress whilst on holiday with meditation techniques to help root out any unwanted habits that are blocking your path to emotional freedom. This process will be combined with daily yoga classes and rejuvenation massages to further aid your mental makeover.

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Greece: Divani Apollon Anti-Stress

Divani Apollon Palace Spa

Detox at Divani Apollon Palace

Prepare to indulge on a beach spa holiday in true Athenian splendour with this anti-stress, spa package fit for royalty. Coastally located against the Mediterranean Sea, this wellness haven is ideal for a thorough relaxation and pampering spa holiday as you’ll get to indulge in a palatial variety of therapeutic treatments to truly iron out any stresses from your body. Marine scrubs, lymphodrainage massages, hydrotherapy showers, yoga sessions and complimentary access to the sauna and Hammam are just some of the benefits on offer. This is a luxury wellness holiday designed to alleviate the daily build-up of stress by unwinding the body and mind.

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Divani Apollon Palace

Portugal: Longevity Mindfulness

Pilates at longevity medical spa

Try water therapies at Longevity Medical Spa

Set within 11 acres of luxury, with unbound access to Turkish baths and personal consultation sessions highlighting meditation and mindfulness – this is an Algarve healthy holiday with a difference. Under the careful guidance of Shantidevi Morton, you will be lead through a process of mindfulness to tackle the accumulation of daily stresses and strains that are trapped within the body. By assessing the states of ‘doing’ and ‘being’ Shantidevi Morton will educate you on how to balance your work-life ratio and thus become more present in the here and now on a meditation retreat. This educational yet mentally revitalising approach will leave you truly de-stressed.

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Longevity Medical Spa

Thailand: Kamalaya De-Stress Asian Bliss

Beach yoga at Kamalaya

Unwind at Kamalaya

Kamalaya is a luxury wellness retreat built around a Buddhist cave on the southern coast of Koh Samui, Thailand. Indeed, it’s the place to be for rebalancing mind, body and soul on a singles holiday. The programme combines the best ways to manage stress, featuring wellness consultations and focuses on moderating the stresses of the mind through expertly delivered body treatments. The therapies come from the Ayurvedic and Thai disciplines, and work in unison with yoga, meditation and breathwork. The net result of this approach thus leaves the guest soothed internally and externally, allowing for total recapitulation and revitalisation.

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Spain: Marbella Club De-Stress Emotional Balance

Spa at Marbella Club

Indulgent spa treatments at Marbella Club

Find peace on a luxury spa holiday within 10 acres of this exclusive resort set on the “golden mile” of southern Spain. The emphasis of this health programme is to cultivate healthy emotional balance through a personalised, private experience that allows guests to rid themselves of any hidden stresses. Initial coaching and medical consultations are followed up throughout ones stay and melded with the appropriate training sessions. In this way, the body is utilized as a mechanism for stress relief. Alongside this, a variety of massages are intertwined with stress management sessions to provide a complete service of peace and calm. 

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Marbella Club


Talk to one of our Travel Specialists on 0203 397 8891 or contact us here to discuss tailor-making your perfect de-stress holiday.

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