Learning How to Manage Chronic Pain on a Retreat


Chronic pain can disturb your life, restrict you from daily activities, and can be difficult to manage. It can also affect your mental health, making you anxious, frustrated, and depressed. Some of the most common chronic diseases are backache, nerve damage, arthritis, and migraines. Painkillers can temporarily mask the symptoms of pain, but they do not address the underlying problems that make them persistent. Treatment like surgeries, implants, steroid injections can have long-term side effects on the body. But there are natural treatments available, going on a wellness holiday may be a solution for you. Health and Fitness Travel offers a range of retreats to combat ongoing chronic illness. Each retreat uses a holistic approach that includes physiotherapy, Ayurveda therapy, Pilates, yoga, massage, acupuncture, hydrotherapy and more to treat the underlying problem from its root. You will not only learn how to manage the chronic pain but will be able to relax on the retreat, leaving you confident in addressing and managing chronic pain. Here are just a few of our bespoke retreats:


India: Chronic Pain Management at Ananda in the Himalayas


Breathe in the fresh air, let beauty and nature work their magic in the Himalayan mountains of Northern India. Ananda in the Himalayas is an award-winning wellness retreat that is dedicated to providing wellness programmes for chronic illness. You will start your journey with a one-to-one consultation with the Ayurvedic doctor who will talk to you about your chronic pain and identify the best treatment course for you. Six physiotherapy sessions will help you improve mobility, recover from injury, and help you return to an optimal level of functioning. Personalised yoga sessions will build harmony, awareness, and strength in your mind and body while meditation sessions will de-stress you and boost your mood. Booking with Health and Fitness Travel will afford you the added benefits of a signature Ananda Fusion Massage, which will increase blood flow and remove toxins from your body.

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Thailand: Cranial Relief at Chiva-Som International Health Resort



Located in the Southern part of Thailand, Chiva-Som International Health Resort is an ocean-front retreat that is free from the distractions of modern life. A Naturopathic session with the consultant will recognise your healing capacity, seeking to enhance, stimulate, and support your inherent ability to eliminate the problem from the root. Chinese inspired acupuncture therapy will trigger specific points on your skin to treat migraines while stress release therapy will rebalance your body and reduce anxiety. Shirodhara therapy will enhance your nervous system, cure headaches, and insomnia. The heat from the sauna will relax your muscles and cure joint pains. Health and Fitness Travel offers complimentary attendance to group classes including meditation, stretching, stress management, providing you with an optimal holistic experience.

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Cyprus: Arthritis Care at Ayii Anargyri



In a valley of mature trees surrounded by citrus groves, Ayii Anargyri is located in the village of mineral-rich sulphur springs. This wellness retreat offers extensive chronic pain treatments, yoga classes, and has its own beautiful vineyard. Rheumatology pool treatment in a thermal spa will support your weight, helping you relieve the arthritic pain, allowing your muscles to relax whereas Kinesiotherapy pool treatment will increase strength, flexibility, and endurance in your muscles. Wrapping your body with warm sulphur mud will alleviate rheumatic illness, leaving you cleansed, invigorated, and refreshed. You will get 10% off on any additional treatments when you book with Health and Fitness Travel. Moreover, you will get a complimentary mineral hydrotherapy bath, offering pain relief and detoxification of the skin.

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Portugal: Physical Rehabilitation at Palacio Estoril Golf & Spa Hotel


Located on the Lisbon Coast, overlooking beautiful gardens, Palacio Estoril Golf & Spa Hotel is awarded the best retreat for targeted healing. Introductory biofeedback therapy will identify problems like high blood pressure, migraines, chronic pain, incontinence and more. An osteopathy session with the consultant will find the areas of tenderness, weakness, strain, or restriction in your body, specifically the spine. Traditional Chinese herbal medicines will act as natural pain killers whereas physiotherapy sessions through massage and articulation will stretch your stiff joints. Pilates reformer sessions will integrate your mind and body, creating body awareness, more attention to your body’s signals and, an in-depth understanding of controlling your breath. Postural re-education sessions will help you manage chronic pains like strain, neckache, improving your muscle balance and core stability. Booking with Health and Fitness Travel includes a complimentary head and shoulder massage when you book a minimum 3 night stay at Palacio Estoril Golf & Spa hotel.

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Thailand: Body Realignment at Absolute Sanctuary


Whether you are tensing your back, hunching your shoulders, or have bad posture, Body Realignment at Absolute Sanctuary is designed to help you manage chronic pain. A postural analysis session will identify abnormalities and determine anatomical alignment, providing you support to free up tension and restriction in your body. A private stretching session will improve the range of motion, increase flexibility, and will keep your muscles smooth. A pressure point massage will address the issue at its root, soothing the pain and discomfort, relieving stress and anxiety in your body. The Absolute foot sanctuary treatment will target nerve endings, improving blood flow, and help oxygen to circulate in your body. Highly nutritious, low-calorie spa cuisine during your stay will satisfy your five senses, detoxifying your body, removing harmful chemicals and leave you feeling refreshed and energetic. You will get a complimentary ritual massage, holistic fitness assessment, and core suspend class when you book with Health and Fitness Travel.

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The sedentary lifestyle of cities take a toll on the general health and wellbeing leaving people prone to chronic illnesses. Our wellness holidays will treat the underlying issues that govern the patterns of imbalance in body and mind. Using holistic therapies and techniques, our wellness practitioner will give you the tool to lead a radiant, motion-rich, and healthy life. It is never too late to treat your chronic illness.

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