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It’s official, travel is back on the cards as of this summer (as long as government conditions are met) and wellness travel will rise to the fore as people seek to enhance their health and wellbeing following the events of the past year. Wellness travel has been gaining popularity over the past decade and post-COVID-19 it is likely to skyrocket. COVID-19 has well and truly derailed our lives and we’re all in need of some rest and recovery. There’s no better way to relax and destress than on a spa retreat, or perhaps you are looking for some outdoor adventure after being trapped indoors for most of the year. Whether you are dreaming of the sea, the sand, or the mountains there is a wellness holiday to suit everyone. Here’s why wellness travel will be so important post COVID-19:
This past year has been stressful, to say the least. A global pandemic struck us seemingly out of nowhere and we’ve had to adapt to a ‘new normal’ - which is as far from normal as you could get. Our emotional health has taken a toll and it is hard to block out all the negativity surrounding the pandemic. Coronavirus has affected everyone, whether you are worried about your health, your job or your loved ones, stress and anxiety levels are at a high. But there is now some hope to grab on to. With the successful implementation of the vaccine rollout and the gradual relaxation of restrictions, normality is in sight. After the turmoil of the past year, we could all do with a wellness break to recover and rebalance our emotional health. Our range of emotional healing retreats will help you to put the calm back into your life. Take in the luxurious surroundings and experience a range of natural and holistic therapies to improve your health and wellbeing and help restore your soul.
If you’re struggling to shake the stress caused by the pandemic, our handpicked de-stress holidays will give you the chance to recharge your batteries by offering activities including private yoga and Pranayama, alongside indulgent spa treatments and meditation sessions. Re-energise your body and mind, choosing your favourite spa treatments and holistic activities to create a de-stress holiday tailored to you. Receive personalised advice from medical professionals and wellness experts to help you manage stress not only throughout your stay but also when you return home. There is no better way to pause, relax and unwind than on a de-stress retreat. With trips from the Caribbean to the Far East, you can immerse yourself in peaceful idyllic locations and concentrate on regaining balance and focus in your life.
With gyms and indoor sports facilities closed and the winter weather keeping most of us (except the brave runners) indoors, we have had to resort to home workouts and online classes. But with a lack of space and motivation, it has been hard to hit our goals and our fitness levels have inevitably decreased. We now have a provisional date for the opening of gyms, and many of us will be excited to hit the gym again when we can! For those looking for a more radical solution to their lockdown lull or to set themselves up for maintaining a successful regime post-lockdown, a fitness holiday provides the ideal solution. Fitness Holidays are a great way to step out of your normal routine and really focus on your health and exercise goals. A group of like-minded individuals and expert instructors will motivate you throughout your stay, and you’re bound to see results.
If you need more of a push, a bootcamp retreat is an exhilarating and effective way to get fit, shape up and slim down. From 1 to 3 to 7 day durations, you can also choose one that best suits your needs and complies with your schedule. Bootcamps have a fun and highly motivating atmosphere owing to their clear targets and the fact you’re surrounded by like-minded people. Our handpicked bootcamp holidays are perfect for kick-starting weight loss and improving cardiovascular health. Take part in a variety of intense yet rewarding activities, including circuit training, cycling, Pilates and hiking to embrace the burn and achieve your targets. You’ll be sure to return home healthier and with the drive to keep striving for your goals.
Social distancing has kept us apart from our friends and family. For those that don’t live close enough to go on a socially distanced walk, the only way that we have been able to connect is through the internet. Whether that’s over Zoom, text or WhatsApp it’s not the same as being together in person and it is easy to feel alone. Many people are struggling with loneliness caused by the pandemic, especially those who have been shielding. Even the daily mixing with strangers as you go about normal life is missing for those who are now working from home. Our social lives are on hold and birthdays and celebrations have been considerably quieter this year. A wellness retreat is a great way to meet like-minded people and spread your social wings once again. On a Singles holiday, the world is your oyster. Embrace the opportunity to tailor-make your travel escapes to your specific wellness needs, whether yoga in Bali, weight loss in Spain or a choice of worldwide group retreats. Meet new people with group activities, group tables at mealtimes and dedicated holiday months for solo travellers.
The events of the past year have left many people feeling isolated as we have been confined largely to our homes. A healthy holiday provides the perfect opportunity to reconnect with loved ones in a much-needed change of scenery. Treat yourself and your partner to a truly romantic and healthy getaway to re-connect meaningfully. Indulge in a range of vitality-boosting activities and treatments that will make your trip unforgettable. Establish life-long memories on exciting retreats in luxury locations that cater for the whole family. Explore destinations dotted across the globe, including European deluxe spas, pristine Caribbean beaches, or cultural Asian retreats. Achieve your wellbeing goals with friends on a group retreat that will also allow you to make up for lost time whilst doing something positive for your health in the process! These wellness-havens have something to enjoy for everyone, whether young or old, related or not.
The pandemic has made us more health-conscious. As we continue to fight against current and future viruses it is important to keep our immune system strong and our bodies fit and well. Medical spa retreats are a great way to focus on your health in a luxury setting. On a medical holiday, you will receive expert advice from doctors, nutritionists, and personal trainers to help kickstart your post-pandemic wellness journey. If you’re struggling with persistent health problems and need to change your lifestyle, a tailored retreat can provide the solutions you’ve been searching for. Balance medical treatments with relaxing massages and holistic activities such as yoga and meditation to relax and rejuvenate the body and mind.
Diet is incredibly important in sustaining your health and wellbeing. For many, it has been difficult to control their diet during the pandemic, due to stress and lack of exercise. A detox retreat is a great way to boost your health and immune system through nutrition and can be tailored to you and your goals. You'll gain greater body awareness and the knowledge to keep it in good condition long after the holiday has ended. Detox retreats also provide the perfect setting to help you overcome any unhealthy habits you may have taken up over the course of lockdown, such as smoking or excess drinking. With the help of experienced specialists and tailored programmes, you’ll return from your detox retreat feeling cleansed, re-invigorated and ready to take on all the post-covid world has to offer!
The pandemic has taken a lot from us, including our freedom. Many are missing that sense of adventure of going somewhere new and are craving a getaway. With three national lockdowns in the space of 12 months, it feels like we have been stuck inside for most of the year. Living and working at home has intensified cabin fever and we could all do with a change of scenery and some fresh air. What better way to explore the great outdoors than on an adventure holiday. Our adventure holidays provide a superb range of activities that offer a mixture of wellness, fitness, and the acquisition of new skills. Allow yourself to step out of your comfort-zone by challenging yourself physically and mentally and engaging with exciting and unique environments. Rediscover your wanderlust and dive headfirst into new culture and surroundings.
After the challenging past year, it is more important than ever to look after your physical and emotional wellbeing. Put your health and happiness first and embark on a well-deserved wellness retreat. Replenish your body and mind as you relax and recuperate in a luxury location and leave the stress of lockdown far behind you.