An escape from everyday life could be just what you and your health needs. We all live increasingly busy lives, and it’s rare if we withdraw ourselves from technology, our emails, and our work. It can take its toll however. Whilst being busy isn’t necessarily a bad thing, it can begin to affect your overall health. You might begin to feel low on energy, fatigued, and even begin to suffer from mood swings. We should all give ourselves a break now and again, and the perfect way to unwind and take a mini ‘life detox’ is to book into a spa or wellness retreat.
Encompass yourself in a bubble away from ordinary life. Take a break from the daily commute, the rush and the crowds. Immerse yourself into a world that’s simply about tranquility, calm and nature. These are the perfect destinations if you’re looking to de-stress and give yourself a little boost!
If you really want to disconnect from the hustle and bustle of city life then this is the ideal destination for you. Set in the UK’s Suffolk countryside, this retreat offers a breath of fresh air! Switch the out of office on, logout from your social media accounts and enjoy everything this five bubble rated spa has to offer. From acres of private gardens, to an impressive array of treatments and facilities including a health and fitness club! Unwind in the spa’s rooftop hot tub or why not make use of the private rasul rooms for a mud treatment? A Balinese hot stone massage is sure to take care of any tension in your neck and shoulders! As well as offering a peaceful spa environment, there is also an adjacent four star hotel which provides delicious food from its rosette winning Squires Restaurant. Relaxation and good food? Sounds like heaven.
If you’re after an Italian escape, then there’s no better option than the Lefay resort. Situated on the beautiful Lake Garda, you can enjoy acres of parkland as well as an extensive range of wellness programmes. Surrounded by gentle hills and rich olive trees, you can truly feel at one with nature! It’s the perfect location for unplugging from technology and enabling your mind to relax, and rejuvenate. The spa itself is divided into two different areas, the world of water and the world of fire. Offering a range of luxurious facilities including swimming pools, grottos and even small lakes. You’ll leave the resort feeling like you’re floating on air!
For a touch of subtle luxury, the La Reserve resort in Geneva offers a sense of minimalist design in a premium environment. Set in a lush green setting, the resorts Nescens Spa offers a unique array of treatments developed from a scientific point of view. The resort also boasts a fitness centre, as well as tennis courts – both great for relieving stress! Whack a few tennis balls and then why not book in for a post-match massage? As well as their traditional beauty therapies, medical and osteopathic consultations are also available for spa residents, with a team of trained therapists with many years’ experience at hand! If you’re seeking a spa resort with an integrated medical and fitness approach then be sure to check this out.
Situated in the Duoro Valley in Portugal, the Six Senses spa is set in a stunning 19th century manor house, set high on a hill which overlooks the stunning valley. The spa describes itself as a union of nature and Portuguese tradition, offering elements of water, stone and wood. The spa offers holistic and healing treatments as well as spiritual therapies to help you address health concerns and lead a more fulfilling life. Meet some of the best experts in alternative medicine, and work towards a better state of mind. As well as a range of therapies, you can also enjoy a range of fitness plans which includes forest walking and aerial yoga!
The next time you feel stressed, overworked and tired, why not consider a rejuvenating spa break? A long weekend away from everyday life could be just what your mind and your body is crying out for. It’s time to release the stress and enjoy a little ‘you’ time.