Are you stressed out? Do you feel overwhelmed? Are you tired? If you answered yes to any of the above, this one’s for you. Sometimes our daily routines become just too much to handle, commuting to work, feeding the dog, cooking dinner, and so forth. We could all use a break every now and then.
Lately the term “wellness” seems to be bouncing around everywhere, but what exactly is it? According to the World Health Organization it is “a state of complete physical, mental, and social well-being.” And I don’t know about you, but I could use some wellness in my life! Since it has become such a popular trend, there are plenty of wellness centers around the world which focus on precisely that: letting you recharge your batteries to be ready for whatever life throws at you, and adopt new healthy habits to help you out with everyday life. These wellness centers are practically like resorts, check yourself in and check yourself out as a new person. Not sure which wellness centers are worth your money? No worries, here is a list of the best wellness centers around the world!
1.- Fivelements, Bali, Indonesia
You will get your money’s worth in this holistic wellness center located in the Balinese jungle along the Ayung River. Fivelements is an award winning eco-friendly sanctuary, that features practices and therapies of Balinese healers passed down through generations. It guarantees a holistic transformation promising rejuvenation and replenishment through healing sessions, spa treatments, yoga, meditation, purification rituals, along with delicious plant-based cuisine. The program can last from 3 to 21 nights and can be done individually, as a couple, or in small groups. Visit Fivelements to obtain healing on a physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual level.
2.- The Resort at Pedregal, Cabo San Lucas, Mexico
Interested in a staycation? Indulge in wellness at the Resort at Pedregal. Their Luna y Mar spa treatments are inspired by the ocean, the lunar cycle, and folk Mexican healing. Offering a vast range of treatments for all of your needs, get pampered along the Pacific Ocean. The resort also offers world-class fitness choices with a scenic backdrop, whether it’s tennis, a morning walk or run, yoga, Pilates or a customized fitness class, Luna and Mar will challenge your body. Feel and look your best thanks to their unique approach to wellness and beauty.
3.- Golden Door, San Marcos, USA
Located in the mountains of southern California, this Asian-inspired retreat was ranked as the #1 spa destination in Travel + Leisure. This majestic resort offers an all-inclusive stay and features personal training sessions, mindfulness workshops, art classes, silent meditation walks, spa treatments, and complimentary meals made fresh from the resort’s garden. Get moving in their 30 miles of private hiking trails, a bamboo forest, and zen gardens. It will definitely be a splurge, but the rejuvenating experience will transform your mind and body and is priceless.
4.- Amanpuri, Phuket, Thailand
Amanpuri’s wellness retreats are focused on your personal needs. There are three main programs: Weight Management & Transformation, Detox & Cleansing, and Mindfulness & Stress Management. No matter what you’re here for, each program is thoroughly personalized based on previous consultation. It is located on an isolated peninsula along the Pansea Beach, offering lush forest and breathtaking ocean views, this resort screams peacefulness. Their programs offer exceptional spa treatments, personal therapy, and nutritional support with best-in-class healers and therapists. Furthermore, work out at their hilltop gym, yoga, and Pilates studios and indulge in exquisite cuisine made from locally caught seafood and vibrant organic produce. Amanpuri means “place of peace” and will surely offer the replenishing retreat in a peaceful surrounding.
5.- The Retreat Costa Rica, Barrio Jesús de Atenas Alajuela Province, Costa Rica
This health retreat located along the Pacific Ocean and the Nicoya Peninsula, offers a peaceful experience based on their six tenets: stress reduction; gentle physical activity; cultural involvement; organic, whole, clean eating as a lifestyle; wellness recovery and self-care, and spiritual connectedness. The Retreat is a nature-inspired get-away to obtain inner healing and develop a healthier lifestyle. They offer a “boutique style aesthetic”, intimacy, and personalized attention. Reboot in their gym, Jacuzzi, steam room, pool, spa, and yoga studio while hearing calming sounds of nature. The Retreat is well-known for its healthy exquisite cuisine and not-so-healthy fresh garden inspired cocktails. The Retreat at Costa Rica is the place to be to disconnect and reboot to find your best self.
Whether you want to escape your everyday life stress, or escape from a rut, visit one of these wellness retreats to disconnect, rejuvenate, replenish, and leave as a new person. Transform your soul, mind, and body.