Wellness vacation: All the spas you need to visit in 2016
From yoga retreats, personalized health plans, anti-smoking, sleep and even foot therapy programs, there’s a wellness clinic for everyone.travel Updated: Jan 06, 2016 00:17 IST
Have you already derailed from your New Year’s diet? Determined to make 2016 the year you finally quit smoking? If you need a helping hand to stay the course and make good on your New Year’s resolutions, consider booking a stay at a health and wellness clinic.
From yoga retreats, personalized health plans, anti-smoking, sleep and even foot therapy programs, there’s a wellness clinic for everyone.
Check out the following destinations that are renowned for their world-class health and wellness treatments: places where guests leave a healthier and happier version of themselves when they check out.
Lanserhof Tegernsee, Germany
Located on the edge of Lake Tegernsee south of Munich, the Lanserhof Tegernsee was named the Destination Spa of the Year at the 2015 World Spa and Wellness Awards in London just a year after opening its doors in 2014. Unlike recreational and leisure resorts, guests of Lanserhof Tegernsee receive personalized health plans with the help of an on-site physician, including two medical examinations, abdominal check-ups, detox drainage procedures, detox body wrap and bath, and a urine analysis. One of the pillars of the Lans Med Concept is the belief that a person’s energy comes from the digestive tract. Viewed as the ‘root system of the human being,’ doctors and therapists treat intestines as the key to healing the immune system.
Canyon Ranch Tucson, Arizona
Named after its past as a working cattle ranch between 1930 and 1970, Canyon Ranch Tucson is spread across 150 acres of Sonoran desert in Southern Arizona and features a health and wellness menu that includes everything from fitness, skin care, maternity, weight loss, Chinese medicine, nutrition, and even healthy feet. Year-round sun and warm weather also make Tucson an ideal setting for outdoor activities such as hiking, biking and swimming. The health retreat also took the Crystal Award for best resort in North America at the 2015 Wellness Travel Awards.
SHA Wellness Clinic, Alicante, Spain
Well known for being one of the world’s best medical spas, the SHA clinic is staffed by physicians, osteopaths, psychiatrists, psychologists and experts in ‘bioenergy,’ nutrition and ozone therapy to offer guests a treatment that combines natural therapies, eastern and western medicines. Located about 45 minutes outside Alicante near Albir Beach, the clinic offers specialized programs that include everything from weight loss, smoking, detox, stress, and sleep problems. The resort features Zen, Mediterranean and tropical gardens, indoor and outdoor swimming pools, waterfalls and relaxation areas spread across 4,000 square meters. The SHA clinic is no stranger to accolades, having been named the best international spa resort 2015 by Spa Diamond, and best national wellness and esthetic center 2015 by GQ magazine.
COMO Shambhala Estate, Bali
For those looking less for a medical spa and more of a holistic retreat for both body and mind, this idyllic resort in Bali comes highly recommended by readers of “Condé Nast Traveller UK,” who voted the retreat the best destination spa of 2015. Against the backdrop of lush, tropical rainforests and the River Ayung, luxurious suites and villas are designed to integrate the natural surroundings into the decor, with terraces that open out into the forest canopy and floor to ceiling openings. Programs include Ayurvedic, cleansing, yoga, stress management, rejuvenation, and Eastern Medicine treatments.
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First Published: Jan 05, 2016 17:24 IST