Big city life has its perks, but fast living and all that technology can be stressful. However, changing your environment for a weekend can help your body and mind heal. Wellness travel is becoming more popular among travelers for good reason. Here are 5 trends to consider for yourself:
1. Active vacations
While many believe that an active lifestyle means constantly running around, it’s actually just about moving more. The sedentary position is one of the main causes of heart attack, stroke, diabetes, and degenerative back problems. Changing your lifestyle can reduce the risks and also boost your mood in the process.
Active lifestyle retreats are the perfect choice to find a much-needed boost to change your habits and get you moving. Chiva-Som International Health Resort in Thailand, for example, provides spiritual guidance and a variety of physical activities like pilates and Thai boxing.
2. Individualized traveling with painmoons
When people think about traveling, they usually visualize it with other people. This is something heavily present on social media and in advertising. However, one inspiring wellness travel trend is painmoon – going on a trip abroad alone to heal. People who lost a loved one or are going through any other hardship can now enjoy specifically designed travel plans that help them recover. These programs offer specialized treatments that deal with anxiety, depression, and sadness.
Ananda in the Himalayas in India puts focus on building up your mental and physical strengths through Hatha yoga and daily meditation. On the other hand, Borgo Egnazia in Italy offers a spa oriented retreat in the rural romantic area. Everyday activities here include tennis, cycling, and hiking with numerous wellness programs intended to completely regenerate and energize.
3. Revitalizing wellness mom-cations
Every mother knows how valuable it is to have time for yourself. It’s hard to leave children at home, but taking a break from busy family life is good for everyone. This is why mom-cation is a growing trend in the world, with programs offering a healthy break for mothers to re-energize. Wellness mom-cation getaways offer rest and help you rediscover yourself again. You can go solo or with girlfriends.
The Retreat Costa Rica, for example, offers Rest and Rejuvenate program specifically designed to eliminate fatigue through nutritious cuisine and healing treatments. Paradis Plage in Morocco, on the other hand, offers the same through yoga and massages. Both retreats are dedicated to giving every mother well-deserved sleep and pampering.
4. Immersion in nature
Nature immersion getaways are on high demand in recent years since they offer a perfect escape from everyday stress. This type of wellness travel is completely dedicated to mental health and mindfulness with remote locations full of untainted nature and wildlife. Australia and New Zealand are one of the most sought out nature immersion getaways in Oceania, offering both luxurious locations and tranquility. Only an aircraft charter hire away from each other, both countries have unique ecosystems full of unique flora, fauna, and landscapes.
Aro Ha Resort in New Zealand offers a holistic approach through yoga, meditation and a lot of hiking in nature. On the other hand, Arkaba Walk and Body Camp in Australia offers programs that include dipping beneath the waterfalls in dense rainforests and diving. Both destinations will get you close to nature, helping you to de-stress and eliminate anxiety.
5. Preventive wellness programs far from home
Alcohol, smoking and bad diet are habits that many people have and consciously ignore. Luckily, preventive wellness is on the rise, and you can travel while you nix a bad habit. Retreats like the Anti-Tobacco Program of the SHA Wellness Clinic in Spain help you to quit smoking in a healthy way. They offer phytotherapy, oxygen therapy, and other relaxation techniques. If you have the means, this could be a great option for wellness travel.
Long work hours, family obligations and emotional troubles all take a toll on mental and physical well-being. Following these inspiring wellness travel trends is not indulging in luxury, but choosing a much-needed recharge of your batteries. So, give yourself a few days of rest from your life and go on a little getaway to revive yourself.
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