Take steps towards a healthy body and mind
Go off grid and treat yourself to a stint at some of the most luxurious spas and wellness clinics in the world. We can recommend stunning hotel spas as part of a relaxing city break, or perhaps you’re looking for a more in-depth wellbeing programme at a destination spa. Leave technology at the entrance and nourish your mind and body through tailored treatments, be it for a weekend escape or longer.
Just 45 minutes by car from Alicante airport, SHA Wellness is hidden away in the beautiful Sierra Helada mountains. Considered one of the best medical spas in the world, SHA fuses ancient Eastern philosophy and advanced cutting-edge Western techniques. SHA is entirely serious about the ‘wellness’ in its name and qualified medical staff include naturopaths, nutritionists, acupuncturists, reflexology masters, and other experts in the healing arts. Tailored programmes include Detox, Sleep Recovery, Fitness and Weight Loss. Coffee is outlawed, and in its place are many nutritional and detoxifying teas and a macrobiotic diet - whilst wine is permitted, don’t expect it to be served as a matter of course! Identify healthier habits for your body and rebalance your life with the 4 night SHA Discovery programme - the perfect introduction to this state-of-the-art holistic retreat.
Voted Most Progressive Clinic 2018 in the Condé Nast Traveller Spa Awards, Clinique La Prairie is a pioneering medical retreat that combines luxury Swiss hospitality with the innovative science of cell therapy and holistic wellness. Dedicated to helping guests lead healthier and more active lives, the spa offers a retreat within a retreat and a dedicated team of expert nutritionists and therapists are on hand. The sweeping views over the Swiss Alps and clear waters of Lake Geneva are therapy in themselves - this is a beautiful sensory space before you’ve even started on the treatments! Diet and nutrition are at the core of Clinique La Prairie’s ethos and you will leave inspired to continue a healthy lifestyle with their personalised advice and menu plans. Choose from Master Detox, Weight Management, Rebalancing, Better Sleep and full Medical Check Up programmes.
Located in the heart of the beautiful backwater of the Venad kingdom in Kerala, Kalari Rasayana is a tranquil Ayurvedic retreat, surrounded by thick coconut groves and floating mini-islands. With only twenty-two rooms and eleven treatment rooms, you will be looked after by a devoted team and Vaidyas (Doctor) practising authentic, traditional Ayurveda. Leave urban life behind for a week’s healing stay in this unobtrusive environment - every aspect is tailored to your individual condition with detox processes such as ghee intake and massages, Yoga at daybreak and Meditation forming part of the holistic programme. Organically grown ingredients and health-inducing foods are tailor-made to suit you and body type, and you will experience a true transition to vitality during your visit.