WHAT MAKES HEALING HOLIDAYS UNIQUE?
It may seem obvious, but not many spa operators can make this claim. We are an unbiased filter and we never accept payment from anybody to be featured on our website - they appear on merit alone. We can therefore honestly say that we recommend what is right for you, and not for us.
Our team are true experts in their field – we only sell wellness, and we only recommend those properties & programmes which we have tried and tested ourselves. Making regular spa visits ensures that our expertise remains bang up-to-date, allowing you to be confident in the knowledge that what we are offering you really is the very best and most relevant wellness solution.
Knowing the right people on the ground is often priceless, and our years of experience have meant that we have created an invaluable and enviable little black book, enabling us to do what others cannot – to secure you an appointment with an unavailable therapist, to arrange a complimentary room upgrade, or to get you onto a fully-booked flight.
Healing Holidays will do more than just book you a flight and a spa. Our exceptional tailor-made services mean that we go above and beyond the norm – helping to secure visas for our clients, arranging access to airport lounges, arranging a few days sightseeing pre- or post-retreat, and even assisting with online check-in.
Many of the best spas & medical clinics value and appreciate our knowledge and expertise to such an extent that many of them have chosen to deal on an exclusive basis with Healing Holidays, meaning that we are the only place where bookings can be made at some of the world’s most extraordinary wellness centres.
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Being the market leader allows us to negotiate the very best accommodation rates, whilst our status as a Preferred Partner of the world’s leading carriers, including British Airways, guarantees us the lowest air fares. Together this means that Healing Holidays are able to offer a best price guarantee on any like-for-like itinerary, and we will never be beaten on price.
As sponsors for over 10 years of both the Conde Nast Traveller & Tatler Spa Guides, we commission and send the top Spa and Wellness journalists to review the planet’s finest, working with them to discover the very latest clinics or retreats – which ensures that we are consistently adding fabulous finds to our impressive collection, and are the first point of call for those seeking spa wisdom.
Everyone can blow their own trumpet, but don’t just take our word for it. We are extremely proud to have been crowned, amongst numerous awards, as the World’s Best Spa & Wellness Tour Operator, as well as the UK’s Favourite Specialist Tour Operator, high praise indeed.
It is the way of the modern world that unfortunately, even with the most meticulous forward planning, things can sometimes still go wrong, so it is reassuring to know that our staff are on the other end of a telephone line, 24 hours a day, 365 days of the year, to help with any issues which you may have with your wellness arrangements.
Enabling you to have piece of mind when you book, Healing Holidays hold an ATOL and are members of ABTOT, which ensures that your monies are fully secured and protected, allowing you to start focussing fully on preparing for your wellness break.
How to book your tailor-made wellness holiday?
1. Browse our website to discover reviews on the most effective places to recover, restore and rejuvenate. The very best and hottest retreats to detox, lose weight, de-stress, as well as the great medical spas and the places that really will make a difference to your health and well-being.
Some of the retreats you can find on our website are exclusive to us, which means that our price will not be beaten. Look for 'Healing Holidays Exclusive' to find these exclusive retreats.
2. Speak with our London based office team who will give you unbiased advice on how to tailor the right programme for your individual needs. We are open from Monday to Friday from 9am - 6pm and Saturdays from 10 am - 2 pm. Call on 020 7843 3597, speak directly with one of our experts using the online chat box or complete the online enquiry form, we'll get back within 24 hours.
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Favourite Specialist Tour Operator – Condé Nast Traveller Readers’ Awards 2016, 2017 & 2018, World's Best Spa & Wellness Tour Operator - World's Spa Awards 2017
A true ambassador for healthy living, Tracy has been heading up the Healing Holidays team for many years, and has been in the travel industry for the past 30 years. She is a dedicated yoga, fitness and pilates lover, and is committed to all aspects of wellness in both her personal and professional life.
Favourite Spa: Sha Wellness Clinic is one of my favourite retreats for detox and weight loss in Spain. This clinic also offers a wide variety of programmes to address specific issues and health concerns. Ideal for those you are looking for a stress management or quit smoking programme, who suffer from chronic pain or need to fix any sleep disorders.
Favourite wellness experience: My favourite wellness experience would start with sunrise yoga, before a healthy breakfast, which will set me up perfectly for a challenging workout (boot camp class or cardio). Then a quick sauna, steam or hammam before a light healthy lunch. The afternoon would be taken up by a cooking class or health talk, followed by Pilates or a Core Class. It’s then one final stop in the Spa for a facial and relaxing massage before a light dinner and an early night.
As a Reiki Master and qualified homoeopath, Karen opts for the Holistic way of life. She has been working for Healing Holidays for many years and she has been lucky enough to experience many different wellness retreats worldwide.
Favourite Spa: One of my favourite retreats is Vana, India – “It combines my love of the Ayurvedic retreat style" and I have also completed panchakarma retreats”. This is the perfect place relax and unwind. If you have fallen into a rut and no longer feel like your true self, head to Kamalaya in Thailand, the amazing will guide you through experiential practices, therapies and dialogues that will help you to discover the cause of dissatisfaction and unhappiness in your life, as well as ways to guide you through a better self.
Favourite wellness experience: My perfect wellness experience would start with morning yoga and stretching before breakfast, followed by an energy healing treatment or acupuncture before lunch, an early afternoon swim before a relaxing aromatherapy massage, ending with meditation before bed.
Klaudia has a real passion for all things sports, spa, and wellness, having studied physical education at university herself. Klaudia has been providing Healing Holidays with her expertise for three years now, and when asked on her favourite spa says it has to be Schloss Elmau in Germany. The spectacular location with it stunning views of the Bavarian Alps makes this a firm favourite of hers, and with a young family of her own Klaudia loves that this is such a family-friendly spa. On her ideal spa day, Klaudia says it would begin with breakfast to fuel her for a trek through the mountains, after this she would love to sink into a mud pool and hot spring bath. For lunch, Klaudia would take a picnic by a lake, before enjoying an afternoon personal training session, followed by some swimming and then relaxation in the sauna. After enjoying a light dinner, Klaudia would then opt for a final spa treatment before heading off to bed.
Favourite Spa: Rosa Alpina in Italy. I absolutely love the outdoors and Rosa Alpina is in such a wonderful place that not only do you have the amazing spa but you also have the glorious Dolomite mountains to explore on foot in the summer or on skis in the winter. There is nothing better than after a long day outside coming back to some relaxing time in the spa, a yoga class or a pampering massage.
Favourite wellness experience: Being a lover of outdoors and nature and also someone that thinks fresh air and exercise is a big healer of the mind my favourite wellness experience has to be hiking in the Dolomite mountains in Italy or exploring the amazing countryside in New Zealand. I have also hugely enjoyed the Nordic walking experience at SHA Wellness Clinic in Spain.
Where would you like to wellness next: I’m keen on exploring, learning and discovering new places and so India hugely appeals to me as somewhere completely different to anywhere I’ve been before. The offering of ayurvedic treatments and yoga are something I’d love to experience – in particular, Vana sounds like nowhere else on this earth.
Favourite Spa: Chiva Som
As a great lover of the tranquillity and relaxing atmosphere of Thailand, there is nothing better than knowing you will be looked after with incredible expertise in the 5* luxury Chiva-Som has to offer.
If you’re looking to lose weight and learn more about your diet and how to get the best out of it, they have exactly what you need not only for the short term, but for the future with recipes and lifestyle choices to follow.
Favourite Wellness experience: Six Senses throughout Thailand offer an exceptional level of service. Personally, as a man who is 6 ft 5 I look for massage treatments and energy rebuilding. This brand offers an exceptional level of quality and luxury throughout their retreat which means I always leave refreshed.
Where would you like to wellness next: I’m a big believer in the Mayr clinics and I will be heading to Germany, a country I’m already fond of, to try and enhance my wellbeing. In particular Lanserhof Tegernsee, a retreat surrounded by countryside. I’m very much into my tranquillity and this has everything for me.
A dedicated fitness and healthy food fanatic, Emily is well-versed in applying wellness into daily life.
Favourite Spa: Como Shambhala Estate in Ubud, Bali is my number one if I could be anywhere right now destination spa. I love the location and the varied elements of holistic healing, and the inclusions of activities and facilities you would expect from a five-star Balinese hotel. This coupled with the expertise offered from the impressive spa menu that blends Eastern and Western treatments alike really appeals to me to rejuvenate the mind, body and spirit.
Favourite wellness experience: An ideal wellness experience for me would begin with healthy breakfast to fuel a morning workout. Then a quick swim. I’d want my afternoon to be all about pampering; a facial treatment followed by a massage or muscle-relaxing wrap. As someone who loves to get out and about, an evening walk or an outdoor class would be a lovely way to enjoy a beautiful location. Then it would be stretching or some yoga before bed.
Previously living in South Korea for three years, Rathi has had the opportunity to travel extensively around the Far East. Having now worked in the travel industry for several years, Rathi is more than happy to put together a tailor-made getaway combing our many wonderful Asian retreats.
Favourite Spa: One of my favourite retreats is Fusion Maia in Danang, Vietnam. A wonderful, luxury resort, Fusion Maia Danang incorporates a minimum of two daily spa treatments a day on their basic stay – a great way to pamper yourself on holiday around Vietnam. Furthermore, even an entry-level room, comes with your own private pool.
Where would you like to wellness next: I would love to visit Vana, in India. The concept of a personalised programme, I think is great and will really allow you to cover multiple areas of your wellness journey.
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