Why Choose a Destination Spa?
Destination spas offer the ultimate in indulgence, pampering, and escapism. There is no better way to take a break from the stresses of your job, your life, and your daily routine, than to sequester yourself in the comforts of an all inclusive environment where you don’t have anything or anyone to think about but yourself. It is so rare that we take the time out of our busy lives to focus on ourselves, but it is absolutely essential for our physical and mental health, as well as our spiritual well being. Regaining the balance in ourselves is the best way to reach a deeper clarity and improve productivity when we return to our daily lives.
Day spas offer a fleeting glimpse of self-improvement, but destination spas offer life-changing opportunities that you can only gain on holiday, away from the familiarity of your daily routine, when you learn to embrace the comforts of a foreign experience. You come out the other side a new person, confident with the changes that you have seen in yourself during your retreat and equipped with the skills you need to maintain your progress.
A week-long retreat at a destination spa is a total immersion experience. When you arrive, you are welcomed by staff that are there to take care of you and help you towards your goals. You are surrounded by like-minded people that support you and inspire you by sharing their personal anecdotes. An evaluation by a medical professional gives you a benchmark of where you are and what you need to do to reach your goals. Regular meetings with dieticians arm you with the nutritional knowledge necessary to incorporate healthy eating into your daily life and cooking classes and lectures give you the delicious inspiration that may have been lacking. To jumpstart your lifestyle change, the regimented spa cuisine takes all of the guesswork and temptation out of having to plan and cook your meals. The food you eat is portion controlled and calorie controlled, but it is packed with nutrients, detoxifying, and absolutely gorgeous. Top chefs painstakingly prepare beautifully presented cuisine according to strict dietary principles and present the dishes with the panache of a Michelin star restaurant.
Top practitioners in their fields offer personalized sessions in small groups with plenty of close interaction and opportunities to ask questions. Although the workouts can be difficult, the training facilities are state of the art and the sessions are always engaging. The scenery of the outdoor classes is so stunning that you are just grateful for having the opportunity to be in such a perfect, natural setting.
When you aren’t sweating it out to lose weight, relieve stress, detoxify yourself, or reach your fitness goals, you spend sunny afternoons lazing by the pool or treating yourself to pampering treatments such as massages and facials. Unwinding and learning to let go is a big part of the destination spa experience. Finding quietness and learning to once again appreciate the stillness in the silence makes you realize how much constant noise there is in your daily life and how distracting it can be. The tranquillity eventually leads to introspection, which lends itself to evaluating what is really important in your life. After several days of detoxifying your body, concentrating on yourself, and being free of stress, you feel a sense of levity and clarity that is normally only reached through intense meditation.
If you are new to the world of spas or a seasoned spa aficionado, there is no better way to improve wellbeing and regain your inner harmony than taking a week to visit a destination spa. There are some wonderfully unique retreats available at some sensational spas.