The Top Wellness Destinations in Europe
Wellness travel may not be the latest travel trend, but considering the rate at which the industry has expanded, it’s certainly a successful one. Now there are variety of choices to help cater to your wellness needs; whether you’re recovering from stress or illness, or just need a break from everyday life.
So, when you’re booking your private jet charter, why not consider a destination that best fits?
Lifehouse Wellness Retreat, England
Suited for: Someone recovering from illness
Lifehouse Wellness Retreat is an award-winning spa hotel nestled in the peaceful surroundings of the English Heritage Listed Thorpe Hall gardens. It’s just over an hour from London by train and close to the pretty Essex town of Frinton-on-Sea.
This adults-only oasis is the perfect place to enjoy some well-deserved pampering and relaxation. With a Resident Naturopath and a team of experts, a range of consultations and therapies are available to help improve your health, fitness and well-being. Each retreat programme includes full board menus, consultations and treatments that are specifically tailored to support your wellness goals. The wellness programmes at Lifehouse can also be personalised, so you can add extra nights, add a specialised detox or weight loss regime and share with a friend, family member or partner.
This retreat is also well suited to guests recovering from or undergoing treatment for cancer. They offer highly qualified therapists that have been trained by the NHS Christie Trust to cater spa treatments so they can be suitable for anyone. All consultations are private, and discretion is part of the Lifehouse culture, so you can rest assured you’re in safe hands.
Gleneagles Luxury Spa, Scotland
Suited to: Someone looking for a time out
The state of the art Spa by ESPA at Gleneagles Luxury Spa was opened in 2008 and offers a warm and tranquil atmosphere and comprises of 20 treatment rooms, a vitality pool, and offers a host of indulgent treatments. The spa also encompasses ESPA Life, hailed ‘the next generation of spa’ and offers intensive, transformative programmes geared towards improved health and wellness within the comfort of a five star property.
An expert team of complementary alternative medicine practitioners and experienced spa therapists have created spa packages to help guests relax and destress from everyday life. Bespoke programmes are tailored to guests’ requirements and can be created to help with energy levels, sleep, fertility and conception, relaxation, menopause and more.
EPIC SANA Algarve, Portugal
Suited for: Someone looking to improve their fitness regime
Contributed by Healing Holidays
“Located right on the beachfront, EPIC SANA Algarve’s beautiful coastal location makes it the ideal place for a fitness, weight-loss or detox break. Stunning sea views are sure to make bootcamp exercises and a specialised diet much more enjoyable.
“With a range of excellent facilities available, including five swimming pools and an expansive spa complete with state-of-the-art gym, you have everything you need for a varied wellness experience. EPIC SANA’s innovative approach to fitness has to be what makes it so special. Rather than one standard fitness retreat they offer a variety of different options, including a water fitness retreat that uses stand-up paddle boarding to encourage fitness in a way that is new and fun. Fitness at EPIC SANA is an inclusive experience that aims to cater to a wide range of people with different needs and abilities, setting it apart from many other wellness resorts.”
SHA Wellness Clinic, Spain
Suited for: Someone looking for an innovative approach to health and wellbeing
Contributed by Healing Holidays
“A sleek and minimalist medical spa, SHA Wellness Clinic is leading the way when it comes to the latest technology and treatments. This includes state-of-the-art dedicated Cognitive Development Units, which employ a multidisciplinary approach to evaluating health and wellbeing, to help guests deal with a range of issues.
“Part of what makes SHA Wellness Clinic so different from other spas however is their all-encompassing approach to guests’ health and wellness. SHA doesn’t just rely on modern techniques and technology but also uses more holistic and naturopathic methods such as traditional Chinese medicine. There are also Zen gardens, and waterfalls to ensure guests get the best of both worlds and therefore see better results by the end of their stay.”
Grand Resort Bad Ragaz, Switzerland
Suited to: Someone in need of medical treatment
Contributed by Healing Holidays
“The Swiss medical spa Grand Resort Bad Ragaz has the solution for just about any health concern thanks to its commitment to investing in the best technology, treatments, and health professionals available. “The facilities here are extensive, as well as your usual gym and spa, this clinic actually houses its own medical health centre. Here you’ll find the kinds of departments you would expect to find in hospitals, including dermatology, orthopaedics, and family planning, to name but a few.
“The resort makes the most of its great mountainous location to offer a well-rounded wellness getaway, with activities including hiking and skiing available in the area. It is by offering such a range of retreats, treatments and medical assistance that Grand Resort Bad Ragaz sets itself apart from other wellness resorts, as its depth of expertise is simply unparalleled.“
Shanti Som, Spain
Suited for: Someone who loves yoga
Contributed by The Healthy Holiday Company
“Shanti Som is a boutique mountain hideaway known for its offerings of yoga, hiking and delicious healthy food.
“As well as a built-in spa with all the best facilities, Shanti Som offers a range of different sanctuaries each aimed at a different aspect of wellness, including yoga, pilates, high intensity fitness, detox and weight loss. Even though they offer all these tailored retreat programmes, their philosophy is to provide a peaceful place for personal reflection, ongoing personal development and self understanding.
“The Samsara Restaurant offers a delicious selection of Asian and Middle East fusion cuisine aimed at promoting healthier eating for guests. The roof is open to the sky, which is perfectly suited to the retreats beautiful setting in the hills of the Sierra de las Nieves Nature Park.”
It’s evident the wellness travel trend is here to stay, and it’s going to offer more variety for all types of guests. So whether you want to say ‘Om’, recover from illness, recharge from modern day life or simply find some peace, your wellness can be assured by one of these world-class destinations. Make sure your trip there is stress-free as well, and book yourself a private air charter.