Top 5 Post COVID Retreats21/07/2021, Healing Holidays
Many of us have experienced COVID-19 and suffered through its symptoms. For many, these symptoms continue long after their recovery commonly referred to as Long Covid. This includes impaired lung function and reduced concentration and performance. ‘Symptoms such as a cough or impaired senses of smell and taste can persist for a long time – we have recently seen an increasing number of cases that remain symptomatic for over 12 weeks.’ explains Dr Peter Gartner, Medical Director at Park Igls.
Keeping this in mind many of our partner spas have designed programmes that address the symptoms of Long COVID. Through the use of specialised medical diagnostic tests, they ascertain the damage that has happened in your body and the long term effects. Depending on your individual profile, treatments are customised to first alleviate the symptoms and then make the body stable and strong.
VIVAMAYR ALTAUSSEE, AUSTRIA
Situated on the shores of breath-taking Lake Altaussee, VIVAMAYR Altaussee is an impressive medical spa that offers guests the complete package when it comes to an effective wellness retreat and delivery of the Mayr Cure. They've recently launched a Post COVID programme to help those who continue to suffer from Long COVID long after their recovery, including impaired lung function and reduced concentration and performance. The inflammation the virus provokes in your body can be efficiently broken down by the immune system. Hence the focus of the programme is on strengthening and stabilising the body by building a strong fully functioning immune system that promotes regeneration. Fasting or reduction of food intake during the retreat will help strengthen the immune system and relieve the digestive system
Bringing the knowledge and feel of an Asian Spa to Southern Spain, Shanti-Som has an intimate, friendly feel with only 14 rooms ensuring each and every guest gets the care and attention that they need. Their newly launched Reboost Body & Soul programme is designed to discharge all the emotional baggage that you may be carrying as a result of the pandemic, opening up your mind, rejuvenating your body and soul, and freeing your body from mental and emotional toxins with healthy detox food, exercise and mindfulness sessions.
SHA WELLNESS CLINIC, SPAIN
Hidden away in Spain’s Sierra Helada Mountains, SHA Wellness Clinic’s unique approach to health incorporates the very best in cutting-edge Western techniques with ancient Eastern holistic medicine. Their Post COVID programme is designed for people who have already had COVID-19 and continue to experience long-term effects after their initial recovery. Following a series of specialised diagnostic tests to determine the biological damage or long-term effects caused by COVID-19, the programme is completed by adding specific treatments grouped into packages to address and alleviate the symptoms associated with each long-term effect, according to the needs and profile of each patient.
EUPHORIA RETREAT, GREECE
Located deep in the pine forests of ancient Greece, Euphoria’s unique wellness concept draws inspiration from a number of sources, East and West: Taoist and Hellenic philosophy as well as Chinese and Hippocratic medicine. Their post-pandemic Feel Alive Again programme aims to release the negative emotions, stress, tension and anxiety that have built up, perhaps even subconsciously, during the time of the pandemic. Combining meditation, breathwork and bodywork, journaling, creativity, symbolism and surprises, you will be nurtured back to feeling like yourself again – renewed, restored and re-energised.
PARK IGLS, AUSTRIA
Circled by the Tyrolean Alps, Park Igls is an award-winning medical spa that adheres to the Mayr principle, (clean guts are the route to good health). During your stay here, your body and mind will be deeply cleansed through a combination of highly experienced medical supervision, healthy nutrition and physical activities fine-tuned for your individual requirements. To help you get back on your feet after COVID-19, Park Igls' medical specialists have developed a special diagnostic and therapeutic programme to treat Long COVID. In addition to a medical examination, a lung function test and a specific blood test to check for cardiac muscle damage, the Fit After COVID programme also includes individual exercise and physiotherapy sessions, fortifying infusions, restorative massages and detoxifying liver compresses to help you get back to rude health post COVID-19.
If this blog has got you interested in starting your post COVID wellness journey please call our wellness advisors at 020 7843 3597 or enquire here.