Top 8 Wellness Retreats for Health-Conscious Men
Although there has been a common misconception that wellness holidays are predominantly focused on the wellbeing of women, this could not be more far from the truth. Men are now starting to take back control of their health more than ever and for that reason we have put together the top 8 wellness retreats for men who want to focus more on their wellbeing.
Situated in a peaceful area on the island of Koh Samui lies Absolute Sanctuary, a simple, but truly wonderful spa. If you have dreamt of a yoga or Pilates holiday in Thailand, and are determined to cleanse, get fitter and lose weight, without it costing the earth, then this is the spa for you. This fantastic spa is also unique in the way it specifically delivers men's wellness. Absolute Sanctuary has perfected its treatments for men over many years and to emphasise this, they also provide an Absolute Men's Vitality Programme. The Men’s Vitality programme targets those that lead hectic lifestyles and work in high-pressure jobs. A large number of men that visit Absolute Sanctuary are looking to lose weight and get healthy; and this programme is designed to help cleanse and revitalise, prioritising fitness, stress management and holistic practices.
Set on the gentle slopes of a lychee and mango plantation, the dense Sal forest to its west, the hills of Mussoorie to its’ north, Vana is an international ashram, a wellness retreat, a world-class sanctuary – all healing and nourishing. Rather than focusing on a particular gender, Vana is a haven for anyone to escape to, to discover, to be still in, and to heal. There are no pre-determined programmes at Vana Malsi Estate; your schedule will be custom-made for you, following your in-depth consultation with one of the doctors, where you will list your goals for your stay – de-stress, detox, weight loss or maybe some natural healing. The doctors will devise a programme which will nourish you inside and out.
Hidden away in Spain’s Sierra Helada Mountains, this strikingly-cool minimalist jewel is considered one of the best medical spas in Europe, SHA Wellness Clinic. One of SHA's most popular programmes which is specifically designed for men is the SHA Healthy Ageing Men Programme. This programme helps to optimise men's health by delaying or reducing the effects of ageing and determines the indicators of your biological age and compare it to your chronological age, as well as the factors that could have a negative impact on your quality of life. Through this programme you should leave SHA with the skills to make new healthy habits that will optimise your general state of health and well-being.
Lanserhof Tegernsee and Lanserhof Lans are two of Europe's leading clinics, offering cutting-edge medical expertise within the settings of a top class luxury health resort. Unlike other medical spas, the programmes here are not just about the medical side of wellness, they also take a holistic approach to your wellness. You can choose from a range of programmes from weight loss, detox and holistic health, to a complete medical wellbeing overhaul such as mental training and movement therapy, making it the perfect destination for men looking for a programme ailored to your individual body requirements ensuring that your journey is suited to your exact needs and body type, not a one-size-fits-all solution.
Chiva-Som International Health Resort is the Grande Dame of destination spas, it has been purging and cleansing its guests for 20 years, and still remains triumphantly at the top of its game. It caters in equal measures for the solo traveller, couples, as well as men and women equally. Chiva-Som boasts an extensive range of spa and alternative treatments. As well as the range of massages and facials, there are colonic irrigation therapies and flotation, scrubs, body polishes, iridology and seaweed treatments, milk baths and acupuncture. In addition to this, Chiva Som also offers a variety of extensive fitness programmes to nurture your body and give you the confidence and the tools, to achieve sustainable fitness.
The Farm at San Benito
The multiple award winning healing sanctuary at the Farm at San Benito is home to one of the most successful detox programs in Asia. Men should travel to the Farm for the prevention and recovery retreats – the focus is on a medically guided detox to cleanse the body, with a psycho-emotional detox to clear out emotional clutter that’s bogging you down. The Farm At San Benito also specialises in offering a male revitalization programme which address all the possible causes of premature aging in men and correct imbalances using macro and micronutrients, cell extracts and peptides and cell therapy.
Ananda in the Himalayas
One of the most famous spas in India, and for good reason too, Ananda has something of a legendary reputation. Set in the Himalayan foothills and surrounded by lush forests, this serene resort exudes positive energy, making it the perfect place for men to come for a wellness retreat. Ayurveda is the speciality here, although Ananda is also famed for its yoga, Vedanta, and detox offerings too; you can expect your mind, body, and spirit to all feel nurtured by the extensive range of treatments and activities on offer here.
Euphoria Retreat is the perfect place to relax, redefine the relationship between your mind and body and reinvent yourself. Through their personalised treatments, programmes of physical exercise, diet guidelines and mental coaching you will be able to experience a unique cleansing process. The Signature Retreats will help you alleviate any physical and emotional congestion, with skilled mentors, therapists and professionals offering their encouragement and positive energy to create the perfect environment to guide you on your personal journey of healing. So whether you are searching for a place to destress and reenergise, workout and loose weight or improve your overall state of emotional wellbeing, Euphoria is for you.
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