Holistic Healing

The Benefits of Holistic Healing Retreats: A journey to well-being

A holistic wellness retreat is the beginning of an unforgettable journey. You will become more at peace with yourself, gain insight into your overall well-being and perspective, and create a lifelong impression on your body, mind, and spirit. Whether you’re new to alternative therapies or an experienced holistic healing patient, the benefits of a holistic healing retreat are unmatched. 

Holistic healers look at the whole of a person when assessing their health needs and will look at diet, physical movement, and mental and emotional strain to pinpoint an underlying cause for symptoms that have presented themselves. The aim is not only to heal the ailment the patient has presented but also to seek out the underlying cause and promote overall well-being.

There are various benefits from going on a holistic wellness retreat that is almost impossible to find anywhere else. Healing Holidays offer multiple options for retreats and destinations. If you still aren't sure if a holistic retreat is right for you, keep reading to learn about the benefits and how a holistic retreat can improve your life. read more...

Holistic Treatments & Therapies 

Holistic practitioners use a variety of treatments and techniques to assist their patients in taking responsibility for their own health and for them to achieve overall wellness. Most techniques are not newly developed, having been used throughout ancient Asian and Indian history. Holistic treatments include alternative medical therapies that include Acupressure, Acupuncture, Aromatherapy, Ayurveda, colour therapy, cupping, Reiki, Osteopathy, colonics, chiropractic, Kinesiology, flower essences, gem therapy, reflexology, herbalism, Chinese medicine, and Native American therapy. 

Benefits of a Holistic Retreat 

There are many health benefits of health retreats. The aim of a holistic retreat is not only designed to heal the ailments bothering you but also to seek out the underlying cause and promote overall well-being. The benefits of a holistic retreat can improve your body mentally, physically, and spiritually, creating lifelong results and connections. 

  • Encourages peace and relaxation: A holistic retreat prioritises peace and relaxation. Not only are you in a natural and serene setting, but you are also surrounded by positive energy. 

  • Alleviates stress: A great benefit of a holistic wellness retreat is that it will alleviate and eliminate stress. There is an enormous range of programmes, from yoga to massage to vigorous workouts, all designed to relieve tension and help you look and feel better.

  • Ensures a healthy diet: A holistic wellness retreat ensures and prioritises a healthy diet. They improve your body internally and help you to lose weight.

  • Forge lifelong connections: Another great benefit of a holistic wellness retreat is that you are surrounded by like-minded people who are also on their wellness journey. Friendships and connections made at a holistic wellness retreat have the potential to be incredibly strong and last a lifetime.

  • Rejuvenate wellbeing: A holistic retreat can reset your overall mental and spiritual well-being and rejuvenate you into a new person with a new perspective. It has the potential to alter your life for the better, bring you closer to your truer self and a sense of overall peace.

Where to go for Holistic Healing 

There are dozens of destinations around the world to go to a holistic wellness retreat. Healing Holidays offer a lot of different options, such as places in Europe, Asia, and Africa. 

  • This retreat in India uses Tibetian Medicine, otherwise known as Sowa Rigpa, and holistic practices done by professional doctors in the northern part of the country. This retreat brings you mindfulness by bringing you into the present moment, alleviating stress, and eliminating anxious feelings.

  • This holistic wellness retreat in  Sri Lanka is aimed at resetting and relaxing your soul and overall well-being. After this retreat, you will feel rejuvenated and relaxed with newly restored energy.

  • This retreat in Thailand is designed to deeply transform you physically, mentally, and emotionally over a short period of time. Taking the less intensive Life Reset Immersion to the next level, it tackles every stage and stress response of burnout, from poor lifestyle habits to tension headaches, skin breakouts, and sleeplessness.

  • This holistic retreat in Italy combines the power of heat and short deep massage techniques to restore your energy levels, relax your body and mind, and allow your mind to enter a deep state of relaxation.

  • This holistic retreat in Mauritius combines yoga, meditation, breathwork, and a variety of calming treatments to help lower your stress levels and improve your overall health and well-being.

  • This holistic wellness retreat in Greece blends a combination of nutrition, meditation, and treatments such as cupping, lymphatic drainage massages, and infrared sauna sessions, cleansing your body of toxins, which in turn will help boost your overall mental and physical well-being.

We hope you have enjoyed this guide on the benefits of a holistic wellness retreat. Healing Holidays offers various options to rejuvenate your well-being and start you on a journey of wellness you will never forget. 


Discover our selection of holistic healing retreats below or contact our wellness experts, who will give you unbiased advice on
how to tailor the right programme for your individual needs. Call our wellness advisors at 020 7843 3597 or enquire here.

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Shanti-Som Healing
Shanti-Som Wellbeing Retreat | Spain
3, 5, 7 or 10 nights

Whether you seek physical healing, emotional release, or simply a break from the hectic pace of life, the Shanti Som Healing programme can help you.Available over various durations, it includes daily group Yoga and meditation classes, a life coach session and stress releasing treatments such as sou…

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Six Senses Vana Tibetan Healing
Six Senses Vana | India
5, 7 or 14 nights

Tibetan Medicine, or Sowa Rigpa, is delivered by Tibetan therapists and doctors from the north of India. Six Senses Vana is one of the few places in the world where Sowa Rigpa is formally offered in its complete avatar.Available over 5, 7 or 14 nights, the Tibetan Healing programme at Six Senses Va…

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Amanpuri Intensive Life Reset Immersion
Amanpuri | Thailand
5, 7, 10 or 14 nights

Amanpuri’s Intensive Life Reset Immersion is designed to deeply transform you physically, mentally and emotionally over a short period of timeTaking the less intensive Life Reset Immersion to the next level, it tackles every stage and stress response of burnout, from poor lifestyle habits to …

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Wellbeing Sabbatical
Kamalaya | Thailand
21 nights

If you are looking for a deeply restorative wellness experience then Kamalaya’s Wellbeing Sabbatical programme could be just the ticket.Following an in-depth wellness consultation, you'll enjoy a variety of restorative and revitalising treatments such as Shirodhara and tension relief mass…

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Preidlhof Integrated Wellness Retreat
Preidlhof | Italy
5, 6 or 10 days

The Integrated Integrated Wellness Retreat is designed for those who need to take a step back from life, who need to recalibrate and to gain perspective. It’s perfect for those who would like to explore their own inner landscape, or who have gone through a recent trauma like a bereavement or …

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Ananda Rebalance
Ananda in the Himalayas | India
7, 14 or 21 nights

The Ananda Rebalance programme integrates traditional oriental therapies to address hormonal balance, specifically for menopause in women and also to address changes in testosterone and other hormones in men.As part of your programme, you will also have access to the hydrotherapy facilities and gro…

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Shanti Stress & Emotional Management
Shanti Maurice Resort & Spa | Mauritius
7 or 14 nights

The Shanti Stress & Emotional Management programme is the perfect programme for those wishing to reduce and better manage their stress levels.Available over seven or fourteen nights, it combines yoga, meditation, breath work and a variety of calming treatments to help lower your stress levels a…

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Shillim Dharana Yogic Life
Dharana Wellness at Shillim | India
7, 14, 21 or 28 nights

Improve your Yoga practice whatever your level with Shillim's Yoga programme.Available over various durations, you’ll enjoy private one-on-one yoga sessions tailored to your own skill level and goals alongside private meditation and pranayama sessions to help you balance your mind, body a…

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Shillim Dharana Healing Holiday
Dharana Wellness at Shillim | India
14, 21 or 28 nights

Shillim's Healing Holiday programme is intended to guide you through a process of transformation touching the physical, emotional and spiritual realms. It is ideal for anyone committed to making serious changes to their lifestyle in order to improve their overall health and wellbeing.Available …

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Amanpuri Life Reset Immersion
Amanpuri | Thailand
3, 7, 10 or 14 nights

Amanpuri’s Life Reset Immersion is designed to transform you physically, mentally and emotionally.Available over various durations, it tackles every stage and stress response of burnout, from poor lifestyle habits to tension headaches, skin breakouts and sleeplessness through a combination of…

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Absolute Rest & Rebalance Programme
Absolute Sanctuary | Thailand
6, 8 or 11 nights

Non-stop demands, hectic schedules and an endless ‘to do’ list can all take their toll on your body, mind and soul.Available over 6, 8 or 11 nights, Absolute Sanctuary’s Rest & Rebalance Programme offers guests guidance on how to find a healthy balance in their lives, through …

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Ananda Dhyana Meditation
Ananda in the Himalayas | India
7, 14 or 21 nights

If you are looking to harmonise your mind, body and soul then Ananda’s Dhyana Meditation programme could be for you.Available over seven, fourteen or twenty one nights, it guides each guest through Pratyahara (withdrawal of the senses from the mind), Dharana (focusing of the mental awareness)…

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Shanti Sudhyanam - Meditation
Shanti Maurice Resort & Spa | Mauritius
4, 7, 14 or 21 nights

The concept of physically removing oneself from ordinary distractions has been a staple in meditative practices for centuries.The Sudhyanam programme at Shanti Maurice aims to allow guests to gain more control over their physical and mental faculties, balancing them emotionally as well as spiritual…

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Shillim Dharana Endurance
Dharana Wellness at Shillim | India
5, 7 or 14 nights

Achieve your fitness goals with the Endurance programme.Following a detailed personalised fitness and endurance consultation, a programme for achieving higher fitness levels and better posture is created for you and includes but is not limited to activities like aerobics, yoga, Pilates, aqua aerobi…

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Shillim Dharana De-stress - MINBOS
Dharana Wellness at Shillim | India
5, 7 or 14 nights

MINBOS (Mind Body & Soul) is a comprehensive programme for busy executives who are always under a lot of pressure and stresssAvailable over various durations, this programme provides preventive practices to help fight stress and its effects and also eliminates it through various therapies and l…

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Absolute Women's Holistic Health Programme
Absolute Sanctuary | Thailand
6, 8 or 11 nights

Absolute Sanctuary’s Women’s Holistic Health is a programme that addresses not only women’s physical and emotional health, but also any hormonal imbalances through a combination of cleansing therapies, exercise, nourishing wellness cuisine, pampering body treatments and holistic h…

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Euphoria Wellbeing Detox
Euphoria Retreat | Greece
3, 5 or 7 days

If you are looking to detoxify your body and mind then Euphoria’s Wellbeing Detox programme could be the right one for you.Through a combination of nutrition, meditation and treatments such as cupping, lymphatic drainage massages and infrared sauna sessions, your body will be cleansed of toxi…

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Dominique Chenot Spa Wellness Programme
L'Albereta | Italy
4 nights

If you do not have a specific health goal in mind and just want a relaxing and restorative break then L'Albereta's Dominique Chenot Spa Wellness programme might be suitable.  Over 4 nights, you will enjoy energising treatments like the Chenot energetic massage that will help to repleni…

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Shanti-Som Relaxation
Shanti-Som Wellbeing Retreat | Spain
3, 5, 7 or 10 nights

The Relaxation programme is Shanti Som's most basic retreat and is perfect for those just looking for a relaxing and restful break.Available over various durations, it includes daily group Yoga and meditation classes and access to the sauna, steam room and gym.You'll return home feeling res…

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7 night stay at Kamalaya
Kamalaya | Thailand
7 nights

This seven night package is ideal for those who are not looking to commit themselves to a particular wellness programme.During your stay, you will enjoy a complimentary wellness consultation and access to Kamalaya's yoga and fitness facilities and also to their group fitness classes.You'll …

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Nirvana Programme
Neeleshwar Hermitage | India
6 nights

As the name of this retreat implies, the Nirvana programme is designed to offer you complete serenity at the natural haven that is Neeleshwar Hermitage.During your programme, you will have the chance to enjoy a range of Ayurvedic treatments after a consultation with the doctor. You will also have t…

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SHA Healthy Ageing Women Programme
SHA Wellness Clinic | Spain
7 or 14 nights

Women differ from men in the way the ageing process manifests itself, which is why SHA has created the Healthy Ageing Women programme.Over seven or fourteen nights, a combination of testing, nutrition, exercise and various treatments and therapies will help you to improve your overall health and we…

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Structural Revival Programme
Kamalaya | Thailand
5, 7, 9 or 14 nights

Kamalaya’s Structural Revival programme is designed to realign your body and improve your posture.Available over various durations, it features treatments such as physiotherapy sessions and Thai therapeutic massages that will help to release and lengthen tight muscles and promote relaxation a…

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The Farm Experience
The Farm at San Benito | Philippines
7 nights

Discover the world of the Farm At San Benito, with this gentle break. This package is perfect for those seeking to unwind, de-stress and re-boot, with the opportunity to experience life at the Farm before deciding to commit to a more in-depth programme.You can choose to sample the varied and extens…

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Signature Rejuvenation Retreat, Panca Maha
Fivelements Retreat Bali | Indonesia
7 nights

A programme designed to encourage the regeneration, replenishment, and alignment of your mind, body and spirit, Fivelements Signature Rejuvenation retreat uses Balinese holistic healing methods to promote your health and inner harmony in a completely natural way. Ideal for those who are feeling a l…

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Introduction to Spa Village Resort Tembok Bali
Spa Village Resort Tembok Bali | Indonesia
7 nights

Escape from the stresses of everyday life at Spa Village Resort Tembok, a haven of peace and tranquillity on Bali’s exotic northeast coastline. Every aspect of this resort has been meticulously crafted to provide an environment of serenity.Your stay at Spa Village Resort Tembok will include a…

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Barberyn Ayurveda Programme
Barberyn Beach Ayurveda Resort | Sri Lanka
14 nights

Ayurvedic medicine treats the body, mind and spirit of a person as a whole entity It works on the basis that mind and body each affect each other, and together can come overcome disease.At Barberyn Beach Ayurveda Resort, every programme begins with a visit to the health centre for a consultation wi…

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