A Guide to Wellness Escapes - July 2018 - 13
t's official: Wellness is no fleeting
trend. It's a certified way of life.
Taking time to take care of yourself,
both at home and while traveling, is
essential. Vacations may be all about
relaxing, but they can also lead to
increased mental clarity, a slimmer
waistline, and returning home with
more energy than when you left.
"Wellness on vacation lets travelers
focus on themselves and their families
without life's daily interruptions," says
Karen Goldberg, Virtuoso's managing
director of hotels and resorts. "With
hectic work schedules and increased
demands on our personal lives, wellness is a fast-growing segment of the
travel industry, and it's as diverse as
the individual traveler. From a hike or
a meditation session to a full-blown,
weeklong immersive experience,
there's something for everyone."
Wellness options aren't limited to
spas - today's versions offer far more
than massages. At these wellness
retreats, you can treat mysterious illnesses, detox from sugar and alcohol,
or simply see the world while doing a
few sun salutations. Use this primer to
determine the right one for you.
From left: Steamy thermal springs at
Tuscany's Terme di Saturnia Hotel,
Spa & Golf Resort and a spa treatment at Canyon Ranch Tucson.
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