A spa break is the ultimate feel-good holiday, and whether you are looking for five-star indulgence, a mood-boosting break with your partner or a healing solo retreat, the trick is finding the right fit for you.
In the past couple of years, a slew of new wellness retreats, spas and resorts opened as hoteliers rightly anticipated that, as soon as we could fly again, we would crave healthy environments where we could boost our immune systems, calm our minds and get a major dose of Vitamin D.
This year is all about alternative therapies in which science meets spirituality, often with a focus on mental wellbeing. It might be gong bathing, where the sounds use a specific frequency that has positive effects on the brain, or freezing-cold cryotherapy, which boosts both immunity and brain function.
However, it is the emphasis on targeting the mind as much as the body that typifies healing holidays in the post-pandemic world. Mental health has truly gone mainstream and we all fully recognise the importance of self-care, while the menopause is more discussed than ever before.