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Lower back pain can come about as a result of many different lifestyle factors such as poor posture, frequently bending forward (usually whilst looking at our phones or laptops), heavy lifting or degenerative conditions such as arthritis. In this latest blog, I’ll detail how and when an Osteopath can help you to combat lower back pain as well as offering some helpful tips to hopefully prevent you from needing to see one in the first place!
If you want a traditional wellness escape, to feel renewed, replenished and rejuvenated then there is no better choice than an Ayurveda holiday that provides Shirodhara. Shirodhara is an Ayurvedic practice that hails from the ancient alternative medicine system that has its roots in the Indian subcontinent, it can be traced back at least 3000 years! The practice champions having a balanced mind, body, and soul, otherwise known as your Vata, Pitta, and Kapha. These three terms offer instruction on how to lead a healthy life, that benefits all aspects of your being. Ayurveda places an onus on disease prevention by promoting a healthy lifestyle that upholds wellness above all else. Many of our wellness holidays offer Ayurveda, but more specifically, Shirodhara.
The strain and pressure of daily life can very easily lead to stress. A good anti-stress programme can have tremendous benefits and allow you to focus on your wellbeing in a peaceful setting. However, a stress management retreat is much more than just a relaxing spa getaway. Though indulgent spa treatments are included, these are combined with various therapies, activities, and medical consultations to address the root of the problem and develop a sustainable approach to relieving stress and living a more happy and productive life. A de-stress holiday gives you the chance to recharge your batteries by offering activities including private yoga and Pranayama, alongside luxury treatments and meditation. With trips from the to the , you can immerse yourself in tranquil locations and concentrate on regaining balance and focus in your life.
It’s official, travel is back on the cards as of this summer (as long as government conditions are met) and wellness travel will rise to the fore as people seek to enhance their health and wellbeing following the events of the past year. Wellness travel has been gaining popularity over the past decade and post-COVID-19 it is likely to skyrocket. COVID-19 has well and truly derailed our lives and we’re all in need of some rest and recovery. There’s no better way to relax and destress than on a spa retreat, or perhaps you are looking for some outdoor adventure after being trapped indoors for most of the year. Whether you are dreaming of the sea, the sand, or the mountains there is a wellness holiday to suit everyone. Here’s why wellness travel will be so important post COVID-19:
There are so many spa therapies to be explored, originating from unique practices in countries across the world. Some treatments target specific areas of the body, while others offer full-body or psychological release. A combination of traditional, tailored, and pioneering treatments are now becoming available in spas across the continents, merging eastern and western practices for enhanced wellbeing. Keep reading to discover the top 10 complimentary spa therapies and which you can experience them on!
Whether you’re looking for some leisurely fun or are keen to improve your skills, and are available for all abilities. Practice your swing or ace your serve on a luxury golf or tennis holiday, or perhaps try your hand at both. Tennis and golf are great sports for singles, couples and even families! Receive expert coaching to really give your game an edge and share tips with like-minded sporting enthusiasts from across the globe. With professional tennis courts and champion golf courses in ample destinations worldwide, whether you want to hit balls by the beach or under the mountains there is a resort for everyone. Here are our best golf and tennis retreats for the perfect active holiday:
The past year has been like no other; social restrictions have distanced us from family and friends, we have been ripped from our normal routines and it often feels like we are fighting a losing battle. Anxiety levels are at an all-time high, as well as feelings of hopelessness and depression. Many of us have lost jobs and loved ones to coronavirus and it is easy to feel our mental health slipping as the effects of the pandemic impact another year of our lives.
What does “being healthy” actually mean? With so many mixed messages alongside ever-changing diet and fitness fads, it can be hard to know where to start. Having worked with clients of various ages, shapes, sizes, and abilities over the past few years, I'm a firm believer in finding what works for you and staying consistent; we are all different, but one mantra that rings true for us all is that what we do with and put into our bodies can have a powerful impact on our mental well-being. With that in mind let us explore how a healthy body can help you to achieve a healthy mind:
The essential minerals in salt act as important electrolytes in the body. They help to balance fluids in the blood and are essential for nerve and muscle function. But too much salt can cause a number of health issues, including high blood pressure and an increased risk of heart disease and stroke. We offer our top nutrition-friendly retreats and tips for reducing your salt intake so that you can be your healthiest self.
Portugal has become a go-to destination for health and wellness holidays and is home to some of the best spa and wellness resorts in Europe. The warm climate, extensive coastline, rugged landscape, and healthy cuisine are just a few of its many offerings. Portugal is a beautifully diverse country with quaint remote villages, colourful cities, and sun-drenched coastal towns. As one of the oldest countries in Europe, it has a rich and vibrant cultural heritage where the old and the new blend in perfect harmony. For a small country, Portugal really packs a punch! But it’s not only a great destination for sightseeing; Here are six reasons why Portugal is one of the best places in Europe for wellness and weight loss:
The menstrual cycle can be different for everyone, which often makes it difficult to talk about. While some people’s periods don’t affect their daily life, many people experience pain and premenstrual syndrome (PMS), caused by fluctuating hormone levels. Others have irregular periods or amenorrhea, where their period stops altogether. Menstrual health needs to be more openly spoken about, as it can indicate underlying health conditions. It is important to learn to manage your period the best that you can, and notice changes in your natural cycle. Managing your menstrual health can be difficult, but our range of wellness retreats can help you to tackle menstrual problems, be it mental or physical, through a number of treatments, therapies, and holistic approaches. Keep reading to discover our best retreats for managing your menstrual health!
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