Collaborations between wellness destinations

LIME WOOD EXTERNAL ® Amy Murrell

Wellness Travel is on the up, sparking a healthy trend in collaborations between renowned resorts connecting across continents making wellness easier to access for the wellness traveller.

This year sees Kamalaya Wellness Sanctuary & Holistic Spa in Koh Samui, Thailand partner with Lime Wood’s Herb House Spa which is tucked away in the New Forest in Hampshire.  Together they will be bringing guests the best of the east and west in the holistic and wellness sphere.

Inspired by their ancient forest surroundings and dedicated to natural well-being, both Kamalaya and Herb House share a passion for authentic, holistic treatments and take inspiration from centuries of wellbeing tradition. The founders of Kamalaya, and top therapists will take up a residency at Herb House for a series of 2-day wellness retreats in May designed to give guests ‘A taste of Kamalaya’. Talks about ‘The Importance of Meditation and Mindfulness’ and ‘Stress Dissolution and Management’ to help guests to understand how to dilute and diffuse the stresses of daily life.  In a group, guests will enjoy Meditation, early morning yoga, Pranayama Breathing practices and forest walks. (www.limewoodhotel.co.uk/spa/kamalaya).

Rudding Park Spa,  has partnered with Jennifer Young and Sir Robert Ogden Macmillan Cancer Centre to support those living with and beyond cancer based on the many contraindications associated with nurturing treatments. Trained therapists use specialist oil-based skincare products and soft touch therapy treatments. Sir Robert Ogden Macmillan Cancer Centre has opened a suite of wellbeing rooms to offer a range of services beneficial to women undergoing cancer from headwear styling, scalp care to eyebrow microblading and facials.

Luxury five-star resort, Macdonald Monchique Resort & Spa in the western Algarve has collaborated with Martin Mc Nicholl, founder of Activate Breathwork, to implement the innovative practice of Breathwork, a guided multi-sensory breathing experience, which also focuses on bodywork, sound healing, meditations and diet. The experience aims to achieve optimum self, wealth and health as well as create a life-long lifestyle transformation.

Macdonald Monchique Spa

In other partnerships, Champneys Health Spa is onboard with Marella Cruises. Based in Palma, Majorca, the Marella Explorer will float the full treatment menu from facials to massages and acupuncture.

California’s Chaminade Resort & Spa in Santa Cruz is partnering with Jan Marini Skin Research, Inc. by including select products from the locally-based skin care company.  Jan Marini is a recognised leader and innovator in skin care that is committed to continually expanding and improving the professional skin care market.