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  • A Wellness Community on Water

    A Wellness Community on Water

    The wellness real estate sector has been valued as a $134 billion global industry in 2017 by the Global Wellness Institute, with a projected growth to $198 billion by 2022.  Blue World Voyages, the world’s first cruise concept dedicated to active …
  • Healing journeys in the rainforest

    Healing journeys in the rainforest

    Silent canopy walks, wild swimming and rainforest yoga. The Mulu Marriott Resort & Spa in Malaysia brings a new level of healing programming by harnessing the healing power of its natural setting in the heart of the Mulu National Park. The …
  • Arctic Wellness

    Arctic Wellness

    Doors will be opening to a new Arctic wellness experience which freezes into the Lule River in the winter and floats on top of the water in the summer. Located in Lulea in Swedish Lapland, The Arctic Bath Hotel and …
  • Music Yoga – Rock OM….

    Music Yoga – Rock OM….

      Hard Rock Hotels has mixed rock with yoga for their first Rock Om®Retreat to give it a new twist. Fusing serenity with vibrancy, this new retreat brings a fresh spin to the traditional art of yoga.  This immersive three-day …
  • Spa Experiences for Cancer Patients

    Spa Experiences for Cancer Patients

    Hastings Hotels in Northern Ireland has launched a new collection of nurturing face and body treatments for those who are living with, through and beyond cancer. Available at the Culloden Estate & Spa and Slieve Donard Resort & Spa, the treatments have been …
  • Indian Wellness at  Dharana at Shillim

    Indian Wellness at Dharana at Shillim

    Wellness at India’s Dharana at Shillim – a  fusion of Ancient Eastern Wisdom with Advanced Technology    Dharana at Shillim adds to India’s specialist wellness destinations that combine ancient medicinal practices and beliefs with modern technology. Opened last year, Dharana …
  • Iconic Wellness Resort, Chiva-Som to Reopen

    Iconic Wellness Resort, Chiva-Som to Reopen

    Chiva Som International Health Resort in Hua Hin, Thailand is scheduled to reopen its doors on October 2019 following major renovation. Chiva-Som Hua Hin is Asia’s first comprehensive wellness resort, providing proven transformations towards optimal wellness.  Nestled in seven acres …
  • Growth & trends in medical and wellness tourism

    Growth & trends in medical and wellness tourism

    The two spectrums of health tourism, medical and wellness are showing nourishing growth and massaging the lifestyle demands of today’s travellers. The latest research was revealed at this year’s Arabian Travel Market in Dubai. Growth rate in Medical Tourism, according …
  • Wellness is on a high with light-headed therapy

    Wellness is on a high with light-headed therapy

    Dope, no, Cannabis-based therapy, yes.  Wellness is trending towards therapeutic drugs. One day its Tumeric lattes, now CBD treatments are all the rage advocated by Jennifer Aniston and, of course Gywneth Paltrow. CBD or cannabidiol is a natural ingredient, extracted …
  • Bhutan The Land of Happiness

    Bhutan The Land of Happiness

    There is a place in the world where the wealth of the country is measured by happiness.  Squeezed between the mighty neighbours of China and India there lies this place – a Land of Happiness. The tiny kingdom of Bhutan …

Reviews

  • Natural wellness sparkles in Hotel Plunhof’s stylish Spa Minera

    Natural wellness sparkles in Hotel Plunhof’s stylish Spa Minera

    Swimming with snowflakes, floating by flames, massaged with stones, pummelled with rollers and immersed in the smoke of burning bark.  Wellness takes on the natural elements at the sparkling new Spa Minera at Hotel Plunhof, peaking out of the Stubai …
  • Wellness On The Rock

    Wellness On The Rock

    Wellness comes in many forms. It maybe the calming waters of a floating cruise liner, a relaxing treatment in a spa or a cultural experience to revitalise the mind. A change is as good as a rest so add to …
  • Cocooned in comfort at Rudding Park & Spa

    Cocooned in comfort at Rudding Park & Spa

    There are cloisters and cobbled streets, a castle and listed Church, leafy Georgian avenues and Bettys Cafe Tea Rooms, according to my online research. Harrogate, is a Victorian Spa town and in its heyday a sought-after fashionable resort with curative …
  • The Healthy Shores of Majorca & Ibiza

    The Healthy Shores of Majorca & Ibiza

    Against a backdrop of sunshine, beaches, culture and gastronomy, the Balearic islands are prescribing medicinal additives to visitor experiences in the form of health tourism.  From sports physiotherapy, fertility, dentistry, ophthalmology, preventive medicine, to dialysis facilities and increased private medical …
  • River Cruising to Health

    River Cruising to Health

    A flute of sparkling wine or a glass of healing gemstone water, circuit training, yoga flow or afternoon tea? Tricky decisions. A fast-paced Vienna walking tour, a castle hill hike in Passau, an 18-mile bike tour to Durnstein, a gentle …
  • Ayurveda, the European way

    Ayurveda, the European way

    Editor’s Review It has been a very busy year so far and it’s starting to show. I’m eating more of the wrong foods to cope with looming deadlines, my mobile takes priority, my weight is nudging the scales and my …
  • EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW SERIES: FACIAL REJUVENATION

    EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW SERIES: FACIAL REJUVENATION

    THE HEALTHCARE HOLIDAY -EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEWS  INTERVIEWEE: DAVID ALESSI – ALESSI INSTITUTE TOPIC: FACIAL REJUVENATION As facial rejuvenation is increasingly becoming a sought-after cosmetic treatment, The Healthcare Holiday wanted to seek professional advice to share with you We contacted Dr Alessi, …
  • Chewing Over A Modern Mayr Cure at Park Igls, Austria

    Chewing Over A Modern Mayr Cure at Park Igls, Austria

    My happiest New Year fantasy is to wake up back at the Park Igls Hotel in the Austrian Tyrol, all set to be cosily eased into a Modern Mayr Cure – making me healthier, fitter & thinner for 2018! The …
  • The Healing Waters of Bath

    The Healing Waters of Bath

    Dip your toe into the therapeutic waters of Bath for a reflection of a Roman era. Echoing a bygone time, it’s easy to imagine servants carrying vessels of mineral rich water, bathing in the warm waters that promise miraculous healing …
  • The Viceroy Palm Jumeirah Dubai

    The Viceroy Palm Jumeirah Dubai

    Editor’s Review: A Spa with a story to tell …. We have read tales of nomads crossing the desert in search of an oasis to revive and rejuvenate them for their onward journey. Today, searching for such finds has become …