Spa and Wellness Tourism
Health tourism holidays reveal themselves in different formats around the globe. From chocolate infused treatments, ancient spa waters to sugar coated exfoliations in India and Sri Lanka, to the Caribbean and Czech Republic.
Health tourism holidays also offer the opportunity to sample indigenous products made locally to treat a range of ailments as well as introduce 21st century vitamins, made from 3D printers to suit individual needs.
Chocolate Coated Wellness
The True Blue Bay Boutique Resort in Grenada is offering packages which combine yoga, spa treatments and healthy, locally sourced food. For the ultimate combination, try the chocolate treatments on offer in the form of body wraps, facials and cocoa infused baths. The main ingredient is organic Grenadian chocolate full of antioxidants.
In the morning and evening, yoga choices include Hatha, Yin, Vinyasa and Reiki infused yoga as well as Tai Chi.
A Great Wellness Retreat
Antigua’s newest historic hotel, The Great House, is a 350 year-old former plantation house featuring a preserved sugar mill, exercise and meditation deck and pool, all set in 26 acres of gardens. It’s ideal as a fitness retreat, to hike around the island. This boutique property with just eight bedrooms is a perfect wellness choice for yoga, guided meditation, natural pools and nature hikes to explore the surrounding area as well as indulging in the in-house spa.
India’s Wellness Made More Accessible
India, the Land of Gandhi, has increased the number of flights from the UK and improved its e-visa system for both leisure and medical travellers to make this experiential destination more accessible. With a kaleidoscope of culture and heritage as well as its ancient systems of healing such as Ayurveda, Unani, Siddhua and Naturopathy, India is attracting more health and wellness travellers.
Lonely Planet has rated the southern city of Kochi as one of the top 10 cities and Madhya Pradesh as one of the top 3 regions to visit in 2020.
New Wellness Sanctuary in Sri Lanka
Sen Wellness Clinic, an established holistic clinic in the heart of London, has opened its doors to Sen Wellness Sanctuary in Sri Lanka. Recognising the need for a place to self-heal and nourish, founder and osteopath, Dr Sam Kankanamge, with the help of his brother Sudheera and colleagues have lovingly created a special haven in their home country offering life-enhancing retreats. In keeping with their philosophy that nature is the best healer, the Sen Wellness Sanctuary has been designed to function in harmony with its surroundings. It is located in a pristine National Park, with a protected turtle nesting beach as part of the premises. Safe and nurtured.
Medical Spa Treatments
Check-in to Czech Medical Spas
The Czech Republic is promoting its strong tradition in natural healing as it raises awareness as a key destination in health & medical tourism. With more than 30 spas, the Czech Republic has one of the longest spa traditions in Europe, boasting the highest number of certificate holders among EU member states.
Rich in natural resources, it is welcoming an increasing number of medical and wellness travellers taking advantage of the wide range of treatments, renowned medical spas and the rehabilitation programmes tailored to individual care.
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21st Century Vitamins
3D Revolutionary Health
Nourished is a new revolutionary nutrition company. It uses a 3D printed method and a vegan encapsulated formula to combine seven active ingredients to create a chewable vitamin stack tailored to an individual’s nutritional needs.
After completing an online questionnaire, Nourished creates a bespoke vitamin and supplement recommendation which is made through 3D printing a month’s supply delivered directly to the customer. Of note, 98% of the active ingredients in Nourished are from UK based wholefood sources and are encapsulated in their patented vegan gel formula. The company claims that the nutrients are higher in efficacy and more readily absorbed by the body than most traditional options on the market.
Nourished is now available in the UK.