Giving a little advice, a lot of support and an inspiring environment for feeling your best, here are our top New Year health retreats…
Priding itself on being a real escape from daily life, Dolce CampoReal has a view of lush countryside and vineyards (which seems apt after Christmas) to enjoy from their 700 square metre spa. They have a complete range of facilities and they offer a Seven Night Aromatherapy Spa Break which includes multiple spa treatments and access to their spa circuit which includes use of the tropical shower, Jacuzzi, steam, sauna with medicinal herbs and hammam with aromatherapy and colour therapy.
Also in Portugal, Penha Longa is a holistic retreat where some of the key features that we love are a platform over the pool for yoga and Qigong, and two gazebos for meditation and treatments. The spa is devoted to natural healing and offers a number of journeys with a seasonal twist. It’s also an opportunity to try the likes of Shiatsu, Abyanga, Reiki and Hopi Ear Candling, all surrounded by a UNESCO World Heritage Natural Park with views of the hills, gardens and lakes of the southern Sintra Mountains.
Chewton Glen is a beautiful five star hotel and spa with a wonderful reputation, and now they’re offering a Treetox package, which is a nurturing four night, five day health break to unwind and restore. It includes accommodation in a Treehouse Suite, one day juice cleanse with the additional days including an alkaline breakfast, lunch and dinner menu, three private sessions choosing from personal training, Nordic walking, yoga or Pilates and a sauna and steam room experiences. Choose one of three treatments from: Natura Bissé Zest and Zen Ritual, Chewton Glen Balance Wrap or a one hour treatment of your choice. You also receive home care advice, full use of spa and leisure facilities a welcome gift and a daily greatness journal.
New Year in Jamaica seems like a wonderful idea at the best of times, but at Round Hill Hotel the azure sea/white sand backdrop is being accompanied by a re-invigorating four-day/three-night holistic January retreat, hosted by wellness coach, Shayna Hiller. The nutritionist, yoga instructor, and meditation expert aims to make people feel their best physically and emotionally, which makes you feel all the better when surrounded by Ralph Lauren interiors.
Amongst the peace and quiet of West Sussex, Ockenden Manor is an ideal place to start the year, offering two nights’ dinner, bed and breakfast in a superior room, a private consultation, extensive one-to-one personal training sessions with the in-house fitness expert, Nordic walking, a Powerplate session and circuit class, a deep tissue massage, an isopod flotation session and lunch.
Bringing a little escapism to the city at the start of 2017, InterContinental London on the Greenwich Peninsula, has a detox spa day that you really can’t afford to miss. It includes 60 minutes of treatment time including a body wrap treatment and relaxing scalp massage, a light lunch with soft drink in The Meridian Lounge, and three hours’ use of the facilities.