World-Renowned Wellness Programs to Share with Your Clients
January 17, 2024 by Hidden Doorways
Daily mantras, weekly meditation, and monthly spa sessions are one thing, but having a wellness retreat booked to count down to will really empower your clients to invest in themselves.
To help, we’ve picked some of our favorite programs from our wellness-focused partners, deeply rooted in scientific expertise and ancient healing wisdom. Now all that’s left to do is have your clients choose which speaks to their soul most…
Experience the Revital Method at Palace Merano
Treatment plans go tailor-made at Italy’s luxurious Palace Merano, where they customize their offering for each and every guest who passes over their threshold. Sure, this is a place to visit for deluxe downtime, but the Palace puts heart and soul into its wellbeing-centric philosophy to promise a pathway to a healthier, more balanced lifestyle with its Revital Experience leading the way.
A ‘Detox for Longevity’ as they call it, the Revital Method has 20 years of experience behind it and is formed on the principles of traditional Chinese medicine plus preventive treatments from the fields of functional, allopathic, and energy-based medicine. Both mind and body are deeply nurtured throughout the program as treatments center around the five forms of energy found in nature (known as elements) — wood (the hepatic element); fire (the cardiac element); earth (the pancreatic element); metal (the pulmonary element); and water (the renal element). Palace Merano’s expert therapists will cover which element prevails in each guest and then tailor the Revital Experience accordingly. Health practices such as osteopathy and IV drips are supplemented with nutrition-based therapies to improve your diet through advice and cookery courses, as well as aesthetic medicine to acknowledge that wellness is about balancing inner and outer body harmony.
From the Revital spa treatments targeting collagen production to Hydro-Mudtherapy that revitalizes your body from tip to toe, this is 360-degree wellness and then some.
Embark on an Ayurvedic Pilgrimage at Ananda in the Himalayas
Voted as the number three destination spa in the Condé Nast Traveler awards in 2023, Ananda is a world-renowned holistic wellness resort in the spiritual foothills of North India – the birthplace of Ayurveda, yoga, and meditation.
Ananda’s gentle blend of traditional Ayurveda principles with yoga and meditation guided by gurus from the traditional Bihar School of Yoga, emotional healing, spiritual awareness, and healthy organic cuisine has attracted wellness seekers from far and wide, finding them embarking on a healing pilgrimage every year. By harnessing Ayurveda’s 5000-year-old healing sciences, a stay at Ananda cleanses body and mind with detoxifying therapies, specialized diets, and transformational treatments that together connect you to a higher purpose. Ananda offers various pathways to enlightenment, allowing guests to explore ancient Vedanta philosophies, Swadhyaya self-study, and Sadhana spiritual practice.
There’s a reason people return to Ananda year after year, and that reason is connection, alignment, purpose, and peace.
Practice the Art of Resting at The Retreat Costa Rica
When you check into a rainforest resort with a crystal quartz mountain on its doorstep, you can rest assured its healing energies will nourish you inside and out. The brainchild of celebrity chef, best-selling author, and health and wellness life coach Diana Stobo, her goal with The Retreat was to create a ‘heaven on earth’ resort and spa, which is a good place to start if wellness is the goal of your stay.
The Retreat has various holistic healing packages available, but its Art of Resting program is unique in its focus on restoring those suffering from burnout. A five-night retreat, guests will be guided on how to ensure quality rest during their stay and when they land back into normal life. Pranayama with its Ayurvedic practitioner, sound healing, aromatherapy, and cranial massage utilizing Marma points for enhanced energy flow, leaving you feeling mentally and physically lighter. The program includes a plethora of healing sessions, anti-inflammatory farm-to-table cuisine, daily access to its Vida Mia healing spa with a customized spa itinerary, and twice-daily movement classes to encourage softness and suppleness to allow you to float all the way back home.
Group Blue Zone Therapy at Kamalaya
With 23 wellness programs to pick from at Kamalaya in Koh Samui, you’re certainly spoilt for choice, but why not tap into its Blue Zone location with this intimate group experience?
A retreat that unlocks the Blue Zone secrets to a long and healthy lifestyle, you’ll learn from the island’s centenarians as they guide on reshaping, reframing, and better decision-making that leads to long-lasting happiness from which you and your loved ones will benefit.
The key to this retreat is to enter into it with an open, reflective mind with the view to learning life lessons to implement on your return. A truly immersive experience, you’ll learn how Blue Zone Thai culture informs gastronomy, movement, and motivation which unlocks transformative thinking. Step by step, you’ll understand how to declutter aspects of your life to make more room for what brings you joy over six wellness-centric days with effects that will enhance your day-to-day forever more.
360-degree Rehabilitation at BodyHoliday
Pioneers since 1988, Saint Lucia’s BodyHoliday resort’s concept is about rejuvenating modern travelers, changing people’s lives with its 360-degree approach to achieving optimal health and wellbeing. It means that whether you check in for a few nights as part of a bigger Saint Lucian adventure or pick one of its enriching retreats, you’ll check out, changed.
3, 5, 7, or a full 14-day schedule can be molded to your individual needs when you subscribe to its Wellness Rehabilitation Program. No matter the length, you’ll immerse yourself in all aspects of BodyHoliday’s four wellbeing pillars — relaxation, fitness, nutrition, and restoration. From ocean swims to tai chi and from Bhutanese healing to osteopathy, the various healing activities you’ll experience will be chosen to suit your personal needs with mental and physical restoration always being the final destination.
Feel Reborn with Island-Sourced ‘Essence’ Treatments at Andronis Concept
The concept? A through and through wellness resort in serene Santorini. At the heart of its wellness ethos is the Kallos Spa – a Greek word translating as ‘beautiful person’ that operates with a culture of ‘xenia’ where you’re greeted like a friend.
Kallos has an all-day program of activities designed to replenish energy levels and empty your mind to surrender entirely to the spa. Begin your day with Hatha yoga practice where you’ll move between Asana postures and Pranayama conscious breathwork, and supplement it with the mental and physical benefits of Vinyasa flow as blockages and stiffness are released. Andronis Concept also encourages guests to head into the wild on its guided hiking sessions to observe the Caldera – Santorini Island’s magnificent volcanic cliff.
Another special characteristic of the Kallos Spa is that its treatments stem from what it calls ‘the three essences’. By sourcing from an organic farm in nearby Crete, they gather petals, roots, and leaves of native plants, distilling them into essential oils with high healing vibrations to create three soothing blends. Energy that uses eucalyptus, basil, and peppermint; Rest & Calm made from rosemary, lavender, and lemongrass; and Balance with orange, geranium, and sandalwood. Book a Kallos Ritual that unlocks the benefits of a specific Essence or book a series and flow from one to the next for a head-to-toe wellbeing boost.
Ready, Set, Radiate with Bürgenstock’s Spa & Glow Program
Why have one spa experience when you can have two at the world-renowned luxury Swiss spa resort, Bürgenstock? It describes every minute spent at its Alpine Spa as being ‘powerful therapy’ when you subscribe to its Spa & Glow package that allows you to make use of both its five-star Alpine Spa as well as its more intimate Waldhotel Spa.
Start your experience by arriving on its very own MS Bürgenstock – a sleek and chic lake crossing that’s hard to beat — before journeying mountainside in its charmingly traditional funicular ride that will deliver you 500 m high and at the spa’s grand entrance. Welcome drink consumed, float into its breathtaking suspended outdoor pool over the calming waters of Lake Lucerne, breathing in the Alpine air before heading into your Barbara Sturm Glow facial whose molecular cosmetics and hardworking plant extract formulas are globally acclaimed for a reason. From here, there are four more pools to drift in (such as its salt-rich saline water floating pool to reduce inflammation) or plunge into (if you’re braving its refreshing eco pool at just 10 degrees to boost circulation), an Alpine Steambath to detoxify your body, and a spa garden to wander through or practice Tai Chi while being in awe of Mount Pilatus’ shadow.
Promise Yourself ‘Mii Time’ with the Support of Mii amo
A stay at Arizona’s Mii Amo plants you deeply into one of Sedona’s major energy vortexes with wellbeing journeys that cater to every nuance and need imaginable. Its three, four, seven and ten-night healing journeys are are highly customizable with guided meditations and restorative treatments for mind and body every day of your stay, but what is just as important at Mii Amo is understanding the need for continued connection with oneself in the days, months and years that follow.
Its ‘Mii Time’ program is, as the name suggests, a lesson in taking time to focus on oneself. The resort’s practitioners will teach you ways to enable this via private consultations and informative lectures but with continued nurturing support when you leave the sanctuary of the Boynton Canyon. Experiencing Mii Amo is a lifelong relationship and they pride themselves on promising to always be there for its guests — a unique promise that unlocks a deeper sense of continued wellbeing.
Four Days of Soulful Reconnection at Heckfield Place
2023 saw the long-awaited opening of The Bothy spa at the award-winning Georgian home-from-home hotel, Heckfield Place in Hampshire. Tucked away in its majestic walled garden — from which it picks and blends botanicals for its Wildsmith skincare range — is the intimate Bothy, which guests staying at the house are now given access to during their stay and are recommended to spend dedicated time in rather than for a quick dip and steam. The Bothy was built with the intention for guests to completely recalibrate and allow the body to heal itself with nature and time as its guides.
To do that in a big way, book onto its four-day Reconnect program where Heckfield’s wellbeing curator, master practitioners and therapists lead you down a path to enrichment and enlightenment. No two journeys are the same, and Heckfield’s resident eco psychologist will take time to understand your state of being to design bespoke healing experiences such as naturopathy, osteopathy, massage and more.
This is rooted-in-nature wellness that, if surrendered to, will allow for you to connect with a more profound sense of self that was calling out to be discovered.