Feeling out of sorts or off your game? This is where retreating really comes into its own, so we have reviewed a wide range of health and wellness retreats to help you find the best place to go for your needs.
Take a look at our reviews of destination spa retreats all over the world, many of which are luxurious wellness spas or medical spas with full-blown spa facilities and the attentions of experts such as naturopaths or a dedicated medical team with programmes for detox, weight loss, stress, sleep and other health issues.
We’ve also reviewed a selection of holistic hideaways where you can go to re-balance – places to stay which are open for most of the year and have a simple treatment room for holistic bodywork, and/or offer access to a hot tub or sauna. You can also check out our reviews of date-specific healing holidays that you can book onto as part of a group, many of which offer supreme comfort with your wellbeing.
You might also like to check out our reviews of Ayurveda retreats, specialist retreats that can help you embrace your pregnancy or recuperate after treatment for cancer, our reviews of dedicated detox retreats around the world, or raw food retreats and of healthy cooking retreats. If you can’t get away, you could book some proper therapy – check out our reviews of international therapists before you choose.
We all have times when we can’t sleep or feel like life is getting on top of us. Some of us are also coping with chronic health concerns or conditions. Giving yourself a break at a health and wellness retreat or retreat is, for many people, the first step to recovery – a chance to step back and really focus on you – your needs, your issues, your health.
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Barberyn Beach review
Rebalancing ayurveda resort in Sri Lanka
Barberyn Beach Ayurveda Resort is nestled into a hill that slopes gradually down to the sea in the...
Mummy and Little Me Retreats
Breaks for your bump in Leicestershire
Babywear specialist Mummy and Little Me host 1 night/2 day retreats for expecting mothers and their partners or...
Schloss Pichlarn review
Superb ayurveda spa hotel
Schloss Pichlarn is grand without being grandiose. Based around an old castle, with views of the surrounding mountains,...
Shh review | healing retreats for women, Dorset & Ibiza
Shh (which stands for Sensual Healing Harmony) was set up by former media mogul Vikki Von Someren and...
Tilton House review
Yoga, wellbeing & creative retreats in Sussex
Tilton House is a large and lovely white-painted Georgian house set at the foot of the South Downs...
Healing cancer retreat in France
A remarkable project created by English-Dutch couple Angela and Dirk, Puyssentut is a specialist retreat that offers a...
Fairfield House review
Vegetarian B&B & graceful retreats in Somerset
Fairfield House is a quiet understated little gem owned by mindfulness teacher and healthy chef Shruti Whittington, who...
A cosseting pre-baby spa break at Les Fermes de Marie in the French Alps
'We play chess on a giant antique chess board and, one afternoon, co-write a ghost story - it's...
Ayurveda Parkschlösschen review
Authentic but luxurious Ayurveda in rural Germany
The Ayurveda Parkschlösschen is a luxurious Ayurveda retreat set on the edge of Traben-Trarbach, a quiet Art Nouveau...
VIVAMAYR Altaussee review
Hardcore medical health cure in the Austrian Alps
Numerous European clinics offer the Mayr Cure but the most high profile is VIVAMAYR. This clinic doesn’t have...
Grayshott Spa review
Civilised health spa in Surrey, England
This is a privately-owned, peaceful and civilized health spa an hour’s drive from London with an unpretentious, holistic...
Ayurveda retreats Austria
This warm and friendly 30-roomed family-run Ayurveda retreat in the pretty village of Hinterthiersee opened its doors to...
High tech meets holistic at the famed Clinique La Prairie
'Everything here is designed to do a serious job, rather than just make you just feel nice' -...
Child-like happiness at Canyon Ranch near Lenox, Massachusetts
'Canyon Ranch feels a bit like summer camp for grown ups and I'm almost embarrassed by how much...
Wellbeing tips for pregnant queens
Founder of the Mermaid Maternity Retreat in London Nick Balfour had the idea for his retreat in the...