When is the last time you sat and quietly watched a sunset? Hiked a beautiful path to the soundtrack of birdsong? Dipped in and out of a soothing hydrotherapy pool following a relaxing massage? Feasted on healthy and delicious cuisine (with the bonus of no preparation and clean-up)? Read half a book in an afternoon with the sun on your face? Stretched your aching muscles in a peaceful morning yoga class before breakfast on the beach?
“Almost everything will work again if you unplug it for a few minutes…including you.”– Anne Lamott
Vacation may feel like an indulgent luxury, but it’s also a way to stimulate your mind, soothe your soul, nourish your body, and give your brain some much needed down time. In short, vacation is simply good for you.
When is the last time you took care of you?
Did you Know that The Beach is Good for Your Health?
Good for stress relief: Calming waves and sun are a natural stress-buster, as is the “salt air/beach smell” so many love. Inhaling negative ions and viewing “blue space” are good for mental health.
Good for your skin: Saltwater helps heal blemishes and cuts, while also reducing inflammation and pain. The sand acts as a natural exfoliant. (Don’t forget to slather on plenty of sunscreen though!)
Good for getting moving: Walking on the sand is a more intense workout than walking on concrete. Get in some steps and then indulge your playful side by jumping over the waves!
“For fast-acting relief, try slowing down.”– Lily Tomlin
Awesome Wellness Experiences at Resorts and on Cruise Ships
Rosewood Mayakoba: Before your arrival at this stunning resort in Riviera Maya, a team of wellness consultants will work with you to create a personalized agenda for your stay. Choose to focus on inner balance, fitness and nutrition, or adventure; the team will plan three custom activities for your wellness experience.
BodyHoliday St. Lucia: This holistic all-inclusive resort set on the island’s western shore promotes health and wellness through thoughtfully crafted treatments, activities, and dining experiences. Some spa services are included (massage, facials, seawater treatments, sauna) and the resort boasts even more paid experiences. Healthy cuisine served by the resort’s five restaurants and an array of fitness and yoga activities make this a stellar destination for relaxation and self-care.
Avalon Waterways: Passengers with Avalon Waterways can kick their next river cruise up a notch by opting for an Active & Discovery itinerary. Immersive experiences at a variety of energy and fitness levels allow tourists to seek activities that match their interests and capabilities. Options range from city tours, to classes that explore cooking and the arts, to biking, to canoeing or kayaking excursions and more!
Celebrity Edge: For the ultimate spa at sea, travelers seeking restorative and indulgent care (more than 120 services are offered!) in an incredible environment should look no further than Celebrity Edge. The Spa features destination-inspired treatments, the Sea Thermal Suite promotes wellness through connecting with the earth in a variety of “rooms,” and The Persian Garden touts aqua therapy.
Happiest Countries in the World
According to the World Happiness Report, for the fifth year in a row, Finland has ranked number one as the world’s happiest country. Its Nordic neighbors Denmark, Norway, Sweden, and Iceland also score high on the list. The rankings are assigned based on findings from the Gallup World Poll and considerations include life expectancy, social support, low corruption, and high social trust among others.
You can go from home to “OM” when we plan your wellness-inspired vacation together. Call me today to discuss some ideas for resting and recharging in picture-postcard destinations.
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