Whether you want to pamper, detox or lose weight follow our round-up of the best spas to visit in the New Year
Read ahead for our pick of the best holistic retreats and health spa to try this month…
BEAUFORT DETOX, WORCESTERSHIRE
If you’ve over done it lately and are feeling a little sluggish Beaufort Detox is the place for you. Just 90 minutes outside of London this relaxing detox and weight loss spa offers a range of therapies aimed at helping you to get back your vitality through relaxation, weight loss and learning about food options to optimise your healthy lifestyle.
The five-day retreat costs from £1,087, all inclusive. For more information call 0843 216 8606 or visit beaufortdetox.co.uk
MIDDLE PICCADILLY, DORSET
If a raw food cuisine has always intrigued you, the Raw Food Retreat set up at Middle Picadilly Spa is a great place to give it a go.
The location, in a 16th century farmhouse in beautiful Dorset, is built on lay lines and is a blissful, nurturing venue for healing and learning. There you can learn how to make delicious raw dishes including noodles out of parsnips and carrots, a delicious spicy pad thai, beetroot ravioli, root pasta with walnut pesto, plus yummy raw chocolate desserts. All of the food is cooked under 40°C, which ensures that the nutrients stay intact and no vitamins or trace minerals are destroyed in any way during the cooking process.
Throughout the stay you can also use the spa facilities and have massages or any of the wonderful holistic treatments they have there on offer which include: colonic hydrotherapy, Indian head massage and shamanic healing.
The course is for four days and prices start from £500. For more information call 01963 23468 or visit therawfoodspa.co.uk
LONGEVITY ESSENTIAL DETOX, PORTUGAL
If you need to spend some time rediscovering yourself this is the perfect nature and wellness getaway to relax, rebalance, revitalise and rejuvenate. Choose from a tailored health and wellness programme, enjoy spa treatments and a full activity schedule including daily hikes, pilates, fitness, dance and relaxation classes. This fabulous medical spa is located in the Algarve, and is surrounded by beautiful mountains with breath-taking views of the hills and the coast.
The retreat is for seven days and prices start from £1,850. For more information visit sanctuaryspaholidays.co.uk
BEST FOR A HEALTH KICK
ABSOLUTE SANCTUARY FITNESS, THAILAND
This bespoke holiday caters for those seeking to improve their fitness levels or who want to kick-start a fitness regime. Enjoy personalised fitness sessions both indoor and outdoor including a wide variety of exercises such as: cardio vascular workouts, weight training sessions, beach bootcamp, pilates reformer sessions, muay thai kick boxing lessons and daily ashtanga and hot flow yoga. You will also be nourished with healthy meals and power-blast super shakes to keep your energy levels up. And to knead away your aching muscles you’ll be treated to healing spa treatments to leave your body restored.
Costs from £1,929 which includes seven nights’ accommodation all-inclusive. For more information visit absolutesanctuary.com
SCARLET HOTEL, CORNWAL
Learn the ancient Indian philosophy of wellness at this eco-friendly yet luxurious spa. The retreat offers a set of authentic, personalised ayurvedic retreats to get your mind and body back on track. Teaming up with Tri-Dosha, led by pioneering expert and founder Sunita Passi, you are introduced to the ancient Indian philosophy of wellness.
Before you arrive, the hotel will establish the correct ‘escape’ to suit your individual needs. This includes matching the right kind of therapist and tutor with whom you can choose two classes, including yoga, pilates, Nordic walking and even singing lessons, all depending on your dosha type and goal for the stay. Refreshments are provided and the therapist will liaise with the kitchen to suggest a suitable style of food to match your dosha.
Priced from £790 for three nights including spa classes and holistic therapies. To book call:01637 861800 or visit scarlethotel.co.uk
BEST FOR WEIGHT LOSS
GRAYSHOTT HALL, SURREY
Want to drop a dress size in one week? Then shimmy on down to Grayshott Hall. For over 45 years, it has provided a retreat for people looking to address a variety of health issues and it offers a comprehensive health programmes designed to improve long-term solutions. If you’re looking to shed some weight and keep it off, Grayshott’s six night weight management’ retreat, runs in conjunction with top nutritionist, Vicki Edgson and offers the perfect solution for those looking to address weight issues and increase energy levels. Set in private rural grounds of 47 acres, and only one hour from London, a visit to Grayshott offers a world of calmer, healthier living.
Costs from £1,705. For further information on Grayshott Spa’s Weight Management visit spaseekers.com
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