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Five wellness retreats perfect for the older traveller seeking relaxation

Published: 30 June 2017

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While you are out there living and making the most of the time that comes with retirement, it’s easy to let your health slip through the cracks. Health and Fitness Travel, the specialists in tailor-made wellness holidays, share their five top picks for wellness retreats around the globe, perfect for putting a spring in the older traveller’s step.

These retreats are dedicated to reviving your health, fitness and wellbeing, leaving you with an energetic and youthful buzz. They offer a comprehensive selection of activities, from indulgent spa treatments to yoga and meditation classes. You could even participate in something more obscure like fruit carving. Whatever you prefer to do, benefit from some ‘me’ time to focus on your health and ensure your body remains in great condition, reducing the risk of health problems.


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Spain: SHA Wellness Clinic

A world-class rejuvenation retreat; SHA Wellness Clinic offers an array of luxury wellness spa programmes for over 60’s. Embrace healthy ageing with treatments such as facial mesotherapy with DNA cell protection, or a diamond facial treatment to rejuvenate your skin cells. Reduce fine-lines and wrinkles with a physia session to re-capture that youthful glow and radiance. 

Ensure your new-found luminosity sticks around by nourishing your body with nutritious, balanced meals courtesy of a medical professional and a team of dedicated and innovative chefs. Daily yoga classes offer an opportunity to meet other over 60s and encourage you to partake in regular exercise, lubricating joints and improving flexibility, resulting in an overall health boost.

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India: Ananda in the Himalayas

Situated at the foot of a majestic mountain range, the secluded Ananda in the Himalayas is an unparalleled tranquil paradise. The birthplace of India’s ancient arts of yoga, meditation and Ayurveda, this resort is ideal for over 60’s looking for a spiritual and holistic retreat.

Participation in soothing daily activities will aid in restoring calmness and promote mobility in the most authentic of environments. Target accelerated signs of ageing in problem areas with a selection of indulgent and relaxing treatments. Gentle guided hikes are also available in which you can truly gain an appreciation for the panoramic mountainous surroundings and loosen joints whilst bonding with others on this holistic health retreat.

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Portugal: Longevity Cegonha Country Club

Nestled away in the picturesque surroundings of Vilamoura, Longevity Cegonha Country Club is renowned for its impressive bespoke care with regard to stress relief, relaxation and improving energy. Embrace the transformative food approach on a detox holiday for over 60s and attend cooking classes to learn new recipes, encouraging you to return home with a new outlook on nourishment. The Longevity Vitality Plan is jam-packed with daily group activities, encouraging you to meet others with similar interests. With nourishing food and a comprehensive range of spa treatments your body will feel truly replenished and you’ll leave feeling happier and stronger.

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Thailand: Chiva Som

Embark on a peaceful and pampering spa holiday, where the ‘haven of life’, Chiva Som, is dedicated to promoting well-being and boosting health. With an emphasis on relaxation and a huge menu of holistic treatments available, you can be sure to reawaken their senses and rejuvenate your state of mental and physical being.

Choose from many alternative rejuvenation treatments like reiki gemstones therapy or acupressure reflexology to ooze radiance. Reap the benefits of a de-stress retreat as you let go of tension by indulging in the Chiva Som signature massage, and let the process of healing pave the way for your mental and physical enhancement.

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Utah: Red Mountain Resort

Treat yourself on an adventure holiday at the Red Mountain Resort as you welcome their wellness approach of physical, mental and spiritual growth. With natural red rock cliff surrounding the resort, embrace the picturesque, natural beauty away from the busy and polluted world to boost your health.

With an array of activities there is something for everyone regardless of age. Satisfy your adventure bug with hiking or jeep tours or keep things calm in the Sagestone Spa and Salon. Indulge in treatments such as a whole-body contour wrap and leave your wellbeing in the hands of nurturing professionals on this adventurous holiday.

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For advice, guidance and booking visit or call 0203 397 8891. Health and Fitness Travel is a global luxury wellness travel company that originated in the UK in 2010 and is committed to providing healthy holidays that enhance and change lives.

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