If you’ve honed in on the idea of a health and wellness resort in Thailand for your next vacation, let us help you by outlining ten great reasons to pick a resort in the Land of Smiles and everything you can expect to see, do and experience.
A wellness retreat is imbued with two elements: education and relaxation. Without a doubt, you'll be more open and receptive to acquiring healthy life skills when you’re relaxed and calm. During a retreat, you’ll have the opportunity to learn about new things – meditation, yoga, nutrition, fitness, Ayurvedic medicine, and so on. Not to mention perfecting your grit and determination if you’re undertaking a challenging detox program or silent retreat!
Unlike traditional vacations that are often stressful and exhausting; wellness retreats are designed to leave you looking and feeling significantly better than before you started. If you choose the right one, you may just come out of it with a whole new life philosophy to boot! Like many things in life, the more you put into your retreat stay, the more you’ll get out.
So, without further ado, let’s jump on it and look at the top five reasons to choose a health and wellness resort in Thailand.
1] Break routine
A retreat, by definition, is an escape from the everyday. It’s a chance to break free and leave behind all the worries and commitments – meetings, emails, appointments, assignments, etc. – in your life. At a retreat, you’ll get the chance to acquire new skills, develop new habits, study new ideas, and develop new routines on your path to holistic health.
2] Get educated
Retreats usually offer a good mix of classes and downtime throughout the day. The invaluable wellness sessions, led by seasoned experts in their respective fields, allow participants to learn about all aspects of holistic health: physical, social, emotional, spiritual, mental. Engaged retreat guests learn new ‘life skills’ they can take home and continue incorporating into their daily life for long-term wellness success.
3] Focused practice
The beauty of a wellness retreat is that you have dedicated time to work on what matters most to you. The purpose of a retreat is to give you renewed energy and vitality, enabling you to focus on areas of your mental or physical health that need a little tweak. A retreat also gives you the luxury of time; time to focus on yourself. For example, if yoga feels right to you, then enjoy it twice a day and savour your increased flexibility and improved mental clarity.
4] Eat smart
Diet and nutrition will also be at the heart of your wellness retreat. The cuisine at the resort will typically be plant-based (say bye-bye to your morning cuppa joe and evening glass of wine), as most health experts agree that the body and mind thrive on a clean diet rich in fruits, vegetables, grains, seeds and nuts. You will be able to join classes in nutrition, learning how to plan, select and execute healthy food menus in your own home.
5] Move about
Exercise is typically a central part of any good wellness retreat. It should not be looked upon as a chore but as an opportunity to learn new skills and get to know your body better. Whether it is in Pilates classes, beach walks, boxing workouts, jungle treks, Tai Chi sessions or yoga seminars, there are many ways to feel good and get your body moving while having fun on a wellness retreat.
Published by Charlesa Gibson