More and more holidaymakers are trading in the traditional “sunbathing and sipping cocktails” style of escape for guided meditation, sound healing, culinary masterclasses and green smoothies.
Going on holiday used to be all about excess – excess sleep, excess food, excess alcohol. But holidaymakers are now seeking something different, and using their time away to become healthier and happier.
Karen Civello of KalyaaNa Spa & Wellness Retreat, believes this holiday about-face comes from “the rise in chronic diseases and obesity, the unprecedented 24/7 stress of modern life, and people’s increasingly diminished time off.”
“These factors mean that what people want to achieve with travel is undergoing a sea change. Millions more each year are demanding destinations that deliver physical, emotional, spiritual and environmental health – along with enjoyment,” Civello says.
Civello says that since they opened two years ago, they’ve seen a significant growth in the domestic interest for wellness holidays.
“Guests are seeking ways to feel better and enjoy their time off in different and more fulfilling ways,” Civello says.
“Wellness tourism has the opportunity to provide something that can help us develop better health at a time of overload and high stress, with increasingly alarming statistics on blood pressure, heart disease and diabetes.”
Food is an integral part of their retreats and the more natural food you eat, the more you will enjoy radiant health and happiness.
Ms Civello predicts the concept will continue to grow as lifestyles become faster-paced and more technology-driven, and “wellness” gets harder to maintain.
Whether you are looking to escape to Bridgetown for a total health & fitness overhaul, a short break, a spiritual weekend getaway, a healing and recovery retreat or just to enjoy some well deserved pampering, KalyaaNa Spa & Wellness Retreat is the place to help you clear the mind, nourish the soul and invigorate the body.
Check in at KalyaaNa Spa & Wellness Retreat to check out of the rat race….