The Rise of the Wellness Holiday
The general aim of getting away on holiday is to improve your life or wellbeing in some way, whether you’re looking to gain culture, adventure, or even just some relaxation. However, this is now considered as secondary wellness tourism, as a far more targeted type of getaway has been rapidly making its name in the tourism industry. Wellness holidays are getaways where improving physical & mental wellbeing are the primary goal of the trip, and they often include wellness retreats like those found here at Grayshott Health Spa.
The BBC reports that the wellness tourism industry was worth £500bn in 2017 and since then has grown at more than twice the rate of tourism in general. These numbers speak volumes into just how quickly people the world over are beginning to realise the power of a holiday focussing on improving your own wellbeing can be.
What caused this rise?
Put simply, this industry boost has been caused by not only our society becoming more highly-stressed, but also because we have become increasingly self-aware and more comfortable with admitting that sometimes we need to relax, re-set and administer some self-care. A recent article from the Daily Mail suggests that Wellness Spas have been quick to take notice of the career-and-technology-devoted generation and tailored their services to be a more holistic solution.
Wellness retreats integrate physical, mental and spiritual wellbeing to create a holistic form of healing that will have you returning with an elevated sense of wellness and self. This is achieved through diet, exercise, spa treatments and a general atmosphere of tranquillity that usually does not involve access to technology or the everyday stresses of the outside world. They are a true escape, which is an impressive feat considering you don’t even have to go abroad to find one.
The Daily Mail credits different spas as specialising in different conditions, from depression and stress to back ache and ‘full body MOTs’– and they even credit Grayshott Health Spa with being one of the best for helping stomach problems, praising our 7-Day Health Regime and new Mayr Fasting Programme.
Here at Grayshott Health Spa, we focus on creating a stress-free environment with experts on hand at all times to deliver spa treatments and health consultations, and our central pillar is that we believe all health begins in the gut. If your body’s transport system isn’t working at its best, then it will be unable to deliver all of the nutrients you need to keep yourself functioning to your full potential. Our effective Health Regime offers success in providing a truly holistic healing approach, and has culminated in us being awarded England’s Best Wellness Retreat for the past three years at the World Spa Awards.
We hope to welcome many more guests in the future as more and more people begin to discover the power of wellness holidays, so we can all move towards a better way of caring for our bodies, minds and souls.
You can read the whole Daily Mail online article here: https://www.dailymail.co.uk/travel/travel_news/article-7850997/The-best-spa-breaks-retreats-2020-Germany-Iceland.html