To what lengths would you go to in search of the ultimate spa getaway? Well, if you have enough temptation and time, then there are plenty of corners in the world where you can blissfully enjoy treatments and therapies to harmonize your mind, body and soul. Here are 5 international spa-cation destinations to consider…
Thailand is known as the ‘land of smiles’, which you will be doing plenty of after indulging in their luxurious spas. Irrespective of where you are in Thailand, be it buzzing Bangkok or picturesque Phuket, the Thais are known for their signature foot massage. Day and resident spas are well-known here and see plenty of seekers of rest and relaxation come from far and near. In addition to the foot massage, the Thai body massage using principles of acupressure is a great picker upper for tired souls.
Known for producing some of the world’s most exclusive and expensive beauty products that range from caviar scrubs to gold infused moisturizers, Switzerland is where the rich and famous go to reverse the aging process. Nestled in the beauty of the Alps are wellness centers and spas that offer the most hedonistic treatments and facilities. From hydro aromatherapy baths to antioxidant massages, the options are revolutionary with usually a hefty price tag!
Japan offers some curious ways when it comes to balancing your inner being. Along with traditional techniques like Shiatsu and Anma, more innovative practices are equally sought after. Forest bathing, which basically entails walking through a wooded wonderland has been proved to reduce stress hormone production and boost the immune system. Soaking in Japanese hot springs or onsens are also known to have healing properties because of their high mineral composition.
France’s health and wellness industry has diehard fans who swear by the luxurious treatments. Renowned for beauty products, especially for the skin, the health spas here are a class apart. From spas in cities like Paris and Nice to hideaways in French Riviera, enjoy an array of massage techniques that incorporate aromatherapy, acupressure and reflexology. Like in Japan, the French are big on thermal springs and its curative properties.
Mexico is home to excellent spas that revolve around the concept of holistic healing focused on balancing your physical, mental and spiritual core. Meditation, yoga and acupuncture are key aspects of wellness at luxurious health spa destinations in the country. Herbal and water therapies are also a big part of the rejuvenation regime that will leave you feeling like a brand new you!
Author: Devika Khosla
With the inability to sit still, she’s always going ‘somewhere’. Foodie, spa junkie, animal lover and traveler. That’s Devika’s story.