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Three steps to get all the wellness out of your next holiday

Wellness travel is all the rage - and it’s time you hop aboard this trend.

Who doesn’t love the idea of combining traveling with ultimate spa spoils? It’s the best of both worlds and will guarantee that you are totally zen, your body is nurtured and your mental wellbeing is balanced by the time you get back home. And don’t you feel guilty about your wellness getaway for one second, as the World Health Organization urges that going on holiday is a must when it comes to taking care of our physical health and mental wellbeing.

Erinvale Estate Hotel & Spa in Somerset West share five ways in which you can tap into a the wellness travel trend:

  1. Make time for a spa day: While it’s only normal to want to explore and be out and about while traveling, it is important to make time for your wellness too. Find out what is on offer where you are staying and make sure to sign up for some well-deserved pampering – a quick mini facial, a beard trim or a steam room session … whatever tickles your fancy, make sure to enjoy it.
  2. Eat, pray, love… and eat some more: Culinary tourism is a global trend that ties in beautifully with wellness travel. Who doesn’t love discovering new flavours and ingredients and appreciating local cuisine? Afterall, food is deeply connected to the country’s culture and will give you a holistic appreciation for your chosen destination.
  3. Medicine cures. Nature heals: And there’s science to prove it – research from Cornell University shows that spending just 10 minutes connecting with nature can help lower stress hormone levels and help us feel happier. Restore your inner balance by stepping into nature, breathing in the fresh air and enjoying the beauty of a sunset. Sign up to play golf, go for a hike or maybe hop on a mountain bike – this is the ideal time to try something new, so find out what is on offer and give it a try.

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