When the mind is calling for a reset, mental health retreats can be the answer. In contrast to physical health, which is concerned with the state of our bodies, mental health is concerned with how we think, feel and act. Our mental health has a big impact on how well we handle or cope with stress, how we relate to others, and how we make decisions.
Emotional healing retreats respond to overwhelming feels of anxiety and stress whilst building tools for mental resilience, meanwhile our mindfulness retreats harness the powers of nature to draw awareness of the present moment.
Hosted at luxury wellness hotels surrounded by spectacular landscapes, Health Travel’s transformative journeys reconnect and create positive change, bringing a renewed zest for life.
Discover 6 of the best luxury mental health retreats from around the world:
There are not many views that could rival that of Lefay resort & Spa Lago di Garda. Perfectly placed within 11 hectares of beautiful countryside in the centre of the Riviera dei Limoni, The Lefay Resort is enveloped by luscious gardens, olive groves and ancient trees.
Reboot your mind with the Originale Recupero dell’Energia – Stress, which is designed to reset the body by stimulating internal energy flow and restoring balance. Its methodology is founded on the incorporation of the most recent neuroscience discoveries, which are then
re-integrated within the more complex vision of classical Chinese medicine.
The effectiveness of the treatments is continually overseen through heart rate monitoring, according to mathematical models that interpret the variability of the autonomic nervous system as a stress state detector. Alongside medical expertise, you will benefit from delicious full board food and a range of treatments during this stunning health retreat.
Located in the stunning tropical landscape of Koh Samui, Kamalaya offers a sense of freedom and serenity. Boasting sweeping seafront views, the Thai sanctuary is the right place for leading holistic wellness practices to support your mental health.
Designed as a deeply restorative and healing programme for those suffering the effects of stress and burnout, comprehensive Balance and Revitalise targets both symptom and cause. Techniques are used to address stress prevention and recovery, empowering you with the tools needed to find balance in daily life. It prepares for future challenges and how to navigate through stress and change.
During your retreat, you will experience a combination of restorative therapies and nutrition with personal consultations in Naturopathic Lifestyle, Nutrition and Stress management. Nutritional and herbal supplements are also provided to support your recovery.
3. Digital detox at Eremito, Italy
Eremito is one of Italy’s best-kept secrets – a unique wellness retreat hidden deep within the 400 acres of a UNESCO National Park. Here, the sound of nature offers a peaceful soundtrack for slow afternoons out on the veranda and echoing through the trees during hikes to waterfalls, the Chiani river, and the nearby village of Cantone.
Delve deep into the soul with Eremito’s unique ancient monastery setting covered in the stone-walled, candlelit rooms with scattered cushions, rugs and a roaring fire. Experience a truly magical spiritual retreat where you will spend your days in digital detox with your time spent reflecting, waking up to the soft morning mist blanketing the hillside before meditation or yoga class.
As a solo traveller, set out on mindful walks in the woodlands, then soothe tired muscles in
the heated jacuzzi and Turkish Hammam. Silent candlelit dinners are beautifully served in the heart of the house, before late-night evenings sat out beside the firepit, under the star-spangled sky.
Take a deep breath and unwind at one of the best luxury wellness retreats in the world, perfectly nestled in the foothills of the Himalayas. Ananda is the ultimate place to experience a journey to wellness through ancient Indian sciences, harmonise the mind, body and spirit.
Using natural holistic methods such as Ayurveda, yoga, Tibetan and Reiki Healing, the Stress Management programme is designed to bring tranquillity to your mind and body, tapping into the natural rhythm of the psychosomatic system. The program also targets reducing stress and anxiety, improving sleep, enhancing immunity and alleviating chronic headaches.
Indulge in the luxury spa and carefully designed, calming rooms surrounded by rich pine forests and nature-filled valleys. Nestled in the foothills of Mount Taygetus in the Peloponnese peninsula, Euphoria Retreat is the perfect place to reunite with nature and switch off from your worries.
Relax and Destress is the ideal getaway for finding balance and enjoying a calmer, quieter state of mind, proving that just a little time dedicated to your wellbeing can be hugely transformative and beneficial. The carefully selected treatments are designed to pamper
your mind and body to create an atmosphere of refreshing serenity for the senses.
The programme blends a range of therapies, including nutrition, meditative practices with a spiritual focus, and gentle movement, to relieve tension in the body and mind and balance energy.
On the coastal setting of Vietnam’s stunning Vinh Hy Bay, Amanoi Resort is centre stage offering a restorative temple. The secluded destination offers stunning views, a private beach and a collection of beautiful villas providing a tranquil location to explore a holistic wellbeing.
With plenty of sources of stress in this fast-paced world, the Mindfulness & Stress Management retreat is designed to help guests slow down and find moments of stillness in their everyday lives, encouraging a sense of connectedness and peace.
Following an in-depth consultation, each program is highly tailored to individual needs. Practices encompass guided meditation classes, mindful movements, yoga, Qi Gong, tai chi and tailored nutrition. These work alongside, expert-led meditation and spa treatments that soothe the central nervous system and work to release tension, cultivating lasting harmony between body and mind and lasting resistance to stress