Health Travel Magazine - Digest 2024

The Best Retreats for Burnout and Stress

If you’re suffering from burnout or stress, or feeling the effects of a demanding and busy lifestyle, a destress retreat can hold the key to unlocking balance and reconnecting with yourself. From spiritual to scientific, each of our bespoke retreats is designed to soothe a burnt out brain and give you the tools to hold on to lasting peace.

1. Stress Management at Ananda in the Himalayas, India


Nestled at the foothills of the Himalayas, near the source of the sacred Ganges river, the deep spirituality that echoes through Ananda in the Himalayas’ unrivalled location will penetrate your very soul. There’s no better place to relax and destress than at this award-winning spa resort, which uses traditional and holistic methods to revive your mind, body, and spirit.

Shirodhara, reflexology, Reiki, yoga and meditation practice are all included in the Stress Management retreat, which draws on the ancient Indian healing system of Ayurveda to re-establish internal balance. In between treatments, the extensive spa and healing atmosphere are there to replenish you.

2. Destress at RAKxa Wellness & Medical Retreat, Thailand

With a unique combination of the latest developments in western medicine and traditional Thai treatments, RAKxa Wellness & Medical Retreat in Bangkok aims to promote healing from the inside out. Their medical experts devise a tailored plan of treatments to soothe every part of you, making this one of the most advanced stress retreats in Asia.

The Destress retreat begins with testing and lifestyle consultations to pinpoint the symptoms and causes of stress and burnout, before using an expert blend of acupuncture, Ayurveda, and meditation to improve mental focus and mindfulness.

3. Destress and Recharge at One & Only Portonovi, Montenegro

A luxury resort with the added benefit of programmes from the tried and tested Chenot Method, One & Only Portonovi in Montenegro is a wellness haven on the Adriatic coast with views as good as its treatments. Surrounded by jewel hued seas and verdant mountains, it’s the perfect place to relax and restore.

The Destress and Recharge retreat aims to restore the body’s natural rhythms after establishing any imbalances through medical testing and consultations. Your personalised programme could include anything from neuro-acoustic deep relaxation to hydro-aromatherapy to help you disconnect from external stressors.

4. Relax & Destress at Euphoria Retreat, Greece

One of Greece’s leading spas, Euphoria Retreat in Mystras is the ideal destination for a stress retreat in Europe. Their gentle holistic philosophies accompanied by natural panoramas of pine forests allow you to truly switch off and appreciate what’s important in life.

The Relax & Destress retreat uses gentle movement, spiritual meditation practices, and outdoor immersions to ease any tension you may be feeling and rebalance the body and mind. With sessions such as Sanctuary for Busy Minds, Euphoria Retreat’s skilled therapists are able to create a transformative effect on your wellbeing in just a short space of time.

5. Destress & Unwind at Marbella Club, Spain

Nothing says relaxation like sun, sea, and sand, and the luxurious Marbella Club in Spain has all of these in abundance. The ideal getaway for anyone looking to escape the demands of everyday life and recover from a period of stress or burnout, their comfortable, home from home atmosphere will put you at ease from the moment you arrive.

The deeply nurturing Destress & Unwind Retreat uses a series of soothing treatments to rebalance body and soul. Marbella Club’s carefully designed treatment plan aims to improve your sleep, reduce stress, and nourish the body inside and out, preparing you for a revitalising fresh start.

6. Mindfulness & Stress Management at Amanyara, Turks and Caicos

A secluded, white sand paradise in the luxury destination of Turks and Caicos, Amanyara is a sanctuary of good health and wellbeing, backed by the very best treatments and service available. Complete with an elegant Aman spa, it’s one of the best remedies for burnout in the Caribbean.

The Mindfulness & Stress Management retreat is designed to offer a welcome break from reality, allowing you to take a step back and reset. Healing spa rituals are complemented by meditative practices such as yoga and pranayama to guide you towards and clear and peaceful headspace during this short yet transformative retreat.

7. Leaders’ Performance Retreat at SHA Wellness Clinic, Spain

The inimitable SHA Wellness Clinic on Spain’s Alicante coastline is a haven of high tech treatments, designed to tackle any and every problem with your wellbeing. Their targeted techniques and cutting-edge research allow SHA’s expert practitioners to address the root cause of any issue and develop an effective plan of action.

After years of helping those in high-stress and demanding positions stay at the top of their game, SHA have developed the Leaders’ Performance Retreat, specifically designed for those at risk of suffering burnout due to the demands of their career or lifestyle. Personalised treatments, spa therapies, and nutrition help your body combat the effects of exertion and return to optimal functioning.

8. Stress Management Retreat at Lefay Resort & SPA Lago di Garda, Italy

With a serene location on the shores of the breathtaking Lake Garda, Lefay Resort & SPA Lago di Garda’s enviable setting allows you to truly switch off and relax during your stay, with the gentle blue waters providing the perfect antidote to the rush of modern life.

Their Stress Management retreat allows you to reconnect with yourself, and with Mother Nature during a restorative stay filled with both holistic and scientific treatments. Neuroscience and Traditional Chinese Medicine guide your body back to its natural equilibrium, which can be offset by periods of stress or burnout, while soothing spa treatments allow the mind to achieve a state of deep and lasting peace.

None of these right for you? Ask our wellness specialists about New Life in Portugal. Their Resilience programme is designed to target the symptoms of burnout, stress, and depression and anxiety, whilst empowering you with the skills to take on life with a fresh perspective.

If you are suffering from burnout or stress and are interested in a targeted programme to help, speak to one of our travel specialists through WhatsApp or our online enquiry form to beginning planning your transformative retreat.