TAKE A BREAK

U Magazine - - FEATURE - By LAILA SWAIS

Treat your body, soul and mind to one of these lux­u­ri­ous, health-ori­ented well­ness re­treat havens.

Come sum­mer­time, you’re ex­hausted and in des­per­ate need to re­lax and un­wind from the year’s busy rou­tine. At this point, your body and soul seek a re­lief and va­ca­tion plan­ning be­comes a pri­or­ity. For this rea­son, U Mag­a­zine has pre­pared a list of the ‘it’ !tness spa re­sorts and re­lax­ing haven get­aways for you to choose from. Ex­plore these re­lax­ation-ori­ented spas, hop on a plane and es­cape away.

HEAD­ING EAST

WHAT: COMO Shamb­hala WHERE: Bali, In­done­sia WHY: Nes­tled in the lush jun­gles of Bali, this re­sort is ev­ery health seeker’s dream. COMO Shamb­hala well­ness re­treat of­fers the best of mod­ern science to fa­cil­i­tate any health-con­scious per­son with its lux­ury spas, spa ther­a­pies, prod­ucts, yoga cen­ters and de­li­ciously nu­tri­tious cui­sine and juice va­ri­eties, in­clud­ing veg­e­tar­ian al­ter­na­tives. It is the per­fect choice to dis­cover your­self, ex­plore your body, mind and spirit. It of­fers tra­di­tional Eastern tech­niques with the latest ad­vances in holis­tic healthcare, in­clud­ing com­plete skin­care. WHEN: The re­sort is con­ve­niently vis­ited all year long, as Bali’s cli­mate is sta­bly warm.

MEDITER­RANEAN STYLE

WHAT: SHA Well­ness Clinic WHERE: Altea, Spain WHY: This well­ness re­sort – which is also clas­si­fied as a well­ness clinic – pro­vides the type of energy and sen­sa­tion your body and soul crave. In ad­di­tion to its unique med­i­cal spa, the Mediter­ranean cli­mate of Spain sets it apart. SHA Well­ness Clinic blends nat­u­ral ther­a­pies, taken mostly from the most cur­rent Western tech­niques with a twist of an­cient ori­en­tal knowl­edge. SHA method was also cre­ated and mon­i­tored by the best world ex­perts, in­clud­ing Mi­chio Kushi – the fa­ther of mac­ro­bi­otics. WHEN: Mild mi­cro­cli­mate is great all year long! This lo­ca­tion has been clas­si­fied by the World Health Or­ga­ni­za­tion as one of the best weather lo­ca­tions in the world!

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