All pain, no gain? Check into one of these spa clinics.
If a niggling sport injury, insomnia or stress is having a negative impact on your workout, don’t let a fear of medical professionals block recovery. A new wave of innovative and immersive rehab programmes now focus on men. To bring back your A-game faster than you can say “squat”, here are three to consider.
Sleep pattern problems Employing nighttime technology to track sleep and breathing patterns, and qualified professionals to analyse nutrition, stress, psychological and general health, the SHA Wellness Clinic’s weeklong sleep recovery course will identify then treat underlying causes of sleep loss. Caffeine and alcohol are banned, while diagnostic techniques work in tandem with acupuncture, meditation, massage and reflexology. The location isn’t bad either, near the coast in Alicante, Spain. shawellnessclinic.com
Sports injury treatment Situated in St Gallen in the Swiss Alps, the Medical Health Centre at the Grand Resort Bad Ragaz hotel is a leading state-of-the-art treatment centre that is frequented by Wimbledon champion Roger Federer and the Borussia Dortmund and Swiss Olympic teams. The complex has an operating theatre, 70 doctors and therapists and a 17-bed recovery wing, so you’re sure to get that troublesome injury fixed correctly. You can also take advantage of the 18-hole PGA Championship golf course or unwind in the 12,800sqm spa. resortragaz.ch
Gut health If you’ve fallen into bad eating habits and feel rundown, consider a digestive system re-boot. The Lanserhof Lans medical spa at the foot of Austria’s Patscherkofel Mountain is a longterm practitioner of the Lans Med concept (believing an overworked digestive system weakens the immune system and saps energy). A complete gastrointestinal diagnosis is made before formulating a bespoke, holistic treatment scheme. Facilities include a bath house and sauna, indoor/outdoor salt water pool and a medical cold chamber. lanserhof.com