Travel reduces stress and expands the mind.

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Americans today, more than ever, are looking for an escape that paves the way for deeper, more meaningful mental health offerings and travel amenities – beyond the spa – as travel picks up again this summer. Travel has the ability to take you away from our everyday lives and bring you into new environments and experiences that can reset your body and mind, depending on Travelex. Planning a trip can also have a fantastic effect on the body – it makes you happy and feels rewarding. Travel not only reduces stress but also expands the mind. Meeting new people and adapting to new situations makes you more global and culturally aware. This keeps the mind sharp, increases creativity, and aids in personal growth. The following destinations can help travelers revitalize their mental health by offering a range of holistic activities.

The resorts hosts several wellness retreats.

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Assembling Palmetto Bluffs opening Feel-good weekend will feature renowned speakers, healers and practitioners including: Deepak Chopra; Ryan Engelhart, Founder of the vegetable restaurants Café Gratitude and Gracias Madre; Dr. John Amaral; Sarah Frick, Founder of The Works Method; and more. From July 23rd to 25th, the three-day wellness retreat of the popular southern state resort offers guests a series of workshops, motivational panels and discussions that focus exclusively on wellbeing in every form – body, mind and soul – and the pursuit of it Health, balance, mindfulness and connectivity. Weekend highlights include a keynote talk on the nature of reality with Deepak Chopra, followed by an intimate social hour and book signing; Group sound bath and meditation under the guidance of Tanya Colucci and Holly Ramey; a practical art therapy experience with Amanda Norman and more. You can find the full itinerary Here.

A pool in a luxury resort in South Florida.

The resorts offer private music therapy sessions.

Holiday clubs in Margaritaville

Holiday clubs in Margaritaville builds on its musical roots and is the first travel brand to venture into the emerging field of music therapy. The vacation club welcomes a relaxed musical lifestyle by partnering with music therapist Noel Anderson to offer private, bespoke sessions. With sound therapy, songwriting and instruments, the guests can process emotions and let go of the accumulated pandemic-related stress in order to get back into the “vacation state” before, during and after their trip. Research says music therapy can help physical and mental healing, Relieve fear of travel and help to positively influence mood and emotional states by releasing neurochemicals for well-being such as dopamine, serotonin and oxytocin.

A woman rides a bicycle through a vineyard.

The resort offers a variety of holistic options.

Royal Champagne Hotel & Spa

Royal Champagne Hotel & Spa, located in the quiet hills of the Champagne wine region, is introducing a supplement line in collaboration with the cult favorite beauty brand AIME, which supports the slide into a deep trance and a better sleep. The hotel offers Ayurvedic herbs such as ashwagandha and melatonin, as well as a meditation box, luxurious bed linen and a bedtime menu to clear your mind and support a good night’s sleep.

A person swinging on a rope near the ocean.

Hela Veda deals with the physical and psychological stresses of the guests.

Contiki

Contiki brings the ancient Indian healing science Ayurveda to 18-35 year old travelers with a new tour starting in October in the Sri Lanka. The trip will explore the tropical coastal cities of Ahungalla and Colombo as travelers are introduced to an Ayurvedic doctor to learn the practice of local indigenous medicine ‘Hela Veda’ to manage their physical and mental stress. Travelers will also learn the art of Ayurvedic cooking, which dates back to 5,000 years ago, to take home with them.

A person receiving a water treatment at a spa.

Journey to Resilience promotes the ability to change.

Hotels & Resorts in Rosewood

Hotels & Resorts in Rosewood recently introduced a new wellness program, Journey to Resilience, which aims to improve the ability to recover and adapt to change. With a strong focus on positivism, single-mindedness, resourcefulness, and compassion, each retreat at the 14 participating Rosewood hotels will incorporate practices that reflect local wellness traditions and the natural environment so that guests can heal and rebalance general wellbeing .

Mike Bruggeman skin care products at the Lodge at Woodloch.

The Lodge now uses luxury Mike Bruggeman skin care products.

The Lodge in Woodloch

The Lodge in Woodloch, a spa in Pocono Mountain, now celebrating its 15th anniversary, offers a wide range of holistic activities for discerning guests. Enjoy luxurious accommodations, artfully prepared gourmet dishes, over 35 classes and activities per day, and 500 acres of roaming space. The lodge has a partnership with Mike Brüggemann to launch its latest line of skin care products, haia wellness, as a feature line of skin care spa treatments (facials). Nature meets sustainable biotech beauty in haia-aka: Happy As I Am, a 360-degree skin wellness brand that celebrates inclusion and individual expression. haia scientifically supports skin and people of different skin color, ethnicity, condition, outward appearance, physique and gender identity. The products are divided into four different color-coded collections, with cleansers, toners, serums and moisturizers, each with their own carefully selected affirmation to support emotional and spiritual wellbeing.

One hand pours an essential oil into the other hand.

Essential oils serve many holistic purposes.

Untold stories travel

Untold stories travel creates exaggerated personalized itineraries that incorporate local storytellers and behind-the-scenes access. New for this year they are offering an itinerary “Breathe Deep – On the Island of Wellness”, which takes travelers on a journey to relax on the famous island of Losinj in Croatia. Known for its pure air and sea, the island is blessed with a unique blend of natural marine aerosols, an abundance of medicinal plants and rich essential oils. Travelers are set back with a curated program of healing therapies and treatments, enjoying a forest therapy experience, meeting an island plant whisperer, and more, all for those who need a little more self-love after a stressful year.

The inside of the spa at the Hotel Xcaret by day.

The spa offers four different healing trips.

Hotel Xcaret

Muluk Spa at Hotel Xcaret, Riviera Maya, Mexico offers today’s travelers an exotic escape and spa trip. The Mayan Journey uses local products such as honey, cocoa, cinnamon and clay in soothing facial and body treatments for the ultimate authentic experience, while the Sensorial Journey offers healing and cosmetic benefits from the mud room and flotarium based on age-old techniques. The Ayurvedic journey is derived from the millennial wisdom of India, which views health from an integrated and personalized point of view. The Ayurvedic massage is an outstanding experience of this journey, which tries to balance the hemispheres of the brain through synchronized movements. The Contemporary Journey uses the latest technology to improve aesthetic care through non-invasive treatments for the face and body.

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