Thursday, July 18 2019


Healing Havens

Wellness Farms
Make the lifestyle transition in style! From weight loss to luxe maternity pampering, chronic illnesses to mental well-being, Maleeka Kashyap lists seven hotspots for you to take a literal break from the ‘daily’, revitalise and rejuvenate.
The Niranlada Medi-Spa located at the exotic Chiva-Som well-being resort, Thailand, under the helm of worldrenowned dermatologist and cosmetic surgeon Dr Niwat Polnikorn incorporates the latest developments in both modern aesthetic treatments and microinvasive cosmetic surgery for all your beauty needs. From laser treatments for skin rejuvenation, dilated veins and facial redness, hyper-pigmentation and sun-spots, tightening of face and neck, scar treatments, acne treatment, cellulite treatment, lipolysis and blepharoplasty to customised state-of-theart assessments, Niranlada complements Chiva-Som’s traditional wellness approach. Discreet and settled within seven acres of lush tropical gardens, revel in luxury as you get your beauty fi xes.
The world-class Esencia Estates, located at Riviera Maya, Mexico, offers ‘Nine Moons Essence of Life’ package, especially designed for expectant couples. The ritual therapies in the programme incorporate Mayan pre-natal stress-relieving techniques to put mothers and their baby in harmony. The environment at this quiet, sea-side refuge ensures mental and spiritual tranquillity while the treatments in the package range from expert consultations on nutrition, personal prenatal training, head-to-toe pampering for the mother-to-be including facials, refl exologies and massages, all specially designed to safely indulge during pregnancy.
Stressed out from the demands of a hectic life? Longing for more joy? Feel like now is the time to do something about it while enjoying a relaxing and inspirational break? Hop on board a fl ight and participate in an EcoLifeWalks programme on the desert island biosphere of Lanzarote, in the Canary Islands. Installed at a premier ocean-side boutique hotel or an idyllic country house, with an itinerary that lets you take home more than just a tan, the courses and workshops here are about complete re-evaluation and restock of your life. And, there is no melancholy here. It is rather fun and a great opportunity to travel, yet be mentored, and generally supported by your personal host. By changing lifestyle patterns and reactions in awareness, you will learn how to determine the outcome of your life, in the way that you would like.
Promises Treatment Centre located at Malibu and West Lost Angeles and frequented by celebrity who’s who provides world-class treatment for substance abuse, alcohol, trauma, depression and other disorders. The treatments vary from residential to out-patient basis and concentrate on not just the symptoms – they emphasise on the person as a whole. Although their ground basis is the universal 12-step programme for de-addiction, they incorporate a variety of evidence-based modalities. They also have sober living residential facilities for clients unwilling to return to their own residences post treatment. Alumni sessions and strong relapse prevention counselling make up for an on-going support process.
Offering an outstanding variety of holistic and integrative medical therapies for cardiovascular health, diabetes, insulin resistance, metabolic syndrome, intimacy and passion, men’s and women’s health, osteoporosis prevention and management, sleep enhancement, insomnia relief, smoking cessation and complete mind-body-soul rejuvenation, Canyon Ranch located in Arizona, US, swears by the philosophy of optimal living. The accommodations here ensure a luxurious stay while you undergo the signature treatments created to target specifi c ailments monitored by professional health experts. From spirituality to golfi ng to recreational outdoor group activities, Canyon Ranch also incorporates a healthy eating regime alongside taking care of all your wellness needs.
The Pritkins Longevity centre located in Florida, USA, offers holistic and scientifi cally designed programmes for weight loss. They specialise in prevention and reversal of specifi c programs such as obesity, heart disease, hypertension, diabetes and cancer risk factors. Pritikin’s one- and two-week lifestyle-change programs are tailored to meet the needs of the individual and focus on daily exercise and an eating plan resulting in drastic weight loss, and train patrons on sustaining it post completion. Not your average boot-camp, the facility is nestled in a 650- acre tropical paradise, offering a full-service spa, tennis courts, swimming pools and fi ve championship golf courses. The camp is family friendly.
Jessica Biel, Angela Basset, Chris Daughtry, Faye Dunaway and Blake Griffi n – these are a few of many names associated with the Live In Fitness Enterprise located at sunny Los Angeles, US. This concept fi tness centre focuses on complete customisation for every client, wherein they are put through a battery of stringent tests to identify their specifi c body characteristics, and thereon, a nutrition and workout plan is devised; be it for weight loss, muscle gain, antiageing, athletic performance training or any other fi tness need. All this at a beautiful and luxurious retreat by the beach, which creates a mutually supportive environment. Further, they educate you to modify behaviours that may cause problems – expect lectures on eating out, shopping and going to parties!

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