Busy lifestyles full of commitments to career, partner, kids or the 'rat-race' ladder often seem to overwhelm us. Finding a balance between these ambitions and time needed for your personal health and wellbeing is essential.
Often just getting away from it all for some peace and quiet is one of the best therapies - a 'retreat' to reflect, appreciate, make some new choices and plans. At The Blue Mountains Wellness Retreat, they encourage you to slow down, relax and recuperate. Eat well, sleep well, get out for some fresh air, surrender to a soothing massage – it's as simple as that - and certainly effective.
The spa starts the day with a session of tai chi or a morning bushwalk then a leisurely breakfast. Surrounded by fresh air, spectacular views and native bush, the tranquility of the natural environment is part of the magic. They don't believe in busy programs or restrictive diets. All the meals are home-cooked, fresh, colourful, plentiful, nutritious and delicious – and you can enjoy a tea or coffee any time and a glass of wine with dinner.
The spa offers a individual balanced lifestyle consultations. These look at your lifestyle priorities and personal values and then help you to make realistic plans for positive changes. The mentoring and follow up program will support you through the initial challenging weeks to help you achieve your goals.
Or you may just want to have a pampering getaway. Treat yourself to indulgent massage therapies and a 'Phyts' organic aromatherapy facial, followed by a soak in the outdoor hot spring water spa. The spa offers guided meditation, yoga and tai chi at the lodge. And for the more energetic, they offer guided bushwalks, wilderness walks to some spectacular spots in the World Heritage Blue Mountains – as well as rock climbing, abseiling and mountain biking. The spa hopes you will go home rested, refreshed and inspired!