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Change the way you holiday by choosing these immunity boosting retreats

May 12, 2020

Holidaying in the coming months? How about going on a holiday that will boost your immunity?

 

Immunity boosting retreat is the new 'thing' in the wellness community. A strong immune system is a shield that the body has against disease-causing microorganisms. Hence, having a strong immune system is extremely important for everyone. Usually, whenever we go on a holiday or for a vacation, we tend to put our health at stake. We think that since we are off from our daily routine, we can take some liberty with the food we eat or the way we are spending our holiday time. And this leads to excessive drinking, binging on unhealthy food and waking up late, etc. All this leaves us more drained than relaxed and we don't realize it because it is a different "drain" than the usual hectic hours at the office. Not to mention, how these activities may lead to anyone feeling sick and uneasy, especially if you are in a new place away from your home town.

A wise holiday choice like going to an immunity-boosting retreat may save you from all this and leave you feeling energized and refreshed in the true sense. These are retreats that specifically, aim at boosting your immunity during your stay and even after that. Through a combination of several conscious services like, meals prepared with ingredients that boost the immune system, yoga, meditation, and physical exercises that strengthen you internally, relaxation techniques, herbal advice, etc., these retreats present you with lifestyle choices that you can continue even after the holiday is over. The COVID-19 pandemic has opened our eyes. We now realize how important every little step can be in the long run. Thus, while it is important to take a break and detox the mind and body, it is also equally important to go for sustainable choices that help to build a better and healthier future.
 

What should you look for in an immunity-boosting retreat?


Immunity boosting requires taking care of many related aspects. Eating right, exercising daily, stress management, etc. all lead to enhanced immunity. So, immunity-boosting retreats present a mix of physical activities, healthy food choices, meditation and relaxation techniques, herbal advice, etc.

  • Range of physical activities: Make sure that the retreat you choose has a few options when it comes to physical activities. It should have a well-equipped gym and an experienced yoga guru. It should also have a few outdoor activities trekking, a local village trail, etc. Some also offer a good range of adventure sports.
  • Food choices: Immunity boosting retreats offer wholesome food that is plant-based and rich in nutrients. They also offer local foods that are specifically known for boosting the immune system. Such retreats often begin the day with health drinks that will aid in digestion and make you feel active and energized. Meals are prepared from locally sourced seasonal fruits and vegetables that are rich in vitamins and minerals.
  • Relaxation and detoxification: Immunity boosting retreats should have adequate relaxation and detoxification services. Relaxing de-stress massages and unique services like chlorophyll body wrap, steam therapy, oil pulling therapy, etc. that boosts immunity should be an essential part of such retreats.
  • Herbal consultation: This is the most remarkable part of an immunity-boosting retreat. These retreats offer herbal consultation from renowned practitioners that will help you continue the process of enhancing your immunity even after your holiday is over. They give herbal teas, herbal decoction, herbal creams, and oils that you can carry back and use for a long time. Such herbal practitioners also help to offer ancient, local treatments to mild forms of issues like constipation, indigestion, bloating, backache, etc.
  • Wellness workshops: Immunity boosting retreats conduct special wellness workshops that teach massage techniques, nutritious recipes, mindful activities, important herbs, plants, oils, and their uses in daily life, etc.


It is not hard to find immunity-boosting retreats. There are many such retreats in Spain, Bali, Goa, Rishikesh, and many other places.

It is very important to unwind and spend quality time with loved ones. An immunity-boosting retreat could be the perfect choice which will not only give you a bag full of memories but also protect you and your family in the future. However, in the wake of the current scenario, make sure to confirm you’re your holiday resort or retreat is practicing social distancing strictly.

Most countries have immunity-boosting retreats. However, not many are aware of them because not all aspects of such retreats are advertised equally. Here is a list of immunity-boosting retreats, that is globally well-known for their services, recommended by Amayaan:

 


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a. Ananda In The Himalayas, Uttarakhand, India:


Ananda In The Himalayas is a yoga retreat in India that is globally renowned for its wellness services. Nestled in the Himalayan foothills of Uttarakhand district, this luxurious immunity-boosting retreat oversees the holy Ganges and the Rishikesh valley. Away from the chaos of the city traffic, Ananda In The Himalayas have the following wellness services:

  1. Physical activities and adventure:

    • Nature walks and treks
    • White water rafting
    • Ganga aarti
    • Wildlife safari

  2. Food choices:

    • Special care menus are available prepared in consultation with ayurvedic doctors to align specific imbalances of different body types.
    • Every food is prepared using low-fat, natural foods, using whole grains, fresh fruits and
      vegetables, lean protein, and low-fat dairy products.
    • Added and artificial salts, flavors, colors, and preservatives are avoided.

  3. Relaxation and detoxification:

    • Body and mind detox
    • Healthy aging
    • Improving digestion
    • Spiritual growth
    • Stress management
    • Immunity enhancement
    • Weight management
    • Vitalizing skin
    • Enhancing fitness
    • Strength and flexibility
  4. Wellness consultation

    • Ayurvedic consultation
    • Panchakarma
    • Ayurvedic lifestyle recommendation

  5. Wellness workshops:

    • Self-healing ritual
    • Yoga and meditation workshop
    • Vedanta talks by senior disciples of Swami Parthasarathy


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b. Phuket Cleanse, Phuket, Thailand:


Located in the scenic Phuket town, Phuket cleanse is a holistic wellness retreat that has something for every age. Warm and friendly staff, luxurious accommodation, and a range of wellness and immunity-boosting packages, this place has been ranked the number 1 wellness retreat in Thailand for six years in a row. The place offers the following services to help boost immunity:

  1. Physical activities and adventure:

    • Muay Thai boxing
    • Cardio workouts
    • Hiking
    • Trekking
    • ‘stand-up paddleboarding

  2. Food choices:

    • Vegan, plant-based organic food that is wholesome
    • Soups, detox juices, herbal teas, wellness shots and mineral-rich broths on weekends to
      cleanse the body
    • Custom-made menus are available to target specific interests.

  3. Relaxation and detoxification:

    • Thai massages
    • Infrared sauna
    • Thai herbal steam sauna
    • Ice bath

  4. Wellness consultation:

    • Auto-immune healing cleanse
    • Immune system strengthening cleanse
    • Gut healing cleanse
    • Intense deep cleanse
    • Gentle juice cleanse

  5. Wellness workshops

    • Self-love workshop
    • Juicing and intermittent fasting workshop
    • Healthy gut workshop
    • Mind alignment workshop

 


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c. Kairali The Ayurvedic Healing Village, Palakkad, Kerala, India


This one of a kind holistic healing space uses age-old Ayurvedic secrets to boost immunity and rejuvenate the tired mind and bodies of its guests. Set the foothills of the Nilgiri Hills in the western ghats, this place vibrates unique healing energy. It has the following services:

  1. Physical activities and adventure:

    • Cooking classes
    • Organic farming’
    • Animal husbandry
    • Yoga classes (theory and practical)
    •  Meditation

  2. Food choices:

    • Vegetarian food
    • Organic food with no preservatives
    • No smoking, no alcohol, no caffeine
    • No refrigeration

  3. Relaxation and detoxification:

    • Preventive and regenerative treatment
    • Holistic treatment for rejuvenation and detoxification
    • Treatment to remove stress and strain
    • Panchakarma therapy

  4. Wellness consultation:

    • Consultation for diabetes
    • Consultation for facial paralysis
    • Consultation for chronic back pain
    • Consultation for weight reduction

  5. Wellness workshop:

    • Yoga training program
    • Ayurveda training program

 


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d. Fige Yoga, Brac, Croatia


Located in one of the stunning islands of Croatia, this immunity-boosting retreat offers a transformative journey of 7 days. This place offers the perfect combination of yoga and adventure. The unique cuisine, the calming sea in front, and the healing power of yoga combine to give a truly out of the world experience here. Some of the immunity-boosting services offered here are:

  1. Physical activities and adventure:

    • Boat trip to Blue cave and visit of 3 islands.
    • Visiting authentic Croatian villages
    • Trek to Mt Vidova Gora
    • Sunset at Golden Cape beach

  2. Food choices:

    • Vegetarian food with vegan and gluten-free options
    • Food is prepared from fresh seasonal local produce
    • Tea, coffee and water available throughout the day

  3. Relaxation and detoxification:

    • Ashtanga Vinyasa flow classes
    • Face yoga
    • Chakra balancing meditation
    • SUP yoga classes

  4. Wellness consultation

    • Contact dance
    •  Water dance

  5. Wellness workshops:

    • Stress relief retreat
    •  Yoga retreat

 


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e. La Crisalida retreat, Costa Blanca


Located in the gorgeous Costa Blanca in Spain, La Crisalida retreat has many immunity-boosting measures. The bast part here is that this retreat is open throughout the year. Some of its wellness services are:

  1. Physical activities and adventure:

    • Dancing
    • Rebounding
    • Creative classes
    • Local exploration

  2. Food choices:

    • Nutritionist designed the menu to help cleanse and rebalance the body
    • Fresh, organic and seasonal local produce is used to prepare food

  3. Relaxation and detoxification:

    • Deep tissue massage
    • Sports massage
    • Ayurvedic massage
    • Indian head massage

  4. Wellness consultation:

    • Body composition analysis
    • Reiki
    • Balancing body mind and spirit- RESET
    • Biomagnetism

  5. Wellness workshops:

    • Transformational coaching
    • Bio-resonance energy diagnosis and treatment
    • Raindrop treatment

 


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f. Blue karma wellness, Ubud


Situated among the calming green rice field of Ubud, Bali, Blue Karma Wellness is heaven for wellness seekers. It is the perfect retreat that can make you experience wellness, rejuvenation, and health with a hint of luxury. There are many immunity-boosting services in this place. Some of them are listed below:

  1. Physical activity and adventure:

    • ​​​​​​​Rice paddies walk​​​​​​​
    • Balinese dance class
    • Balinese ancestral remedies
    • Secret recipe class

  2. Food choices:​​​​​​​

    • Food is prepared from fresh, organic local produce
    • The menu is plant-based and nutrient-rich
    • Vegan, gluten-free, dairy-free, sugar-free options also available

  3. Relaxation and detoxification

    • ​​​​​​​Ayurvedic yoga massage therapy
    • Balinese healing therapy
    • Reiki healing therapy
    • Ancient sound healing
    • Breathing cold therapy

  4. Wellness consultation:

    • ​​​​​​​Hatha yoga class
    • Yoga Nidra class

  5. Wellness workshops:

    • ​​​​​​​Silent retreat
    • Yogis inner journey
    • Detox and cleanse retreat
    • Wellness and meditation retreat

 
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g. Deepanjali, Thrissur, Kerala


Located in the green lands of Kerala, Deepanjali is far away from the busy tourist spots that are always crowded with people. There is a tranquil, warm, and positive vibe to this place which helps to unwind and heal internally as well as externally. Some of its immunity-boosting wellness services are:

  1. Physical activity and adventure:

    • Kochi day trip
    • A day with Masters of Kerala Art
    • Visit the waterfalls and the butterfly park
    • Day on the beach

  2. Food choices:

    • Vegetarian food only
    • Use of minimum oil and no artificial flavors
    • Uses organic local produce to cook

  3. Relaxation and detoxification:

    • Monsoon therapy
    • Panchkarma
    • Skincare program
    • Rejuvenation and relaxation program

  4. Wellness consultation:

    • Spine and joint care program
    • Weight management program
    • Pregnancy care
    • Geriatric care

  5. Wellness workshops:

    • Daily yoga workshops
    • Meditation workshops

 

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