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Start the Year Right with These Celebrity-favourite Wellness Retreats

Cleanse, detox and rejuvenate at these luxury spas for that total body reboot.
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VivaMayr, Austria

The site

In the mountainous region of Carinthia, Austria's southernmost land, posed by a picturesque lake, VivaMayr Maria Wörth offers breath-taking scenery and stunning lake views.
 

A-list clientele

Alber Elbaz, Hurley Liz, Rita Ora.

 

On the menu

This state-of-the-art centre specialises in the "Mayr Cure". Developed almost a century ago by Dr. F.X. Mayr, this principle treats conditions endemic to modern living such as stress related burnout, insomnia, allergies, immune system deficiencies, diabetes and hormonal imbalance by changing the way you eat. The results: brighter skin, more energy, better digestive health and a flatter stomach. Each guest receives an individualised diet and detox plan to improve your life and revolutionise your health.

 

Head here for more information on VivaMayr.

Vilalara Thalassa Resort, Portugal

The site

Surrounded by the splendour of nature, a private beach and an amazing sea view, the exclusive wellness centre is a benchmark for refinement, comfort and exclusivity.

 

A-list clientele

Kylie Minogue, Megan Fox.

 

On the menu

Here, between the anti-cellulite marine slimming cure, the anti-smoking cure or the anti-stress treatment, choosing becomes a luxury. There’s also the Longevity Vitality program, a daily plan including a minimum of four activities per day that solicits body and mind balance. In addition, a personalised medical consultation makes it possible to define the objectives of each individual and includes a reduced-calorie diet adapted over a period of seven days with innovative recipes concocted with local products of quality. Finally, physical activities accompanied by a personal trainer make this slimming program one of the healthiest in the country.

 

Head here for more information on Vilalara Thalassa Resort.

Como Shambhala Estate, Bali

The site

Located to the north of Ubud, Como Shambhala Estate is a wilderness enclave offering therapeutic retreats combining a holistic approach to health, state-of-the-art facilities and luxury village accommodations.

 

A-list clientele

Daniel Craig, Chrissy Teigen and John Legend.

 

On the menu

Pick from a list of rejuvenating massages, such as the holistic Indonesian Massage, which uses traditional Javanese essential oils and sees expert therapists rolling out knots with long kneading strokes to renew your body. Besides blissing out with some major R&R, there are also health packages that include time with a consultant, personalised nutrition and yoga sessions that will leave you feeling transformed inside and out.

 

Head here for more information on Como Shambhala Estate.

SHA Wellness Clinic Alicante, Spain

The site

Majestically located on the heights, away from the bars of Benidorm buildings, the SHA Wellness Clinic nestles its pristine buildings between sky and sea, facing the Mediterranean. Not far from the picturesque village of Altea, in the province of Valencia, this temple of well-being and macrobiotics is both a prestigious health hotel and a medical spa that has convinced all the world's elite.

 

A-list clientele

Naomi Campbell, Gwyneth Paltrow and Eva Longoria.

 

On the menu

Here, health is taken seriously. Combining quality protocols and dietetic cuisine, the SHA Wellness Clinic offers a myriad of tailored programs to its residents including ones to lose weight, regain energy, detox, anti-age or simply relax. The courses vary in intensity and duration as needed. For first-timers, the Sha Feeling cure, spread over two days, is an ideal option. There’s also the Sha Discovery cure that allows one to take in good habits and reduce stress levels in just four days. If time is not an issue, opt for the Sha Essence cure where your body assimilates a new healthier lifestyle in a week.

 

Head here for more information on SHA Wellness Clinic.

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