by | Jun 6, 2023 | Health/Wellness, Travel

When you think about it, going on holiday is a form of self-care. This is your time to do what you love, eat great food, forget about the mundane every day, and embrace the pleasure of total relaxation.

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And whilst you’re enjoying this extended period of self-care, it’s the perfect opportunity to restore your energy with some wellness treatments. And whilst these might take various forms in different countries, spas can be found all over the world. The ultimate form of rejuvenation and relaxation, here are some European spas that deserve a spot on your bucket list.

European spas: Six Senses Kocatas Mansions, Turkey

Overlooking the stunning surroundings of the Bosphorus, Six Senses in Istanbul is really special. The spa destination is housed in the Kocatas Mansions which are firmly embedded in Turkish history and are stunning, to say the least.

The whole property is expansive, but you’ll find the spa on top of the hill quietly removed from all the hustle and bustle of the huge metropolis. If you’re opting for the traditional Turkish Hammam, try and schedule it in the evening; this treatment pairs very well with a breathtaking sunset.

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European spas: Palacio Estoril, Portugal

Estoril has been a hotspot for travelers since the Victorian era, and it’s not hard to see why. A hip, skip and a jump away from the vibrant blue Atlantic, visitors have always left this part of the world feeling refreshed and energized.

Palacio Estoril is another offering that attracts visitors in their hundreds. Offering everything from Thai massages to Balinese facials, and ozone therapy, the resort is packed full of wellness and nutrition experts who tailor every treatment to the customer’s individual needs.

Euphoria, Greece

Going by its name alone, you’re in for an absolute treat at Euphoria, a celebrated spa in Mystras. Taking inspiration from Asian wellness rituals, the retreat integrates Taoist and Hippocratic spirituality into all the treatments on offer.

They’re also breaking the mold with treatments that focus solely on reducing pandemic-related stress and trauma that leave guests feeling calm and grounded. The resort is also surrounded by a multitude of pine forests that contain beautiful walking and biking trails that will, effortlessly enhance such Europe tours accompanied by life-long friendships made on the way.

Villa Stéphanie at Brenners Park-Hotel & Spa, Germany

Germany might not be best known for its wellness scene, but the spa destination of Baden-Baden is one of the best in the world. Villa Stéphanie in particular has something for everyone. Equipped with 15 rooms that offer everything from anti-aging facials, craniosacral therapy, and fitness consulting, you will undoubtably get to know your body better.

Additionally, thanks to Baden-Baden’s location in the Southwest, there are plenty of opportunities to go hiking and mountain biking in the Black Forest. It’s the perfect combination for that desired peace of mind.

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