New Wellness Programmes at BodyHoliday St Lucia

NEW PERSONALISED PROGRAMMES: Wellness Rehabilitation, COVID Convalescence, Boost Your Immunity and Corporate Wellbeing  

2020 has left many people battered and bruised, both mentally and physically. BodyHoliday St. Lucia, recently voted the best spa in the Caribbean and amongst the top 10 worldwide by Conde Nast Travellers’ readers, has the perfect antidote: four new programmes to address the fallout from the Covid-19 pandemic; be it anxiety and stress from lockdown, relationship issues, work fatigue or physical effects of the virus, the experts at the Wellness Centre will kickstart guests’ journeys to optimising their lives during this challenging time.Installed Plugins

The following programmes have been designed to complement the BodyHoliday experience, focusing on the guest’s unique goals.

  1. Wellness Rehabilitation Programme:

A 360-degree programme has been designed as a journey for those seeking restoration and rehabilitation after a tumultuous year of 2020. Guests will have the opportunity to fully immerse themselves in all aspects of the four pillars of wellbeing that incorporate relaxation, fitness, holistic nutrition (for mind, body and soul) and restoration.

Guests will have dedicated consultations with a single practitioner to guide them through their highly personalised programme, from pre-arrival to arrival, mid-programme check-in and post-departure to maximise long-term results. Activities and treatments include everything from ocean swimming and bike rides, through to personal box fit, pilates, tai chi, meditation, Ayurvedic treatments, chanting, Bhutanese healing and osteopathy; all dependent on the guest’s goals.

The programme can be undertaken for 5, 7, 14 or 21 day retreats and costs from $325 USD per person, with savings of up to 25%.

  1. COVID Convalescence Programme:  

This specially designed, non-medical programme is unique for the growing number of people who are Covid recoverees, many of whom will have been asymptomatic or had the virus in a mild form. The programme targets and strengthens the respiratory system to aid recovery and general respiratory health.

This fully immersive programme is supported throughout by the world-class dedicated practitioner team. As well as guiding guests throughout the journey, they will also receive a pre-arrival online consultation, an alignment consultation on arrival and a departure consultation.

Recommended as a 5 days retreat plan, with treatments including meditation, yoga and Reiki through to Manual Lymphatic Drainage (MLD), hypnotherapy and osteopathy. Cost: $800 USD per person.

  1. Boost Your Immunity Programme:  

A focus on prevention over cure, this programme looks at ways to boost immunity, focusing on mental wellbeing, nutrition and fitness, including holistic metaphysical approaches. As well as helping with the impact of the current pandemic, this will also benefit those preparing for endurance fitness events and optimal wellbeing.

With a foundation on restoration, fitness and holistic nutrition, this is a 5 day programme including a pre-arrival and departure consultation. Cost: $800 USD per person.

  1. Corporate Wellbeing Programme: 

With the ever-increasing stresses of everyday life, this programme is designed for corporate executives who are burnt out and immensely challenged by the impact of the downturn in the economy during 2020. This programme curates personalised packages with a strong focus on mental wellbeing and can be offered on an individual basis or collectively for colleagues to experience together.

This is the perfect solution for companies to ensure their executives wellbeing is rebalanced and restored in 2021 and group retreats can also be arranged to help teams reconnect after a year of disconnection and zoom meetings.

This is a 5 days retreat where guests will have a programme specific to them discussed during their pre-arrival consultation combining nine different elements based around fitness, holistic nutrition and restoration. The programme completes by discussing the long-term continuation through a departure consultation and de-brief. Costs: $800 USD per person.

These programmes have been designed in conjunction with newly appointed senior practitioner Dr. Alison Stone. Stone has a PHD in Metaphysics, specialising in holistic approaches to wellbeing. She has over 20 years’ experience designing spa programmes at some of the best resorts around the world, from introducing Ayurvedic treatments at Chiva-Som to running spas with Six Senses and Kamalaya. She is particularly drawn to BodyHolidays’ holistic and balanced approach.

Rates at BodyHoliday start at $500 per person per night on an all-inclusive basis; programmes are charged at a supplement. British Airways operates regular direct flights. www.bodyholiday.com.

About The Wellness Centre: BodyHoliday was the very first overseas destination spa over 30 years ago and has continued to lead in this field. The resort, which has a 33-treatment room wellness centre, is renowned for its unique approach to health, fitness and wellbeing, combing knowledge from the west and wisdom from the east.

Guests are offered everything from world leading medically endorsed preventative therapies, through to Ayurveda, beauty and pampering treatments, and a range of activities that would keep guests busy from dawn until dusk, if they so choose. Experiences at BodyHoliday are designed by guests with personalisation taken to another level. It can be a haven of serenity or a hive of activity, all with the same goal in mind – to change lives.

Here the range of activities and approaches on offer reflect the ebbs and flows of real life, allowing for a real shift in perspective for people to incorporate into their lives back home. Guests can find a balance and choice, from strict weight loss diets to indulgent fine-dining, high intensity workouts with Olympic athletes to sleep-inducing Ayurvedic massages; the list goes on.

Covid-19 Safety Measures: The beautiful island of St Lucia has been widely praised for its excellent handling of Covid-19 since the start of the pandemic. It was one of the first in the Caribbean to reopen to tourists on 4th June. The resort, which is Covid-19 certified and reopened on the 1st October, has undertaken rigorous measures to ensure the safety and wellbeing of guests and team members alike. The island has recently been praised for being one of the safest destinations in the world.

For more information, a review request or an interview with Dr Stone, please contact sunsweptresorts@gribbonberry.com

BODYHOLIDAY

BodyHoliday in St Lucia has been a pioneering concept in the hotel industry since it first opened in 1988. Famed for its unique approach to health, fitness and wellbeing BodyHoliday continues to deliver on its promise ‘Give us your body for a week and we’ll give you back your mind’. With its range of treatments, therapies and activities, the 155-room resort offers guests everything from archery to scuba diving, spinning to Pilates, Ayurvedic treatments to Reiki. Visit www.bodyholiday.com.

BodyHoliday holds a number of programmes throughout the year including September Solos, Jive-June, WellFit Families (July-August), WellFit boot camps, October Yoga and Pre-Christmas Restorative Break.

RENDEZVOUS

Rendezvous is the world’s first couples-only all-inclusive boutique resort in the Caribbean. Situated within a seven-acre tropical garden on St Lucia’s north-west coast and located on the island’s longest white sand beach, Rendezvous is owned and operated by the Barnard family who opened their St Lucian family home as a hotel over 40 years ago. Extensively refurbished in 2009, Rendezvous has 100 guestrooms (including 18 new Verandah suites), 2 restaurants and 3 bars, including the recently opened Champagne Bar. Guests can choose from a range of body and beauty treatments at The Spa in the Water Garden. In addition, Rendezvous offers a full-service Caribbean wedding programme. For more information visit www.theromanticholiday.com

 

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