This week I am thrilled to welcome back the lovely Emma Richings of Travel Counsellors as my guest blogger. Emma has written for me in the past, when she explored tips for a stress free holiday. This time around she is giving her advice on a wonderful range of fab holidays that in themselves promote wellness – (do make sure you read to the end for the opportunity to win Emma’s fab GIVEWAY…)


It’s no wonder with the stresses of modern day living that the demand for wellness holidays is on the increase. A wellness break can address multiple issues. Aside of stress it can assist with sleep, dealing with hormonal imbalances, diet and exercise. Whether you’re facing emotional or physical challenges it allows for healing away from the daily demands of your busy life.


Furthermore, connecting with people is key to our mental health. A holiday allows time to reconnect with loved ones, friends and family. It also allows an opportunity to meet new people and build relationships.


Wellness holidays can take many different guises and encompass various options. The number of destinations to offer this type of holiday has grown exponentially, so there are now options available throughout the world.


Taking responsibility for your health is one of the best investments we can make in ourselves, so what are you waiting for?



Perhaps the most well-known type of wellness holiday, a yoga retreat allows you to explore the spiritual side linked to meditation. Combining a healthy diet, along with yoga and meditation and perhaps treatments in the spa, allows you to relax and restore calm to your body and mind. Whether you would like to try yoga for the first time or you have been practising for years, there’s an option for you. Choose a luxury spa hotel with yoga programmes or a specific yoga retreat there are so many options around the world.




Spending time in green spaces is great for mental wellbeing. These areas are becoming less and less accessible, especially to those living in cities. Being in nature improves creativity and problem solving. It can help with depression and reduce anxiety. So what better way than getting back to nature and embracing the great outdoors. There’s some fantastic scenery to explore in Europe. Whether you’re looking for gentle strolls, exhilarating hikes or perhaps cycling there are lots of options available. Or closer to home, how about a specially designed holiday visiting gardens?








We probably all know that exercise helps with concentration, memory, learning and creativity. Physical activity releases endorphins which helps boost our mood. However all too often it’s difficult to incorporate in to our daily routine. More and more people no longer want to fly and flop, but wish to include something active in their holiday. From transformative retreats that include personal training sessions and energising outdoor activities, along with a bespoke nutrition plan to holidays including sports on land and in the water or perhaps just a hotel that offers a state of the art gym it’s really possible to travel to most places and be active. If you can drag yourself away from the sunbed and cocktails of course!



It’s positive for your well-being to do something that makes you feel good. You may not have time to dedicate to this in everyday life, so a holiday dedicated to your passion is fantastic for your wellness. Learning a new skill can offer a sense of achievement and sometimes confidence too. You might not have found the thing you enjoy yet, so it’s a great opportunity to dedicate some time to trying. There are a range of holidays available dedicated to special interest such as art, cookery, photography, golf and music to name a few.



Win a £100 voucher to use against your next wellness holiday (T&C’s apply)…


All you need to do to be in with a chance of winning is subscribe to my mailing list to receive information regarding news and offers. Email emma.richings@travelcounsellors.com with your full name, email address and phone number. The winner will be chosen at random and notified 31 May 2019. Do click on the video below to hear Emma tell you a little more about this…



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