Find Your Perfect Post Lockdown Retreat
Whatever the last few months of lockdown have looked like for you, there’s no denying that most of us are in need of a well-deserved break. As the world slowly starts to open up, the question on The Good Index team’s lips is ‘what IS the perfect post lockdown holiday’? A pamper weekend with the besties we haven’t caught up with for months? A silent retreat to take some time to ourselves after sharing space with beloved (but noisy!) family members? Or a fitness focused retreat to kickstart our health regime?
For those pondering the same, we’ve broken down our range of stunning retreats into neat categories to help you find your perfect post lockdown retreat….
Spent lockdown in desperate need of a massage, facial or beauty treatment? Struggling to book an appointment now the real world is kicking back in? Well, why not kill two birds with one stone and book yourself in for a weekend of pamper and relaxation at one of Australia’s stunning retreats. Relax in award winning spa facilities complete with infrared saunas, steam rooms and stunning outdoor pools, plus Australia’s best beauty therapists on call. Book in for your favourite treatments, plus a few new ones for good measure. Ever tried a Kahuna head massage, reflexology or hydrotherapy? Well now’s your chance. Check out Gwinganna Lifestyle Retreat for their sublime Crystal Steam Room and heavenly ‘Intuitive Massage’….you’ll leave feeling like a million dollars.
We’re all creatures of habit and getting back to the grindstone of regular exercise is a tough ask after a few month’s break. If you’re looking for a little motivation to kickstart your regime then a fitness focused retreat could be exactly what you’ve been looking for. Retreats such as the stunning Elysia Wellness Retreat offer a full a full program of low, medium or high intensity movement activities as well as daily stretch and mobility classes so that all the thinking is done for you. Even better, with offerings such as deep water running, indoor hockey, yoga, badminton, water polo and volleyball alongside some of the more traditional gym workouts, you may fall in love with a whole new sport.
In a similar vein, if you’d rather focus on your health by taking a more considered approach to what you put into your body, a detox retreat is the perfect place to start. Detox retreats take many forms but most focus on removal of inflammatory substances from the diet (i.e. caffeine or gluten) and removal of toxins from the body via saunas or treatments. For example, Natural Instinct Healing offer a ‘7 night Fasting Detox Retreat’ including fresh juices, coconut water, broth soup, and herbal teas (local organic produce used wherever possible), liver flush, colon cleansing, detoxification massages, and steam, sauna and plunge pool sessions.
You may have spent significantly more time than usual with your other half over the lockdown period but with the stressors of health and finances over the last year, it may not have been quality time. Retreats provide a rare chance to spend dedicated time with your significant other, focus on your relationship and spend precious time with each other away from life’s stressors. Couple’s retreats can take many different forms – some feel like a romantic holiday (such as Crystal Creek Rainforest Retreat) , some encourage you to push your boundaries and see a new side of each other through a range of activities and workshops (such as The Love Life Couples Retreat), and others focus on counselling, overcoming issues and rebuilding relationships (such as Heart Connection).
Not found the right retreat for you? Check out our wider range of retreats including Eco, Health Professionals, Mental Wellbeing and Verified retreats that our team have visited and reviewed….
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