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8 Benefits of Health Retreats

In today’s fast-paced world, it is so easy to get lost in the daily stresses of life, and they can build up pretty quickly. We are always reachable now on our mobile devices, with a gazillion list of to-do’s that seem never-ending and impossible to accomplish.

By running from errand to errand and being always plugged-in to technology, we rarely give our bodies the break they need to recuperate from the inside out. A retreat can be the perfect opportunity for you to nurture your mind and body to an optimum level of wellness.

It’s a chance to escape in a place and find absolute seclusion from an increasingly busy world and enable you to live a more balanced and healthy life upon your return home.

Retreats can offer myriads of health benefits. I know how important giving our bodies the chance to recharge is, and occasionally escape from the usual environment that we are in. This is why I came up with my Beauty Booty Camp. It is a 5-day blissful escape to Bali Indonesia where you get to experience with me the various healthy indulgences we all deserve.

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No matter what retreat you go on to, the benefits are fantastic! Here are just some of the key benefits of going on retreats:

1. Detox

Is your body telling you that something needs to change? Eating healthy can be a time consuming process that many people admittedly find daunting and difficult to adopt in their daily lifestyle. Many retreats focus on taking care of every aspect of your wellbeing, and it starts with the food you eat to fuel your body. If you go on a retreat, you can expect well thought out meals that are clean, organic, nutritious and delicious. This can be a good jumpstart for most people if they feel unsure in embarking on a path to healthy eating. It can be fun, easy, improve your health and taste amazing!

Fully immersing yourself in a retreat experience really supports long-term change. Sometimes you just have to get out of your current environment to see what needs to shift.

2. Unplug

Retreats temporarily disconnect us from the outside world, as well as from the hold of technology on us, always facing the TV or computer screen and cellphones can potentially take years off your life, and a lot of the time it is not necessary, simply it is just a habit.

Leave your chargers at home, give your eyes a break, and spend some time offline with your thoughts so you can engage truly with your inner self and work on your well being without any distractions.

3. Break from Routine

Routines basically provide structure to daily living. However, some routines you may be caught up in do not serve you. If you are currently not happy with your routine, it is often useful to fully step out side of it and work from the outside in. Monotony can have undesirable effects on your mental and physical health so get out of that cycle that is not serving you. Grab the chance to do something different and learn how to build a life that makes you happier.

4. Exercise

Some of the most willful desires to exercise daily after work, results to nothing when tiredness settles in. Intentions are good but unless you find a way to help yourself physically carry out any activities and workouts, getting fit can be a goal that is never fulfilled. Retreats are an excellent way to learn how to incorporate your fitness goals in your schedule. You can find additional ideas on different and interesting activities at varying levels of intensity (such as yoga, stand-up paddle boarding, or my favorite, a HIIT session when you are short on time). Learn how to make it fun and easy to fit into your daily routine.

5. Connect with Others

Retreats can be a very personal yet a social activity at the same time. Whether you are going on a retreat by yourself, with a friend, or with your family, being surrounded by other like-minded people is sure to invigorate you. Retreats promote a powerful positive atmosphere, which should be taken advantage of. Genuine interaction and laughter can do wonders for your health. You can create new and lifelong friends who will support you in your journey to a new you.

A large contributing factor to why you are where you are today is because of the people you surround yourself with. Do they encourage you, lift you up, support you, inspire you and challenge you to grow and be a better person? Or do they make you just feel comfortable or worse, do the opposite?

As Richard Branson says “The quality of your life is a direct result of the quality of people you surround yourself with.”

So true!  With retreats you are engaging in a community of people who are dedicated to improving their lives and encouraging growth within themselves.

I believe this is one of the most important things to do as humans. To grow ourselves.

6. Pamper Yourself

Retreats provide the perfect excuse and opportunity to indulge in healing massages, facials and the likes. Many retreats have first-rate spa facilities on hand that offer various wellness and beauty treatments to leave you rejuvenated. Giving attention to our outer self can do wonders for our self-confidence! Nothing bad with heading out to the word looking all fabulously refreshed and glowing with vitality, right?

7. Relax and Unwind

As result of being unplugged from all your techy gadgets, you get removed from the everyday demands and distractions. This allows your body to truly relax and unwind. It gives you precious time to do the activities that you have always wanted to do. Sit on a bench, take a walk, go to the beach, read your favorite book, write thoughts into a journal or meditate. Getting away to a more peaceful atmosphere will reduce your stress levels and restore your physical and mental health, creating potential life extension.

8. Get out of Your Head

This is the time to break free from the urbanized jungle that we live and work in. Settle for serenity, calmness and tranquility that nature has to offer.   Allow yourself to enjoy the peaceful atmosphere for it can do wonders in reducing the negative effects of stress in your lives.  A retreat is a delightful booster and a wonderful accelerator to your body and soul. Give yourself the chance to de stress in a calm and beautiful environment, and I’m sure your mind and spirit will thank you for it.

So, whether it is my Beauty Booty Camp or some other retreat that you go on, know that this is one of the best things that you can do for yourself AND for those around you. When you are feeling and looking good you can 100% be a better mother, wife, sister, daughter and friend.

Looking after you equals looking after others!

If you are curious about coming to my next retreat, please view the link below for more information. If it is right for you, I would love to see you there.

http://michelleslayter.com/beauty-booty-camp-promo/

Hugs,
Michelle.xx

6 Responses to 8 Benefits of Health Retreats

  1. Savannah Robinson

    I do my weekly detox bath using epsom salts and baking soda. I know its mostly the perspiration that makes it all so obvious that I’m ridding my body with toxins, but I really do feel the difference with how light and energetic I am compared to when I wasn’t doing the detox baths at all.

    • Gabriella W.

      Yup loving detox bath too. In addition to epsom and baking soda , I put drops of lavender oil and sometimes bath bombs. Heaven in the tub!

  2. Callie Young

    Hey girls, just be cautious with the kind of oils that you use. Lavender in particular should not be applied directly to the skin. Its a potent irritant that may cause dermatitis. Don’t forget to hydrate before and after soaking. I have my pitcher of water on standby near the tub because one time I got so dizzy with the heat, I just felt drained.
    Be lovely and safe!

  3. alaina

    I’ve made lifelong friends when I went to a retreat in Maya Tulum. Not only did I get to keep the experience with me, but I got to bond with , as you say “like minded individuals”. That alone made it all worth it.

  4. Sophie Murphy

    We are renovating the separate garage into a mini retreat room.
    I prefer staycations and having it all in the comfort of my home will make me even rested.
    No need to travel and tire myself out. I guess that’s just me.

  5. Makayla Reed

    Nothing wrong with that! Most people now want to capture the essence of a retreat and keep it close to home. That’s why I love articles like this cuz it gives me ideas.

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