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One of the fastest-growing health-care professions, osteopathy is a form of therapy that strengthens the back and targets other postural problems through improvement of the lymphatic, nervous, and circulatory systems. Osteopathic technicians and specialists stretch the joints and the muscles as well as massage them to help the body heal itself. An osteopathic retreat is a type of wellness retreat that provides benefits to travellers that may be suffering from an affliction that concerns the muscles, bones, and joints, such as lower back pain. This type of retreat may also prove beneficial to athletes and active travellers so they can keep their bodies in peak condition. Here are five superstar standout retreats centred around osteopathic treatments! 

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There’s never been a better time to plan a corporate wellness retreat for your team. These retreats help your team members feel more valued, as well as make it easier to facilitate open communication and idea sharing! No matter the duration or location of your retreat, let your team know how much they mean to you while giving them the break they deserve! Get some inspiration from our most popular types of wellness retreats here! 

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Feeling a little bit stuck or drained at work? It’s more common than you think - a 2021 report by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) found that almost one million British people reported work-related stress, depression, or anxiety. Burnout can be an inevitable part of working that affects everyone from time to time, but it’s the response to these feelings that can make or break your work-life balance for months to come. Without the opportunity to reset and take care of your body, there can be severe implications on your stress levels, sleep cycle, relationships, and mood. Here are a few ways a wellness holiday, no matter how brief, can improve your performance on the job! 

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Today we’re going to be looking at some of the best mental health retreats around the world for men. Primarily, how they might be able help you or someone close to you recover from or tackle any mental health issues they may be dealing with, for a brighter, healthier future. Did you know, The Mental Health Foundation found that in England around 1 in 8 men suffer from common mental health issues such as depression, anxiety, panic disorder or obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD)? 

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Dr. Vicente Mera is the head of Internal Medicine and Anti-ageing at the SHA Wellness Clinic as a specialist in the ageing process, Dr. Mera has been a key figure in developing the Healthy Ageing Men and Healthy Ageing Women retreats that focus on healthy and graceful ageing. We had the privilege of speaking to him to learn more about him, his process and the healthy ageing retreats at SHA Wellness Clinic. 

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Portugal thrives on its rich history, traditional culture and warm climate. It is also home to an array of vibrant towns, beautiful beaches and distinctive landscapes, making it an idyllic destination to embark on a valuable healthy break. Portugal sets a unique motivational tone which is perfect for challenging yourself to reach those top fitness goals, try a new sport or even enjoy some healthy family activities. Keep on reading to discover some of the best active holidays in Portugal and all of the great healthy benefits and experiences on offer! 

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Hiking & Trekking breaks are some of the best opportunities you will come across to experience rewarding fitness excursions, alongside endless breath-taking natural beauty. Many people tend to take shorter hiking breaks so that they don’t get too tired or burnt-out from lots of walking over a longer stint. However, being able to combine an active holiday with refreshing holistic activities and wellness treatments offers the perfect healthy balance. Take a look at some of our favourite hiking breaks around the world, uniquely designed to leave your mind, body and soul feeling enriched and craving more of the same for years to come! 

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Many of us tend to overlook the fact that the average person will spend around a third of their life at work or in the office. So, being able to recognise how we can take care of ourselves before we leave for work and during our day is very important when keeping us healthy and on top of our game in the workplace. Here we will look at some practical ways that you can incorporate wellness into your daily routine from some key health aspects, which will help keep your mind and body healthy for years to come! 

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With one in three people now prioritising wellness on holiday* and a five-fold increase in Google searches for ‘solo female travel’* in the last five years, it's safe to say that there's a demand for all-encompassing wellness retreats that cater to women's needs. With this in mind, we've rounded up our best women's wellness retreats for those looking to book a well-deserved wellness break in 2022. From relaxing on the glistening shores of the Algarve with an immersive yoga experience, to increasing your fitness on an intensive bootcamp overlooking the striking Thai mountains, these exclusive health and fitness retreats are guaranteed to enlighten and empower every woman.  

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Some things never go bad - a fresh jar of honey, an aged wine, and - arguably the most important - our chance to have enriching and exciting experiences! With our signature selection of fitness holidays there’s an active retreat tailored to you and your needs just waiting to be booked! You only live once, and there’s a world of invigorating and awe-inspiring places to see, people to meet and unique experiences to savour! Here are our top selections for the best active holidays for travellers over 50! 

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It is so often that we hear of people taking “mental health” days or breaks - but what does this actually mean? For some, this can mean a relaxing day on the couch or a simple day off! At Health and Fitness Travel, our wellness holidays are structured and are multi-faceted. The purpose of a mental health retreat is to detoxify the mind and body of stress and tension, and each element of our retreats has a significant effect on your mental health.  

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