Healthy at Home: Helpful Advice from Leading Wellness Resorts

Writer Tama Lung | March 26, 2020

In these uncertain times, as Covid-19 continues to spread and people around the world are forced to live and work in new and unsettling conditions, there’s never been a greater need for health and wellness advice. And while most of us can’t even begin to think about our next wellness retreat, there are a number of retreat providers that are doing their best to bring their expertise to us in the comfort of our own homes.

Canyon Ranch
While Canyon Ranch has temporarily ceased all operations in order to help slow the spread of Covid-19, the pioneering American health resort remains committed to its mission of helping guests to achieve the highest enjoyment of life through healthy living.

“Now more than ever, it’s important to strengthen your immunity. Eat as well as you can. Sleep more. Get movement every day. Our wellness experts want to share their wisdom and guidance with you to help boost your resiliency and chart your course.” 

Simply click on the “Take Charge of Your Wellness” tab on the Canyon Ranch homepage and you’ll be able to access a wide range of content including guided meditations, nutrition advice, functional exercises and advice on how to minimise anxiety from an overload of virus-related news. You can also check out the Canyon Ranch blog for beauty articles and a host of nutritious recipes.

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Gwinganna Lifestyle Retreat
Another wellness resort to make the difficult decision to close temporarily, Australia’s Gwinganna Lifestyle Retreat has established a reputation for transformative retreats that explore nourishment, functional movement, emotional well-being and effective management of lifestyle stress. 

In good news for prior guests and newcomers alike, Gwinganna has created the Wellness at Home online programme to provide anyone, anywhere the tools to integrate its philosophy into their everyday lives.

A single subscription, currently discounted to AU$59.95, includes six months’ access to eight activity videos, six meditation sessions, nine seminars and interviews, and 17 information sheets. The programme was put together by 18 resident experts, with a complementary Wellness at Home book available for AU$39.95.

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SHA Wellness Clinic
“We are all in this together” has become a common refrain during the Covid-19 crisis, and one you can be sure SHA Wellness Clinic has taken to heart. The innovative Spanish wellness resort, whose method combines natural therapies, therapeutic nutrition, preventive medicine, genetics and anti-ageing, is offering free advice, recipes, workout plans and more through its online SHA Magazine. 

Browse the archives or check out the most recent posts, including an explainer on the coronavirus and the power of regenerative therapy to strengthen the immune system. There are also a number of articles relating to Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) by in-house specialist Philippa Harvey.

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Six Senses
This luxury resort and spa chain has always been more than a place to relax and recharge. Its dedication to wellness and sustainability has resulted in a loyal community of guests who are continually seeking to reconnect with themselves, others and the world around them. And it won’t let a global pandemic change that. 

“In these uncertain and confusing times, it’s important to take care of ourselves and our loved ones, and stay connected, even if remotely, with our colleagues, partners and communities,” says CEO Neil Jacobs. 

In addition to reaching out to guests who were forced to cancel upcoming visits, Six Senses is sharing a range of articles, advice, tutorials and more on its website and social media channels. The first online post features tips on how to protect your physical and mental health while working from home, including grounding yoga poses for the whole family.

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