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9:00 AM 8th December 2020
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Wellness Getaways for December 2020

UK specialist, Healing Holidays, which contracts exclusively with many of the world’s finest spas and medical clinics, is offering some last-minute getaways for those wanting to restore body, mind & soul ahead of the New Year. Here’s some ideas:

Lefay Resort & Spa Lago di Garda, Italy

Celebrate Christmas overlooking the breathtakingly beautiful Lake Garda at Lefay Resort with a 3-night package. In addition to experiencing a traditional Italian Christmas Eve dinner and Christmas Day lunch, you’ll also enjoy a pampering massage, a session in the salt-water pool, and access to the Spa, which features pools, saunas, a fitness centre and relaxation areas. Prices start at £789pp sharing including transfers, accommodation, breakfast and a 3-night Christmas wellness programme.

Lefay Resort & Spa Dolomiti, Italy
Lefay Dolomiti
Lefay Dolomiti
Lefay’s second location, high up in the Dolomites, offers a special 5-night Christmas stay surrounded by stunning mountain scenery. A relaxing massage, a pampering facial, and a detoxifying body scrub will follow traditional Christmas Eve dinner and Christmas Day lunch, and access to Lefay Dolomiti’s Spa, which includes a fitness centre, saunas and pools, is also included. Prices start at £2,229pp sharing including transfers, accommodation, breakfast and a 5-night Christmas wellness programme.

L’Albereta, Italy

Another Italian gem, L’Albereta is a world away from a typical minimalist spa. Whilst it’s home to the state-of-the-art, multi award-winning Espace Chenot Spa, it also oozes old-time glamour with its historic paintings and frescoes. The resort’s health-promoting programmes are all about boosting your metabolism whilst promoting better ageing and performance - enjoy incredible lymphatic drainage, mud wraps and meridian-boosting jet baths. Prices start at £1,599pp sharing including transfers, accommodation, full board and a 3-night rebalance body & face programme

SHA Wellness Clinic, Spain
SHA
SHA
SHA is tucked away on a hillside overlooking Spain’s southern coast. With its 360-degree approach to wellness it offers a potent combination of natural therapies, first rate nutrition and the latest advancements in Western medicine. This is a serious medical clinic offering a plethora of programmes and medical diagnostics. You can do it all here, from genetic testing or a sleep-recovery programme, to weight-loss and detox, to a “stop smoking” programme. SHA also excels at fitness and has a host of complimentary classes on offer, as well as wonderful walks and hikes and a state-of-the-art gym with the very best trainers.Prices start at £2,299pp sharing including transfers, accommodation, full board and a 4-night rebalance programme

Kagi Spa Island, Maldives
Kagi Ocean Pool Villa
Kagi Ocean Pool Villa
A place that ticks all the tropical boxes with palm-fringed beaches, warm azure waters and everything for idyllic-island living. The luxurious Kagi Spa Island all-villa property delivers delicious pampering treatments alongside dedicated Yoga programmes, and mind-sorting treatments like Chakra balancing and life-coaching. Prices start at £2,449pp sharing including transfers, accommodation, full board and a 7-night stay.

Park Igls, Austria
Park Igls
Park Igls
Anyone looking to meet the New Year feeling refreshed and cleansed should head to Austria and the Park Igls medical clinic for their special 7-night New Year Mayr Detox Programme. It’s a combination of medical testing, nutrition, exercise and various detoxifying treatments, including a full-body exfoliation and a metabolic detox bath which helps the body to rid itself of harmful toxins that may have accumulated over the festive period. Access to the swimming pool & sauna, and participation in group activities & lectures are also included, as is an invitation to the New Year's Eve party, where a delicious Modern Mayr cuisine buffet will be served. Prices start at £2,839pp sharing including transfers, accommodation, full board and a 7-night New Year's wellness programme.

Chenot Weggis, Switzerland
Located at the foot of the Swiss Alps on the shores of Lake Lucerne, Chenot Palace Weggis offers a highly bespoke approach to wellness that combines the principles of traditional Chinese healing with the latest scientific advances in Western medicine within a luxurious environment. It has a medical spa facility of 5000 square metres and 97 luxurious guest rooms fully dedicated to supporting the Chenot Method-based programmes, with outstanding professional excellence at all levels, from hospitality to medical care, with state-of-the-art diagnostics and advanced medical screening tests. Prices start at £6,699pp sharing including transfers, accommodation, full board and a 7-night detox programme