From medical spas to mindfulness retreats and soothing sunshine to seas that beg you to take a dip in, the island of Tenerife has long been a welcoming retreat for those in search of a rejuvenating break.
It isn’t just the dedicated services that are provided for travellers in need of a therapeutic and revitalising trip, but the natural surroundings that prove to be a popular way for visitors to relieve their stresses, too. The seemingly constant sun-drenched environs of the Canary Islands have always been a huge draw for tourists, especially from less sunny parts of the world such as the UK, and it’s this hit of vitamin D, coupled with long, bright days and consistent temperate climes that keeps them coming back for more.
Thanks to the natural resources of its ecosystem and climatology, the Canary Islands offer a wide range of therapies and activities aimed at physical, emotional and psychological well-being. A positive environment is a sure-fire way to relive any tensions, and the promise of a refreshing sea swim and soothing sea air at the beach; a peaceful pine or laurel forest to wander around and a volcano to scale is sure to attract any nature lover and person in need of a wellness break to Tenerife.
Providing the perfect place to reboot your body and soul and regain peace and serenity, while disconnecting from your routine and pampering and recovering your physical and mental state, Tenerife has everything you need to offer you experiences in which disconnection, relaxation and personal care are the absolute priority. The island offers restorative activities to recover your inner self via natural resources and treatments which embrace those elements such as algotherapy, aloe therapy, thalassotherapy, detox programmes, mindfulness, yoga and forest baths.
In Tenerife, you can take part in a wide range of outdoor activities all year round including tennis, golf, biking, hiking, running, all kinds of water sports, and boat trips, and when you need something a little less physical, the island boasts an array of dedicated retreats including mindfulness, forest bathing, yoga and emotional detox retreats.
And you will, no doubt, be reassured to read that most four and five-star accommodation in Tenerife have magnificent spas to relax and unwind in with many of them offering plenty of health and beauty treatments as well as a range of top-notch facilities. If you want to take it further and make the most of your stay to invest in your health under the supervision of medical professionals, you can choose from a selection of hotels offering medical spas with a range of treatment options to suit your needs.
The Spawellplus company, specialising in wellbeing and beauty, has ten spas inspired by the feng shui philosophy and located in a selection of delightful hotels on Tenerife. These centres are equipped with spacious facilities and a select catalogue of treatments which invite you to connect with peace and with your five senses. Spawellplus also benefits from a prestigious medical and beauty team of physiotherapists, nutritionists, osteopaths, therapists and beauty consultants committed to giving a service of excellence, so you know that you will be in good hands when you visit.
Océano Health Spa Hotel is another place that provides the perfect arena in which to rejuvenate. The welcoming atmosphere of the hotel, generously equipped with plenty of space and public areas such as the roof terrace as well as a spacious sunbathing lawn, fresh air and the sea view rooms, all with balconies, allow plenty of privacy and lasting relaxation.
If you’re in need of a week-long weight loss or detox plan, then Hotel Bótanico’s Slim and Wellness programme could be just the thing you are looking for. Professionals prepare a daily healthy menu to assist with detox or weight loss alongside treatments in the luxurious Oriental Spa Garden that help in the toning and remodelling of your body. Expect to stay in a deluxe room with enviable views, access to a walking and activity programme, and help from a nutritionist with body analysis and more.
In addition to the above, another specialist company that is worth seeking out on the island is Mbestcare, which offers visitors an individual whole-body improvement plan (physical, mental and spiritual). Relaxation, happiness and balance are ever present in the wide range of therapies and services which will improve your quality of life, and these include meditation, yoga, mindfulness, chi kung, detox and healthy habits.
The Canary Islands are probably one of the safest places at the moment in Europe, the island authorities have made great efforts to contain the pandemic. Tenerife is a safe destination; the infrastructure of the island is solid, and its hospitals and medical centres are filled with qualified professionals. All you have to do as a visitor is respect the rules that are in place and you are sure to enjoy your time there and return home an improved version of yourself.