Re-charged at Body Holiday, St Lucia
To be honest I wasn't feeling particularly stressed when I signed up for a 4 day stress busting programme at Body Holiday, St Lucia, it was more the menu of delicious therapies and personal consultations that this particular wellbeing package offered, that appealed to me (there are 8 in total), and I wasn't disappointed. However, just a day and a half in I noticed how much more relaxed, lighter and at ease I felt - something was definitely happening, perhaps I was carrying around more pressure than I had realised?
I am an avid spa lover at home and when travelling and therefore do have high expectations of a good holistic treatment and Body Holiday impressed me on several counts; punctuality considering this is a resort with up to 60 therapists working at any time every session I had started on time, flexibility also with over 200 clients in resort when full and often requiring to change times and/or treatments every request was accommodated professionally and promptly, variety and choice of treatments including western style massages, thalasso therapy, Ayurvedic programmes, fitness work outs, classes from dawn to sunset including Tai Chi, Zumba, yoga, Well fit on the beach etc...and not least the attentive, professional and friendly therapists who delivered personalised treatments focusing on any problem or injured areas and keeping notes and making recommendations for future treatments.
What I really loved about The Body Holiday is that you are in total control of how active or not you will be and the relaxed yet supportive and encouraging approach from the totally passionate and expert wellbeing team. The resort adopts the same approach with the food and beverage offered throughout the resort - nutritious healthy options, decedent naughty but nice deserts, light bites and a la carte fine dining - all delicious! My favourite lunch time spot is the Deli and I recommend the baby beet salad washed down with a carrot, apple and ginger juice...which then made me feel absolutely deserving of an a La carte meal at the award winning Tao restaurant in the evening, where east west fusion is on offer with quality world class wines.
I do strive to live a balanced lifestyle and Body Holiday supports this totally - offering a holiday that takes care of both body and mind by providing choice, expertise and in a very relaxed atmosphere - a combination that will most definitely have me checking myself in from time to time to inspire and rejuvenate!