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The best wellness retreats in September

Most over massage, there’s a new kid in town. It’s wellness. These are the best wellness retreats coming up in September 2017. Designed to boost wellbeing, increase fitness and restore your mind, body and spirit, spas are really tackling some of the big issues facing people in today’s stressful world. These therapies often deliver life-changing results for a happier, healthier life. All of these events and programmes are scheduled to take place in September this year. But often run throughout the year. This is just a taster of what’s available at your local spa. From sleep and stress to gait, posture and gut health, discover why health is the new wealth at a spa near you. The best wellness retreats: Sleep Sleep. It’s an essential element of life and helps to maintain our mental health and physical wellbeing. But for many people it remains one of life’s greatest challenges. Restless nights, poor sleep or tossing and turning until the birdsong of dawn leads to long, difficult days at work and a sluggish body and foggy …

Health Checks at Macdonald Hotels

Macdonald Hotels has launched new Vital Health & Wellbeing Checks, available at 17 Macdonald Spa Hotels nationwide.  It is one of the first hotel groups to introduce the checks which begin with an initial consultation, during which the expert team will go through a 1-2-1 Lifestyle Review.  This covers areas such as stress, nutrition, drinking habits, smoking, activity levels and most importantly talk through current health status, wellness goals and motivation. The physical checks test blood pressure, resting heart rate, body mass index (BMI), body fat percentage, Peak Flow lung function, flexibility and aerobic fitness. Assessment results and responses to lifestyle questionnaires are evaluated against the national average and presented in a report format with a traffic light system. It’s from this report that goals and objectives are set. The programme includes an initial twelve week review, followed by 6 monthly progress updates and motivational boosts such as detailed graphs that show positive improvements and the chance to discuss areas that might be more of a challenge or need tweaking. Joining concepts of health check, …