A day at the spa can’t compare to a whole vacation totally dedicated to your health and wellness. And forget the high priced resorts that serve up their weak attempt at relaxation. Grab your best gal pals and create your own detox spa retreat that fits your style in a spa-ready vacation home. Here are some great how-to tips for creating a custom detox vacation.
Start with a great place to relax. This luxury vacation home is paradise on the beach. It has absolutely everything you need to make your detox retreat a real treat. You’ll have 8 bedrooms and 8 full baths. Everyone can have her own private space or bunk together and invite 20 of your besties. There really is room for all.
A detox retreat has 3 elements: detoxing foods, detoxing treatments, and detoxing activities. These are easy to plan and prepare for and much more effective when they are tailored to your special needs. Start in the kitchen. Plan for a breakfast of green smoothies, a lunch of raw salads, and finish the days with healthy grilled dinners of lean protein and in-season veggies. The gourmet kitchen is ripe and ready for you. Two full refrigerators offer plenty of room for all those fresh foods. If you opt to bake whole grains, dual ovens mean you can cook for the whole crew. The dining room, bar, and breakfast nook provide seating for 22! This is the space for getting your spa food munch on!
The best detox treatments come from nature. Grab a jar of natural bentonite clay and some raw apple cider vinegar from the health food store to make simple and effective masks and packs for the hair and skin. Lay out on one of the many balcony decks and soak up some Vitamin D. Want some more natural detox? Slough off dead skin cells and get blood rushing to the skin with an “old fashioned microderm” on the beach: take a roll in the salty sand. You’ll have miles and miles of gorgeous beach to enjoy, so incorporate it into your retreat.
The best detoxing activities get the lymphatic system moving. Get some cardio by taking a run on the beach or a hike to one of North Carolina’s historic light houses.
Take a dip in one of the healthy bodies of water onsite. You’ll be chlorine free swimming in the ocean or in the saltwater pool. Hot and cold hydrotherapy is all the rage lately. Create your own hot spot in the hot tub.
Whatever healthy activities you can dream up you can add to your celebration of wellness. After all, this is your vacation to spend how you want to.