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If you’re in need of a holiday that will make you feel both happier and healthier, a retreat offers a welcome break from the daily grind. Contrary to what you might see on social media it isn’t necessary to take a long haul flight to Indonesia or India to find inner peace, some of the world’s best retreats are actually right here in the UK.
A deep tissue massage in London may be great, but sometimes you want a treatment surrounded by nature. Wellbeing weekend breaks in the UK offer this and much more. From juice detoxes to meditation sessions and yoga lessons, we’ve found the top four retreats that offer the perfect balance between relaxation, exercise and mindfulness.
Simply Healing Detox Retreat
Voted best detox retreat by Vogue, Simply Healing uses local fruit and vegetables from its surrounding West Sussex countryside to create unique juice detoxes for its residents. Alongside this clean diet guests at the retreat can also try colonic hydrotherapy, shamanic healing, hypnotherapy and counselling alongside more classic treatments like massage and facials.
Simply Healing Detox Retreat, Hill House Lane, Rudgwick, West Sussex, RH12 3BD, 01403 822117
Raw Horizons Retreat
Located at Split Farthing Hall in the quiet North Yorkshire countryside, Raw Horizons offers guests gourmet raw food, detox juices and Kundalini yoga lessons. A women-only organisation, it’s the perfect place for those taking their first steps into the world of retreats. Counselling workshops and mindfulness classes are just some of the highlights at this rejuvenating destination.
Raw Horizons Retreat, Split Farthing Hall, Bagby, Thirsk, North Yorkshire, YO7 2AF, 01845 597 041
If your last full body massage in London left you wanting to delve deeper into the world of wellbeing, head to Yeotown in North Devon. This coastal getaway offers a great mix of physical exercises like hiking and boxing alongside cookery lessons, nutritional talks, yoga and massage treatments. All food served is gluten, dairy and meat free, offering your body the perfect chance to renew itself.
Yeotown, Snapper, Devon, EX32 7JY, 01271 343 803
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Hidden within the South Downs national park is Tilton House, a retreat that offers lush greenery, a cedar wood sauna and a huge fire pit to enjoy in the evenings. One of the country’s most famous wellbeing getaways, each week a different name from the health community comes to Tilton to share their knowledge at tailored events. Massage services, mindfulness sessions and sound healing all come as standard here.
Tilton House, Firle, East Sussex BN8 6LL, 01323 811 570