Wellness are actions, situations, and expectations in a healthy sense, which helps to pursue happiness and is the way to find our inner peace. It is an opportunity to grow as a person, share and inspire others. It's a way to find myself.
Wellness is a way to show the best of me. Wellness travel is our passion, our Ikigai, and motivates us to be part of the change and motivate and inspire our clients to make changes or keep their habits through the travels.
Finding a balance allows us to enjoy the journey that we call life. Make changes if they have value for you.
The key tenets of wellness as both preventive and holistic can be traced back to ancient civilizations from the East (India, China) to the West (Greece, Rome). In 19th-century Europe and the United States, a variety of intellectual, religious and medical movements developed in parallel with conventional medicine.
With their focus on holistic and natural approaches, self-healing and preventive care, these movements have provided a firm foundation for wellness today.
Wellness-focused and holistic modalities have gained more visibility since the 1960s/1970s under the writings and thought leadership of an informal network of US physicians and thinkers (such as Halbert Dunn, Jack Travis, Don Ardell, Bill Hettler, and others). As these have evolved, proliferated, and gone mainstream, they have informed the healthy-living, self-help, self-care, fitness, nutrition, diet and spiritual practices that have become a flourishing wellness movement in the 21st century. (Global Wellness Institute)
Wellness tourism brings the promise of combating unwellness embedded in today’s travel and turning it into an opportunity to maintain and improve our holistic health.
Nowadays, more people are understanding the consequences of drastic health affectation because of unhealthy habits such as sedentarism, burnout, chronic stress, and mental disbalance, among others, suffered during the last decade. In addition, the increase in population aging, the excessive costs of healthcare, and the effects of Covid19 bring us a new perspective of life with a new model of self-care through healthy habits, learning strategies to manage stress, anxiety, depression, and more, allow us to find a balance at home and keep this wellbeing when we travel. We can get that across Wellness travel.
Wellness travel is based on two distinct kinds of journeys according to the traveler's motivations:
A primary traveler is a person that seeks a destination and services to offer facilities associated with wellness living.
A secondary traveler is a person interested in improving personal health and wellbeing during their vacation or holiday but is not looking for specific services, just taking advantage of what the destination offers.