Looking for a great spa that uses natural products and doesn’t exchange your good health for the Earths?
Eco spas are rapidly becoming the health centres of choice for environmentally conscious consumers, and more are opening every day it seems.
For an idea of what to look for in an eco spa, check out this list of four of the best.
Located on the side of Mount Batukaru on the Indonesian island of Bali, this isn’t a day spa but a pamper weekend full of adventure. Lodging is in indigenous-built bungalows, and the Bali rainforest is minutes away, making this a great place for relaxing spa treatments and guided adventures. The food is grown on the premises in organic gardens, which are open to your delight. You’ll find plenty to do with a profusion of native ceremonies to attend and workshops, which will show you the native ways of processing the coconut and many crafts. To deliver this great atmosphere and the best in customer service, the Bali Eco-Lodgehas extremely limited space, so you’ll want to call for reservations in advance.
Six Senses Sanctuary Phuket
As one of the world’s top tourist destinations for its beautiful beaches and natural wonders, you may have guessed that this island off the coast of Thailand would be a premier location for an eco spa. Utilizing the diagnosis and treatments of the thousands of years old Traditional Chinese Medicine, this eco spa seeks to provide an atmosphere and cuisine to nourish and balance the senses. Not only will you leave physically and emotionally refreshed, but you’ll have learned the art of maintaining that balance through workshops on Feng Shui, herbalism, and sustainable living.
Green Bliss Eco Spa
Emphasizing the interconnectedness and interdependence of all things, the practitioners at Green Bliss in Los Angeles seek to both treat and educate their clients with holistic and sustainable practices. Clinics include massage, reflexology, spiritual divination and yoga. You’ll be treated to fantastic meals and teas, where the emphasis is always on local, sustainable, fair trade. A big part of healing the body is in relaxing the mind, and Green Bliss invites many musical artists to provide an atmosphere conducive to well being, including sitar, dulcimer, harp, and other performers. Keep an eye on this eco spa’s events, and enjoy being part of a larger movement to promote environmentally responsible, community-oriented businesses.
Tao Garden Health Spa & Resort
Well-known Grand Master Mantak Chia has a busy schedule year-round, travelling around the world to train students in the arts of Taoist medicine and self-healing. This eco spa lies in the southern Himalayas of northern Thailand, and you’ll have the opportunity to learn a wide variety of healing techniques, from Ayurvedic nutrition to group practice of Qigong. Those with advanced understanding of holistic medicine are offered a special treat. Once or twice a year, Chia takes a select group of visitors into a specially designed cave to stimulate the same spiritual transformation processes undergone by the legendary Taoist Masters.