There is a growing trend of “wellness tourism in Bali,” which refers to the intentional promotion of one’s mental and physical health via means such as rest and preventative medicine. To recover from the stresses of daily life while partaking in the customs associated with a Balinese vacation.
Any of these sound familiar?
- You’ve found a dead-end job, where you’re trapped with a supervisor that drives you crazy, and where you dread coming to work each day.
- You’ve been considering telling your partner you want a divorce ever since the romance, spontaneity, and shared interests faded and you became a pair who just put up with one another.
- You have never experienced what it’s like to enjoy life on your own terms, to be liberated, or to do whatever you like, whenever you please.
- You feel sleepy and lethargic all the time, and you wonder whether that will ever improve.
- You want self-love, which entails accepting your own bumps and blemishes. Your quest to improve yourself has been hampered by a lack of self-awareness.
- No one thought you may have a heart attack. You are in the worst condition of your life; you lack self-control and are continuously panting for air.
- Anxiety has set in since you stumbled across a lump beneath your right breast and have been going back and forth between hospitals to consult with oncologists for second views.
- While your life has been “perked up” with sports vehicles and extramarital relationships, you still find yourself sad and alone.
- You are not only in denial, but you also mistakenly believe that a “mid-life crisis” is a cocktail.
Wellness tourism in Bali may be the ideal way to improve your life if you can relate to any of the following descriptions. Destinations in Bali provide lodgings, amenities, health specialists, and vacation activity programs that are analogous to mental and physical healing activities, so not only will you add adventure to your life, but you will also improve it.
There are two types of wellness tourism:
- Inner wellness tourism
- Physical wellness tourism
Inner wellness tourism focuses on enhancing the emotional, intellectual and spiritual well-being of travelers.
Physical wellness tourism includes visits to a spa and a variety of treatments, like detoxification, beauty treatments, massages, and thalassotherapy.
Examples of inner and physical wellness tourism
Inner Wellness Tourism
Meditation, mindfulness training
Transition Therapy (job loss, divorce)
Physical Wellness tourism
Relaxing spa, yoga, and meditation sessions, as well as outdoor fitness and athletic events like surfing and volcano hiking are often made available to foreign residents and tourists, along with a nutritionist to assist them stick to their diet plans.
Transition Therapy (Divorce, job loss, etc.)
Group retreats before a divorce, counseling, coaching, post-divorce sorrow, and other traumatic experiences are all challenging. Grief, emotional anguish, guilt, loss of trust and confidence, loss of friends, social shame, financial impact, loss of property, psychological impacts on children (if any), health repercussions of stress, insomnia, anxiety of the future, and other symptoms are all prevalent after a divorce.
Digging oneself out of a hole is harder the longer you fret about the future and ignore the present. Yet you have to take a break from digging long enough to realize that you are, in fact, in a hole. Important decisions should be put on hold until the source of the issue has been determined.
It’s common for people who divorce on the spur of the moment to later second-guess their choice, thinking that maybe their difficulties weren’t as severe as they first thought and that they should have fought harder to save the marriage.
You thought breaking up with your partner would set you free, but instead you feel trapped and lost.
That’s all true, but there are certain situations in which divorce seems to be the only option, offering a quick and relatively painless way out of a bad marriage without having to make any final decisions or face any repercussions.
However, when a divorce is announced, it’s common for loved ones to choose a side, whether out of tiredness or fear, rather than be present for both parties, listen, and validate their emotions.
Examples of Wellness Tourism in Bali
Ayurveda Massage begins with the Chantin Mantra healing sound of the quantum theta wave, which promotes balanced physical, mental, and spiritual deep relaxation, allowing Balinese Ayurveda therapists to deliver altruistic care that promotes genuine health and wellbeing with compassion and empathy.
Floatation therapy begins by floating on surface of Infinity pools, supported by and rocked side to side with the frequency as in the womb, this treatment is aimed at facilitating total relaxation as in the womb. About a quarter of guests experience re-birthing that is healing with memories of the beauty and happiness of childhood.
Daily Sunrise Yoga, Pranayama as well as Meditation, respectively enhancing blood circulation, efficient oxygen inhalation and toxins exhalation as well as meditative detox of the Body, mind and soul with gratitude to family, colleagues and friends, mindfully making positive resolutions for the day ahead
A two-step mindful meditation and visualization process towards de-stressing and self-healing, comprising making a one-liner list of each positive experience of life, creating on a single page a spectrum of some twenty memories of your life’s fulfilment, contentment, beauty and joy. This provides the frame against which one can find the inner strength to let go of any problems, conflicts, and trauma you may experience. The nirvana sanctuary’s are considered by local spiritual healers and visiting Tibetan monks to be a sacred site. This energy flows to a “healing” Banyan Tree. Many participants report understanding and embracing what the past, overcoming the anger and negative memories with logic and finding the willpower to liberate and move forward to a new beginning in peace compassion and harmony.
A resort some time ago came up with a Divorce Wellness Retreat for 5 Nights. Two of the seven couples who signed up had already filed for divorce, and the other five were seriously considering it. They started the day with a sunrise yoga session and an Ayurvedic health consultation. All three meals—breakfast, lunch, and dinner—could be enjoyed privately, either by yourself or with your partner, away from the other retreat attendees. Sailing with dolphins on a traditional jukung, trekking through rice fields, learning about Balinese culture, visiting temples, and other excursions could be enjoyed singly or as a couple.
In addition to a sunset meditation, the retreat included Ayurvedic treatments, beauty spa therapies, pranayama, and meditations. It’s also worth noting that everyone who participated in the study felt their massage at was the most healing, compassionate, and caring massage they’d ever received.
The highlight of the retreat was a group dinner where everyone shared the story of how they met, how their feelings developed, and the exact moment they knew they wanted to spend the rest of their lives with the person they were talking to. It was amazing to see each of the 14 people open up in turn; it was clearly an emotional time for everyone involved, as evidenced by the many tears shed. The women spent far more time at Ayurvedic spas during the day than the men did, but by evening everyone looked relaxed and confident, and they were all dressed to the nines. Some couples dined separately at first, but by the third day, nearly everyone was enjoying meals together under the stars in front of a breathtaking panorama of the Bali Sea, rice paddies, and vineyards. On the final night, everyone shared their impressions of the experience and how it had changed them. More than half of the participants said they began to second-guess their divorce after they spoke publicly for the first time to strangers about the happiness, dreams, and hopes they once had together. There were three sets of partners who put off divorce for the time being. At least two couples couldn’t make up their minds and asked to be left alone to deliberate. None of the seven marriages ended because of interference from a third party. By the third day of the retreat, everyone seemed to have rekindled their affection, reaching out and gently touching one another and even holding hands.
There were no fights between the seven couples, and many of them said they were rethinking divorces as a result of the retreat. Three of the participants said that “everything” had made them feel that life was beautiful, including the magical environment, compassion, love, the hospitality and service of the Balinese staff, especially the spa therapists.
If you and your spouse are on the verge of divorce, it can greatly improve your lives if you both take part in a holistic wellness retreat where you are free to do whatever you please and where you both learn to appreciate your own inner and outer beauty. Before you hire lawyers, pay court costs, file fees, and make things ugly during your divorce, consider attending a divorce retreat to clear your head and heart. If you and your spouse attend a holistic wellness retreat before filing for divorce, complete with a do-as-you-please schedule, you will both benefit greatly from the experience, and you will be able to approach the divorce with clearer heads and more self-assurance.
There are Bali’s resorts that teach people the latest developments in the art and science of physical, psychological, and spiritual innovation with the goal of increasing your awareness, channeling your inner energy, embracing your own health and healing, and extending your life expectancy. They’ve developed novel approaches to enhancing the therapeutic value of Ayurveda, yoga, meditation, pranayama, naturopathy, nutrition, detox, and recreational pursuits like Shinrin-yoku therapy, and eco- and culture-based travel.
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