Why Visit a Wellness Retreat in Sri Lanka to Relieve Stress?

According to Cleveland Clinic, stress is a reaction the body has when changes or challenges occur, resulting in physical, emotional and intellectual responses. But do not fear, stress is a normal reaction and the body is even designed to experience this!

Think of a time you have been extremely stressed (it might even be right now), what was/is the cause of it? You might realize that the reason you were stressed 5 years back may not be the reason you were stressed yesterday, but it all comes under the umbrella term of ‘stress’. There are many various causes of stress such as financial troubles, meeting work/academic deadlines, health concerns, lack of control, lack of support and much more. Therefore although people may not be able to relate to your exact cause of stress, you can be assured that everyone could relate to your stress as they would have experienced it to some extent.

However, even though it is a normal bodily reaction, this does not mean that stress is healthy and should be encouraged. There are many negative consequences of facing stress for prolonged periods. Examples of such effects on the body include high blood pressure, migraines, heart problems, diabetes, skin conditions, asthma, arthritis and so much more. Stress could also impact your mental health as it might trigger anxiety disorders, depression and anger outbursts. Additionally, stress will also limit your ability to enjoy other aspects of life, thus hindering your social life and maybe even impacting your behavior as you become more conscious of dealing with the stress rather than being you!

Fortunately, there are many ways you can relieve this stress so that you do not let it consume every part of you. But as with most things, the first step is to accept that you are stressed and acknowledge the negative impacts of it. Once you have done that, the hardest bit is over as you will have plenty of options to choose from to relieve your stress. Meditation, exercise, yoga and engaging in hobbies are some of the common ways to relieve your stress.

One great way to relieve your stress is by taking some time off and staying at a wellness retreat in one of the most beautiful countries, Sri Lanka. Sri Lanka is a popular tourist destination and Sri Lankans are known for their hospitality and willingness to go out of their way to help you. So if you are looking for a stress-free vacation, Sri Lanka is an ideal island for it as it’s well versed in making tourists feel comfortable.

Here are our top 5 reasons how staying at one of the best wellness retreats in Sri Lanka can help relieve your stress

1. Luxury Comforts

Booking a stay at a wellness resort also means that you are booking yourself a stay that is luxurious but also comfortable. The design and architecture of the resort are intentionally planned to provide you with the perfect balance of indulgence and a feeling of home and this is reflected throughout the resort. The pristine pool, comfortable bedrooms and a relaxed and luxurious lifestyle are a part of the package that will help you relieve your stress.

2. Wellness programs

In addition to the luxurious surrounding, many programs are offered at these resorts that will focus on relieving your stress. These include spa treatments, meditation and yoga. Ayurveda, which is a type of medicine that has been developed in South Asia and practiced in Sri Lanka for more than 3000 years is also known for its numerous benefits on one’s health. The incorporation of Ayurvedic treatments in wellness resorts will enhance your journey to relieving your stress.

3. Delectable cuisine

Unlike the usual 5-star hotel vacations you might book a stay in, wellness resorts aim to provide a holistic wellness experience. This means that the cuisine that is offered is not your usual greasy bacon and cheesy omelettes kind of breakfast, but rather a nutritious and healthy meal that would also complement your goal of relieving stress. However, do not be mistaken that this would compromise on your receiving delectable and mouthwatering food because the dishes are prepared with ingredients picked from the resort’s very own garden and the meals will definitely be Michelin-star worthy!

4. Natural surrounding

You might have heard people mention how nature is the best healer and can be therapeutic. Well, there actually is scientific truth to this. Sri Lanka is blessed with an abundance of natural beauty, and wellness resorts have taken advantage of that by using the natural beauty to complement their aesthetic instead of destroying it for industrialization. Therefore you can be assured that your stay will be surrounded by a picturesque view with sounds of a nearby gushing stream.

5. Recreational activities

Another way to relieve your stress is by taking part in various hobbies or recreational activities. Fortunately for you, this can be done at the wellness resort itself. Most wellness resorts in Sri Lanka offer various recreational activities such as hikes and treks, village visits, group yoga and even the odd adventure sports such as rafting and zip-lining.

A wellness resort provides a holistic way to help you relieve your stress for whatever the cause might be as it offers luxurious comfort, wellness programs, delectable cuisine, natural surrounding and recreational activities. Thus creating the perfect atmosphere to help you relieve your stress!

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