If you’re the type of person who understands the benefits of spas, but tends to go stir crazy within hours of entering one, then you’re really not benefiting from the spa experience. For a spa day, or vacation, to work, you need to be able to relax and let check stress at the door. However, you cannot do that if you’re jittery, or maybe even bored. Ideally, in a spa, you ought to be able to slow down and reflect, cut this doesn’t work for some people. Does this mean that you shouldn’t go to a spa at all? No. It just means you need a different type of spa.
Adventure Spas to the rescue!
Adventure spas are exactly what they sound like—the addition of adventure, sometimes extreme adventure, activities to a regular spa vacation. You can tire yourself out with kayaking, hiking, biking, skiing, snow-shoeing, swimming, rafting, and any number of other outdoorsy and adventure activities before submitting gratefully to the relaxation and rejuvenation part of the experience.
It’s also the perfect answer for couple who want to vacation together, but have radically different ideas of relaxation. While he’s getting the seaweed wrap he needs after putting in 100 hour work weeks and looking after the kids, she could be working her frustration off at having to juggle two jobs and always being the carpool mum by going on a punishing 12 mile hike up a nearly vertical mountain. It’s a win-win situation.
Things you could experience at Adventure Spas:
• The wilderness
If you’re a city person, think about the last time you spent in the wilderness. It’s been a long time, hasn’t it? An adventure spa could help you get back in touch with nature while still offering you the spa-luxuries you have worked hard for. Some adventure spas have their guests stay in luxurious, albeit, canvas tents and conduct all of their therapies and activities outdoors. This could be the perfect way for you to take in the outdoors while also having access to strenuous physical activities and massages.
• The adventure sports
A big part of adventure spas, as we’ve already mentioned, is the opportunity to indulge in adventure sports. Pick a spa depending on the offerings they have. Often, spas in the mountains will have hiking and skiing while more tropical spas may offer deep sea diving or parasailing in addition to runs on the beach. Pick which type of physical activity you would like to indulge in before picking your spa to ensure that you are able to do what you want to do when you get there. Some spas even offer horseback trail rides, overnight camping trips, and climbing, so make sure you go to a place with the activity you want to try.
• The therapies
Different adventure spas offer different therapies, usually things that are local to the region. Whether you want to experience a Glow Rocky Mountain Salt Scrub or a Mississippi mud bath, there are options available to you. Peruse the spa offerings alongside the adventure ones to ensure that you get the best experience possible.
Adventure Spas are a brilliant alternative to regular spas, and have something to offer those of us who want just a little bit more action in our lives. Well, what are you waiting for? Book yourself into an adventure spa today!