Wellness Resorts & Spa in Israel – Le’Chaim to Good Health!
BY Lee Saunders DATE 13/12/2018
While Israel is considered as one of the world’s top destinations for medical tourism, according to medical publishers Patients Beyond Borders, the country is attracting more and more tourists keen to escape the daily strains, pressures and anxieties of modern life and
experience overall good health and well-being.
It comes as little surprise that ‘wellness tourism’ is one of the fastest growing segments in the tourism sector – estimated to be a US$500 billion market – according to Lonely Planet and a study by the Global Wellness Tourism Congress. From spas to jacuzzis, massages to Turkish baths, healthy living has never been so rewarding- and available.
Look After Yourself on the Road
In Israel, where shirtless volleyball players and joggers at dawn stop to use the free beachside gyms, tourists can also retain a healthy lifestyle when travelling. What can be more relaxing after a day of exploring, learning and sight-seeing, than unwinding in a spa. With the power to cleanse the body, invigorate the soul and silence the mind, there are a number of first-rate spas around Israel to experience, and with spectacular views to relish.
Revived and Recharged
Overlooking the tranquil Mediterranean Sea, Spa Accadia at the Dan Accadia Herzliya offers an idyllic spa and a range of jacuzzi suites to relieve your stress and recharge your batteries. Whether you opt for a relaxing Ayurvedic or deep tissue massage, there are many pampering treatments to leave you feeling ready to go. If a picturesque view of vineyards takes your fancy, then look no further than the unique Yama Wine Spa, an oasis in Zikhron Ya’akov, a town in the heart of the ’Israeli Riviera.’ Vinotherapy – a beauty therapy process using the residue of wine – is one of the central themes at this family-run spa, where you can enjoy a luxurious massage of grape seed and Dead Sea Salt scrubs and vinotherapy body wraps, as you naturally unwind at the southern tip of the Carmel mountains. Kicking back and unwinding is all the rage at the Dan Jerusalem, where guests take advantage of the many soothing treatment rooms, the largest indoor pool and yoga classes to feel energized for exploring the timeless streets of the nearby Old City.
In the ancient northern city of Akko, Ghattas Turkish Bath is the largest functioning Turkish bath and one of the most precious and relaxing experiences to savor. Housed in an original Ottoman building, this hammam has been restored to its authentic state, as you will be after thorough, professional and high quality massages on hot rock beds.
Nature’s Best Tonics
Floating in the tranquil relaxation pools at Eilat’s Dolphin Reef offers a unique experience to take in the sounds of waterfalls and calming underwater music and let any tension and worries drift out over the Red Sea. What these pools do for your mind, the Dead Sea does to your body. Within a hot stone’s throw of Jerusalem, the Dead Sea – arguably the world’s most natural health clinic – retains an almost mythical status, continuing to attract tourists of all ages, aches and pains, and from all corners of the globe. Head to Kalia Beach, the most northern Dead Sea beach, for the mandatory selfie baked in mud with Dead Sea masks and tap into the magical qualities of the healing minerals before you return, smoothly and refreshed to the daily grind. The thermo-mineral pools at Ga’ash Baths and Spa will introduce your body to a whole new world of indulgence. Situated at Kibbutz Ga’ash, near the coastal city of Netanya, you can feel your anxieties ebb away in the four pools and allow your skin to benefit from a water massage from streams rich in the well-known treasure that is sulfur.
While the ‘wellness; industry has exploded in recent years, the Dan Hotels’ commitment to providing the most serene, relaxing and effortless vacation experience is flawless. Having invested in modernizing and refurbishing its spa facilities, some of the most relaxing jacuzzis, wet and dry saunas and swimming pools are available to guests. For example hot jacuzzi and Finnish saunas are among the packages available at the Emerald Luxury Spa at Dan Panorama Tel Aviv; from Spring 2019, outstanding jacuzzis, saunas and first-class swimming pool at the Dan Caesarea will also comprise a serene indoor spa; and a revamped open and heated swimming pool is part of the modern refurb at the luxurious Dan Carmel in Haifa.
Take full advantage of the blissful treatment rooms – available as special day packages – that are the ideal gift for that deserving loved one, family, friend, partner or yourself. Go home rejuvenated and with unrivaled experiences of a trip to remember.
Written by Lee Saunders