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The Top Five Wellness Retreats in the United States

Wellness retreats are a great place to go if you want to eat healthy, get your exercise, and become more in touch with yourself in general. In a sort of health camp for adults, these retreats require you to let go of your control over what you eat, when you sleep, and the sort of technology you use. The United States has a plethora of retreats, but few can be considered top-of-the-line. The ones that will provide definite health benefits often cost a significant amount of cash.

However, you will come home from these retreats feeling like a brand-new person. The increased energy, lowered stress, and healthier vibes after visiting a wellness resort are well-worth the price. If you are considering visiting one of these retreats sometime in the future, you should try to visit one of the best. Only top-end resorts can get you the results that you desire. Luckily for you, we have gathered a list of the top five wellness retreats in the United States – which will make your decision a breeze.

The Ranch

This retreat, located in sunny Malibu, California, offers several programs to help you get the most out of your wellness trip. Their flagship program, a seven-day stay at the resort, focuses on delivering sustainable results for each of their customers. This retreat boasts small session sizes – only 18 guests – so you can get the personalized attention you need to meet your goals. Plus, their staff is highly knowledgeable and certified in fitness and rehabilitation. They will support you and help you to attain your goals.

Each day at The Ranch consists of a morning hike, a nap, afternoon classes, and a massage. The goal is to allow their customers to connect with nature – both with the outdoor hikes or inside the open-air romper room. They also feed you a 1400-calorie organic diet to complement the fitness routine. Each guest will have a private room. These rooms are equipped with Wi-Fi (among other conveniences). However, they recommend disconnecting for the duration of your stay. If you cannot do so, they do request that you leave your devices in your room during the day.

Art of Living Retreat Center

Located in the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains (immortalized in the John Denver song, “Country Roads”) of Boone, North Carolina, the Art of Living Retreat Center offers a variety of programs designed to improve a guests physical and mental health. Whether you go to learn about meditation, yoga, or just to relieve the stress of day-to-day life, the Center will help you meet your goals. The grounds of the Art of Living Retreat Center are smoke-free, and alcohol and meat may only be consumed in one’s room. The meals offered are all vegetarian, with a focus on whole foods and healthy fare.

This North Carolina retreat has more than beautiful mountain views and perfect places to meditate. They also have a spa where you can receive Ayurvedic treatment, and huge halls that can host a variety of events. The Art of Living Retreat Center is equally suited to groups and solo travelers. If you want to find inner peace among the mountains, this wellness retreat is a prime choice!

Pritikin Longevity Center and Spa

The Pritikin Longevity Center and Spa, located in beautiful Miami, boasts Italian architecture and unmatched privacy in the middle of 650 acres of tropical paradise. The Center focuses on mitigating the health problems of their guests. And it works. According to their website, diabetes sufferers often go home with greatly-reduced – or even eliminated – symptoms. For example, 71% of attendees no longer needed medication, and a shocking 50% completely reversed their diabetes diagnosis!

The Pritikin Longevity Center and Spa is also amenity-packed. They offer gourmet meals, spacious accommodation, cooking classes, wellness education, and private physician consults. Plus, they have multiple swimming pools and tennis courts on the property. Not to mention five(!) golf courses in the middle of paradise. This wellness retreat is a solid choice for anyone wanting to improve their health in Miami. It is worth visiting for anyone with chronic conditions – especially those that pose nutrition-related challenges. The Pritikin Longevity Center and Spa will give guests the tools to change their lives, and keep their results after they leave the retreat.

Miraval Resort

This Tucson, Arizona wellness retreat offers stunning views of the surrounding landscape and a great place to find oneself among the Santa Catalina Mountains. It is located on a 400-acre property, and boasts some of the best amenities on the list so far. This 5-star wellness retreat offers spacious, luxurious rooms, gourmet meals, an unlimited smoothie bar, and freshly-prepared healthy snacks offered throughout the day. There are also private reflecting pools, gardens, and other amenities that can bring you the peace and relaxation you seek.

You can enjoy over 120 wellness-oriented activities, lectures, and classes – each one is included in the price of your stay. There are also three pools on the property, and a 24-hour Body Mindfulness Fitness Center open to all guests. This resort is perfect for any wellness retreater, whether you go alone or with a group. Plus, it is easy to access the Miraval Resort due to the complimentary Tucson Airport shuttle transfers. Another draw to this resort is that it does not allow tipping – relieving yet another worry that could block your journey to inner peace.

Hilton Head Health

Hilton Head Health is located on Hilton Head Island of South Carolina. The temperate island provides a perfect locale for this all-inclusive resort, and has since its founding in 1976. The award-winning Hilton Head Health resort is designed for weight loss and includes a wellness spa. The biggest draws to this wellness retreat are custom fitness plans, complimentary nutrition workshops, and custom-prepared gourmet meals. Each aspect of your stay is carefully tailored to ensure that you receive the results you need!

The spacious rooms and beautiful location contribute to a wellness retreat that you won’t forget. The goal for your stay at this wellness retreat is for you to achieve results – and keep them when you leave. Plus, you will feel incredibly relaxed after being pampered at the Indigo Spa on the premises. Hilton Head Health is a good choice for adult travelers. It is worth noting that you cannot be a guest at this resort unless you are at least 18 years of age. However, they do offer programs for teens if they have direct guardian supervision.

Garrett Parker

Written by Garrett Parker

Garrett by trade is a personal finance freelance writer and journalist. With over 10 years experience he's covered businesses, CEOs, and investments. However he does like to take on other topics involving some of his personal interests like automobiles, future technologies, and anything else that could change the world.

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