There are countless reasons why you may choose to travel: adventure, exploration, relaxation, you name it.
However, have you ever thought about traveling to heal?
There are hundreds of natural healing places around the world. These are the kinds of places that will recharge your batteries and help you release some of the stress that has been building up, ultimately having a very positive effect on your health: physical, emotional, and mental.
There are hundreds of natural healing places around the world that will recharge your batteries and help you release some of the stress.
Here is our list of the best natural healing places that you should make a point of visiting at least once in your lifetime.
The Ganges River, India
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One of the most renowned natural healing places in the world is the Ganges River, located in Varanasi in India, where thousands of Hindus arrive every year to spread the ashes of their deceased loved ones. The Hindu believe that the Ganges transports the souls of the departed to heaven, which helps them avoid being reborn over and over again.
As a visitor, you can release your own offering of floating candles or flowers down the river and enjoy watching the ritual baths that take place each morning.
The Blue Lagoon, Iceland
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Another amazing natural healing location, the Blue Lagoon is famous for its mineral geothermal seawater. The lagoon itself is set in volcanic rocks, and it’s a great way to relax your body and mind, working wonders on your skin at the same time.
If you choose the Lagoon’s premium package, you will be given a bathrobe, slippers, and two mud masks that will help your skin feel rejuvenated and replenished after your pleasant soak.
The experience itself is unlike anything a city spa can offer, so if you can make it to Iceland, make sure to take a dip.
The Medicinal Mayan Gardens, Belize
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Belize is known for natural healing, and the country is home to countless yoga centers, kitchen gardens, and spaces to relax and unwind.
We’d recommend paying a visit to the Garcia Sisters, who let tourists take a tour of their medicinal garden. The sisters are 13th generation Mayan and natural healers renowned for their skill.
They can teach you how to cure stomach aches and the flu, help ease inflammation, and take better care of your skin. You can also ask them to perform a spiritual ritual that will help cleanse your soul of built-up negative energy and all the stresses of modern life.
The Dead Sea, Jordan and Israel
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The Dead Sea is another famous natural healing spot that attracts visitors with its therapeutic properties. It is the lowest body of water on the planet, and the mud from the Dead Sea is rich in minerals that work their magic on your skin. Thanks to the potassium found in the water, you will be relaxing your muscles and emerge with an exceptional glow.
Don’t let the dark mud fool you – it is very healthy and an incredible way to treat your body to something completely natural and different.
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While Japan is a modern, thriving country that draws in tourists with its incredible cityscapes, it is also home to ancient traditions.
In Kyoto, there is an area called Heian-kyo, which means “capital of peace and tranquility,” and it has been a center of culture, home to many temples and shrines.
If you are looking for the perfect meditation experience, a mindfulness practice that will teach you how to get back in touch with your core and your inner self, there is no place in the world that will offer the peace and zen that Kyoto does.
The Therma Springs of Kos, Greece
Another healthy dip, the Therma Springs in Kos are a sea pool separated from the sea by boulders, housing very hot waters full of minerals like potassium, calcium, sodium, sulfur, and chlorine. That makes the springs a great treatment for rheumatism and arthritis, but of course, you can enjoy them even if you are perfectly healthy.
Kos is also a great place to enjoy a relaxing getaway – or even a bit of an adventurous one. You can learn how to paddle board here, as well as enjoy the beaches, the seafood, and the renowned hospitality of the Greek people.
Le Monastere des Augustines, Quebec, Canada
Originally a monastery, the Le Monastere des Augustines offers incredible meals, a glorious bed, and a completely restorative experience in what were once the cloisters.
It is the perfect retreat for body and mind – you can enjoy the massages, nature walks, meditation, yoga, or simply a day outside, taking in the incredible views.
If you are looking for more of a pamper, but a very healthy and beneficial one at that, this should be your ideal location.
Whichever of these natural healing places you choose, you will certainly come home rested, relaxed, and restored. So all that’s left to do is choose your destination, then start enjoying the unwinding and the de-stressing.
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