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A de-stress Holiday is designed to re-establish balance and help you get your energy back. There are a number of health and wellness resorts that offer special programs around burnout holidays, de-stress programs or emotional healing packages. Read more..
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Fivelements Retreat | Official Sales Office Benelux
Ubud, Denpasar, Bali (Indonesia)
An acclaimed luxury eco-wellness resort by a river and surrounded by nature, with traditional Balinese treatments and massages that promote inner quiet and harmony. read more
Pureandcure Benefits
Depending on your Holiday:
  • Complimentary Spa Credit Voucher worth € 100 per person (min. stay 3 nights)
Spa & Wellness
Min. 1 night, breakfast
Badhotel Domburg
414 Reviews
Domburg, Netherlands
Great hospitality and excellent service at this hotel with renovated wellness centre. Sea-side location with dunes and forests. For relaxing yoga, Pilates and mindfulness weekends. read more
Pureandcure Benefits
Depending on your Holiday:
  • Check-out at 12 instead of 11am
  • For repeating guests: a little present in the room
Breast Cancer
2 nights, pilates, fitwalk, workshop
Atmantan Wellness Resort
18 Reviews
Pune, India
Traditional eastern medicine comes paired with a state-of the art spa, ultra-modern fitness facilities and western medical knowledge at Atmantan Wellness Resort. The purpose? To truly own a deep sense of wellbeing; not just experience it. read more
Pureandcure Benefits
Depending on your Holiday:
  • Reduced rates for single travellers (already calculated in the rates)
  • Complimentary one way Airport Transfer from Pune/Mumbai airport
  • Free room upgrade from Standard room (Asoka & Arjuna) to the next room category (subject to availability at the time of Arrival)
  • Free Spa credit voucher worth 75 USD per person (for any spa programme except the Wellbeing Booster)
Wellbeing Booster
Min. 1 night, Full Board, Spa
Atmantan Living 3 nights
Min. 3 nights, Full Board, Spa
Atmantan Living 5 nights
Min. 5 nights, Full Board, Spa
Holistic Health 7 nights
Min. 7 nights, Full Board, Mindfulness
Restorative Physiotherapy 7 nights
Min. 7 nights, full board, physiotherapy
Holistic Health 14 nights
Min. 14 nights, Full Board, Mindfulness
Almar Jesolo Resort & Spa
4 Reviews
Lido di Jesolo, Venice, Italy
Absolutely everything is taken off your hands at the stylish Almar Jesolo Resort & Spa, leaving you to look after only yourself. read more
Pureandcure Benefits
Depending on your Holiday:
  • Minimum stay 3 nights: Spa credit voucher worth € 40 per person 
  • Minimum stay 5 nights: Spa credit voucher worth € 60 per person
  • Minimum stay 7 nights: Spa credit voucher worth € 80 per person
Relax & Regenerate
Min. 2 nights, breakfast, spa
Longevity Health & Wellness Hotel | Puurenkuur Official Sales Office Benelux
Alvor, Faro, Portugal
Longevity Health & Wellness Hotel is a brand new Destination Spa with a state-of-the-art wellness centre for preventative, medical and holistic wellbeing programmes in the heart of the Algarve. read more
Pureandcure Benefits
Depending on your Holiday:
  • Complimentary Spa Credit Voucher
  • € 75 per person (min. stay 3 nights)
  • € 100 per person (min. stay 5 nights)
  • € 150 per person (min. stay 7 nights)
Relax & Spa
Min. 3 nights, breakfast, relax & spa
Wellness
Min. 5 nights, full board, wellness
Anti-stress & mindfulness
Min. 5 nights, full board, anti-stress
Shanti-Som
65 Reviews
Malaga, Spain
The beauty and serenity of Bali yet closer to home. This is Shanti-Som. Secluded and intimate. This is where you’ll rediscover yourself. read more
Pureandcure Benefits
Depending on your Holiday:
  • 15% earby bird discount (for all bookings made a least 30 days in advance)
  • Complimentary return airport transfer from Malaga - Shanti-Som OR 1 massage (min. stay 3 nights)
  • Complimentary access to 2 extra yoga classes in group (only when booking a cure package of min. 6 nights)
  • For repeaters complimentary spa credit voucher worth € 80 per person (only when booking a cure package) + a free room upgrade to Junior Suite (subject to availability at time of check-in)
Intro to Meditation
Min. 3 night, half board, meditation
Bliss of Being
Min. 5 nights, full board, private coaching
Villa Eden Leading Park Retreat
6 Reviews
Merano, Italy
A 5 stars Small Luxury Hotel with prize-winning medical wellness centre (named winning Longevity and Beauty Centre). At Villa Eden The Leading Park Retreat, a truly personal approach goes hand-in-hand with excellent expert knowledge. read more
Pureandcure Benefits
Depending on your Holiday:
  • Single travellers: 10% discount on the room rates (Elegant and Prestige rooms)
  • Double travellers: Free spa credit voucher € 60 per room
  • Extra 5% discount for repeating clients of Villa Eden through Puurenkuur
Discover Villa Eden
Min. 2 nights, half board, spa treatments
Just Relax
Min. 3 nights, full board, spatreatments
Anti-stress
Min. 7 nights, full board, anti-stress cure
MasQi The Energy House
4 Reviews
Banyeres de Mariola, Alicante, Spain
A small, luxury adults-only yoga and meditation resort in a stylish 19th century farmhouse in the centre of a nature park. The perfect place in which to connect with yourself and with nature. read more
Pureandcure Benefits
Depending on your Holiday:
  • Free return airport transfers Alicante airport - hotel (min. stay of 5 nights) 
  • Free massage 50 minutes (min. stay of 3 nights)
Renewal break - 5 nights
Min. 5 nights, Full Board, Massages
Renewal break - 7 nights
Min. 7 nights, full board, 4 massages
Grand Hotel Trieste & Victoria | Official Sales Office Benelux
Abano, Venice, Italy
Grandeur and elegance in a hotel with first-class wellness facilities including five thermal pools. Situated among pretty gardens in the pedestrian zone of spa town, Abano Terme. read more
Pureandcure Benefits
Depending on your Holiday:
  • Free spa treatment per person (60 minutes)
World spa & relax
Min. 4 nights, half board, relax
Detox & De-stress
Min. 7 nights, half board, detox, de-stress
Ananda in the Himalayas
20 Reviews
Uttaranchal, India
A truly unbeatable wellness experience. One of the very best destination spas in the world, you can expect nothing but the best at Ananda in the Himalayas. read more
Pureandcure Benefits
Depending on your Holiday:
  • For all Puurenkuur Travellers: a Spa Credit Voucher worth 100 USD per person on any booking and stay.
  • For repeat Ananda Guest: 10% discount.
  • For ‘Ananda Yogi’ (repeat guest who has completed 21 nights or 3 visits in the past 3 years): 10% discount and a choice of Benefits. Ask our Team for more details.
Ananda Rebalance 3 nights
Min. 3 nights, full board
Ananda Renew 3 nights
Min. 3 nights, full board
Intro to De-stress
Min. 5 nights, Ayurveda, Anti-stress programme
Ananda Holistic Detox
Min. 7 nights, fullboard, Detox programme
Ananda Rebalance 7 nights
Min. 7 nights, fullboard, Rebalance programme
Stress Management
Min. 7 nights, fullboard, Anti-stress programme
Ananda Renew 7 nights
Min. 7 nights, full board
Comprehensive Stress Management
Min. 14 nights, fullboard, stress management
Panchakarma Intensive
Min. 14 nights, Fullboard, Ayurveda
Retreat Palm Dubai
7 Reviews
Palm Dubai, Dubai
The very first wellness resort in the Middle East combines opulence, personal service and relaxation. The Retreat Palm Dubai MGallery is a sanctuary for both mind and body. read more
Pureandcure Benefits
Depending on your Holiday:
  • Reduced rates for single travellers (already calculated in the shown rates)
  • Free Spa Credit worth 300 AED (min. 3 night stay)
  • For Doubles/Twins a Free room upgrade from the Classic Sea View room to the Classic Palm View room (subject to availability at time of booking)
  • For returning guests: Above extra's + 1x personalised spa treatment of 45 minutes
NEW! Yoga & Meditation
Min. 5 nights, breakfast, yoga, meditatie
Emotional Wellbeing 5 nights
Min. 5 nights, Full Board, Wellbeing
Emotional Wellbeing 7 nights
Min. 7 nights, Full Board, Wellbeing
Balneario de Segura Wellness & Thermal Spa
11 Reviews
Segura de los Baños, Spain
Surrounded by rugged nature in the mountains, Balneario de Segura is a fully renovated resort with it's own thermal spring with healing mineral water. read more
Pureandcure Benefits
Depending on your Holiday:
  • Complimentary Airport return transfer (minum stay of 4 nights) from airport Valencia or Zaragoza (the transfer could be shared and the maximum waiting time will be 1,5 hour)
  • 15% early bird discount - book at least 60 days prior to the stay 
  • 10% early bird discount - book at least 30 days prior to the stay 
Stressmanagement
Min. 6 nights, Stressmanagement
Begnas Lake Resort | Official Sales Office Benelux
Pokhara, Nepal
Enjoy peaceful Ayurveda cures at the foot of the imposing Himalaya Mountains. True stillness; living in harmony with the untouched nature and exploring Nepal’s unique culture. read more
Pureandcure Benefits
Depending on your Holiday:
  • Reduced rates for single travellers (already included in the rates)
  • Complimentary spa credit voucher worth $ 100 per person (min. stay 7 nights)
Ayurveda
Min. 8 nights, full board, ayurveda cure
Absolute Sanctuary
16 Reviews
Koh Samui, Thailand
Marrakesh meets Thailand at this stunning boutique wellness hotel, designed in a Moroccan style on the tropical island of Koh Samui in Thailand. A true paradise for yoga, detox and Pilates lovers. read more
Pureandcure Benefits
Depending on your Holiday:
  • Stay for free when you combine it with a spa package. Book prior to March 31, 2020 and stay prior to May 31, 2020 (you pay for the spa package only)(Bed & Breakfast Yoga Excluded)(not combinable with below extras)
  • 1 free bonus night when booking a min. stay of 7 nights
  • Giftvoucher worth € 100,- per person 
  • Free room upgrade 
  • Free unlimited access to all daily group yoga and meditation classes 
  • Free roundtrip airport transfers (Bed & Breakfast Yoga package exclude)

De-stress and Revitalise min. 5 nights
Min. 5 nights, Full Board, De-stress programme
Rest & Rebalance min. 5 nights
Min. 5 nights, full board, treatments
Mindfulness min. 5 nights
Min. 5 nights, full board, mindfulness
De-stress and Revitalise min. 7 nights
Min. 7 nights, Full Board, De-stress programme
Men's vitality min. 5 nights
Min. 5 nights, full board, treatments
Rest & Rebalance min. 7 nights
Min. 7 nights, full board, treatments
Body Realignment min. 7 nights
Min. 7 nights, full board, treatments
Anassa
Latchi, Cyprus
The view out over the beach and sea is truly unbeatable. But the other thing that makes Anassa unique, it its style: a hotel with a story. Gracious and luxurious, it lives and breathes history, ambience and culture. read more
Pureandcure Benefits
Depending on your Holiday:
  • No single supplement
  • Free spa gift voucher worth  € 50 per booking (valid for all stays of min. 3 nights)
Relax
Min. 4 nights, breakfast, relax treatments
Almyra
17 Reviews
Paphos, Cyprus
Breath-taking design hotel on the Paphos coast. Relax like royalty in the adults-only spa looking out over the Mediterranean Sea. read more
Pureandcure Benefits
Depending on your Holiday:
  • No single supplement
  • Free upgrade to daily half board (valid for all stays of min. 5 nights)
  • Free spa gift voucher worth € 50 per booking (valid for all stays with minimum 3 nights in a Superior Sea View room or in higher category)
Sleep Well
Min. 6 nights, halfboard, yoga, massages
Revivo Wellness Resort
10 Reviews
Nusa Dua, Bali (Indonesia)
Excellent service and extremely professional holistic programmes based on Balinese traditions. A beautiful and intimate retreat in green surroundings with a warm, friendly atmosphere. read more
Pureandcure Benefits
Depending on your Holiday:
  • Discount on room price (already included in the price)
  • Room upgrade subject to availability at time of booking
  • One Spa Upgrade per person per stay (for example, upgrade one massage from 60 to 90 minutes)
  • For repeating guests: 20% discount (visit in last 6 months) or 10% discount (visit in last 12 months)
Destress & Relax
Min. 3 nights, full board, daily treatment
Emotional Balance & Mind Training
Min. 3 nights, full board, daily treatment
Kamalaya Wellness Sanctuary
130 Reviews
Koh Samui, Thailand
An experience. Life changing. Unforgettable. Kamalaya Wellness Sanctuary is all of this…and more. But words alone cannot describe Kamalaya. Kamalaya needs to be experienced. read more
Pureandcure Benefits
Depending on your Holiday:
  • Spa-giftvoucher worth € 150 per person
  • Discounted accomodation rates for all Puurenkuur travellers (included in the price)
  • 15% discount on the room rate when booking a selected wellness programme with a stay between May-November 2020 - please request a tailor made quotation, the discount is not shown in the rates yet OR
  • 20% discount on the roomrate for the hillside rooms (not applicable for the garden- or seaview hillside rooms) for single travellers from May - October (included in the price)
  • For repeating Kamalaya clients: 1 bonus night when booking a stay of min. 7 nights (valid for stays between 25 February-22 December 2020, 01-21 December 2021 and 01-31 March 2022)
Relax & Renew 3 nights
Min. 3 nights, full board, 7 treatments
Relax & Renew 5 nights
Min. 5 nights, Full board, Spa, Yoga
Asian Bliss 5 nights
Min. 5 nights, Full Board, 7 treatments
Structural Revival 5 nights
Min. 5 nights, full board, 8 treatments
Embracing Change 5 nights
Min. 5 nights, personal coaching, 8 treatments
Puurenkuur exclusive: Asian Balance
Min. 7 nights, anti-stress treatments
Relax & Renew 7 nights
Min. 7 nights, full board, 12 treatments
Asian Bliss 7 nights
Min. 7 nights, anti-stress treatments
Basic Balance & Revitalise 7 nights
Min. 7 nights, full board, stressmanagement
Relax & Renew 9 nights
Min. 9 nights, full board, 12 treatments
Embracing Change 7 nights
Min. 7 nights, personal coaching, 12 treatments
Comprehensive Balance & Revitalise 7 nights
Min. 7 nights, full board, stressmanagement
Comprehensive Balance & Revitalise 14 nights
Min. 14 nights, full board
Wellbeing Sabbatical
Min. 21 nights, treatments, full board
Fusion Maia Da Nang view from Five restaurant
9 Reviews
Da Nang City, Vietnam
As many treatments as you want without having to pay extra. The luxurious all-inclusive wellness resort, Fusion Maia Da Nang is pure indulgence. read more
Pureandcure Benefits
Depending on your Holiday:
  • Free night! Stay 5 nights and pay only 4 nights
  • Discounted rates for single travellers, already included in the price
  • For all loyalty guests: You have stayed in Fusion Maia before, through Puurenkuur: Free nights! Stay 7 nights and pay 5 nights.
Yoga & Meditation
Min. 5 nights, yoga, spa treatments
Balance & Connect
Min. 5 nights, yoga, holistic, spa teatments
3 Reviews
Estoril, Lisbon, Portugal
Experience tradition, elegance and glamour at Palacio Estoril Hotel Golf & Spa. Wellness programmes here take place in luxury and comfort. read more
Pureandcure Benefits
Depending on your Holiday:
  • Reduced rates for single travellers (already calculated in the shown rates)
  • Free return private airport transfer (valid for all stays of min. stay 7 nights)(when pre-purchasing a spa package)
  • Free room upgrade to the superior room (subject to availability at time of booking)
  • For repeating guests: VIP welcome package upon arrival
Health, Relax & Spa
Min. 7 nights, breakfast, 6 spa treatments
De-Stress
Min. 7 nights, 10 anti-stress treatments
Hotel Botánico & The Oriental Spa Garden | Puurenkuur Official Sales Office Benelux
22 Reviews
Puerto de la Cruz, Tenerife, Spain
A luxury, Asian-inspired 5* hotel with top Thai spa, tropical gardens and impeccable service. read more
Pureandcure Benefits
Depending on your Holiday:
  • Complimentary spa credit voucher worth € 75 per person per stay
  • 10% discount on the room rate when you pre-book a spa package
De-stress
Min. 7 nights, breakfast, chinese medicine
Grayshott Health Spa | Official Sales Office Benelux
Surrey, London, United Kingdom
Elegant and aristocratic adults-only estate on many, many hectares of English countryside for cure programmes, or simply some relaxation. read more
Pureandcure Benefits
Depending on your Holiday:
  • No single supplement
Stress Relief
Min. 4 nights, full board, stress relief
Heritance Ayurveda Maha Gedara
13 Reviews
Beruwela, Colombo, Sri Lanka
Heritance Ayurveda Maha Gedara is a serene resort, where you can surrender yourself into the caring hands of the Ayurveda therapists? read more
Puurenkuur Benefits
Depending on your Holiday:
  • 5% early booking discount when you book this program 90 days in advance (this offer is combinable with other offers)
  • Free nights for all stays in May, June and July 2019
Ayurveda Stress Management
Min. 14 nights, Full board, Ayurveda
Lefay Resort & SPA Lago di Garda
10 Reviews
Gargnano, Verona, Lake Garda, Italy
The speciality at Lefay Resort & SPA Lake Garda? Without doubt: the treatment of typically western problems (stress, obesity) through a traditional Chinese medicine approach. read more
Pureandcure Benefits
Depending on your Holiday:
  • 1x private acces to the salt lake 'La Luna Nel Nago' per person - min. stay 3 nights (worth € 40) 
  • Complimentary Spa Credit Voucher worth € 100 per person - min. stay 5 nights
  • Free return private Verona / Milan Linate airport transfer - min. stay 7 nights 
  • Free Room Upgrade from the Prestige Junior Suite to the Deluxe Junior Suite (subject to availability at time of booking) - min. stay 10 nights
Lefay Spa Essence
Min. 4 nights, full board, 9 treatments
Anti-Stress Lefay Spa Integral
Min. 5 nights, full board, anti-stress programme
Bhutan Spirit Sanctuary | Official Sales Office Benelux
Paro, Bhutan, Bhutan
Hospitality, peace and quiet, beauty, mysticism and spirituality in the magical and mysterious kingdom of Bhutan - land of happiness. The Bhutan Spirit Sanctuary is the only 5* destination spa with an ‘all-inclusive’ wellbeing concept. read more
Pureandcure Benefits
Depending on your Holiday:
  • Reduced rates (already calculated in the shown rates)
  • Complimentary room upgrade from Balcony to Terrace (subject to availability) 
De-stress
Min. 7 nights, full board, yoga & meditation
3 Reviews
Gianyar, Bali, Bali (Indonesia)
Exclusive attention for your health and an individually tailored wellness programme come with a personal touch at the luxury COMO Shambhala Estate. read more
Pureandcure Benefits
Depending on your Holiday:
  • 10% discount for single travellers on the room rates 
  • When booking twin/double stay: Spa giftvoucher worth 100 USD per room (min. 5 nights stay) 
Bespoke holiday
Min. 3 nights, full board, tailor made programme
Pine Cliffs Ocean Suites
5 Reviews
Albufeira, Faro, Portugal
Unparalleled luxury and comfort in a brand new elegant hotel with spa situated on the longest beach in the Algarve. read more
Pureandcure Benefits
Depending on your Holiday:
  • Free Spa Credit Voucher worth € 25 per person per stay for doubles
  • Free daily access to Thermal Spa Circuit Oasis (worth € 30 per person per visit)
Yoga
Min. 5 nights, healty full board, Chakra yoga
Anantara Peace Haven Tangalle Resort
4 Reviews
Tangalle, Sri Lanka
An alluring tropical island experience combined with the luxurious 5 star wellness of the Anantara Resorts. read more
Puurenkuur Benefits
Depending on your Holiday:
  • Free upgrade to half board (when staying min. 7 nights)
  • Complimentary lunch for single travellers (free upgrade to full board) (min. stay 7 nights)
Ayurveda Weightmanagement
Min. 7 nights, half board, weightloss
Ayurveda Inner Harmony
Min. 7 nights, half board, mindfulness
Ayurveda Deep Sleep
Min. 7 nights, half board, sleep enhancement
Lotus Villa
6 Reviews
Ahungalla, Colombo, Sri Lanka
Lotus Villa is a small-scale Ayurveda resort, where making connections with other retreat guests is very easy. This makes it a perfect place for solo travellers. read more
Puurenkuur Benefits
Depending on your Holiday:
  • Free round trip airport transfer
  • Early bird discount
Panchakarma Prevention
Min. 14 nights, Fullboard, Ayurveda, Yoga
Euphoria Retreat
12 Reviews
Mystras, Greece
Greek and Chinese wisdom and medicine offer emotional, physical and spiritual health in a majestic and superbly Beautiful Holistic Destination Spa. A true ‘Wow’ destination. read more
Pureandcure Benefits
Depending on your Holiday:
  • Complimentary Spa Credit Voucher worth € 100 per person (min. stay 5 nights)
Relax & De-Stress
Min. 5 nights, full board, 9 treatments
Inner and outer glow
Min. 5 nights, full board, 9 treatments
Longevity Medical Spa at Vilalara
13 Reviews
Vilalara, Faro, Portugal
Longevity Medical Spa offers besides well-directed treatments under supervision of specialists, the ultimate luxerious five-star experience read more
Pureandcure Benefits
Depending on your Holiday:
  • 1x free Pilates or stretching session (30 minutes)
Relax & Wellness
MIn. 7 nights, half board, stress management
26 Reviews
El Albir, Alicante, Spain
Eastern philosophies meet Western views on health and wellbeing at SHA Wellness Clinic under a nourishing, super-deluxe and modern roof. read more
Pureandcure Benefits
Depending on your Holiday:
  • Spa Gift Voucher worth € 150 p.p.
  • Complimentary early check-in and late check-out (subject to availability at time of arrival) 
  • Room upgrade to a higher category (subject to availability at time of arrival) 
  • OR
  • For repeating clients (you have stayed at SHA before: 1 free night 7=6 (when booking a min. of 7 nights incl. a 7 night spa programme)
All exclusive offers are valid for a stay of min. 7 nights in combination with a 7 night spa programme.

The offer for repeat guest is not combinable with any other special or exclusive offer.  


Rebalance Reconnection
Min. 7 nights, full board, treatments
Stressmanagement
Min. 7 nights, full board, personalised cure
Sleep recovery
Min. 7 nights, full board, personalised cure
Six Senses Kaplankaya
5 Reviews
Milas, Muğla, Bodrum, Turkey
The newly opened resort sits on the sweeping Aegean coastline and really is luxury personified. Stylish and modern, a huge range of facilities and activities, including a first-rate wellness centre with top spa and an extensive fitness centre. read more
Pureandcure Benefits
Depending on your Holiday:
  • For our single travellers: Reduced room rates + complimentary signature massage when pre-booking a spaprogramme 
  • Free spa giftvoucher worth € 100 per person when two persons book and stay in one room (min. stay 5 nights)
  • For our loyalty guests: Free spa giftvoucher worth € 100 per person (min. stay 3 nights)
Weight management
Min. 7 nights, full board, fitness
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Who are stress management holidays for?

We’ve all been there after a busy period: feeling lethargic, sleepless nights, emotionally empty. There’s nothing left in the tank. And yet if we carry on regardless, a burnout is almost inevitable. Naturally, this is something we want to avoid. Which is why a burnout recovery holiday, anti-stress holiday or stress management holiday makes total sense. These are wellness packages to resorts and luxury health destinations designed to breathe new life into you; for you to rest and recharge.

These wellness holidays are perfect if you are under stress and wish to avoid a burnout. But these holidays will also aid your recovery if you are already facing the first signs of burnout. They have been devised in close collaboration with doctors, psychologists and natural therapists. As well as facilitating recovery and renewal, these trips uncover the causes of stress and burnout, so that repeat episodes can be avoided in future. Many Puurenkuur guests, including Hans Zuidwijk, say they feel ‘reborn’ after a burnout recovery or stress management holiday. Read his story and experience.

What does a stress management holiday involve?  

An anti-stress holiday is designed to re-establish balance and help you get your energy back. There are a number of health and wellness resorts that offer special programs around burnout holidays, de-stress programs or emotional healing packages. They have devised dedicated programmes, often with their own, unique twist, but the core ingredients remain the same.

Such as healthy eating, for example. In times of stress, we often turn to coffee alcohol, fatty snacks, sugar and nicotine. Which is understandable. But not desirable. These substances in fact increase the levels of adrenalin in the body, creating even more turmoil. Healthy food, on the other hand, helps combat stress. Which is why, during an anti-stress holiday, you will learn all about a proper, healthy diet.

Of course, relaxing treatments and holistic activities are part of a stress management holiday. Yoga, tai chi, Pilates and qi gong, mindfulness, meditation, acupuncture and Ayurveda all help re-establish the balance between body and mind, promoting a more relaxed way of life. What’s more, this also keeps your wellness holiday a little active – which is a good thing for people who are stressed and very much ‘in their head’. The physical exercise brings you more into being in your body.

Research has indeed shown that wellness holidays can reduce burnout-induced sick leave and increase employees’ productivity. For this reason, some employers are willing to contribute to the costs of the holiday. The costs for coaching are classed as business expenses and thus tax-deductible for entrepreneurs and the self-employed.

How do you prevent stress?  

Coaching sessions are another aspect of anti-stress holidays. Karina Stewart is the founder of Kamalaya Wellness Sanctuary, a unique resort that offers excellent burnout recovery programmes. In a detailed interview, she explains: “If you aren’t taking good care of yourself, you need to consider why. You need to find out what motivates you. Once you know that, you can make changes towards getting your body in a healthy state again.” The coaching sessions during a wellness stress package are designed to help you discover where your boundaries lie. They offer you insight into recurring patterns, and uncover the underlying reasons behind stress or burnout. Becoming aware of this enables you to manage it much better. Want some tips to help you start feeling more relaxed in advance of your burnout recovery holiday? Read Karina's top 10 best de-stress tips here.

Get also inspired by our Stress Management sub categories

Below is an overview of wellness resorts and Destination Spa's that are particularly suitable for anti-stress holidays, burnout recovery holidays or stress management holidays. Want to know more? Don’t hesitate to get in touch. We’d be delighted to inform you of the options.  

Recharging your battery in nature?

In depth one-to-one coaching sessions regarding burnout and prevention?

Feel energized by the power of (thermal) water