There comes a time when just treating the symptoms, leaves us frustrated and somewhat hopeless for a cure to the common rut of life. Holistic medicine approaches center on treating the whole person, mind, body, and soul. Paying needed attention to every aspect of our human existence, we are bound to uncover and address the root of what ails us. We all would like to fly through life with a little less turbulence if we can. Here are a few places you can accomplish that task.
Arizona – The Grand Canyon State
Personally, I have always wanted to take a cross country road trip to Arizona, but this state carries more purpose than the beauty of the Grand Canyon. The drug addiction rate in our country continues to skyrocket. The River Source is a drug rehab in this beautiful state that approaches this disease with a holistic approach. Not only do you get to enjoy the solace of the Arizona deserts, you can find help losing the insecurities that tie one to drug addiction. Either way, you come out smiling and more peaceful than when you went in.
Portugal – Yoga in the Country
If you would rather take a trip outside the U.S., for around $1000, you can spend a week in the Portuguese countryside. Along with some of the most gorgeous views in the world, you will be fed an absolutely exquisite vegetarian diet, have the opportunity to be part of multiple yoga classes a day, experience mud baths and relax with tranquilizing massages. Portugal is a chance to truly get away from everything and float away to your very own happy place.
North Iceland – Where beer remained illegal until 1989!
Yes, you read that right. No beer until the late 20th century. Wow! Considering alcohol is one of the main ways a lot of people choose to relax, it does not make sense that Iceland might be a mecca for holistic healing. Home to several natural wonders, Iceland takes you back to the beginning. For anywhere between $1,500 and $7,500, you can go and take in the God made beauty and serene views of North Iceland, including volcanoes, several breathtaking waterfalls, and natural hiking trails. If you are lucky enough to visit between September and March, you are likely to see the famous Northern Lights. Let nature do the healing.
When we think about traveling, the majority of the time we imagine our most favorite vacation. We see all the things we want to do that are supposed to be relaxing. Why not tailor your next trip specifically to the relaxing rituals of holistic healing? A hot bath can’t be the only escape, after all.