Finding the right retreat
This category lists retreats and holidays where the use of acupuncture, or its close cousin, acupressure, is a major element.
While the therapy is most frequently used to treat medical conditions and for pain relief, on retreats you'll also come across non-medical uses, in particular 'facial' or 'cosmetic' acupuncture which aims to reduce the signs of the aging process, treating problems such as facial lines and wrinkles, acne scarring, enlarged pores, discoloration, sagging and puffy eyes etc. Acupuncture treatment is often described as a natural alternative to Botox.
You'll also come across acupuncture in relation to weight loss, stopping smoking and infertility.
Professional training takes a number of years so you'll not generally find short recreational courses to learn the technique, although the Jin Shin style may be worth a look.
An all-inclusive, life-changing 'Health Mastery' retreat held at a luxury resort in San Diego, California. This 7-day retreat focuses on attaining and maintaining good health and also promises to help with self-empowerment and discovery in all areas of life.
The retreat uses the therapy to work directly with the body's own energy, plus a range of other therapies that include chiropracticy, colon therapy, heavy metal chelation, ozone therapy, juice fasting, and detoxification. Dates, price and full details ...
ENGLAND: Healing retreats in Norfolk
Unique short wellness and healing retreats based at a centre in Norfolk. The Shining Tree centre applies an integrated, hands-on, healing and balancing system using a combination of treatments that include various massage techniques, acupressure, Tui Na, Shiatsu and joint manipulation.
The centre is set in eight acres of woodland in the Norfolk countryside, it offers a private heated indoor pool and sauna and a range of classes. The retreat package includes comfortable accommodation and a wholesome, healthy menu. Dates, price and full details ...
Yoga holidays and retreats in the ancient medieval village of Casperia. Join in with yoga sessions or simply enjoy a retreat from the world at the beautifully restored Casa Latini – choose from a large selection of holistic treatments, explore the mountains and villages or take part in numerous activities.
Weekend acupuncture and wellness retreats in the Adirondack foothills in Colton, New York; offering a mix of acupuncture, yoga, massage, healthy living coaching, reading and country walks. This is combined with comfortable accommodation and nutritious whole food meals made with fresh local ingredients.
Wahanda has an excellent listing of treatment offers throughout the UK, many are day/single session offers, but you'll also find wellbeing/spa centres and spa hotels with short breaks and weekend breaks that feature both acupuncture and acupressure.
A yoga evolution health, healing and wellbeing centre in beautiful countryside in central Portugal. Retreats are available for people at all levels and teach Ashtanga and Yin Yoga, and Samagata Yoga meditation Pranayam. Also on offer are physiotherapy, massage and acupuncture. Retreats offer vegetarian food and comfortable guest accommodation.
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The Travel-Quest Acupuncture & acupressure retreats section lists holidays, vacations, retreats, weekends, short breaks and short residential courses and workshops offering these therapies as a primary treatment and focus.