A Couples Retreat in Spain to Rest & Reignite Intimacy
All couples need to reconnect with each other from time to time. It is just so easy to get swept away by the hustle and bustle, children’s schooling and activities, demanding jobs, a busy social calendar and all the things that form part of the fabric of everyday life. Sometimes months go by without having a truly meaningful conversation or spending quality time together. Most couples would agree that spending some time away from friends, family, work and technology can give them the opportunity to find themselves and each other again. To remember the romance, and to spend an easy and fun time together. Shanti-Som Wellness Expert discusses the reasons why a couples retreat could be the best way to rest and reignite intimacy.
Plan a Couples Retreat to Rest & Reconnect
Typically, a Wellness Retreat is considered a solo travellers choice. But at Shanti-Som we have seen a big increase in couples visiting together as a way to reconnect and relax whilst also pursuing their personal health goals. It’s also a great way to encourage and motivate each other to embark on a healthier lifestyle together for long term happiness.
There are plenty of benefits to bringing your significant other along on a wellness retreat. Whether it’s just for the company at mealtimes in the evenings, moral support when the going gets tough on the more strenuous programmes, or so that you both can reap the same great results of a health programme.
Who knows the experience may even breathe new life into your relationship with your partner and bring you that little bit closer together.
Advantages of a Couples Retreat:
Reduce stress and improve mental health:
It is good for your mind and body to take some time out to rest. It has been proven by studies that people who take regular breaks or vacations that allow them to relax actually have a lower risk of strokes and heart attacks, than those who don’t take time out to enjoy themselves. Taking care of your own and your partner’s mental and physical health by getting away from it all for a while is beneficial to both of you! Studies have also proven that women who take frequent breaks are much less likely to suffer from depression, and that regular romantic getaways actually lead to a better quality of life and improved work performance!
Discover your partners interests and create new lifestyle habits:
After being together with your partner for a long time it’s easy and normal to start living separate lives. Going on a Retreat together is a great way to discover your partners passions and share in a hobby that is outside your normal routine. This can become an activity you continue together after your holiday such as a weekly Yoga class, weekend hike or evening meditation before bedtime. It may just be becoming more intentional on making time for each other like planning for upcoming holidays, couple spa treatments or simply date night.
Strengthens the structure of a relationship:
During a romantic break, couples get to spend quality time together. This means that they are able to communicate in a relaxed and fun environment where they are removed from the normal mundanity of life. A new environment gives them a different perspective on their lives, and often communication improves during and after the vacation.
Increased work performance:
Not being in the office for a few days is always a good thing. It is important that all technology and contact with work is broken during this time to get the maximum benefit. Getting a good rest with your partner refreshes you and brings you back to work again with renewed energy, making your time at work more productive.
Spending time with your partner in an intimate setting is just the thing you need to spice up life in the bedroom. Taking the time to be in a wonderful setting and to be romantic together will bring you closer together and re-ignite feelings of intimacy that sometimes fall by the wayside during ordinary life. A romantic, intimate getaway is what every relationship needs – it is a gift that will keep on giving, even when you are back home again.
The Perfect Environment:
The south of Spain is famous for its fantastic all year climate and stunning natural spaces that host splendidly preserved areas. Here we enjoy the greatest diversity of landscapes and ecosystems in Europe, which together create the best conditions for enjoying nature. Take a long leisurely hike together and we can arrange an intimate picnic in the hills.
Around Malaga and the Andalucia region, there is so much stunning beauty and history to soak in. Seville is a popular and must-see destination, but our favourite place is one of Spain’s oldest and most charming towns called Ronda. It’s been inhabited by Romans and Moors, and you can feel history all around you in its cobbled streets, old mansions and stone churches. The town is perched precariously on top of a cliff with views of rolling hills and Andalusia’s white villages. The gorgeous view is one you won’t easily forget.
On the way to our hideaway retreat just off the main road to Marbella, we also suggest guests stop at Monda. Steeped in beautiful history and architecture, you’ll feel like you’ve stepped back in time.
Why Shanti-Som Wellness Retreat is Great for a Couples Retreat
With a variety of Retreat Packages at Shanti-Som we can easily accommodate for different interests and fitness levels- one guest can choose the Yoga Retreat and another the Fitness Retreat for something more intensive. Some couples have decided to create a Bespoke package which includes activities that they each like whilst getting their partner involved in something they would not normally consider. For example, many of our women have introduced meditation and Yoga to their partners and as a couple have continued these practices in their every day lifestyle. Many guests have returned home and do a quarterly detox together.
Having someone on the same health journey for support and motivation is so important and helps one another stay accountable.
At Shanti-Som as well as our health programs we have world class Spa facilities for guests and day visitors. When you get a great massage, your body releases oxytocin, the “love hormone” that creates a sense of affection and love. Together with some light movement, exercise and healthy food you’ll feel happier in your sense of self and be able to be a better partner.
Couples retreats are a great opportunity to restore your relationship while having a unique romantic getaway without the hustle and bustle of your daily life. The retreat is your chance to take time away from work, kids, and daily chores. To look inward and focus on yourself and each other.
If you are looking for one of the most romantic holidays you will ever have, visit us at Shanti-Som Wellbeing Retreat in Spain. Here you can relax by our outdoor pool, have romantic outdoor picnics in the Andalusia hills, enjoy private dinners, and relax in the luxurious bedrooms that are just made for romance!
With our focus on wellness, it’s also a great way to encourage your partner to embark on a healthier lifestyle with shared interests, goals and most importantly a long happy life together.