Wellness and natural therapies in Spain

by Lorraine Williamson

For those who want to be completely pampered for a few days, Spain offers plenty of options. What better way to recover from your daily worries than a wellness holiday in this beautiful country? 

Spain offers historic thermal baths and remote wellness resorts where you can recover from the hustle and bustle of the day luxuriously for a better quality of life when you return home. In addition, there are several hot water baths where medicinal water has been used for centuries. This can even relieve various respiratory ailments. In this article, we list a few for you and start with three well-known ancient thermal baths that are still in use and end with three examples of luxurious and modern spas and wellness centres in Spain. 

Balneario de Archena, Murcia 

With a history dating back to Roman times, Balneario de Archena is one of Spain’s oldest thermal baths still in use. Located in the Murcia region, this thermal spa offers a range of facilities and treatments. These include hot springs, thermal baths, mud baths and hydrotherapy. Furthermore, the complex combines modern amenities with traditional healing practices. It thus offers a rejuvenating experience rooted in ancient thermal traditions. 

Balneario de Lanjaron, Granada 

Balneario de Lanjarón is located in the picturesque Alpujarra region on the southern flanks of the Sierra Nevada in Andalucia. Moreover, this spa has been attracting visitors since the 18th century. Famous for its mineral-rich thermal waters, it offers a variety of treatments and therapies aimed at promoting relaxation, well-being and alleviating various ailments. The thermal baths of Balneario de Lanjarón are a popular destination for those seeking the benefits of natural springs. 

Balneario de Ledesma, Salamanca 

Located in the province of Salamanca, Balneario de Ledesma is another ancient thermal bath that has stood the test of time. This historic spa town dates back to Roman times and has been known ever since for its mineral-rich water. Since 1886 it has been declared a site of medicinal mining importance in Spain. Visitors can enjoy a range of wellness treatments, including thermal baths, massages and mud therapy while immersing themselves in the tranquil ambience of the beautiful rural surroundings. 

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Balneario de Cestona, Basque Country 

Balneario de Cestona is nestled in the picturesque town of Cestona in the Basque Country 30 minutes from the city of San Sebastián. It is one of the oldest thermal baths in Spain. Established in the 19th century, this spa offers a mix of traditional and modern treatments. Visitors can enjoy the mineral healing hot springs, hydrotherapy, sauna sessions and other wellness therapies while enjoying the beautiful natural surroundings. 

SHA Wellness Clinic, Alicante 

SHA Wellness Clinic is located in El Albir on the beautiful Costa Blanca. It is a world-renowned destination for wellness and holistic health. The personalised wellness programs combine natural therapies, healthy nutrition, fitness activities and treatments in the field of mental, emotional and spiritual aspects. Everything is aimed at achieving a harmonious balance in all facets of life. The spa also offers state-of-the-art facilities and medical experts with services such as diagnostic health screening, genetic testing and anti-ageing treatments. 

Shanti Som Wellbeing Retreat, Marbella 

Shanti Som is set amidst the breathtaking Andalucian hills between the picturesque villages of Ojén and Monda in the interior of Marbella. It is a luxurious retreat centre dedicated to well-being and rejuvenation. Guests can follow personalised wellness programs, yoga retreats and detox packages. And all in an atmosphere full of Balinese aesthetics with traditional elements, lush gardens and a peaceful atmosphere that will truly transport you to another world. 

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