If you want to actually keep your new year’s resolutions, you could try some serious intention-setting at The Place.
Going way beyond the remit of your average spa, this ‘total care’ retreat offers everything from one-to-one therapy sessions, with founder and psychotherapist Jean-Claude Chalmet, to Kundalini yoga, equine therapy and Watsu, a form of water treatment that gives you the feeling of being in the womb.
Forget spartan treatment rooms: here, you’ll find four-poster beds, Balinese hand-carved furniture and outdoor showers, all set in lush gardens. Sumptuous meals are prepared by the resident chef using seasonal, organic ingredients. Those who have experienced The Place’s 90-day retreat say it has totally transformed their lives.
But even if you manage to do little more than have a Balinese massage and lie by the pool, you’ll leave feeling a whole lot better than when you arrived.