Holistic wellness or holistic health is an approach to wellness that simultaneously addresses the physical, mental, emotional, social, and spiritual components of health. As a field of practice, holistic medicine draws from many disciplines, religions, and cultures to heal people, communities, and even the environment.
In Qatar, there are many hotels and resorts that offer holistic wellness programmes.
Al Messila, a Luxury Collection Resort & Spa, Doha Ladies-only wellness retreat with hydro-thermal facilities and ‘The Worlds’ hydro-wellness areas (Oriental, Mystic, Mineral and Floral); yoga also available. 4445 0000, almessiladoha.com
Banana Island Resort Doha By Anantara Holistic advice, alternative therapies and life coaching. 4040 5050, anantara.com
Four Seasons Hotel Doha The hotel offers ‘Thrive’ in conjunction with Evolve, a customised wellness programme with one-to-one consultations. 4494 8888, fourseasons.com/doha
Heenat Salma Eco-farm and Camp Al Sheehaniya Private outdoor classes; yoga and nidra meditation under the stars; workshops on traditional and Arabic Islamic medicine (aromatherapy, kohl and fumigation) using the farm’s plants. 4441 1195, heenatsalma.earth
The Ritz-Carlton, Doha The country’s first cryosauna; sessions last 90 seconds to 3 minutes, with temperatures dropping to –180˚ C. 4484 8183, ritzcarlton.com/doha
Zulal Wellness Resort by Chiva-Som Al Ruwais Retreats lasting from 3 to 14 nights offer weight loss, nutrition and relaxation programmes, as well as fitness, yoga and Pilates. 4477 6500, zulal.com
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