Indulging in a blistering rejuvenating spa is truly a great way to spend a holiday vacation. As you pamper yourself with a relaxing alternative spa experience, you get to take a break from the hustling city life, and spend quality time with your loved ones in the midst of a laid-back paradise. From yoga sessions to body treatments and facials, a spa vacation alleviates your stress and offers a dazzling array of services to rejuvenate your mind and body. What’s more, an spa experience helps improve your mood, and prevents a variety of maladies, such as hypertension. On top of it all, it gives you time for personal reflection, as you interact with nature.

From East Asia to North America, the world has a wealth of opulent destinations that can give you an unforgettable alternative spa experience. To help you choose the best places to enjoy a lavish and soothing spa experience, make sure to consider these options and opinions…

Taipei, Taiwan

With an endless selection of curative thermal hot springs, the city of Taipei may easily claim the title as “Asia’s capital for volcanic springs”. From five-star hotels to free public thermal baths, the city has plenty of options for anyone looking for an unforgettable alternative spa experience.

Tuscany, Italy

Tuscany is often regarded as one of the world’s finest and most relaxing spa destinations, thanks to its wealth in refreshing thermal baths and natural hot springs. From Bagni di Pietriolo to Parco dei Mulini, Tuscany has a stockpile of thermal baths for anyone looking for a reinvigorating spa experience. Famous for their healing properties, Tuscany’s natural thermal baths have been widely used by its locals since ancient Roman times.

As you take plunge into the therapeutic waters of Tuscany’s thermal baths, you get to relax your senses, and enjoy a slice of heaven on earth. Furthermore, these curative waters soothe tight muscles, as well as treat rheumatism and degenerative arthritis. By the way, there is no price tag for this relaxing experience, as these waters are available for free so you can splash out on some of the stunning traditional villas in the for your stay (see www.bridgewatertravel.co.uk).

Phuket, Thailand

Known as the ultimate spa haven in Asia, Phuket boasts a horde of spa palaces, such as the famous Banyan Tree, and the tranquil Cheraim Spa Village, which is one of the largest spa complexes in the continent. Besides its abundance in spa centers, Phuket also has unique and effective spa treatments, employing a replenishing variety of ancient Thai healing methods like meditation, massage and herbal baths.

Namibia, Africa

Namibia might not be a destination that crosses your mind when you think of an spa experience abroad.  After all, it is an African land known for its majestic beauty and natural attractions, such as the Kalahi desert and Fish River Canyon Park. Yet, ironically, this Southern African destination offers quite a number of remarkable world-class wellness centers and health resorts, such as Eagle Tented Lodge and Spa and Le Mirage Desert Lodge & Spa. This is the perfect way to unwind after a day on one of Namibia’s incredible safaris. Signature African Safaris has more information on the lodges and best accompanying safaris.

Sedona, Arizona, USA

A beautiful oasis amid the Arizona desert, the spiritual town of Sedona is an epicenter for hypnotherapy and yoga retreats as well as personal enrichment. The town’s gorgeous and tranquil desert vibe has its own inspiring and dramatic regenerative effect. The breathtaking red rocks also provide a stimulating backdrop that will relieve your stresses.