Healthy Living Through Travel

5 Benefits of a wellness retreat for women living with or survivors of cancer

As a cancer survivor myself, I have combined my passion for travel and wellness to help women living with cancer or survivors of cancer to live a more fulfilling life through travel. I am in the process of curating a list of wellness retreats around the globe where we can reconnect with our bodies, minds and souls in a new and foreign setting so that drastic changes can happen. Cancer has the power to change us, especially physically; and we need to find a way to reconnect with our bodies. It can take a toll on our emotions, as well as on our family members, and we may feel responsible for that. Sometimes, our partners may not be as supportive. I have known women going through a divorce while receiving cancer treatment. For all these reasons, I am working hard at bringing a series of retreats so we can learn how to deal with these situations that we were not prepared for. Here, I have compiled a short list of how a wellness retreat can be so beneficial for women like us.

1. Emotional Support: Wellness retreats provide a safe and supportive environment for women to connect with others who are going through similar experiences. This sense of community can help reduce feelings of isolation and provide emotional support during a challenging time.

2. Stress Reduction: The peaceful and serene setting of a wellness retreat can help women relax and unwind, reducing stress levels and promoting overall well-being. Activities such as yoga, meditation, and mindfulness practices can also help women manage stress and anxiety.

3. Physical Healing: Many wellness retreats offer holistic treatments and therapies that can help women manage symptoms and side effects of cancer treatment. These may include massage therapy, acupuncture, nutritional counseling, and more, all aimed at promoting physical healing and overall health.

4. Empowerment: Participating in a wellness retreat can empower women to take control of their health and well-being. Learning new self-care practices, setting goals for their wellness journey, and gaining knowledge about healthy living can all contribute to a sense of empowerment and agency.

5. Renewed Sense of Purpose: Wellness retreats can provide women with a renewed sense of purpose and motivation to live their best lives, despite the challenges they may be facing. By focusing on self-care, personal growth, and overall well-being, women can emerge from a retreat feeling inspired and motivated to continue their journey towards health and healing.

Most retreats are all-inclusive, with airfare as a separate expense, making traveling to a different country very affordable. Visit my website for details on various retreats. I look forward to working with you.

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Monica Grajales

I consider myself a world citizen because I’ve been fortunate enough to visit 5 continents and explore a variety of cultures, environments, and lifestyles. I am here to help you in your travels!
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