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Wellness: From Forest Bathing to "Digital Detox" in Sauerland

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Whether it's natural, spiritual, classic, cheap or expensive – Sauerland has a lot to offer for every type of wellness. Review.

Relaxing in a salt cave with a trainer in nature or even a massage with warm cocoa butter? Spa offers in South Westphalia are not as curious as in the cities of Tokyo, Paris or Dubai, but even here you can spend a lot of money – for example, over 500 euros to spend a weekend on your smartphone. Here are some tips for your next fun time.

"We are a charging station for the countryside," says Anna Galon of Sauerland Tourism and recommends "forest bathing." Even a long walk between the trees can relax your nerves. There are many offers. If you visit the forest relaxation area along with the State Forest and Timber Rangers, you pay 15 euros.

Feeling in the Winterberg Salt Cake like in the Dead Sea

The Winterberg Salt Cave promises deep breathing and relaxation. For € 8.50, the visitor can relax in a lounge chair with lovely blankets at 21 to 23 degrees Celsius and experience the health effects of salt stones from the Himalayas, Dead Sea salt granules and a small saline solution.

The Roads to Life network has been inviting visitors to Spiritual Summer in South Westphalia for eight years. From June to September, more than 300 spiritual offerings are held in Sauerland and Siegerland. What can all this be? Forest clearing yoga, meditative walks, root chakra, bowl relaxation, but also concert nights, singing or art installations.

Experience the silence at 43 soul sites in Sauerland

It's about slowing down and "getting out of the hamster wheel we encounter in our daily lives," says project manager Susanne Falk. "Digitization, globalization and the hustle and bustle in the workplace awaken the need for quiet places where we are not challenging but easy to be."

Sauerland in particular, so Susanne Falk can serve this form of wellness. It offers nature on one side and a traditional cultural landscape on the other. In the spring, Saudi tourism introduced 43 soul types that can be hiked and invoked for inner peace. These are special places such as rocks and quarries, churches and hilltop, mighty trees and underground caves, as well as lakes and valleys.

He talks about canoe care at Biggesee

"Mental wellness" is particularly pronounced during coaching. Here one can reflect on one's own life situation, talk about problems, consciously reduce stress, or simply escape from everyday life and the digital world – always with a "Sauerland coach", available as a discussion partner and accompanying the guest over the weekend. "Of course, it depends on the individual needs of the individual, after which the coach is chosen," explains Nadine Reh vom Sauerland-Tourismus.

For example, those who are under constant stress or shortly before burnout can go for life training in a canoe at Biggesee in intensive small group exchange creating stress for 350 euros on the course.

Effervescent Hagen Bath – Immersion in the Ocean of Leaves

Give up your cellphone for the weekend – from 555 euros

If you want to escape from everyday life and enjoy the luxury of simplicity, you can spend the weekend in a historic trailer for € 577. Here, too, the visitor is accompanied by a coach who can face his own problems at will.

Conscious and intentional abstinence from a smartphone is available at "Digital Detox" in Brilon. Starting at 555 Euros, there is a weekend of professional coaching on perception, reflection and self-reflection. In addition to two nights at the Hotel am Kurpark, the program is also enriched with various activities, such as hiking, yoga or intuitive archery. The goal is for the participant to gain self-determined, healthy access to digital media in a sustainable way.

Urbanisierung bedingt weitere Trends in Hotels

Der Trend, Wellness mit echten Naturerlebnissen zu verbinden, Verschaffe insbesondere unserer Region mit ihrer zauberhaften Natur echte Wettbewerbsvorteile, sagt Leander Diedrich v Romantik und Wellnesshotel Diedrich in Hallenberg. "Bewegung, geistige und körperliche Entspannung, Genuss, Gastfreundschaft, deshalb kommen seit jeher Gäste hierher."

Er geht davon aus, dass die zunehmende Urbanisierung "und die damit einhergehende, schnelle Lebensweise" weitere Trends mit sich bringen werde: "Wir denken an die Gesundheitsprobleme, an Bewegungsmangel, ungesunde Ernährung, Vereinsamgewung, anewändewichtung. Daran, dass die westliche Zivilisation immer reicher geworden ist, aber immer ärmer in Bezug auf Zeit und Muße. "

Apropos reicher: Wellness-Behandlungen Bone Geld. Teuerstes Angebot im 4-Sterne-Hotel Diedrich is one of the Combination aus Ganzkörpermassage und einer Gesichtsbehandlung. Costs: 169 Euro for 110 Minutes. Doch die Gäste können es sich leisten: "Alle sind finanziell gut gestellt" by Diedrich.

Mental Wellness auf Quarzsand im Hotel Deimann

Es sind die hohen, meist beruflichen, Anforderungen an die Gesellschaft, die das Verständnis von Wellness verändern. "Die Themen Achtsamkeit, Meditation, Entspannung sind sehr im Kommen", sagt Sabrina Kraft, Kosmetikerin im 5-Sterne-Hotel Deimann in Schmallenberg, und verweist damit auf den Begriff "Mental Wellness".

Die seelische Gesundheit rückt in den Focus: "Es geht darum, sich mehr Zeit für sich zu nehmen", die 31-Jährige. Möglich is just a short drive from Quarzsand-Liege. Dabei liegt der Gast auf Großbörnigem Quarzsand, der etwa 45 City warm ist, und wird mit ebenfalls warm Quarzsand-Stempeln massiert. Eine Ganzkörper-Behandlung of 70 Minutes is 129 Euro.

Türkisches Dampfbad mit Seifenschaum und eine Massage mit Kakaobutter

Für eine orientalische Auszeit gibt es die Hamam-Behandlung, nach dem Vorbild eines türkischen Dampfbads. 60 Minutes for 106 Euro. Der Gast auf einem Marmortisch, dem Original-Hamamtisch. The Peeling mit Rohseidenhandschuhen folgen verschiedene Wassergüsse und die Reinigung der Haut mit Wolken aus Seifenschaum.

Schokolade statt Seife gibt es im Oversum Vitalresort in Winterberg. Denn bei der Hot Chocolate-Massage kommt erwärmte Kakaobutter auf den Körper, der durch "glatter und straffer", werden soll. 45 Minute chestnut 58,50 Euro.