Luxury rehab centers are known for combining desirable destinations with the core elements of addiction treatment, including medically supervised detoxification (detox), medication-based treatment, counseling and supplemental holistic therapies. From an outside perspective, it may seem like the perks of an upscale rehab facility are just that: frills that add nothing to the odds of treatment success. However, luxury facilities actually offer a great deal of therapeutic value, and can significantly improve your outcome. Let’s explore some of the ways you can benefit from addiction treatment at a vacation-style rehab.
Naturally Beautiful Settings That Help You HealThough most people today live in cities and heavily populated areas, humans still have a deep longing for the serenity of natural environments. As animals ourselves, our biological rhythms are in tune with those of the natural world—when we immerse ourselves in natural settings, it has a profoundly calming effect on our bodies and minds. In fact, studies show that naturally beautiful surroundings can significantly reduce stress and anxiety. Nature enhances feelings of spiritual connectedness. And being surrounded by the power and immensity of the wild reminds us of how small we (and our problems) are in the larger picture—a valuable insight to apply to recovery. Many of the world’s top luxury rehab centers are set in naturally gorgeous locations and offer plenty of access to their surroundings via daily activities or special excursions. Depending on your preferences, your choices may include everything from tropical beaches and rugged nature reserves to mountaintop retreats and lakeside villas. Any of these settings can put you in a more relaxed, grounded and receptive frame of mind that accelerates your treatment progress.
Resort Rehab Amenities: Spas, Gyms, Dining and MoreAs opposed to bare-bones rehabs that provide only the basics, luxury rehabs go above and beyond to create a therapeutic atmosphere that helps you relax into recovery mode. Top-tier rehabs often house facilities such as:
- Swimming pools for a revitalizing and refreshing midday dip or lounging during downtime. Some even have lap pools as part of their fitness facilities.
- Spas offering massage, aromatherapy, acupuncture, nail and hair styling to help keep tension at bay and personal hygiene up to par.
- Gourmet restaurants with health-conscious cuisine, chef-curated menus, local and seasonal ingredients and the ability to accommodate any dietary needs.
- First-class fitness centers with plenty of space, a wide variety of equipment, personal trainers, group classes and beautiful views.