10 exclusive celebrity health retreats and spas

Mar 24, 2017

If you’d like to know the secrets behind how celebrities recharge, our list of wellness assessments, massages and specialised treatments is exactly what you need to be reading right now.

Stiftung Felsentor, Zurich, Switzerlandstiftung-felsentor

In the heart of the Swiss mountains, you’ll be taught by one of the most globally recognised yoga teachers while being treated to sensational views of the alps and Lake Lucerne. The seven-day spiritual retreat (above) will see you enjoying mudra and bandha meditation sessions. The Zen temple has been built with 100 per cent natural materials and Katie Holmes and Nicole Kidman are rumoured to have attended the retreat.

Menu highlight: The wellness escape is divided into three-and-a-half hours in the morning and two hours in the afternoon. In between, there will be teachings as well as chanting of mantras and kirtans from the yoga and Tantra traditions.

Baglioni Spa, London, United Kingdom


The Baglioni Spa (above) has been called a hidden gem in the heart of Kensington. It is in the five-star Baglioni Hotel and has three female and male steam rooms. The opulent facility is known for its specialised jet lag treatments and singer Christina Aguilera is said to make a point to visit the spa whenever she is in town. The spa often has specials, so plan your treatment ahead of time and you may get a massive discount.

Menu highlight: Besides the popular jet lag treatment, Baglioni Spa is also well known for its bride-to-be and mother-to-be packages.

The Ranch, Malibu, USA


The Ranch creates a sanctuary that allows guests to transform their lives and develop their sense of personal awareness. The rules are strict and the “no options” policy includes rules like no cellphones and no Wi-Fi. Patrick Dempsey has visited the facility and activities include a mandatory morning hike, daily fitness classes and a strict diet. It is a total detox from life and the owners say guests will leave understanding their purpose.

Menu highlight: If you don’t have a full week to spare, then The Ranch 4.0 is the second-best option. It squeezes all the activities into eight-hour days which still ensure the best results.

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