Six Senses Douro Valley Offers Stress-Busting Retreats in Portugal

Six Senses Douro Valley Offers Stress-Busting Retreats in Portugal
With an increased understanding of the role stress plays in both the workplace and at home, there has been a growing interest in stress-reduction holidays which combine educational workshops on managing stress with yoga, meditation and mindfulness. Travelers looking for a better way to cope with workplace stress will find solace at Six Senses Douro Valley, taking advantage of pioneering workshops that combine proven techniques for managing high pressure situations, with a blissful break in beautiful surroundings.

The four-night Stress Free Success retreats by Working in Balance will take place March 2017, and will aim to educate guests about the negative effects of stress, how to reduce it and how to improve physical and psychological well-being. They include an individual wellness assessment, two hours of daily themed workshops and seminars, tai chi, meditation and yoga classes, as well as fitness activities and a relaxing daily massage. Key topics will include Managing Stress, Life Management and Health Body, Healthy Mind, with practical advice and tips along the way.

Six Senses Spa treatment room

During the retreat, participants can also take time out to indulge in the resort's facilities, including a variety of dining options, a wine library and terrace and an organic garden. The spa features 10 treatment rooms overlooking the resort's gardens or the valley, the Nail Bar and Alchemy Bar.

The Stress-Free Success retreat at Six Senses Douro Valley includes:

• Four nights' accommodation
• Breakfast
• Set menu lunches and dinners
• A personal wellness assessment
• Six Stress Free Success sessions with Toby Maguire
• All group wellness and activity classes
• Three 60-minute signature massages

The retreat will be held from March 26 to 30, 2017, with more planned throughout the year and costs $1698 per person, based on double occupancy.

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