Wellness Travel: Renew Your Commitment to Healthy Aging


We’ve all felt the overwhelming need to take a vacation after a vacation, but a different approach to travel is on the rise.

Taking a holiday is often an exercise in overindulgence, leaving us physically and mentally drained with feelings of guilt when we return home. Imagine taking a trip that leaves you feeling restored, re-energized, and ready to live life to the fullest.

That’s the idea behind wellness travel. Wellness travel promotes your health and well-being – both physical and mental – through a combination of activities and relaxation.

The purpose is to feel the benefits of your wellness vacation long after you’ve gone back to your regular routine.

Whatever your health and fitness goals, there is likely a wellness holiday out there for you. Sparkling Hill Resort & Spa located in Vernon, B.C. is one location that specializes in providing guests with customized wellness retreats. Surrounded by the lakes and mountains of the Okanagan Valley region, the resort boasts 40,000 sq. ft of spa space that combines relaxing and restorative amenities with clinical and spa services for guests.

The atmosphere of the resort’s KurSpa is one of mind-body connection. KurSpa, meaning ‘healing with water’, is an oasis of water based amenities such as the heated year-round outdoor infinity pool, the Kneipp hydrotherapy water stepping channels, 7 uniquely themed steam rooms and saunas, and more. Staff at the resort encourage guests to follow their European spa philosophy of heat, cold and rest with hydration when experiencing the included amenities within KurSpa.

One of the signature treatments at Sparkling Hill Resort, the 3-chamber -110℃ Cryo Cold treatment offers relief from arthritis and joint aches. It has also been noted to easing symptoms of sleep disorders, chronic fatigue, surgery recovery time and more. The cycle promotes preventative methods in healthy aging.

Staff and health care professionals at the resort are trained to educate guests on relaxation and wellness, striving to see a shift in their perspective during their stay and after checkout. For some guests that might include joining a fitness class or hiking the trails surrounding the resort, while for others it could mean quiet space in one of the relaxation rooms or experiencing the farm-to-table fine dining. Every guests’ needs are unique, and this is clearly reflected in the packages and programs available at the resort.

The new 5 Night Only for Seniors wellness program is a retreat designed for guests aged 60 and over who seek to maintain a healthy lifestyle while they embrace aging. Evidence has consistently shown that physical activity, healthy eating, and social connections are critical to healthy aging. With included spa treatments, dinners, activity classes and more, this five-night retreat provides guests with a foundation to focus completely on their personal well-being with guidance from the resort’s staff, while being flexible enough to allow guests to plan their ideal resort-style vacation.

5 Night Only for Seniors is suitable for those who want to feel more energy and get a jump start into healthy aging. Adults and seniors experiencing burn out from putting the needs of others or the demands of work above their own health will also find the programs especially rejuvenating.

In short, most of us could benefit from reconnecting with our bodies and resetting our healthy routines with a whole body wellness retreat.

To learn more about the resort’s unique offerings, sign up for Sparkling Hill’s newsletter or contact their Reservations Team at 1-877-275-1556 or [email protected].

CARP Members receive a $100 resort credit*, save 25% off the ‘Best Available Rate’ year round, with a minimum 2-night stay and MORE!
*Exclusions apply.