To be able to talk about health and wellness tourism, better known as Wellness tourism, it is important to know part by part the following: 1.- What is tourism, 2.
1.-Tourism is an activity that we carry out when we move from the place where we currently reside to practice a leisure activity, a recreational activity, a trip related to social or cultural matters.
2.- Wellness, which means wellbeing, is a lifestyle or a way of life that promotes good practices, preventive rather than curative health and sustainable practices, seeking to maintain balance in the four most important axes which are: physical, psychological, social and spiritual.
Taking into account what tourism is and what Wellness is, we can now talk about the term "Wellness tourism", which refers to the practice of travelling to a destination different from our place of residence to obtain therapeutic or preventive health treatments, seeking physical, psychological, social and spiritual improvement, based on keeping a balance in our way of life, as well as getting to know the ancestral practices of the places we visit.
When we talk about Wellness tourism, it is of vital importance to identify what kind of service providers we will find, such as spa, thermal centre, yoga, meditation, temazcal, interactive activities in nature, organic food, balancing calorie and energy intake, of course always taking into account the sustainability of the destination.
On the other hand it is important to highlight that normally, if you decide to go on holiday, on average you go for two or three days, however in the Wellness format it takes one or two weeks, in this case, it has longer stays, whether you want to take care of yourself, or detoxify; For example, any healthy person comes who has a stable health situation and comes to practice a certain lifestyle or if we think of health per se, perhaps they come to detoxify, or to a spiritual retreat.