World-Class Preventative Care and Anti-Aging Medicine in Portugal
Feb 20, 2012
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Wellness travel is on the rise across the globe. Everything from yoga retreats to surgical procedures can be partaken by those interested in adding an element of health to their vacation. Tourists, who choose wellness travel, have the desire to improve their health, prevent illness, to be healed or delay the process of aging.
Not only are wellness tourists concerned about their physical well-being, they’re also seeking a balance in both physical and mental dimensions of life. And they are willing to travel, sometimes long distances, in search for a one-of-a-kind experience that will improve their health and transform their lives.
In our search for a world-class wellness destination, we found The Longevity Wellness Resort in Portugal. From slimming and detox programs to beauty and health optimization. This five-star gem is the ultimate resort for a life-transforming experience.
Portugal is a popular holiday destination. The country enjoys a very moderate climate with over 300 days of sunshine, beautiful beaches and golf courses. The Longevity Wellness Resort is located in the Monchique Mountains, which is a well-known spa town in the Algarve region of Portugal. The village of Monchique is over 2000 years old and well-known for its thermal springs and natural, green environment.
The Longevity Wellness Resort has earned a great reputation in its short existence. It is Portugal’s first medical spa within a resort environment, and the country’s first anti-aging resort, offering a fully-integrated approach to preventative medicine and aging management.
In December 2011, the resort was nominated as one of the best wellness spas in the world by the World Travel Awards, the most prestigious awards program in the travel industry worldwide
“For us, The World Travel Awards nomination is an international and independent recognition of the quality work that we are doing. So, we will continue on that path,” said Nazir Sacoor, chairman and CEO of the Longevity Wellness Resort.
The Longevity Wellness Resort offers a host of comprehensive health procedures and wellness treatments. Guests can enjoy signature spa therapies, esthetic treatments and health evaluations, which will prevent illness and slow the signs of aging.
The programs offered in the medical spa are what differentiate this resort from the other medical spas across the globe. Guests can indulge in comprehensive preventative and anti-aging medicine programs such as the biophysical and biochemical evaluations, which I’m told can detect some signs of cancer. These in-depth evaluations enable the wellness staff to understand one’s state of health in order to customize treatments, activities and nutrition plans.
“Our premium biochemical evaluation tries to – through biomarkers – see symptoms,” said Sacoor. “The whole notion of preventive medicine and diagnosis is about taking a look at the individual (through the consultation, the biophysical and biochemical evaluation) to read the body and understand the symptoms in order to detect potential dangers if the person continues in that lifestyle, as well as what needs to be done to correct symptoms so they don’t lead to disease. That is the main notion of anti-aging”
According to the spa’s director, Teresa Malheiro, the resort’s programs aim to rebalance and give vitality to guests. Some people take part in just weight management programs or spa treatments; others have more invasive procedures such as breast reduction. For guests interested in combining spa treatments with a fitness experience, there are many options such as, yoga, Pilates, AquaFit, mountain hiking, canoeing and golf.
Guest will be captivated by both the cuisine and ambiance of the resort’s signature restaurant “Longevity Cuisine by Oliver.” With incredible views overlooking the coast, the food is just as amazing as the view. Chef Oliver designs the menus in a way that makes the food healthy and full of flavor. Local products are always used, and fruits and vegetables are sourced from the resort’s own garden. And, of course, those who take part in the structured wellness programs will get a personalized nutrition plan from the restaurant, which is personalized to achieve individual goals.
The Longevity Wellness Resort in Portugal provides wellness tourist everything that they seek in an all-encompassing experience. To learn more about the cutting-edge medical and wellness programs offered at the resort, visit longevitywellnessresort.com.
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