Resting atop 60-foot cliffs by Playa Grande Beach in the Dominican Republic, Amanera (Rio San Juan), which stretches out across 2,000 acres of lush peaks and jungle, is celebrating the healing power of the nature that surrounds it with the launch of a three-night Holistic Immune Support Retreat (starting at $1,933 per night). The experience begins with a wellness consultation with the resort’s wellness manager and includes a dedicated healthy menu featuring local ingredients, four herbal medicinal remedies, immune-supporting herbal teas and juices, a nature walk, a 60-minute yoga session, a 60-minute Pranayama and meditation session, a 90-minute balancing facial and feet reflexology treatment at Amanera Spa, and a 60-minute HIIT workout. Guests also have the opportunity to experience a two-hour Waning Moon Ritual, which represents the achievement of strengthened immunity through the shedding of emotional imbalances. The ritual begins with a cleansing guanábana and limoncillo tea to absorb toxins and stimulate the function of the digestive system, which is followed by a mint ocean-salt exfoliation and lymphatic and emunctory system massage. Warm medicinal herbal poultices are then placed on the abdomen, and a facial drainage massage is administered using a cool Larimar stone. Guests can opt to join a 90-minute Master Plants Ritual as well, during which the body is gently exfoliated using an infusion of medicinal plants, helping to boost immunity and increase healthy blood flow. The retreat concludes with a final wellness consultation.
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