SHA is a wellness hotel dedicated to improving people’s health and well-being through a fusion of ancient oriental disciplines and revolutionary western techniques.

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Just 30 miles from Alicante and 100 from one of our all-time favourite hangouts - Valencia - SHA is, in our humble opinion, the best health retreat in Europe. The location isn't too bad, either, near the beach of El Albir and surrounded by beautiful mountain scenery. Accommodation is in 93 luxury suites with balconies and terraces on which most have Jacuzzis. There are also superb views and all the services you'd expect of a 5 star hotel.

The focus, however, is on the health area, where different therapies and treatments are personalised to suit each guest. All SHA's programmes and treatments are created and supervised by world renowned experts including the eminent Michio Kushi, the world leader in modern macrobiotics. Among the therapies available are acupuncture, ozone therapy, hydrotherapy, yoga, Pilates, reflexology, hydrocolonotherapy, and the signature macrobiotics and anti-ageing treatments.

Gentlemen, you may want to turn away at this point because here comes the science bit. The SHA method is based on an intensely purifying, well-balanced diet that follows the main principles of macrobiotics adapted to the modern age, tailored to individual needs and combined with natural therapies. The aesthetics medicine unit works alongside the anti-ageing unit with the shared aim of preventing the signs of ageing and treating its visible signs.

So there you have it. Guests at SHA come for health reasons, but this is not some miserable 'one lettuce leaf a day' sort of place. The food is excellent, and while it's healthy, there's also plenty of it. SHA is also a wonderful place to go and relax, pamper yourself, bask in the 300 days a year of sunshine and explore the outdoors on walks, cycling trips, the tennis courts and golf course. There's also an enormous spa.


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