SHA Wellness Clinic, Spain

SHA Wellness Clinic is a prestigious medical spa facility situated admist the peace and tranquillity of the Spanish countryside. Founded by Alfredo Parietti, a passionate advocate of natural medicine and therapy, SHA is dedicated to enhancing the health and vitality of all guests, whether through deep relaxation, healthy eating, educational programmes, medical expertise or opportunities for physical exercise.

SHA comprises 93 suites, ranging between 70 and 320 square metres in size. Creating comfortable surroundings where guests instantly feel at home is a high priority at the clinic. The open-plan spaces, soft textures, convenient features, and delicate aromas contribute a special aura of tranquillity. The surrounding outdoor area features swimming pools, a putting green, tennis courts, spacious terraces, flowing waterfalls and an assortment of Zen-like tropical gardens. The whole complex is perched upon green hills, enjoying magnificent views over the Mediterranean Sea and the breathtaking Sierra Helada National Park.

The defining feature of the resort is the Wellness centre which spans over 4000 square metres over multiple floors, offering guests a comprehensive range of health and fitness facilities. These include two indoor swimming pools, multiple private treatment rooms, medical and consultations rooms, as well as an array of purpose-built relaxation areas. The wellness clinic is the perfect place to immerse yourself in a variety of lifestyle-enhancing classes, seminars, group activities and outings. These range from yoga, to tai chi, Nordic walking, to stretching, meditation and deep breathing techniques. A team of medical experts are on hand to offer diagnosis and advice for issues relating to sleep, sight, hair loss, cognitive function and healthy ageing. They draw on a wide range of innovative methods, including preventative techniques, bioenergetic principles, and Chinese medicine.

Instilling the principals and habits of a healthy diet is a cornerstone of the SHA Method. The SHAMADI restaurant places locally-sourced healthy ingredients at the centre of its approach, and without losing its strong commitment to delivering the highest quality in gourmet food. Guests who have joined a SHA programme receive personalised menus tailored to their specific dietary needs and expert recommendations. There’s also the opportunity to learn practical skills and inspirational recipe ideas through joining one of the many healthy eating classes run by SHA Academy.

Other facilities at the clinic include the SHA Club which serves as a meeting area for guests to come together, share experiences or catch one of many illuminating talks by resident lifestyle experts. There are further opportunities to stretch your mind at the SHA library which houses hundreds of books on health, wellness, fitness and nutrition. The Shapel is designed as a quiet haven for guests of all faiths to gather in contemplation. Finally, the SHA boutique offers the chance to purchase a range of health-enhancing products, including natural cosmetics, food supplements, essential oils, and inspiring musical compositions.

Once you feel rejuvenated and ready to leave SHA, don’t miss the opportunity to explore some of the unmissable sights in the surrounding area. Valencia is a region with a fantastic climate, superb beaches, and a wealth of natural, sporting and cultural attractions. Staff at SHA can organise activities and guided tours to places such as Alfaz del Pi, Alicante and Altea.