Stress is described as the “fight” or “flight” response: the body prepares for running or fighting, and the muscles, heart, lungs and brain gear up for action. Breathing is quicker, heartbeat gets faster, and blood pressure goes up. Stress is a normal part of everyday life. It may be caused by work, relationships, surroundings (such as noise, bad housing, traffic) or other factors.
Some stress can be good for us, if we have the capacity to deal with it effectively. Stress can help us to grow. A little stress can give you energy and keep your mind alert. It keeps you “alive”.
Notwithstanding too much stress for too long is highly destructive and can lead to mental and physical exhaustion and illness. Many studies have shown that stress depresses our immune systems and shortens our life span. Stress clearly ages people before their time. Symptoms of stress may include aching and tense muscles, lack of concentration, insomnia, tiredness, diarrhea, constipation, colitis, ulcers, asthma, migraines, skin problems, frequent colds, anxiety, fear, depression, anger, changes in libido, impatience. Smoking, and drinking more, and never finishing anything are all signs of too much stress having gone on too long.
Thus stress disturbs the natural equilibrium. Our program of natural treatments, supported by physical activity, meditation and a correct way of eating, aims at a total recovery of the psychophysical equilibrium.
Certain adaptogenic herbs are extremely valuable for reducing mental and emotional stress.
The list of such herbs includes Morinda Citrifolia (Noni) Cat’s Claw, Lapacho (Pau d’Arco) and Ginseng.
Asclepios is the name of a Health and Spa Retreat (honoring the Greek God of Health) located in Alajuela, Costa Rica which offers its guests lightly rooms evoking the most important medical traditions of the world.
With a team of selected holistic practitioners and highly skilled spa therapists, it has been put together a great understanding and passion for physical, emotional and spiritual health resulting in great wellbeing.
Asclepios also seeks to educate in environmental appreciation and conservation. It is built in siding and brick, two sustainable materials. Thermal solar collectors are used, and take advantage of natural ventilation and natural lighting. Wild life has been preserved and our primary and secondary forests have been untouched.
A la carte: Naturopathy, Meditation, Pranayamas, Acupuntura, Floral Therapy, Vichy and Scottish Showers; Kneipp, Shiatsu, Shirodhara, Yoga, Reiki, Tai chi…
And, as health also includes your palate: bioenergetics gastronomy, where you can rediscover the original flavors of vegetables, fruits and fish.
Your Anti Stress program Includes :
- 7 Nights Lodging in a Deluxe Room.
- 3 biogenic meals per night of stay.
- Participation in our daily fitness activities.
- Assistance to our lectures or workshops.
- Complimentary use of our Fitness. Center and Water Therapy Suites, which include ionized tempered natural pool, cold plunge, jacuzzi, and kneipp.
- Transportation to/from International Juan Santamaria Airport.
- 2 Meditation sessions
- 1 Reiki session
- 1 Asclepios aromatherapy massage
- 1 Shirodhara
- 1 Floral remedy session
- 1 Breathing session (pranayama)
- 1 Acupuncture session
- 1 Hammam + body scrub
- + Vichy shower
- 2 Scottish showers
- 1 Sauna + rest session
- 1 Floatation therapy
- 1 Deep tissue aromatherapy massage
Price in single occupancy: $3.685.00