Calm in Algarve
Both cosmopolitan and rustic, the Algarve region is between the excitement and serenity of the moment, a perspective and layout that each person has. For those who want more quiet moments, the Algarve also offers a wide range of options, from centers of Thalassotherapy and spas, spa to farmhouses relaxation.
A good option to rest and take care of the physical and mental well-being, the Algarve offers quiet environments eliminate stress through treatments in the spa of Monchique, with fresh water through seawater in thalassotherapy centers, both contribute to the rejuvenation as for the well-being and health. At hotels, spas offer a wide variety of therapies, since the conventional alternatives, which consist of specific treatments face, body, the aesthetic massage, also contributing to the regeneration and revitalization of the organism.
In a more rustic style, which calls for contact with nature, relaxation farms enable the enjoyment of a more intimate treatment, genuine cuisine and various outdoor activities. In Lagos, the natural health Old Mills SPA invite to a detox program to renew and rejuvenate the body and mind. In Tavira, in Bishop source, Monte Mariposa is a meditation space in full Algarve hills, this is ideal for performing Reiki activities, meditation, yoga, Tai Chi, among others.
Quinta da Calma, near the Ria Formosa Natural Park, the yoga center and holistic healing, offers a space for pure relaxation with activities like Integral Yoga, Tai Chi, or therapies and alternative treatments including acupuncture, reading and harmonize the chakras and aura, hypnotherapy, among others. If healing involves the integration in salt water, the hotel Vilalara Thalassotherapy Centre is one of the most respected in Europe, near Lagoa, this stands near the cliff Seagull Beach. Vilalara Thalassa offers a range of treatments using sea water and minerals and trace elements that stimulate the vitality of the body and mind. Among the vegetation and the sweet and healing springs, Villa Termal das Caldas de Monchique Spa Resort brings together the “Sacred Waters” for the treatment of affections of the respiratory tract, digestive tract, rheumatic and musculoskeletal and treatments -being and anti-stress.
Buddhism is a belief that is increasingly popular in the western world, the Algarve offers several Buddhist centers, particularly in Tavira, Portugal Association Vipassana teaches meditation techniques retreats. Monchique in Retreats Karuna Center and the International Association Buddha’s Light Lisbon, represented in Lagos and São Brás de Alportel, organizing meetings, seminars and retreats. Already the Promotion Association of Faro Tibetan Culture develops activities and classes in Tai Chi, Meditation and Yoga, between consultations and Reiki treatments, Feng Shui, Homeopathy, Naturopathy, Shiatsu, Reflexology and courses and weekly lectures. In the Serra do Caldeirão, Tibetan Buddhism Center Ogyen Kunzang Chöling Algarve performs teaching and practice sessions open to the public. In addition to daily practices, on the 10th and 25th days of each month of the Tibetan calendar is celebrated a ceremony of TSOK offerings.
Finally, the delegation of Faro of the Portuguese Buddhist Union organizes seminars, conferences, retreats, festive celebrations dates, trips to the east, and funerals and weddings in Buddhist rites. But the food is good therapy too, especially the taste of foods that have been produced organically, that come from good agricultural practices that enhance soil fertility and maintain the balance of ecosystems. In this sense, there is the Quinta dos Lopes, in Barão de São João in Lagos, Quinta da Ana Velha, in Olhão in Olhão, Quinta do Freixo in Benafim in Loulé, Quinta Penedo in S. Bartolomeu de Messines, Quinta da Fornalha in Castro Marim, Quinta da Figueirinha in Silves, each room offers a variety of food and complemented with activities that enable visitors to gain the knowledge and constatarem the purity of organic food.