The Hellenic city of Halicarnassus, home to one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World–the Mausoleum–is today the Turkish resort town of Bodrum. Known for its beautiful coastline and lively nightlife, it has become the ideal holiday destination. Starting this January, it will also be the perfect wellness retreat. The luxury hospitality firm and the renowned clinic present The Mayo Clinic Healthy Living Program at the Mandarin Oriental Bodrum.
The Mayo Clinic, visited by more than a million people each year, is considered the leading nonprofit entity dedicated to healthcare, research, and education. It has campuses in Rochester (Minnesota), Phoenix/Scottsdale (Arizona), and Jacksonville (Florida). And now for the first time, they will combine their medical expertise with the treatments and therapies provided by the Mandarin Oriental network.
This wellness program introduces preventive health techniques designed to encourage a healthy and balanced lifestyle. The five-day retreat rates each patient with a customized assessment of his/her overall health (body composition, functional movement, stress, and posture). The trained professionals place great emphasis on the particular needs and goals of clients and tailor the services accordingly using the cutting-edge therapies developed by the clinic’s research and complemented by the hotel’s several treatments.
A rigorous gastronomy is a part of the program, as well as yoga, Pilates, and meditation. Guests are invited to take advantage of the hotel spas, fitness center, indoor pool and tennis courts.
Paul Limburg, Mayo Clinic Medical Director, says: “wellness is critical to improving the quality of life and preventing many of the most common diseases.” In his opinion, this partnership with the Mandarin Oriental Bodrum offers all guests “an exclusive, efficient and relaxing way to learn new health practices based on self-evidence.” ■