Let Her Inspire You
Health & Wellness
Let Her Inspire You
Health and Wellness
in Saint Lucia
The world famous Sulphur Springs in Soufriere are mineral rich mud pools perfect for balneotherapy..healing through the practice of bathing in therapeutic waters. Managed by a not for profit organization called the Soufriere Regional Development Foundation, plans are underway for night bathing, the introduction of massage and other additional therapies on site. It is thought that a dip in the sulphur springs for three consecutive days rids one of negative energy and blockages.
Indulge in rejuvenating and restorative treatments like no other. Home to the region’s only drive-in volcano, you will experience a unique site plus benefit from the therapeutic power of the hot mineral-rich springs. This natural phenomenon, named the Qualibou Caldera, leaves a marked impression upon those who stand above peering into its murky depths. Yet, in fact, the Sulphur Springs act as a safety valve, constantly releasing subterranean pressure, and stabilizing the area.
A visit to Soufriere is an absolute must for all wellness-minded visitors to Saint Lucia. Soak in the restored baths in the Diamond Falls Botanical Gardens or in the bathing pools at the nearby Sulphur Springs with purifying mud. The mud is said to detoxify the body and helps heal sunburns, eczema, sore joints and more. It’s the ultimate natural spa treatment. Local legend insists that this experience will make you look and feel younger!
Forest Bathing/Tours (Edmund Forest Trail)
A 3 1/2 hour hike through the island’s lush rainforest where you get to take in the flora and fauna as well as the En Bas Saut waterfalls. This is also available with Rainforest Sky Adventures and some hotels such as Hotel Chocolat offer forest bathing walks.
Bird watching is a mindfulness which improves mental health and has been proven to have calming and centering effects. A recent study proves that seeing and hearing birds can improve one’s mental well being for up to 8 hours. The island boosts myriad species of colorful birds. A few places offer this activity.
- *Millet Bird Sanctuary
- *Fond Doux Eco Resort
- *Anse Chastanet
- *Jade Mountain
The sights and sounds of waterfalls have been proven to improve physical and mental health and wellbeing. The sound of running water helps to diminish depression, increase mental clarity and create emotional stability. There are tours which will take you to discover various waterfalls or you can explore:
- *Diamond Waterfalls
- *Toraille Waterfalls
- *La Tille Waterfalls and Gardens
- *Piton Falls
- *Superman Falls
Immerse yourself in the natural wonders of Saint Lucia with a trip down her Botanical Trail. As you traverse the island’s idyllic gardens and serene parks, you’ll encounter more than 1,300 different species of wild flowering plants and 150 species of ferns; all packed into fewer than 620 square kilometers. These plants have long been part of traditional Caribbean medicine, and only now are becoming accepted by conventional medical practitioners. See for yourself why Saint Lucia is among the Caribbean’s most pristine botanical paradises.