SHA Wellness Clinic: Alicante, Spain

Updated: Mar 7, 2019

Lately I have realised that I have strayed from the original intention for this blog. My plan for this blog was to provide information from my experience of solo travel and spa reviews to women.

To fix this, I am going to back track a little bit, and discuss the spa adventures from 2018, that I forgot to mention in 2018.

SHA Wellness Clinic in Alacante, Spain was my first Spa wellness centre experience. This was diving in at the deep end!

The SHA method integrates natural therapies and nutrition with Western medicine. The specialise in preventive medicine, genetics and anti-aging. The fusion of these therapies enhances the positive impact for the client.

I booked a 4-day discovery course and learned a lot of how a well a facility like this can work and provide its patrons. My room was a suite of huge proportions that included a living area, bedroom, two baths a walk-in closet. I also had a large patio with mountain and ocean views. The room was bliss.

Each day the room was refreshed with bottles of drinking water, teas and fruit. Every evening there was a card with supportive poetry included with my turn down service.

There are many different programs to choose from. Fitness and diet, weight loss, detox and life-resets are a few of the programs they have on offer.

Upon arrival, one visits with a program specialist, who arranges the treatments. They discuss your goals and what you need to do to achieve them. I went into the clinic with no set goals other than to chill and enjoy myself, which is exactly what I did.

I had some lovely treatments. The one I remember most vividly was a combination salt scrub, and mud wrap. I was then confined inside a floatation device. It was hot, uncomfortable and I could not escape. When time was up, I was then taken out and power washed, naked, by a man with a hose. While this was mucho embarrassing, my skin afterward was amazing!

You also meet with a doctor, who takes your vitals and determines that you are a safe candidate for the programs.

While at that meeting, you choose which diet you would like to follow. The food was beautifully prepared, served to you by the same person each day. This person knew which menu you had signed up for and would know what you should or should not be eating. Meals were at an assigned time each day, taking the stress of planning out of the equation.

I loved my time at SHA Wellness Clinic and would go back for a longer program. As I was there for four days I focused on my treatments and did not have the opportunity to explore the area.

SHA Wellness Clinic

Carrer del Verderol, 5, 03581 L’Albir, Alacant

(+865 61 46 09

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Fearing the empty nest? Don't! Since my children have flown the coup, I have had time to refocus on my passions of travel, art, and writing.  This little blog is a handy tool that helps me share what I have learned with others.


I grew up in the States, but have lived a large chunk of my adult life in the UK. I now split my time between London and South Africa as well as chasing the sun around the world. 


 When my nest emptied, I began to plan my trips according to my own schedule, indulging in going solo. Once one gets used to traveling solo, it can be a very freeing experience. I seek out interesting, informative and unique experiences, and proffer advice with my network of readers.  I also have a lot of fun!


 Spa retreats and personal growth travel are core to what I do.  If there was a master's degree in the art of booking massages, I would be a scholarship student! I also plan to conquer Europe one city break at a time and with all that effort, I need as many beach holidays as possible. 


So please enjoy reading my tales of travel. I hope you are encouraged to get on that plane and perhaps have a few giggles along the way.


When my large family was quite young, we lived in several international postings. In an age before Google Translate,  I negotiated the grocery stores of foreign countries in search of tasty ingredients. I soon became an expert at discerning information from food labels and also learned to cook healthy, quick meals from local sources. 


From this experience, I became quite the foodie, even before 'foodie' was a word. And now as an empty-nester and devotee of food travel networks, I  interpret those old recipes into smaller, even tastier versions. 


Being an editor and food/wine travel columnist,  I travel the world sampling indigenous recipes which I share on Old Bag on a Plane. I also love wine!


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