Some Extreme Sports to Try on Your Summer Holiday

Part of the fun of any holiday is the opportunity to get out and try new things. The stimulation of the mind and body that is caused by new experiences helps us to respond better to the stress of our daily lives back at home and triggers endorphins that offer a natural high. One sure fire way to garner all the benefits that this type of experience has to offer is to try an extreme sport while you are away on your favourite camping trip or summer holiday. Many Devon Holiday Parks offer extreme sports and other activities.

Popular Extreme Sports

So called extreme sports really can run the gamut of physical and mental fortitude, making it possible for everyone to find something that is suited to his or her interests and abilities, even kids. Some of the most popular sporting activities offered around the country today are:

  • Scuba Diving
  • Pool Kayaking
  • Parascending
  • Quad Biking
  • Mountain Boarding
  • Water Skiing
  • Kiddy Karts
  • Combat
  • Go Karts
  • Surfing
  • Mountain Biking
  • WaterWalkerz
  • Twista Bikes
  • Climbing
  • Bungee Jumping
  • Bungee Running

And these are really just a few of the options that are out there waiting for you on your vacation.

Planning an Extreme Sports Vacation

If you are looking to get the blood pumping and the adrenaline running with some extreme sports experimentation during your next trip then try actually planning the trip around a particular type of sport or opportunity. Research the type of activity that you have in mind and then arrange your trip to take you to one of the better places to engage in it. Visit your favourite mountainous or hilly area, for example, in order to try climbing or mountain boarding activities.

If you’ve never had any experience with the activity, then you should make a point of looking for facilities or companies that can offer you guidance, supervision, or training at the site in question. Alternatively, you could pick up the necessary pointers for a beginner ahead of time. You could also consider joining a group of extreme travellers in order to get a buddy experience.

If you are an experienced practitioner of one or many extreme sports, then consider trying something new on your trip. While you may love your chosen sport, chances are that a new twist on the old pastime will offer an even better adrenaline rush.

Spa Treatment’s Basis: Balneotherapy

Balneotherapy is the treatment of disease by bathing, and is the basis of modern day spas (yes, even the ones that you’d enjoy on a relaxing Wales spa break. The treatments nowadays also incorporate the use of muds and clays, which is actually an element of fangotherapy, but they work alongside each other very well.

Balneotherapy can involve being submerged in water, lying in water, moving in water or having water flow over you, and whilst it was originally intended as a treatment for diseases, it is also now used for relaxation.

Part of the health benefits associated with balneotherapy is that the waters used are normally rich in minerals, and can help keep skin healthy. If the water is not already mineral water, these will often be added, along with aroma therapy oils to help with relaxation.

The treatments that balneotherapy and fangotherapy offer are also now largely used in beauty therapy, as they can smooth wrinkles and revitalise skin, though when they are used as such, they cease to be balneotherapy, as balneotherapy refers specifically to the use of these for treating disease.

Whilst all of this is interesting to know, it’s much better to experience the treatments on your own Wales spa holiday.