Le Prince Maurice leads on latest trend for medical pedicures

A growing trend among spa guests for medical-based treatments shows a greater emphasis on spas as places for wellbeing rather than indulgence.

Brice Nicham, podiatrist

Brice Nicham

One area where we’ve seen this shift is in the rise of medical pedicures. At the centre of this trend is celebrity podiatrist Brice Nicham, whose medical health pedicures, manicures and posture treatments are available at Constance Le Prince Maurice, Mauritius.

Brice Nicham says, ‘My goal is to democratise these types of qualitative treatments around the world and within 5 stars hotels by providing an unparalleled result with a simple pedicure. Some VIPs such as Nicole Kidman, Eva Longoria, John Travolta and Bradley Cooper have already tried my pedicure and loved it!’

Brice Nicham treatments at Le Prince Maurice

Available at Constance Le Prince Maurice’s Spa de Constance, Nicham’s program combines medical treatments for feet and hands alongside massage and traditional beauty techniques.

How it works

The idea behind Nicham’s medical pedicures is not only to cure current conditions but to prevent potential future foot issues through a series of efficient and relaxing treatments.

As part of the medical approach, Nicham’s pedicures and manicures include treatment for skin and nail pathologies such as corns, calluses and ingrowing nails as well as an elimination of the rough periungual zones around the fingernails.

In order to create a holistic feeling of wellbeing clients are then given an invigorating scrub followed by a massage of the region (toe to knee for a pedicure, hand to elbow for a manicure) to relieve stress and improve blood circulation.

Nicham’s approach, and the treatments he has created, has earned him a loyal following.

My Posture by Brice Nicham

In an attempt to cure a range of possible strains on key joints, Nicham also offers a postural check-up system already used by many football clubs and tennis leagues around the world.

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How the top golfers have played in the European Senior Tour season so far

Players have been arriving at Constance Belle Mare Plage over the last few days, in readiness for the conclusion of the 2013 European Senior Tour season.

The MCB Tour Championship, which is staged at the resort’s Legends GC, will be the 16th event of the year. Here’s the story of the Road to Mauritius:

The headliner is England’s Paul Wesselingh, who was Rookie of the Year in 2012, and currently leads the Order of Merit after three stunning victories in his second year. He started off with a five-shot win in the ISPS HANDA PGA Seniors Championship in June, added the Bad Ragaz PGA Seniors Open in July and snatched top spot in the money list with victory in last month’s Fubon Senior Open in Taiwan.

Fellow Englishman Simon P Brown has bagged two wins. His first, the Russian Open Senior Golf Championship, came after he recorded a bogey, double bogey and three birdies in a wild final five holes. If that win was rollercoaster-like, his second was an armchair ride, with the final day of the Dutch Senior Open being washed out and Brown crowned champion watching the rain fall in the clubhouse.

Steen Tinning leads Brown in the race to become Rookie of the Year, following victories in the Berenberg Masters in Koln (when he broke the hearts of the locals to defeat Bernhard Langer) and the English Senior Open. The Dane has also competed in this year’s European Ironman Championship, proving the adage that you’re only as old as you feel.

Poolside tee off - Colin Montgomerie entertains the crowds at Constance Belle Mare Plage

Poolside tee off – Colin Montgomerie entertains the crowds at Constance Belle Mare Plage

The majors have been a curious affair. American Kenny Perry made a habit of throwing away major championship wins on the main tour and did so again in May’s US Senior PGA Championship. That allowed the wonderfully named Kohki Idoki to become Japan’s first ever winner of a male major championship.

Perry made amends in June, claiming the US Senior Open Championship, before the Senior Open Championship presented by Rolex witnessed the most remarkable finish of the year. Unheralded American Mark Wiebe defeated Bernhard Langer in a bizarre play-off at Royal Birkdale which started in the dark, was halted in pitch dark and was concluded early next morning.

Of all those mentioned above only Wesselingh had previously claimed victory on this tour and the pattern of maiden winners continued all year. England’s Philip Golding denied home favourite Ian Woosnam in the Speedy Services Wales Senior Open at Royal Porthcawl (host of next year’s Senior Open) and Spain’s Santiago Luna, who once famously defeated Tiger Woods at St Andrews, returned to the old town and left with the SSE Scottish Senior Open trophy.

But the most noteworthy of all was Colin Montgomerie’s first senior win in the Travis Perkins plc Senior Open. Playing on one of his favourite courses, the Duke’s at Woburn, he cruised to a six-shot victory.

There were comeback wins for Gordon Brand Jr in the WINSTONgolf Senior Open (his first for three years) and Australian Peter Fowler in the French Riviera Masters (who hadn’t won since claiming the 2011 Order of Merit).

To launch the week the leading performers hit balls from the poolside at Belle Mare Plage towards the island out at sea. Colin Montgomerie entertained the assembled crowd and they’re hoping he’ll be doing the same in the main event which starts on Friday. Follow #MCBGolf on social media to find out more.

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A-Z of Christmas at Constance

At Constance we’re getting ready for the festive season ahead. You can expect perfect beaches and breathtaking ocean views but we have plenty other treats in store for guests arriving in the coming weeks.

Christmas at Constance - Christmas dinner with a sea view

Christmas at Constance – Christmas dinner with a sea view

Here’s a glimpse of what to expect.

A is for Appetite

Whether you dream of a full Christmas dinner with all the trimmings or a feast of fresh seafood cooked on the grill right in front of you, our world-class chefs will be preparing the perfect festive menu.

B is for Beautiful locations

Spend Christmas day on a white sand beach taking in stunning Indian Ocean views or stroll through verdant, lush tropical gardens at one of our luxury hotels and resorts in the Seychelles, Mauritius, Maldives or Madagascar. Each island has it’s own unique features and beautiful vistas, perfect for a winter getaway.

C is for Cristal

Relax and get on with enjoying your holiday knowing everything is taken care of with our luxury Cristal all-inclusive package at Constance Moofushi and Constance Tsarabanjina.

D is for DJs

Dance under the stars, chill out with friends, or party on the beach and let our resident DJ provide the perfect vibe.

E is for Elegance

From the graceful architecture of high-rafted ceilings and traditional palm thatch to the refined decor using rich woods and polished stone, elegance is the word that best sums up the Constance style.

Golf at Constance Lémuria, Seychelles

Golf at Constance Lémuria, Seychelles

F is for Fisherman’s Day

A traditional festival in the Maldives to celebrate the importance of fishing in the country, Fisherman’s Day is held on 10 December. Enjoy stalls of fresh seafood cooked in traditional Maldivian style accompanied by music and festivities.

G is for Golf

Indulge your passion for golf this Christmas with an idyllic destination complete with its own 18-hole Championship golf course (or two). At Constance Le Prince Maurice and Constance Belle Mare Plage you can enjoy the Links and Legend courses, and watch the action at the MCB Tour Championship. Or play one of the world’s most beautiful golf courses, and the only 18-hole course in the Seychelles, at Constance Lémuria.

H is for Hot Stone Massage

Indulge in this ancient massage technique at the Spa de Constance at Constance Moofushi. A combination of warm essential oils and heated stones glide over vital energy points creating a sensation of deep relaxation.

I is for Indian Ocean

Explore the beauty and rich marine life of the Indian Ocean with the help and advice of our dive centres. Whether you’re a beginner keen to try scuba diving for the first time or an old hand looking for the best local diving spots there is so much to see in the Indian Ocean in December, you won’t be disappointed.

Constance Moofushi, Maldives

Constance Moofushi, Maldives

J is for Join the Party

One of the things all our destination islands have in common is a love for festivities so it’s no surprise that Christmas and New Year are celebrated in the traditional way with plenty of feasting, music and dancing. All our hotels will have their own Christmas parties for families as well as cocktail and beach parties so everyone can join in the fun.

K is for Kids Club

Christmas is an exciting time at the Constance Kids Club with fancy dress parties, decoration and card making, tree decorating and many other festive activities. Keep your eyes open and you might even catch a glimpse of Santa – in previous years he’s even arrived by helicopter.

L is for Luxury Accommodation

Spacious rooms, outdoor spaces, elegant en-suite bathrooms and dedicated seating areas mean that all our accommodation gives you the luxury of space. It’s up to you whether you choose to open your presents in your own suite, in the peaceful seclusion of a beach villa, or with views out across the ocean from a stilted water villa. Or perhaps you’d rather make it a private party for your family and friends in one of our Presidential Villas.

M is for Meditation

Take time out this Christmas to discover your own inner sanctuary with one-to-one meditation sessions. Guest at Constance Lémuria can meet with our yogi and decide whether to enjoy group Sunset Meditation sessions or private lessons for couples or individuals.

Diving at Constance Hotels and Resorts

Diving at Constance Hotels and Resorts

N is for Night Diving

Try something new this Christmas with night dives available at most hotels and resorts. Diving at night is a treat for the senses when the ocean changes to a tranquil bed for many daytime marine species and others come out to hunt. Dive by torchlight and then turn your torch off and watch the phosphorescent plankton dance in the moonlight.

O is for Open-air Movies

Watch festive movies under the stars at Moofushi. Lie on loungers or beanbags on the sand and enjoy a film on the beach while we deliver cocktails or fresh fruit juices and popcorn right to your seat.

P is for Private Dining

Whether you want to enjoy a meal in the privacy of your luxury accommodation or something more memorable, at Constance there are a range of private dining experiences available. Enjoy a candle-lit dinner for two on your own private sandbank at Moofushi. At Constance Halaveli you can enjoy a picnic lunch or candle-lit dinner on your own deserted island. Savour the fruits of the ocean with a fresh lobster prepared in front of you and served at a private table on rocks overlooking the ocean at Constance Tsarabanjina.

Q is for Quick Tension Release

The Quick Tension Release treatment for men at the Shiseido Spa at Constance Ephélia concentrates on the key stress areas of the neck, shoulders and back leaving you to enjoy a totally relaxed, stress-free Christmas.

spa retreats in the Indian Ocean

Tend to the soul body & mind at Constance

R is for Relax

With a high ratio of staff to guests we are here to make sure your holiday is relaxed and stress free. Our friendly, attentive staff are always on hand to ensure you have everything you need for a perfect stay from arranging once-in-a-lifetime excursions to running you a aromatic, candle-lit bath.

S is for Shiseido Spa

Indulge in Oriental-inspired beauty treatments designed to promote a holistic sense of wellbeing at the Shiseido Spas at Constance Belle Mare Plage, Lémuria and Ephélia. Set in secluded, tranquil areas of the resorts’ lush, verdant gardens beside our own Spas de Constance, the Shiseido Spas offer you an oasis of calm in the festive season.

T is for Tennis

Get active for the New Year with a range of sporting activities at Constance. Enjoy a game of tennis with friends at Le Prince Maurice, Belle Mare Plage, Halaveli and Ephélia or start your resolutions early in the fitness suites and gyms at our resorts featuring all the latest equipment.

U is for Ultimate Luxury

For something extra special this Christmas why not indulge in the luxury of one of our Ultimate Hotels. All members of The Leading Hotels of the World group, Le Prince Maurice, Lémuria and Halaveli offer the ultimate in stylish elegance and luxury holidays.

Waterskiing at Constance Hotels and Resorts

Waterskiing at Constance Hotels and Resorts

V is for Valmont Spa

Pamper your skin this Christmas at the Valmont Spa at Halaveli. The Swiss skincare expert specialises in treatments to rejuvenate your skin and restore its youthful glow through a combination of innovative scientific techniques and natural products.

W is for Water Sports

Enjoy a high-octane Christmas with a range of adrenalin-pumping water sports on offer at Constance resorts. Feel the thrill of the wind in your hair and ocean spray on your lips as you water ski, wakeboard, windsurf, kite surf or try your hand at sailing your own catamaran.

X is for ‘X’ Marks the Spot

Enjoy a festive treasure hunt with the whole family around one of our paradise island locations with the Kids’ Club and uncover the hidden treasure.

Y is for Yoga on the Beach

Join fitness guru Isabelle Lamant for morning yoga session on the beach at Le Prince Maurice in Mauritius and revive your body and soul this Christmas. Make your salutation to the sun as it rises over the breath-taking ocean views and feel yourself reconnected to the world you live in.

Z is for Zip Lining

Experience the Seychelles in a completely new way as you zip line through the stunning jungles of Mahé. Get the rush of excitement as you climb the granite rocks of Ephélia before taking on a series of zip lines criss-crossing the breath-taking countryside.

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Golf Infographic: The Road to Mauritius – MCB Tour Championship 2013

Infographic: The Road to Mauritius MCB Tour Championship 2013

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As the countdown begins to this year’s MCB Tour Championship at Constance Belle Mare Plage, Mauritius on 13-15 December, we’ve created this golf infographic to tell the story of The Road to Mauritius.

Using stats from the events in this year’s European Senior Tour, and ahead of the season finale in Mauritius next weekend, we’ve got the lowdown on who’s who at the 2013 MCB Tour Championship.

Find out who we predict the key players will be. How did they get there? And what challenges will they face as they play for the title of tournament champion, for the Order of Merit, and the Rookie of the Year crown.

Constance Luxury Golf Offer

Book the Constance Luxury Golf Offer in Mauritius or the Seychelles, and you can look forward to unlimited complimentary green fees, golf car, three specialised golf massages and daily complimentary lunch per person at selected restaurants.

Try Lémuria's legendary 15th hole with our luxury golf offer

Try Lémuria’s legendary 15th hole with our luxury golf offer

Mauritius

Book the Constance Luxury Golf Offer in Mauritius at Constance Belle Mare Plage or Constance Le Prince Maurice and you’ll be following in the footsteps of golf legends including Colin Montgomerie. You can play on the Legend course, home to the MCB Tour Championship or head to the 18-hole Links course.

Seychelles

And if it’s the Seychelles that’s on your bucket list, at 5* Constance Lémuria in Praslin, you can indulge your love of golf at the only 18-hole golf course in the archipelago.

What’s included in the offer:

  • 2-way transfer from local airport to hotel
  • Welcome cocktail
  • Unlimited green fees
  • Golf car
  • Daily lunch at selected restaurants
  • 10% discount on spa products
  • 3 specialised golf massages:

Pre-Game Back & Shoulder Massage – focus massage to prepare the back and shoulders for golf with flexibility and ease

Performance Sport Massage – vigorous massage to keep muscles fresh and flexible

Recovery Relax Massage – muscle soothing and recovery massage after many days play

Don’t forget to contact the hotel at least 7 days prior to arrival to make sure you get the tee times you want. Spa treatments should be booked upon arrival.

Book now

Offer available all year round. Terms and conditions apply. Visit our website to book now.

Alternatively telephone our Central Reservation Office on (230) 402 2777 / 402 2772.

 

Top spa retreats in the Indian Ocean

Sketch a scene in your mind of palm-thatched treatment rooms floating above turquoise lagoons or tucked into secluded verdant gardens. The spas at Constance Hotels & Resorts are tranquil oases far removed from the melee of everyday life.

spa retreats in the Indian Ocean

Tend to the soul body & mind at our spa retreats in the Indian Ocean

Flop on vast daybeds, relax by soothing plunge pools and enjoy a huge range of treatments from our top team of therapists.

Constance Le Prince Maurice, Mauritius

Choose between sensual, holistic treatments at Spa de Constance or the renowned Phyto-Aromatic treatments at our Sisley Spa.

Give your feet and hands a health and beauty makeover with an out-of-this-world pedicure or manicure designed by leading podiatrist, Brice Nicham. Or enjoy a session of one-to-one yoga on the beach as part of our Pure Fitness offering with Isabelle Lamant.

Highlights include:

  • Sisley Spa’s Restorative Phyto-Aromatic Facial – An intensely rich, balancing treatment for damaged or irritated skin
  • Spa de Constance’s Princes’ Stress Relief – one of our ‘signature’ treatments this ultimate 4-hand massage uses long strokes to relax muscles and relieve stress.

Constance Lémuria, Seychelles

Book a massage at dusk in the secluded beach treatment pavilion, or visit the Shiseido Spa and experience holistic treatments combining Oriental traditions such as Japanese hot towels with modern innovations to balance your body’s vital energy.

Add to this yoga and meditation sessions held on the beach as well as health walks and sunset beach workouts, and you’ll leave here grinning from ear to ear.

Highlights include:

  • Shiseido’s signature treatment exclusively designed for Lémuria featuring Japanese foot rituals, invigorating back scrub, gentle steam, deep back, neck and shoulder massage and a 75 minute Qi facial
  • Spa de Constance’s Priadara Thai Ritual – an enriching aromatic treatment combining a warm-oil herbal massage and Thai herb compress.
Spa retreats in the Indian Ocean

Unwind at Spa de Constance

Constance Halaveli, Maldives

Set on a secluded section of Halaveli’s beautiful jetty, our therapists will give a Wellness Consultation to create a program that’s exactly right for you.

We use hand blended, organic, natural ingredients, many of which are gathered locally, alongside the Ila range of products and treatments also 100% organic.

At the Valmont Spa, the Swiss skin-care specialists have created a range of treatments that combine the latest scientific discoveries with pure, natural ingredients to revive your skin’s natural radiance.

Highlights include:

  • Valmont’s Complete Energy Ritual – Revive dull skin with a treatment that promotes cellular renewal leaving your skin looking radiant
  • Spa de Constance’s Soulful Soothing – Over 2 hours of blissful nurturing massage, skin polish and a rosewood wrap.

Constance Ephélia, Seychelles

The Spa Village at Ephélia is a luxurious commune of wellbeing in a secluded area of the resort.

The vast Spa Village includes a Shiseido Spa with a private garden and Japanese bath as part of each room, 14 treatment rooms, a yoga pavilion, three pools and hammam.

Highlights include:

  • Shiseido’s Zen Bathing Ceremony – Over 2 and a half hours with Japanese foot bath, invigorating body exfoliation and hydro-therapy bath
  • Ephélia’s Signature 4 hands massage – Based on traditional Ayurvedic massage techniques.
Spa Village, Constance Ephelia

The Spa Village, Constance Ephélia

Constance Belle Mare Plage, Mauritius

Enjoy the serene ambiance of the Spa de Constance or the Oriental tranquillity of the Shiseido Spa.

Highlights include:

  • Spa de Constance’s Serenity package – volcanic clay body scrub and relaxing green tea wrap
  • Shiseido’s Kuroho Body Bliss – body exfoliation, cleanse and polish followed by a heavenly Qi body massage

Constance Moofushi, Maldives

Savour the castaway chic of Moofushi as you lose yourself in an underwater world while our therapists ease your troubles away with windows in the floor so that guests can see down to the ocean below.

Highlights include:

• The rainforest rejuvenation ritual – 100% natural ingredients are used to draw deep toxins from the cells to improve circulation of the lymphatic system and promote healing of the body’s energy
• Couples’ massage workshop – Learn the pleasure of giving and receiving massages. We teach the basic strokes which promote harmony and wellbeing

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