Top tips for getting over jet lag

Revive aching muscles and stiff bones after a long flight with a range of full body stretches devised by personal trainer at Constance Le Prince Maurice, Isabelle Lamant.

Exercise 1 – Relax the lower back

Open arms and keep shoulder blades on the floor. Relax your legs on the side. Inhale for 8 seconds with the nose – exhale naturally through the mouth. Repeat 5 times.

Exercise 1 – Relax the lower back

Exercise 1 – Relax the lower back

Exercise 2 – Stretch your bottom to avoid pain in the lower back

Put your right foot on your left knee, right arm between your legs, cross your fingers on or under the left knee. Press your knee in the direction of your chest until you feel the muscle stretch. Hold for 20/30 seconds per leg.

Exercise 2 – Stretch your bottom to avoid pain in the lower back

Exercise 3 – Stretch your hamstrings with a towel

Hold a towel with both hands and stretch your right leg as far as you can. Hold for 20 seconds. To avoid curving the back, bend the opposite (left) leg and put the left foot on the floor before changing legs.

Exercise 3 – Stretch your hamstrings with a towel

Exercise 4 – Stretch the outside of your legs (abductors)

Hold the towel in your left hand and place it under the right foot. Keep your left leg flat on the floor, turn your head and stretch out the right arm on the right side. Put the left elbow on the floor and pull your hand gently until you feel the stretch on the outside of the right leg. 20/30 seconds per side.

Exercise 4 – Stretch the outside of your legs (abductors)

Exercise 5 – Stretch inside of your legs (adductors)

Place the towel under your right foot and hold in the right hand. Keep your left leg flat on the floor, turn your head to the left. Put the right elbow on the floor and pull your hand gently until you feel the stretch on the inside of the right leg. 20/30 seconds per side.

Exercise 5 – Stretch inside of your legs (adductors)

Exercise 6 – Stretch inside of your legs (adductors), hands and forearms

We never think of stretching of our hands but they can really need it. Bend your knees, bring your big toes together and sit down as far as you can on your heels. Point your fingers in the direction of your hips and then press the palms of your hands on the floor. Hold for 20 seconds.

Exercise 6 – Stretch inside of your legs (adductors), hands and forearms

Exercise 7 – Stretch quads and improve the flow of blood circulation in your hips

Position your right knee above the right heel, stretch the left leg back and raise your spine. 20 seconds per leg.

Exercise 7 – Stretch quads and improve the flow of blood circulation in your hips

Exercise 8 – Stretch your hamstrings and shoulders

With your legs close together, cross your fingers behind your back and bend forward. Stretch your arms above your back as far as you can. Hold for 20 seconds.

Exercise 8 – Stretch your hamstrings and shoulders

Exercise 9 – Stretch your arms and chest and open the thorax

Put your fingers on a wall, stretch your arm and twist your body in the opposite direction. 5 deep breaths per side.

Exercise 9 – Stretch your arms and chest and open the thorax

Exercise 10 – Stretch your Legs, back, shoulders and arms

Press your hand against a wall. Stretch your arms and legs and keep your back parallel to the floor. Hold for 20 seconds.

Exercise 10 – Stretch your Legs, back, shoulders and arms

After this routine of 10 exercises you will immediately feel the benefit. These are stretches you can do every day without moderation.

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Indulge in the ultimate spa holiday at Halaveli

Indulge in a spa holiday at Constance Halaveli and you’ll enter a world where the relentless pace of life gently slips away.

Spa de Constance

Spa de Constance

This haven in the North Ari Atoll offers a huge range of treatments to pamper and revive your senses.

In its 2013 Spa Guide, Condé Nast Traveller described the spa at Constance Halaveli:

‘At the overwater spa… rejuvenate your jaded spirit and zap negative energy…’

Personal consultation

Indulge in a Wellness Consultation in which one of our team of qualified therapists will design a series of treatments specifically for you as part of a holistic journey of healing which may include everything from massage, nutrition, skincare and fitness.

Treatment rooms

Whatever treatment combo is devised for you, you’ll feel an innate sense of relaxation in the cool mahogany treatment rooms, where the open sides invite the ocean breeze and the massage table looks down to a glass panel below so you can watch the marine life swimming beneath you.

Ila at Halaveli

The organic, natural products created by Ila are sourced from plants or minerals carefully selected from around the world such as the Himalayan rock salt from Kashmir, rosehip seed oil from Southern Andes and Babassu oil from the Amazon.

Relax in the private spa pool overlooking the ocean

Relax in the private spa pool overlooking the ocean

Highlights include:

The Ila experience

Combining facial techniques, a Himalayan rock salt body scrub, Manipura massage, reflexology and lymphatic-drainage this complete experience aims to re-awaken the body and spirit inviting a sense of euphoric calm.

The Valmont Spa

Exclusive Swiss skincare and anti-ageing specialist Valmont has its own spa at Halaveli offering treatments that blend the purity of Swiss ingredients with the very latest scientific breakthroughs in skincare treatment.

Highlights include:

Snow Bright Radiance Ritual

Restoring the natural uniformity of youthful skin this treatment uses vitamin C and white lupine extract to blend away small vascular anomalies and larger pigmentary spots leaving the skin with a radiant glow.

Spa de Constance

‘From skin to within’ is our maxim at Spa de Constance, Halaveli. We use only handcrafted natural ingredients, many sourced locally in the Maldives, blended into our own custom made oils, scrubs and wraps to create an enveloping sensory experience for your body and mind.

Foot treatments at Spa de Constance

Foot treatments at Spa de Constance

Pamper your senses with a full body massage, scrub, bath soak or wrap – or why not combine all three in one of our Skin to Within Experiences.

Highlights include:

Meditative Indulgence

A sumptuous 4-hand massage featuring oils of frankincense, rosewood and lime inducing a deep-level of relaxation.

Relax after your treatments

Feel your body detox in our sauna and steam room and then rejuvenate your senses with a refreshing dip in the spa’s outdoor hot and cool pools with views out across the turquoise waters, or take the wooden steps down and bathe in the ocean below.

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Constance Le Prince Maurice and Belle Mare Plage win new awards

Constance Le Prince Maurice and Constance Belle Mare Plage have been named as winners in the prestigious Ile Maurice Tourisme Awards.

Legend Golf Course, Constance Belle Mare Plage

Legend Golf Course, Constance Belle Mare Plage

The awards are given to the finest hotels and resorts in Mauritius, and we are proud to have won in the following categories:

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Luxury spa experience in the Seychelles

Step into the quiet sanctuary of the Spa Village at Constance Ephélia and discover the latest treatments from Spa de Constance and Shiseido Spa.

Spa at Constance Ephelia, Seychelles

Spa at Constance Ephelia, Seychelles

At Ephélia, you can blend a holiday of luxury living with a 5* pampering spa experience to help tackle stress, anxiety and poor digestion leaving you feeling reinvigorated and ready to face the world again.

Our spa therapists will design a program of body and skincare treatments around your specific needs.

Shiseido and Spa de Constance

Shiseido specialise in Eastern-inspired skincare treatments while at Spa de Constance you can choose from an extensive menu of massages including hot stone, aromatherapy and shiatsu, through to body scrubs and clay wraps, a full range of beauty treatments and early morning yoga and meditation on the beach.

Special spa promotion in July

During July 2013, you can treat yourself to a Mystic Sea Ceremony as part of a special month-long promotion.

The 90-minute treatment will help prepare your skin for the sunshine of the Seychelles. The sea salt therapy will relieve your skin from heat and sun damage while the coconut oil massage will restore your body’s natural glow.

To book this special offer, visit our Spa Village during your stay or talk to our guest relations manager.

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    Wesselingh battles to Bad Ragaz PGA Seniors Open win

    Paul Wesselingh has won his second tournament of the season following a dramatic play-off at the Bad Ragaz PGA Seniors Open with former MCB Champion Kevin Spurgeon.

    Paul Wesselingh

    Paul Wesselingh

    The two British golfers battled it out on the Swiss Bad Ragaz course with Spurgeon ultimately drawing level with Wesselingh forcing the pair to play extra holes. It was only a birdie on the third extra hole, the 18th, which secured the win for Wesselingh.

    Kevin Spurgeon is no stranger to dramatic battles having fought hard to win the MCB Tour Championship held in Belle Mare Plage, Mauritius, back in 2009.

    This latest win places Wesselingh at the top of the European Senior Tour Order of Merit after just four events this year.

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    Enter our name the sea creature competition

    Enter our competition to name sea creatures found at Constance Halaveli in the Maldives, and you could win a set of luxury Valmont Fit and Tone body treatments.

    Valmont Fit and Tone Body Treatment Set

    Valmont Fit and Tone Body Treatment Set

    To enter

    All you have to do is choose names for our collection of awe-inspiring sea creatures below. Be as creative or quirky as you like.

    Then post the names by leaving a comment on this blog post below, on our Facebook page or using our Twitter feed @constancehotels. Remember that if you’re the winner, we need to be able to contact you so include an email address, your Twitter handle or a message on Facebook.

    Competition closes on Monday 15 July 2013 at midnight. Winners will be announced here on Wednesday 17 July 2013.

    Bonus prize

    And as an added bonus, if you post your own photo of a sea creature onto the Constance Facebook wall, we’ll enter you for a prize draw to win one of our sought after Constance USB memory sticks, designed in the shape of a room key in a beautiful black croc leather pouch. Again, winners will be announced on Wednesday 17 July 2013.

    1. Name the Scorpion Fish

    Scorpion fish at Constance Halaveli, Maldives

    Give our Scorpion fish a name…

     

    2. Name the Green Mantis Shrimp

    Green Mantis Shrimp at Constance Halaveli, Maldives

    I need a name too…

     

    3. Name the White Tip Reef Shark

    White Tip Reef Shark at Constance Halaveli, Maldives

    … and me…

     

    Valmont at Constance Halaveli

    At Constance, we’re passionate about diving and proud of the work we do to protect the environment around our hotels for future generations.

    The prestigious Swiss skincare brand Valmont, who opened a spa at Halaveli last year, has partnered with us to further support our coral reef regeneration programme at Constance Halaveli.

    Since the tsunami in 2004, we have been working hard to encourage marine life to thrive once again in this area. With the help of Valmont, the programme is gathering momentum and we are seeing real progress in coral growth and the regeneration of sea life for which the Maldives is renowned.

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