Shiseido spa at Constance Hotels & Resorts

At the Shiseido Spas at Constance, guests are invited to indulge in treatments designed to harmonise the wellbeing of the body with the wellbeing of the mind.

Shiseido Spa at Constance Ephélia

Shiseido Spa at Constance Ephélia

This holistic approach is centred around Shiseido’s famous Qi treatments, concentrating on balancing the vital energy which runs through us all.

By blending Eastern traditions and philosophies with Western science and technology, Shiseido are able to offer a menu of treatments which create a complete sensation of wellbeing both inside and out.

Shiseido is available at Constance Belle Mare Plage, Constance Ephélia and Constance Lémuria.

Shiseido’s Japanese Beauty Paradise

Pamper yourself with Shiseido’s two-hour signature treatment in the outdoor Shiseido Pavilion at Lémuria. The treatment begins with a Japanese foot ritual, followed by an invigorating back scrub and steam then a deep back, neck and shoulder massage. The treatment concludes with a sublime 75 minute Qi facial.

Kuroho Body Bliss

Feel yourself revived and refreshed following this two-hour treatment at Belle Mare Plage which involves a full body exfoliation, cleanse and polish to leave skin feeling flawless. Then relax with a Qi body massage and application of Shiseido’s famous replenishing body cream.

Nourishing Bathing Ceremony

Relaxing at the Shiseido Spa

Relaxing at the Shiseido Spa

The ultimate indulgence and path to complete relaxation, this treatment begins with a Japanese foot bath ritual and body exfoliation before immersing yourself into the beautifully fragranced Japanese hydro-therapy bath at Ephélia. Breathe in scents of green tea, cherry blossom and silken rice before emerging for a full body massage and application of Shiseido’s Ultimate Nourishing Body Cream.

What our beauty therapists say

Following a recent Shiseido Spa training day we asked our Shiseido therapists what they thought about the luxury skincare brand. This is what they told us:

  • ‘Before I encountered Shiseido, I didn’t really know how to take care of my skin and my wellbeing.’
  • ‘Once you discover Shiseido, there’s no going back…’
  • ‘Shiseido is the master of beauty which brings magic to your skin.’
  • ‘I am proud to be part of the Shiseido family.’
  • ‘Shiseido = oxygen, necessary for life, health and wellbeing.’
  • ‘A special brand full of positive philosophy.’
  • ‘Shiseido understands every client’s needs.’

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Top blogger Jozilicious gives Le Prince Maurice a rave review

South African blogger, Jozilicious visited Le Prince Maurice for a long weekend and was blown away by the luxurious accommodation, 5* service and a sumptuous fish curry.

5* service at Constance Le Prince Maurice

5* service at Constance Le Prince Maurice

Jozilicious can’t get enough of Constance. Having visited Ephélia and Lémuria already she was keen to visit Le Prince Maurice, and was certainly not disappointed.

‘The thing I realised after staying at Le Prince Maurice is that it wasn’t Seychelles we loved, it was Constance. The values embodied by this brand are carried through in all the resorts and the experience is just far superior to most other hotel brands. The staff are among the most hospitable I’ve ever come across in all my travels.’

From being met at the airport by a private X5 to the pillow menu in her room to the willingness of the restaurant staff to prepare her favourite dish which was not on the menu, Jozilicious was wowed by the level of service.

She claimed staff at the hotel, ‘love what they do and really care about making your stay comfortable for you – whether this means arranging a packed breakfast for you to eat en route to an early morning flight, or cooking your favourite meal at dinner. They realise that people are individuals and have different needs and nothing is ever too much to ask of them.’

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Sunday Times recommends a September break at Tsarabanjina and Ephélia

Tempting you to make the glorious summer months last a little bit longer, in this week’s Sunday Times Chris Haslam recommends booking a September break in the sun.

A September break at Constance Ephélia, Seychelles

A September break at Constance Ephélia, Seychelles

Resorts Haslam recommends for a last blast of warmth before autumn arrives in the Northern hemisphere include Constance Tsarabanjina in Madagascar and Constance Ephélia in the Seychelles.

Describing the laid back vibe of Tsarabanjina, basking in 25°C sunshine, Haslam declares, ‘The choice of activities is almost endless: you can lie in a hammock, go snorkeling, read a book, lie in a hammock, go snorkeling or circumnavigate the island in 45 minutes.’

He claims the Seychelles is also the perfect September getaway (average temperature 27°C with, ‘white beaches, sapphire seas, coconut palms and superb seafood.’

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Recipe: Duck legs and roast pineapple, smoked bacon

Seychellois spices and tropical fruits combine to bring out the delicious flavour of duck in this popular recipe from Constance Ephelia.

Duck legs and roast pineapple, smoked bacon

Duck legs and roast pineapple, smoked bacon

Ingredients

The meat:

  • 8 duck legs
  • 1 onion
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 3 cloves
  • 2 cloves of garlic
  • 5g honey
  • 50ml soy sauce
  • 1 litre duck stock
  • 1 long pepper

1. Prepare, trim and season the duck legs with salt and pepper.

2. Brown them in a cast iron pan with a little oil, adding the garlic, cinnamon stick, long pepper, chopped onion and cloves. Let it all sweat for 5 minutes.

3. Take the grease off and add the honey, deglazing with the soy sauce and moistening with the duck stock.

4. Boil it and skim off the impurities. put the lid on and put it in the oven at 160˚C for about an hour and a half.

5. At the end of the cooking, take the meat out and reduce the braising liquid to three-quarters in order to obtain a syrupy sauce.

6. Put the duck legs in the sauce and keep them hot.

The garnish:

  • 2 Victoria pineapples
  • Dark Muscovado sugar
  • 200g smoked bacon/lard
  • 4 medium onions
  • 100ml chicken stock
  • Five Pepper Mixture: as required
  • Flat leaf parsley

1. Boil the smoked bacon/lard for an hour. Drain it and set it aside.

2. peel and cut the pineapple into quarters and trim the ends. Put the trimmings in a juicer to obtain some fresh juice.

3. Heat the Muscovado sugar in a pan, caramelise them in a pan, salt the quarters and deglaze them with pineapple juice. Then glaze them once more with some good juice. Store them.

4. Cut the onions into quarters, caramelise them in a pan, salt them and moisten them with the chicken stock and put them in the oven at 160˚C for about 25 minutes. Store it all.

5. Fry the parsley sprigs and set them aside.

Finishing and presentation

Put two duck legs on each plate. Add two pineapple wedges, two pieces of smoked bacon and reduce the braising liquid and finish off with the mixture of five peppers and fried parsley.

Sommelier’s suggested wine

Bold dry white wine:

  • Alsace Sonnenglanz Grand Cru, Trapet Gewurtztraminer, 2007 France
  • Hermitage blanc, Domaine Marc Sorrel, 2005 France

Anniversary celebrations at Constance Ephélia, Seychelles

Marking anniversary celebrations with a luxury holiday means you’re looking for more than elegant, spacious accommodation and luxe facilities, you want an entire experience that will last a lifetime.

Wedding celebrations at Constance Ephelia (1988)

Helen & Ken’s wedding (1988)

Twenty-fifth wedding anniversary

When Helen and Ken Smith returned to the Seychelles where they’d married 25 years ago to celebrate their anniversary at Constance Ephélia, they discovered that a warm welcome and excellent service were what memories are really made of.

Helen tells us, ‘We did a lot of research on which hotel to stay at as it was such a special occasion and read lots of reviews and then decided to choose Constance Ephélia. The resort looked so beautiful sitting between 2 beaches, it seemed to have everything on our wish list and more.’

Return to the Seychelles

It was the first time they’d returned to the Seychelles since their wedding and expectation was running high but when they arrived at Ephélia they realised they had nothing to worry about.

‘We honestly couldn’t have asked for anything better to celebrate this special occasion,’ Helen says. ‘We booked a junior suite and the location was stunning, next to the beach and whilst we sat on our balcony we could hear the waves lapping onto the shore…

‘We spent our days chilling by the pool and beach, playing lots of tennis, we went exploring to deserted beaches and also went kayaking a few times – brilliant.’

A 25th wedding anniversary at Constance Ephelia

Returning to the Seychelles for their 25th wedding anniversary

First class service at Constance

But for Helen and Ken it was the special attention paid to them by the staff that really made the holiday perfect. ‘The hotel was beautiful and far exceeded our expectations, comfort, location, choice of restaurants but it’s the staff that are the icing on the cake. They made it so very extra special, they genuinely go out of their way to ensure that you are having the best time.’

Helen cites the example of Chantal, Sales Manager at Ephélia who greeted them on their arrival at Ephélia and went out of her way to make their holiday especially memorable.

‘She arranged for us to have breakfast on the beach which was a fantastic experience, we had champagne delivered to our room, gifts on our bed, it honestly just went on and on, so very lovely. Then, just when we though it couldn’t get any better, they arranged for us to spend our last 2 nights in a hillside villa. Wow, wow, wow – unbelievable – we just kept shaking our heads at how lucky we were.’

‘We have bored everyone to death with our stories and we are sure that some people don’t actually believe what Ephélia and their staff did for us. It was incredible.’

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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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