Top 5 tips for long haul flights

Arrive at your hotel feeling refreshed with our top tips for long haul travel from Sophie Demaret our Spa Manager at Constance Le Prince Maurice.

Sea plane landing at Constance Moofushi

Sea plane landing at Moofushi

1. Before flying, use compression socks. They may not look sexy but they’re effective and will go unnoticed.

2. When you’re on the plane, avoid crossing your legs as it restricts your circulation.

3. During the flight, get up and move around. Taking just a few steps can help to revive your blood circulation.

4. Rub your ankles and then rotate them, first one way and then the other.

5. Massage your feet with a tennis ball that you roll under each foot – you’ll feel the benefits immediately.

Finally, once you’ve arrived at your hotel, head to the spa. At Le Prince Maurice, you can enjoy a cold shower on your legs, regenerate yourself with a sandalwood and cane sugar scrub, then follow it up with a 45 minute reflexology session. It will leave your legs feeling light and refreshed.

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Tips for maintaining health and fitness

Personal trainer and fitness instructor at Constance Le Prince Maurice, Isabelle Lamant, gives her tips for maintaining a healthy body and mind.

Isabelle Lamant, Constance Le Prince Maurice, Mauritius

Isabelle Lamant at Le Prince Maurice

Hi everyone,

Today I would like to talk about my own personal health regime, and what I’ve learned along the way to keep myself fit and well.

As I love food but also love to feel healthy, I strive to find a good balance between pleasure and fitness.

At 31, I’m proud of the balance I have achieved but I know it is something that will become more difficult as I get older. I always tell clients, the biggest challenge of our life is finding a balance which makes you feel good both mentally and physically. For me it’s very important for my self-esteem and self-confidence to enjoy life and keep control on my body.

Good health is about paying attention to the exercise I do and what I eat.

My approach to healthy eating
Breakfast
I change my breakfast depending on what I’ve eaten and drunk the night before. If I have indulged in a lovely big meal then I will only take a small plate of fruits and a tea or coffee.

If I had a light dinner, I will have some milk (not cow’s milk) with something I love to eat such as biscuits or chocolate. My secret is to indulge in good quality treats but never in large quantities.

Lunch
I eat only what my body needs and only what fits on one plate. I don’t eat bread, or only very occasionally. I also never take dessert after lunch, I take it 2 hours later so it’s better for my digestion.

Isabelle Lamant exercise classes at Constance Le Prince Maurice, Mauritius

Aqua fitness with Isabelle Lamant at Le Prince Maurice

Dinner
This is often only a light meal because the body stocks fat during the night. If we eat a lot in the evening, we give the liver too much work to do which can affect our sleep and cause fat retention.

It can be difficult to have light dinners every night but I try to have 4 per week to stay healthy and have a beautiful shape. Mashed vegetables with mashed potatoes or lentils is my favourite because it stabilises my hunger. The day after I can really feel the benefit on my skin and my tummy.

Exercise workouts
Just because I’m a fitness coach it doesn’t mean that I exercise for hours each day. I guide my clients and teach them but I don’t do each exercise because my body has limits and doing too much is not good.

When I work I do some exercises like abs, butts and arms with my clients and then on my own I often walk a minimum of 45 minutes a day.

I spend 20 minutes in the sea not only swimming, sometimes just standing in the waves meditating. I also do housework. It is the best exercise to tone up the whole body: cleaning, sweeping, polishing…. exhausting but a good workout!

I hope that my experience gives you inspiration to create your own balance. Remember the key is not to get frustrated. Eat what you like but in small quantities and always make sure you are eating good quality meat, fish and vegetables.

Good luck.

I’ll see you next month for a range of exercises in pictures.

I wish you all the best until then.
Isabelle

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Try making one of our healthy detox juices and crunchy salad & fresh Basil Blush juice

Read more about Isabelle’s fitness classes at Constance Le Prince Maurice, Mauritius and her top tips for wellbeing in 2013.

Discover the ultimate luxury spa in Mauritius

Delight in the idyllic tranquil retreat that is Spa de Constance at Le Prince Maurice, Mauritius.

Spa at Constance Le Prince Maurice, Mauritius

Spa at Le Prince Maurice

Feel yourself begin to relax as you step into the haven of our peaceful spa set in a quiet corner of the resort gardens.

Lie back and relax on sun loungers and enjoy a drink made from a fusion of fruits and spices beside the thermal swimming pool as you browse the extensive spa menu.

Tailored spa treatments

How you choose to pamper yourself is up to you. Our spa team will design a program of treatments tailored for you, that will leave you feeling revitalised and refreshed in mind and body.

Indulge with expert care from the Spice Route-inspired Spa de Constance, the exotic sensorial world of Sisley Paris or hand and foot treatments by the world-renowned podiatrist, Brice Nicham.

Give your energy levels a boost with fitness classes designed for you by resident fitness guru Isabelle Lamant including everything from yoga to Zumba.

Current luxury spa offers

Create your own
Create a special treatment package just for you with a combination of back, neck and shoulder massage, scalp massage, hand and forearm massage and foot massage.

Time is luxury
Book a 90 minute massage and we’ll throw in a sumptuous 30 minute wrapping treatment. For those tempted by the luxurious 90-minute Sisley facial, we’ll now treat you to an eye, lip and scalp treatment as well.

Beauty package
Combine a sensorial Sisley facial treatment with a Brice Nicham pedicure and get both for a specially reduced price or indulge in a combination of Brice Nicham hand and foot treatment and receive an inviting discount.

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Shiseido offers new taster spa collection at Constance

World renowned Japanese beauty brand Shiseido introduces a collection of taster spa treatments for guests at Constance Belle Mare Plage, Ephélia and Lémuria.

Shiseido spa at Constance Hotels & Resorts

Shiseido spa at Constance

These treatments provide relaxation and visible results, using Shiseido’s award winning products and formulas.

The taster collection is already available at Belle Mare Plage, and will be on offer at Ephélia and Lémuria in the Seychelles from June.

Guests can choose from the following:

Shiseido Deluxe Facial Experience
45 minutes

Shiseido Express Facial Experience
30 minutes

Shiseido Relaxing Body Experience
60 minutes

Shiseido Relaxing Back Massage
30 minutes

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Secluded hotels and resorts with passion

At Constance we put passion at the heart of everything we do to create a luxury holiday experience with a soul of discovery.

Constance Lemuria, Seychelles

Constance Lemuria, Seychelles

Everything that goes into making your holiday so special is created by teams of dedicated staff who have one thing in common – a shared passion for what they do.

From the dedicated architects who first discovered our idyllic locations to our chefs striving to find the best ingredients, everyone at Constance is driven by this desire to bring guests the very finest experiences from around the world.

Idyllic Indian Ocean beaches

Our team at Constance began by travelling this beautiful region and selecting what we consider to be the most stunning, unspoilt beach locations to house our hotels.

We work hard with leading architects to ensure that our presence in these idyllic locations blends perfectly with the beautiful surroundings, creating as little impact on the environment as possible. We were rewarded for our efforts in 2011 with a Landscape Gold Award for our work creating Ephélia.

And we have just repeated this carefully imagined process for the relaunch of the stunning and secluded Tsarabanjina in Madagascar.

Architect at Constance Ephelia, Seychelles

Architect at Constance Ephelia

Ecological passion

Our passion goes beyond the grounds of our hotels, as we work to ensure the surrounding environment is protected for future generations.

Keen marine biologists at Halaveli are working on a reefscaping programme to repair coral that was damaged in the area by the tsunami of 2004.

While at Lémuria in the Seychelles, we have our very own turtle expert who overseas and protects the annual return of Hawksbill and Green Turtles to lay their eggs. Read more about turtles at Lemuria.

Fine wine and food from around the world

Tirelessly seeking out the very best wines from around the world our sommeliers, including Jerome Fauré, Head Sommelier, and Cedric Jacob at Halaveli, travel to vineyards and wine fairs across the New World and Old as part of their search.

So proud are our sommeliers of their precious finds that in each resort they are more than happy to invite you to wine tastings to discover these wines for yourself.  Read about the new state of the art wine cellar at Le Prince Maurice.

Sommeliers at Constance Hotels & Resorts

Discovering new wines

At Constance we take food very seriously and our chefs’ obsession with sourcing the best ingredients, and then using local flavours and spices to create something new and exciting, can be tasted in every dish we serve.

We celebrate this culinary passion every year in Mauritius with the Bernard Loiseau Culinary Festival when we invite Michelin-star chefs to compete on teams with our local chefs – sharing ideas, inspiring and teaching.

Experts with passion

At Constance we are committed to sourcing the very best experiences for our guests and sometimes this means inviting top specialists in their field to join us and share their passion.

At Le Prince Maurice we are proud to have French fitness guru Isabelle Lamant inspiring guests with her holistic approach to fitness.

And celebrity podiatrist Brice Nicham has introduced his revolutionary approach to footcare at the hotel’s spa.

Constance Moofushi, Maldives

Constance Moofushi

Sound tempting?

Find out more about each of our 7 resorts in the Seychelles, Maldives, Mauritius and Madagascar, on our Constance Hotels & Resorts website

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Mauritius hot off the press

Mauritius is one of the most hotly tipped destinations in the Indian Ocean right now.

Beach at Constance Belle Mare Plage, Mauritius

Beach at Constance Belle Mare Plage

Recent articles in The Sunday Times, OK Magazine and Star Magazine all agree that the white-sand beaches, calm turquoise waters and elegant luxury accommodation make Mauritius a hard destination to beat.

OK and Star Magazine take a look at what attracts celebrities including Davina McCall and Ewan McGregor to the discreet and initmate setting of Constance Le Prince Maurice.

While Susan d’Arcy of The Sunday Times writes:

‘Ten years ago Mauritius was the go-to place in the Indian Ocean. Then the Maldives roundly eclipsed it. But now the island is fighting back… In truth, its beaches, though tropically terrific, are no match for the heart-stopping perfection of those in the Maldives. However, if you’re after a stress-free break, Mauritius fits the bill much better.’

D’Arcy goes on to write that further appeal lies in the ease of the transfer to Mauritian hotels and their extensive dining options as well as access to local culture.

Find out more about Mauritius

And subscribers to The Sunday Times can read Susan d’Arcy’s article in full: ‘Mauritius moves on up