The more you travel, the more you learn and when I meet Candice Wilson, the South African born Spa Training Manager of the newly opened HURAWALHI Resort and Spa, I not only felt super energized after my first treatment but learned so much more about a holistic approach towards beauty and health.
The Duniye Spa at Hurawalhi is all about getting in touch with nature and that means reconnecting with yourself. The therapies and treatments are made not only to relax your body and mind but also to heal and protect your inner strength. Only 100% organic products are used, most of them handmade with natural, organic ingredients or by the African Earth Signature Line made to measure your personal needs. Whether you enjoy a Coconut Vanilla Body Polish followed by an Indian head massage using coconut oil infused with rosemary or their signature Sound Healing Therapy where ancient Tibetan bowls are used to make different sounds and vibrations that rebalance the body by stimulating the blood circulation – you will rethink your way of life after your first treatment on the island.
Everything comes together — relationships, digital overload, climate changes, environmental issues, work/freetime balance etc…. Candice welcomes you and after talking to you and asking some questions she might know more about you than yourself and edits the perfect treatments for your stay, so when you leave HURAWAHLI you not only come back with your batteries recharged but also with a wiser knowledge about your health, and the way you look and live.
I asked her the most important questions regarding traveling,
skin protection and rebalancing and these are her tips.
HEAL with your own energy which just needs to be re-found by yourself. The Balinese therapists advise me to take a bath in the sea on a full moon night and wash my hair with salt water. All the bad energies are released from the body and you will feel energized and balanced for the rest of the month.
MEDITATE, even if it is only for 5 minutes during your busy day. A Sound Healing Therapy is a perfect beginning when you want to learn how to meditate. It is the best way to find your inner self and to look at where you stand and where you are going. Much better than any horoscope previews.
NATURE is your most effective and therefore best beauty product. A walk in the woods, a swim in the sea, a barefoot walk on the beach to reconnect and refuel your body with energy — it’s all there, free of charge for you to take advantage of. Do it, at least once a day.
WHEN TRAVELING FAR you need to hydrate your skin from inside and outside all the time.
Use an eye mask against tired and dry eyes an hour before landing, leave it on, don’t take it off, it will be completely soaked up by your skin. We like eye slices gel pads, http://www.eyeslices.co.za.
Do not go to sleep when you are tired because of jetlag, wait until night falls and take an early bedtime, adapt to the time zone you are traveling to, otherwise you will lose a day of your precious vacation.
FLOAT in the warm Indian Ocean when arriving in the Maldives. The sea water has a very high amount of salt, so floating your body comes naturally and takes off the water retentions.
DIGESTIVE problems are best solved by sitting (kneeling) in the sea for at least 20 minutes up till your waistline covered in seawater, a Balinese tip that works.
PROTECT your skin from everything and seal it naturally. For example, when using sunscreen, first use pure virgin coconut oil on your body before you put on the sunscreen. It nourishes your skin and seals and protects it against the chemicals which most SSP have, afterwards use your SSP. Coconut oil/butter is also a natural sunscreen.
When you spend a lot of time in radiated, heated rooms in wintertime, protect your skin with African Miracle Balm. It contains African potatoes and is a perfect protection, healing and nourishing your skin.
COLD FEET are getting warm when you rub them with a homemade polish. Use coconut flour, grated ginger, black pepper and some coconut oil, massage and rub your feet with it.
HEADACHES are switched off by walking barefoot, if you can, on the beach or on a forest trail. The stimulation of your feet accelerates your blood circulation and therefore relaxes your mind.
INNER PROTECTION comes from eating right. Candice eats grapes in the morning, they are loaded with antioxidants, natural sugar and minerals and make for a better start into the day than a cup of coffee.
Visit the Duniye Spa at Hurawalhi and enjoy a week of health treatments, sunrise yoga matched by a perfect spa menu cuisine starting from March 2017.