SPA & FITNESS
ENOUGH OF CELEBRATING
Asian Voice | 30th January 2016
It's that time of the year where one sets out new year's resolutions, vowing to become a bett year for gyms as scores of people enrol into fitness classes to do away with the post-Christ insight into some of the benefits of going to a spa or getting involved in fitness, as well Reshma Trilochun
The use of spas has gained immense popularity in the last decade, even though different forms of spas have been around from a long time. As an Asian, one is usually skeptical or cautious regarding the use of certain products on their skin and body which would make them think carefully before indulging into a spa treatment. However, there are specific treatments and products that cater to an Asian
customer's needs; such as the treatments and products at Ayurveda Pura's Health Spa & Beauty Centre, situated in Greenwich, London. Spas have been around before the existence of you and I. From the Roman Baths, to the Turkish Hammam, as well as the Moroccan Hammam; spas have been catering to the public's needs by rejuvenating them and vanishing their stress away.
The Roman Baths was voted the most romantic building in Britain in a Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) poll. The Thermae Bath Spa, which is included in the Spas Ancient and Modern Special package, combines the best of the historic Spa with the contemporary design of the New Royal Bath. You can bathe in the naturally warm, mineral-rich waters of the Minerva Bath, relax in the aroma steam rooms and enjoy the open-air rooftop pool with its magnificent views over the city and surrounding hills.
Products at Ayurveda Pura are certified organic and are designed to follow the principles of Ayurveda, where individuals are given products and treatments bespoke for their body types. They have a unique range of Ayurvedic skincare and cosmetic which include natural, organic vegetarian products. Their specific treatments which has proven to be beneficial for the South Asian communities are the Pinda Sveda treatment, which was the Ayurveda herbal bolus bags in hot oil treatment as part of a massage routine.
Nowadays, going to the spa is a much common and popular choice for a hen party, instead of doing the rounds of nightclubs and downing a few tequilas. Many spas have special packages for hen parties for the bride-to-be and her special bridesmaids. There are many treatments where you and your friends can indulge in together; like a facial, or a manicure and pedicure. What's more, is that you will most definitely not leave without a goodie bag to take home with mini beauty products for you and your clan. If you are clueless about where to find yourself the perfect spa at the nth moment, look no further as the internet has the best results. One of the most popular domains where you can search for fantastic spa deals is on lastminute.com. You'll be surprised with the special offers on spas available throughout the UK.
Runnin' runnin' runnin'...
If you do not want to spend a penny on gym memberships, or if the confide space of a room is not your ideal choice, then the outdoor is your oyster, so to speak! Going to the park for a run could be the best way to destress, exercise and while getting some much needed fresh air. Running works as a good cardiovascular exercise.
Taking care of ones body and wellbeing is an essential part of life. Many people take this for granted. Fitness is much more than just bulking up muscles or fitting into your skimpy bikini. It is more about your internal wellbeing that reflects externally. There are many ways you can become a fitter person by altering your lifestyle, making exercise compulsory, and amending your eating habits.
Yoga Yoga has many benefits, not only on the body, but on the mind as well. It is an ancient form of exercise that focuses on strength, flexibility and breathing to boost physical and mental wellbeing. Yoga originated from India about 5,000 years ago. It has been adapted and altered in many countries in various ways, such as Power yoga or Yoga and Hot Yoga. There are many evident benefits of doing yoga. Regular yoga practice has proven to be beneficial for
Hot yoga Hot yoga has emerged as another popular contemporary form of exercise over the years. The name pretty much sums up the exercise- this yoga is pretty hot! Hot yoga is basically you practicing yoga postures in a room that has been heated to 37 degree celsius. If you can embrace
people with heart disease, high blood pressure, lower back pain as well as other aches and pains, depression and stress. One is never too old to start yoga. One can always join a class suitable for their age and their fitness level. It is rare that one is injured due to yoga. However, some injuries can be caused by repetitive strain or overstretching.
the heat, then this exercise is just for you. But do bear in mind that it is IMPORTANT that you remain well-hydrated before your hot yoga class. People with high or low blood pressure are advised to attempt an easier form of yoga. If you have any worries regarding your health and whether it would be best for you to practice hot yoga, then you ought to consult with your doctor for the best answer.
Spas also give you the option of detoxifying. After having indulged to your heart (and to your stomach's) consent, one not only tends to feel bloated but sickly internally. Detoxing helps you cleanse yourself internally, getting rid of all the toxins and impurities. You know it is the right time to detoxify when you start getting symptoms such as unexplained fatigue, menstrual problems, mental confusion, and allergies, among many other symptoms. There are many benefits of detoxing. It can help the body's natural cleansing process by resting the organs through fasting, stimulating the liver to drive toxins from the body,
improving circulation of the body, and refuelling the body with healthy nutrients. People tend to misunderstand detox with starving yourself. There are certain fasts that one is recommended to undertake, but that does not mean you should not consume anything at all; that is a tad outrageous. There are certain detox diets that could aid with cleansing your system; diets like the fruit and veg detox, juice cleanse or the hypoallergenic detox. However, with all things new, one must consult with their doctors first. No two people are the same, so it is advised that you get the consent from your doctor before trying a new exercise regime, or a new diet.
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