If you’re planning a health kick whilst on holiday in Thailand, there are some easy strategies to include in your daily routine that will add a little cleansing to your vacation experience.
A holiday provides a good excuse for many people to over indulge on gourmet food, washed down by plenty of cocktails and other boozy beverages; for others, vacations offer an opportunity focus on health.
If you’re staying in one of Thailand’s luxurious private villas, you will quickly find that you have stumbled across the perfect setting to try a little detox. Not only is there plenty of outdoor space to sweat out the toxins with a some exercise, there’s also a range of fabulous facilities at your fingertips to start your health kick in style.
Using your villa as a base for a detox that will speed up your metabolism and give you a highly-welcome health boost is a great way to make the most of an exclusive stay in paradise.
Below are a few techniques to revitalize you body and mind during a perfect break in a private rental villa.
Juice it Up
Drinking healthy juices featuring a rainbow of fruit and vegetables is a great way to inject a whole host of nutrients into your system, all in one hit. Be careful not to confuse juices with smoothies. The latter simply blend the fruit so the fibre remains. Juices remove the fibre, allowing the nutrients to reach your body faster. If you’re staying in a private villa with its very own top-of-the-range kitchen, why not get your resident chef to whizz up a tropical detox juice? For a super green concoction, juice two stalks of celery, half a cucumber, two cups of spinach, three cups of mint leaves, one cup of pineapple and half a lemon.
Private Spa Experience
The toxins we take into our bodies through our diet often sit just below the surface of the skin, leading to a bloated appearance and sometimes even cellulite. Skin brushing and body scrubs will help exfoliate the toxins out of your skin, as well as giving your circulation a much-needed boost. If you’re staying in a private villa, then you will probably have a pick of several lavish, spa-like havens to use for your body scrub session. A relaxing waterfall shower followed by a fragrant body scrub pamper session will leave you feeling refreshed and revitalized.
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As the saying goes: “we are what we eat”, so it’s important to use a healthy holiday as a chance to take in as many nutrients as possible. Greens are generally considered to be the kings of fresh produce, so try to pack in as many veggies as you can. These should be the main focus of your detox diet, alongside fruit, whole grains, beans and nuts. Of course, organic foods are always best and if you aren’t sure what dishes to put on your meal plan, your villa’s resident chef will be able to assist. He or she can put together delicious tailored meals for you, infusing healthy cuisine with rich Thai flavours to keep the taste sensations.
Stretch & Strive
As well as improving your body’s cardiovascular health and toning up your muscles, regular exercise also encourages circulation in the blood and lymph system, thereby naturally detoxing your body. Benefits should include a healthier digestive system, reduced tension, lubricated joints – not to mention the extra strength you’ll gain. In fact, research has proven that those who exercise regularly have far fewer nasty toxins in their bodies. There are plenty of exercise opportunities in your private villa – particularly if it comes with its own fully-equipped mini-gym. Many properties also have their own dedicated yoga studios, so it’s possible to practice independently or even engage a professional yoga teacher to visit the villa and give you one-to-one sessions.
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After all your hard exercise and healthy eating, it’s important to treat yourself to something self-indulgent. The best thing about a massage is that it not only relaxes you but can also contribute to the detox programme you’ve set up for your holiday. A massage that stimulates your body’s lymphatic system with gentle strokes will encourage it to get rid of waste products, toxins and excess fluid. Many of Thailand’s high-end private villas boast their own mini spa rooms, so why not treat yourself while you’re on holiday and hire a professional masseuse to come to the villa for a pamper session every day?