Anantara gives at-home wellness tips

The group’s team of wellness experts have each contributed tips on recreating a spa experience at home

The spa at Anantara The Palm Dubai
The spa at Anantara The Palm Dubai

As spas across the UAE are temporarily closed and movement restrictions confine millions to their homes, Anantara Hotels, Resorts & Spas has brought together its team of wellness experts to reveal how people can recreate a spa experience at home.

Anantara The Palm Dubai Resort spa director Galina Antoniuk said: Try to stay in a routine even while working from home or if you’re not able to spend a lot of time outside. Wake up at your usual time and use any saved commute time to get into a home fitness regime.”

Antoniuk added: “It’s also good to get into the habit of squeezing half a lemon into a glass of warm water and drink first thing in the morning – this helps to boost the immune system and is rich with vitamin C. Eat as much fresh fruit and vegetables as possible. Berries are known to have a lot of antioxidants, helping you fight colds and flus. A relaxing 20-minute warm bath before bed will calm the body, soul and mind.”

Talking about how to achieve the best sleep, Anantara Bophut Koh Samui Resort master of wellness Dr Serge Landrieu explained a number of techniques. Landrieu noted that: “Going to bed and falling asleep early is essential as the hours of sleep sustained before midnight count the most for reviving the whole immune system. To wind down for sleep, establish an evening ritual before you go to bed. This can include meditating, practicing gratitude, praying, or slowing down your breath with Pranayama (breathing exercises).”

Anantara Kalutara Resort, Sri Lanka Ayurveda doctor Dr Eranga Kaushal meanwhile highlighted the importance of meditation and some routines to try. “Take a steady breath in through both nostrils. Inhale until you reach your lung capacity while maintaining a tall spine. Hold your breath for a second, then constrict some of the breath at the back of your throat, as if you were about to whisper a secret, and exhale slowly through both nostrils. The slow, calming rhythm brings natural rest to the mind and releases tension from the stressed-out parts of the body.”

Anantara has promised to update its guests as frequently as possible with at-home alternatives for experiences often found in a hotel. 

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