A: Noted spa therapist Megha Dinesh has lots of great ideas for you to revive and rejuvenate. Over to her!
A light concoction of ginger and basil in the morning is very calming for the digestive system. Add a little honey for extra comfort.
Q: Sounds so good! We’re already packing for our next trip. What’s your stay-well advice?
A: Keep drinking loads of fluid. Take good rest. Eat wisely. Stretch and move during long journeys. Where possible, expose yourself to safe sun.
Q: Some prep tips for before we take off?
A: Drink loads of lemon water/tender coconut water a day prior to flying out. Avoid excess of sugar and caffeeine. Eat light but more of carbs and reduce proteins and fat intake. Chamomile tea is very relaxing. You can rub a blend of neroli, lavender and geranium on the palms or soles of feet. Besides a pleasant, refreshing aroma, it helps in combating jet lag and fatigue. Finally, wear and carry loose, comfortable natural fibre clothing.
Q: It’s a stressful world. How do you stay calm and happy? Share your secret(s):
A: I have learnt that happiness lies within us, and I always make a conscious effort to remember this. During those ‘interesting’ days when I’m feeling down, I share my feelings with the close ones and remind them to do something special for me to pep me up (in case they forget.) And at times when I am unable to discuss or if can’t get in touch with a dear one, I do things which makes me feel content. From self healing to travel, dining, spaiing and such.
Q: What’s the most healing, soothing destination you have ever travelled to, and why is it your favourite:
A: My recent trip to Leh, Ladakh. Beauty at its best. From barren hilly mountains, to snow-covered peaks and lush greenery, from desert to gushing streams of crystal clear water. Reminds me so much of our life: there are tough times as well as plenty of opportunities and when we learn to enjoy, they all fit so well, making the entire journey beautiful.
Q: One world spa you would recommend:
A: One and Only in Mauritius.
Q: Your most breathtaking experience…
A: Skydiving in New Zealand.
Q: To a nervous traveller, your advice would be:
A: Break your travels, don’t over exert. It’s not about number of places you need to visit but the time you spend and enjoy them fully. Eat well, try the local specialities/stuff but appreciate your body limits too and travel with a basic medical kit. Last but not the least, remember that “Travel is the only thing you buy which makes you rich…”
Q: What healing oils/fragrances/lotions do you always pack when travelling:
A: I love my Frankinsence essential oil and Givenchy fragrance…
Q: People often check into spas post travel. What specific restorative therapies would you advise they pick:
A: Though the choice depends upon an individual’s need and preference, spa therapy can be very restorative. From skin cleansing sessions including Sea Salt Scrub and a Re-hydrating Wrap, Deep cleansing Facial or a Lymphatic Drainage Massage as well as a Deep Sculpting for stressed muscles; there’s simply so much to choose from!
Meet Megha: Spa Consultant and Healer Megha Dinesh has worked with the Oberoi, Taj Group and Park Hotels. Trained in Hypnosis, Past Life Regression and Reiki, she also practices Emotional Freedom Techniques and Craniosacral Therapy.