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De-Stressing with essential oils

De-Stressing With Essential Oils

Stress affects almost every area of our lives, from our personal interactions with others to our professional capabilities and even our sleep. Fortunately, there are several things we can do to reduce stress. One of these involves using essential oils.

Essential oils are the concentrates that are obtained from certain plants. Different oils have different properties and offer different benefits. Lavender, rose, chamomile, ylang ylang, juniper berry and neroli are some of the essential oils that are very effective at helping to relieve stress.  To get the maximum benefit of these oils it is very important to learn how to use them properly.

How To Use Essential Oils For Stress Relief

Essential oils should never be used by themselves as they are very potent in their pure form. Before use any essential oil it should always be blended with a carrier oil such as jojoba or almond oil. The blended oil can then be used in various ways.

  • It can be massaged into the skin.
  • Put a few drops on your pillow before you go to sleep.
  • Put a few drops on a warm compress and place the compress over your forehead.
  • Add a few drops to bath salts and soak in it for a while for a most relaxing experience.

One of the best ways to enjoy the stress-relief benefits of essential oil is by burning them in a diffuser. The diffuser dispels the aroma of the oil via the heat sources but without posing any health risks. Burning a few drops of essential oil in a diffuser can create a fabulously calming, relaxing atmosphere in the entire room! It’s perfect to use in the bedroom for a good night’s sleep that will leave you feeling refreshed, recharged and reenergized for the day ahead.

 

Take a wellness break at Vilasa Spa by Tattva, Rishikesh

Take that detox break ! A perfect wellness retreat by the holy Ganges – Aloha on the Ganges by Leisure Hotels beckons you.

The setting of the resort in Rishikesh, by the swift-flowing Ganges, surrounded by forested hills, will fill your heart with peace and tranquility. In the evening, the breeze blows down the valley, setting temple bells ringing as sadhus, pilgrims and tourists prepare for the nightly Ganga Aarti. The experience is surreal.

Aloha Couple Room

Vilasa Spa by Tattva invites you to pamper your senses by experiencing authentic wellness rituals. Our range of organic spa therapies emphasise on relaxing, revitalising and rejuvenating you. Spa treatments, mediation sessions, Yoga and signature Ayurvedic rituals will drift away your worries and lead you to state of Shanti.

Welcome to the world of relaxation, well-being and rejuvenation in the natures lap.

About Rishikesh 

Rishikesh is town in the Dehradun District of Uttarakhand state in India. Rishikesh is situated at 409 meters above sea level in the foothills of Garhwal Himalayan Range and surrounded by the Shivalik range. Rishikesh is 35 kms far from Haridwar, 90 Kms from Mussoorie, 25 Kms far from Jollygrant airport Dehradun, and 240 kms far from New Delhi makes it a perfect weekend getaway.

Rishikesh has spectacular view of jungle-clad hills and also has confluence of River Ganges and Chandrabhaga. The glorious attraction of Rishikesh is none other than the great river Ganges herself, running rapidly throughout the city. Rishikesh is now world famous as a Yoga Capital of the world. Every year during the March month one week long International yoga festival is hosted by Rishikesh.

Apart from spirituality now Rishikesh is also hub for the adventure activities such as rafting, camping, trekking and bungee jumping. It is also known as the white water rafting capital of India.

Tattva Spa ~ Spreading wings to Raipur

Now welcoming guests at Tattva at Courtyard by Marriott, Raipur

Good News ! Tattva Spa in Raipur is our newly launched Spa. The brand new Courtyard by Marriott Raipur is now open in the capital of Chhattisgarh state. Each of the 96 rooms and 12 suites feature high-speed wireless internet; LED TVs; well-appointed work area with comfort lighting and ergonomic chairs, as well as alarm clock docking stations; coffee machines and signature aromatherapy bathroom amenities. Rejuvenate yourself at Tattva Spa in Raipur, with well-appointed single & couple therapy suites providing soothing spa treatments — serving guests the highest level of relaxation after a long day in Raipur.

 Raipur Spa

At Tattva Spa, we are committed to quality ~ every single healer & beautician is trained on Tattva’s philosophy of holistic wellness. Be it a specialized Lymphatic Drainage Massage or a Pedicure, any Tattva healer who serves you, is professionally trained & continuously re-trained to meet the highest standards of customer service.

About Raipur

Raipur, the capital of Chhattisgarh in central India, is a prominent industrial centre and one of the largest steel markets in the country. The city boasts of more than 200 steel rolling mills and six steel plants. Apart from steel, several other industries like coal, power, aluminium are also based Raipur. Various theories surround the foundation of the city; one them credits Lord Rama as its founder. Aside from steel production Raipur is also known for producing rice and is known as the Rice Bowl of Chhattisgarh.

Now developed as a major tourist destination, Raipur offers several sightseeing options such as Mahant Ghasidas Memorial Museum, Guru Tegh Bahadur Museum, Doodhadhari monastery and Vivekananda ashram. 17 km to the south east of Raipur is Naya Raipur or New Raipur, India’s fourth planned city after Chandigarh, Gandhinagar and Bhubaneshwar.

Known for its modern infrastructure facilities, Raipur is turning out to be a major centre for the manufacturing, IT and bio-technology sectors. Raipur hosts several festivals and events and one of the prominent festivals is the festival of Pola which is dedicated to bulls.

Enveloping Your Body Beautiful

Enveloping Your Body Beautiful

If you have not had a body wrap treatment, you are missing out on a special experience. There are various types of body wraps but the principle of all remains the same.

After getting rubbed down with an exfoliating scrub of your choice, the wrap ingredients (which could include seaweed, clay, mud or a fruit or herbal product) are applied generously all over your body and you are then covered with a layer of plastic wrap. You are then left alone to relax or sleep in a quiet, dimly lit or darkened room. After 30 minutes the wrap is removed with almost dramatic results.

Wondering what you can expect after being wrapped up like a cocoon for 30 minutes?

You Will Feel A Few Pounds Lighter

When the wrap is taken off your body, you will instantly look and feel a few pounds lighter. While you have to keep in mind that a body wrap is not a solution for long term weight loss, this is a great alternative if you want to look slimmer for an upcoming special occasion. Imagine being able to wow your classmates at your school reunion with your newly acquired svelte figure! You can’t deny it’s an exhilarating feeling.

You Will Feel Relaxed, Refreshes & Reenergized

While some of the benefits of body wraps are debatable, relaxation is one of the benefits that nobody can dispute. There’s nothing quite as relaxing as spending time in a dimly lit room and listening to calming music while snugly wrapped in a fragrant cocoon. After a session like that, you will feel your tiredness melt away and you will walk out re-energized and ready to face whatever life has in store for you!

 

 

 

 

The 3 Roads to Better Weight Management

Losing weight is great but keeping it off is even better. Don’t you agree?

Many of us have been through the painful weight-loss-weight-gain yo-yo for far too long. We crash diet and exercise to the point of exhaustion till we reach our ideal weight and then what do we do? We go back to our old habits again! That’s a shame.

If you have been down that road, you should know that the secret to looking slim and svelte lies not just in weight loss but in better weight management. The good news is it is doable.

Wondering what are the 3 roads to better weight management?

Focus On Good Nutrition

Don’t take extreme measures like cutting out all high-calorie foods from your. Restrictive diets are difficult to sustain and chances are high you will not be able to keep that up. Instead, focus on maintaining eating everything in moderation. Eat plenty of protein, fresh vegetables and fruits and do indulge your sweet tooth occasionally.

Exercise Regularly

Regular exercise works wonders when it comes to weight management. It does not matter what exercise or activity you do as long as you pick something that you enjoy and are more likely to stick with for a longer time. You don’t have to join the gym if you don’t want to. Cycling or a walk in the park will work just as well as long as you do it regularly.

Drink Plenty Of Water

Water is the ‘magic pill’ of weight management. Keep a bottle of water handy and sip it through the day. Water keeps you hydrated and replaces the fluids you lose while exercising. It also prevents overeating and flushes out the toxins from the body. Six to eight glasses of water a day is what experts recommend.

As you can see, the road to better weight management is not all that difficult, is it?

Good Reasons Why Scrubs Get It Done!

3 Good Reasons Why Scrubs Get It Done!

It’s interesting that many of us will make regular appointments at the spa or salon to get a facial but very few even think about making an appointment for a body scrub.

A body scrub is like a facial for the skin. It involves scrubbing the skin a specially formulated oil or cream that contains certain abrasive material such as sugar, rice bran, salt or even coffee grounds. This can have the most surprising benefits, from younger looking skin to reduced cellulite and a more relaxed you!

Benefits Of Body Scrubs

Leaves the skin feeling smooth and soft – When you use a body scrub, the abrasive material in the scrub exfoliates the skin, removing the outer layers of dead skin cells. When the outer layers are sloughed off, it automatically promote the growth of new cells. At the same time that the abrasive ingredients are exfoliating the skin, the emollients in the scrub work to moisturize the skin, leaving it feeling and looking soft, smooth and glowing.  This dual action of a body scrub is unique.

Stimulates circulation – The movement involved in scrubbing also boosts blood circulation and movement of lymphs, which helps to get of stubborn cellulite and enhances skin tone. After a body scrub session, you will feel as good as you look. As for getting rid of cellulite, that itself is one compelling incentive to call your spa and book that body scrub!

Helps you feel relaxed – A body scrub is not a massage and should not be mistaken as such. The scrub is not massaged into your skin but gently applied and rubbed into the skin. However, when combined with a massage, the benefits are amazing. Getting a scrub before a massage helps you relax and prepares your body for a massage. The kind of scrub that will be used will depend on the effect you wish to achieve. A licorice based body scrub is cooling and balancing. A rose based body scrub can leave you feeling younger and more relaxed. A milk-based body scrub acts as an effective moisturizer and leaves the skin looking soft and supple.

The Secret Is In The Mud

Who would have thought that using mud would be such a popular beauty treatment?

It’s ironic! We spend hours washing off the mud from our skin after a day out in the heat and dust and then we spend a few more hours slathering it onto our skin for it to look smooth and beautiful. There’s definitely something to be said about the many anomalies in beauty treatments.

If you, like many others, have found the idea of a mud mask strange, you should know that ‘mud’ mask is really a misnomer. The mud used in such a mask is really a type of clay that is rich in minerals and other special ingredients that work together to cleanse and soften the skin, leaving it looking smooth and younger-looking. The claims that you read about the effects of a mud mask really are true.

How To Use A Mud Mask

A mask should always be applied to clean, dry skin.

Apply the mask generously, making sure you cover the whole face including the jaw line and forehead but not the eye area.

Leave the mask on for about 15 to 20 minutes and then wash off thoroughly by splashing warm water over your face or by wiping gently with a wet washcloth.

Do not use soap or any type of facial cleanser immediately after using a mud mask.

Applying a mud mask over your face just twice or thrice a week is enough to get a clear, brighter, younger looking skin.

Of course, doing it yourself does take a bit of prep work and cleaning up. It’s so much better to pamper yourself by getting a mud mask by a professional at a spa. After all, you deserve it!