I love exploring the furthest corners of the world. However, very often, I find myself returning from a vacation feeling like I need another one to recover from the first. So after all the excitement of New Year, Valentine’s Day and Lunar New Year, I finally decided that it was time to take a quieter sort of vacation. I checked myself in for Capella Singapore’s new Wellness Retreat.
The retreat began with a private consultation with a dietician, and a wellness dinner at The Knolls. I was fully expecting ‘rabbit food’, so I was pleasantly surprised to find that beyond a tasteless plate of greens, I was treated to a Thai Beef Salad, Baked Cod Fish with Olive Mozzarella Crust and Homemade Tiramisu – all nutritionist approved. They tasted delicious, and left me feeling less lethargic than usual.
Day Two began bright and early at 7:30am with a personal training session with multiple Manhunt Singapore winner, Jovin Koh. Jovin discussed my fitness abilities and goals with me before putting me through a series of weight resistance and intensive cardio exercises that gently tested my personal limits.
After ‘paying my dues’ at the gym, breakfast and lunch were rare treats. The highlight of the day however must have been the spa session at Auriga Spa. The herbal steam room, ice foundation, vitality pool and 90-minute Shiatsu massage were uniquely revitalising.
By Day Three, I didn’t even need my alarm clock get up in time for sunrise yoga at 8am. My body was so well rested that it didn’t scream for more snooze time. Going through the gentle yoga postures also helped me discover a newfound sense of balance and well-being.
I emerged from the retreat feeling more than five years younger and absolutely radiant. I also scored useful tips to embark on a lifelong journey towards healthier living. Here are five detox tips I learnt from senior therapists of Auriga Spa Amapola Nazareno and Chang Huang Mei.
GET REAL – Avoid processed food as they are packed with chemicals and preservatives. Pick real and whole food, whenever possible.
DECAF – Avoid drinking too much coffee and black tea – these stimulants dehydrate the body.
REHYDRATE – Drink up to 2 litres of water daily. Keep a bottle on your desk so you won’t forget.
BRUSH UP – Use a body brush in the morning to stimulate lymphatic circulation and drainage.
SUPPLEMENT – Natural supplements can help your body cope with a hectic and stressful lifestyle. Vitamins, antioxidants, probiotics and other superfood sweep away harmful free radicals and flush out toxins to keep your body in tip top condition.
To find out more about Capella Singapore’s Wellness Retreat or making reservations, please dial +65 6591 5000 or email email@example.com.