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Bridal party wedding hair by Maxime Le Salon massage. Feeling rather limber and loose all of a sudden? That’s not an accident. When R&R is needed, massage is still revered as the ultimate stress and mus-cle relaxant. Although many types, a uni-versal rule is to increase blood flow to alleviate muscle tension. The classic Swedish massage increases oxygen in the blood through long-stroked rubbing techniques, ideal for circulation. Sports massage focuses on preparing specific muscles to enhance flexibility and pre-vent injury. Reflexology combines Swedish and sport techniques to the foot, calf and upper leg, good for com-mon forms of arthritis. Chronic muscle pain? Deep tissue massage applies the Swedish technique with a deeper pres-sure to target particularly debilitating problem areas. Like-wise, Trigger Point therapy works in a similar way by apply-ing pressure and release to isolated parts of the body; extremely effective for back and neck pain. Shiatsu therapy is the all-singing-all-dancing of massages; recognisable by its rotating and stretch-ing of limbs and joints using thumbs, hands, elbows, knees or feet. HAIR STYLING, NAIL & MAKEUP TREATMENTS With your vitamin D levels through the roof, the sun isn’t the only one offering your hair and nails some love. There are several salons offering cuts, styles, colours, foil treatments, hair beading and braiding. Manicures, pedicures and nail repairs are also offered in abun-dance, but be wary of having acrylics applied; they damage nail health and can cause infection due to the hot climate. Come the time where a stellar face of make-up is needed, salons have in-house trained professionals on hand to help. SPA TROPIQUE Stumped with where to start? Treatments at Spa Tropique include all the classics and extend to hot stone massages, vitamin C and seaweed facials, and packages tailored to weddings, cou-ples or individuals looking for whole-body pampering. Oh, and don’t forget the collagen and caviar facial. Champagne anyone? (See AD page 13). With the health, fitness and beauty mar-ket attracting a much wider demograph-ic, every age, body type, medical condi-tion and mindset is now accommodated. What is the most efficient or the best way to get the most out of your body? Everyone is different, and with feeling good mentally being just as important as being strong physically, let you be the judge of what works best. I BY SOPHIE NEWSTEAD 32 • • • • • MAY/JUNE 2017 “Where When How -Turks & Caicos Islands” PHOTO BY WWW.BRILLIANTSTUDIOS.COM

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