October on Mallorca is usually a time of harvest celebrations and sporting events; however, this year is sure to be a little more low key given the current climate. There’s still plenty to enjoy, with mild temperatures, delicious seasonal produce, and local small businesses offering some wonderful wellbeing treats as we head into autumn.
AFTER SUMMER SKIN
The summer season can leave our skin feeling a little lacklustre and in need of some TLC. With 30 years of experience, we recommend heading to Denise Beauty Salon in Portals Nous for a gorgeous Hydradermie Facial. As one of their unique standout treatments it works absolute wonders on the skin. Utilising beautiful products from Parisian brand Guinot with a hydraderm machine, the skin is oxygenated, and the cells are boosted for deep moisturising and antiaging effects. The treatment is finished with essential oils making it an utterly relaxing and nourishing experience. Denise Beauty Salon, Carretera Palma a Andraxt, 43, Local 16, Portals Nous 07181, +34 971 677 136. www.institutodebellezadenise.com
A POMEGRANATE PUNCH
Vegetables that are in season are at their optimum moment for consumption giving us more health benefits and more flavour. Pomegranate is currently in season, and the smell, taste and texture of these ruby coloured fruits is excellent right now. Widely cultivated in the Mediterranean, pomegranates are one of the healthiest foods on the planet, packed with nutrients and powerful plant compounds. If you want to reap the many health benefits pomegranates have to offer, either eat the arils directly or drink pomegranate juice.
A delicious nourishing recipe incorporating this fantastic fruit is ‘Lemon Roast Vegetables with Yogurt Tahini & Pomegranate’. Simply grill your favourite Mediterranean veges with a couple of handfuls of chickpeas, some lemon slices and a good glug of your preferred oil. Blend the remainder of your tin of chickpeas with a clove of garlic, 3 tbsp of natural yoghurt, 2 tbsp of tahini, the juice of half a lemon, and a little water to loosen. Season the grilled veges then serve with a dollop of the tahini yoghurt, the seeds from half a pomegranate, and some parsley. Buen provecho!
CHOI KWANG DO – A MARTIAL ART FOR LIFE
Have you heard of Choi Kwang Do? If not, you’re bound to hear about it soon enough, as it is now the fastest growing martial art globally. Developed by Grandmaster Kwang Jo Choi it is a complete health and life system. With a new dynamic and holistic approach to training Choi Kwang Do evolves with health and science, setting itself apart from all other martial arts.
Choi Kwang Do Mallorca, located in the islands Southwest, has classes to suit all ages and abilities. Led by Chief Instructor Helen Metcalfe, learn practical self defence in a safe and fun environment, building confidence in a friendly and empowering atmosphere. CKD Mallorca are fully inclusive, and everyone is welcome to train in their vibrant and fun dojang. Find out how you can get involved at www.martialartsmallorca.com.
Are you interested in implementing a more Ayurvedic lifestyle but don’t know where to begin? Amrita Ma Devi is an Ayurvedic Yoga Therapist who helps exclusively women who want to uplevel their self-care routine through Ayurveda (the ancient science of longevity). The Ayurvedic health coach philosophy is that preventive healthcare is manageable through diet and lifestyle, panchakarma, pranayama and herbs. Ayurveda involves connecting more, listening, creating balance within the body and mind, and sensing the roles of intuition and the way grace, transforms us. Many of Amrita’s clients report increased energy, feelings of empowerment, increased immunity and resilience through the yogi and spiritual practices she draws upon. On her website you can find Ayurvedic recipes, a 10-day cleanse ebook to find your unique balance and harmony, and a dosha quiz to help you make the changes most in alignment with your unique body type. You can also book in for a free Ayurvedic discovery call with Amrita. www.flowingwakefulnessayurveda.com
Wishing you an awesome October,
The Nourish Team x