Ahhhhh May in Mallorca. We love this time of year. We’re soaking up the sunshine and vitamin D, and by months end we will have no doubt had our first dip in the sea for 2019. Here are our top tips for a healthy and happy month ahead.
There are so many beautiful trails and running tracks on the island, and with May’s mild temperatures it’s a fantastic time of year to pull on the trainers and get moving outdoors. If you want to improve your running technique or perhaps reignite your love for running then we highly recommend getting in touch with Rebecca Lewis of Barefoot Mallorca. You will then be coached on how to fix technique errors, strengthen and balance your feet, and find better movement patterns to allow you to run more efficiently, effectively and with minimal impact to your body. Find out more at www.barefootmallorca.com
If you’re more in the mood for spectatorship then the IRONMAN 70.3 Mallorca event in Alcúdia is a great event to witness some extremely fit humans. Our island is a training paradise for triathletes and on 11 May contestants will put their training to the test in this mammoth 6-hour cycling, running, and swimming event.
Head down to Puerto Portals for the farmers’ market taking place every Sunday in May from 10am to 4pm. The market is unique for its commitment to local products, all one hundred percent Mallorcan. More than twenty exhibitors will be located in the boulevard of the port, showcasing fresh produce, handicrafts and much more. Add in workshops for the kids and good music, and you have the perfect way to wind down your weekend.
Spring temperatures are ideal for getting out into nature. Nourish loves the Greenway track between the towns of Manacor and Artà. Greenways (Vias Verdes) are old disused railway lines that have been recovered and reconditioned for use by walkers and cyclists. Ideal for all ages, the track follows a picturesque route including orchards and plantations, a forest of wild olive, Aleppo pine, mastic and rosemary. The route also passes close to the beaches of Cala Millor and Sa Coma. You will find the beginning of the Greenway in the curve of Passeig de Ferrocarril, east of Manacor city. The route ends at the old train station in Artà parallel to the crossing of the Ma-15 (Avinguda Costa i Llobera), south of the town.
If you’ve thrown yourself into your outdoor pursuits with a little too much gusto and sustained an injury then look no further than Lauren Rigg of Mallorca Physiotherapy to sort you out and have you on the road to recovery in no time. Although Lauren is based out of the British Medical Centre in Palmanova she also operates mobily, so if any of the crew are in need of a tune up then she can visit you onboard your yacht. If you would like to book in for physiotherapy with Lauren simply quote ‘Nourish’ to receive a 10% discount on the advertised price of clinic based treatment sessions. www.mallorcaphysiotherapy.com
We’re so close to summer, now is the time to give your system a good spring clean. Those who have tried colon hydrotherapy know just what it can do for your mental and physical health. Initially a colonic may seem like a daunting prospect, but we guarantee you will have no regrets, especially if you visit widely acclaimed Colonic Hydrotherapist Raaul Leor Cohen of Dynamic Detox. Experience a ‘spring clean for your insides’ and the accompanying feelings of health and clarity. Our Nourish readers can quote ‘Nourish’ for a 10% discount on all of Dynamic Detox’s treatments and detox programmes. Find out more at www.cleanbreaks.net
Hidden away in the Mallorcan countryside, Escapada’s stunning 500-year old finca lends to a restful and luxurious atmosphere, perfect for a retreat. This month Escapada Retreats are hosting two beautiful ‘womens only’ retreats. From May 10-17 will be the Women’s Health Retreat with a focus on the healthy lifestyle choices key to maintaining good health and supporting you through times of imbalance: menstrual issues, fertility, PMS, menopause, insomnia or just that feeling of disharmony. The second retreat from May 18-21 is a ‘Mummys’ Health Retreat. This retreat will focus on 4 days of ultimate pampering and TLC from the Escapada Experts. A time to switch off and focus on you, your health and wellness concerns and worries. Quote Nourish to receive a 10% discount on both retreats. See more at www.escapadaretreat.com
Now that the cooler months are behind us we’re preparing to let our limbs see the light of day again. Now is the perfect time to introduce the practice of dry body brushing into your selfcare routine. Autumn and winter can wreak havoc causing dry, dull skin so grab a natural bristle brush and spend five minutes gently brushing your skin in circular movements from the feet upwards before you jump into the shower. This practice can reduce cellulite, exfoliates dead skin, stimulates blood flow to help remove toxins from the body, and can even reduce the appearance of cellulite. After your shower slather yourself in a good quality body oil or moisteriser and you’ll be ready to bare all! We LOVE the detox body oil by local brand Ecologic Cosmetics. Ecologic is all about organic skin care and non-toxic ingredients. You can find out more and purchase their products online at www.ecologiccosmetics.com
SUSTAINABLE SOLUTIONS FOR YACHTS
We are super excited about Viveco’s new Yacht Catalogue for spring 2019. Over the last year they have been working hard to identify the biggest problems with plastic onboard and come up with solutions that work. Their most popular new addition is the brilliant natural toiletries range from Faith in Nature which is perfect for crew. Good for the planet and your body this product is available 5L containers to use as refils and you can return the large containers to Viveco for reuse. They also offer a more bespoke option for guest toiletries – handmade in Mallorca using natural, organic ingredients and you (or your owner) can create your own unique fragrance! Viveco offer free delivery to any yacht in Mallorca and we are more than happy to come onboard to show you products and talk about ways to reduce plastic use onboard. Find out more at www.viveco.co/yacht-1
Wishing you a marvellous May!
The Nourish Team x