Be a happy traveller: 5 top tips

Happy holidays

Helen Cain, Group Spa Manager for Virgin Limited Edition, which includes Franschhoek’s Mont Rochelle, shares her top five tips for travel wellness.

1. Three things to do on the plane to ease jetlag and other travel stresses: Take an essential oil to inhale, drink lots of water and walk around the cabin as much as possible.
2. How a day at the spa can help ease you into your holiday: We all work maximum hours, squeezing in as much as possible, so the best start to a holiday is to just stop. Spa treatments will quickly enable relaxation for a great start to your break.

Mont Rochelle - Exterior View

Exterior view of the gorgeous Mont Rochelle estate in the Cape winelands.

3. The best spa treatment at Mont Rochelle to prepare you for the flight home is: Africology’s Yoga Massage. It involves some serious muscle stretching, leaving the whole body prepped for that long flight home.
4). How Mont Rochelle provides a sense of Africa and the Cape: We use Africology products because they’re formulated in Africa with natural ingredients. The Africology Spice Journey is a treatment created for the Hammam and uses handpicked spices according to a guest’s needs. It’s a very unique journey, and great for a couple.

Spa Treatment Room

Spa Treatment Room at Mont Rochelle.

5. The best ‘pick-me-up’ that’s easy to make while travelling: Fruit-infused water, especially with cucumber, provides all the nutrients your body needs.

Mont Rochelle - Outdoor pool

The outdoor pool area at Mont Rochelle. Images courtesy Mont Rochelle.

Mont Rochelle is a 26-bedroom hotel and vineyard just under an hour’s drive from Cape Town in the town of Franschhoek in South Africa. The perfect place for a wellness getaway, there are lots of outdoor attractions in and around Franschhoek, as well as wonderful wine estates, galleries and restaurants – just what the doctor ordered.

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