Keeping it Zen on Vacation

From scuba diving off the Brazilian coast to kayaking the icy waters of Antarctica, it’s easy to get caught up in the excitement of an adventure. But so much adrenaline and activity easily wear the mind and body out, leaving you with erratic energy.

It’s important to remember the connection between your mental, physical and emotional health. SeaSpa by L’OCCITANE aboard World Navigator will help you keep a balanced, holistic lifestyle by pampering your softer side after a hard day filled with exhilarating excursions.

Maintain a Balanced Diet

The diet usually goes out the window when you’re on vacation. But if you veer too far from your usual fare, it’s easy to get an upset stomach, break out in acne and suffer from indigestion. All these symptoms keep you from enjoying your expedition to the fullest. Make sure to remember all the food groups when choosing a meal. Incorporate vitamins and probiotics into your routine to supplement your nutrients while on an expedition.

Take Time for Yourself
Meeting like-minded people on an expedition makes for exciting new friendships. But everyone needs some time to themselves. Get a soothing massage or facial. Feel your muscles unwind and your mind relax as you inhale the soothing scents of essential oils combined with a massage that targets your pain points. If a massage treatment isn’t your thing, then enjoy a round sitting in the serenity room. Or take on a session in the sauna.

Pay Attention to Your Body
The body always tells you when it needs care and maintenance. Stress often leads to tension in the muscles, changes in mood, and anxiety. Pay attention to the signs and make note of anything that seems out of the norm. It’s your body’s way of saying you need to pause or slow down.

An aromatherapy massage with essential oils helps relieve stress and tension. The scents create a calming atmosphere that help clear the mind while the massage techniques used by cruise spa therapists alleviate the aches. Many massage styles also promote circulation and work with energy flow, helping you regain your inner balance.

Engage With Your Fellow Travelers
Taking time for yourself is important, but so is socializing. Holistic living is all about finding balance, and the best way to do that is by engaging with your fellow explorers. Go out for a night on the Activity Deck, enjoying dinner and cocktails at the different dining venues onboard. Keep it casual and lounge by the pool with new friends as you make a toast over beer smoothies.

Watch Your Energy Levels
Pay attention to the ebb and flow of your energy. If you try to keep going on an expedition when you’re not at peak energy levels, it could have negative effects on your well-being. It’s tempting to push through, so you don’t miss a single moment, but it’s better to recognize your limits.

Feel free to go hard on any of our exciting luxe-adventure itineraries and then treat yourself to an indulgent session at the spa on board.

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