Win a FREE day of pampering at five-star spa Champneys


London: Healthcare provider Beneden is offering a package of treats for one lucky Elixir reader to help you kickstart your New Year health regime.

The programme for this luxury pampering day is:

Arrival 9am
Welcome, Introduction and fresh juice,
Champneys massage
Relaxing facial
Thalassotheraphy Pool Session
Hot and cold Lunch
Unlimited use of facilities; Swimming Pool, Steam room, Sauna,Laconium and Gym
A choice of 20 relaxation and fitness classes
Depart 6pm

For your chance to win a rejuvenating spa day just answer the question below…

To get your hands on this fantastic prize just answer the question below…

Q1: What % of the human body is made up of water?
Send your answer to with Champneys in the header. This promotion closes on 31 March 2009. Please note that no cash equivalent is offered and the Editor’s decision is final.

We’re only a few weeks into the new year and yet many of us are already feeling the strain of our well-meaning resolutions. Every year it’s the same story of good intentions and broken promises. We start off with great hope of detoxing and kicking bad habits, but few of us manage to make the two-week mark before falling off the wagon! It’s a hard time to lean on friends for support as everyone has their own battles to overcome, so who can you turn to when times get tough?

Benenden Healthcare Society has launched the dedicated website with tips to help you reach your goals and maintain a healthy lifestyle all year long. It aims to help identify the signs of un-healthiness and provide practical solutions to dealing with them. Benenden knows that sticking to New Years resolutions and staying healthy is achievable, and with all the information you need to stay on track, you’re sure to reach your goals in no time…

As if that wasn’t enough they are also giving you a fighting chance to achieve your aims and aspirations this year by offering you the chance to kick off the New Year by winning a relaxing spa day at Champney’s.


The Vitality Show – Olympia London 27-30 March 2008

London: Experience the latest health, beauty & well-being innovations all under one roof!

For the latest trends in health, beauty and well-being in 2008, why not book yourself and your best friend tickets for the ultimate girl’s day out, The Vitality Show with Muller ®? Jam-packed with lots of great brands, experiential show features and experts all under one roof, The Vitality Show is the ‘must go’ event for women in the UK.

Brands such as Dermalogica, Benefit Cosmetics and Aveda will be showcasing the very latest innovations, products and ideas enabling women to get a sneak preview of what’s hot and what’s not for 2008. Not only a great shopping event, with loads of great brands all together the show’s new experiential features include: The Happiness Theatre where visitors can attend happiness and friendship workshops; The Fitness Arena complete with trampolines for visitors to try out, free hair consultations and styling courtesy of the award winning Hobs Salon and the Luxury Beauty Hall; as well as the ever popular fabulous Fashion Catwalk.

World class experts will also be on hand to offer advice and insights across the world of health, beauty and well-being ensuring visitors to the show can pick up hot tips to take home and share with their friends.

The Vitality Show with Muller®, is Europe’s largest health, beauty and well-being show is back bigger and better than ever.

For a day packed with the latest and best in beauty, health and well-being, as well as inspirational advice, secrets, hints and tips from the experts, make The Vitality Show 2008 top of yours and your best friend’s diary!

Tickets to the show cost £17 on the door or £14 in advance. For further information visit the website or book your tickets by calling 0844 415 4416 (within the UK).

Udai vilas, Udaipur, Rajasthan


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The resort has two large swimming pools which are heated in winter, a gymnasium, boutique and a library with a selection of music and DVDs. Private excursions and cruises on the lake can be organised by the hotel. The spa, managed by Banyan Tree, offers holistic treatments and therapies to pamper and revitalise mind and body using holistic therapies and massages combining the best of East and West. Massages, facials and body beautification methods use ancient Ayurveda and aromatherapy as well as Thai and western techniques designed to relieve stress as well as create a sense of wellbeing. The spa has a private pool and individual therapy suites with views of Lake Pichola, the Aravali mountains and City Palace. Each of the eight suites has its own steam sauna and Victorian style bathtub. The gym and hair salon are located around a central domed foyer with a marble fountain.