BEAUTY & RELAXATION
If you want to keep up their fitness routines while away from home, there are plenty of options.
One of the best forms of exercise are running on the beach or swimming. Locals and visitors run the length of Seven Mile Beach and swim in the ocean for a natural full-body workout. In addition, there are some groups which play pick-up games of volleyball, football and practise yoga and tai chi on the beach.
Gym bunnies should check out Anytime Fitness (345) 946 4748 at Camana Bay, Life Extensions (345) 949 3753 or World Gym (345) 949 5132.
Other fitness options are yoga at Bliss Living Yoga, pilates at Energy (345) 946 6006 and Crossfit Cayman in Camana Bay (345) 929 8450. For mobile personal trainers contact Fitness Connection (345) 949 8485.
Bicycle rentals are available from West Bay Loop.
Cardio Tennis is on offer at the Ritz-Carlton or improve your game with a private lesson from the pros at the CI Tennis Club (345) 949 9464 or Cayman Tennis Academy (345) 547 6257.
Seven Mile Beach is perfect for a safe sea swim in calm waters and a beach walk or run.
SALT WATER THERAPY
Hippocrates, the Father of Medicine, discovered the therapeutic qualities of seawater by noticing the healing effects it had on the injured hands of fishermen. The seawater not only restricted infection risks, but patients who followed treatments involving the use of seawater found that it also promoted pain relief. It is now known that sea salt therapy is an effective treatment that assists in the rejuvenation of the cells and also induces a healthy exchange of minerals and toxins between the blood and the water.
Locals know the healing powers of the sea, and often just ‘go for a swim’ to feel better. One of the very best things for your body and mind is to simply soak completely into the warm Caribbean Sea. As the high salt content and buoyancy are magical miracle workers from curing common colds, sinusitis, sore throats, muscle aches, pains, headaches, bruises and soothing cuts and scrapes naturally. Dermatologists will even recommend salt water therapy for patients with psoriasis, eczema and other dry skin conditions. Estheticians emphasize the cleansing properties of sea salt therapy to clean pores and to detoxify the body. Cancer patients even use salt water therapy to help deal with radiation treatments. These therapeutic seawater baths are very similar to the body’s own natural internal fluids, which allow magnesium and potassium to be drawn into the blood stream while toxins are actively eliminated.