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The Hotel Royal Savoy in the Swiss city of Lausanne offers an Anti-Jet Lag massage that lasts 80 minutes and costs £ 185

SPA DOCTOR: The quick solution for my jet lag blues

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Maybe, like me, you love to travel, but the first few days of a break can be ruined by feeling exhausted by jet lag.

I never slept well for a few nights after arriving at a new location.

I am 50 this year and the problem seems to get worse as I get older. I also have swollen legs and a headache.

So when I was invited to try a treatment at the Hotel Royal Savoy in the Swiss city of Lausanne, I took the opportunity.

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THE SOLUTION

I traveled to Lausanne from the United States – the time difference is eight hours. As it was a work trip, I wanted to arrive a few days early to try and shake off the effects of jet lag and see if the massage could really help my uncomfortable symptoms.

The Hotel Royal Savoy in the Swiss city of Lausanne offers an Anti-Jet Lag massage that lasts 80 minutes and costs £ 185

The Hotel Royal Savoy in the Swiss city of Lausanne offers an Anti-Jet Lag massage that lasts 80 minutes and costs £ 185

Near the shores of Lake Geneva, the hotel was built in 1909 and offers beautiful architecture and majestic gardens. It also has stylish rooms, two swimming pools and the lush Le Spa Du Royal – the perfect place to relax.

THE TREATMENT

The anti-jet lag massage (80 minutes, £ 185) is designed to restore the balance in the body by simultaneously creating deep muscle relaxation while activating and stimulating blood circulation.

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I was also asked about my worst symptoms, so that the treatment could be tailored to me. It all started with a full body massage with lavender oil, which may sound old, but it worked really well.

Then cedar and clove essential oils were applied to my legs in long streaks to remove water retention – it is an intoxicating blend, and I found myself plunging into a deep state of relaxation.

I'm not awkward, so I agreed with the gastric massage, which focuses on digestion (mine always gets confused when I'm gone).

Then the lemon rosemary camphor was massaged into my legs to give them a feeling of feather. Finally the same oil was applied to my face to wake up my sagging and dull skin.

The effect was immediate and I left the spa knowing that I would sleep really well that night.

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At the same time there was an alertness and resilience in my step. I had the & # 39; wired and tired & # 39; drop travel feeling.

The Mail on Sunday was a guest at Hotel Royal Savoy (royalsavoy.ch). Double rooms cost from £ 260 per night.

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