Treat yourself at the spa! Why not, we say! Here are three of our favourite spots to relax and feel pampered.
Hidden in the heart of Sandton is this luxurious spa where you can kick back and relax while enjoying the magnificent beauty treatments. If you’re pressed for time (and who isn’t?), pop in for the Michelangelo Tranquility Ritual package, R650, which takes just under 2 hours and consists of a full body massage and an express facial (using Comfort Zone products). Or dedicate half a day to yourself and spoil yourself with the Celebration of Contessa package, R1400, and get a full body massage, Babor facial, lunch and a classic mani and pedi.
Designed to reduce stress, detox and delight, Woodlands Spa is a welcome hideaway from the hustle and bustle of inner-city living. With the most welcoming environment and highly skilled therapists, Legacy Balance is committed to using treatments to reduce stress and relax your body, letting you feel peaceful and serene. For the month of love, they’ve put together a lavish Valentine’s package that’s perfect for couples or singles needing a little ‘me time.’ Including a back, neck and shoulder aromatherapy massage, followed by an express facial, an intensive hand treatment and relaxing scalp massage to add a divine touch, this 90-minute treatment is available for R790 per person and is available for the entire month of February.
Rekindle romance during the month of love with Granny Mouse Country House & Spa located in the Natal Midlands at the foot of Drakensberg mountains. Just four hours from Johannesburg, enjoy the beautifully manicured gardens that meander throughout the property and the relaxing sounds of water at every turn — you’ll feel rejuvenated from the minute you arrive. This Valentine’s they’re offering a two-night stay for two, including a glass of Champagne on arrival, breakfast (with the option of breakfast in bed if you wish), a five-course fine-dining dinner paired with spectacular wines, a couples full body Swedish Massage, a romantic rose-petal turndown and a delectable box of Belgian chocolates! All this for just R1 300 per person per night.
Retreat indoors and warm body and soul with a session in a Traditional Arabic Rasul Chamber– a secret wellness hot spot that can be found at The Twelve Apostles Spa. The warming Arabic ritual blends mineral-rich mud, steam and heat to provide a deeply cleansing and rejuvenating experience that also helps to strengthen the immune system during the colder months. The Rasul experience is recommended for enjoyment with a partner for 30min/R300,or 60min/R550- so take mom along for a wonderfully winter treat.
Upon arrival, Rasul visitors are shown to the chamber and handed a detoxifying body mud and indulgent hair and face mask. The Rasul Chamber experience initially starts off as a sauna. The self-applied mud hardens in the dry heat, which allows the skin to draw out impurities from the body. As the setting changes to a steam function the mud then softens again, with the body further absorbing its beneficial ingredients and natural minerals. The self-applied face and hair mask meanwhile results in a bright complexion and silky soft tresses. A gentle rain shower signals the end of the session, leaving you with glowing skin. While away a bit longer to indulge in one of The Spa’s cocooning massage treatments. Whatever the weather, you’re sure to leave feeling serene and utterly relaxed.
Situated right in the heart of Sandton, the Fairlawns Spa combines healing, philosophies, beliefs with modern technology and luxurious products to create a variety of beautiful treatments. A perfect environment to empty your mind and discover holistic healing-Believe me, once you are in there you forget that you are in the middle of a bustling city! The spa offers beautiful therapeutic Balinese Garden where you get to experience unique moments of pleasure with outdoor massage and treatment areas listening to the sounds of nature. Their menu consists of treatments for a full day if you have time or you can opt for 2 hour treatments if you have a busy schedule.
If you’re in the mood for a holistic spa experience, Africology is the spa for you. Located in the heart of Dainfern, they have paired with Spiral Aloe Wellness to create an unsurpassed wellbeing experience. This Urban spa is the go-to place to treat the body, mind and spirit for improved physical and emotional wellbeing. Everything under one roof, that’s a perfect treat!
Why we love the Urban Spa
- Wellness consultations that are combined with treatments.
- Their signature treatments integrated with the application of Botox and fillers to match popular demand.
- And the all-natural full range of exquisite Africology products.
Please note that these prices were correct at the time of publishing. Prices and availability of stock are subject to change at the discretion of the supplier.