You may think that there are easier ways to exfoliate or have a pedicure or a manicure than immersing your body or body parts in a hot spa pool with hundreds of voracious fish. You would be wrong!
Simply Spas revolutionary new Doctor Fish™ Spa Therapy makes use of unique little “Doctor Fish™” (Garra rufa obtusa) as a means to exfoliate and “micro” massage the skin, as well as a treatment for psoriasis, a painful skin complaint that afflicts many people. With the growing popularity of alternative health and beauty treatments, this unique fish species has caught our interest since we are constantly seeking for new unconventional treatments with therapeutic benefits.
Worldwide, these Doctor Fish™have made a name for themselves as “bio-therapists”, “dermatologists” and “pedicurists”. Members of the carp family, this species of fish thrives in hot water (up to 43 degrees centigrade!), which make them ideal “hot plunge pool companions”.
It sounds crazy, but don’t knock it until you try it – it is surprisingly fun. These normally vegetarian fish home in on areas of dry skin, especially around heels and soles of the feet and finger nails. For a psoriasis sufferer, the fish target the plaques — areas of sore, red and thickened skin.
After your treatment, spend the day enjoying the hydro facilities at the spa of your choice:
The Lanzerac Spa has spent enormous time and effort in building its reputation as a provider of solutions and havens for holistic wellness services which enhance relaxation and enjoyment and which encompass access to a wide range of innovative and unique lifestyle management activities. It has also spent many years in building up a successful business model that has one goal - providing customer satisfaction.
The Lanzerac Spa has a heated swimming pool, Private male & female Steam and Sauna rooms, Gymnasium and a Relaxation Hydro jet bath in an enclosed private area.
Lanzerac Spa & Wellness Centre, Lanzerac Estate, Stellenbosch - 021 883 9444
The Simply Spa @ Winelands operation is situated at the Winelands Golf Lodges reception building and offers a wide range of treatments and services.
Such rarity is obvious to those who prize the quality of life above all and those who recognize how intimately health, happiness and well-being are linked to a safe home, an invigorating natural environment, and a culturally stimulating community.
As such, a unique community has come into being that enhances heritage and culture and generates well-being for all residents.
Winelands Spa & Wellness Centre, De Zalze Estate, Stellenbosch - 021 880 6900
The Simply Spa @ Sante. It is the philosophy of Santé to encourage a fresh start to a healthier, more joyful way of living.
The tranquil, non-invasive, welcoming environment makes Santé Winelands the ideal retreat for people simply seeking privacy, peace and quiet away from the maddening crowds. For those who merely want to be spoilt and pampered, the boutique-hotel type service is the ultimate in luxury.
The Wellness Centre has 1 Hydrobath, 1 Vichy shower room, 6 Treatment rooms with terrace, 1 couple room with Terrace, 2 Vinotherapy rooms, 1 Hamam room and specialised rooms have been set aside for the Vichy Shower and Aromatherapy tub.
La Bella Vita Estate, Simonsvlei Road, Paarl - 021 875 54060