While flying around the globe and shooting giant meteors into threatening planets is useful in some circumstances, the ability to stop time would be one of the more beneficial super powers to have in everyday life. Since no one has quite figured out how to harness supernatural powers and life is filled with those everyday villains, use your own pause button and put a delay on real life while you enjoy a one hour hot stone massage, aromatherapy massage or Swedish massage for R99 at Beauty on the Vine.
Block out the
honking taxis and argumentative car guards for an hour or so and step into Beauty
on the Vine for a sensuous pampering treatment that would delight even the
vilest of villains. Set opposite the
bustling Cavendish Square Mall, Beauty on the Vine is a little slice of
understated elegance in a world of excess.
Speaking of excess; if your shoulders ache as though you’ve just carried the world on your shoulders – including your handbag – let the friendly therapists ease your burden with a warm, deep, muscle-melting hot stone massage. Using heated basalt rocks, the therapists place the smooth stones on specific points of the back. The heat of the stones allows the muscles to relax thus giving the therapists the ability to apply deeper and more precise pressure, banishing those villainous aches one by one.
If you don’t want to rock the hot stone massage, the aromatherapy massage is the next best thing. Similar to a regular massage, but with highly concentrated plant oils or essential oils that are added to the massage oil or lotion, the mystic properties of the oils go to work when the essential oils are absorbed through the skin or the oil molecules in the air are inhaled. Each essential oil has different healing properties, so while some calm or energize, others uplift or cleanse.
What makes the Swedish massage special is that it uses five different styles of strokes – and they sound like dance moves. First there’s a sliding and gliding, then there is a rhythmic tapping, friction and vibration/shaking. Proven to show improvement in patients who have pain, joint stiffness or poor circulation – the Swedish massage is as helpful as it is decisively divine.
Still got those everyday villains following you? Watch them go from mass crime organiser to massaged cool dude with the help of Beauty on the Vine. After all, even villains need a little love and pampering.
Fab fact: A
variation of the hot stone massage, known as the cold egg massage, sees the
therapists using cold boiled eggs to knead knots and mayonnaise to soften the
skin. As not to waste, clients usually
end up making an egg mayo sandwich to enjoy after their massage.