Bodies, like the dough of rye bread, must be kneaded at regular intervals to ensure ample elasticity and flexibility and a resulting delicious product. Let therapists knead your body into delectable goodness with today’s Groupon: an aromatherapy massage, rasul treatment and a floatation pool experience at Fordoun Leisure, along with a main meal at Blueberry Hill for R399.
Unlike a piece of dough, a body cannot be kneaded with a bread-maker or a mixer equipped with a dough hook; skilled hands, like those of the Fordoun spa, are required for the task ahead. Trained by masters in the art, the dexterous staff at the Fordoun spa are a force to be reckoned with. Boasting more than just a highly skilled team of professional body-handlers, the spa is a serene micro-village in KwaZulu-Natal’s midlands. Views stretching over a tranquil lake, the spa’s soothing ambiences are enough to send you into states of absolute bliss; bliss that spills over and into your three indulgent treatments.
Skilled to the tips of their very agile fingers, the Award-winning spa’s masterful massage therapists will treat and knead your body into a ball of doughy glee. Relieving tension with every stroke, the aromatherapy massage increases blood circulation leaving you with a stress free form. Following closely behind, a rasul treatment in the spa’s Turkish steam and clay treatment room waits patiently. Reputed to cleanse the respiratory system, the treatment is a calming therapy that leaves skin beautifully exfoliated by applying different muds to your body while inhaling steam infused with pure herbs. Finish off this all-good-things-come-in-threes package with a relaxing floatation session in Fordoun’s saline pools.
Of course, everyone knows that every great experience needs an equally great eating experience. After subjecting your body to a well-deserved kneading, end your date with the midlands in the Blueberry Hill restaurant. Tastefully adorned with unique pieces of art, the restaurant doubles as a gallery space for various local South African artists and craftsmen and gives the eyes pleasing treats while the taste buds and tummy enjoy delectable feasts. Perched on a hill, you’ll be privy to spectacular views of the landscape, while munching down on a delectable main meal of your choice. With food dancing tasty sambas in your mouth and a body still reeling from an indulgent kneading session, you’re bound to be left in absolute delight.
Massage Fact: Myliegg Iessaw was the first man to enlist the help of animals for therapeutic aid. When his child complained of muscle pain in his legs, the doctor sat him down in a bath filled with gerbils. The gerbils nibbled on the child’s leg for one hour, after which the child declared that it had been the best his leg had ever felt.