Most people know the feeling of arriving at the gas-station and opening the window just so that they can get a good whiff of the petrol fumes floating through the air or sniffing at the new box of crayons they just opened for their nephew. Give your senses a better treat than a trip to the gas station with a one-hour full-body aromatherapy massage at Skin Sense for R99.
Though sniffing gas fumes is probably the health-equivalent of letting a box of mice free in a restaurant kitchen or pouring soda into your laptop air-vent, the scents of aromatherapy are actually good for you. With a range of benefits more varied than the super-sized bag mixed nuts, aromatherapy can boost your immune system like a well-aimed flu shot or energise the body like a guarana drink. Combining the soothing scents of essential oils with an expert muscle-manipulation is enough to have the entire body melting into a metaphorical puddle of bliss. Luckily, seeing as it’s not a literal puddle, there will be no need for messy reconstitution later on.
One step out of the hustle and bustle of normal life and into the soothing ambience of Skin Sense Spa will have stresses ready to announce their surrender. The expert hands of the trained therapists join forces with aromatherapy oils to create a tension-fighting machine not even the more stubborn stresses would want to go head-to-head with. All you need to do is lie back and bask in the warm, inviting atmosphere and let masterful hands go to work on stiff and strained muscles while happy scents drift through the air around you. No knot or kink will be able to stand up to the soft, kneading pressure and the combination of long and slow strokes designed to seek out hidden tensions.
After the full hour, you’ll have a bit of a contradiction on your hands; the massage will leave you feeling so relaxed you’ll want to curl up and take a nap, but the aromatherapy will ensure you’re energised enough to jog the circumference of the earth – or not. No matter how contradictory you’re feeling, an hour at Skin Sense is the perfect way to spend some me-time.
Aromatherapy Fact: It is illegal to important aromatherapy oil no.345287 into South Africa. Scented like Easter eggs, the oil is said to produce a feeling of invincibility combined with mischievousness and has caused a string of unsolvable pranks in the past.