Foreigners believe zebras and elephants roam the streets of Africa. Not hard to believe when the buffalo driving the taxi cuts you off and the lion comes charging down the corridor to attack you in your office. By the end of the week one almost feels as though you’ve been trampled by a stampede. Relieve the African stress and pressure the African way with a full body massage at Mmathibedi Eco Spa for R99.
For an extra R50, or ‘lion note’ if you’re already in the African spirit, you can trade your holistic massage for a hot stone therapy massage. However first you should know that a holistic massage might be just what you need to relieve the pressure of feeding a two-year old, baking for the church bazaar, picking up after the man you’ve been married to for 18 years and dealing with the Jones’ issue. Yes, that’s how tailored-to-you this massage is. However the relaxing and healing benefits of hot smooth lava stones are no less relaxing than the fragrant oils and deeply relaxing techniques of a full body massage.
Experience the relaxing benefits of African techniques, remedies, hot African stones, African décor and strong African fingers in the tranquillity of Mmathibedi Eco Spa. The name Mmathibedi originates from deep within the mountains of Ga Matlala A Thaba in Limpopo and means Mother Protector or Main Protector. Just like Mmathibedi Spa is the main protector of the environment, the spa is also dedicated to treating the ‘main protectors’ of every household to some much needed TLC.
Mmathibedi pride themselves on the fact that everything about the spa is natural – from the products used for treatments and the eco-friendly containers they come in right down to the décor and the warm smiles of the therapists. Hence, by getting a massage at Mmathibedi, not only are you doing your body and mind a favour, you’re really helping to save the world.
African fact: In the olden days, when shooting African films, directors would use scraps of blonde hair from local hair salons for the savannah grass. However this stopped in 1896 when Jenny, the girl in the lion costume, got tangled up in the grass, knocking against the fake baobab tree and sending the leopard guy tumbling to the ground. The leopard sued the studio for thousands.