The human body has been compared to many things, including watches, cars and sometimes even the government. The truest comparison is probably to say that the human body is like a potato: if not properly mashed and moisturised, it’s useless for everything but a grade-school science project battery. Keep your body fluffed and buttered, without the additives and pay R299 for a half-day organic skincare package at Yukon Organic Skin Care.
All the stressful things involved in daily life, like having a job or sitting in traffic, have the unfortunate side-effect of transmuting once-nimble muscles into something stiffer than a shelf of two-by-fours. While you unwind in the chic and stylish spa, swathed in a serene atmosphere and surrounded by scenic views, the highly trained therapists will cater to all of your stress-destroying needs. A haven of holistic health in the heart of Northcliff, you don’t even have to drive for hours and endure the pain of traffic trashing all of their hard work.
Start off with a full-body hot stone massage to reignite your internal furnace and infuse rigid muscles with new flexibility. Hot stones placed strategically on key parts of the body deliver a suffusing warmth to drain away tension and bring your muscles to optimum stress-subduing temperature. Combine the warmth with some expert muscle manipulation from masterful fingers and you have a recipe for muscles more like melted butter than marble. Once you’ve managed to reconstitute from your puddle of bliss, an Indian head and shoulder massage will put you right back by working any tensions out of your head and shoulders and tossing them to the curb. Working on both physical and psychological levels, highly trained and flexible fingers will apply ancient techniques to relieve pressure and improve blood flow to the head and neck. Not only does this increase the distribution of nutrients and encourage healing throughout your form, anyone who’s ever had their hair played with will tell you that a head massage feels more amazing than getting a bonus-item from the vending machine.
Because faces are also like potatoes and must be scrubbed to remove excess dirt and dry skin, and prevent the growth of extra eyes, follow up with a facial. Designed to wash away dead skin cells and eradicate the dermis dilemmas they can cause, the facial is perfect for oily epidermises, signs of aging and other facial flaws brought on by too many days spent sunbathing.
Last but not least, a light meal to end off your day of pampering will ease the heartbreak of needing to leave the tranquil oasis. With a newly glowing countenance and a federation of limbs better prepared to face the day, you can finish off your afternoon metaphorically floating around and gossiping about how great a spa day is.
Massage Fact: In Minnesota, a spoon full of sugar is implemented in almost all of the massage therapies practiced. The sugar is given to the client to consume before the therapy, with therapists claiming that it increases the benefits of the treatment.