Similar to marble carvings of Greek goddesses, human bodies must be touched up often to prevent their surfaces from dulling, their north-sides growing moss or their forearms falling off. Keep your federation of limbs ship-shape and save up to 71% on a half-day spa experience for one or two people.
- Pay R299 for one person, valued at R845 (save 65%)
- Pay R495 for two people, valued at R1690 (save 71%)
Though your muscles might sometimes feel like marble at the end of a long day, you could also 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. Choose from one of three indulgent massages to keep your body well fluffed and buttered. The Aromatherapy massage makes use of soothing essential oils, well-known for their delightful smell and healing properties that cover everything from stress-relief to boosting the immune system like a well-aimed flu-shot. The Hot Stone massage uses basalt rocks strategically placed on key parts of the body to suffuse rigid and stress-filled muscles with warmth and new flexibility. Both, when mixed with the masterful strokes of expert fingers have the magical transmogrifying ability to turn marble into butter. Of course, if both sound to left-field for you, the Swedish massage is the standard go-to for stress-busting, combining soothing strokes with just the right amount of pressure.
Once you’ve managed to reconstitute from your puddle of bliss, follow up with a full Environ facial, because faces are also like potatoes and must be scrubbed to remove excess dirt and dry skin and prevent the growth of extra eyes. Washing away dead skin-cells and the dermis difficulties they cause, Environ facials are designed to improve the health of your skin, using more natural Vitamin C, Vitamin A and antioxidants than your average bowl of fruit. Follow up with either a manicure or pedicure to add that extra bit of pampering and glam, and you’ll look and feel like a totally new person.
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, a federation of limbs better prepared to face the day, you can finish off your session metaphorically floating around and gossiping about how great a spa day is.
Body fact: In Belgium, massage therapists use golden syrup as a body moisturiser. This sticky sauce is said to smooth and lock in moisture in the skin with its sugary goodness.