It’s the month to spoil the Superwomen in your life. We’re sure we speak for all the ladies when we say; spoil us with loyalty and a spa day – and we’re hooked! We’ve picked our top three pamper treatments in the city, just for you…
Fairlawns Spa at the Fairlawns Boutique Hotel
A Saturday well spent brings a week of content!
Romantic Sunset Retreat treatment (2 hours)
This favoured destination is almost too special, but we had to share it. This spot has a permanent sunny-side-up ambience and top-notch quality service. The proximity to nature is paramount to this property, which has just been newly renovated. The green spaces and landscaped touches uplift the atmosphere, and add an extra touch of character.
Picture an urban oasis amongst bamboo forests and charismatic gardens. Go for the Romantic Sunset Retreat treatment – with a magical outdoor bubble bath (in complete privacy, of course), and a bottle of champers. Followed by a restorative full body massage that will create contentment like never before. Expect specialized therapists and five-star services as you enjoy the simple pleasures in life.
Choose ambience over excitement in this truly calming space, which is totally off the grid. Then maneuver up towards the Amuse Bouche restaurant, where you’ll indulge in a three-course meal.
Delicately cured salmon with cucumber spaghetti, followed by an indulgent pearl barley broccoli and ricotta dish, with charred baby leaks. End off with vanilla and chia crème with uji-matcha and fresh fruit touches. Magnificent!
A: 1 Alma Road, Johannesburg.
T: 011 808 7300
Retreat from the hustle and bustle…
His & Hers Treatment (3 hours)
How does a foot washing ritual, full body massage, facial, reflexology or express pedicure sound? How about full access to the steam room with a heavenly body exfoliation, followed by lunch and sparkling wine? Do we have your attention?
Placecol Spa has just launched their flagship store in Randburg, and we had to visit. With hues of blues and a comfy, pleasant atmosphere, this spa is a victory for the brand. If you’re unfamiliar with it, Placecol is an all-natural product that improves the appearance of the skin using high quality products, guaranteeing visible results.
The His & Hers treatment is complete over-indulgence, but we all deserve it occasionally!
A: 77 Malibongwe Drive, Randburg.
T: 011 888 8523
Africology Spa at the Maslow Hotel
An oasis in the heart of Sandton
Balancing Rose Facial (80 minutes) and Shamans Journey Massage (90 minutes)
With the scent of rose and lavender essential oils enveloping the air, you can’t help but loosen up the second you enter the spa. There are numerous treatments to choose from and the service is always superb. With mineral-rich ingredients, all-natural products and a holistic approach to wellness, the Africology team is a cut above the rest.
The Maslow Hotel exudes convenience, just a few minutes’ walk from Nelson Mandela Square and the Gautrain and allows for comprehensive service. This is most prominent in the spa services and facilities, which include a sauna, steam room, Rasulchamber, aroma-steam sessions, and hydrotherapy treatments.
The spa is secluded on the first floor of the hotel, and once you enter, you’re in an unimaginable world. Completely private and exclusive, the spa is inspired by nature and offers a relaxation area to unwind before or after treatments.
Begin with a full body massage. The therapists are highly skilled at their craft, and handle you with absolute care and compassion. The massage is winsome and ensures your aching pains are resolved, as it releases pent-up energy that is likely to cause muscular stress.
It unblocks the flow of energy and allows for restfulness and relief. You’re taken on a journey through complete relaxation. The facial is also intoxicating, and designed to rebalance and revive the skin with warmed Rose Quartz stones, which are gently massaged onto the skin.
This treatment will leave your skin feeling luminous, hydrated and revived.
A: 146 Rivonia Road, Sandton
T: 010 226 4688
Bianca Spinner is the Lifestyle Editor at Hello Joburg Magazine. Bianca is taking strides as in independent woman in the workforce and combined with her deep seated passion and love for her community, she is sure to increase her insatiable appetite for success.