Nothing beats the winter blues like immersing yourself for an hour (or more) in a therapeutic spa experience. The wet and cold weather is held at bay by the warm décor, burning incense, and heaters that help to set clients at ease from the get-go.
If you think you can’t afford a spa day, think again, as this lists the top 5 places around Gauteng which will offer you a fantastic and relaxing treatment or two, without breaking your bank.
1. Belleza MediSpa, Hartbeespoortdam
This beautiful spa will have you leaving your worries at the door, and looking forward to all the wonderful treatments in store! They’ve got pampering packages to suit your time constraints and a range of great prices to accompany them. Treat yourself to a hot stone massage for R 300, a full-body Swedish massage for R280; or an aromatherapy massage for your back, neck & shoulders for only R200. Other packages and beauty treatments are available, such as wraps, head massages, manicures and pedicures.
Contact: (012) 259-3930.
2. Cloud 9 Floatation and Massage, Craighall Park
This unique spa will have you feeling like you’re floating on a cloud by the time you leave, with soft, scented skin, and not a care in the world. Cloud 9 offers a unique treatment called floatation, which is backed by science – the guest enters a water-filled ‘tank’ and is left in pitch darkness for an hour. Benefits from this treatment include an increased production of endorphins, improved circulation, total relaxation, increased creativity, etc. It is being offered at a special price of R250 currently. Massages range from R280 for a half-hour massage, through to R410 for a full-body deep tissue rhythmic massage.
Contact: (011) 788-9934.
3. Octavia’s Sensorium Day Spa, Emperors Palace, Kempton Park
Luxury, pampering, and friendly, are all words which describe the decadent Octavia’s spa, which has plenty of packages and unique offerings for the discerning guest. A popular option before your massage is the Rasul chamber, based on ancient Turkish practices – here you will being cleansed and exfoliated with mud, before having a ‘tropical rain’ shower – it costs R290 for 30 minutes. Other massage options include the Milk bath wrap (with a scalp massage) for R530 an hour, or a Thai massage for one hour at R550. The Sensorium Time ritual will cost R590 for an hour, and allows you to create your own personal package.
Contact: (011) 928-1815.
4. Classique Spa, Norwood
Within the hustle and bustle of Norwood, is a warm hidden sanctuary, perfect for those needing a luxurious escape. Stand in awe of the elegant and eclectic designs that are spread throughout this spa creating a homey, yet classy atmosphere. The friendly masseuses offer a range of treatments, with a Rasul chamber, Dead Sea floatation, and a sauna on offer. A one-hour Swedish massage will cost R300, a body polish with a back and neck massage will cost R250 for 45 minutes, and a lymphatic massage for one hour will cost R380.
Contact: (011) 728-4542.
5. Mid Isle Spa, Midrand
At this island inspired paradise, your cares will melt away while you swing from a hammock, or relax in their Jacuzzi. There are some wonderful package combinations such as the Corporate Package, which lasts 2 ½ hours, costs R460, and includes a back and neck massage, foot or Indian head massage and lunch with juice or tea/coffee. Their winter special package costs R660 and lasts for 2 hours and 45 minutes – it includes a facial, and Indian head massage, a full body hot stone massage, and a foot massage, with a picnic or lunch provided. Other treatments are available as well.
Let us know where your favourite spa spot in Gauteng is, and what wonderful treatments they offer; or what your pampering winter must-haves are.