Health Spas, Massages & Relaxation Treatments
A very popular choice is to book yourself into a Wellness Centre located on one of the many scenic Winefarms, not just for wine tasting and delicious meals, but to relax and rejuvenate in tranquil and scenic surroundings. Most offer excellent Jet Lag Therapies just to refresh you for an exciting holiday! Another incredible option is a Safari or Wild Game Reserve, with numerous Safari Parks in the Western Cape, offering amazing body treatments and Sauna / Gym facilities with floatation Pools, Herbal / Steam Sauna’s and Hydro Tubs.
Health Spa’s philosophies offer the ultimate Spa experience in a haven to rest, relax and revitalize in the finest facilities. Highly qualified therapies based on knowledge of the pressures and demands placed on the body by the strain of urban stressful living. A commitment to holistic health brings therapies focused on natural plant and Spa Marine Technology. Treatments promote a healthy body and state of mind, honouring spirit and emotional unwinding in therapeutic benefits of products and treatments.
Choice of therapies available –
Hot stone therapy – utilizing lava stones to re-energize, cleanse, harmonize and soothe your body – creates a feeling of wholeness and inner serenity.
Body wraps (seaweed / Buchu – typical Capetonian herb) – benefits from natural plants and its properties to detoxify and remineralise.
Cellulite treatments – use of a warm and cool gel which releases water retention and restructures the skin tissues.
Reiki – (an energy balancing treatment to rebalance body energies and eye movement technology to release negative thought patterns.) Techniques are applied to the entire body, channeling energy to organs and glands and aligning the chakras (energy centers), which helps to relieve acute emotional and physical conditions.
Boreh / island spice – (stimulating ginger). Warming treatment relieves muscle aches and pains, increases blood circulation and helps with arthritis and rheumatism, jet lag and headaches.
Massages therapists make use of fragrant flowers, spices, natural ingredients and essential plant oils.
Ka huna – much more than a massage, originating from Hawaii (also known as Lomi-Lomi) Ka huna is unique in many different ways. The practitioner uses forearms, hands and elbows in a deep, dynamic ‘dance of breath and life from the heart’, flowing with rhythm and using intuition to focus on parts of the body that are ready for release and healing. Works on the circulatory, respiratory, immunological, lymphatic, digestive, nervous and endocrine systems.
Hydrothermal – a unique and specialized massage is performed on a heated water therapy massage bed, inducing muscular relaxation.
Reflexology (Foot reflex massage) – relax and balance the body through the stimulation of pressure points situated in the feet working with the hands and the use of essential oils.
Swedish body massage – the world famous medium pressured massage, provides a sense of well-being and eases tense muscles.
Shiatsu – an ancient Japanese form of healing using finger pressure massage techniques. The therapist applies pressure with the thumbs, fingers and palms to specific areas of the client's body that have been determined during an assessment period prior to the massage session. Pressure is applied along the meridians to unblock energy blockages, to release toxins from the body, improve blood circulation, reduces blood pressure and calms the nerves.
Indian Therapies –
Ayurvedic Massage – ancient Indian form of healing, good health is believed to result from three body forces known as Vata, Pita and Kapha being in harmony together. Massage is probably the oldest therapy known to man and has been practiced in the Far and the Middle East for at least 5,000 years. The beneficial effects have been acknowledged for generations and the massage is a part of everyday activity, performed within the family from a very young age.
Indian Head massage – to combat hair loss due to hypertension, poor circulation, serious illness and even the aging process. Indian men and women practice regular head massages. This ancient technique has played an important part in Indian life for nearly 4,000 years. Today, everyone from children to grandparents use the technique to decrease stress, improve overall health and promote hair growth.
Shirodara – this is a deeply relaxing treatment using warm herbalized / sesame oils poured in a gentle stream over the forehead. This procedure synchronizes brain waves and profoundly coordinates and calms the mind, body and spirit. Shirodara enhances blood circulation to the brain, improves memory, nourishes the hair and scalp and generally aids in the release of stress and tension.
Other Treatments –
Aromatherapy – a gentle massage using essential oils mixed especially for a specific need of the client. Aromatherapy is a generic term that refers to any of the various traditions that make use of essential oils sometimes in combination with other alternative medical practices.
Lymph Drainage – is an advanced form of a gentle massage that aims to stimulate the lymphatic system to remove congestion and stagnation from within the body and so help it return to a healthy condition.
Sport Massage – a deep, tissue-penetrating massage relieves sport-related aches and pains.
Meditations Centre / Retreats are very popular in South Africa. In today’s busy and often stressful life, meditation has become part of our lifestyle.
Together with our incredible scenery, a Meditation centre or Retreat situated in a serene idyllic setting in nature is just what we need to add extra upliftment on a vacation.
If you prefer to build on the muscles, luxurious Gym facilities are also available with state-of-the-art equipment and personal trainers are abundant too! Indoor-heated swimming pools and Jacuzzi’s are available in most Gyms and Health Centre or Spa’s.
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