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Relax, rejuvenate & revitalize

Relax, rejuvenate & revitalize

There is nothing better than leaving all your daily responsibilities and stresses behind and entering a sanctuary of relaxation and comfort. Imagine my excitement when I was invited to come through to my local La Vita Spa at the Umhlanga Breakers Resort. By Monique De Villiers-Delport.  

There are over 22 La Vita wellness spas country wide from coast to country, beach to bush and mountain to meadow in some of South Africa’s most luxury resorts and hotels. Offering specialised wellness massages and treatments, be it with a pop-in day spa visit or a long weekend getaway, La Vita sure know how to rejuvenate both the body and mind.



As it turns out, taking on the challenge of ‘relax, rejuvenate and revitalise’ was not a difficult task. I was warmly greeted by the lovely ladies behind the reception desk on arrival and immediately ushered to the change room by my therapist, where a warmly pressed gown and slippers awaited.

Once I was snug in my gown and had locked my valuables away in the locker provided, I was shown to my massage table and asked which essential oil I would like for my aromatherapy massage. With a choice between lavender, peppermint, Jasmin and sandalwood, which all have different healing benefits, I chose the sandalwood oil.

To say my therapeutic full body massage was 50 minutes of pure heaven is an understatement. My masseuses had amazing hands which were firm but gentle enough to stimulate my lymphatic system with her touch. Together with the aromatic plant oil of sandalwood, combined with 50 minutes of silence (not something I get to indulge in often with a busy 17-month-old toddler), I was able to completely switch off and relax and rejuvenate my body and provide the balance and harmony my mind and soul so very much needed!

After my massage I was offered a glass of juice or a cup of tea in their relaxation room to ‘wake up’ from my massage before being escorted to La Vita’s hydro facilities. The room offers a steam room, sauna, jacuzzi and plunge pool, all aimed at helping you relax and unwind. I spent a good 30 minutes in the massive jacuzzi which left me feeling totally invigorated, before moving to the steam room to open up my pores, soften my skin and detoxify my body. To end off my visit to La Vita, I took a dip in the plunge pool to relieve my last bits of joint and muscle stress.

Leaving the spa, I felt like I was ready to take on the world and almost felt like I was on holiday (even though I was only 10kms away from home)!

Thank you La Vita Spa for the pamper!

COST:  
Aromatherapy full body massage (50 minutes) – R500

Get in touch:  
La Vita Spa Breakers Resort, 88 Lagoon Drive, Umhlanga – 031 561 2271
La Vita Spa La Montagne, 100 Compensation Road, Ballito – 032 9461356
La Vita Spa Chaka’s Rock, 68 Ocean Drive, Chakas Rock – 0325255008

WIN! 
We have a five-hour Couples Spa Package valued at R3570 at La Vita Spa to giveaway to one lucky reader!

The package includes; refreshments on arrival, three hours of treatment including a classic facial or Indian head massage, hands and feet deluxe as well as a hot stone full body massage, a light meal and drinks. Use of the relax Lounge and hydro facilities as well as take home gifts.

To stand a chance to WIN simply fill in the form below:

This competition is now closed!

Competition closes on Friday, 15 September at 9h00.

 

Get It Magazine (Ballito/Umhlanga) October 2017


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