How to Find the Perfect Spa in Johannesburg, South Africa

Spa by Dennis Wong on FlickrJohannesburg (or Jo’burg as it is popularly known) is one of Africa’s most elitist and affluent cities. It is South Africa’s largest city and is home to Africa’s biggest stock exchange as well as the busiest airport. Flights jet in to Johannesburg from all over the globe whether it is night or daytime. Moreover, Johannesburg is known as the Las Vegas of Africa owing to its entertainment scene and its nightlife. Being a destination infamous for holidays as well as business, many travelers and tourists are likely to head there. This world-class business and tourism hub is also home to Africa’s finest hotels and spas, for those who want to unwind as well as make merry.

There are several spas in Johannesburg that can meet the needs of different prospective clients. Some of these spas include:

1. The Always-Upstairs Day Spa

This spa is set on the banks of River Vaal, located less than an hour’s drive from the city of Johannesburg. Guests to this spa will be treated to a tranquil experience in a secluded setting. The main aim of the proprietors of this spa is making their guests feel at home each time they visit the spa, putting them at ease and offering them personalized service from attentive and highly professional staff.

At the Always-Upstairs Day Spa, the client can make a choice from an exotic list of signature spa journeys and natural treatments that have been uniquely created in order to revitalize, uplift and recharge both the mind and body. The treatments range from massages (Thai massages by Thai therapists), skincare, foot and hand treatments and hair removal. In between the treatments, the client can relax on deck overlooking the river while sipping on a refreshing drink. For those feeling a little run down or are in need of personal pampering, then the professional spa is recommended. The beauty of nature and the tranquil waters will sweep the client off their feet and sooth away all their cares and worries.

2. Country Bliss Relaxation and Wellness Day Spa

The countryside of Gauteng is home to the Country Bliss Relaxation and wellness Day Spa. This spa is a hidden gem that is nestled in the serene and tranquil surroundings of Thorntree Conservancy that is situated twenty minutes from Johannesburg. It is a sanctuary for both men and women who want to relax and rejuvenate themselves in a tranquil and stress free surrounding.

The therapy rooms are Afro-Moroccan inspired while the outdoor massage areas are Bedouin styled. The client can also spend a quiet moment in the outdoor room reserved for meditation where they can feel life’s energy permeate from their being. “Aqua bliss” is the spa’s own bottled water that is freely available to all clients who spend their time at the spa. Country Bliss Relaxation and Wellness Day Spa offers the best value for money as it caters to every occasion and need.

3. Camelot Spa at Planet Fitness – Illovo

This spa is an oasis of uniqueness and luxury, set up in the latest state-of-the art health club at the Planet Fitness Wanderers. The client will be offered individualized treatments that exceed the usual daily skin care. A plethora of spa therapies and treatments are availed to the client. Emphasis is placed on performance and high standards thus creating an ambiance of general well-being and relaxation.

The therapists at the spa are trained to take advantage of the wide range of equipment and specialized products at their disposal. Some of the advanced body and skin therapies on offer at the spa include hydrotherapy, seaweed mud treatments, thallasotherapy, detoxification and slimming treatments for both women and men.

A rule of thumb is to find the spa that will not only suit your taste and lifestyle but your budget as well. You can inquire about more spas in Johannesburg by conducting a search on the Internet or by seeking recommendations from past clients.

Louise Trainor is a travel writer for a number of blogs around the web. She enjoys sharing her experience with others. Visit this website for places to stay in South Africa. 

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