13 July 2012
If it’s some Hydrotherapy at the spa that you’re after, The Amani Hydro Journeys, at the Radisson Blu Hotel in Sandton, are a good choice. Take in the views of Johannesburg after changing into a gown and slippers, before selecting the fragrance of your body polish: ginger and lime, papaya, litchi and rose, cherry, or lavender.
You will then lie down on a marble slab covered with a cushioned towel, whilst your therapist exfoliates every inch of your skin, before submerging you below the gentle spray of the Vichy Shower (A Vichy shower is a metal arm with five to seven shower heads, that runs parallel to a cushioned treatment table, enabling you to shower while lying down).
Next up, if you have selected the Amani Journey & Rasul, an exotic treatment involving mud, heat and steam. Your body will be coated in a baobab mud from MatsiMela‘s Baobab range – a fabulous range of products containing the moisture-giving oils of the pods from the “Tree of Life”, traditionally used by African women to protect their skin against the harsh savannah climate.
You will then proceed to the steam room for 15 minutes, followed by a rinse off under a shower.
At the dual foot bath, one bath is filled with ice-cold water, while the other is comfortably hot. You alternate your feet between the two, whilst getting a back, neck and shoulder massage. This is known as Kneipp therapy, which improves circulation.
Afterwards, you alternate between the dry heat of the sauna, and a very gentle, cooling, scented mist. The dry heat induces perspiration and assists to rid the body of toxins. The view from the sauna looks out over Sandton.
Now you enter the Sensation shower, surrounded by jets of water, which start off cold, but heat up, with different massage and pressure settings.
The Hydro Journey ends with you lying on your back in one of the massage treatment rooms, whilst your therapist applies Red Berry MatsiMela moisturiser in rhythmic movements to your arms, legs, back and stomach. Leaving the skin radiant and soft to touch.
Consider ending your Journey with a Khurula Body Ritual or Crystal Massage, or any massage treatment.
Amani African Spa group’s flagship, state-of-the-art spa at the Radisson Blu Hotel in Sandton boasts a heated vitality pool with a surrounding relaxation deck and loungers affording spectacular views over Gauteng. The Hydro Retreat provides the ultimate in sensory stimulation, enhanced by heat, ice, steam, hydrotherapy and chromo therapy; Vichy Showers, Kneipp, Caldarium, Aroma Mist, Sensation shower and a Sauna with a view. There are 10 multi-functional treatment rooms, including a duo-treatment room, Hair Salon and Nail bar.
Experience the healing benefits of Halotherapy (salt therapy) in a unique room with walls covered with Ionized salt and a hypo-bacterial and allergen-free environment, offering everyone from children to adults a drug-free alternative, to treat and control a variety of ailments and allergies, which includes respiratory and dermatological problems. The Salt Room also provides the healing benefits of Sound therapy with soothing music as well as Colour light Therapy, which aids in emotional, psychological and physical healing.