|The Saxon Hotel, Villas and Spa, Johannesburg is delighted to disclose details of its recently launched spa. The new 700sqm two-floor Saxon Spa is an oasis of wellness, taking the guest on a holistic journey incorporating sound, touch and sight, blending modern understanding with ancient techniques to balance energies and restore wellbeing.
Tipped to be the most luxurious spa in the city, the space comprises eight new treatment rooms including an all-glass couple’s treatment room, manicure and pedicure areas, hair spa, sleep zone, spa dining area, juice bar, steam room, heated hydro pool, wet treatment zone, hammam centre, heated outdoor plunge pool, sauna and outdoor treatment zone.
Designed by internationally-acclaimed interior designer, Stephen Falcke, The Saxon Spa has been created as a sanctuary of the senses with dark wood, copper, linen and water featuring throughout. Central to The Saxon Spa journey is the healing properties of Himalayan salt, incorporated into the design as well as therapies. Each treatment room will be ionised by a locally handcrafted Himalayan salt and a recycled glass chandelier created by a local conservation and sustainability project. As well as making a striking centrepiece, the chandeliers will actively purify the air, stimulate circulation and increase energy levels. The sauna will also have three walls constructed entirely from the precious mineral.
The upper level features a spacious pedicure area with treatments from the highly acclaimed Margaret Dabbs; a tranquil sleep zone, stocked with relaxing teas and nutritious snacks; a hair spa offering cocooning treatments including a caviar hair mask as well as a dining area serving healthy and delicious dishes, using fresh fruit and vegetables grown in The Saxon’s own rooftop vegetable garden.
The lower level is themed around hydro-based therapies, comprising wet treatment zone where the invigorating Rasul treatment taked place; a floatation pod; unisex steam room; Himalayan salt sauna; heated outdoor plunge pool and relaxing day bed area; heated hydro pool; cold plunge pool for Kneipp therapy and hammam centre. There is also be four stylish manicure stations and a juice bar serving refreshing fresh juices and smoothies including orange, carrot and raw honey and green apple, celery and spinach.
Couples can look forward to some down time in the tranquil glass-enclosed double treatment room, set amongst The Saxon’s lush gardens, offering a choice of indulgent experiences à deux including options to enjoy treatments under the stars.
|Spa Manager Tanya Lopes has carefully selected the best beauty and wellness brands including La Prairie, QMS, Elemis and Harnn body oils as well as developing a new programme of Saxon Signature Spa Journeys which combine the wisdom of ancient rituals with the most luxurious of spa products and highlights include:
· Saxon Himalayan Signature Journey – 75 mins – R1,250/£71
Treatment begins with a soothing milk foot ritual which is followed by an invigorating full-body skin renewing Himalayan salt scrub. Once the scrub is washed off, guests enjoy a specialised full body hot granite massage to ease muscle tension. A Rose Quartz crystal is used to relive any muscular inflammation
· Sound Therapy – 60 mins – R920/£52
This is a spiritual journey where the therapeutic sound vibrations of gongs, cymbals, Tibetan singing bowls and bells are used to balance and restore the body’s natural energy centres. Performed on the comfort of a heated water bed, this treatment is designed to enhance the rebalancing of our energy flow
· Hammam Signature Rituals – 75 mins – R1,390/£79
The ritual begins with a Turkish Rize tea and a relaxing foot ritual. A 10-minute steam starts the detoxification process before a full body cleanse with either the foam soap or black soap. A full body exfoliation follows with a special Keefa sponge to revive the skin. Following a rain shower, a full back of the body Aragan oil massage ends the treatment which boosts circulation and leaves the skin feeling silky soft