Winter just creeps into your bones and wreaks havoc on your skin. It’s too cold to go out at night or too early in the morning. For me, it is the most miserable time of the year – except for the extra cuddles from my cats. To get over the winter blues I said yes to a 3 hour day at J’s Revive Wellness Spa… and it was a treat!
First I started off with flotation therapy, which is a “deprivation therapy” that drowns out distractions to soothe anxiety and stress.
I got into this huge round pool filled with salty hot water, surrounded by matchless candles, rolled towels and orchids. Floating on my back with arms and legs stretched out looking up at a dark roof with sparkling lights, whilst listening to music pouring in from hidden speakers.
I could hear nothing else, see nothing else. The water was so warm and cosy and I felt so light just drifting in a space.
At the end of my 30 minutes in the flotation pool I could feel the salt lingering on my skin, forming little crusts. I just felt so amazing…
I was so relaxed when the therapist led me to the treatment room for a massage. I didn’t think there was any stress left to get rid of, but by the end I was jelly on legs.
From the tip of my toes, arms to my neck she worked on muscles at a medium pressure. The cherry on the top, hot stones… It was as if my day at the spa was specifically designed to get warmth back into my core.
Hair Salon at J’s Revive Wellness Spa
Usually after a day at the spa you leave looking like a wet chicken with oil in your hair – but not at J’s Revive Wellness!
I had salt in my hair and probably a bit of massage oil, but I popped into their hair salon for a wash and blow – and I could’ve probably gone to a meeting straight from that.
Why is this spa so special?
Usually when you go to a spa you can see that they had to work around an existing building’s limitations, but at J’s Revive Wellness Spa the building expands around their needs. They have created a space where you can get a “rounded experience” from holistic to beauty.
If you want to spoil yourself (or someone special) make the trip to this spa near Melrose Arch. It really is one of Joburg’s best kept spa secrets.