Marie Claire (South Africa) - - AGENDA -

BABYLONSTOREN: PRI­VATE HAM­MAM WA­TER RIT­UAL The quin­tes­sen­tial ex­pe­ri­ence at Babylonstoren’s Gar­den Spa takes place in a mo­saic-tiled room filled with the sounds of run­ning wa­ter and warmed by the hot steam. Our ther­a­pist used the su­perb Afri­col­ogy olive soap – made with olive oil pro­duced from trees on the farm – dur­ing the cleans­ing wash, vig­or­ous ex­fo­li­a­tion and dy­namic flex­ing (to stretch the body), which leave you feel­ing re­laxed with im­pos­si­bly smooth skin. RADIS­SON BLU HO­TEL WA­TER­FRONT: AMANI JOUR­NEY Lo­cated in­side the chic Radis­son Blu Ho­tel in Cape Town, you’ll find the Amani African Spa. Its unique Amani Jour­ney be­gins with a whole-body su­gar pol­ish scrub to boost circulation, fol­lowed by a strong rinse of wa­ter. Next up is the ‘Cal­dar­ium’ – a steam co­coon to detox­ify your body with or­ganic ther­a­peu­tic mud.Then fol­lows the ‘Kneipp’, al­ter­nat­ing hot and cold ther­apy for feet, and a sauna. Fin­ish with an en­er­gis­ing shower. Aman­is­ BASTIEN GON­ZA­LEZ AT ONE&ONLY SPA, CAPE TOWN The pri­or­ity of most man­i­cures and pedi­cures is an aes­thetic one, but Parisian po­di­a­trist Bastien Gon­za­lez – ‘the Mes­siah of the Naked Foot’ – took a dif­fer­ent ap­proach, mar­ry­ing well­ness with beauty. The re­sult is the Pedi:Mani:Cure Stu­dios by Bastien Gon­za­lez, which have made their way around the world.All the ther­a­pists are trained, and stu­dio equip­ment sup­plied, by Gon­za­lez him­self.­an­don­lyre­

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