This Treat­ment, That Spa

Women's Health (South Africa) - - SEX + LOVE -

Should you get a body wrap at a medi-spa or re­sort? And what can you trust the gym spa for? WH beauty ed­i­tor Gotlhokwang Angoma-Mzini an­swers your ques­tions

> Get a mas­sage at a day spa.

Day spas fo­cus on beauty and re­lax­ation and even though they do cater for skin and body treat­ments, these treat­ments are non-med­i­cal – like light chem­i­cal peels and ba­sic mi­cro­der­mabra­sion treat­ments. Plus, they’re usu­ally more af­ford­able than their ho­tel coun­ter­parts.

> Get a high-tech fa­cial at a medi-spa.

High-tech mean­ing any­thing involving lasers or peels. Med­i­cal spas com­bine that lux­ury with clin­i­cal medicine. “It’s re­ally im­por­tant to know the li­cens­ing and train­ing of the ac­tual treat­ment provider,” says Gotlhokwang.

> Get a body treat­ment at a ho­tel/re­sort spa.

The best thing about a ho­tel/re­sort spa is you have the op­tion to stay the night. So when you’re all scrubbed down and lubed up, you can just throw on your robe and head back to your room.

> Get fin­ish­ing touches at a gym spa.

“Also, they have greater in­tel on loos­en­ing up joints and re­leas­ing mus­cle ten­sion, which can help your body re­cover,” ex­plains Gotlhokwang.

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