Mud Baths

Mud Baths

La Vita Spa – Bushmans Nek – Drakensberg

Well first let me tell you about my Therapist – Nokwazi who did my spa treatments.

What first caught my attention of Nokwazi is that she had a beautiful hairclip of a Frangipani in her hair which looked so real and so beautiful, that I purchased one from the Spa for myself.  She has been a therapist for 6 years and has worked at La Vita Spa at Bushmans Nek for 3 years. I asked her why she chose to be a Beautician and she replied she has always loved beauty since she finished school. Although what was interesting to hear was that while she was at school she was not crazy about beauty at all,  but only once she left school. Since after school she has worked at a Spa, starting from Receptionist and now Beautician. Her favourite treatment that she loves to do is giving massages. She was very professional and if I get an opportunity to go back to Bushmans Nek I will ask for her again.

I had booked 2 treatments with her, a hot stone back massage and a facial. The hot stone back massage was 45 min and where I am used to the Therapist using the hot stones from the start of the treatment, she didn’t. She first gave a hand massage on my back with strong hands and finding all the knots. Then after half n hour she then used the hot stones to continue with the treatment. She then placed the hot stones on my back and covered my back with a towel and let the heat soak in for 10 mins before removing the towel. And finished off with a wipe with the towel to remove the excell oil. I thoroughly enjoyed the massage, and actually preferred it that way. The hot stones are nice, but can’t really get to the knots as much as the hands can feel it. It was amazing and so relaxing, and I left the room feeling totally relaxed.

The facial was also very pleasant, she was not gentle on the face, but thorough. Did all that one does on the face, starting from cleansing, exfoliating and a good massage. I don’t like my head massaged as it gets so oily. While the steam was on my face she gave me a good foot massage with 5 min on each foot up till the knee. Used the toner, did extractions and then a mask. Cleansed again afterwards with cream applied. The facial was 45 min as well, and this I also enjoyed very much.

La Vita Spa provides a haven for guests to enjoy a wide range of wellness massages, anti-ageing treatments, manicures and pedicures, available to men, women and children. The facility includes single and couples treatment rooms, extended trading hours, a Jacuzzi, and sauna, plus a great gift collection. The Spa is open from 8am until 10pm daily.