Wellness with Rioma

Health is Ultimate Wealth

Your Right to Health

On the 21 March, we will be acknowledging Human Rights day, here in South Africa.

This day is to recognise that all human beings deserve basic human rights you can read more about it here: 

At La Vita Spas this day is special, for many reasons, including the right to education, it has been our long-standing ethos to not just be a wellness spa, but a business of empowering and growing women. Through our various training programs we give the ladies that walk through our doors, the skills they need to succeed in life.

These women, many bread winners in their own households are given a skill that they can use to only further and better themselves. Many have grown on to be spa managers, or have moved on to other positions with the company and beyond. We are so proud of each and every one of them.


It is also your right to be your best self, and live a healthy life, and that is why we are always striving to bring the best service, latest treatments and technology for our clients, many of who, have become longstanding loyalty members.

There are many health and mental benefits to taking care of yourself, when you make yourself a priority in your life, many times all the pieces start to fall into place, and you are then able to take better care of your loved ones.

Being body confident goes a long way to ensure you are always at the top of your game, in life, love and career goals. We are not saying that a fabulous day at the spa will solve all your worries, but it will help to centre your thoughts, meditate on your journey and care for your body.

So this coming Human Rights day, give yourself the right to good health and a good life.

Visit La Vita Spas here.

Spa Spotlight: Bushman’s Nek

Bushman’s Nek Resort, situated in the Southern Drakensberg has undoubtedly one of the best views in the area. It has become a mecca for those seeking fresh mountain air, stunning scenery, relaxation and adventure.

The resort has a mixture of accommodation options to suit everyone’s needs, from fun family getaways to romantic escapes.

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The popularity and location of the resort was an obvious choice for La Vita Spa to make its mark in the mountains. Guests staying at Bushman’s Nek have loved the addition the wellness spa makes to their vacation.


There are a number of locations on the property where treatments are given, these include; luxury treatment rooms, outdoor treatments, rock swimming pool, and relaxation area. The spa specializes in packages including accommodation, meals and spa treatments. The spa also has its own hydro facilities.

After a day at the spa, there is so much more to do at Bushman’s Nek:

Adventure golf, gorgeous outdoor rock pool, tennis, darts, bar with big screen TV, restaurant, horse riding, fly fishing, games room, swimming pool, squash, bowls, badminton, table tennis, babysitting, public telephone, conference centre, guided trails, paintball, jungle gym, mountain hiking and daily entertainment programs.


Find out more about the spa here and to make a booking at the resort.

Would you say YES?

Have you been dreaming of a romantic proposal? Or are you trying to think of a great way to pop the question to your loved one?

There are so many magical ways to make this gesture. When asking for one’s proposal in marriage, remember this is a story you and your partner are going to tell, over and over again. So why not make it a story worth telling?

At La Vita Spa’s we have seen many wonderful couples deciding to choose to spend the rest of their lives together, from marriage proposals, before the wedding treatments, to honeymoon bliss.


Why would a spa be a great place to propose?

The ambience is already set, soothing, with gentle music, and candlelight. You get to really relax before working up the courage to ask. It is also important to plan ahead, let the spa manager know what you would like to do, and the spa could help with putting together on your behalf, from organising sparkling wine to celebrate, or booking you lunch or dinner to dine at after.

Another wonderful reason why La Vita Spa is the perfect location to say “Will you Marry Me?” – the spas are located at some of the top resorts around the country, this allows you to book accommodation and a spa treatment, make a weekend of it.

Find out more about La Vita Spa here


Lines of Wisdom or Lines of Stress?

Looked in the mirror lately and wondered where the face you knew has gone? You start to contemplate your life choices? Maybe you should have stayed out the sun more? Had another glass of water or removed your make-up before bed, or just maybe you smoke? All these factors can lead to early onset of wrinkles, so can genetics.

Some will say, those are lines of “wisdom”,  but really, when you staring down another birthday, I would give a little less wisdom, to not having to worry about the dark circles and my eyelids going south for the winter.

Thank goodness for companies that know how we (the forever youthful) – want to stop the clock, or at least slow it down just a little. Fighting back the early onset of ageing is not easy, but with a little help from the new La Vita Facial Range, we have a friend on our side.

Anti-Ageing Science… nothing comes close!

This is what La Vita has to say about their new product range:

The most intense and scientifically proven anti-ageing combination formulated yet, Containing:

  • Argireline: Prevents and slows down the signs of ageing.
  • Vitamin A,C & E: Lightens pigmentation and brightens skin tone.
  • Hyaluronic Acid: Replenishes skins moisture.
  • Matrixyl 3000: Prevents visible signs of premature ageing.
  • Niacinamide: Refines the appearance of skin’s texture and fine lines.
  • Rooibos: Protects skin and maintain a more youthful look.

Cleansing Toner (2 in 1) (250ml)

Cleanser Toner

A two in one cleanser and toner which is gentle yet highly effective. Thoroughly cleanses the skin removing excess makeup and impurities without drying out the skin and balances the ph levels. Suitable for a dry ageing skin.

Anti-Wrinkle Day Cream (100ml)

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Incorporating the optimal gold standard age-reversing ingredients with SPF 15 for ageing skin, Firms, smoothes, rehydrate and nourishes skin improving the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.

Anti-Wrinkle Night Cream (100ml)

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La Vita Regenerating Night Cream, fortified with Green Rooibos extract, Vitamin A and Olive Oil, provides intensive moisture and supports the skin’s renewal process and natural balance during the night, leaving an intensively rehydrated and rejuvenated skin. Boost the production of collagen and elastin.

Anti-Ageing Eye Cream (20ml)

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La Vita  Anti – Ageing Eye Cream instantly hydrates the vulnerable eye area. Helps reverse the look of ageing.  Repairs fine lines & wrinkles,  reduces dark circles, puffiness, and brightens dull skin for a younger look. Strengthens the moisture barrier of the skin.

Dead Sea Peel Off Mask (500gr)

Dead Sea Peel of Mask

A natural Dead Sea Peel-Off Mask that evens out the skin tone giving radiance. Excellent for anti-ageing, lifting and firming and hydrates the skin.


Visit their online store to get yours

Facial Range



Don’t Fail this Valentine’s Day

Months can fly by, and soon special occasions are right on top of us, we scramble to think of ideas on how to spend the day, and sometimes fall short of expectations.

We already had Christmas, that felt like yesterday… but now Valentine’s Day is less than a month away.

Here are our 5 tips on how to plan ahead and start winning at making moments just that more special.

  1. Plan ahead…. yes we know that sounds super easy, and oh so obvious. But sometimes the procrastination monster creeps up on us.
  2. Use your technology: use your calendar and alerts on your mobile phone and desktop computers at work, to remind you of upcoming events. These will prompt you to take action. Set goals, today set the idea, make arrangements, plan the day.
  3. Do your research, no one likes to be asked “what do you want for your birthday”, it just feels like you have not taken the time to listen and get to know the person and their needs.
  4. Use Google, and look up different ways to celebrate, or Pinterest, it has a world of amazing ideas for you to use.
  5. Let the person/s know that you are planning something special, especially if the date is not on their actual birthday or a special occasion like Valentine’s Day. Create an invite, what you may do could be a surprise, but make sure they save the date. This will also make sure that you commit to the celebration and get your planning into gear.

To make life easier for you La Vita Spa has put together 2 amazing Valentine’s packages.

Cupid’s Delight


Only R799 per couple. Spoil yourself this February with La Vita’s Cupid’s Delight Spa Package (1h20min), which includes a Foot Exfoliation, Soothing Foot Massage, Destress Back Massage and take home a glass utility bowl. Available at 25 La Vita Spas nationwide. Book online now ( and save 10% – pay only R699. Offer ends 28 February 2018

Be My Valentine Package


Only R1299 per couple. Revitalise and rejuvenate this February with a Be My Valentine Package (2h10min), which includes an Express Facial, Hands and Feet Deluxe, Full Body Aromatherapy Massage, Refreshments, and take home 2 Pen and Key Holder sets. Available at 25 La Vita Spas nationwide. Book online now ( and save 10% – pay only R1150. Offer ends 28 February 2018.



Keeping to your Resolutions?

We are halfway through January already…. have you had a chance to catch your breath as yet? Are you ready for the year ahead?

The big question is how are your New Year’s resolutions doing? Don’t beat yourself up, if you have fallen off the wagon a couple times. It’s okay to reset your goals and expectations and try again.

Try writing down your goals on a piece of paper and have them somewhere visible at your workstation or at home. Wanting to keep your resolutions private? Why not set up a bi-weekly reminder on your phone, with an alert that pops up.


One of the most popular resolutions is to choose a healthier lifestyle and care more about yourself. If you don’t look after YOU, you can’t look after anyone else.

Part of a good health regime is to exercise, eat right and to look after your body after you have worked so hard getting it into shape.

Here is a list of 5 things to make you feel fabulous on your journey to a healthier, happier you:

  1. Hot Stone Full Body Massage
  2. Ultimate Anti-Ageing Facial
  3. Venetian Hands & Feet
  4. Full Leg and Arm Waxing
  5. Swiss Body Wrap

All of the above can be found at La Vita Spas. Did you know they have a loyalty program? It offers discounts on your treatments, that will help towards your goals.

Comment below and tell us if you have set any resolutions and are you keeping them?

Freaking out this Festive Season?

ahhhh – starting to feel a little crazy already? This can really be the ‘silly’ season for some. So much can be jammed into a week of the year. From last-minute jobs at the office, to creating the shopping list for gifts and so much more.


For so many of us the thought of going to the malls and browse the many shops for the perfect gift can be so daunting. Starting off with fighting for a parking spot, hustle and bustle of the isles – and not to forget your sore and aching legs.

After a long day scouting for the best deals and ultimate gift – why not treat yourself to a Spa Paraffin Pedicure.


The festive season is also a reason to celebrate with your family and friends. Our homes become a meeting place for many – and so does our sink for the piles of dishes. Stressed about all the cleaning you will have to do after the party ends? Why not make a booking now for after the party – spend a day at the spa, get pampered and treat your tired muscles to a much-deserved massage. 


Traveling this month? Are you worried about the drive, the flight or just the packing that needs to be done before you set off? Travel – as fun as it is, can be extremely stressful for some. The worrying starts before you even set off on your journey.

Did you know La Vita Spas is situated at many top South African holiday destinations throughout South Africa? If you are staying at one of the properties they have a spa located or nearby to one, why not book in advance for a day at the spa on arrival? Unwind the tension from the travels before you even get your holiday started.

See the various spa locations here.


Festive Nail Art Inspiration

Get your festive spirit into high gear with La Vita Spas – we have put together a collection of Christmas themed nail art to wow you.


It’s that time of the year where you can be a little more adventurous with your nail designs and colours. Those taking a long break in December and January can really indulge in the fantastical. If you are working this year – you can keep this time of the year cheer going in the office too.


If you love bright, bold or demure colours – we have something for everyone. It’s also a super treat to have your nails done over the holidays. With many parties planned and special days ahead, make sure your hands look their best.

Let us know which of the below is your favourite.



Spa Stocking Stuffer Ideas

Yikes! Its that time of the year again, where we get to spoil our loved ones. Gifting can be difficult, especially when a person seems to have everything they need. Sometimes the best gift is that of time and experience. What do we mean by that?

We let you in on two ways to take advantage of the wonderful packages at La Vita Spas.

Time: you are also an important part of gifting, sometimes the one you love just wants to spend more quality time with you. Set the tone and give them something extra. Here is our idea:

Couples Paradise Spa Day (3 Hr 50 min)

This perfect package includes the following treatments; Roman Royalty Swedish Massage, Ultimate Anti-aging facial, foot exfoliation and foot massage and an Indian Head massage – could you ask for anything more?


Bonus tip: why not include a lunch or night out included? 

Experience: Not every gift has to be something the one you love unwraps. An experience can have a bigger impact and show that you have really thought about the individual. Here is our idea of how to make the best experience:

The Ultimate Indulgence Package (5 Hr 50 min)

Whether it’s for him or her, this package is the ultimate indulgence, and here’s why; Majestic Milanese Facial, Hotstone full body massage, Indian Head Massage, Spa Paraffin Manicure, Spa Paraffin Pedicure and foot massage. They will never want to leave the spa after this indulgence.

Bonus tip: arrange for them to have a shopping voucher after their treatment, to spoil themselves on some of the items available to purchase at La Vita Spa’s – from perfume, jewellery, bags and products, they will then have a little something to remember the day by.




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