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Tips for a Good Night sleep

I am sure you must have noticed that your skin looks much better after you have had a good night’s sleep. Lack of good sleep doesn’t just damage your skin in the short term; it also accelerates premature skin ageing and decreases the skins ability to recover after sun exposure. Getting a good night’s sleep should be your top priority.

Why not try the tips below for a good night sleep?

  1. Book a Facial or Hydro facilities at any La Vita Spa countrywide ( Spa offers a wide range of luxurious facials. Hydro facilities are available at selected La Vita SpasUse the sauna or steam room. This helps to increases your heart rate and so does rapidly cooling the body afterwards in the plunge pool or Jacuzzi and afterwards you are likely to sleep like a baby!



  1. Drink plenty of water. It’s the oldest and best advice that you can receive for all year round health and it’s especially good for your skin. Avoid caffeinated drinks too as they can cause restlessness and disrupt natural sleeping patterns.


  1. The most important of all “Turn off Those Gadgets”. Make sure your bedroom is absolutely dark. Turn off the flickering lights of any electronic devices including your cell phone as light can reduce the quality of your sleep. Maintain a peaceful atmosphere by reducing noise as well.

Relieve Tension with Indian Head Massage!

Indian head massage is an ancient form of massage for the face, head, shoulders and neck. This technique is used widely for relieving tension headaches and pressure on the muscle by working on specific pressure points.

This incredibly soothing massage technique is available at all 25 La Vita Spa locations countrywide ( Indian head massages releases harmful built up negative energy.


Indian Head Massage is also known as Champissage (the Hindi term for the practice of head massage). Indian head massage is based on old Ayurvedic techniques involving work on the shoulders, neck, scalp and face manipulating the energy channels and clearing blockages in the energy channels. A variety of massage movements are used to relieve tension, stimulate circulation and restore joint movement.

In the 1970s Narendra Mehta brought Indian head massage to the West. Indian head massage is now a popular form of alternative treatment as well as a luxurious way to relax and ease built up tensions from the day to day stress of everyday life.


Hydrate Your Summer Skin!

Summer being the hottest part of the year it is very important to look after your skin and with the recent extremely hot weather, you might find your skin not looking its best.

Heat together with UV rays causes your skin to become dry and in need of moisture. This condition can be annoying, if you have been enjoying yourself with alcoholic drinks, damaging your skin even more while you are spending long hours outside.

Summer dry skin can result in a premature ageing. Failure to moisturise your skin during summer can lead to peeling, flaking, cracking and itchy skin.

What is the best way to moisture you skin in Summer? Drinking plenty of water and eating healthy foods like fruit or book yourself a spa experience (


Have Full Body Exfoliations to help your pores get rid of impurities, enjoy facials and massages, use essential oils to nourish your skin and use moisturisers like La Vita Day and Night cream to revitalise your skin.


Treat your skin from the inside with summer fruits and then come to La Vita Spa to get pampered from the outside.




Your Valentine Deserves a Gift of Spa

Valentine’s Day is around the corner and La Vita Spa has the perfect gift of pampering for you and your sweetheart.

Whether you are looking for a Romantic Spa getaway or couples’ package, there is no better way to celebrate love than gifting your loved one a spa day.

The gift of a spa experience is the gift of love – so it’s a perfect present for Valentine’s Day.

Here are some of the amazing spa packages available at La Vita Spa:


1.Cupid’s Crush

It’s Valentine’s, Only R549 per person. Spoil yourself or your loved one this February with La Vita’s Cupid’s Crush Package (1h20min), which includes a Soothing Foot Massage, Destress Back Massage, Express Manicure OR Pedicure and take home a Lip Gloss.



2.Sweet Heart Package

It’s the month of love! Only R1499 per couple. Revitalise and rejuvenate this February with La Vita’s Sweet Heart Package (2h10min), which includes a Full Body Aromatherapy Massage, Hands & Feet Deluxe, Express Facial, and take home 2 x Chamomile Soothing Repair Masks.



3.Couples Full Body Massage (50min) – R950

Looking for an intimate experience with you and your partner? Couples body massages have been proven to bring people closer. It does this by releasing oxytocin – also called ‘the love hormone’. In addition, it allows people to escape from the hustle and bustle of daily life, and to focus on enjoying the moment and relaxing with a loved one.

Couples Massage


4.Couples Paradise Spa Day (3h50min) – R3300

A romantic day at the Spa. Share a bottle of sparkling wine and refreshments.

4.1 ROMAN ROYALTY SWEDISH MASSAGE – A combination of Swedish, deep-tissue and pressure point techniques combined to improve blood circulation and reduce stress, creating a remarkable sense of equilibrium from top to toe.

4.2 ULTIMATE ANTI-AGING FACIAL – A heavenly facial allowing you 90 minutes of relaxation. This facial consists of a cleanse, deep exfoliation, steam and extraction. A mask & 30 minutes anti-ageing massage leaves your face firmer, smoother and noticeably young looking.

4.3 FOOT EXFOLIATION & FOOT MASSAGE – Relieve your stress and all the anxiety with a soothing foot massage. Increases blood supply to body tissue, improving energy and alertness.

4.4 INDIAN HEAD MASSAGE – An ancient Indian form of massage for face, head, neck and shoulders. This technique is used widely for relieving tension headaches and daily pressure. Working on specific pressure points you are sure to feel energized and revitalized.

Call the nearest La Vita Spa to make your booking.

New Year’s Resolutions

It is that time of year again when we start setting our goals and resolutions.

What are your goals for this year?

  • Get more organized
  • Get fit
  • Eat healthier
  • Spend more time with family
  • Earn more money
  • Get a better job
  • Take a holiday
  • Lose weight
  • Volunteer work
  • Learn a new skill
  • Make time for “ME”




One of your biggest goals for this year should be taking care of yourself! I believe the best way you can take care of yourself is to indulge in monthly spa treatments e.g. facials, manicures, pedicures and massages or enjoy various monthly specials or packages on offer. La Vita Spas has a wide range of packages and spa treatments to choose from. (

Why not join La Vita Spas Loyalty programme ( and enjoy treatments to the value of R1100 and up to R600 worth of gifts per annum. Complete the application for membership and immediately enjoy the amazing benefits.

For just R60 per month, paid by Debit order, you enjoy a whole new way of wellness, including:

  • 20% Discount off any standard treatments.
  • FREE membership to Cazabella online store (
  • A Full Body Massage, credited to your account every 6 months (value R500).
  • R200 Gift Voucher each time you reach 2000 points.
  • 10% Discount on Cominelli Gift Collection.
  • 10% discount at 150 resorts countrywide with Optima Holidays Tel: 0860 333 666.
  • Select a Gift February, May & November (value R200 each).



Remember, taking time for monthly rejuvenation is a lifestyle, not a contest.


New Year Spa Breaks

Are you still recovering from the Christmas and New Year festivities? Why not kick off 2019 with a relaxing, indulgent spa break?

A timeout could be just the ticket to make sure you get 2019 off with the right start. Whether it’s pampering massages or rejuvenating spa packages check out these spa break resorts.

  1. Magalies Park

A peaceful retreat nestled alongside the tranquil Magalies River; Magalies Park is situated on 120 hectares of scenic parklands. This prime destination is set on the foot of the Magaliesberg Mountains and combines the best of nature with the best of leisure activities and accommodation. If you’re looking for a great new place to spend time with the family whilst surrounded by the beauty and tranquility of nature, look no further than Magalies Park. For the sheer number of facilities and experiences on offer, Magalies Park is considered one of the most desirable resorts in the North West Province.

      2. Gethlane Lodge

Nestled amongst 172 hectares of bird-rich indigenous forest, in a well-stocked game farm, the village-style layout at Gethlane Lodge and architecture of the chalets lends a colonial feel to this unpretentious resort. Gethlane Game Lodge is within striking distance of all the Lowveld action with nature reserves and natural sights within a few hours’ drive. Volleyball, table tennis and a walking trail at the resort provide plenty of entertainment onsite and the bird life is nothing short of spectacular in this part of the world. Sublime relaxation beside one of the five swimming pools, or in the Jacuzzi and sauna, are also on offer here, along with crazy golf or outdoor chess for the more energetic.

    3. Selborne Golf Estate Hotel & Spa

A sophisticated haven of relaxation, nestled in the heart of the lush and tranquil South Coast. Beautifully restored Selborne Golf Estate, Hotel and Spa now offers a championship golf course, fine dining, world-class spa, conferencing and premium accommodation. Selborne Golf Estate, Hotel and Spa are proudly managed by First Group. Our 18-hole world-class golf course offers challenging play through the stunning coastal forest.
Enjoy pure indulgence at our spa, with more than 30 luxurious therapies available – from classic to contemporary massages, facial therapies and nail treatments.
At Selborne Hotel we offer a range of delightful dining options, from The Lord Selborne Restaurant, to light meals on The Terrace, and the convivial atmosphere of Barker’s Bar.
Selborne is the perfect location for an unforgettable wedding celebration, with a quaint chapel, delightful accommodation, excellent catering and four elegant reception venues.

    4. La Montagne

Situated along the Dolphin Coast, just 15km from King Shaka Airport, 120 luxury terraced apartments with breathtaking sea views await you at La Montagne Resort Hotel and Spa. With restaurants offering a wide variety of cuisine and room service, a great in-house Wellness Retreat, a live supper theatre club, squash courts, swimming pool, magnificent seaside sun deck and a daily entertainment programme for the whole family, La Montagne is guaranteed to fulfil your holiday dreams. The resort also boasts superb wedding and conferencing facilities with a full banqueting function, themed evenings and special activities.

    5. Bushmans Nek

Bushman’s Nek Berg and Trout Resort, situated in the picture-perfect foothills of the Southern Drakensberg, offers a selection of luxury hotel rooms, self-catering apartments and rustic log cabins. With a restaurant serving delectable cuisine, a wellness spa, horse riding, paintball, conference & wedding facilities and loads of entertainment for the whole family, Bushman’s Nek is bound to captivate your imagination and quench your thirst for outdoor adventure.


Top 3 Benefits of Couples Massage

With the festive season here for some of us this is the only time we have to strengthen our relationships or simply look for something fun and exciting to do with our significant other.

Couples Body Massages have proven to bring people closer and to relax and reconnect with the one they love the most.  Massages release oxytocin – also called ‘the love hormone’. In addition, a Couples Massages allows couples to escape from the hustle and bustle of daily life, and to focus on enjoying the moment and relaxing with each other.

Here are my top 3 reasons why you should book a Couples Massage

  1. Bonding

Massages relieve tension from your muscles, but they also release natural chemicals like oxytocin in the body. When you and your partner receive oxytocin — also called the ‘love hormone’ — you will experience increased happiness, calmness, and pleasure both during the massage and after.

  1. Relieve Stress

Just like oxytocin, the body also releases serotonin and dopamine during a massage. These chemicals increase feelings of affection, wellbeing, and calmness. Not only can a massage improve your mood, but it can also help reduce stress and encourage thoughtful conversations with your significant other.

  1. Spending Quality Time Together

We know the average couple today has far too many things written into their diaries to feel like they can fit in a Couples Massage. But luckily, La Vita Spa offers a 50 minute Couples Massage leaving you without an excuse to avoid spending time with your partner.

I hope after reading my blog that this is reason enough to convince you to book a Couples Massage – “you and your partner deserve a little relaxation”.

Share the Gift off Relaxation This Festive Season

Are you like me feeling the pressure of finding the perfect Christmas present for friends and loved ones? I have this problem every year. I can’t find the perfect Christmas gift which totally stresses me out.

This year it’s going to be very different and I have stopped looking. I have decided to gift spa vouchers. Who does not need some rest, relaxation and revitalization? La Vita Spas has a whole list of Spa Treatments and Packages that you can purchase vouchers online ( for your friends and family:

Gel/Acrylic Overlays

Spoil your loved one with semi-permanent gel or acrylic overlays, and let them enjoy beautiful long lasting natural look for up to six weeks. They can choose between a colour or French manicure. Both gel and acrylic systems may be applied over natural nails. It is completely safe to use and offers glamorous nails in 50 mins.

Spa Paraffin Manicure

This 80 min Manicure includes exfoliating, hydrating and a refreshing mask, removal of callouses and corns. The paraffin wax dip is followed by a soothing hand massage, finishing with nail varnish of your choice.

Spa Paraffin Pedicure

This 80min pedicure includes deep extensive exfoliation, a hydrating mask and removal of callouses and dead skin. The paraffin wax dip is followed by a soothing foot massage, finishing with nail varnish of your choice.


La Vita Spas has a whole range of massages you can choose from. Buy a voucher for a traditional Massage, Swedish or Hot Stone Massage.


Spa Packages

If you want to give something more unique this Christmas, then book a Spa Package from the list below. These include:

  • Couples Paradise Spa Day (3,5 hrs)
  • Sunset Top to Toe Package (3hr 20min)
  • The Ultimate Indulgence Package (5hrs 50 mins)
  • Sicilian Body Shot Massage Package (2hr 20 min)


So this Christmas gift a spa voucher …….. no more stress

Natural Home Remedies for Bright Eyes

Honey and almond oil mask

Mix one tsp of honey with ½ tsp of almond oil and apply it on your eye contour region. After 15 minutes, rinse with lukewarm water and pat dry.

Apply castor oil to strengthen lashes

Cold-pressed castor oil is packed with vitamin-E and will work wonders for your lashes. Just apply a thin coat on the baseline before bed-time for best results.

Use cooled tea bags

Apply cooled green and black tea bags on your eyes as they will help soothe skin and reduce the puffiness. Keep them on 15 minutes and follow this treatment regularly for best results.

Use rose water for hydration

Rose water can instantly brighten your eyes and is also one of the easiest cures for dark circles. Appling cotton balls soaked in rose water on closed eyes for 15 minutes will do the trick.

Use cold cucumber slices for tired eyes

If you have been staring at a computer screen for too long, take two slices of cucumber and place it on your eyes for 15 minutes. In addition to cooling properties, cucumber will also help lighten dark circles if any.

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