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Don’t be boring this Father’s Day – we have 5 gift ideas for you!

Why do we always go for the traditional gifts for dad for Fathers Day? The socks, gadgets and DIY, ring a bell? Our first instinct is to grab the all familiar, sometimes impulsive or last minute item off the shelf. Well not all of us, we know some of you go that extra mile to spoil your dad, planning in advance and choosing just the right item to show how much you love him.

For those that need a little more guidance on picking something a little different this year we have put a list together for you:

1- A day at the spa for him – most of our fathers work hard each day and have plenty stress weighing them down. They would not think twice about booking themselves some indulgence at the spa. So why not make the decision for them and help them take the leap. They get to really relax, let that stress melt away and enjoy the day. This might even be his first time having a spa treatment, so maybe choose something you know your dad will be comfortable with.

2- Weekend away, if your budget allows, nothing beats some quality time together and creating more family memories. Weather this is for your dad or your husband, or both, bringing everyone together in a beautiful setting with activities and shared experiences is one of the books and something awesome to post to Facebook.

3- Are your kids still small? Why not do some arts and crafts? Not all gifts need to cost an arm and a leg, they may cost you some soap and extra cleaning up as you try to remedy the paint that has found its way onto everything. Pinterest has hundreds of Fathers Day craft ideas to use for inspiration and it’s something fun to keep the children entertained too. They will run through Sunday morning with more pep in their step, knowing they did it themselves.

4 – We as women would like to give those DIY tools and projects to our hubbies, with a giant hint, hint for them to do all those items we have had on the “to do list” – but maybe dad wants to be celebrated for being a dad. Raising his kids and having something that reflects his contribution? Why not some lovely framed photos of your kids? A set to put in his office or you could arrange a fun family shoot.

5 – Plan a fun activity, has dad wanted to always do something and never taken the leap? Think… shark cage diving, getting that tattoo he always wanted, learning to cook with professional lessons or taking up a new hobby?

Pregnant? You need a Spa day?

When pregnant it is very easy to kinda forget about yourself when you are busy growing a baby. There are so many things on the to do and to purchase list, that we end up putting ourselves right at the bottom of the pile.

Moms, don’t do that to yourself, you to are deserving of some love and care too, pregnancy can be rough on your body and mind. When baby arrives it won’t be as easy to have that hour or two spa time.

You will have a stroller, baby’s room, and diapers to think about, you need to add a day at the spa for yourself, especially in the last couple of weeks. Near the end of your pregnancy you wont be able to reach your feet and you will want to feel your best.

Here are some treatments we advise you should consider and why:

Head, neck and shoulders massage

Sleeping can be difficult as you can’t lie on your back or stomach. Your muscles and the strain of carrying your new weight on your tummy can give you strain.

Pedicure

Many pregnant women suffer with swollen feet during pregnancy, some find it painful, while others, its just uncomfortable. Plus as you near the end of your third trimester, reaching for your feed, can be very difficult. To make you feel a bit better, why not treat those toes to a well deserved pedicure? A gel overlay is also a good idea, so you don’t have to worry about chipped paint either.

Manicure

Soon those hands will be holding one of the best things in your life, your new little baby. The camera lens will be pointed at you and your hands holding that new bundle dear. Chipped and sad looking hands, won’t do.

Facial

Pregnancy also means crazy hormones, that can cause havoc on your face! Yes, from feeling like a teenager again with acne, to dry irritated skin and everything in between. If you are not feeling that pregnancy glow, treat yourself to some facials during your pregnancy to help you through the hormone roller coaster.

Wax

Hmmmm, sensitive topic, but pregnancy hormones can mean for some extra hair sprouting in places you don’t want, like your face! It’s also hard for pregnant women to shave their legs, so waxing is a good option, to not worry about having spiky legs.

Did you know that La Vita Spas offers all of the above or more? Take a look at their website for some amazing specials too.

https://www.lavitaspas.com/

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.

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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.

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

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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.

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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?

A Year-End Party with a Twist

Looking for a unique way to celebrate the end of the year and all the achievements you and your team have made?

Have you considered a day at the Spa? Treating your team to some indulgence and an opportunity for them to truly relax and unwind is priceless. Some might be experiencing a spa treatment for the very first time.

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Did you know that majority of La Vita Spas are located on resorts throughout South Africa, perfect for those wanting to pair a lunch and wellness day? Here are our top 3 locations:

 

La Montagne Resort – Ballito

Located right on the beach, with the crashing waves at your doorstep, this destination is a sun lover’s delight. The resort has 2 restaurants and conferencing options, for those wanting to incorporate a larger scale event you can combine your day at the spa with a training workshop or year-end awards presentation. See More

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Magalies Park – Hartbeespoort

There is so much to do at this resort you will never want to leave. Your team can experience a day full of activities from paintball, the amazing splash zone water park to a barge cruise ending off with treatments at the La Vita Spa. See More

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Club Mykonos – Langebaan

Known as the little Greece on the West Coast of South Africa, this jewel of a resort boasts so many activates you could be there a week and never leave the resort. The flagship La Vita Spas is situated in the sports centre, with access to the undercover swimming pool. If you are looking for something different combine the day with the Club Mykonos Casino. See More

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So what are you waiting for… Book your year-end at one of these amazing venues.

Your Best Summer Skin

Are you ready for summer?

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Even if you are not – your skin is working overtime to adjust to the change in climate. Here in South Africa, we have a varied summer, from dry heat to hot and humid, each contributing to a different way our skin reacts.

If you have an oily to combination skin, you might find the humid weather plays havoc on your already shiny situation. Those with dry complexion will battle more in the more arid parts of the country. It is good to know your skin type and how to work with what you have, season by season.

A good skin care routine that is consistent will help you achieve the right glow this summer.

Have you considered a facial, it’s a great way to rejuvenate your complexion? La Vita Spa offers an array of treatments, from those that help to reduce the appearance of fine lines to a non-invasive facelift. Say goodbye to the winter blues by having a Majestic Milanese Facial, which cleanses and gently exfoliates the skin.

A good tip to remember over summer it to exfoliate once a week, this assists with removing dead skin cells. Find a sunscreen that also works for your skin type, some are oil-free or more focused on moisturising the skin.

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Have you got a tip to keep your skin looking great this summer? Share with us.

You can do it for Yourself!

Sisters… are doing it for themselves….

Yes we are!

Gone are the days we have to wait to be treated or wait for someone to gift us a spa experience. I don’t know about you, but I drop the hints to my partner all the time… ohh my back…. my shoulders are so stiff – in hope that he might surprise me with a spa day.

Don’t wait!

You are a strong independent woman, there is no need to wait. Here are our top 2 picks we think you need to treat yourself to:

Mona Lisa Facial and Massage

What you get:  Refreshment as well as your own take home Salon size Professional Cleanser, Toner and Moisturizer.

LUXURY CLASSIC SOOTHING FACIAL – A full hour of pampering includes deep cleansing, steaming, exfoliation and softening of the skin, extraction of black and white heads. A hand and foot massage is included. This facial is suitable for all skin types and ages and is great for men.

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

Sunset Top-to-Toe Package

A top-to-toe unique blend to embrace the afternoon whilst enjoying refreshments.

HOT STONE FULL BODY MASSAGE – Experience the ultimate relaxation. Incorporating smooth heated basalt stones to promote a sedative and re-energizing response. The luxury of touch, combined with the warm stones, melts away stress and tension. Extremely relaxing and therapeutic.

SUPER EXTRACTION – This dramatic facial includes deep cleansing, exfoliation and steaming to soften and release blockages. Specialized extraction ensures that all pores are unblocked followed by a soothing facial massage and mask, resulting in radiant skin.

VENETIAN HANDS & FEET – A well groomed appearance is becoming increasingly important. Enhance your hands and feet with gentle exfoliation leaving the skin delectably soft and supple. This is followed by cuticle care and pressure point massage to conclude this uplifting experience.

Spa Getaway: La Côte d’Azur

 

Undoubtedly one of the best holiday destinations in South Africa, La Côte d’Azur is an award winning gem on the South Coast of KZN. Just outside the hub of Margate and overlooking the main beach. La Côte d’Azur should be on everyone’s travel list. This year La Vita Spa opened its doors at La Côte d’Azur, one of the largest wellness spa chains within South Africa, La Vita brings world class treatments and consistently good service to this beautiful resort.

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Did you know that La Côte d’Azur also offers these facilities to their guests?

  • Onsite restaurant
  • Swimming Pool (lovely area, with loungers and the perfect place to chill)
  • Tennis and squash courts
  • Internet Cafe
  • Playground
  • Jacuzzi and Sauna
  • Open air, outdoor chess
  • Fantastic Entertainment
  • Beach Access

La Côte d’Azur offers self-catering accommodation at the highest standard, with 2 and 3 bedroom sleeper options. Each has its own balcony with incredible views.

A must when staying at La Côte d’Azur is the new wellness spa, make your booking in advance so not to miss out.

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