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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.

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.

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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

 

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.

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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.

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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. 

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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.

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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.

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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.

 

 

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.

3 Beauty Time Saving Tips

 

We are all trying to save time every day to make room for things that are more important, like catching up with your best friend over a glass of wine, playing with your kids or cooking your partner that fabulous dinner you saw on Masterchef the other night.

Did you know that going to a spa can save you time during the week… yes it really can! It might seem a little indulgent of time, but that 15-40 minutes can end up being a big time saver when you really need it. Plus you get to look fabulous while doing it!

1 – Eyebrow and Eyelash tint:

If you are fair of colour and pencil in your brows, why not consider having your eyebrows tined by a professional, save yourself a few minutes in the morning applying the colour.

2 – Gel nails:

Who hates it when your nails chip? I know I do! Not having to reapply or start over really helps that save you 15-20 minutes a day.

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3 – Waxing:

Did you know that when you wax your legs and other parts… it takes longer for the hair to grow back? What a time saver not having to shave your legs every second day?

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La Vita Spas offer all three, plus some other amazing time saving treatments.

The Statement Brow – top trend 2017

 

If you don’t know already, you should… your eyebrows frame your face and your beautiful eyes, You could apply the best make-up, but unattended brows can shatter your masterpiece in seconds.

Just like the style of shoes you wear, eyebrow trends have developed throughout the years.

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Do you remember plucking your eyebrows super thin back in the 90’s and early 2000’s?

The trend for 2017 is big bushy brows, groomed, but the bigger the better. Don’t be afraid to get them tinted too. Embrace this trend and make a real impact.

Did you know there are different shapes to brows too? This is a great guide for your next visit to La Vita Spas, remember to know what you are looking for, and don’t be shy to tint them too.

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