The spa at Johannesburg’s iconic Saxon Hotel has launched a one hour forty-five-minute treatment using only the best local ingredients that have been used for traditional skin healing for many years.
Named The SOUL by Saxon signature journey, the treatment follows on the successful launch of the SOUL amenity range in December last year.
Says spa manager Tanya Lopes: “The signature products were designed especially for this bespoke journey. Our exfoliator contains apricot kernel and rooibos leaves for their exfoliative properties and shea butter, aloe ferox, moringa oil and African potato for its anti-oxidant, skin replenishing and nourishing properties. Following the exfoliation is an imbola red kaolin clay mask which facilitates the absorption of the active ingredients into the skin.
“A nourishing massage oil of marula and Cape geranium are used for a deep massage to end the treatment off. All the ingredients used in the Soul by Saxon body range are sourced through responsible and carefully selected farmers across South Africa making this a truly, proudly South African product.”
Lopes explains that The SOUL by Saxon Signature Journey begins with a mindfulness journey as do all other treatments in the spa. She continues” “This moment of connection allows the guest to be entirely relaxed, present and in the moment. A full body exfoliation with our signature moringa scrub follows on from this. Our therapist then applies an imbola red kaolin mask. Once the mask has had time to settle on the skin, the guest will then be able to enjoy a refreshing shower in their treatment room before enjoying a full body massage with our newly developed Cape geranium and marula massage oil. The therapist will incorporate traditional African tools such as the rungu stick, calabash and rain stick into the massage for a deep pressure massage, and to improve lymph drainage and blood circulation whilst reducing the stress stored in the body.
“We wanted to create a Signature Journey that would enhance the SOUL by Saxon body range, always ensuring that we stick to the values that lay at the base of this range and using responsibly sourced local ingredients in order to give our guests a uniquely South African Journey.”