Review: A Swedish massage at GojiSpa in Willowbridge Lifestyle Centre

Last week I was invited to enjoy a massage at GojiSpa, a ‘natural day spa and hair salon’ in the Willowbridge Lifestyle Centre in Bellville.

Being a moron, I didn’t realise the spa was out in the north which isn’t my usual hood as I’d confused Willowbridge with Lifestyles on Kloof in town (I know, I know… only me…) This meant I left a little late and then got lost on top of it so by the time I arrived I was a writhing ball of stress. Fortunately, the treatment rooms have a nice, tranquil feel and my therapist, Jade, gives a really good massage.

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I was treated to a Swedish back massage (R280 for 30 mins, R400 for 45, R480 for 60 and R600 for 75) using LT International’s Back 

I appreciated that she used medium pressure throughout which is exactly what I’d asked for. (I hate it when a therapist starts out solid and then loses steam half way through.) She was also intuitive in regards to finding the knotty bits and did a great job of not getting a single drop of oil in my hair – my pet massage hate if I’m not able to shower afterwards.

After my massage, I was brought a glass of water and a bowl of goji berries to nibbled on (nice touch) and then moved into the hair salon area. This doesn’t benefit from the elegant décor of the spa but does the trick in providing a space for a full-service salon that won’t hurt your wallet. For example, a half-head of highlights for medium hair is just R450 and a ladies cut and blow dry ranges from R240 to R330 depending on the length of your hair.

I didn’t have a cut or colour but was offered a flat iron session and opted for waves that stylist Lizle created using a ghd, taking her all of ten minutes.

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GojiSpa uses Organic Colour Systems, an organic hair care range that’s silicone-free save for their shine serum. I actually didn’t realise you got heat protection sprays that didn’t have silicone in them so this was a nice find.

A dankie to Jackie for inviting me for a review, a midweek massage will always be a treat.

Love, love

Leigh

Goji Spa currently have several specials on the go, the most exciting being a 60 minute aromatherapy massage for R420 (R100 off the usual price) and a wash, cut and blow dry with an express mani or pedi going for just R300.

 

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