The unique approach of Africology Spa at The Maslow is something very special. They use a holistic approach instead of just a beauty therapy approach. Their therapists are health care consultants instead of just beauty therapist who focus on helping clients manage their stress levels.
The spa was designed to cater to the needs of business travellers, who often experience mental and physical stress as a result of long-haul flights. It features a variety of treatments such as massage, facial, and body wraps.
The spa offers a wide range of services, such as manicures, pedicures and full body massages. It also has a variety of facilities, including a swimming pool, relaxation room, and an outdoor relaxation deck.
The Walk In:
This Spa has a beautiful interior and I felt like I was in a tranquil atmosphere as I walked in. The aroma of essential oil made me feel warm and peaceful.
I spent some time in the Rasul Chamber which I enjoyed a lot. The Rasul experience is based on the ancient Middle Eastern tradition of using natural mineral mud to heal and protect the skin. This method is commonly utilized by healers.
The benefits of using mud is in its ability to stimulate the lymph flow and help revive tissue. Lavender and Rooibos have anti-oxidant properties and are great for cleansing.
The Rasul session is a unique opportunity to connect with yourself and the essence of yourself through a combination of gentle rain and steam. It can also help you relieve stress and improve your body and mind. After the session, I got ready for my massage.
I did “The Maslow Journey” which is exclusively available at The Maslow. It is a 90-minute bespoke massage and facial. Now this treatment is exactly that, a journey of self-acceptance, self-awareness and self-love.
My masseuse was great, I asked for a mid-high-level intensity massage because I had a rather stressful week. She was extremely professional, friendly and very knowledgeable on everything related to the massage.
After my massage I spent some time in the hydro bath, there are multiple benefits of using the hydro bath. It improves circulation that may remove lactic acid from the muscular system and is most beneficial in assisting the body in its own healing process. The improved circulation throughout the body helps to deliver oxygen and other important nutrients to the cells throughout the body. A gentle relaxing way of alleviating tension, and regulating endorphins.
I jumped in the shower, got dressed for a dinner with friends but before I left I was given a surprise gift by the staff which was a beautiful gesture.