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Body Therapy

ΩOur body work recognises the mind, body and soul connection and great care is taken to restore balance between the three, understanding that total calmness and relaxation is obtained when gentle harmony is achieved. We acknowledge the work of our African ancestors, and draw upon many of their healing rituals to cleanse, heal and purify the body. Our touch works deeply into the core of tired, stiff muscles, while our essential oils help to calm and uplift the mind. We teach our therapists to work intuitively with the body, learning to recognise and connect with your energy, creating a very safe and calm space for you to feel truly restored.

Our naturally blended Marula oils and Ghana Shea are infused with healing African potato, Aloe and Rooibos, creating inspiring aromas and products that work wonders on skin conditions such as eczema and psoriasis. Deeply hydrating and nourishing to the skin, our aromatic application conditions and repairs. Our essential oil blends start by reconnecting you with nature, and helping you to reconnect with yourself.

All treatments are the registered property of Africology and may only be used by Africology-affliated spas.

 

Ω   Shaman’s Healing Journey®

A gentle, kind and warm rose quartz crystal massage that releases pent up energy likely to cause muscular stress.  The body is gently stretched while heat is applied to unlock the muscles, followed by a rhythmic, relaxing massage. A beautiful way of balancing the body’s energy centres to create optimum health and well-being. Your treatment is based on the traditional healer’s approach to healing the body; a holistic, respectful and gentle treatment.

Ω   Inkomfi Renew®

Treatment Length: 45 minutes

The Inkomfi Renewal Scrub reveals a bright new you underneath. Traditionally before any ceremony takes place, there is a preparatory process. Our sloughing process gently exfoliates lifeless skin cells while nourishing the skin. This is followed by a warm compress and a nourishing, anti-oxidant body cocktail. The aromas of high-quality essential oils further transform a usually stressful mindset to one of enduring tranquillity, as a powerful memory is invoked each time you think of your Africology experience.

Ω   Soul of Africa Conditioning Massage®

Treatment Length: Body – 90 mins or Back – 45 mins

A ceremonial process using Africa’s miracle oil blended with Neroli to soften signs of ageing through its anti-stress action. Traditionally Marula was used in anointment ceremonies to bless and bring abundance. In Africa, Marula is also known to treat sun-damaged skin as it improves skin hydration and helps fight free radicals. The Rooibos extract blended into our oil is a special way of helping the skin to rejuvenate itself. This treatment starts with the application of warm, soothing mud to release negativity stored in the muscles: this is gently removed with a warm aromatic compress followed by the application of Marula oil in preparation for your intuitive body and scalp massage.

Ω   Shea Aromatheraputics®

Treatment Length: Body – 75 mins or Back – 45 mins

Easy Melting Shea from Ghana blended with  natural essential oils creates the most beautiful body experience. Shea, which is initially as hard as rock, once applied to the skin melts deeply into the upper layers of the dermis to hydrate, soothe and condition. A sensory selection of exotic jasmine, Neroli, geranium or black pepper and rosemary for a deep tissue treatment, or calming chamomile to relax. The treatment begins with the selection of your mood enhancing Shea and the cleansing of your energy field, followed by the comfort of a warm aromatic compress before the therapeutic massage begins. The treatment closes gently with balancing your energy, and sound therapy is used to rejuvenate the mind.

Ω   Intuitive Herbal Oil Massage®

Treatment Length: Body – 75 mins or Back – 45 mins

You can choose from a range of Africology aromatherapy-infused massage oils which are warmly applied and massaged deeply into the body. The massage works on tight muscles and lymph drainage, combating tension in stiff, aching bodies. This is combined with a warm compress to improve circulation and absorption of essential oils and finished with herbal pods to destress and balance. Choose from our range of relaxing, detox, muscle relaxing or energising blends.

Ω   Heated Herbal Stone Massage®

Treatment Length: Body – 75 mins or Back - 45 mins

This treatment uses nature’s volcanic basalt rock that retains heat and enables its sun-charged properties to penetrate deep into stressed muscles. Stones are placed on pressure points to soothe nerve endings and balance energy by releasing any emotional blockages. This comforting Africology massage allows the therapist to select the appropriate aromatheraputic Shea best suited to be in harmony with you and to nourish, protect and hydrate the skin.

Ω   Intonga Amasatchi (stick massage)®

Treatment Length: Body – 75 mins

Blessing the body and eliminating negativity was very much part of the healer’s ritual in treating ailments. In today’s world we know that the body holds memory of all emotional experiences. An inability to let go often expresses itself in the body as arthritis or a sluggish lymphatic system that can be blamed for low immunity. The healer saw this as negativity possessing the body. Intonga Amasatchi is a deep tissue and stress-relieving treatment. Skilful movements are performed with the hands and different sized wooden sticks are used to stretch tight muscles and ease toxic overload from daily stress. Symbolically the stick or staff represented wisdom and direction to the healer. Created from wood, the traditional healer knew that the energy of earth (symbolising growth and abundance) is a valuable tool, not only in grounding the individual, but also for its intrinsic ability to absorb and purify negativity, rechannelling energy flow.

Ω   Hypoxis Body Experience – anti-aging®

Treatment Length: Body – 2 hrs

Our body experience starts with an Africology body scrub that also acts as a purifying masque. This process deeply eliminates toxins, while exfoliating lifeless skin cells and assisting cell renewal, preparing the skin for Hypoxis. African potato’s essence is extracted using a natural process, and when combined with Marula oil, softens, soothes and improves skin hydration, while also fighting free radicals. Africology’s warm herbal blend relaxes you on application, while the background sounds of Africa ensure a special way to help the mind focus on the holistic experience. You may choose between a traditional foot ritual or deeply relaxing face massage, while the wrap’s herbal blend moisturises and tones the skin. Finally, there is the pressure point massage, with the skin serum that creates a natural barrier to hold in moisture, to complete the experience. The Palmitic Acid found in Marula oil creates a protective coating on the surface of the skin. Palmitic acid is fat-soluble, so it can easily be absorbed into the skin. Offering maximum protection against free radicals, it also helps the growth of fibroblasts, the cells that help produce collagen and elastin in the skin.

Ω   Rooibos & Lavender Clay Wrap®

Treatment Length: Body – 2 hrs

African women have for centuries captured the spirit of river mud for a more youthful and radiant complexion. This wonderfully therapeutic wrap contains deep-cleansing Kaolin and Bentonite for the absorption of excess oil and toxins from the skin which makes it ideal for the treatment of skin conditions such as eczema, rashes, sunburn, and swelling. Our special mix of plant oils and extracts helps to leave skin feeling smooth and refined, stimulating blood and lymphatic flow. The skin is prepared with our Africology Body Scrub, and completed with a massaged application of hydrating Lavender and Pine balm.

Ω   Topical Immune Boosting Body Mud®

Treatment Length: Body – 2 hrs

Once the body has been prepared with a skin exfoliation, this Africology vitamin and mineral cocktail promotes a healthy immune system, is applied as a mud wrap. It sets on the body to stimulate lymph glands, collagen production and toxin elimination; this is further enhanced with heat or steam to activate plant actives, allowing for better penetration into the skin. The mud is removed with warm water followed by a lymph massage.

Ω   African Detox Mud®

Treatment Length: Body – 2 hrs

We use an African plant combination used in a natural mud to help with circulation and lymph gland stimulation. It contains L-Carnitine and Caffeine which act as fat strippers and mobilisers to stimulate lipolysis. Rooibos tea extract and Aloe Vera have a soothing and calming effect. This invigorating wrap begins with stimulating and exfoliating, working on circulation and lymph before the warm wrap is applied and heated. This invigorating treatment is particularly good for bodies in need of a detox owing to acidic conditions, arthritis and oedema. Completes with a circulatory massage and energy balancing.

Ω   Coffee & Mint Body Wrap®

Treatment Length: Body – 2 hrs

Once the body has been prepared with our walnut and marula shell Exfoliator, our proven combination of coffee extract combined with Mint is applied as a mud wrap and sets on the body to stimulate lymph and blood flow together with toxin elimination. This wrap is particularly helpful in elimination water retention and cellulite reduction. It is highly recommended as part of a Lymph Draining Treatment. Suitable for pregnant women as well as clients with high blood pressure.

All treatments are the registered property of Africology and may only be used by Africology-affliated spas.

Ω   Shaman’s Healing Journey®

A gentle, kind and warm rose quartz crystal massage that releases pent up energy likely to cause muscular stress.  The body is gently stretched while heat is applied to unlock the muscles, followed by a rhythmic, relaxing massage. A beautiful way of balancing the body’s energy centres to create optimum health and well-being. Your treatment is based on the traditional healer’s approach to healing the body; a holistic, respectful and gentle treatment.

Ω   Inkomfi Renew®

Treatment Length: 45 minutes

The Inkomfi Renewal Scrub reveals a bright new you underneath. Traditionally before any ceremony takes place, there is a preparatory process. Our sloughing process gently exfoliates lifeless skin cells while nourishing the skin. This is followed by a warm compress and a nourishing, anti-oxidant body cocktail. The aromas of high-quality essential oils further transform a usually stressful mindset to one of enduring tranquillity, as a powerful memory is invoked each time you think of your Africology experience.

Ω   Soul of Africa Conditioning Massage®

Treatment Length: Body – 90 mins or Back – 45 mins

A ceremonial process using Africa’s miracle oil blended with Neroli to soften signs of ageing through its anti-stress action. Traditionally Marula was used in anointment ceremonies to bless and bring abundance. In Africa, Marula is also known to treat sun-damaged skin as it improves skin hydration and helps fight free radicals. The Rooibos extract blended into our oil is a special way of helping the skin to rejuvenate itself. This treatment starts with the application of warm, soothing mud to release negativity stored in the muscles: this is gently removed with a warm aromatic compress followed by the application of Marula oil in preparation for your intuitive body and scalp massage.

Ω   Shea Aromatheraputics®

Treatment Length: Body – 75 mins or Back – 45 mins

Easy Melting Shea from Ghana blended with  natural essential oils creates the most beautiful body experience. Shea, which is initially as hard as rock, once applied to the skin melts deeply into the upper layers of the dermis to hydrate, soothe and condition. A sensory selection of exotic jasmine, Neroli, geranium or black pepper and rosemary for a deep tissue treatment, or calming chamomile to relax. The treatment begins with the selection of your mood enhancing Shea and the cleansing of your energy field, followed by the comfort of a warm aromatic compress before the therapeutic massage begins. The treatment closes gently with balancing your energy, and sound therapy is used to rejuvenate the mind.

Ω   Intuitive Herbal Oil Massage®

Treatment Length: Body – 75 mins or Back – 45 mins

You can choose from a range of Africology aromatherapy-infused massage oils which are warmly applied and massaged deeply into the body. The massage works on tight muscles and lymph drainage, combating tension in stiff, aching bodies. This is combined with a warm compress to improve circulation and absorption of essential oils and finished with herbal pods to destress and balance. Choose from our range of relaxing, detox, muscle relaxing or energising blends.

Ω   Heated Herbal Stone Massage®

Treatment Length: Body – 75 mins or Back - 45 mins

This treatment uses nature’s volcanic basalt rock that retains heat and enables its sun-charged properties to penetrate deep into stressed muscles. Stones are placed on pressure points to soothe nerve endings and balance energy by releasing any emotional blockages. This comforting Africology massage allows the therapist to select the appropriate aromatheraputic Shea best suited to be in harmony with you and to nourish, protect and hydrate the skin.

Ω   Intonga Amasatchi (stick massage)®

Treatment Length: Body – 75 mins

Blessing the body and eliminating negativity was very much part of the healer’s ritual in treating ailments. In today’s world we know that the body holds memory of all emotional experiences. An inability to let go often expresses itself in the body as arthritis or a sluggish lymphatic system that can be blamed for low immunity. The healer saw this as negativity possessing the body. Intonga Amasatchi is a deep tissue and stress-relieving treatment. Skilful movements are performed with the hands and different sized wooden sticks are used to stretch tight muscles and ease toxic overload from daily stress. Symbolically the stick or staff represented wisdom and direction to the healer. Created from wood, the traditional healer knew that the energy of earth (symbolising growth and abundance) is a valuable tool, not only in grounding the individual, but also for its intrinsic ability to absorb and purify negativity, rechannelling energy flow.

Ω   Hypoxis Body Experience – anti-aging®

Treatment Length: Body – 2 hrs

Our body experience starts with an Africology body scrub that also acts as a purifying masque. This process deeply eliminates toxins, while exfoliating lifeless skin cells and assisting cell renewal, preparing the skin for Hypoxis. African potato’s essence is extracted using a natural process, and when combined with Marula oil, softens, soothes and improves skin hydration, while also fighting free radicals. Africology’s warm herbal blend relaxes you on application, while the background sounds of Africa ensure a special way to help the mind focus on the holistic experience. You may choose between a traditional foot ritual or deeply relaxing face massage, while the wrap’s herbal blend moisturises and tones the skin. Finally, there is the pressure point massage, with the skin serum that creates a natural barrier to hold in moisture, to complete the experience. The Palmitic Acid found in Marula oil creates a protective coating on the surface of the skin. Palmitic acid is fat-soluble, so it can easily be absorbed into the skin. Offering maximum protection against free radicals, it also helps the growth of fibroblasts, the cells that help produce collagen and elastin in the skin.

Ω   Rooibos & Lavender Clay Wrap®

Treatment Length: Body – 2 hrs

African women have for centuries captured the spirit of river mud for a more youthful and radiant complexion. This wonderfully therapeutic wrap contains deep-cleansing Kaolin and Bentonite for the absorption of excess oil and toxins from the skin which makes it ideal for the treatment of skin conditions such as eczema, rashes, sunburn, and swelling. Our special mix of plant oils and extracts helps to leave skin feeling smooth and refined, stimulating blood and lymphatic flow. The skin is prepared with our Africology Body Scrub, and completed with a massaged application of hydrating Lavender and Pine balm.

Ω   Topical Immune Boosting Body Mud®

Treatment Length: Body – 2 hrs

Once the body has been prepared with a skin exfoliation, this Africology vitamin and mineral cocktail promotes a healthy immune system, is applied as a mud wrap. It sets on the body to stimulate lymph glands, collagen production and toxin elimination; this is further enhanced with heat or steam to activate plant actives, allowing for better penetration into the skin. The mud is removed with warm water followed by a lymph massage.

Ω   African Detox Mud®

Treatment Length: Body – 2 hrs

We use an African plant combination used in a natural mud to help with circulation and lymph gland stimulation. It contains L-Carnitine and Caffeine which act as fat strippers and mobilisers to stimulate lipolysis. Rooibos tea extract and Aloe Vera have a soothing and calming effect. This invigorating wrap begins with stimulating and exfoliating, working on circulation and lymph before the warm wrap is applied and heated. This invigorating treatment is particularly good for bodies in need of a detox owing to acidic conditions, arthritis and oedema. Completes with a circulatory massage and energy balancing.

Ω   Coffee & Mint Body Wrap®

Treatment Length: Body – 2 hrs

Once the body has been prepared with our walnut and marula shell Exfoliator, our proven combination of coffee extract combined with Mint is applied as a mud wrap and sets on the body to stimulate lymph and blood flow together with toxin elimination. This wrap is particularly helpful in elimination water retention and cellulite reduction. It is highly recommended as part of a Lymph Draining Treatment. Suitable for pregnant women as well as clients with high blood pressure.

All treatments are the registered property of Africology and may only be used by Africology-affliated spas.

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