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Benefits of a Rasul and how it works – Detox your Body and Feel Fantastic

Pure Relaxation Inspired by an Ancient Tradition The Rasul is one of the most wonderful treatments at the Arniston Hotel and Spa. Guided into a dark blue-tiled room lit by the softest, tiny lights you feel like you have the cosmos all around you. The room is heated by steam so your skin tingles warmly ...

Celebrating Women’s Month at Ginkgo Spas

“She made broken look beautiful and strong look invincible. She walked with the Universe on her shoulders and made it look like a pair of wings.” ― Ariana Dancu Ginkgo Spas celebrate women every month, but August is when it is done officially. We celebrate the strength and unity that womanhood means. But being a ...

Massage Treatments and Good Hydration

Ginkgo Spas offer a wide variety of spa treatments including a range of detoxifying treatments and massage treatments. When shown to the changing room you will notice that there is mineral water provided, water is also made available in the treatment rooms and once again after the spa treatment. This is not merely a courtesy ...

Spring is here! Shake off the last of the Winter Blues with a Massage

Time to get ready for Spring! So Spring into action with our September Spa Specials! Winter is one on of those seasons that we wish we could just skip.  Not only is it cold, wet and dull, but conditions affect the body in every way possible. A great way to combat such effects is with regular ...

Herbal Poultice Full Body Massage

What is a Herbal Poultice Massage? Herbal Poultice is a warm herbal compress filled with organic herbs is steamed and applied directly to the body with a variety of specialized techniques. The heat, combined with the herbs are absorbed by the body and help to reduce aches & pains, increase lymphatic drainage and condition the skin. ...

Dull is last Season get a Glowing Winter Skin

Dull is last Season get a Glowing Winter Skin Winter is here and our bodies are already changing in order to accommodate the cold and wet weather.  The same way nature is changing and the same way we change clothes from season to season, so should we change our winter skincare regiment too. Why adapt your ...

Spa Gift Vouchers the Gift with an Experience

Spa Gift Vouchers the Perfect Gift for Christmas Gift vouchers are one of those items that are seriously underestimated and often given as presents purely because you didn’t know what else to buy. It feels like a quick solution to a temporary problem, but this is far from the case.  A Spa gift voucher is ...

Must-Have Facials at the Ginkgo Day Spas

Must-Have Facials at the Ginkgo Day Spas If there is one part of the body that women and men are concerned with the most, it is their face.  It is where you carry all your stress, all your smiles, and all your responsibilities.  It is also the part that is rushed and neglected the most.  How many of us ...

Get a fresh start for the new year with a Hot Stone Massage

If your new year’s resolution did not include you being more relaxed and calm this year, then it is time to revisit your list. Just like that, we find ourselves in 2018 and with it new challenges, old aggravations and added stress. If you have not yet considered treating yourself to a relaxing experience, then ...

Spoil Yourself with the Ginkgo Experience

Spoil Yourself - The Ginkgo Experience Express Spa Package More often than not we don’t create enough time for ourselves.  We live in a world that moves so fast and before we know so much time has gone by.  In other instances you know you need time for a little relaxation, but so many things ...

Why Is Glutathione Called the ‘Mother of All Antioxidants’?

The real benefit of glutathione then is that it is not just an antioxidant but actually one of the most powerful antioxidants. This is sometimes described as the ‘master antioxidant’ in that it is so powerfully effective at keeping things running well as to be essentially more important than all other types of antioxidant. What …


Arniston Spa voted Best Hotel Spa in South Africa by Haute Grandeur Spa Awards

The Haute Grandeur Global Spa Awards is a prestigious globally trusted Awards initiative building its reputation as the world’s leading awards initiative by rewarding outstanding hotel experiences. The Awards is a method of ranking and assisting hotels and is regarded as the pinnacle of achievement for hotels globally. Ginkgo Luxury Spa at the Arniston Spa Hotel has been …


The Benefits of a Hot Stone Massage

There is something about a Hot Stone Massage when the weather is colder that sounds intensely inviting. The thought of lying down without any distractions in a cosy environment with soft lighting and music that makes you want to drift off … add to that the warmth of the hot stones on your body .. ...

Benefits of Pregnancy or Prenatal Massage

Therapeutic Pregnancy Massage or Prenatal Massage can be an instrumental ingredient in women’s prenatal care and should be given serious contemplation. For centuries massage therapies have been used to improve overall health, reduce stress, and relieve muscle tension, yet have often been overlooked when it comes to the health of a pregnant woman. Prenatal massage ...

The Healing Effects of Touch and Massage Therapy

Healing Effects Massage - The skin is the largest organ in our body and is designed, amongst other things, to experience touch.  As our brains and bodies have developed extensive and complicated responses to being touched, massage has a profound impact, not just on our sore or tired muscles, but also our physical and mental ...
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