I was so lucky to be given the opportunity to go and have a massage at the beautiful Fresh Wellness Spa Constantia at The Cellars Hohenort in Constantia. I had had one of the most stressful weeks in a long time and the thought of total relaxation sounded heavenly. I was not disappointed.
From driving up the beautiful tree-lined avenue to being met with a friendly wave from the security guard who let me in. The setting was breathtaking. The grounds are perfectly manicured and the German styled manor house magnificent. The house has been so beautifully restored into the elegant hotel it is today. I felt so spoilt walking around the rose gardens taking pride of place in the landscaped 9 acres, which really set the scene for the wonderful massage to come.
I was met at the door to the spa by Lisa my therapist for the morning. She offered me a cup of tea from their expansive tea menu which I declined and rather ordered a hot chocolate from the hotel ,as I had not had time for breakfast in my chaotic morning of getting Elijah ready for a night with my in-laws. It was brought to me on a beautiful silver tray by a very smiley waitron.
I was then taken down to my treatment room. By treatment room I mean a modern palatial room with every thing heated. The bed, the towels, climate control, you name it. Which is very important when you are considering taking off your clothes in the middle of winter outside your house. I got ready and hoped under all the blankets and then the magic happened. I am so fussy with massages. It is well know that I will actually ask a therapist to stop if she is not massaging hard enough. Well not this time. I kept on catching myself about to fall asleep, which I really did not want as this was just the perfect massage. The therapists all use Theravine body oil and afterwards Lisa used a heated towel to soak up the excess and then applied a recovery mask as she had had to work so hard into my muscles as I was so tense. I then had a warm bean bag put onto my back and wrapped up in more blankets. The feeling of luxury was seeping into my every pore.
At this stage Lisa quietly slipped out whiled I snuggled into the fluffiest blanket ever for just that bit longer.
I really rate this experience 5 star and I can not wait to go back and try what else the have to offer. Or maybe just for a massage again.