Saxon Hotel, Villas and Spa
What can you tell us about your luxury spa?
Saxon Spa is a part of the luxurious Saxon Hotel, Villas & Spa located in Johannesburg, South Africa. The spa is committed to providing guests a sanctuary of the senses through its nature-inspired backdrop of soothing water features, a warm fireplace, healing copper and air-purifying Himalayan salts. A true oasis in the bustling city of Johannesburg, Saxon Spa gives guests the space and time to reset and relax with its calming amenities and rejuvenating treatments.
What makes you unique?
What makes Saxon Spa so unique is that it is a peaceful wellness retreat in a metropolitan city. The spa feels like a true getaway thanks to its serene setting and nature-infused elements. Saxon Spa also offers a wide range of unique treatment options, including ones specifically made to help combat jet lag. Travelers making their journey to the Saxon from around the globe can indulge in the activator facial, the Margaret Dabs foot massage and the hot mineral boost which stimulates every cell in the body to help alleviate muscular pain and remove toxins all while promoting energizing wellness and reducing jet lag. In addition to jet lag combat treatments, Saxon Spa also offers a wide-ranging menu of wellness therapies, facials, spa packages and signature treatments including sound therapy, a Rasul spa ritual, an African opulence journey and many more.
What do you recommend as the ultimate treatment?
The ultimate treatment available at Saxon Spa is the Saxon Himalayan Signature Journey. The journey begins with a milk foot ritual designed to soak away every day stress. Following the ritual is a full-body Himalayan salt scrub infused with the Saxon signature scent in order to renew skin cells resulting in soft, glowing skin. After the scrub is showered off, guests are then treated to a stress-dissolving full body massage using hot granite. This indulgent treatment combines heat retaining stone and rhythmic massage movements to warm the muscles while simultaneously relieving tension. Afterwards, a cold rose quartz crystal is then used on the body to heal and relieve muscular inflammation, resulting in the ultimate relaxation.
What other amenities can your guests enjoy?
Saxon Spa offers guests an assortment of amenities including a water area consisting of an indoor Jacuzzi pool, a flotation therapy area, an outdoor pool to enjoy on warmer days and a cold plunge hydrotherapy pool to therapeutically reduce fatigue, stimulate energy levels and induce a state of relaxation. Saxon Spa is also home to a steam and sauna room, outdoor spa gardens, juice bar, manicure bar, pedicure lounge, hair spa and a silent area with complimentary healing tea for guests to enjoy after treatment. The spa also offers a specially-crafted spa dining menu filled with healthy options for guests to choose from.
Each guest at the spa is provided with a locker, slippers and luxury velour robe to use during the time in the facility. Only the highest quality products are used during treatments such as ones from Molton Brown, La Prairie and Elemis, amongst others. Additionally, across the spa guests can find the fitness center to work up a sweat.
Any insider tips
Arrive an hour prior to treatment to get the full experience of Saxon Spa, specifically the water areas. It is best to indulge in the water facilities prior to treatment so that the product used during the therapies can properly absorb into the skin. Post-treatment, guests and visitors can enjoy the silent area with a healing cup of tea before proceeding to the main spa facilities where they can indulge in a nourishing meal before heading off to the relaxation area where they are able to spend the rest of the day reading a book and lounging in peace and quiet.