Wellness in a fast-paced world | Royal St Andrews Hotel

Wellness in a fast-paced world

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Wellness requires a sense of balance in life, but this elusive concept can be difficult to achieve with life’s stresses affecting our physical and emotional wellbeing. This is why regular massage therapy is so effective in reducing and managing stress. Our spa manager, Bianca Voogt, believes in the healing power of massage and its ability to lower the possibility of illness. We had a chat with her about treatment therapies:

How does massage therapy lower pain levels and help build a healthier body? Pain, tension and fatigue can be lowered through massage movements which are designed to increase blood and lymph flow. This ensures a higher level of oxygen and nutrient supply to the skin and muscles, also removing static lymph which detoxifies the body.

As the Spa Manager you must be on your feet often during the day. What is your go-to treatment when you need to destress?
I struggle with muscle tension in my shoulders so I usually opt for a Back, Neck and Shoulder Massage, or a pressure point foot massage which helps to relax and balance the body through stimulation of pressure points on the feet. Both of these treatments form part of the options in the Camelot Personalised Journey where you can choose to indulge for either a 2,5 or 3,5 hour spa experience, selecting your preferred treatments from our list. This tailor-made wellness journey includes choices from the following treatments –


30min treatments:

  • Back, Neck and Shoulder Massage
  • Indian Head Massage
  • Pressure Point Foot Massage
  • Salt Glow Body Scrub
  • CSpa Hydrating Body Wrap
  • CSpa Detox Body Wrap
  • Hydrobath
  • Rasul Self Application Treatments

60min treatments:

  • Swedish Body Massage
  • Aromatherapy Body Massage
  • Thalgo Spa Skin Facial
  • Spa Pedicure


Well moisturised skin is vital in the heat of the summer months (and the drying during winter) – Bianca shares her tips for skin that feels great:

  • Always wear an SPF to protect your skin from harmful UV rays
  • Switch to a lighter moisturising cream to prevent your skin from feeling oily; we stock the Thalgo Hydra Maring 24hr Gel-Cream which is perfect for summer
  • Stay hydrated by drinking enough water each day
  • Moisturise your entire body, not just your face to keep your skin looking and feeling good
  • If you work in an air-conditioned work space, it’s best to keep your moisturiser or hydrating face mist nearby for reapplications as the air will dehydrate your skin. Our Thalgo Reviving Marine Mist works wonders!









Each season brings with it new trends; which of these have caught your attention? Definitely colour and glitter nails – they are so on trend right now! Clients mix and match colours, and with our new Gelish Dip Acrylic product, the options are endless, including glitter ombre nails or glitter accents.

Visit Bianca and her team at our on-site Camelot Spa, open Tuesday – Saturday from 09:00 to 18:00, and on Sundays from 09:00 to 14:00. Bookings are essential via spa@rsah.co.za