Simple Ways to Prioritise Self-Care

by | Apr 16, 2023 | Mental Health, Travel

You’ve probably heard the term self-care being bandied about by everyone from Instagram to Tik Tok content creators. Thinking about it, is there any merit to a holistic approach to self-care? Here, at Men’s Health, we think there is. And that’s the reason we have our April issue dedicated to Mental Health Awareness which you can find at any retail stores near you or online here. We have dedicated the entire month of April to providing you with all the tips you need to put your health and well-being at the fore. 

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The Importance of Self-Care

As we all know life is an unprecedented trajectory and we could all probably use some self-care. Stress is an unavoidable part of modern life. And a completely natural response to many circumstances that your body and mind treat as threatening.

These external stressors can be small things, like losing your car keys as you’re about to leave for work, or big ones, like juggling many parenting and career responsibilities or any hurdle life may throw at you. The key to counteracting the stresses of your daily life is to take a little time off and treat yourself. This could be an escape to a haven of relaxation and pampering.

They may not cure all the world’s problems, but they can certainly help you recharge, refuel and conquer the world. Whether you’re looking at treating a special person in your life or keeping all the pampering for yourself, these spas will elevate your self-care game. 

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Spa at Fairlawns

Rejuvenate, relax and restore in the exquisite bamboo forest gardens of the Balinese-style Spa at Fairlawns. With a range of therapies and signature Asian-inspired treatments, a team of skilled therapists are able to bring you back to a state of calm and natural well-being. The award-winning Bali-inspired Spa offers tranquillity, complete with de-stressing water features and birdsong in the bamboo groves.

There is an extensive selection of facials, massage therapies, grooming and body treatments on offer, as well as packages and gift cards designed to truly spoil yourself or that special person in your life. The spa has designed an extensive selection of packages, massages, facials and grooming treatments to pamper and rejuvenate you.

The spa at Fairlawns is a true haven for wellness and restoration and if you have 2 hours to spare, head over to Fairlawns Boutique Hotel and get yourself the de-stress timeout treatment. It is a multi-sensorial, luxurious, and holistically transformative treatment, allowing your body to sink into total relaxation. See their treatment menu here and make your booking now.

fairlawns spa as part of self care
  • Spa at Fairlawns has an April promotion running where you could get a full-body Swedish massage and pedicure for R1020. Make a booking now here.

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Cape Town 

Jiva Spa at Taj Cape Town

Drawing on the fabled lifestyle and culture of Indian royalty through the centuries, along with 6000-year-old Eastern wellness philosophies devised to align body, soul and mind, Jiva Spa is a special space.

At its essence, it encapsulates the ‘science of longevity’ with the wisdom of the ages behind its offerings. ‘Atithi Devo Bhava’ meaning ‘the guest is god’ is an adage to be adhered to, and holistic treatments are enlivened with meaningful ceremonies and rituals that encourage total relaxation.

The award-winning Jiva spa’s global principles apply: everything that touches the body is completely natural, with materials like organic cotton, sun-bleached fabric, oven-baked pottery and soy cotton. The spa has signature experiences ranging from R1800, you can also get Indian therapies, spa indulgences and body scrubs and wraps whilst enjoying their world-class diverse and fascinating range of classic and contemporary restaurants. If you’re not sleeping well, struggling to relax, or feeling burnt out, this spa at Taj Cape Town is just for you.

jiva spa as part of self care
  • Book your spot now here for only R1800. 

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The Spa at the Oyster Box 

Situated on the shores of Umhlanga’s beachfront. The spa is dedicated to restoring beauty and balance. This is through individual treatments and spa journeys, personalised by exceptionally skilled therapists for each guest. They focus on holistic principles, combining ancient wisdom and modern expertise. The spa treatment menu offers an extensive variety of health and beauty-enhancing treatments. The treatments are built to ensure that you are nurtured, purified, pampered and relaxed.

oyster box spa as part of self care
  • Book your spot now here starting from R850. 

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