The revitalising qualities of Indian beauty treatments have been recognised for hundreds of years, and today, these centuries-old therapies are offered at a few of Cape Town’s top health spas.
Known as Ayurveda, this system of traditional Indian therapy uses massage and herbs to relax the body, helping to restore the natural balance, improve circulation and eliminate toxins. These therapies also stimulate the body’s cells and endocrine system, encouraging the secretion of naturally produced “medicines”, which help to heal the body from the inside out.
Whilst many beauty practitioners claim to be familiar with Ayuredic practices, it’s only trained therapists who are able to administer these massages effectively. To gain the greatest health benefits from Indian massages, be sure to visit a genuine Ayurvedic health spa. There are a number of these in Cape Town, operating independently or as part of the health spa offerings at upmarket hotels.