Since we live in a country where equal rights apply, I think it’s only fair that if daddy gets a golf membership to Eagle Canyon Golf Course, mommy should get a Day Spa membership. Fair is fair right? Who would have guessed that the magnificent Eagle Canyon Country Club was once an old granite and sand quarry? This unique golf estate and home to Eagle Canyon Day Spa has world class facilities – the patio has breath-taking sunset views, and a cigar and sushi bar is due to open shortly in the restaurant area. The Spa is set on ground level with views over the golf course. Right next to the Spa is “So Chic”, a hair salon. Utter convenience for ladies of leisure.
It’s hard not to be impressed with the eye-catching reception counter light box with its intricate patterns, with product displays of Dermalogica, Dermafix and Matsimela on both sides. I felt at ease immediately being surrounded by so many beautiful and professional product displays. I was greeted friendly by Michelle, the Spa manager and introduced to Alison who would be my therapist for the treatment. (Michelle seen on the left below, and Alison on the right)
Alison led me to the relaxation lounge where I completed my client questionnaire. The relaxation lounge has one of the most beautiful heated plunge pools I’ve seen in a while and the loungers looked inviting with a view over the golf course. But before I could relax here, I still had an hour long full body massage to look forward to. I was led down a blue passage to my treatment room, done in deep purple and dark wood – a very exotic and sensual look for a spa room. This was complemented by soothing sounds of seagulls, water and light drumming over the sound system.
Unlike other spas where one is covered with a towel, I was covered in a lovely fabric, soft and sensual to the touch. The treatment started with a beautiful geranium and lavender inhalation. Not shy to use plenty massage oil, Alison frequently checked with me if the pressure was still correct. With years of experience as a therapist on a cruise liner and almost ten years at Eagle Canyon Day spa, I was lucky to be in the hands of such a professional. A phenomenal touch which took me by complete surprise, was a heated bean bag which was placed on my spine after she coaxed the knots in my back into submission. Since the massage was followed by a cooling gel and only then the heated bean bag, the juxtaposition of cool and warm was powerful and healing.
During the week the Day Spa is frequented by a very loyal client base from within the estate while weekends tend to fill up with guests from outside. With parking being a challenge on especially Saturdays, it really makes sense to book your spa spoil for the week. A juice, coffee and fresh fruit bar is set just behind reception in a formal lounge with beautiful reading nooks decorated with cherry blossom wallpaper. The same wallpaper and Eastern look is repeated in the nail bar. Finer attention to detail include beautiful ceramic wear dotted throughout the spa. Asian décor touches extend to dividers in the ladies dressing room.
As we head towards Christmas time, spa memberships and gift vouchers make beautiful little stocking fillers. Spa manager Michelle explains that Spa memberships result in a saving of between 10 to 18% on treatments. Ladies of leisure will have no trouble in pointing out the logic of this equation: the more you spa the more you save, husband dearest! For some TLC while husband is spending his day on the golfing greens, a visit to the Eagle Canyon Day Spa should be high on your to do list.
- Its super to have the Spa at the Golf Estate where Spa guests can benefit from all the clubhouse has to offer.
- Great views from the club house deck
- Make a day of it by starting or ending your half day treatments with lunch
- The hair salon next door, makes this a one stop beauty shop.
R410 : 45 min Back, Neck and Shoulder massage with a complimentary back scrub | R490: Tan Can Special (10 sessions) | R1000: Couples Massage. Experience the ultimate couple’s spa massage with the use of soothing soy massage candles | Give the gift that keeps on giving (memberships and gift vouchers)
Monday – closed | Tuesday – Friday – 9am to 6pm | Saturday – 8am to 6pm | Sunday – 9am to 2pm
www.eaglecanyondayspa.co.za | Tel 011 795 2969
Credits: With thanks to Eagle Canyon day Spa and #Lekkerplaces.