Africology at Lion Sands is a Tranquil retreat, realigning your body with nature, and its connectedness to the divine.
Our focus is on cutting edge spa therapies where holisms are embraced.
Bespoke in our approach - we listen to you and your body’s need and guide accordingly
Never neglecting our sense of luxury & opulence, we continue to respect our environment.
Rejuvenation from a pure approach, as we only use bio-identical ingredients that are eco-aligned whilst nurturing your biology.
Bespoke Intuitive Herbal Oil Massage®
You may choose from a range of Africology aromatherapy-infused massage oils, which are warmly applied and massaged deeply onto the body. This therapy works on tight muscles and lymph drainage, combating tension in stiff aching bodies. Massage is combined with herbal bags to improve circulation and absorption of essential oils. Your therapist will assist you in choosing the oil best suited for you from one of the following blends: Relaxing, Slimming Detox, Muscle Relaxing and Energising.
30 minutes R350 60 minutes R600
Africology Shea Aromatherapeutics
Easy-melting Shea from Ghana blended with healing African potato, rooibos and natural essential oils creates a sublime, beautiful body experience. Shea, normally as hard as rock, once applied to the skin melts deeply into the upper layers of the dermis to hydrate, soothe and condition. The Shea is combined with your sensory selection of various essential oils such as exotic jasmine, neroli, or chamomile for a soothing and calming massage or perhaps Black Pepper Balm for a deep tissue experience.
Body - 75 minutes R680
Back - 45 minutes R400
Shamans Healing Journey
90 minutes R800
A gentle, kind and warm rose quartz crystal massage that releases pent-up energy likely to cause muscular stress. The muscles are gently stretched while heat is applied to soften the muscle, followed by a rhythmic relaxing massage. A beautiful way of balancing the body’s energy centres to create optimum health and well-being. Your treatment is based on the traditional healer’s approach to healing the body. The Shaman’s journey is a move away from superficial, impersonal massages that offer a one dimensional healing factor.
The Shaman’s journey not only observes the client’s obvious aches and pains but looks further into the energy centres of the client to see how constant stress and emotional baggage can actually block his or her energy centers.
75 minutes R680
Full Body Treatment
We know that the body has a memory of all emotional experiences. An inability to let go often expresses itself in the body that can be blamed for low immunity. Intonga Amasatchi is a deep tissue and stress-relieving treatment. Skilful movements are performed with the hands, and differently sized wooden sticks are used to stretch tight muscles and ease toxic overload from daily stress. Symbolically, the stick or staff represented wisdom and direction to the healer. Created from yellow wood, the traditional healer knew that the energy of earth was a valuable tool.
Soul of Africa Massage®
90 minutes R800 45 minutes R450
Africology admires and emulates this ceremonial process, using Africa’s miracle marula oil blended with Neroli to soften signs of ageing through its anti-stress action. In Africa, marula is also used to treat sun-damaged skin as it improves skin hydration and helps fight free radicals. This treatment starts with the application of warm, soothing mud to release negativity stored in the muscles. Then marula oil is applied in preparation for your intuitive body and scalp massage.
Balancing Scalp and Leg Ritual
45 minutes R400
A balancing massage treatment helping to relax, relieve tension in the scalp, legs and feet as well as working on calming and relaxing pressure points to help restore energy balance. This treatment works on the head, legs (including wrap) and feet individually but as a whole helps to relax and relieve tension in areas that are often neglected.
60 minutes R1200
We have created a sacred space filled with divine intention, shared between you and the one you share a spiritual journey with. Sit back, relax and allow the alluring fragrances of pure essential oils to transport you to a place once known but forgotten, only to be remembered once again. Then celebrate the essence of your divinity with a bubbly glass of champagne and chocolates before returning again to this world.
For booking of treatments, please contact reception.
Booking sheet and more information about our treatments is available at reception.
Please arrive 5 minutes prior to your treatment.