Whenever I tell people that I don’t like getting massages, they look at my like I’m crazy. “But it’s so relaxing,” they say. “I could go for a massage every day!” Last week, all of that changed. I was stressed out about everything – my shoulders were practically touching my ears I was so uptight. My colleague told me that Matis at Fourways Mall is running a special on massages – 40% off – and that I should go. Chamomile tea wasn’t cutting it anymore, so I made an appointment.

A promising start
Arriving at the spa, I was given a warm welcome by Laurien, the spa manager. She offered me juice and then introduced me to Annelie, my therapist for the hour. Annelie was not at all phased when I told her of my strange situation: that I wasn’t looking forward to being massaged, but I was there anyway. She immediately put me at ease, asking me what kind of pressure I wanted, to tell her if she was pressing too hard and what she would be massaging (neck, back, legs, feet, arms, hands, decolletage and pressure points in my face and head).

I’ve been missing out!
Within five minutes, I could feel the tension melting from my shoulders, and by the end of the hour, you could have scooped me off the floor I was so relaxed – for the first time in a week. I felt like I’d just woken up from the world’s best cat nap. (I can’t say for sure if I stayed awake for the whole hour.)

Jars of heaven
Matis is a French brand that uses scientific research to develop products to address a variety of skincare concerns. Annelie explained to me that it can take up to a year to create a new product. There are ranges for all skin types, and you can mix and match them for your perfect fit. The experts at Matis Fourways can guide you on that one.

Besties
It’s not just massages on offer at Matis. There’s a full body-care treatment menu, with manis, pedis, waxing, facials, and microblading. Join their loyalty programme and you’ll get 1% of your treatment value added to your card, which you can spend on our pampering and products on your next visit. Which in my case will be soon!

Get 40% off massages at Matis Fourways Mondays to Thursdays till the end of November!

This great special means it’s just R330 for an hour of relaxation! Book on their website or call 011 465 6151/2 and treat yourself.

 

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