Revive Wellness Spa – so much more than just a spa! (and how you can get a complimentary paint & file treatment!)

After 14 year of friendship, my bestie, Rebecca from In these Stilettos, and I finally got our spa day! The beautiful therapists at Revive Wellness Spa in Highlands North welcomed us with open arms and we couldn’t have been more grateful!

As busy moms, any relaxation is welcomed and our time together is always treasured! Revive Wellness Spa is just so gorgeous and the first sense I got from walking in through the door was ‘peace’. What a welcome break from fighting little kids, and fighting germs on holiday. First up in our spa line-up was a delicious cup of coffee while our therapist spoke us through the treatments ahead of us. This spa is three stories of absolute glory! Around every corner is a new and beautiful spot to catch your breath, regroup and relax.

The Spa offers a full circle pampering experience, and it has so much more than just massages on the treatment menu. From an extensive Aesthetics list, to Vita Drips, Body Wellness, a full-on hair salon, nail bar, various relaxation lounges, a Revive Kids Spa (pamper parties here are a must!), a multitude of spa facilities, VISIA Skin Consultation bar, waxing and tanning and then the heavenly massages. Read to the bottom to find out how you can experience the nail bar FOR FREE!

We were shown to the Rasul Chamber – a first for us both – where we were welcomed with a gush of hot steam and then all of sudden were covered by a canopy of twinkling lights. This was such a lovely treatment to start off with – we got to catch up over a deliciously-scented body scrub and then a body mask, all while relaxing in the glorious steam.

Next up was a trip upstairs (there is an elevator so no walking up and down stairs in your gown is necessary) to our twin massage room for our 60-minutes of bliss – our Hot Stone Massage. I have to admit, there’s nothing that can top a Hot Stone Massage for me, and my experience here completely topped any previous massage I have ever had. Mpho, my therapist applied the perfect amount of pressure and the entire experience was so calming and therapeutic for me, and she worked out all the tension in my shoulders that I always walk around with. In fact, it was the only time in the day no one heard a peep from Becks or I, and that’s saying a lot as we’re both born with the gift of the gab.

After the most incredible hour, we went to go have our hair washed and blow waved – what an amazing indulgence for me. I absolutely love having my hair washed and styled for me, and the hairdresser had the same name as me, it was fate!


Nail time! Having had bare nails for a few weeks, I of course leapt at the opportunity to have some more black polish applied, naturally, even though there was literally rows of colours to choose from. Creature of habit. The therapist shaped my nails just they way I like it and was such a perfectionist with every brush stroke. You can choose your own scrubs and bath bombs from the amazing Revive range to add to your mani or pedi, what a treat! Okay, so speaking of nails, here’s the amazing perk for anyone based in Johannesburg… Go Follow and Like Revive Wellness Spa on Facebook (here) and Instagram (here) and share their pages and then you can arrange your complimentary File & Paint Treatment! How divine? What’s even better – you get complimentary use of spa facilities when you visit. So go on, give them a like, follow and SHARE!

We left feeling completely rejuvenated, relaxed and with glowing skin, fabulous nails and bouncy hair. Thank you so much to the wonderful ladies at Revive Wellness Spa for this special time, we can’t wait to come back! If you’re looking for a special spoil, for you and your bestie, or someone special, or just a timeout for yourself, I can highly recommend a visit to this spa. I look forward to lounging by the pool the next time!

*Disclaimer – I was hosted by the spa in exchange for my honest review, all thoughts and opinions are my own.