So the one thing that annoys me about going for a facial, is when it’s just a glorified version of what I could have done at home myself – and I feel like I just wasted R400. Well let me tell you, a facial with Jade, will not disappoint!
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A family friend of ours that was out from the states, told me that when ever she comes to Cape Town, she goes straight to Jade – and she wanted to treat me to a facial. So, in no way was this a freebie (I only blog about things I enjoyed anyway)- I just really felt I’d love to share this experience! It was the most wonderful gift to receive – especially if one is needing a little R&R!
It was a cold, wet, wintery day in Cape Town (Newlands), and arriving at Jade’s was an inviting, warm and cosy little sanctuary. I’m going to let Jade explain a little more about her offering:
Jade: “So the basis of all my treatments is the care and wellbeing of the client. Creating a safe space, within which the client is able to fully unplug and truly relax by connecting with themselves through the therapeutic power of touch. The treatment is a 2hour long Luxe Facial. It’s the most luxurious facial in my offering- as the name implies-and is meant to be more of a holistic experience, as opposed to just a facial. I definitely do perform the facial with the objective of healthy, revitalized skin as the outcome but I also believe that a facial is a sacred ritual. Allowing anyone in such close proximity to you is a somewhat, vulnerable undertaking and so my responsibility as a therapist is to make each client feel that they are safe, nurtured, valued and cared for. It’s one of my fundamental beliefs and one I always try to relay to each client- that they are valued and their comfort is my priority. We had started off with a double cleanse , followed by mild chemical exfoliation, extensive extractions, a nourishing and healing multivitamin mask and that was followed by lots of beautiful massage. The massage is what I think makes the facial unique. It combines face massage, head, neck and shoulder, as well as a foot massage. The client leaves with glowing skin, a clear mind a rested soul.”
While the products feel super luxurious and nourishing, the best part is all the massage. I felt like I was constantly being massaged, whether it’s my feet, neck, head or hands. Jade never leaves you alone, if there’s a gap, she’ll be massaging! She also cleanses your feet while an electric blanket keeps you super cosy, allowing those muscles to relax further. Jade is a breath of fresh air herself, finding out about your needs with much interest and enthusiasm.
I truly felt spoilt and pampered – with glowing skin to add! A real experience.
The price of the Luxe facial is 615 and is 120mins long. Allow for 150 min.