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A Gem In The Heart Of The Bustling City – J’S Revive Spa Review

A Gem In The Heart Of The Bustling City – J’S Revive Spa Review

There is nothing I enjoy more than a good spa day. Who doesn’t? But with so many “spas” and “salons” opening, it’s hard to differentiate the good over the truly superior. If I spend my time and money at a Spa, I want to walk out of there feeling like a whole new person, not just average.

That’s exactly what owner of J’S Revive, Leah Livanos, wanted to do.  “I didn’t design and build this wellness spa for show, I put my heart and soul into creating a home-away-from home that people can enjoy and use when they need to escape life’s everyday stresses.”

In the middle of a bustling part of a city, it certainly is the least expectant place for one to think of putting a spa, but from the moment you walk through the doors it very clear that you have left the hustle and bustle of the city behind you. Natural elements are brought inside with walls covered in moss and pink Himalayan salt lamps on every corner. A short wait in the waiting area sees you being offered a gently infused water and a re energizing hot towel for your hands. Luxury and indulgence peak through in every element. Just the smell of this place left me feeling more relaxed.

The spa is spread out over 4 floors. Yes 4 FLOORS of luxury treatment, and Leah has really thought of it all. From bespoke manicure and pedicure lounges to Dead Sea flotation pools, Rasul chambers, steam rooms, indoor heated pools and a decompression lounge where clients relax for as they like in comfortable recliners after treatments. The Spa offers a gym on the 4th floor and a hair salon in house. You’ll never have to leave a spa with greasy hair after a massage again. The manicure station has meticulous attention to detail. Enough so, that even if you were to just book a manicure or pedicure you would still benefit from a “spa experience” Rows upon rows of colour selection and a bespoke selection of Revive scrubs and lotions to choose from according to your needs. Having a Mani and Pedi alone is a huge treat. Whilst on the subject of attention to detail, each treatment room offers colour treatment therapy, with the lights adjusting to enhance your mood.

The wellness spa offers the latest fitness and fat loss technology including the innovative Body Tech system, which works by stimulating the deeper lying muscles in the body with gentle electrical impulses. Just one session is equivalent to five sessions in the gym. PERFECT. Clients also have the choice of signing up to the exclusive functional training gym, a first-class facility offering private personal training sessions as well as boxing classes for all ages including kids.

The sheer size of JS Revive makes it the perfect place to host a party and they are in the midst of opening a JD Revive Kids section as well.

Special Offer:

Up until the end of July, to help you combat these cold winter days, JS Revive is offering clients a phenomenal winter warmer package.

You can experience a Soy Candle Massage, a float, sip on some herbal infused tea in the decompression lounge and get a blow wave all at an incredible price of R1000!


Revive Day Spa
41 Randjeslaagte Rd
Highlands North

011 887 2123, 011 887 1862




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Call: 011 485 0122

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Website: http://www.revivewellnessspasa.co.za/

Disclaimer: I was provided treatments at JS Revive, but I have gone back a number of times on my own account as well. These are my views and I have honestly been utterly impressed by the quality of treatments and friendliness of the staff.

Review – La Beaute on the Lake

Review – La Beaute on the Lake

Set in an unassuming suburb in Parkview, on a leafy residential street lies a hidden gem in the aesthetics world.

I’ve been battling with my skin for the past few months, largely down to lack of water and sleep, and I reached out to people asking for recommendations. When 3 people all suggest the same place, in fact, the same therapist, you know that it must be something special.

Wanting more than just your “cut and paste” facial, I was eager to find a more personal Spa. I needed a professional who would analyse my skin and treat it appropriately, La Beaute on the Lake, did just that.

As soon as I found the right place (there is no sign outside), I stepped into a relaxed, tranquil environment with nothing but the sound of the huge oak trees rustling in the wind.

The rooms are comfortable and well presented, and the beauty therapists are warm, friendly and highly knowledgeable. Tebogo assessed my skin and recommended a combined treatment to target breakouts as well as a brightening complex. She recommended the DermaFix range for my skin. When I go for treatments I don’t like to talk, I can literally fall asleep during a wax! Spa time is my only time to just be, so I enjoyed the fact that Tebogo didn’t talk too much during the treatment. After a great cleanse and steam we moved through to the unavoidable extractions, which I made through without a tear. High frequency was done to promote circulation and prevent any more breakouts from occurring and the facial was finished off with two mask treatments, one of which is reusable and I got to bring home!

After my facial I was treated to a JelliSpa Pedi. I’ve heard a bit about this “JelliSpa” stuff being used in Pedi’s, but as most mums know, I haven’t had a chance to experience one for myself. Think thousands of jelly like balls (akin to tapioca) all working to hydrate your feet. What a treat! The mom in me popped up and I knew I had to try some sensory activities with the boys (see pic below).

Overall: I was pleasantly surprised. I lived in the area for years and never knew La Beaute on the Lake existed! It’s clean, comfortable and what gives in the star factor is certainly the dedicated therapists. Surprisingly, their pricing is not bad at all!

It offers treatments such as laser hair removal (next on my list along with the LED treatments), facials, microdermabrasion, and manis/pedis. They also offer a range of “non-surgical facelifts”, photo-rejuvenation and pigmentation treatments, and the latest rage, DermaPen needling systems. Products used include Matis, TheraVine, RegimA and DermaFix.

Beaute on the Lake:

26a Dundalk Ave, Parkview, Gauteng

011 646 2228