Experience Nature Like Never Before
Modern massages and massage packages (for singles and/or couples) are closely associated with a really indulgent experience, luxury, relaxation, and getting rid of muscles spasms, aches, and pains in the most pleasurable way.
The Spa, a Special Place
Treatments are typically performed in a special place – in a peaceful, serene spa environment, where bodies, minds, and souls are restored to a natural, healthy balance through the power of touch, manipulation, and pressure.
One at a Time
Initially, spas would be located in or near towns and cities, where modern facilities and infrastructure were close at hand, whilst massage treatments were almost exclusively intended for only one person at a time.
Moreover, the male counterpart of the couple would probably have viewed such treatments as the exclusive preserve of women, so there was little demand for dual packages, especially when spas were few.
Massage-related matters have come a long way since then. Take the couples packages offered by the stunning on-site spa at Zwahili Private Game Lodge & Spa as prime examples of how far and to where magnificent massage therapies for singles and couples have migrated – right into the heart of Limpopo’s wild Waterberg bushveld region, tucked away in a private game reserve. Nevertheless, it was not always possible, and therefore was not always so.
During times such as the 19th and significant part of the 20th century, strict social customs required people to be “decently attired” and “properly covered” in all circumstances. The mere thought of anyone conducting couples’ massages was unheard of. The idea of couples being treated in the same room, at the same time, would have been vociferously decried.
Such so-called scandalous behaviour would undoubtedly have horrified and been soundly condemned by the guardians of public morals, as well as the members of society whom they safeguarded. Society demanded that people be “decent” at all times, ditto their behaviour.
Preferred Privacy and Seclusion
Other than being used in conjunction with physiotherapy for body and muscle conditioning the bodies of persons who participated in sports and strenuous activities, massage, when deemed necessary, has always been a private affair, taking place behind closed doors, because most people are modest.
Nowadays, couples massage packages are offered by some of the best practitioners of this art, which is still performed in seclusion, in this instance – on both members of a couple, who share this delightful experience. Privacy remains important to promote a perfect peaceful, quiet, and tranquil atmosphere and environment in which to relax, unwind, and surrender to the gentle ministrations of an experienced masseur or masseuse.
Relaxing, therapeutic massage requires hands-on pressure and movement that is applied to bare skin, simultaneously manipulating skin, underlying tissue, and muscles, while improving life-giving, enervating circulation. Various techniques and methods are used to maximise the benefits of treatments.
Inspired by Ancients, Influenced by Africa
The art of massage is almost as old as time itself, according to writings, texts, and tomb paintings, respectively recorded in India as dating back to about 3 000 BC, in China to 2 700 BC, and in ancient Egypt, to 2 500 BC.
While our superb African Spa cannot claim a comparable heritage, it is no surprise that the treatments and packages display strong African influences, inspired by ancient customs and cultures of the great African continent and her people.
Treatments and techniques that appear on our packages’ menu include:
• Spirit of Africa
• Royal Deluxe Hot Stone Journey
• Essence of Africa
• African Goddess
• African Footprint
• Shemans Healing
Just let us know if you would like us to compile one or more special couples massage packages for you and your partner when you book your accommodation at Zwahili Private Game Lodge & Spa, and get ready to be pampered and spoiled with the best that a South African lodge has to offer.