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SUMMER smart habits☺

• Dry yourself after swimming as the evaporation of water encourages skin dehydration.
• For comfortable legs walk for 5 minutes in water up to mid-thigh to firm skin and enhance circulation.
• Eat light and feel light. Lots of fresh vegetables and fruit, plenty of water, rest well and exercise. Your summer lifestyle will keep you well all year round.
• Take advantage of summer to get used to cool showers, the best way to a firmer body and less visible cellulite.
• A cool water spray starting at the ankles and working up to thighs will help stimulate circulation and sooth legs,
• or better yet, visit any Legacy Balance Spa and purchase an Elemis Instant refreshing gel, it’s an instant revitaliser, perfect for tired legs and muscle tension, especially on the shoulders and neck and its suitable for use during pregnancy.
• Having unpleasant tight feelings, irritations and heat sensations after sun exposure? We love Babor After-Sun Fluid, is a fast-absorbing, cooling active concentrate that calms and moisturizes the skin after sun exposure.

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Getting it WRONG: True or false?

➢ “With a high UVB I don’t have to reapply my sun product so often?
FALSE: The calculation of the SPF does not take in account perspiration, swimming or if you’ve dried off with a towel. All good sun creams have directions as to how often to reapply.
➢ “If I’m taking medicine it is best to check with my doctor before spending time in the sun? TRUE: The pill, sleeping aids, antibiotics, acne treatments, can make your skin more sensitive.
➢ “Sun products can be used the following summer”
FALSE: A product that has been exposed to direct sunlight can lose its protective properties and should not be used again the following year.
➢ ‘The skin can remember where it was burned”
TRUE: An area of skin that has already been sunburned remains fragile for life and should not be exposed to direct sunlight.

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SCARY TANNING MYTHS!

1. “More sun means a better tan”
Beyond 45 minutes in the sun and 20 minutes in very strong sun, your skin becomes saturated. By spending more time in the sun, you will not tan more but instead risk sunburn. We all have a maximum tanning level and spending longer in the sun makes no difference.
2. “I’m going away for the weekend and I plan to come back with a great tan”
It takes at least 48 hours for a lasting tan to develop. So it’s hard to achieve a good tan in such a short time.
3. “You get a better tan when it’s hot”
The feeling of heat has nothing to do with the tanning effect. During the hottest time of the day between midday and 4pm the sun’s rays are more vertical and tend to burn rather than tan.
4. “Swimming protects against sunburn”
The cool fresh feel of water does not offer any protection against sunburn. The sun’s rays actually pass through water which is why we must always use water resistant sun products.

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Did you know…

The sun is vital to life and health; it’s also the primary cause of premature skin ageing.

Excessive sun exposure speeds up ageing, leads to dehydrated skin, the formation of wrinkles and pigmentation marks and most of all the development of more serious skin conditions.

Tanning is a natural, protective skin reaction to the sun and occurs progressively, however due to the thinning of the ozone layer and our tendency to focus exposure to the sun to limited holiday periods, this natural protection is no longer sufficient and sun products are essential.

SPF products are vital BUT please don’t confuse their protection as an endorsement to spending more time in the sun.

These are a few things you need to know;

• Infrared rays: these generate a sensation of heat and promote a slight tan but here is the thing, they also dehydrate the skin.
• Ultraviolet rays:
➢ UVB rays stimulate melanin and result in a lasting tan that appears within 48 hours… along with sunburn if you are not careful.
➢ UVA rays penetrate to the dermis and are primarily responsible for skin ageing. They promote an immediate yet superficial tan but also attack elastin and collagen fibres causing them irreversible damage. Any area of the skin which has been burnt will remain sensitive for life and always requires very high protection.
➢ UVC rays are extremely dangerous and can cause severe burns if not blocked by the ozone layer.

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Book Your Stay at the Luxury Bakubung Spa and Reconnect with Yourself

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Become One with Nature At Our Bakubung Spa

If you are in search of a place to go where you experience breath-taking beauty and serenity all in one place, you’ve found it at Bakubung spa. Our spa is concealed within the beautifully rich expanses of the Pilanesberg National park, which is a malaria-free zone. Here you will receive everything needed to get in touch with yourself and the bush.

The Bakubung spa is set on a beautiful hillside that overlooks the Bakubung Bush lodge, in the Pilanesberg National Park. It’s a truly unique and natural setting with a blend of local architecture that magnificently brings the area to life. Enjoy our tranquil interiors that are punctuated with sounds and smells of Africa as you relax and take in the luscious décor.

We are excited to welcome you to our celebrated spa, and treat you with the latest spa treatments available. Our massage and spa therapists are highly trained to deliver the great services and solutions that have become expected of our spa. Let us help you relax and regroup, getting you ready to re-enter the urban jungle.

Book A Treatment at Bakubung Spa

Our spa is equipped with Signature Spa therapies, and various award winning products. It’s a calming and serene environment to spend time in, and our treatment rooms have been designed so that the game fence is mere meters away from the treatment beds. This brings the African wild into the spa, and makes you feel like you are in the heart of Africa.

These are only a few of the many great aspects and advantages that await you when you book your stay with us. Contact our spa to learn more about the treatments available, and to book and secure your spot well in advance in order to avoid any disappointment. We look forward to hearing from you soon.

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Why You Should Relax and Spend Some Time at Opulent Destination Spa Resorts

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Spend Some Time at Legacy Balance – Johannesburg’s Favourite Destination Spa Resort

The rat race is hectic, and we have precious little time to dedicate to our own needs. So when you do make the time to unwind and take care of you, why not do it properly? Destination spa resorts are well known for providing a welcomed reprieve from the humdrum of everyday life. It offers an escape from the modern day jungle that we need to exist in, and gives you a safe and comfortable space to regroup.

This is exactly what we were going for at Legacy Balance, which is why our group of spas, such as the Da Vinci in Sandton, as well as Bakubung and Kwa Maritane in the gorgeous Pilanesburg are considered some of the leading destination spa resorts in South Africa.

We are proud of our long history of great service in the industry, which now extends beyond a decade. Since our inception, we have welcomed thousands of guests through our doors, to provide them with the luxurious pampering they are in search of.

Why the Legacy Balance Spas are the Leading Destination Spa Resorts

The Legacy Balance spas are located around South Africa. The Da Vinci – a prime spa is on Sandton Square, in opulent penthouses. Here, you can look forward to enjoying the very latest spa treatments from seasoned beauty therapists. We make it our business to understand our clients’ needs, and to far exceed all expectations placed on us.

When you book your stay at any of our spas, why not have an invigorating workout at any of our exclusive gyms? Or book yourself in for a stay at our opulent hotels, and make a proper getaway out of your special time. These are only a few of the ways in which you can optimise and maximise your spa resort experience.

Contact us to learn more about our luxury spas, and to book your next session well in advance to avoid disappointment. Our professional reservationists are on standby to provide you with all the information needed to confidently secure and confirm your appointment.

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In Search of the Best Destination Spa Resorts in Sandton? You’ve Found It with Da Vinci!

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It’s easy to get stuck in a rut while running the proverbial gauntlet of modern day life. When it comes to taking care of ourselves, it’s usually put on the backburner as we take care of the day job, our families and our friends, and always put ourselves last. At Legacy Balance, we’ve worked to develop one of the top destination spa resorts in Sandton. This legendary spa, The Da Vinci, is renowned for being one of the best in South Africa.

To make it even more accessible, the Da Vinci spa is located within the five star Da Vinci Hotel in the opulent Sandton Square. This central, convenient locations makes this one of the most sought after destination spa resorts in South Africa. We are proud of our many industry leading spa treatments, performed by seasoned professional spa therapists who know how to make our guests relax.

Take a Load Off At Da Vinci, one of Sandton’s Premier Destination Spa Resorts

We welcome people from all walks of life in search of respite from the pressures of modern day living. Aside from providing the latest spa treatments, we also have state of the art, exclusive gyms, as well as luxurious hotels in the heart of Sandton. Why not go for an invigorating workout in an exclusive gym setting, before taking a well-deserved break at one of our spas, and staying the night in our five star hotel?

There is no reason for you to compromise on the quality of your experience when booking a stay at our hotels. We continually work hard to ensure our experiences measure up with the very best available on the market today. With modern facilities, central locations and luxurious amenities, you are bound to enjoy your visit to our spa, and won’t want to leave.

Don’t feel guilty about checking out of life and taking care of yourself. To learn more about our spas, gyms and hotels, and to book your experience at either, speak to us today. Our team is available to answer any questions you may have, and to help secure your next visit to any of our spa resorts.

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Guys, Take A Load Off with A Relaxing Spa Treatment for Men

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More and more guys are taking the time to take care of themselves like never before. One simply needs to look at the number of guys signing up for luxurious spa treatments for men. These treatments are designed to help the modern man do it all. From facials to massages and everything in between, men can now look forward to taking some time off during the week and just spending it on rejuvenating their tired bodies.

Whether you are looking for man-scaping, shaves, massages, beard care or haircare, when you sign up for a spa treatment for men, the options are endless. Shaves, massages, shampoos and skincare treatments are all popular choices for spa treatments, but that’s not all. Pedicures, manicures and wax treatments all form part of the modern metrosexual man’s beauty regimen.

More and more men are taking an interest in their bodies, faces and hair, putting value and importance in being presentable at all times. These are only a few of the many reasons behind the increasing popularity of spa treatments for men. When looking for a luxury spa in the heart of Sandton to conveniently take care of your spa treatment, look no further than Legacy Balance.

Choose Legacy Balance for Exciting Spa Treatments for Men

For many years, we’ve been hard at work providing travellers, hotel guests and spa clients with the best spa treatments available on the market. We give people the opportunity to check out of their hectic lives, and out of the humdrum of daily life in the urban jungle and continue their health and fitness routines.

We bring our innovative concept to thousands of people ach year, helping them to rejuvenate, relax and regroup in calm and serene spaces. Our team is proud to provide our clients with the great service they’ve come to expect from us. Contact us to learn more about our spa, and for all the information needed to make an informed decision regarding your next spa treatment.

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Why Legacy’s Da Vinci Is The Best Spa in Johannesburg

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When you book your stay at the best spa in Johannesburg, you can look forward to being pampered in the heart of Johannesburg. Our Da Vinci spa offers a welcome break from the hustle and bustle of everyday life, and we welcome weary travellers from all walks of life in search of some respite from the urban jungle.

We’re proud to be considered by many to be the best spa in Johannesburg. Not only is our spa housed in one of Sandton’s most celebrated and beautiful buildings, but our exclusive spa also offers luxury spa treatments that provide a calm oasis in Johannesburg’s bustling commerce district.

The Da Vinci spa boasts with a range of personalised and unique therapies and treatments, which can be tailored to provide you with the ultimate in sumptuous relaxation. Visitors get to choose from an extensive range of beauty, facial and massage therapies, or can merely indulge in one of the signature therapies we’re so well-known for:

• Elements;
• Sea Creation;
• Mother to Be; and
• Body Cellular, to name a few.

Book Your Stay At The Best Spa in Johannesburg

Situated in the stylish and sophisticated Nelson Mandela Square, our world-class spa offers a rejuvenating escape from the daily grind. Enjoy our lovely massage therapies and spa treatments in an exclusive and relaxing environment. We’re located in the highly acclaimed and renowned Da Vinci Hotel and Suites. With us, you’re always able to escape into the tranquillity that lies hidden in an urban space, leaving you with a sense of much needed serenity and peace.

Reawaken your senses with the Da Vinci Spa and Gym, where we offer you a haven without any interruption, secluded from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. To learn more about our exclusive gym, and for all the advice needed to book your next spa treatment with us, speak to our seasoned team of gifted reservationists today. We look forward to providing you with the relaxing escape you’ve been looking for.

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Why You Should Choose a Hotel and Spa from The Legacy Group!

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Why You Should Choose a Hotel and Spa from The Legacy Group!

Are you in search of a luxurious hotel and spa experience in the heart of Johannesburg? If so, you’ve come to the right place. We are proud of our world class hotels and spas, providing a safe haven to weary travellers from all walks of life. People are often surprised to learn about this lovely retreat right there in the middle of the urban jungle that is Johannesburg.

In 2010, after identifying that hotel guests and travellers longed for hotel and spa experience that provides rejuvenation, relaxation and serenity, we started our hotel and spa. Legacy Balance continues to espouse the healing properties that come with therapeutic massage treatments. We are situated in the DaVinci Hotel on Nelson Mandela Square.

Our spa provides travellers and anyone else seeking tranquillity the chance to discover a world of serene comfort tucked away in the bustling city of Johannesburg. Let us help you rejuvenate and regroup, as you rest up for another week in the urban jungle. Our seasoned team of professionals looks forward to welcome you to our hotel and spa for a world class stay at a celebrated hotel.

Book Your Stay At Our Hotel and Spa

Our exclusive spa and massage therapies have grown to become some of the most sought after spa treatments in South Africa. We bring many years’ combined experience and expertise to our industry, providing our clients with the full benefit of our practical experience. We continue to set the standard for excellence in our sector. As life only continues to get busier and more stressful, we all need to take the time off to simply decompress.

Once thought of as a luxury only destined for the wealthy, more and more South Africans than ever before are visiting luxury spas and hotels for the important experience of being pampered by true professionals. Improve your physical and mental wellbeing and book your stay at our hotel and spa today. Join thousands of South Africans who have enjoyed staying at our world class hotel and spa.