Ultimate relaxation: Experience renewal and revival at Isango Gate Spa


Every girl deserves to be pampered every now and then… so, after hearing so many great things about Isango Gate Spa’s signature treatment, the Isango Escape Journey, I immediately made an appointment with them.

Isango Gate is conveniently situated along Bournemouth Street, in the upmarket suburb of Summerstrand in Port Elizabeth – making it easy to find, hence I ended up arriving early for the treatment.

The Isango Escape Journey (which, as the name suggests, is unique to Isango Gate Spa) is intended to achieve deep relaxation and is a perfect mix of a sensational full body aroma stone massage and a skin care treatment.

I was welcomed by Antoinette, my therapist, with a big smile and a refreshing drink, which prepared me for the ‘journey’. She then showed me to my treatment room, where I got ready for the first part of my pampering, a Dermalogica facial.

Antoinette was very attentive and asked about my usual skin care routine, and also assessed the condition of my skin before selecting the products to use.

The facial was very relaxing, the treatment bed was very comfortable and I enjoyed the soothing music that played in the background, whilst I waited for the face mask to take its full effect. Once the facial was finished, my skin felt so soft and looked radiant! I was so happy with the results.

The next part of my treatment was the massage. Antoinette asked what level of pressure I preferred and began with my legs and arms; I then turned over for a back, neck and shoulder massage. Just perfect!

You know a treatment is perfect when you end up dozing off in complete relaxation, and I can confidently say that I blurred through my treatment in a bubble of complete serenity. The Escape Journey treatment was designed to make one escape tension - it did exactly that.

From beginning to end my experience at Isango Gate was an excellent one, the facilities were neat, clean and aesthetically pleasing.

I found the staff members very professional and friendly, from their welcome to their farewell. Antoinette was very knowledgeable about their products and was able to answer all my questions with ease. The treatment itself was excellent and left me feeling rejuvenated, energetic and most importantly, relaxed. I will definitely be back for their other exquisite treatments, which combine ancient and modern therapies with the world’s best healing essences.

Want to release all that tension? Call 041 811 2225, or visit www.isangogate.co.za today.