What it is that makes Santé a unique Wellness retreat? Daleen Totten reviews Santé Wellness Retreat and Spa and interviews co-owner Ingrid Hindle on their remarkable achievement in offering an authentic focus on health. Please follow and like us:

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What is the Massage Therapy Association? In 1989 the Massage Therapy Association of South Africa (MTA) was founded to work toward professional recognition of Therapeutic Massage Therapy. MTA is a formally constituted non-profit professional association acting on behalf of registered Therapeutic Massage Therapists (TMT’s). The statutory council under which the profession is registered with is the Allied […]

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The stress we live with today sucks at our very soul and saps us of our valuable energy. It is time to take stock, breathe and live realistically in order to avoid total burnout.   The term ‘burnout’ was first coined in the 1970s by Herbert Freudenberg, an American psychologist who used the term to […]

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Stress can impact heavily on your physical and mental health. Our innate and primeval fight/flight response is stretched to the limit due to today’s relentless modern-day stressors. Ensure your happiness and health by recognising the causes of your stress and implementing ways to rediscover your inner peace. When stress and anxiety are mentioned to me […]

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Suffering from back pain and tired of popping pills to ease the discomfort? Yoga could be the new answer according to recent research from Boston Medical Center, collaborating with yoga teachers, doctors and physical therapists. Trained instructors guided participants through gentle poses, including cat-cow, triangle pose and child’s pose. Simple relaxation techniques are part of […]

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  The origin of salt therapy, known as halotherapy, dates back to the mid-19th century when it was used to relieve asthma, lung disease and allergies. This natural, non-invasive treatment is still used today to enhance health and well-being. Inhaling the healing properties of salt can sometimes make halotherapy (‘halo’ is Greek for ‘salt’) a […]

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The human microbiome, which is comprised of all the microorganisms (the microbiota) that live on and in humans, plays an essential role in determining good health. Microbes cover every surface of our bodies, inside and out. They’re on our skin, inside our noses, mouths, whole respiratory tract, plentiful in our digestive tract, reproductive system, and […]

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AYURVEDA This traditional healing system originated in India over 5 000 years ago. ‘Ayurveda’ is a Sanskrit word which derives from two roots: ‘vid’ which means knowledge and ‘ayus’ which means life cycle. This modality is often referred to as the science of life and longevity. According to Ayurveda all beings come from nature and […]

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Meditation stills anxiety and calms the spirit and the mind – what better tool to teach young adolescents to help them cope with the social and academic demands they face today? ‘Who has seen the wind? Neither you nor I: But when the trees bow down their heads, the wind is passing by.’ Christina Rosetti […]

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