Amani Spa Experience: Gentle Facial and Classic Pedicure

Amani Spa at Radisson Blu Hotel in Port Elizabeth invited me for a rejuvenating spa experience. Here’s a look at my pamper session at this luxury spa in the Bay.

I arrived at Amani Spa at Radisson Blu on Thursday evening eager to enjoy a relaxing spa experience after a long, stressful week. The invitation from Amani Spa included a 60 minute Gentle Facial and a 60 minute Classic Pedicure – two of my favourite spa treatments. It couldn’t have come at a better time, and I had been looking forward to the experience all week!

Upon arrival, I was offered juice and water, and enjoyed a moment of peace and quiet in the sitting area while I waited for the spa manager, Katie Peacock-Edwards, to invite me to get ready for my treatments.

Katie arrived a few minutes later and invited me to change into a dressing gown and get ready for a super relaxing evening. The changing room has lockers where you can safely leave your personal belongings, and a steam room available on a complimentary basis if you’ve booked a treatment.

Ready for my treatments, I returned to the sitting area, and after a few minutes, Matt-Ann, my therapist for the evening, arrived to welcome me and show me to one of the cosy treatment rooms.

Before my Gentle Facial, Matt-Ann did a foot soak and prepped my feet for my Classic Pedicure. After the soak, I lay down on the massage bed and Matt-Ann prepared me for my spa experience, wrapping my head and covering my eyes with a soft towel. She started with the pedicure, and this was the most relaxing pedicure I’ve ever had! She took extra care to make my feet feel soft and smooth again (just in time for summer), and this treatment ended with an amazing foot massage to relieve tension and stimulate circulation.

My 60 minute Classic Pedicure was followed a revitalising Gentle Facial. The treatment uses Esse products, a South African, award-winning, probiotic skincare technology that boosts healthy skin to slow ageing. The Esse brand is also organic, vegan and cruelty free. This treatment was created to cleanse, calm, hydrate and replenish the skins probiotic shield, and my skin felt so healthy and looked beautiful after the treatment. Matt-Ann did an amazing job! She adjusted the treatment to suit my sensitive skin, taking care to use products that wouldn’t irritate my skin. She also wrote down some skincare recommendations for me to take home, and gave me some tips on how to look after my oily/combination skin.

After admiring my skin and fresh feet in the changing room, and getting ready to leave the spa, I made my way to reception, where I was surprised with a gorgeous gift bag, which included an Esse trial pack with some skincare products (which I can’t wait to use!).

A big thank you to Amani Spa for hosting me for a weekday spa treat. The excellent, personalised service made me feel right at home, and every member of the Amani team made me feel special. The experience was truly first-class, and I can’t wait to return to the luxury spa.

Did you know?

  • Amani Spa is open to the public. You don’t need to be a guest to book a spa treatment
  • The spa is situated at Radisson Blu Hotel in Port Elizabeth and is open from Monday to Sunday from 8am until 8pm
  • The spa offers gift vouchers
  • You can purchase spa products from Amani Spa, including Esse, Babor, Mama Mio, Amani Spa and other products

For more info or to book your Amani Spa experience, visit their website or pop them an email –

This is not a sponsored post. Amani Spa and Radisson Blu hosted Tailored Inspiration.

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