Body,  Spa

Africology Hot Stone and Copper pedi

A few weeks ago I tried the Africology Hot Stone and Copper pedi at GingerLily Beauty Spa and Nail Boutique in Wynberg.


Nestled in the chic Farriers Centre on Constantia road, the spa is a wash of calming neutrals and natural elements. The rooms are beautifully appointed and the French farmhouse effect delivers a cozy feel.


Farriers Centre

The treatment itself starts with a softening foot soak in a huge copper pan. Copper is used because it helps to balance the energy in the body.

Copper bath (not my feet)

My therapist, Monique, then used the Pedi-Scrub to exfoliate my feet, using a foot file on stubborn areas. After another quick rinse, she then moved onto grooming my cuticles and trimming and filing my nails into shape.


Once my feet were beautifully smooth, she applied a thick layer of their African Potato Wrap. My feet were then wrapped in cling film then popped into thick socks for 10 minutes. Oh the glamour! But this helps the wrap penetrate.


A super relaxing hot stone massage of my feet and calves followed. The technique is based on reflexology and acupressure points on your feet and legs. This almost sent me to sleep, as it has been designed for maximum relaxation.


Smells like summer

The finishing touch was a layer of possibly my favourite Africology product, the Body Balm (this comes in 12 scents as well a fragrance free one). I chose Pineapple and Coconut.

GingerLily does offer a paint application with this treatment, which would be done at the end of the treatment, but I opted out as I like to give my poor toe nails a break from polish in the winter.

My feet were so silky smooth and perfectly groomed I didn’t want to put them back into my boots. But sadly, Cape Town rain soon put an end to that idea.

Not an ideal environment for perfectly pedicured feet...

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