L'abri Day Spa Marloth Park

Visit us at 556 Olifant Drive, Marloth Park. Hours: 09:00 – 17:00. Call us at 071-419-3475.


Massage therapy date back to 3000 BCE or even earlier in India. This system was a practice that was passed down through generations to heal injuries, relieve pain and prevent and even cure illnesses. Massages are used to manipulate the muscles and joints to relieve stress or pain and to restore the body’s natural and physical balance, that can be healed naturally.


In the early 1800’s a Swedish doctor, Per Henrik Ling, created a method know as the Swedish movement Cure, today known as the Swedish massage.

This massage involves caressing, pressing, squeezing and striking. Techniques used in Swedish massages are:

  • Effleurage

A form of massage involving a repeated circular caressing movements made with the palm of the hand

  • Petrissage

Technique involving kneading the body

  • Tapotement

Rhythmic percussion using the edge of the hand, cupped hand, or tips of the fingers

  • Friction

A technique that is physically demanding using deep circular or crosswise movements with the thumbs, fingertips palms or elbows to penetrate deep tissues

This massage is used energize the body, improve overall health, improve blood circulation and to help relieve chronic pain. Swedish massages help with depression, anxiety and is beneficial for you heart due to the benefit of blood circulation.

Deep Tissue

The origin of deep tissue massage is believed to date back all the way to Ancient Egypt but in modern times it was first commonly used in the 19th century, when Canadian doctors used deep tissue massage to treat patients with whiplash.

Deep tissue massage offers both physical and psychological benefits, it can relieve muscle pain and stiffness and provide stress relieving relaxation for the body and mind.

It targets chronic tension in muscles that lie far below the body’s surface. It helps to break up scar tissue that forms, following an injury and reduce tension in muscle and tissue. Deep tissue massages promote faster healing by increasing blood flow and reducing inflammation.

The techniques involve slow strokes, direct pressure or friction movements that go across the muscle grain.

Hot stone

The earliest use of hot stone to improve health and relaxation took place in India.

Hot stone massage therapy provides heat therapy to the muscles by placing warm smooth rounded stones on the body to relax tense muscles and relieve related pain. The rocks used are typically basalt, volcanic rock that is high in iron, allowing them to absorb heat.

The benefits of hot stone massages are endless. It reduce stress and anxiety, relieve muscle tension and pain, boost the immunity and helps relieve symptoms of autoimmune diseases

The most popular techniques used in Hot stone massage therapy are usually circular movements, long strokes and vibrations


Kahuna massage -L'abri day spa

A Lomi-Lomi massage, or better known as the Hawaiian or Kahuna Massage, means “rub rub”. This massage uses long, deep strokes using the hands and forearms to relax the muscles and promote blood circulation throughout the body.

Each stroke has its own flowing style that works with the body’s natural rhythms. This helps release the emotional tension as well as the physical ones. Also improves blood circulation, relief muscle tension and relief of stress.


An African Calabash massage is a full body deep tissue massage given with the calabash fruit and is one of the oldest massage therapies.

The therapist applies oil on the body and proceeds to put perpendicular pressure, rolls or circles on varies body parts to ease the tension of muscles, tendons and other soft tissue with different sizes of the calabash fruit.

Benefits of a calabash massage treatments include reducing stress and depression, maintaining a healthy heart, treating sleeping disorders and much more.


Cupping massage -L'abri day spa

Cupping therapy uses silicone suction cups to pull your skin upwards and increase blood flow to the affected muscle area.

The method that L’abri day spa use is called the running method. Our therapists will apply lotion or oil to the skin and gently apply and move the silicone cups over the affected area

Cupping can help with Arthritis, back pain, neck pain, headaches, Asthma, Carpal Tunnel syndrome and High blood pressure.

There are many benefits of cupping therapy such as reducing inflammation, enhance blood circulation, remove toxins from the body, reduce cholesterol and low-density lipoprotein and prevents cardiovascular diseases.


The history of Aromatherapy dates back to ancient India, Ayurvedic medicine (traditional medicine native to India) include massages with Sandalwood oil. In ancient Greece, Hippocrates recommended aromatic baths and massages with oils.

Aromatherapy massage is the type of Swedish massage that uses essential oils. The main focus is relaxation and mindfulness.

There are many benefits of aromatherapy such as reducing stress and anxiety, increase calmness and relaxation, decrease muscle tension and pain relief. It also eases the pain from various condition such as chronic lower back pain, Arthritis and insomnia relief.

If you want to find out more about the health benefits of massage and the best option for you, why not experience it first-hand? L’abri Day Spa is a contemporary bush sanctuary where industry professionals are ready to make you feel your absolute best.

Couple Spa Day

Romance in the bush

Would it be nice to book a romantic couple spa day or weekend next to the Kruger Park in Marloth Park. Indulge in a spa packages together? Yes, there is nothing as rewarding as being pampered with someone you love. Couple’s spa packages afford couples the opportunity to strengthen their relationship surrounded by beautiful scents and oils in a romantically lit room. If you are a couple looking to catch your breath and rejuvenate while spending quality time together, then turn to one of Mpumalanga’s finest bush spas for some incredible spa packages – L’abri day spa

At L’abri day spa, it is all about balancing body, mind, and soul. Healthier than chocolate, more romantic than flowers and dinner, and more personal. Our wide range of spa packages is guaranteed to rejuvenate, revitalize, and bring you closer together. Make your choice from our signature couple spa packages: Let it Linger; Love is here; Time out or Just the 2 of us

L’abri day spa also specialise in different full body massage: Swedish Hot stone; Cupping; Deep tissue; Kahuna and pregnancy massages

L’abri day Spa is an intimate hideaway Day Spa. Firstly, You can escape from the busyness of everyday life with a bush retreat. Secondly, you can experience professional service and enjoy the ultimate refreshing and reviving spa therapies

Day spa of excellence

L'abri day spa of excellence

L’abri Day Spa offers an unparalleled sanctuary of relaxation and rejuvenation. Day spa of excellence.

From the moment you step inside, the serene ambiance and skilled therapists transport you to a world of tranquility. The spa’s meticulous attention to detail, coupled with a diverse range of luxurious treatments, ensures an exquisite experience tailored to your needs.

Whether indulging in a blissful massage or pampering yourself with a revitalizing facial, L’abri Day Spa exceeds expectations with its top-notch service and elegant surroundings. A visit here is not just a spa day; it’s an escape into unparalleled pampering and well-being. Treat yourself to the epitome of spa excellence at L’abri, where every moment is a celebration of self-care.

L’abri day spa offer a wide variety spa packages. Whether a full or half day for individuals, couples, groups, mother and daughter. Gift vouchers are available on all packages and treatments. Choose from our spa treatment menu. Massages, facials, body treatments, manicures and pedicures

Reap the benefits of booking a massage day. Massages reduce stress and anxiety; improves posture; better sleep; easing muscle pain; boost the immune system; relives headaches and blood circulation.

With branches in 3 provinces in South Africa – Pretoria, Parys and Marloth park. book your pamper session today. Pretoria(Gauteng) – 0837785360 Parys -0810392510 (Freestate) Marloth park – 0714193475. or visit our website https://labridayspa.co.za/