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The 5 reasons why a visit to Sediko Spa is good for your health

We live in a time where we all need an emergency weekend away every now and then. Somewhere to go to escape, switch off all connections to the outside world and rediscover ourselves.

Sediko Spa will soon become your one stop to a new you. Need I say more?
Today we tell you all about the health benefits of regular visits to the spa.

1. The Ultimate feeling of escape.

The first and most obvious step to take when you are feeling overwhelmed is to get away and move closer to nature. Studies have shown that frequent visits to the bush can have a positive effect on mental health and decrease feelings of anxiety.

What better way to get away from the hustle and bustle than visiting Sediko at Palala.

Palala is situated in what most people describe as the middle of nowhere and to top it all off, Sediko is designed in such a way that guests will be transferred to a remote location in the bush. Not too close, but not too far from the lodge. The setting is perfect, the view of the dam is magical with many small animals visiting the scene. Who doesn’t love the sound of a real fish eagle passing by.

Now that your surroundings are taken care of let’s talk about your treatments.

2. The importance of physical contact

Did you know that physical contact is actually necessary to one’s well-being?

According to Professor Virginia Sadock (Psychiatry NYU)
“Going to a spa is a way of getting taken care of that is psychologically and culturally acceptable — and we can carry that feeling of being cared for with us for a period of time, and very often that can help us cope better with stress.”

Being treated by a professional spa therapist should therefore become your number one priority for dealing with stress.

 

3. Blood Circulation

Studies show that a massage is good for blood circulation. A full body massage helps to flush lactic acid which, not only improves circulation, but it also helps to rid the muscles and organs from metabolic waste. All in all it improves overall body function.

By now you should start seeing the value of regular visits to Sediko. Who knows, it might mean less visits to the doctor.

4. A massage at Sediko = eating chocolate = a gym workout

Yes, you guessed it… #dopamine

The feel-good hormone released by eating chocolate or (ironically) a good gym workout is called Dopamine and a session at the spa is all about increasing your body’s release of Dopamine and Serotonin. It has been proved that Serotonin and Dopamine enhances positive feelings in the mind and decreases feelings of depression and loneliness.

This means after spending time at Sediko Spa you will go back to work feeling, not only refreshed and relaxed, but more focussed and ready to own your goals.
They say… procrastination is linked to low levels of dopamine, as dopamine plays a huge role in motivating us to take action towards goals and make us feel super when achieving them.

By now even your boss should start appreciating the value of a visit to Sediko. Wouldn’t it be great if we can all get some sick leave for our quarterly spa appointments?

Stay tuned to find out more about the international renowned treatments coming soon to Sediko at Palala.

In the beginning….

In the beginning….

The design of any spa requires a bit more thought than that of the average house or building. Our first order of business long before deciding on the type of treatments, the colour scheme and interior design was to decide on the name and theme of the spa. This was crucial and it would lead to the inspiration behind every decision made for the duration of this project.

Can I have a drum roll please? Are you ready?    …… Introducing Sediko; the Tswana translation for the basic geometric shape of the circle. Allow me to connect this word with the vast meanings and symbolism that we have endlessly researched over the past few years.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Stand behind the eyes of the first human. Look out into the skies through these primitive eyes. With not-so-primitive understanding, you will see your first circles – the moon, the sun, the dots in the skies as planets, stars, and realize a grandeur of the shape.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

We love how the irises and pupils of man’s eyes are a small representation of the circular nature of these grand circles of life (sun/moon/earth, etc.). It’s like we open our eyes to take in the expansiveness of the cycles in time, life and nature itself.

This finally brings me to the perception and experience that we wanted to create for every guest at Sediko.

We want Sediko guests to feel like the center point of attention…

Circles emphasize what is shown or happening within its contoured border for this reason everything surrounded by the outer limit of the circle becomes the center point of focus. Therefore, in any ancient scriptures an important figure or symbol was always drawn with the circle around it.

Sediko guests should feel encapsulated by grandeur, luxury, relaxation and they should feel comfortable, pampered and protected…

Thy symbol beckons the viewer to be drawn in and be included in the experience of whatever symbolic message the center may hold. It signifies an invitation to step inside and become part of whatever is promised on the inside

Visit a unique spa where one can balance mind, body and spirit away from the hustle and bustle of our concrete jungles…

There is a very good reason why the yin and yang symbols are made up of circles and how Da Vinci’s Vitruvian Man made famous in the Da Vinci Code is symbolic of man’s ideal balance between mind and body and thought. We all have a constant hankering to feel complete and balanced and for the team at Sediko the symbol of the circle is the perfect inspiration to assist every guest to maintain this before they leave. For ages, the circle has always represented the ongoing energy of nature as there is no beginning or end to the shape!

Be inspired by circles and find new appreciation for its place in nature, utensils and treatments, and uses in creative interior design.

We see circles in so many flowers, seeds and plants and in the food that we eat. Some of these circles in nature where formed by natural growth, some by the action of the wine or the waves on natural textures, some by animals making homes or escaping homes even some are the byproduct unwanted by nature. Nothing is off limits here… have you checked out rabbit droppings?

This inspiration has opened our eyes and has our creative juices flowing while we incorporate circles in every interior aspect and have taken inspiration from them to design all the signature treatments for our prospective guests. Hint…. Hint…

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I leave you with this thought. When you look at the circles in the bark of the tree: “One is at the same time the circle and the center!”

We simply can’t wait for you to immerse yourself in a world that literally has NO END!

The Sediko Bush Spa Journey

THE SEDIKO BUSH SPA JOURNEY

Dare of the day … take yourself on a Spa date!
Close your eyes…. Imagine yourself at the world-class luxury Sediko Bush Spa. Your relaxation needs and desires are anticipated and exceeded before being realized. Experience the extravagance defined by attention to detail and superior quality, simply the best of the best.

Drink in the peacefulness of the beautiful and serene African bush surroundings. Embrace the moment in this legendary setting, wondrous tranquility and spectacular scenery. Your every need satisfied. Time is standing still; your stress is put on hold. You are immersed in a world of relaxation and harmony. Your body and mind is in perfect accord.

All your senses are pampered. Experience a spa interlude that has no beginning and no end where you are spoiled with massages, water circuits, thermal baths and the most exclusive indulgent treatments. You are completely de-stressed and rejuvenated.

Experience the spoil of plush robes and slippers, countless elements of scents, sounds and touch. Relieve your tension with warm scented oils and compressed fresh herbs. Awaken your perceptions with the sounds of nature, the gentle ringing of cymbals – and interlude in another time and space.

Raise your expectations and expect only the best. You deserve it…

 

The joy of the journey

Sediko Bush Spa pledges the extraordinary – simply the best of the best. Promising total commitment to the finest quality and exceeding your expectations without limits a wise man said “focus on the journey, not the destination. Joy is found not in finishing an activity but in doing it”.

We are brimming with excitement; our creative juices are flowing – our focus is your pampering. Journey with us over the coming six months in creating the most extraordinary bush spa in Africa. The Sediko Bush spa journey promises to keep you on the edge of your seat……“a journey is measured in friends, rather than miles”