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  • The Mystical Powers of Africa - 4 Ingredients that Really Work
    Africology use natural plant remedies to deliver beauty and health driven results.
    Posted by: Sun International
    22 September 2013
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    The Rooibos Plant

    Primarily found in the Cederberg Mountains of the Western Cape, the Rooibos plant is internationally recognised for its soothing effect on the skin. It is an effective anti-inflammatory, antioxidant and anti-allergenic and its antimicrobial properties relieve skin irritations such as rashes, acne and eczema.

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    Known by traditional healers as Inkomfe, The Marula Tree is one of Africa’s botanical treasures and is prolific in the bushveld. Its oil is rich in Vitamin C and Oleic Acid and contains many active anti-oxidants. It is an effective skin conditioner providing protection against free radicals and promotes the growth of fibro blasts; cells that help produce collagen and elastin which aids in anti-aging. ​
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    Produced in Ghana, Shea butter is used as a panacea for skin and inflammatory ailments. Made from the nut of the African Shea tree it contains rich amounts of fatty acids which have essential vitamin properties to rejuvenate and moisturise the skin.​
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    Originally used for its effective treatment of burns, Aloe Ferox is an aloe species found in the Eastern Cape, Free State, KwaZulu Natal, Western Cape and Lesotho. Aloe Ferox is an excellent toner ingredient enhancing elasticity, colour and overall skin health.​
  • For centuries, African people have looked to Mother Earth for inspiration and healing. Africology are not only using fynbos and indigenous plants to produce unusual botanical beauty products but they are also tapping into the rich healing traditions of Sangomas and Inyangas.

    Anthropologist, Petra Terblanche, guides Africology Spas in uncovering ancient plants and ceremonial rituals to treat conditions. The company acknowledges the work of the traditional healer and draw upon many of their healing rituals to cleanse, heal and purify the body. Blessing the body and eliminating negative energy is very much part of the traditional healer’s ritual in treating ailments.

    One of Africology's specials is The Intonga Amasatchi full body treatment. An Intonga stick is used to massage marula oil, Shea butter and essential oils into the skin, while the deep tissue massage relaxes tight muscles and assists with lymph drainage. The Intonga sticks aid in relief of tight muscles and congestion without bruising the muscles.

    You’ll find an Africology Spa at The Boardwalk Hotel in Port Elizabeth in the Eastern Cape and at The Maslow Hotel in Sandton Johannesburg.

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