Team Dr Joseph at the Steenberg Spa

A few weeks ago, I was invited to an afternoon of pampering at Steenberg Spa, as they introduced the latest range to their offering – Team Dr Joseph.

Early Spring, it was a moody and overcast afternoon, making it the perfect occasion to be snug inside, with a glass of bubbly and calm, cosy treatment room. With an extensive treatment menu that already offers QMS Medi-Cosmetics as an option, the inclusion of Team Dr Joseph caters for a slightly different audience – while still yielding the results we all want.

A bit about Team Dr Joseph, in their own words: “With firm botanical roots and a deep understanding of the beneficial properties of plants, Team Dr Joseph’s award winning, organically certified products are based on over 40 years of research and experience. Originating in the Alpine region of Italy, their treatments work on the premise of the symbiosis between nature, in-depth knowledge and modern technology. Through their expertise, your skin is nurtured and renewed to a new level of beauty and wellbeing.

The facial experience itself is simply exceptional. Almost an hour and a half of absolute relaxation and bliss. I’ve never had a facial where the therapist has paid more attention to my skin. From a pre-facial consultation to determine my skin type and decide which range of Dr Joseph products would work best for me, I felt like the centre of the spa’s universe.

The treatment started with the waving of aromatherapy oils, which hinted at the multi-sensory experience to come. With a cleansing process alone that contained more steps than my daily routine combined, I’ll share two of my highlights with you – the gentle cupping I experienced for the first time, helping both with lymphatic drainage and circulation, as well as the use of a fanned brush to apply the face mask.

The gentle strokes were so soothing, with my therapist taking all the time in the world to make sure my skin got the attention it needed – there was no sense or urgency or that I was just another client in the afternoon that she needed to get through.

And, results? I feel the effects were just as physical as they were psychological. I don’t think I’ve ever been more relaxed after a treatment – and that includes after a massage. The languid pace and attention to detail was just heavenly. So, in terms of zen, the treatment gets full marks. And, in terms of glow? I left with great-looking skin – and, I don’t think I couldn’t have asked for more than that.

I didn’t fall asleep – that’s something I need to work on – but, I came close and left feeling thoroughly pampered and relaxed. As this was the launch of the products at the spa, we celebrated with bubbly and a variety of delicious snacks from the kind team at Steenberg. It was my first visit to the spa, but it will definitely not be my last.

Note: I enjoyed my facial as a guest of Steenberg Spa and Team Dr Joseph. All images and views are my own.

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