Take the Time for You

The Ballito MagazineSeptember 1, 2023

Lucille and I enjoyed an afternoon of pampering at the amazing Revive by Adele. The salon has been offering relaxation and rejuvenation to the North Coast for a few years, and they have settled nicely into their new home in the Sugar Village in Umhlali. The owner, Adele, has 18 years of experience, making sure you leave feeling pampered and centred. She believes that a lot of us don’t truly take the time to have a moment of self-care, so she aims to ensure that your experience is of superb quality and that it is a complete, hands-on treatment.


We were spoiled with an incredible 90-minute, full-body massage, and they mean it when they say you get a full hour and a half. It was pure bliss. The two lovely ladies that did our treatments, Mphile and Philliswe, took care of us and made sure we were comfortable. They always checked in to know if the pressure was right while ensuring they targeted the knots. Our massage included an incredible back scrub and hot compress, which really took our massage to the next level. These unique extras made the massage unforgettable. Both Lucille and I were in deep relaxation and enjoyed the extra love.


After a beautiful hour and a half, and to end off a perfect afternoon of self-care, we “floated” to the cosy pedicure station, where we were served a refreshing glass of bubbly rosé to sip on. Lucille chose to get a summer-inspired pedicure, and I decided my nails needed a little love with a pastel-coloured manicure. The ladies took their time prepping our nails, so the end result looked extra amazing, which shows the love and care that goes into every treatment they do. Revive by Adele also offers a variety of amazing 90-minute Lamelle skin treatments to help with anti-aging, problematic skin and pigmentation, as well as micro-needling. These treatments are result-driven. They always make sure to relax their clients with their touch therapies of face, shoulder and foot massages. A brow wax and tint are included in this treatment, making sure you leave feeling rejuvenated and put together.


Overall, it was a fabulous experience, with a kind and loving service from the entire staff. I felt like I walked in a bit frazzled and stressed, but I left feeling completely differently. I was revived. Thank you to Adele and her incredible team for the spoils and for reminding us to take the time to do something for ourselves.


032 648 0085 


Shop 17, Sugar Village, 1 Old Main Road, Umhlali 


Words by Kai Coates