In our September Issue, we ask the question, “Are health retreats the new therapy?” These retreats may cure all your wellness woes but when time and money aren’t on your side we need a quick fix health solution. Here are some simple alternatives to achieve a healthier lifestyle, without having to travel far from home!


 1.IV Infusions

IV infusions have been in the media a lot lately, thanks to celebrity clients Madonna, Simon Cowell, Cindy Crawford and Rihanna. IV infusions inject high-quality vitamins, minerals and antioxidants, directly into the blood stream. Each drip contains a specific cocktail, either for detoxing, a vitamin boost, or even a hangover remedy. For your IV fix, visit any one of the Skin Renewal’s spas and choose the IV infusion that best suits your wellbeing needs! For more, visit

2.Meditation and Yoga

Studies have shown that meditation and yoga can significantly reduce our stress levels, but this doesn’t mean you have to attend a class, or sit cross-legged on the floor with incense burning. Just taking ten minutes out of your day to sit and do nothing will have a huge impact on your life, paving the way to a healthier, more focused way of living.


There is nothing more rejuvenating than a deep, healthy sweat that releases tension and lets your muscles unwind. A trip to your gym’s sauna room will leave you feeling relaxed and revived, while detoxifying your body and flushing out bad toxins. Spending half an hour in a sauna bath will not only increase your well-being, but is also a great way to socialise! Taking to the hot room has even been said to improve sleeping patterns.

What are your quick fix therapies? Let us know by leaving a comment below, or tweet us @ElleMagazineSA #fitnotes