Holistic Healing


Alternative Studies



Telephone : (014) 5774566  Facsimile : (014) 5772304

At La Rive there is a natural energy that revitalizes even the weariest soul and promotes a unification of body, mind and spirit. So when the stress of city life becomes too great come and surround yourself with the natural beauty here to restore the balance of life and bring healing where needed.

As our name implies, we are situated in a tranquil valley on the banks of the Magalies River.

The emphasis at La Rive is on preserving that tranquility by pampering our guests, to make your stay as pleasurable as possible. The accommodation consists of 2 beautifully appointed self-contained cottages each sleeping up to 4 people. En-suite bathrooms and separate living areas ensure the privacy and comfort of our guests.

Wake to the sound of bird call and after breakfast try your hand at fly-fishing for yellow fish in the river, take a canoe up the dam or simply meander along the riverbank, allowing the sound of running water to soothe your soul.

For further physical, mental and spiritual renewal try one of our holistic healing methods - Reiki and Craniosacral Therapy for instance - to leave you feeling as though you are floating on clouds.

To reconnect with the source, with Mother Earth, meditate awhile in the medicine wheel under the trees by the waterfall. We also have TAICHI and yoga classes.

The more adventurous may enjoy some of the many other activities available in the vicinity such as horse riding, hiking or hot air ballooning. On your return you may enjoy a relaxed game of tennis or cool off with a dip in the pool before sundowners on the terrace.

Delicious country fare is prepared with the freshest local ingredients to be enjoyed "al fresco" or in front of roaring log fires during the winter months. Picnic baskets laden with scrumptious goodies are also available for a long leisurely lunch or romantic supper.

REIKI is a Japanese word meaning "universal life force energy". This gentle, non-invasive healing technique draws on the energy that surrounds us to heal both others and ourselves. When energy is channelled into the body it activates the body's ability to heal itself. The energy goes to the deepest levels of a person's being, where illnesses have their origin. It works wherever the recipient needs it most, releasing blocked energies, cleansing the body of toxins and working to create a state of balance. It reinforces the recipient's ability to take responsibility for their life and helps them to make the necessary changes in attitude and lifestyle to promote a happier and healthier life. Although REIKI is primarily perceived as a practice for healing the body, it can also be used to heal the mind and spirit. Ultimately REIKI has the power to reunite the trinity of body, mind and spirit in their optimal state of harmony.

CRANIOSACRAL & BREATHWORK THERAPY as the name suggests, works on rebalancing the cerebrospinal fluid as it flows from the brain where it is produced, down the spinal cavity within the dural tube to the sacrum and thence back up to the brain where it is absorbed. This constant cycle produces a rhythm, which echoes throughout the entire body. By monitoring this rhythm with a very gentle touch, blockages (caused by past physical or mental trauma and remembered at a cellular level) are released allowing the body to heal itself. CST is effective on a wide range of problems, from minor aches and pains to the most chronic, complex and persistent of disorders, among them back problems, high blood pressure, depression, addiction, asthma and eye and ear disorders to name but a few. It is wonderful for major stress relief and helps to increase energy and restore youth and vitality. Due to its very gentle and non-invasive nature it is safe for everyone from babies to the elderly or frail.

We are open at weekends and in the evening for treatments as well as during normal working hours.  For an appointment, please contact us on the following numbers listed below.

Contact us :


P O Box 235 Magaliesburg 2805 South Africa

Telephone : (014) 5774566

Facsimile  : (014) 5772304

Cellphone : 082 6212939

E-Mail : saspect@iafrica.com