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Body Therapies

 All therapies commence and conclude with relaxation and balancing rituals......

Aroma Bath Therapy - 30 mins -  $40                                                                                                       Book here.

Longing to have a soak? - add this bathing therapy as a pre-treatment soak to soften the skin and relax those sore muscles and joints.
Your bath will be prepared for you and will contain muscle relaxing Epsom salts and an aromatherapy blend in milk to be swirled into the bath .... lie back, soak and relax in privacy for 20 mins or so.  Soft spa music will be playing and warm towels provided for you to dry yourself before then going through for your chosen therapy.  Warm towels and body lotion to use when you get out. Enjoy!

 Beautiful Back - 45 mins -   $90                                                                                                                Book here.

Deep cleansing to entire back consisting of soft steam cleanse and exfoliation followed by stress relieving back massage, mask, tone and moisturise.  The treatment is enhanced with the use of hot towels

 

 Body Polish and Moisturise  - 1 hour - $125                                                                                          Book here.

Full body sugar rub exfoliation, the ultimate body softening and smoothing treatment, combining the pure essential oils of Lavender and Geranium with crushed coconut and honey to exfoliate and moisturise. Followed by body silk moisturiser for top to toe softness.  Hot towels are used to remove the scrub. Disposable thongs are provided to allow a seamless flow to legs/buttocks/back.

 

Benefits - Regular treatments help to discourage the formation of cellulite.  Cellulite is caused by a variety of factors including genetics, hormones & stress whereby the skin has a dimpled, lumpy appearance (fat deposits push through the connective tissue beneath the skin).  It usually effects buttocks and thighs but can occur in other areas. Between 80 &90% of women will probably experience cellulite which is known as orange peel skin due to texture.  It smoothes and softens the skin, improves tone and texture and prepares for tanning.

Contraindications - 

  • Cancer.

  • Fever.

  • Infectious skin conditions.

  • Fragile, broken or sunburnt skin.

  • Allergic Reaction.

  • Pregnancy.

  • Recent scar tissue (less than 6 weeks)

 Body Brush & Creamy Cocoon  - 1 hour  -  $125                                                                       Book here.

Spa therapy treatment created to enhance the health and appearance of skin.

Starts with a gentle body brushing. This is a gentle and soothing exfoliation that boosts the circulation and lymphatic system to detoxify your system. Followed by application of warmed creamy body butter mask to deeply soften and moisturise.  You will be cocooned in a blanket while you relax with a scalp massage.  .

  Body Brush, Mud Cocoon & Moisturise  - 1 hour 30 mins -  $145                                               Book here.

Spa therapy treatment created to enhance the health and appearance of skin.

Starts with a gentle body brushing.  This is a genlte and soothing exfoliation that boosts the circulation and lymphatic system to detoxify your system. Followed by application of warmed Rotorua Pure Source mud mask.  You will be cocooned in a blanket while you relax with a scalp massage.  Hot towels are then used to remove the mud mask and treatment concludes with a deep moisturisation body butter. 

Ear Candling  - 1 hour -  $80                                                                                                                      Book here.

An ancient and natural therapy which reached the modern world via the Hopi Indians from North Arizona.  Considered a clearance therapy it is a pleasant, relaxing treatment to help sinus congestion, excessive/compacted wax,  tinnitus etc.   Only the best quality Biosun ear candles are used,  a safe natural product which carry the prestigious CE mark (EEC) and are certified as a class IIa medical device.  Concludes with a facial pressure point massage.

Flower Feet  - 30 mins - $80                                                                                                                        Book here.

Foot soak in softening, foamy mint milk soak, exfoliate to soften your skin with the Urban Spa Pedi Spa.  The coolness of the Peppermint in the granules and AHA are hard at work breaking down tough hardened skin. The Pedi Spa will leave feet cool, fresh and smooth followed by lower leg and foot massage using Living Nature massage balm with Geranium, Palma Rosa and Tea Tree essential oils.  Geranium soothes feet that are sore from standing or walking all day, or due to joint and muscle pain.  It also encourages reduction in swelling, enhances circulation and cools excessive heat while  Tea Tree and Palma Rosa can help prevent the proliferation of fungus and will leave your feet smelling and feeling fresh and beautiful!

Feet  Treat  Deep Moisture Therapy - 45 mins -   $90                                                                               Book here

For dry and cracked feet- a soothing foot soak in softening, foamy mint milk soak, exfoliate to soften your skin with the Urban Spa Pedi Spa.  The coolness of the Peppermint in the granules and AHA are hard at work breaking down tough hardened skin. The Pedi Spa will leave feet cool, fresh and smooth followed by lower leg and foot massage using Living Nature massage balm, deep hydration foot mask treatment followed by moisturising therapy using grapefruit, lavender, peppermint and ylang ylang essential oils.  Enjoy a scalp or hand massage while the foot mask does its work.  Your feet will feel amazingly soft and light as you float out!

Feet & Face Reflexology  - 1 hour  45 mins -   $170                                                                                   Book here

For total body balance and renewal this treatment combines effective foot and face reflexology which is effective in clearing energy blockages as well as having a positive effect on the nerves and blood vessels found in the face. The treatment commences with  a soothing foot soak in softening, foamy mint milk soak and exfoliate to soften your skin with the Urban Spa Pedi Spa.  Feet reflexology follows and the treatment concludes with a mini cleanse/tone/serum application and facial reflexology treatment and moisturiser. 

If you just want the facial reflexology please book the River of Love Facial.

 

Benefits & contraindications are as the reflexology further down.

 

Foot Reflexology - 1 hour 15 mins -  $110                                                                                                  Book here

(includes pre-treatment softening foot soak with Epsom salts and essential oils & exfoliate)

Reflexologists do not claim to cure, diagnose, or prescribe.

Reflexology is a complementary health therapy. It is based on the theory that the feet and hands contain a mini map of the whole body. All body systems, glands, and organs can be stimulated on the feet or hands. These are known as reflexes.  It is not a "foot massage", although the feet are massaged in order to warm up the muscles and joints, it is a specific pressure point technique.

Reflexology is the technique used by applying pressure to the reflex points, in order to bring about a response in the corresponding part of the body.  By using a specific massage technique to stimulate the reflexes, the aim is to release any blockages and restore the free flow of energy and blood circulation to the whole body.  Reflexology is based on ancient Chinese theory that energy is flowing around our bodies. If the energy is restricted then illness may result. If the energy can flow freely then we are healthy and balanced.

A reflexologist aims to treat the whole person rather than only focusing on a set of symptoms. Emotional and spiritual wellbeing will be taken into account as well as the physical.

Is Reflexology suitable for me?

Reflexology is suitable for men and women. However, occasionally, there may be times when it is not suitable. It is best to ring first and ask.  I do not work with children or pregnancy.

Reflexology may be effective for many conditions including:

  • Stress and stress-related disorders

  • Digestive problems

  • Joint Pain

  • Breathing Difficulties

  • Headaches/Migraines

  • Fertility Problems

  • Hormonal Imbalances

  • Sleep Disorders

Contraindications

  • Any contagious skin disease ie. impetigo, scabies, chicken pox, mumps etc.

  • Severe psoriasis or eczema on foot (foot will be too sore to work)

  • Any untreated severe medical condition, or acute pain (Reflexology may hide a condition which needs

         medical attention)

  • Anyone under influence of alcohol or recreational drugs

  • Internal bleeding

  • Severe varicose veins i.e. phlebitis (Reflexology may increase pressure of blood to veins)

  • Any form of infection, disease or fever (can make client feel worse and spread infection to the therapist)

  • Diarrhoea and vomiting – cross infection

  • Bruising on feet

  • Cuts, grazes, open skin, rashes, bites, burns, fractures

  • Days of menstruation (Reflexology may make period heavier)

  • Immediately after a heavy meal – leave 2 hours

  • Athletes foot or verruca

  • Localised swelling/inflammation

  • Scar tissue (2 years for major operation, and 6 months small scar)

  • Sunburn

  • Hormonal implants

  • Recent fractures (minimum 3 months)

  • Cervical spondylitis

  • Haematoma

Will Reflexology help me?

Reflexology is a holistic treatment which works with you individually. It aims to encourage the body to work naturally to restore its own healthy balance. 

How will I feel after a treatment?

Usually after a treatment you may feel relaxed and your tension might be reduced. You may also notice that your sense of well -being is improved. Some other conditions may improve too. However this happens on a very individual basis. Sometimes people report feeling nauseous, lethargic, or tearful but this is usually temporary, and is part of the healing process. After one or two treatments you may find your body responds in a very noticeable way. It is useful to give feedback as this in turn will help  to tailor a course of treatments to your individual needs.

 Peaceful Healing -  2 hours -  $150                                                                                                           Book here

 A suitable & safe treatment for all, especially beneficial for pre & post surgical procedures.

  • Commence with hot compress ritual to feet.

  • Relax with a gentle facial cleanse with rose or peppermint, facial mist, massage to decolletage, upper arms, shoulders, neck & face. Refresh with hot compress and finish with mist and moisturiser.

  • Gentle stimulation to reflex areas of the feet for the lungs, diaphragm & solar plexus areas for breathing and emotional support.

  • Full Reiki therapy - a  simple & powerful system of energy work that is used for developing physical, emotional & spiritual harmony, enhancing the body's natural ability to use the energy where it is needed.  Corresponding Chakra crystals are used to enhance the experience in order to release blocked energy & restore balance & harmony, promoting relaxation and reducing stress.

Reiki (suitable for men and women) - 1 hour - $75                                                           Book here

A simple, gentle and yet powerful relaxation system of energy work that is used for developing physical, emotional and spiritual harmony, enhancing the body's natural ability to use the energy for healing where it is needed.

Corresponding Chakra crystals are placed to enhance clearing blocked energy, restore balance & harmony, promoting relaxation and reducing stress.  Includes White Sage incense ritual.

 

Reiki is a completely safe alternative relaxation therapy if you are not able to undergo massage.

  Top &  Toe Treat - (men & women) - 1 hour - $120                                                                                  Book here

A balancing and relaxing massage that relieves stress and tension.  Ideal balancing treatment for those who do not wish to have, who are not able to have or who are not comfortable with a full body massage.

 

To start the feet  are soaked in a warm, softening foot bath using Living Nature nourishing body wash to cleanse, moisturise & soften, mint essential oil and milk to soften and relax and then exfoliation of the feet & lower legs using sweet almond oil and raw sugar. Hot towels are used to remove the scrub.  This will be followed by an uplifting massage to the feet and lower legs using Living Nature active manuka honey ultra rich body cream to deeply nourish  & soften the skin.

 

To conclude the scalp, neck and shoulders receive a Paudi inspired massage using warmed jojoba oil enhanced with an appropriate essential oil - pure bliss!

 Warm Coconut Hair & Scalp Ritual   - 60 mins - $100                                                                                      Book here

Start with a relaxing massage to decolletage, upper arms, neck and cool stone facial massage.  Warmed coconut oil is then drizzled through the hair and massaged into the hair and scalp.  Your hair will then be wrapped in a warm towel while warm compress towels remove the oil from your skin, followed by a facial mist and moisturise and moisturising lotion to your upper arms and decolletage.  Excess oil will be blotted from your hair.  Please bring a hair towel for your journey home leaving the oil in your hair for as long as possible will be beneficial before shampooing out before applying water.  A couple of shampoos may be needed.

Coconut oil is similar to hair's natural lipid structure and is able to penetrate the hair more than other oils.  It can enhance hair's lubrication making it easier to comb and manage while increasing shine and preventing frizz.  Useful for damaged hair because it helps protect the hair shaft from becoming water logged, which can increase cuticle lifting and damage.  It  can help strengthen hair with regular use.

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