There are many different types of massage and day spa treatments on the Gold Coast. Here are some of our favourites!
Top 10 Indulgent Gold Coast Massages
Gold Coast Massages – Where could be a better place to indulge than on the luxurious, carefree Gold Coast? With a divine range of spas and massage services to choose from, the Gold Coast really does have a lot to offer. Before you embark on your quest to lap up the luxurious lifestyle, here is a list of Gold Coast’s top 10 indulgent massages.
- Ocean Ritual Massage
In this beautifully indulgent massage, you will begin with a dry body brush. This is a therapeutic technique used to encourage circulation, remove dry skin, reduce the appearance of cellulite and allow for nourishing ingredients to be absorbed by your skin’s cells.
A fabulous blend of essential oils will then be smoothed over your body for a relaxing and soothing finish.
- Paudi Head Masque and Massage
Based on ancient Aboriginal head massage techniques, the Paudi Head Masque is a massage to remember. The warm Quandong masque is made of native peach extracts, which too were used by Indigenous Australians to nourish and condition skin and hair, as well as to treat skin irritations.
The focus of this massage style is on the head, neck and shoulders. These areas of the body will be worked in order to loosen muscles and relax your mind.
- Avocado and Shea Nut Butter Wrap
Best suited for the winter months, this massage is the ultimate cure for dry and flaky skin. It begins with an exceptional full body exfoliation performed using sea salts. Following this, the body is covered head to toe in pure organic shea butter and fresh avocado, before you are cocooned in warm towels.
Both the shea butter and avocado are extremely rich in vitamins and natural fats, which during this cocooning stage soak into the skin to restore its suppleness and enhance its overall appearance.
Inspired by ancient Japanese tradition, this massage style focuses on exfoliating the skin. The exfoliant used is a lovely cherry blossom rice powder gommage.
It contains enzymatic complex of papaya and acidic ingredients to remove dead skin cells, as well as soothing antioxidants to condition your skin from traditional Japanese cherry blossom flowers. The massage is performed as a warm, luscious ritual to inspire peacefulness.
- Sodashi Massage
The Sodashi massage is designed to be healing and provide a sanctuary for the senses. It is performed using beautiful unique aromatherapy oils to create long, soothing strokes across the body.
This promotes circulation, aiding the removal of lymphatic wastes. It also balances the body’s chakras or energy meridians, bring harmony to body, mind and spirit.
- Lemongrass Crème Body Polish
Body polishes are great body treatments that leave your skin feeling smooth and soft. This body polish massage uses an incredible lemongrass crème to provide not only the normal benefits of a relaxation or deep tissue massage, but to incorporate the added benefits of lemongrass itself.
Lemongrass is known as one of the world’s best skin toners, and is also antibacterial and antiseptic. Blended into a luscious crème, the lemongrass in this massage will revitalise you with its sweet citrus scent.
- Thermal Massage
A very unique massage style indeed, the Thermal Massage has an array of benefits for your body. In conjunction with deep-tissue handwork, red peppers are used to warm the body in order to relieve sore muscles, chronic pain and release muscle tension.
To balance the heat, essential oils are also used to cool your skin and reduce inflammation. This massage style is great to heal sporting injuries and aid healing of other muscle tissue conditions.
Like the Thermal Massage, this massage style uses heat, but in a very different way. In the Aroma Hot Stone Massage, traditional hot stone techniques are used to warm the body i.e. beautiful stones are heated and placed on the body to relax muscles and soothe the skin.
What makes this style of massage unique is that it also incorporates Aromatherapy techniques to refresh the body and mind.
- Body Scrub and Smother Massage
The name doesn’t lie – this lovely massage really does smother you in nourishing ingredients. The massage begins with a deep, exfoliating scrub made of ginger, lime and sugar.
From here, you are treated to a relaxing, creamy almond milk bath to remove the scrub, before receiving gentle and delicate massage strokes along your body. The massage is performed using organic grape and white tea body butter that is intensely hydrating and ultra replenishing for your skin.
If you love honey, you are bound to love this massage style brought to you by Ripple. Not only is honey sweet in your mouth but raw honey has some extra sweet benefits for your skin too.
Honey is a natural humectant, meaning it has deeply moisturising properties that ensure moisture is retained in the skin where it is needed for long-lasting hydration.
The enzymes found in honey are also spectacular for clarifying skin and keeping pores clean and clear, not to mention that honey is also full of nutrients, antioxidants and healing compounds to hide scars and fight signs of aging. For this massage, the exquisite raw honey is sourced for the Numimbah Valley, before being heated and paired with deliciously inviting massage oils.
There you have it, an indulgent list of absolutely divine Gold Coast massages. I bet you’re still stuck trying to decide after reading all of those luxurious options! Here’s another idea; why not REALLY indulge and try a few…