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Day Spa Kingscliff

December 28th, 2015 by Alison Shaw

Ripple Day Spa Kingscliff can’t get enough of Kingscliff, a heavenly coastal town in New South Wales.

Day Spa Kingscliff

Day Spa Kingscli

Only around 6,000 people live in Kingscliff itself, which lets it maintain the “small beach community” vibe we love to find in Aussie getaways.

It’s not just the perfect beaches that draw us to the region, though – they’re often backed onto by picturesque stretches of grass, weed, or bush which unfortunately get ripped out for development in bigger cities… which we find really helps maintain a natural atmosphere and a real sense of life and biodiversity in the region. Of course, Kingscliff itself has built its community around this vibrant atmosphere, with cafes and hotels and activities that match the chilled out vibe perfectly.

Whether you’re a Kingscliff local or a visitor with a keen eye for the perfect getaway location, we think Kingscliff is a fantastic spot for a massage or day spa treatment as well! Here’s a short list of some of our favourites at Ripple.

Day Spa Kingscliff Top Treatments

  1. Massage Ritual

This package is based around either a Lomi Lomi massage (sometimes also known as Kahuna – we *love* this style at Ripple and offer one ourself!) performed with coconut oil, or a Fusion Stone massage… both deeply relaxing styles. What really sets this ritual apart, though, is the start of the package, featuring a full body exfoliation which is then cleansed off with a luxurious bath. This is especially gorgeous if you’re swimming or sunbaking at the famous Kingscliff beaches – getting rid of any built up sand or salt at the very start of a day spa treatment is the perfect way to get the most out of the rest of it and leave you feeling brand new in an almost intangible way.

  1. Perfecting Plant Peel

    Massage Kingscliff

    Massage Kingscliff

At Ripple, we know that chemical treatments can sometimes be amazing for your skin… but natural remedies have their place too, and they also match a very scenic town like Kingscliff perfectly! Keep an eye out for the Perfecting Plant Peel treatment which uses botanical ingredients instead of a more standard glycolic peel. Your skin will feel and look younger, more supple, and express a bit more of an “inner glow” – if you know someone who just seems to *look* radiant constantly, you know what we mean! This facial treatment can last half an hour to an hour, depending on how much face care you think you need. A hint from Ripple – if you’ve gotten a lot of sun lately or gotten out amongst the elements (both very likely in Kingscliff), the longer treatment might be best.

  1. Stress Buster Massage

Kingscliff is one of our favourite places to bust stress, so of course we noticed this package when we visited. J The 30 minute back massage will help get some of the knots and tension out of your body, but it’s actually not the centrepiece of the package; rather, that belongs to the total foot and beauty care you’ll be getting for the other half hour. This features a tropical sugar scrub (incidentally, we wonder if anyone offers a more fitting *bushland* scrub… something to work on?), a clay mask intended to ease out toxins, and a vigorous foot massage to freshen them up again for all the walking you plan to go around Kingscliff!

  1. Couples Massage

    Couples Day Spa Kingscliff

    Couples Day Spa Kingscliff

If you’re visiting or living in Kingscliff with a loved one (or even just a friend – girls’ weekend away, perhaps?) then a Couples package should definitely be on your to-do list. Ripple’s unique take on it features an aromatherapy massage of your selection, a foot, head, and face massage for good measure, a peppermint and lime foot bath just to make absolutely sure that your feet feel phenomenal at the end… and a cleansing green clay face mask to cap everything off and clear up any blemishes or artificial lines you might have!

The best part about couples massages while you’re travelling is that they can be totally flexible around your schedule. You can have them performed one after the other if you have time (leaving the other with a solid period of alone time to relax and chill out)… or get two therapists in so the massages are performed simultaneously, letting you enjoy the experience in unison with the other lucky experience. This also depends on whether you want the same therapist to take care of both of you (maybe you love one of Ripple’s therapists in particular…!) or want a different therapist for each person to bring their own unique take to massage.

Maybe you’ll need two couples packages, just to be sure…?

  1. Deluxe Vitamin C Facial

    Kingslciff Facial

    Kingslciff Facial

We all know how important Vitamin C is for our body’s health – it’s why it’s advertised so heavily on foods like oranges. This facial takes some of those healing and healthy properties and tries to apply them as a beauty treatment; super cool idea, and definitely worth a try while you’re in Kingscliff. The idea is that ascorbic acid (don’t worry – just a form of Vitamin C!) is able to penetrate skin cells and give them a bit of a fix up, leaving your face feeling smooth as silk and just as beautiful. Seek one out!

  1. Five Senses Cocoon

This is a very upper end beauty treatment but you can’t go past it for pampering! You start with a coconut rub and a warm Elemis Milk Bath to really moisturise the skin again (remember to drink lots of water as well, in the summer heat of Kingscliff!), then cocoons you totally in a body wrap to perfect your skin tone. The day spa treatment moves into a quick massage (facial, pressure points) and scalp treatment, then ends with a Vichy shower and body lotion… This all seems like a lot for one package, but somehow it’s all fit in to just 60 minutes. J If you’re after relaxation in a hurry, this is one for you for sure.

Enjoy!

We’re sure you’ll love Kingscliff no matter what, but a soothing massage or day spa treatment really complements the laid-back vibe of the entire region – book one in today!

 

Day Spa Byron Bay

December 18th, 2015 by Alison Shaw

Top Eight Day Spa Byron Bay Treatments

Day Spa Byron Bay

Day Spa Byron Bay

Byron is probably Australia’s very best known location for fantastic beaches (outside of the Gold Coast itself), both among locals and internationally. We can’t emphasise enough just how *gorgeous* the environment is – you’ll understand exactly why it’s such a popular tourist spot after a visit! The smooth natural breaks on the shore make Byron a complete haven for surfers, and it’s generally a bit of a tropical paradise; lighthouses, nearby rainforests, whale watching, and a fantastic and artsy local culture make it a perfect place to unwind or get the most out of life. Plus lots of great day spa Byron Bay treatments to choose from.

Whether you want to chill out or go have a ton of fun, Byron can provide whatever you need… including some fantastic day spa treatments which we’ve collected for you! Here are some of our top tips and favourite therapies to snag while you’re visiting (or if you’re really really lucky, living in) the one and only Byron Bay.

  1. Byron Bay Dream

This package is specifically tailored to match Byron Bay itself, bringing its natural essence to you even within the day spa itself. A sweet body polish livens you up for the treatment, then is cleansed off with a short trip into the steam room…which will have you feeling tropical already. J A cocoa butter body masque follows (to match the surrounding palm trees), and a hot oil scalp massage will remind you of Byron’s heat! Finally, a full body massage and a fruit cocktail complete this package… One to look out for!

  1. Ayurvedic Package

    Byron Bay Massages

    Byron Bay Massages

At Ripple, we love massage and healing treatments borne out of the ancient Indian cultures… so we were excited to discover this package based on Ayurveda therapies! The essential oil used for this massage is Abyanga (a traditional Ayurvedic blend), and a separate Shirodhara blend is poured therapeutically over the location believed to house your third eye, calming you and bolstering your nervous system… not to mention the alleged spiritual healing. This package also includes a steam body polish to complete the treatment.

  1. Free Day Spa Treatments

Massage is a fantastic way to relax your entire body, and essential for any visit to Byron Bay since you’ll probably be so active exploring the gorgeous scenery… but we believe it has to be completed with additional day spa treatments. J Every massage from Ripple includes additional free day spa goodies to leave you even more beautiful, even more relaxed, and of course even happier than before! Some of our day spa treatments include scented aromatherapy foot baths… face masks (green clay or collagen anti-aging)… head and face massages with moisturising and unique lotions… full body exfoliations… and even more!

Take a look through Ripple’s packages – we tailor our included day spa extra to the massage itself, to make sure you get the most complete and perfect package possible.

  1. The Orchid Room

    Byron Bay Day Spa Treatments

    Byron Bay Day Spa Treatments

Sometimes the best day spa therapy iust has to involve a getaway as well… and while you’re in Byron, you may as well check out the Orchid Room! This private room gives you a soothing and quiet getaway, perfect for relaxing or grabbing another day spa treatment in the room itself. The scenery itself is beautiful – tropical gardens, and rock and water features to set them off. This room also provides you with a Balinese day bed (to chill out on) and an open air shower (which in addition to being a very freeing and natural experience, also cleanses you before or after another healing therapy offered at the retreat).

  1. Ocean Song

When you’re by the ocean in Byron… what better than an ocean themed treatment? This treatment uses a salt based exfoliation to give that “beachy” glow to your skin, then gives you a Vichy shower treatment to bring out your natural beauty even further. J One of our favourite ways to take care of our skin while travelling around the beautiful and sunny Byron Bay.

  1. Indulge Package

This package is basically a complete day spa and massage therapy, over 2.5 hours of bliss. It starts with a full body scrub to cleanse your skin and help release initial tension, before moving into an hour long massage to unwind you further. The last hour of the treatment is spent pampering you with an hour long facial and a hand and foot massage! Your entire body will relax fully and have you ready to keep exploring Byron Bay during your stay. J

  1. Spa Parties

As much as we love the ocean (which you should *definitely* experience while you’re in Byron!), it’s kind of difficult to just sit down in it and relax – the surf that makes Byron famous also tends to tip you over! In addition, consider hiring out a spa for you and your friends or loved ones… grab a day spa treatment then shower off and relax in the heated water to relax you even further.

  1. Four Hour Frangipani Package

    Byron Bay Massaging

    Byron Bay Massaging

This is our ultimate indulgence from Ripple, and the natural beauty and scent of the Frangipani flower perfectly matches the exotic atmosphere that surrounds Byron Bay… our four hour package includes two full body massages (your choices from our extensive selection!) as the bulk of the treatment, to give you a deep sense of bliss like never before… but wait, there’s more!

You’ll also receive complete foot care, with a foot reflexology massage to destress your entire body, and a warm foot soak and scrub to revitalise them completely… total head care, with face and head massages (including the traditional Indian head massage style, brought to you from ancient Ayurvedic therapies)… additional face care with two face masks, one a cleansing mud and green clay mask and then a more replenishing collagen face mask to completely invigorate your facial skin and muscles…a full body exfoliation… and a free gift box with Ripple goodies to top it all off. J

So, there are our top tips for massage and day spa therapies in Byron Bay! As if you needed any more reason to visit this sensational town with everything that makes Australia such a beautiful country… How will you plan your trip there?

For more information on Byron Bay Day Spas, visit Byron Bay Visitor Information Centre

 

Day Spa Mornington Peninsula

December 4th, 2015 by Alison Shaw

 

Top Mornington Peninsula Day Spa Treatments

The Mornington Peninsula is one of Victoria’s natural treasures and escapes. It allows easy access to a variety of beaches from any point on

Day Spa Mornington Peninsula

Day Spa Mornington Peninsula

the peninsula, and is still home to gorgeous she-oak forests of eras past. While visiting “The Peninsula” (as it is called by locals and Melbourne residents), you’re absolutely spoiled for choice as to activities… from watersports to enjoying the world famous wine regions. This makes it a perfect getaway to spoil yourself further at a day spa Mornington Peninsula.

Ripple has compiled some of the top day spa treatments in the Mornington Peninsula, to help you love all the region has to offer as much as we do!

Our Favourite Day Spa Mornington Peninsula Treatments

  1. Marta Kodo (Big Melody) Massage

This massage brings back ancient Indigenous massage techniques, as a beautiful way of connecting with our land’s culture and people. An

Spa Treatments Sorrento

Spa Treatments Sorrento

emphasis on spiraling movements reminds us of traditional Aboriginal art and helps us lose ourselves in the feeling and history of the massage. The massage is coupled with native oils to naturally replenish your body’s energy, and also comes in smaller packages including the Miji Kodo (little melody) and the regular Kodo massage.

  1. Detox Massage

A detox massage is intended to assist your lymphatic flow and help improve the natural passage of toxins out of your body. This particular treatment uses an exfoliating brush over your skin, combined with a full body massage, to try to help your body with the stress and chemical build up of day to day life.

  1. Shiva Shirodhara

This massage literally translates into “Head Flow” from Sanskrit, designed to stimulate the mind and help you achieve greater clarity and focus after the treatment. It’s based off ancient Ayurvedic treatments stemming from India, and involves a massage that prepares you for an essential oil treatment over a location believed by Ayurvedic medics to house your Third Eye Chakra. This massage style encourages you to refocus on your spiritual side and go back out into the world with a greater sense of purpose and awareness afterwards. J A similar Samadhi Pichu therapy has a similar purpose, using an earthen stone ritual on the chakra and also involving a cloth compress.

  1. Day Off Package

    Day Spa Sorrento

    Day Spa Sorrento

If you can take a day off to relax, why not try the Day Off package? This package is based around a seasonal massage style – either a Kodo massage designed specifically to cool you off in summer, or a Hot Rock massage in winter to warm you back up! It comes with some yummy extras as well, including the full body exfoliation and mud wrap treatments, as well as a pop into the outdoor Geisha tubs… these are chock full of Tasmanian peat mud which we all know is phenomenal for your skin!

  1. Ripple Day Spa Mornington Peninsula

Ripple loves the Mornington Peninsula so much we just had to extend our service to the area.  We offer all sorts of massage and day spa

Mornington Day Spa

Mornington Day Spa

packages through the Mornington area… if you’re just visiting the area, you’re probably going to want to get out and explore the gorgeous scenery and waterways (or pop into the local vineyards!), so we suggest starting with our 1.5 hour Mornington Massage package. This combines all our favourite day spa treatments over an hour and a half so you can enjoy the rest of your day feeling like a brand new person!

The 1.5 hour package is based around a full aromatherapy massage that lets you choose the essential oils from our selection, tailoring it to your preferences. We also give you a reflexology foot massage (you’ll need one, walking around Mornington!) and foot bath to take care of both your soul and soles… and we also provide a green clay face mask to polish your skin, which finishes with a steamed towel treatment (the steam feels phenomenal on fresh and clean skin, believe us!) and a head and face massage. If you haven’t had a massage in a while, this is a perfect style that you can slot into any day and really focuses on the essentials of massage therapy, so we can make them the highest quality possible. J

 

  1. Marta Mala Mayi

The Marta Mala Mayi package is an even more complete Indigenous-inspired package, combining a range of therapeutic treatments originating in our wondrous bushlands. It begins with a total body exfoliation using desert salt and natural oils, cleanses your skin with a mapi mud mask to warm and detoxify you, and includes a paudi scalp massage to relax your head fully. It then works into a regular kodo massage to bring your body back to life again.

  1. Ripple Day Spa Mornington Peninsula – Russian Massage

Russian deep tissue massage can be so effective and remedial that it’s actually used as medical treatment in many parts of Russia itself! Ripple has brought this incredibly therapeutic and intense style to Mornington Peninsula to help you get rid of persistent stress – the sort that builds up in your body over time and requires a deeply invigorating massage to get rid of.

This treatment harbors a number of unique techniques to the Russian style, including the use of cresting friction which actually uses the top half of your fingers (as opposed to the tips) to massage your body – this gives the therapist a particularly advantageous leverage and pressure for getting at buried stress without having to use the entire, larger palm of their hand. Russian deep tissue massages also use techniques that tell your body to “surrender” to the massage itself – this prevents the built up stress in your body resisting its removal, and allows you to enjoy the massage much more as well!

We really love Russian massages especially for the Mornington Peninsula because it’s definitely a “high content” region – there’s so much to do and see that you’ll naturally build up more stress, and feel it more. We think an active life needs a particularly deeply relaxing massage to complement it!

Day Spa Ballina

December 1st, 2015 by Alison Shaw

Here at Ripple Day Spa Ballina, we think the famous little fishing town of Ballina in NSW should be on every Australian’s travel list.  It sits on the shore of

Ballina Day Spa

Ballina Day Spa

the Richmond River, which served as a crucial transport and marine hub for NSW through the 1800s. The importance of this river to Ballina lasts through to the modern age, perhaps best illustrated in The Big Prawn – the world’s single largest prawn, made of concrete and fibreglass. Could you get any more Australian? We love Ballina, both for residents who love the community and regional atmosphere, and visitors looking for a perfect getaway!

Ripple has compiled a list of some of our favourite massage and day spa treatments in the Ballina region, to help you unwind and feel your best, however long you stay.

Day Spa Ballina Treatments

  1. Vichy Shower and Outdoor Hydrotherapy Spa

A water-based treatment matches Ballina’s atmosphere and history perfectly, so consider picking up one of these treatments! The Vichy shower is a form of spa therapy where a therapist uses pulses of water to relax your body, altering their speed and temperature from warm to cold for a varied and totally unique experience. Alternatively, hydrotherapy spas are well known for how they relax your body while you can actively enjoy and participate in the treatment by moving or swimming around.

  1. Divine Romance Package

This massage package focuses on a totally exotic and refreshing experience to help you get the most of the Ballina region. A Swedish massage is the base of this package, but it’s the extra day spa treatments you really book it for – a bamboo body polish to start and prepare your skin for the Mandi Susu milk bath will have you feeling smoother than ever… while cocooned in a bamboo and gingseng body wrap to make you feel equally fresh and rejuvenated. J This package also includes a brief head massage and body palming ritual stemming from Bali, and tops it off with a healthy fruit platter and a cheeky glass of champagne!

  1. Luxurious Hands Package
    Day Spa Ballina

    Day Spa Ballina

     

     

Proper hand care is so important given how we use our hands for everything… yet it’s so easy to forget! This luxurious hands package focuses first on relaxing and smoothing your hands out, with a combination of a gentle exfoliation to clear dead skin and moisturization to restore hydration to the healthier skin underneath. It also includes an anti-aging manicure with added Pure C serum to restore your hand skin to its full and natural beauty, then ends with a polish of your choice. Definitely worth looking into, especially if you plan to be active in Ballina or get the most out of the local fishing!

  1. Spray Tanning

Ballina has one of the highest precipitation rates along the Eastern coast short of the tropical regions up north… which makes it an incredibly relaxing region if you love the rain (and we *adore* seeing it ripple across the Richmond River!), but also makes it hard to maintain a natural and radiant tan sometimes. Ripple offers spray tanning services in the privacy and relaxing atmosphere of your own home, either to beautify you for a particular event (weddings, hens parties, and so on!) or just help you feel your best in general! J

It’s best to wax or shave before a spray tan to help ensure even coverage… Ripple also offers mobile waxing services that come to you (instead of having to find and sit around in a waxing parlour), and come with a free aromatherapy oil rub afterwards to soothe the area and keep you feeling as good as you look!

  1. Myopractic Treatment

    Ballina mobile massage

    Ballina mobile massage

This style of massage and treatment is an attempt to be more scientific about the healing process, with the goal being to identify and treat actual causes of pain instead of just problem areas. Sometimes, a tight neck could actually be caused by tension further down in your back, forcing you to hold your neck at a certain angle – myopractic treatments use body assessment and a trained therapist to try to identify these higher causes and release the tight muscles that are actually to blame. Alternatives to this treatment are similarly beneficial remedial or sports massages, each bringing their own set of techniques to restorative therapy.

  1. Cleopatra Experience

What better feeling than to be an ancient Egyptian queen? The Cleopatra experience soaks you with a replenishing milk spa to keep your skin vibrant, and adds a hot rock facial and head massage to use the healing powers of heat. A similar package is the Roman Spa Experience which replaces the hot rock treatment with an essential oil indulgence therapy, and pampers you with either juice or champagne at the end. J

  1. Honey Massage
    Ballina Beauty

    Ballina Beauty

     

     

The only thing we love better than the milk treatments above are Ripple’s honey massages, which actually incorporates native honey from Numimbah (up in the famed Gold Coast hinterland region) to soothe and rehydrate your skin… without leaving you all sticky! We figure that if honey is good enough for bees and flowers then it’s good enough for us as well. J Our honey treatment aims to rejuvenate your entire body, promoting new and healthy skin growth, as well as bringing life back to older skin underneath.

At Ripple, we believe pampering shouldn’t just end with the massage therapy either… that’s why this treatment also gives you a specially made honey-based soap, scented candle, and a little pot of boutique honey to make your week! We hope your stay in Ballina is as sweet as ours have been!

Well, those are our top tips for day spa and massage treatments in Ballina Day Spa… what are yours?

Visualisation

November 16th, 2015 by Alison Shaw

Ripple’s aim is to help everyone feel good about themselves and the world, and visualisation is an incredibly powerful means of

Visualisation

Visualisation

doing so! We generally try to live in the moment, but sometimes it gets a bit stressful or difficult, or even just isn’t what we need right now. To help you destress and revitalise yourself, without having to take an entire holiday, consider practicing the skill of visualisation.

What is Visualisation?

Visualisation is where you try to envision another world or image as vividly as possible. It usually helps if you close your eyes, or you have a picture available the focus on. The idea is not just to “see” this other world, but to actually feel like you’re there as much as possible. When you get the hang of it, you can take yourself away to a completely different universe, where everything is exactly as you want it. You can see why it’s so powerful!

We tend to mainly focus on sight, but in a really powerful visualisation, you can almost trick your other senses into entirely new experiences as well – perhaps you’ll pick up the scent of the rainforest now surrounding you, or feel a hint of a cold wind across your neck as you stand on the mountain you’ve always wanted to climb.

The thread of visualisation has always wound its way through history, and particularly religion – we use stories and meditation and prayer to take us away to another world, where we have a spiritual connection. Nowadays, visualisation is increasingly branching out into the non-religious realms as well; everyday people are using it just to relax, refocus, and recharge. One of the biggest benefits of visualisation is that you can take it with you and perform it at any time (except maybe while you’re driving!) – it doesn’t cost, and fits into even a five minute break to really give you a boost again.

What is the Purpose of Visualisation?

Benefits of Visualisation

Benefits of Visualisation

There is no one “right way” to use visualisation; you can ultimately use it to do whatever you want! With that said, there are a few common purposes that people (and us at Ripple!) find visualisation helps fulfil:

  1. Relax – Visualisation is used to take people to a gorgeous landscape (usually a natural one like a rainforest, but standing on top of a skyscraper can be fun too!), a fond memory, or even just a time when they remember being particularly happy. Placing themselves in that moment helps them build and maintain a positive attitude throughout the day.
  2. Focus – Lots of people use visualisation to build focus on their goals and what they really want out of life. Most famous entrepreneurs recommend it highly, and even new age authors have recognised its impact as well – for example, The Secret believes that visualising positive outcomes in your own life will naturally attract them to you. Visualising what you want helps remind you of your purpose and take action to accomplish it.
  3. Spirituality – We can’t forget that visualisation can also be used to build a spiritual connection, whether to a religious figure such as a god or idol, or just to the universe around you. Taking time out to really envision the beauty of the universe helps you stay in touch with it and feel at home.

How to Use Visualisation

Visualisations

Visualisations

You’re ultimately the master on how to use visualisation for yourself – you know what makes you happy better than anyone! If you want to get started, though, you can try out these two visualisations that have worked for us at Ripple:

  • Rainforest Retreat – Close your eyes, and envision yourself in a luscious rainforest. You’re sitting on a moss covered rock, slightly cold to the touch… it overlooks a small lake, filled with perfectly clear water and a handful of waterstriders whipping around the surface. A tall, thin waterfall pours rain from a recent thunderstorm down into the lake, and water droplets still occasionally fall off the surrounding trees.Visualise yourself being completely at peace, sitting on that rock. None of the stress of the outside world is relevant here – it’s just you and nature and the cycle of life all around you.
  • Sunrise Illumination – Lie down, and picture yourself lying down on a beach, with the ocean very softly lapping away about ten metres in front of you. It’s dawn, but before sunrise – everything around you is lit up by a faint orange and purple glow. Slowly, the sun rises over the horizon.Visualise the light from the sun first hitting your toes, then wrapping around your feet. If you concentrate a lot, you might feel a “tingling” sensation – you’re focusing on all these nerves that you’d previously forgotten about, and tuned out from the messages they were sending to your brain. Keep that feeling!

    Now visualise the light slowly moving upwards and the sunshine spreading over your body – concentrate on your toes, feet, shins, calves, thighs, hips, belly, chest, shoulders, arms, hands, and then your neck and traps in order. Try to stay conscious of areas you’ve moved past – “revisit them” with the sunshine if necessary.

    Once you’re conscious of your entire body, just focus on coming to terms with this feeling of stillness and illumination. Let yourself relax and just lie there on the beach, bathing in sunlight and warmth. You can visualise yourself staying there, or “get up” and walk around with a renewed feeling of bliss.

We *love* these nature visualisations as an introduction to visualisation – they can be a little easier than trying to recall a certain memory, or think about how someone else (a loved one, a spiritual figure, etc.) might act in the daydream. Feel free to apply the same concepts to whatever world recharges you best; take some time out from your day, escape to another universe, and then come back to this one feeling on top of the world. J

 

 

Day Spa Caloundra

November 9th, 2015 by Alison Shaw

Some of the top treatments in Caloundra for massage and day spa.

  1. Rosemary and Mint Body Awakening Wrap

    Day Spa Sunshine Coast

    Day Spa Sunshine Coast

Renew your body and mind with this amazing body wrap. Begin with a gentle body exfoliation that stimulates the skin, while making it smooth and soft. Then be wrapped up in essences of rosemary and peppermint that while awaken your senses and active essential bodily functions.

  1. Transdermal Magnesium Oil Massage

Magnesium is a necessity for health and bringing vibrancy to your life. It brings about fast recovery and relief from muscle aches, pains, tension and also stress. Used in a massage, it is the ultimate relaxing experience and great for your entire wellness.

  1. Outer Peace Facial

This deluxe facial provides relief for acne prone skin. It begins with an exfoliation that provides a deep cleanse. The powers of beautiful botanical extracts are then used to clear the face’s complexion.

  1. Seaweed Bath Treatment

Seaweed has therapeutic powers that can be unlocked with this tranquil bath treatment. Because seawater and seaweed have high concentrations of iodine, it means that the treatment allows for skin regeneration and rejuvenation, as well as relief for sore body parts. In particular, this treatment is also great for treating the symptoms of arthritis. Furthermore, in addition to iodine the seaweed also has large amounts of vitamins and amino acids for health.

  1. Seashell Massage

Brought to you by Ripple, this massage also allows you to unlock the powers of the ocean. The massage uses hot therapeutic massage oils as well as beautiful shells from the sea to pamper and treat you. Ripple found the massage style in Koh Samet in Thailand, so during the massage be ready for your mind to be transported to this beautiful tranquil paradise.

  1. Restorative Eye Therapy

This treatment is inspired by the ancient healing system known as Ayurveda. It combines botanicals and medicine to boost skin’s natural collagen production and minimise the signs of aging, as well as dark circles and unwanted puffiness. Your skin with be soothed, restored and refreshed. The treatment also includes a marma eye massage to help relieve tension and revitalise the eye area.

  1. Tropical Glow Body Treatment

Begin with a traditional Balinese Massage to feel pampered and let your thoughts float away. Then, feel your skin get silky smooth with a sugar body scrub this is also hydrating

Top day spa treatments Caloundra

Top day spa treatments Caloundra

because of the best ingredient: coconut oil! You can choose other deluxe tropical ingredients to be used in your scrub such as Kaffir lime and lemon, sweet orange and ylang ylang, frangipani or sandalwood and cinnamon.

  1. Purifying Lavender Facial

This facial is great for combination or oily skin as it works to gently purify the skin. It will harness the cleansing powers of vitamins, deluxe French lavender and sebum balancing plant extracts.

  1. Oncology Cancer Massage

Designed specifically for Cancer patients, the Oncology Massage is a wonderful chance for those undergoing treatment to feel pampered and well. The treatment is beautifully nurturing, very gentle and slow in style. It can help re-establish a positive body image, rebuild hopefulness and also make the patient feel whole again. Although the massage does not treat the cancer itself, it works wonders in helping to reduce the side effects of treatments.

  1. Caribbean Body Therapy

This full body treatment uses fabulous Caribbean plant ingredients to rejuvenate and nurture the body. Beginning with a dry exfoliation for your skin, the treatment then continues with a detoxifying seaweed mask, comforting body wrap and deluxe scalp massage. The island-inspired experience is designed to heal and replenish for happiness and health.

  1. Phyto Nutrient Facial

A facial aimed at balancing out the problem areas and decongesting skin, equalising oil and purifying your complexion. Utilising marine and herbal infusions, boosted with healing essential oils, your skin will be strengthened, resulting in a clear complexion.

For more treatments on the Sunshine Coast, visit Ripple Massage.

 

Day Spa Gold Coast

November 9th, 2015 by Alison Shaw

While enjoying the gorgeous Gold Coast, be sure to indulge with the fabulous day spa treatments on offer. Here are our top picks.

  1. Rose Body Scrub and Mask

    Day spa Gold Coast

    Gold Coast Day Spa

A delicate natural rose paste combined with nourishing argan oil is used for this treatment. While being massaged onto the body, it will polish the skin for a clear, silky complexion. A relaxing head massage will also occur and a deluxe rose facemask, leaving skin fresh, radiant and with a beautiful floral scent.

  1. Oxygen Therapy Massage

A unique massage therapy that uses a combination of techniques – the Oxygen Therapy Massage is bound to please. It uses therapeutic massage movements and pressured oxygen to increase blood circulation and work skin and muscles. It also thoroughly relaxes and detoxes the body.

  1. Bamboo and Ginseng Body Polish

This all over body treatment is luscious. An exfoliating scrub comprised of revitalising ginseng, gingko and bamboo beads is used to polish the body by removing dead skin cells and oxygenating the skin. To smooth the skin afterwards, a refreshing elixir of tangerine and botanicals is applied all over.

  1. Anti-aging Collagen Facial

Brought to you by Ripple, the Anti-aging Collagen Facial is a must have for mature skin. It is based on a deluxe treatment that was found in Hanoi, Vietnam, designed to provide instant skincare results. It is an intensive treatment that targets skin damage and fine lines and wrinkles, providing hydration to nourish with vital moisture and proteins for a youthful complexion.

  1. Hot Stone Foot Massage

Warm, aromatic oils and hot volcanic stones are used in this massage therapy to heal and energise muscles in the feet. This is known to be very effective in dissolving tension,

Day Spa Gold Coast

Day Spa Gold Coast

stress and to leave to patient extremely relaxed.

  1. Fruit Fusion Vichy Shower

Begin this treatment with a gorgeous pink pomegranate exfoliating scrub. Follow this with a refreshing Vichy shower and hydrating body lotion that is massaged into the skin. This treatment is very gentle but will leave you skin feeling exceptional soft and luscious.

  1. Traditional Moroccan Massage

The Moroccan Massage is a traditional exotic treatment. The style of massage uses luxurious long movements to stretch and soothe the body. It will stimulate the circulatory and lymphatic systems for a full detox. Muscle tension is also relieved for improved vitality and overall happiness.

  1. Organic Honey and Cocoa Body Wrap

Begin a nourishing journey for your skin with a walnut and papaya exfoliating lotion. Then, relax as you are wrapped in a French cocoon of organic honey and rich, fabulous cocoa. The masque also has ingredients of vanilla crème, designed to deeply rejuvenate tired skin.

  1. Hanakasumi

    Gold Coast Day Spas

    Gold Coast Day Spas

Hanakasumi is delicate cherry blossom massage ritual which uses enzymatic techniques to exfoliate the body. Inspired by Japanese tradition, the treatment begins with a cherry blossom rice powder gommage. This contains citric and lactic acid to remove dead skin cells as well as powerful antioxidants from cherry tree flowers. The enzymes come from papaya, and together all of these ingredients treat, nourish and soothe the skin. Asian essences and shea nut butter are also used to complete the massage.

  1. Sea Salt Glow

A unique mix of organic green tea and sea salt is used for this exquisite therapy. Together, they deeply cleanse the body and nourish the skin with antioxidants and vitamins C and E. This will restore a youthful appearance that you will love, and a finishing of tangerine, rose and sweet almond moisturiser will leave you rejuvenated.

  1. Lip Smoothing Treatment

Ever wanted fuller lips? This could be just the one for you. It’s a unique treatment that works like a mask for your lips. They are covered in an elastin and active collagen blend, designed to smooth and hydrate lips for a youthful, fuller look.

  1. Anti-aging Guava Wrap

Begin the treatment with a warm blend of coconut oil and a massage with warmed stones. Then, enjoy a blissful guava and raw cane sugar exfoliation. An anti-aging guava mask is then applied all over, allowing vitamins and collagen to enrich the skin. It will also tone the skin, before the treatment is finished with a exotic guava hydrating crème.

  1. Vitamin Renew Facial

Formulated for mature skin, the vitamin renew facial uses a combination of vitamins, minerals and amino acids. Together, these active ingredients work to preserve firmness and reinvigorate.

  1. Cinnamon Sugar Body Scrub

A scrub that will make you feel like you skin is the softest its ever been – the Cinnamon Sugar Body Scrub uses a fabulous combination of raw sugar, cinnamon and other organic ingredients to polish and refine the skin. It will make you feel like velvet.

 

Ayurvedic Massage

November 9th, 2015 by Alison Shaw

What is Ayurveda?

Ayurvedic herbal ball massage

Ayurvedic herbal ball massage

Ayurveda, also known as Ayurvedic medicine, is one of the world’s oldest holistic (whole body) healing systems. The ancient system developed thousands of years ago comes from traditional Hindu medicine native to India. Massage has always been utilised as part of the Ayurvedic healing system as a form of medicine to promote health, but also to treat illness and disease. Traditionally, there are different styles of massages that are used to treat patients, with the type selected depending on the person’s constitution and imbalance.

Concepts Behind Ayurveda

Ayurvedic medicine, including Ayurvedic massage, is based on the belief that wellness and health are dependant on a special balance between the body, mind and spirit. It is also important for one to be living in harmony with the universe. Disruptions to this inner balance and overall harmony are can cause poor health. This is why massages are utilised as part of Ayurvedic medicine – to keep your emotional, spiritual and physical self in balance and in harmony with the universe.

Universe Elements and Doshas

In Ayurveda, it is believed every person is built from a combination of five basic universe elements: space, air, fire, water and earth. Together these elements combine in the human body to create life forces or energies called doshas. There are three doshas, which are Vata dosha (space and air), Pitta dosha (fire and water) and Kapha dosha (water and earth). Every person has their own individual combination of the three doshas, with one of them being the most dominant. Each dosha controls a different function of the body, causing out of balance doshas to lead to sickness.

Vata dosha, space and air, has control over all of the basic body functions. This includes the division of cells, breathing, blood flow, heart function, removal of waste and the mind. Things that are believed to disrupt the Vata dosha are fear, grief, staying up late and dietary factors. If the Vata dosha is your dominant energy force, you are believed to be more likely to develop problems such as heart disease, asthma, nervous system disorders, anxiety and skin problems.

Pitta dosha, fire and water, controls other bodily functions linked to the digestive system. This includes metabolism, hormones linked to appetite and more. Factors that can cause trouble for the Pitta dosha include sour or spicy foods, fatigue and over exposure to the sun. It is believed that disruption to this dosha can cause anger and negative

Ayurvedic Herball Ball Massage

Ayurvedic Herball Ball Massage

emotions, high blood pressure, Crohn’s disease and infections.

Kapha dosha, water and earth, has control over things like body strength and stability, muscle growth, weight and the immune system. The Kapha dosha can be disrupted by dietary factors like eating too much and eating and drinking the wrong things, as well as bad sleeping patterns, greed and more. If Kapha dosha is your main energy force, you are believed to be more likely to develop cancer and diabetes, or be at risk of becoming obese.

Ayurvedic Massage Techniques

During Ayurvedic massage, these three doshas are worked and repaired to ensure wellness and health. As does the majority of Ayurvedic medicine, Ayurvedic massage incorporates techniques of yoga and meditation, and also uses herbs, oils and sometimes bolus bags. Every Ayurvedic massage should be personalised to the patient’s needs, as everyone’s doshas are different and different techniques will be required to harmonise the mind, body and spirit.

Throughout a Ayurvedic massage, the massage therapist will use a variety of techniques with the hands. This can range from rubbing, tapping, kneading, squeezing and traditional massage strokes. Sometimes, the feet, elbows, forearms and warm stones are also used to help deeply work the muscles and whole body. What is known as “marma points” (similar to pressure points in reflexology, acupuncture and acupressure) are a focus for a Ayurvedic therapist.

Although Ayurvedic massage is known to be a hard body massage, it is also meant to be soothing and can be done with a style and intensity suited to the patients needs. The essential oils and herbs used in the massage are also chosen to suit the individual’s doshas.

Benefits of Ayurvedic Massage

Ayurvedic massage is a full rejuvenation of the body. It helps to relax muscles and strengthen muscle tone, increase the regulation of blood and eliminate toxins through purification. In addition to physical health, it also greatly aids mental health and spiritual wellbeing. Finally, Ayurveda is a system of healing that is considered very safe and beneficial for people of all ages.

Ripple has an Ayurvedic Herbal Ball Massage available using Himalayan Herbs.

 

 

 

Day Spa Noosa

October 12th, 2015 by Alison Shaw

While in Noosa, enjoy the sun, the sea and of course the day spas! Here are some of our top Noosa Day Spa treatment picks.

  1. Calm Skin Facial

    Noosa Day Spa

    Noosa Day Spa

With this pampering facial, skin is soothed instantly to reduce redness and irritation. Toxins and other impurities are removed from the face, and antioxidants are added to minimise inflammation, clear the skin and create balance. You will instantly feel the difference of calm, lush skin.

  1. Coco-Luscious Body Treatment

This body wrap and facial smells like a holiday. It begins with dry body brushing followed by a deluxe coconut scrub with organic coconut oil. Tropical coconut milk is then applied to the skin before you are cocooned, allowing the milk to penetrate the skin for deep hydration. While in the wrap, enjoy an exfoliating coconut facial. After a warm shower, complete the treatment with organic coconut body butter.

  1. HydroMassage

Submerge into fabulously warm water and feel the power of strong underwater jets. The near-body temperature of the water will relax your body, particularly your muscles, and improve the efficiency of your circulatory system. This treatment has similar benefits to that of massage, and will leave you feeling totally invigorated and rested.

  1. After-Sun Soothing Treatment

This treatment is artic-inspired and for those who have over-indulged in the incredible Noosa sun. It begins with a very gentle relaxation massage, followed up with a soothing iced-water cool down. You will also be wiped down with cool cucumber and hydrating after-sun gel that will feel like heaven. It will provide relief and reduce the effects of sunburn, including taking away redness, tenderness and sting.

  1. Clear Skin Facial for Men

    Relaxation Massage Noosa

    Relaxation Massage Noosa

This facial uses natural, organic products specifically designed for men’s skin. The mask provides a deep cleanse and exfoliation to remove dry skin and draw out impurities. While the mask works its magic and repairs the skin, indulge with a face, neck, scalp and shoulder massage. Once the mask is washed off, a light-weight hydrating elixir designed to soothe shaving irritations is applied all over the face, as well as an eye serum. The treatment will leave you feeling ultimately relaxed and your skin clear and fresh.

  1. Amethyst Body Ritual

This luxurious ritual begins with intensive dry body brushing paired with an aromatic organic lavender exfoliant. Amethyst hydrating mineral mask is then applied to the body. This deeply moisturising mask harnesses the regenerative power of crystals, as well as seaweed extracts, plant essences and bioactive ingredients. Tired skin will be totally revitalised by this treatment and the mind taken to bliss.

  1. Caribbean Therapy Treatment

Inspired by the Islands of the Caribbean, this tropical treatment promotes inner calm and clarity. A warm seaweed body wrap is smoothed over the body, allowing essential minerals to be absorbed and enrich the skin. After a refreshing five-jet shower, be treated to a gentle restoring massage for the body, face and scalp.

  1. Organic Green Clay Facial

    Noosa Spa

    Noosa Spa

Brought to you by Ripple, the Green Clay Facial is the ultimate cleanse and replenishment for your skin. Rich in oil and completely organic, the facial is ideal for people with sensitive skin that is prone to breakouts and needs decongesting, but is great for most skin types. The mask itself contains all organic ingredients including French green clay, macadamia nut oil, shea butter and aloe vera. The treatment is greatly relaxing and nourishing for your skin.

  1. Hydro Swisse Shower

Got knots in your back, neck or shoulders? Over worked? Then this treatment is for you. The deluxe experience is a massage from six shower jets – they will work your muscles like a massage therapist to realign your body and work out knots and tension.

  1. Revive Massage

Focused on the upper half of your body, this massage therapy treatment is the perfect relief from stress. Begin with a nourishing mask gently brushed through your hair. This is left in and your scalp cocooned in hot towels to allow the minerals and rich ingredients to be absorbed by the hair. The neck, shoulders and arms are then carefully massaged with warm scented and essential oils to bring peace to the mind and body. This therapy is perfect for relieving headaches, migraines and other stress-related symptoms.

  1. Milk and Honey Wrap

Feel like royalty with this amazing treatment. It begins with a sweet milk sugar scrub that exfoliates to remove dull lifeless skin cells and cleanse pores. A honey mask – full of antioxidants and other anti-aging properties – is then massaged slowly onto the skin with warm stones. These stones are a great addition to the treatment, allowing for further muscle work and indulgence.

  1. Pina Colada Body Glow

    Massages Noosa

    Massages Noosa

This exfoliating treatment will take you to paradise with a coconut and pineapple scrub, followed by a rose petal and coconut milk herbal bath. A hydrating coconut oil facial and body massage will complete the treatment, leaving your skin hydrated, glowing and feeling great.

  1. Caviar Facial

If you have mature skin that is dry and aged, this facial is for you. Caviar is rich in amino acids, essential proteins, minerals and vitamins. Together, these elements allow the facial to repair and strengthen skin to allow for radiance and a youthful glow.

  1. Balinese Boreh Massage

This traditional Balinese treatment is still used today as an incredible health remedy. Authentic warm spices are used to exfoliate and energise the body, and in a nourishing wrap will also relieve muscle tension, other aches and pains, and boost blood circulation for the entire body. The treatment is pregnancy safe, fabulously relaxing and perfect to compliment any Noosa holiday.

 

Day Spa Sunshine Coast

September 24th, 2015 by Alison Shaw

Day Spa Sunshine Coast

On the Sunshine Coast you will find yourself relaxing and feeling pampered – especially if you try out some of these

Day Spa Sunshine Coast

Day Spa Sunshine Coast

incredible day spa treatments! Here is a list of the best spa treatments Sunshine Coast has to offer.

  1. Exotic Lime Glow Massage

This divine massage takes you on a journey to a tropical paradise. The treatment begins with an exotic traditional Tahitian body buff. This followed by a soothing massage with lime and warmed luxe coconut milk, full of fatty acids and proteins to leave your skin fully hydrated with a youthful glow.

  1. Javanese Lulur Scrub and Massage

Lulur is a traditional recipe from Java, Indonesia. It consists of turmeric and jasmine and has been used ceremoniously by the Indonesian people for beauty for centuries. Not does the recipe nourish skin, but in a massage it also allows for the release of tension for ultimate relaxation. Lulur body lotion with uplifting citrus notes is applied to the skin after the scrub and massage for a hydrated, silky smooth body.

  1. Blueberry Detox Firming Facial Peel

The Blueberry Detox facial provides deep exfoliation for fresh, clear skin. It cleanses clogged pores, refining and purifying their appearance. The blueberries in the peel are also full of vitamins and rich in antioxidants. This makes the Blueberry Detox Facial perfect for treating acne and breakouts.

  1. Sea Mud Body Wrap

    Top day spa treatments Sunshine Coast

    Top day spa treatments Sunshine Coast

Mud from the Dead Sea is highly rich in minerals – 26 to be precise. In this body treatment, your skin is engulfed in these essential minerals returning it and the body to optimum health and functionality. Your skin will be naturally rehydrated and toxins will be removed, meanwhile your mind will be relaxed and tranquillity brought to your entire being.

  1. Vino Choc Indulgence Facial

The name says it all – this deluxe and delicious facial treatment pampers you luxuriously. The facial formula is made of Hungarian Tokay grapes, champagne, chocolate and orange essential oil. Together, these ingredients create an incredible facial blend that reduces inflammation and slows the oxidation process (known to cause early aging), as well as providing a rejuvenated complexion.

  1. Transdermal Magnesium Oil Massage

As you may already know, magnesium is a key ingredient for muscle and pain relief. It has also been recognised as valuable in reducing stress. Thus, magnesium’s use in this massage compliments the relaxing style and aim of reducing tension and muscle pains. Overall, it is a very therapeutic treatment promoting vibrant health and happiness.

  1. Tropical Enzyme Boost Facial

A unique blend of tropical ingredients work wonders for your skin in this amazing skin treatment. Coconut milk will soothe your skin, heal imperfections and deter signs of aging. Poppy seeds and pineapple enzymes exfoliate the skin, refining its tone and texture and removing toxins. A deeply moisturising masque of mango and virgin coconut oil is then applied to the face, creating rich hydration and tropical radiance. The tropical scents are very pampering, making you feel as if you’re in a far away paradise.

Best day spas Sunshine Coast

Best day spas Sunshine Coast

  1. Waterfall Nature Massage

This nurturing massage day spa treatment uses a variety of massage techniques, tailored to your own personal needs. Quenching organic hydration lotion is applied to the skin and rubbed in with every massage stroke. Fragrant blossom oils are also used, enhancing the restoration of wellness and care of tired muscles.

  1. Botanical Barefoot Indulgence

Inspired by ancient massage, foot reflexology and aromatherapy practices, this day spa treatment is the ultimate indulgence. Pure, aromatic botanical blends are applied to the feet and massaged into the skin. Reflex points are focused on during the massage to promote wellbeing around to entire body, as well as feet to die for.

  1. Yam and Pumpkin Enzyme Peel

Both yam and pumpkin are highly active ingredients. Together in this relaxing facial, they offer a range of skincare benefits. This includes a boost of collagen to refine the skin and provide a youthful appearance, reduction of hyper pigmentation, as well as deep moisturisation for plump, hydrated skin.

  1. Wildflower Body Regeneration

This blissful day spa treatment has everything you want – a facial cleanse, body exfoliation and massage! All three stages of the treatment use organic wildflower essences, designed to calm the senses and care for beautiful skin.

  1. Espresso and Ginger Sugar Scrub

For healthy, glowing skin, the Espresso and Ginger Sugar Scrub is the perfect treatment. The deluxe ingredient combo works together to exfoliate and revitalise dull skin. Dead cells will be removed and fresh cells invigorated. Together, the ingredients also provide a stimulating cleanse for clear, silky smooth skin.

  1. Babymoon Bliss

    Sunshine Coast Massage and Day Spa

    Sunshine Coast Massage and Day Spa

The Babymoon Bliss treatment is a nurturing experience for two. In this calming ritual, both you and your baby will feel utterly relaxed. It begins with a massage designed to support the body during pregnancy. This is followed by a honey and chamomile lotion application, hydrating stretched skin and bringing peace to minds and bodies.

  1. Moor Mud Bath

The Moor Mud Bath is no regular bath – it is a fabulous bathing experience with 100% natural European Moor Mud, highly concentrated in minerals and other goodies for your skin. Soaking in this day spa mud bath has many benefits, including total skin detoxification, reduced symptoms of arthritis, aided recovery from injury, improved circulation and clearing of skin conditions such as acne, psoriasis, eczema and more.

  1. Spiced Chai Body Wrap

Just like you condition your hair, it’s important to not only wash your skin but also condition it. This day spa treatment begins with an exfoliating massage, preparing your skin for nourishment. The body is then wrapped in a fusion of traditional Indian spices, mango butter and green tea. The goodness of these ingredients are absorbed by the skin, and the treatment is concluded with an also conditioning lotion of vanilla, star anise and cardamom.

  1. Ripple’s Ultimate Body Polish

In this not-to-miss day spa treatment brought to you by Ripple, your skin will be polished to beyond compare. A rich and luxurious combination of walnut granules, tangerine essential oil and lime are massaged over the body, including hands and feet for extra smooth skin. The ingredients are also deeply hydrating, replenishing the cells for as the name suggestions, a beautifully polished complexion.

Ripple is the day spa that comes to you all Sunshine Coast. Call today on 0438 567 906.