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Honey Massage
Day Spa Package

Delicious boutique honey from the Numimbah Valley is heated with warmed massage oil for this exquisite honey massage.

Each spa package includes a honey massage, honey facial and honey body scrub.

You also receive a complimentary spa gift box including lots of Ripple day spa products.

Honey massge oil drizzling  on clients back
Golden honey in jars

Chrissy and Margie were great and we both enjoyed our honey massages.

My partner really enjoyed it as part of her birthday present and so did I.

Thanks very much for looking after us on such short notice too!


Cheers Dave, Braodbeach, Gold Coast

Honey candle, honey in jar, hone massage oil in bottle

Where We Found The
Honey Massage

Nestled in the Numimbah Valley, under the scented gums, is a hive of activity.



This is where Mike keeps his bee hives during the winter. And the Numinbah Valley, tucked away in the Gold Coast hinterland, is a utopia for bees. Especially during the winter months when there is less pollen around.

A third generation bee keeper, Mike’s family has been producing honey for 100 years. And he loves his bees.

So we are lucky enough to get amazing honey directly from the hives. This then goes into our honey massage. Honey is magic for the skin. It promotes tissue growth and is fabulous for exfoliation. Amino acids help retain the skin’s natural moisture and antioxidants assist in reversing skin damage.

So if you like honey this is the massage for you. Local, boutique honey, harvested with 100 years of knowledge, used warmed with oil on your skin. You also receive a gift box filled with Ripple spa products.

Update: Ripple now has its own hives on Tamborine Mountain. We use our own, organic raw honey from our Tamborine bees, loving nurtured, raised and cared for by Ali.

Honey bee hives on Tamborine Mountain, view of Gold Coast in background

Benefits Of Honey For The Skin

If you have acne prone skin, then honey will be your best friend. The antibacterial properties in honey help get rid of build up in your skin and clean it thoroughly. This also means that honey is great for burns and cuts.

Honey is full of antioxidants which is great for maintaining a nice glow to your skin and can also help with keeping your skin looking youthful.

Honey has great moisturising properties, so it’s great in face masks, lotions and balms. It’s all very soothing it’s great to apply on sunburn or other irritations.

Woman having facial, eyes closed, therapists hands cupping face

Honey Massage FAQ

Is honey really beneficial for the skin?

There have been quite a few university studies that have evidence based research to support that honey does improve some skin conditions.

For example, studies have shown that honey can help rosacea and wound healing.

Will I end up sticky at the end of the massage?

Not at all! As we go through massaging you with the warmed honey oil, we then hot towel off as we go so you don’t feel sticky at all afterwards. The honey oil has a really silky feel to it, not sticky or grabbing at all, and is beautiful to use to massage.

So you receive the lovely feel of quite a warm thick oil, the aroma of honey and all the health benefits of using honey on the skin, without being sticky at the end.

Why do you say that honey has antibacterial properties that help the skin?

Honey has been shown to have anti bacterial properties for the skin. For example this study showed that honey had healing properties for ulcers and other wounds and can help reduce skin inflammations.

This is one reason we use honey in our massage and facials and why it may reduce the redness of the skin.

It won’t however reduce cellulite, but it may reduce the appearance of cellulite.

Why is there a minimum 3 hours for the honey treatment? Can you do a honey massage in an hour?

Oh I am sorry, but all our specialty packages like the honey and chocolate massage are done as a minimum 3 hour package.

The reason is that these treatments not only include the massage with the hand made oils, but the honey package also includes a honey face mask and and honey body scrub.

We need the extra time to include these treatments.

I would like a honey massage today, is this possible?

All of our honey massage and facial products are hand made by Ripple at our head office on Tamborine Mountain.

So whilst we can do this package in any of our regions, these products are not something our therapists automatically have in their kits. We like to make them up freshly for every client.

So we need a little time to courier the products for your specialty treatment to your therapist. So that is why we need the five day notice please.

What is the AHA in honey and how can it help my skin?

Raw honey contains alpha hydroxy acids also called AHA. The raw honey that Ripple sources from the Numinbah Valley contains AHA.

Why is this beneficial for the skin? Studies have shown that these AHAs are a widely used ingredient in helping scarring, acne, skin pigmentation and fine wrinkles.

Why do you use honey from your own hives on Tamborine Mountain and not honey from the supermarket?

We source our raw honey directly from local producers to ensure that we are sourcing real honey, and for the extra health properties the raw honey has for the skin.

The recent fake honey scandal in Australia showed that a large percentage of honey sold in Australia is not from bees.

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