Two hour coffee massage package includes ….Luscious massage (relaxation or deep tissue) with coffee infused oil, coffee massage scrub to polish the skin, coffee face mask to reduce redness and tighten, warm scented foot bath and foot reflexology, PLUS gift box of Ripple coffee candle and coffee handmade soap and Merlo coffee gift.
Phew, yes all that in the one luxurious package. More inclusions in 3 and 4 hour package, call us for details! 0438 567 906. Minimum 3 hour booking, please give us five days notice.
3 hr – $295 ($280 members)
4 hr – $395 ($380 members)
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Where we found the Coffee Massage : Brisbane
“As soon as you walk in, the aroma hits you..
Rich, luscious, addictive, freshly ground coffee.
Everyone here is pretty switched on and bright eyed (something to do with the wicked brew perhaps?) and totally enthusiastic about what they do.
Merlo coffee in Brisbane is filled with an obsession with freshness of the coffee. Great coffee beans, freshly roasted and ground, and it shows.
So sitting in amongst this heady aroma, it wasn’t too far of a stretch for me to put together my two favourite things. And the coffee massage was born.
Clutching two big bags of coffee, I headed back up to Ripple’s office on Tamborine Mountain, gathered the Ripple troops, and we started experimenting with infusing the coffee in a whole host of products.
Three days later we had nailed it. A range of coffee massage and beauty products, unique to Ripple, used in our coffee massage.
Heaven.” – Ali
Top reasons why coffee is good for the skin
- Coffee is fantastic for reducing puffiness of the skin. The caffeine reduces skin inflammation, particularly good for around the eyes. Our coffee massage package includes a coffee facial, including freshly ground fine coffee and a nourishing mask, reducing the appearance of swelling.
- Coffee is also good for reducing redness of the skin. Again the anti inflammatory properties of the caffeine helps eliminate blotchiness when used topically. Simply apply as a facial mask, leave it on for a few minutes and gently wash off with warm water.
- The finely ground coffee used in the facial mask also acts as a very gentle exfoliation and will gently remove old dead skin cells and stimulate the skin and blood flow to the skin to help regenerate new ones.
- Minimises the appearance of cellulite – this isn’t a permanent solution (sorry!) .. used in a body scrub, it will temporarily make the skin look less like orange peel. However one thing that does last longer is that the coffee body scrub is great for polishing your body’s skin and increasing circulation. As you can grind the coffee as fine as you like, you can make a really simple coffee scrub that won’t irritate the skin like a salt scrub will.
Coffee Massage Spa Packages
The Ultimate – 4 hour Coffee Massage Package- $395 (Members $380) – Includes
- Luscious coffee massage with our especially infused oil, plus another massage of your choice
- Chinese foot reflexology and foot bath
- Coffee face mask, perfect for reducing lines, inflammation and redness, hot steamed towels, nourishing moisturiser
- Coffee scrub with freshly ground coffee exfoliation, polishes and smoothes skin
- Collagen anti ageing face mask to nourish facial lines
- Remove stress with an Indian Head Massage
- Beautifully gift wrapped coffee candle, handmade coffee soap, coffee gift from Merlot, tangerine exfoliation, peppermint foot soak, green clay mask, collagen mask and massage oil
3 hour Coffee Massage Package- $295 (Members $280)
- Indulgent full body massage with warmed coffee oil
- Relaxing foot reflexology massage
- Foot soak and foot scrub with peppermint
- Nourishing coffee facemask with coffee cream
- Full body coffee exfoliation to smooth and polish your skin
- Collagen anti ageing face mask to smooth wrinkles
- Indian Head Massage with scented oils.
- Beautifully gift wrapped box of chocolate coffee beans, coffee candle, handmade coffee soap and other Ripple products.
There is also a Ripple Coffee Massage Accommodation package at Witches Falls Cottages on Tamborine Mountain
Why we love coffee
Wake up and smell the coffee! This catch phrase – this call to action – this quote – call it what you like could have far more reaching effects than you know.
Cause it tastes great – brewed from roasted coffee beans that more than half the world’s adult population enjoys every day. As start to the day, that a massive amount of people simply can’t do with out. It all starts from seeds inside berries of the “Coffea” plant gown in over 70 countries around the world. The two most popular varieties are arabica and robusta. The arabica been is highly regarded while the robusta bean may not be a highly regarded is much stronger and hardy.
Lots of antioxidants – Antioxidants are a defence for our bodies against free radicals. Free radicals are
molecules that can latch onto the cells of our body and cause damage – antioxidants can prevent this – this is a very simple explanation so that you get the idea of how drinking coffee is not only a great social event but can have potentially great health benefits.
Coffee is a great stimulant – it aids in keeping us awake and alert and since the late 2000 more and more studies are being done on the benefits of “java” as Coffee is know in some countries. The human body will absorb about 4 cups of coffee and use to stimulate and assist the body the rest is waste and offers no further stimulate.
Potential benefits include protections against liver and colon cancer. Studies out of Canada (whose population drink as much coffee as their counterparts in the US) support the theory of consumption of coffee in moderation is a benefit to your health including your liver health
Enhances performance – Before a workout, long distance running or cycling a strong cup of coffee can be just the bolt of lighting jolt that an athlete needs. It becomes a fuel for athletes as coffee increase the fatty acids in the blood stream which in turn can be burned into fuel. The Coffee will burn before carbohydrates, giving more energy to the athlete. Coffee is also a banned substance by the Olympic Games Committee. An athlete must have less than 12 micrograms of caffeine per milliliter of urine.
Can coffee stop diabetics ? It would seem that there are compounds in coffee that inhibited the hIAPP – a substance know to cause type two diabetics. Research studies has shown those drinking 4 cups of coffee a day were 50% less likely to develop type two diabetics.
Interesting coffee facts
- The amazing properties of coffee were first realized when a herd of goats in Ethiopia after eating Coffee Factsthe coffee berry started dancing around – or so the story goes.
- Black Ivory coffee – the very expensive coffee – is made from poop. The coffee beans are fed to mongoose and their feces is collected to make the coffee. I am not sure which would be worse drinking the coffee, paying for the coffee at $50 a cup or collecting the feces to make the coffee.
- In 1675 King Charles II banned coffee houses in England as he feared that is where his subjects were meeting to conspire against him.
- The first webcam was invented at the University of Cambridge to let you know if the coffee pot was full or not.
- Back to the good stuff about coffee. In our brain there is Adenosine and Adenosine receptors when these two bad boys get together is makes us sleepy. Add caffeine to the mix and the Adenosine can’t attach to the receptor this in turn makes the preparatory gland think there is a problem and gets the adrenaline gland to pump up the action this also releases dopamine levels to an all time high and he presto you have a caffeine hit.
- Coffee Beans are picked from the tree and then roasted. All around the world – each country has their take on how a real coffee should taste like. Americans drink more 300 million cups of coffee a day. Most Australians find the US coffee weak and watery – perhaps one of the reasons Starbucks has closed so many of it’s Australian outlets. So while our American counterparts may drink so much more coffee than your regular Aussie, there is quite a difference in the strength of coffee that is drunk. It’s a personal choice on how you drink your coffee.
- We then have Greek Coffee or Turkish Coffee or Serbian or Bosnia Coffee they are all basically the same just be careful who you are speaking to before saying Greek Coffee as there has been some tentative political moments within these countries over the origin of the drink. Greek coffee is huge part of the Greek culture and their coffee breaks have been know to last up to 90 minutes. Whether is Greek or Turkish coffee they are made with a fine grind of coffee that is brewed in a tall narrow pot. Served with the ground beans in the cup. The Greek coffee is traditionally very strong and served in small cups. Turkish bridegrooms as part of the vows had to promise fresh coffee everyday – if they did not it was grounds for divorce.
- Just a hop skip and jump over to Italy where they drink their coffee with sugar and arguably the Coffee ExfoliationMasters of Espresso. All over Europe each country has it’s own variation on how to drink their coffee. Up in the Alps they like to have part hot chocolate. Way over in South America they like to add cinnamon whilst the Ethiopians like a pinch of salt. A dollop of whipped cream is the perfect way to please your Austrian friends and makes perfect sense that the folks in the Middle East like to add cardamon and spices. The Egyptians like their coffee pure and strong, although at funerals they serve unsweetened coffee and sweetened coffee at weddings.
- Two very important words in coffee appreciation is the difference in strength and body of the coffee. As you would expect the strength is how much coffee there is in the brew while the body is the measure of the richness or heaviness of the taste.
- Coffee beans start as green berries and change colour through varies stages of growth, completing the cycle at a dark crimson fully ripe. Coffee beans are graded in many different ways depending on the country they are grown. The grading obviously going from good to poor quality. After picking the beans need to be processed quickly to maintain the quality. The beans are processed hulled and polished – the final product being green coffee bean read for export. The coffee beans are then roasted into the brown coffee beans we buy. Coffee beans can also be grounded and this produces a much better flavour. Americans, French and German have traditional been the biggest consumers of coffee in the world however Japan is now the third largest consumer of coffee.
- The Japanese have taken the love of coffee to a whole new level since they have discovered bathing in coffee grounds that have been fermented with pineapple pulp has an amazing effect on their skin. Soaking in the coffee, pineapple fermented product improves skin condition and assists with anti-aging of the skin. You too can enjoy the benefit of coffee with a Ripple Coffee Massage a Luscious massage with coffee infused oil, coffee massage scrub to polish the skin, coffee face mask to reduce redness and tighten the skin.
- On a lighter note, as much as things change they remain the same A group of women in London 1674 started a petition against coffee as their men were always in coffee houses and not at home – you would have to say a similar situation is now found with the men folk in the pubs and not at home