Spa Retreat – Most of us nowadays lead hectic and stressful lives, and a spa retreat often seems like an indulgence rather than necessity.
A spa retreat does not have to mean leaving home and staying in a hotel or resort for days.
For the time-poor or budget-conscious, a spa retreat could simply last a weekend, several hours or even just an hour. The important thing is to turn your mind away from work, chores or the daily grind, and simply being mindful and surrendering yourself to relaxation.
Here are some options that do not require too much time, and in fact do not even require you to leave the home.
Pregnancy and preparations for a new baby can be stressful and exhausting for both parents-to-be, and babymoon is the perfect chance for a getaway before bub arrives, to take some time to reconnect with your partner and enjoy some time out from the preparations. Our Babymoon packages include deluxe pregnancy massages and beauty treatments by our skilled and experienced therapists, and ensure that you are pampered, nurtured and relaxed for a smoother and easier birth.
It is important to take time to reconnect with your partner every now and then, to spend time together away from the daily routine of work and life. The Ripple Ultimate Couples Spa Retreat is one of our most popular packages simply because it is a wonderful chance for couples to reconnect and recharge at the same time.
For 4 hours, each of you will enjoy, at the same time, exquisite massages from Ripple’s range, a deeply relaxing foot soak and reflexology massage, face masks, body scrubs, a divine traditional Indian head massage, topped off with a beautifully gift wrapped gift box full of Ripple products for you to enjoy after your getaway. The perfect way to spend quality time with your loved one while enjoying some much needed relaxation.
- Blokes Spa Retreat
While massage is of benefit for both men and women, women are often more likely to address their health issues and indulge in massage to treat themselves. A lot of men shy away from massages because they either get embarrassed that they will be seen by their male friends, or they simply are uncomfortable in what is seen as the female environment of the day spa. However, men can definitely benefit from regular massage. Here at Ripple we have created an indulgent day spa experience in the comfort of your home, where our male clientele can enjoy the relaxation of a good massage without any hassles or embarrassment. We even have a wonderful manly scent using sandalwood that leaves you smelling more like a bloke and less like a field of flowers. There are many massage options to choose from, including remedial massage, Russian deep tissue massage, foot reflexology massage, Indian head massage, to name a few.
Whether you’re juggling work and family, recovering from a joint or muscle injury, or simply needing to unwind from the day’s stresses, spa hydrotherapy provides relaxation, healing effects and nourishing rejuvenation. The heat from the warm water improves circulation and speeds recovery in damaged tissue; the buoyancy achieved in the spa reduces effects of pressure on joints and spine; while the massage relieves muscle tension and alleviates stress.
A hydrotherapy session can be combined with other spa treatments such as full body exfoliation treatments, facials, or full body massage. Hydrotherapy can relax and ready muscles to receive massage and prepare the skin’s pores to better absorb ingredients that may be used during a facial or body treatment.
Hot stone massage is a specialty massage where the therapist uses smooth, heated stones as an extension of their own hands, or by placing them on the body. The heat can be both deeply relaxing and help warm up tight muscles so the therapist can work more deeply, more quickly.
Hot stone massage therapy melts away tension, eases muscle stiffness, increases flexibility, increases circulation and metabolism, and provides relief from pain associated with fibromyalgia, arthritis, carpal tunnel syndrome and other chronic conditions. This is one of our most popular, decadent and nurturing treatments. Volcanic stones are used with aromatherapy oils to give you an amazing, pampering and healing massage experience.
Skin is the largest organ on the human body, and it is often our facial skin that shows the first signs of stress, hormonal imbalances or tiredness.
Facials are a fantastic way of rejuvenating and cleansing the skin and restoring hydration. The Ripple organic green clay and cucumber facial is highly popular as it uses an oil-rich clay high in minerals, suitable for even the most sensitive skin, and gently cleanses congested and problematic skin.
The mask also nourishes the skin with macadamia oil and shea butter, leaving you feeling utterly rejuvenated. The one hour facial includes an amazingly relaxing head and face massage to relieve any tension or stress, guaranteed to make you feel lighter and very refreshed.
Amidst the hustle and bustle of our hectic lives, it is often easy to neglect our feet – we spend all day walking around on them, keep them enclosed in shoes all the time, and promptly forget them when we sit down. It is only when we take time away from our busy schedules, that we remember that our feet need some love as well. A highly popular treatment, the hour-long Ripple pedispa indulgence is a wonderful way to treat your neglected and overworked feet to much-deserved pampering. Deeply nourishing and hydrating, this aromatic foot ritual includes a foot soak, an exfoliating foot scrub, a foot massage and a deluxe pedicure. Your feet will thank you for it.
- Yoga spa retreat
Yoga has a long and rich history, and its health and wellbeing effects have long been known. Yoga spa retreats are designed to help refresh your life and re-energise you. Starting off with a yoga session where the physicality of movement is used to bring flow, release blockages and enhance flexibility, this is followed by a sound bath immersion, where sound vibrations are used to bring balance and generate resonance through your entire being.
Though this is not a massage treatment, we at Ripple cannot help but like the sound of raising vibrations to shift out old energies (no pun intended). You start off with a yoga session where the physicality of movement is used to bring flow, release blockages and enhance flexibility; this can then be followed by a massage to further help you regain awareness of your body, and to consciously allow your tension to slip away.
As you can see, a spa retreat doesn’t need to be an extravagant holiday, as there are many options to suit any budget and any schedule. Whether you’re after a day of bliss, a spa vacation or pampering weekend, it is worth investing time on your health and wellbeing, as the benefits are incredible. It is more than okay to give yourself permission to look after your body and soul.