Spa Wellness has had the privilege of working with some of the most prestigious spa's and properties in Australia. And there's nothing nicer than sitting down to a cup of chai and opening a magazine to discover some great press.
Here are just a few excerpts we have chanced across of late:
From Australia's Top 10 Most Indulgent Spa Treatments (www.traveller.com.au - October 29, 2014)
Hayman One&Only, Queensland
Nothing says extravagance like a massage bed plonked in the pristine waters of the Whitsundays, provided the tide is right and the swell calm. Subject to weather conditions, the Ocean Dreaming Massage at the new One&Only Hayman Island has the added calming effect of floating on water. After all, the word 'spa' stands for sanus per aquam – Latin for health through water. A masseuse can tailor the treatment to your needs using warm botanical oils. Their spa philosophy is based on three essential elements – rest, rebalance and renewal, all guaranteed with this treatment. Swimwear is required and sunscreen provided. The Ocean Dreaming Massage costs $400.
Qualia, Hamilton Island, Queensland
Luxury spa aficionados know to look for the word 'signature' on the menu. Hamilton Island's Qualia offers an array of what they call 'signature ceremonies'. Their White Haven ceremony involves surrendering three hours starting with a calming silk caress followed by a sea mineral salt exfoliation, crushed pearl and kelp body mud before taking an outdoor rain shower. Of course, it all comes with the idyllic calming backdrop of eucalypts and the Coral Sea. Step back inside for the ocean dreaming massage using their bespoke Whitehaven aromatherapy oil. The finale is a marine facial, said to bestow both suppleness and clarity. Testament to the true definition of qualia - 'a collection of deeper sensory experiences'. The White Haven Ceremony costs $480.
Gwinganna, Tallebudgera Valley, Queensland
Set in the Gold Coast Hinterland, Gwinganna has long been renowned for their treatments. It helps that part owner Hugh Jackman is the poster boy for healthy living. Here, you can combine a facial or massage with a 50-minute Equine Assisted Meditation. The idea is to learn from horses to be present in each moment. A 'horse whisperer' aids this mindfulness session where you'll learn to use your intuition and aim to find the stillness and quiet within with a magnificent creature as your guide. Equine Assisted Meditation costs $175.