It’s a little cliché but there is a phrase from Eat, Pray, Love that has always resonated with me in regards to personal wellness. It reads you have to participate relentlessly in the manifestation of your own blessings. Like most though, my own personal well being tends to fall second to the bustle of everyday life. So in preparation for Christmas, I’ve found five AMAZING wellness gift experiences from some of Brisbane’s premium day spa’s and very best health centres! That way, you can opt to work them into your own wish lists or gift them to someone special. Whether you are a wellness mama, a busy work-a-bee, a health lover or just someone who needs a bit of R&R, these treats might be just what you need to cap off 2017 and bring in the New Year as the very best version of YOU.
#1 Flotation Therapy | Beyond Rest
Flotation therapy has become incredibly popular in recent years and it’s simply because of the range of health benefits that can be experienced just by doing essentially nothing but floating! Just one treatment can eliminate stress, help you sleep, ease muscle pain and ensure faster recovery from injury. It works by entering a capsule filled with a saturated solution of Epsom salt and magnesium sulphate. This makes the floater feel both weightless and float effortlessly. The stillness can then evoke a sensation that makes it hard to tell which part of your body is immersed in water. That feeling has been described as floating in the air! Talk about meditation! Beyond Float offers, gift certificates on all membership float so you can give this as a gift to your loved ones or just give it a go yourself. It’s on my bucket list!
Location: 3/58 Holdsworth Street, Coorparoo | Instagram: beyond.rest | Facebook | Website
#2 Deluxe Chocolate Scrub with Ancient Thai Pinta Balance | One Wybelenna
Okay so, the following are two unique treatments from a gorgeous and exclusive hideaway spa hidden in what used to be a beautiful home in Brookfield. I felt zen with just one look at the divine premises and their treatments. With body wraps, milk baths and concentrated chakra oil massages – the treatment list reads more like celebrity red carpet prep. Allow me to present exhibit A, this wonderfully delicious chocolate scrub! It’s an aromatherapy ritual (of course, it is) with a decadent chocolate that ends with a little hydration via delicious all-over chocolate scented body butter. One word, divine.
#3 24K Gold Age-Defying Facial | One Wybelenna
Treating someone like gold takes on a whole new meaning with this next treatment: an opulent anti-ageing facial. It’s a 1 hour and 30-minute treatment, with 24K gold leaf penetrating layers of the skin to reduce the appearance of wrinkles. It also promotes faster cell renewal and collagen production through healing properties of Mogra, Queen of Jasmines. One Wybelenna also has amazing pool and spa facilities to book before and after treatments. This is a mum’s haven and a win-win for everyone. She’ll be glowing and you’ll be the GOLDEN child…
Location: 1 Wybelenna Street, Brookfield | Instagram: @onewybelenna | Facebook | Website
#4 Mums & Bubs Yoga and Candlelight Meditation | Inner Bliss Yoga Studios
I’ve often reserved mindfulness practices like these for times of my life when I’m experiencing stress. Though as a gift, this ensures your lucky beneficiary takes a moment to be calm and empowered. Inna Bliss Yoga offers three locations across Brisbane. Their studios are beautiful light-filled spaces for stillness, self-recovery and self-care all in the form of meditation and various forms of yoga. You can purchase a gift certificate for classes for those new and advanced yogi’s in your life. This is a particularly gorgeous gift idea for a new mum! Inner Bliss offers classes for mamma’s and their newborn bubs. Other classes offered by Inna Bliss include a candlelight meditation, relaxation yoga, alignment yoga, as well as the ever-popular Yin and Vinyasa forms.
Location: Bulimba, Wynnum & Camp Hill | Instagram: @innablissyoga | Facebook | Website
#5 Hot Stone Massage Therapy | Petrichor Day Spa
25 Dec 2017, will mark the day my Dad finally gets to see the back of the standard cookbook this Christmas! Petrichor is a Hawthorne’s crowning day spa with a range of wellness treatments including Hot Stone Massage Therapy. This is ideal for anyone in your life who experiences back or neck pains as stones are placed in strategic spots to improve circulation and promote stronger blood flow. The spa also offers anti-ageing facials, body wraps, hydrotherapy back treatments and mum-to-be packages. All this important (essential) research and I’ve also learnt something of their quirky name Petrichor. It’s the term for the earthy smell after the rain! Adore.
Location: Level 1, 48 Orchard St, Hawthorne, QLD | Instagram: @petrichordayspa | Facebook | Website
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