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.
Do you: Love a bit of indulgence? Have to find the perfect Christmas present for mum? Need a bit of stress relief? Well, this one is definitely for you. Sharing a space with Toni and Guy in the city, this little find is easy to miss if you are not looking for it. But let me assure you, if you are searching for pampering of the highest order, Luminiere should be your go to place.
Specialising in beauty, the Luminiere experience is one you won’t forget soon. Their unique approach to skin care takes the idea of ‘treat yourself’ to a whole new level. Complete with mood lighting, quiet music and the smell of scented candles, you would be forgiven in thinking you were on a secluded island spa rather than the bustling Brisbane City.
After a soothing welcome massage, you’re given a skin assessment and told which beauty treatment is best for you. From facials to peels to laser therapy, they have it all. I had microdermabrasion done as well as laser light repair – something I had never had before. But let me tell you, my skin was hardly recognisable after it was completed. It was dewy and glowing. I felt the freshest I had in a long time.
Beauty conscious beauties out there with a concern about the quality and ethics of products can rest assured at Luminiere. Their products are all medically tested and paraben free. They also smell fabulous and make your skin look great, so you’re not sacrificing enjoyment for ethics.
Being a bit of a beauty lover, I’m no stranger to facials and massages. The whole “spa day” thing is something I know pretty well. And I’ve got to say this was one of the best I’ve had. EVER. Not only did my skin feel fresh and renewed, but so did I. I walked out feeling as light as a feather. The whole experience was quite Zen in fact.
So, if you can’t decide what to buy for mum or just need treat, make a visit to Luminiere. Honestly, who doesn’t love (and deserve!) a bit of pampering?