In a world tucked away from the everyday stresses of work, study, meetings, traffic and well, life in general, lies a holistic haven made up of peace and harmony. No, I’m not talking about the mysterious realm that lies beyond that bright, white light, I’m talking about the golden gates to heaven, well, not quite, it’s more of a golden door and it’s definitely heavenly when you step through it!
I was lucky enough to visit the Golden Door Spa at the five-star Peppers Salt Resort in Kingscliff, (check it out here: www.peppers.com.au) where I was treated to a relaxing day of the ultimate in luxurious and therapeutic face and body treatments. The spa menu offers a large range of luxury services designed to awaken the senses and pamper the skin, mind and body although if we’re honest it’s so relaxing, it puts all our senses to sleep!
But let’s go back to the start shall we? I arrived with my friend Marian, we came super early ’cause we wanted to enjoy the facilities beforehand and really wind ourselves down as well as catch up on all our gossip! The moment we walked through the door, we immediately felt ourselves enveloped in the calm of the spa with its light wooden, naturally inspired surroundings. We were lucky enough to have the spa and steam room to ourselves for the couple of hours we were down there (yes couple of hours we did!). We well and truly soaked away the stresses of the week in that time.
We then showered, wrapped ourselves in our big fluffy robes and headed upstairs for a quick bite to eat and then headed into our respective treatment rooms for our personal treatments. Allie was my therapist and she was good, oh my she was good. Donning paper knickers for the treatment, I hopped on the table to an uplifting but calming citrus scent wafting around the room, ready for my afternoon of bliss!
My two hour Essential Essence of Spring Treatment (RRP$230) included:
- A full dry body brushing to remove dead skin and increase circulation;
- A Fruit Cocktail Scrub and peeling cream for a deep exfoliation, followed by ACE Vitamin cream for full body hydration;
- A hydrating intense facial including deep cleanse, revitalising mask, peel and active concentrate fluids to reveal a glowing complexion
- Finishing with a facial and scalp massage
I just have to mention from the bottom up that OMG, the scalp massage was seriously the best one I’ve ever had and really scalp massages are the only reason why we go to the hairdressers isn’t it? I could have a scalp massage everyday, and Allie’s was absolutely sublime, I can’t rave about it enough and if that’s all you go to the Spa to get you will not be left wanting!
The Spa uses BABOR cosmetics, a premium skin and body care range from Germany that uses mostly natural ingredients (you can visit their website here for more information: www.babor.com.au). The fruit cocktail body scrub, just sounds delicious doesn’t it? It was, was finished off with a full body massage of pure Babor skin hydration that left my skin just succulently delicious. Ahh the Algae Mask, painted on oh so thick with just a hint of an unpleasant smell but not taking away from the experience at all after a heavenly facial. Peeled and hydrated with a Moist Intense Cream that was incredibly rich and felt more like a serum, I came out so plump and dewy to chill in the Relaxation Lounge. And it was very hard to leave the relaxing confines of the lounge; Marian and I sat sipping our herbal tea and nodding at each other blissfully unable to speak! And did I mention the scalp massage, no words, just go for that I say!
The Essential Essence of Spring Treatment is available at Golden Door Spa Main Beach, Golden Door Spa Salt at Kingscliff and The Golden Door Spa at Elysia, Hunter Valley from September 1st until November 30th, 2012 and is just $230.00. Price includes full use of the day spa facilities including the steam room, spa bath and relaxation lounge.
About The Golden Door Spa at Salt Village:
Located at the five star Peppers Salt Resort & Spa at Kingscliff, just 20 minutes drive from Coolangatta. Set in the heart of the emerging tourism hot spot of the new Tweed Coast, the luxurious Peppers Salt Resort & Spa offers a contemporary adaptation of the traditional beach holiday experience.
Featuring all the luxuries you would expect of one of Australia’s leading resorts, Peppers Salt Resort & Spa & Peppers Bale Salt enjoys complete beach frontage and offers a chic atmosphere intermingled with seaside-village charm. Blessed with beautiful weather and plenty of sunshine year round Kingscliff has a subtropical climate enjoying temperatures ranging from 21 to 28 degrees in the spring and summer months.
A perfect fit for the trendy holiday hub, The Golden Door Spa at Salt Village is one of the largest day spas in Australia. Boasting 21 treatment areas including double treatment suites, Vichy showers, manicure and pedicure beds and Golden Door Boutique; The Golden Door Spa is the perfect place to re-balance, refocus and refresh.
There is an extensive range of treatments for you to choose from including face and body treatments, massage, hand and foot care, and specialty services. Signature treatments provide an amazing experience these include the herbal volcanic heat wrap designed to detoxify and promote cell regeneration. This treatment begins with a full body herbal exfoliation to stimulate your lymphatic and circulatory system. The ancient Polynesian kahuna style lomi lomi massage is another popular choice for holidaymakers longing to restore balance to the body, mind and soul. Described as a taste of heaven this luxurious treatment allows healing to take place on a physical, emotional and spiritual level.
Whether you are a hotel guest, local resident, or a visitor to the Salt Village, everyone is welcome to experience this exceptional world class day spa.
The Golden Door Health Retreat was established in the Gold Coast Hinterland in 1993, after the refurbishing of a mountain retreat/ conference centre that had been built in 1989.
For more information please see The Golden Door website www.goldendoor.com.au. The Golden Door Spa at Salt Village: Peppers Salt Resort & Spa Bells Boulevard South Kingscliff NSW 2487 Tel: 61 2 6674 3233 Fax: 61 2 6674 4855 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
I was a guest of The Golden Door Day Spa, I will definitely be paying to go back again, heavenly!
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