Spa treatments are the ultimate beauty indulgence. There’s just something about succumbing to utter relaxation that makes you emerge feeling refreshed, energised, beautiful and basically feeling like a new person.
If you have sensitive skin, or if you’re the type of person who steers away from chemical-based products in favour of completely natural ones, organic day spas are the best choice. The spa and natural therapy industries have both taken off in Sydney, along with a more holistic approach to health and wellbeing. As such, organic day spas have popped up all over the city in the past few years. Here are the ones that get the SheKnows tick of approval -- and trust us, after you’ve sipped their chilled herbal teas and perused the treatment menu, they will earn yours too!
Sydney’s only six-star luxury organic spa, Panpuri, has an opulent décor and an even better selection of treatments. As soon as you step into this spa, you know you’re in for a treat. The ambience has an immediately relaxing effect, the result of the spa’s golden tiles, warm yet dim lighting and the lingering scent of Thai jasmine and rose. The eight treatment rooms are home to therapists who expertly massage, apply facials and detoxify clients daily. Best of all, all products used at the spa are made with only organic ingredients. Panpuri mean it when they say everything is natural: Even the tea, bathrobes and slippers are organic!
Top treatment: Panpuri’s signature treatment, the Mali Moonlight Massage, uses tradiational Thai massage, aromatherapy and reiki techniques to pinpoint all your sore spots.
Endota may be a chain spa with franchises dotted all over the country, but its Paddington haven is anything but standard. A fresh, modern spa, Endota has a commitment to the environment and promotes the value of regular spa visits. They also cater to different clients’ tastes, with specially-designed rooms on offer to match patrons’ moods. For instance, the "calm" room is all about serenity, while the "energetic" room is for the more spirited clients. While Endota uses a slew of organic products in their treatments, they can also incorporate other high-end brands (such as Dermalogica) on the client's request.
Top treatment: Endota’s Organic Facial will leave your skin looking and feeling purified, soft and incredibly clean. They even throw in a bonus footbath and hand, scalp and foot massage.
This charming spa occupies a spot in the oceanside suburb of Mona Vale, and its treatments are as idyllic as its location. With a strong wellbeing philosophy, it’s only natural that Eden Spa encourages clients to treat themselves (and regularly use) products that contain organic ingredients. All of their therapies mirror this healthy mindset, but their "Detox" selection has proven to be the most popular among clients. And for good reason -- using organic products, these treatments are designed to purify and rejuvenate on the inside and out.
Top treatment: The Lime and Ginger Body Salt Glow includes body brushing, sea salt exfoliation, mini facial and rain shower to energise, cleanse and intensely hydrate the skin.
If you’re searching for an organic spa, The Last Resort Organic Detox Spa one should not be your last resort -- rather, it deserves to be top of the list. Founded by a naturopath, this spa has a team of health and beauty experts on hand to help clients tune in to their mind, body and spirit through its therapies. In fact, this spa offers so much more than beauty treatments. With natural health care advice, colon therapy, lifestyle programs and therapeutic massage on the menu, the spa offers clients a sense of complete wellbeing. Because of that, it is the place to go if you want to indulge in beauty treatments as well as reconnect with your body.
Top treatment: With its organic sea salt exfoliation, sea kelp and algae wrap, refloxology foot massage and birch oil massage, the Nutrient-rich Seaweed Wrap treatment will relax you on the deepest level.
Phyt’s Beauty and Spa offers a private, tranquil and relaxing setting in the middle of bustling Drummoyne. Exclusively using Phyt’s organic skincare products in all their treatments, the spa highlights the benefits of natural products when it comes to beauty. The therapists at Phyt’s strongly believe that the regular use of organic products will not only lead clients to their best ever skin, but also that they are much better for your insides. Skin is our largest organ, and the spa educates and encourages its clients to think about eliminating any unnecessary chemicals from their beauty routine. We’re converts!
Top treatment: Phyt’s has just launched its Certified Organic Spray Tan, a hydrating, long-lasting formula that promises sun-kissed colour without any nasties.
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