It feels like chocolate mousse!Posted on in Entertainment
With only an hour (again) up my sleeve, I raced into spaQ. I hadn’t had a chance to check out the treatment list (again) so I arrived with what must now be a regular phrase heard at this spa, “I have an hour, make me relax please!”.
The reception staff member, Suzie, picks the 30min Purifying Deep Cleansing Facial, and the 30 min Wild Thyme Foot Therapy. As I’ve mentioned before, patience is not one of my more well developed virtues, so splitting the treatment into two half an hour lots was something that I felt relieved about. Also my feet were really sore having raced around like a mad woman at work all the week prior.
My therapist, Lily, took me to the changing room, I did the obligatory shift into the comfy robe and slippers and headed to the treatment room. I was interested to see how relaxed I could get with the hour split into two different treatments. This was a short lived ponder, because I promptly fell asleep about 10 minutes into the treatment! Only waking up to feel the sensation of the mask being placed on my face (felt like fluffy chocolate mousse being swished over my skin), and then waking up to feel my feet being scrubbed.
So, these treatments are the opposite of last weeks. I was completely relaxed, and completely at peace. I feel like I had all the smog scrubbed away last week, and this week I floated up to cloud 9 and stayed there for an hour. I very rarely get to relax during the day for an hour. I loved every second of it.
(I’ve decided I’m going to include the treatments to make sure you can pick the right ones).
PURIFYING DEEP CLEANSING FACIAL
(60 mins / $130)
Cleanse and detoxify congested or imbalanced skin. Purification begins with gentle willow bark extract exfoliation for the pores and deep cleansing mud therapy. Powerful plant extracts of birch, vetiver, burdock and juniper effectively balance excess oil production to reduce inflammation, congestion and breakouts. your skin will feel refreshed and nourished.
WILD THYME FOOT THERAPY
(30 mins / $65)
We’ve taken everybody’s-favourite foot rub and tweaked it to sublime perfection. Tired, over-worked and under nourished feet will be smoothed, soothed and spruced with an invigorating wild thyme foot pumice, and refreshed and cooled with a eucalyptus essential oil infusion. Then comes the rub – a reflex-esque style massage from your toes to knees, using
a capsicum, menthol and wintergreen blend to put some sizzle back into your step.