Photography by Chantel Cheah from imagesbychantel.com
Our Sporteluxe directors Bianca and Sarah reveal their favourite natural beauty treatments from the incredible indoor/outdoor Spa Sanctuary at Gwinganna Lifestyle Retreat on the Gold Coast Hinterland.
We tried: Rockupuncture
“Hot stone massage and acupuncture come together in beautiful harmony in this incredible treatment, created just for Gwinganna by acupuncturist and wellness expert Keri Krieger. The perfect mix of relaxation and remedial, the acupuncture targeted pressure points in my body and is said to help relieve insomnia and stress. Two wellness issues I’ve been dealing with recently!. The hot stone massage was out of this world. I found it hard to tell where the rocks ended and Keri’s hands began. I left feeling like a new human!” – Sarah Ranawake
We tried: LI’TYA Signature Ritual – The Dreaming
“This treatment was three hours of pure indulgence. I loved how every part of my body was tended to with a luxurious combination of a body wrap, body and scalp massage and hand and foot treatments. The best part? The way the therapist mixed traditional Indigenous Australian wisdom with deeply therapeutic treatment techniques to nurture, revive and restore my body. Highly recommended!” – Bianca Cheah
We tried: Abhyang Fusion
“This unique treatment is inspired by traditional Ayurvedic wisdom and incorporates the art of aromatherapy. Essential oils from Sydney-based natural beauty brand Subtle Energies are chosen according to your individual needs and the treatment begins with a grounding foot ritual. It then moves on to include a divine full body massage, a beautiful hot face compress and a heavenly scalp massage. I floated out of the treatment room on a cloud and did a little Vedic meditation after which upped the Zen-factor even more!” – Sarah Ranawake