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The Benefits Of Relaxation At A Day Spa

The Benefits Of Relaxation At A Day Spa

We’re so excited to be back in our beautiful spa treating all of you! After what has been a long and stressful time in our lives, it is more important than ever for us to take some much-needed down time. Our day spa offers a calming space where you can escape the pressures of life and truly relax with a pampering treatment.

We understand that as our city opens up again and life resumes to a new kind of normal, time will become limited. However, we also know how important it is to take the time to invest in yourself and prioritise your own self care. If lockdown has taught us anything it’s that sometimes pressing the pause button is good for us. Our Day Spa in Parramatta offers a variety of treatments including massages, facials, pamper packages & beauty essentials that will leave you floating out of the treatment room.

There are endless benefits to investing in your own wellbeing, some of the health benefits to taking time for relaxation include-

  • Reduce stress and the symptoms of anxiety and depression 
  • Lowering heart rate and blood pressure
  • Reducing muscle fatigue and pain
  • Improving concentration and focus (goodbye brain fog!) 
  • Improving quality of sleep
  • Reducing fatigue

Our spa menu offers an extensive variety of services such as massages, cleansing body scrubs, spa rituals and advanced facials including skin peels and microdermabrasion. No matter what treatment you decide to indulge in, we promise it will deliver results and improve your well being. From the minute you enter our spa your mind will immediately begin to ease and your shoulders will relax, our team of professional spa therapists are experienced in creating bespoke treatments which are customised to your needs.

As a leading day spa in Western Sydney we are proud to offer you a space to escape your busy life and retreat to a state of calm. Whether you are seeking a massage to ease muscle pain, a facial to renew your skin or a pampering spa package, now is the time to discover what a few hours at the spa could do for your well being. 

To thank you for your support during this time and to welcome you back into the spa we are offering a complimentary Indian Head Massage with every facial in October. 

Book your next appointment online here.

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THE ELAINE BRENNAN SKIN RENEWAL PEEL

 
The world renowned Elaine Brennan Skin Renewal Peeling is now available for use by doctors, plastic surgeons and medical spas in Australia.

This truly unique, superior and exclusive cosmetic peeling treatment has been tried and tested for over 30 years. Proven to be the most effective way to a clear, healthy, beautiful, young looking and blemish free skin.

There is no peeling which rivals its safety and produces such excellent results, making it

suitable for skins of all ages and color.

Rejuvenation, dramatic improvement in color, texture and elasticity of the skin is achieved with no destruction of the living cells.

1 x Session

2 x 2.5hr in Salon sessions on consecutive days

7 – 10 days downtime

7 – 10th day Peel Reveal in Salon

Home Care Included 

The Elaine Brennan Skin Renewal Peeling System is unique in that the treatment not only produces a superior peeling that is safe, but is also extremely effective. It achieves a true rejuvenation of the skin resulting in the dramatic improvement in its elasticity, texture, and color. Some peelings can destroy the cells in the deeper layers of the epidermis, which can damage the delicate skin tissues. With our unique peeling formulation, any risks are removed by using special base ingredients which have no penetration properties and cannot carry the peeling process too deeply into the skin. Therefore, there are no toxic side-effects. The best part is it can be customized to different skin types.

WHAT PEEL DOES YOUR SKIN TYPE NEED?

WRINKLES/AGING SKIN

ACNE / OILY SKIN

DARK COMPLEXION

FRECKLES & PIGMENTATION

With this unique peeling formulation, any risks are removed by using special base ingredients which have no penetration properties and cannot carry the peeling process too deeply into the skin. Therefore, there are no toxic side-effects.

The Elaine Brennan Skin Renewal Peeling System is a timely and unique peeling treatment formulated for use in a professional clinic, medical spas and qualified experienced estheticians.

The System is the most effective way to obtain a healthy, glowing, beautiful, young-looking and blemish-free skin.

The treatment produces a superior peeling that is totally safe and effective and is therefore suitable for skins of all ages, types, and colors. All ingredients used in our peeling system are of the finest medical grade quality and are approved by the FDA for use on the skin.

The peeling can be applied to selected areas of the body as well as the face, neck, and eyelids.

THE ELAINE BRENNAN GETGLOWING MICROPEEL

This is the first Salon in Australia to offer this MicroPeel!

This Peel can be performed all year round, provided the client uses adequate SPF everyday

1 x session includes 1 x GetGlowing Peel session

Course of 6 GetGlowing Micro Peels 2 -6 weeks apart

What is the Elaine Brennan GetGlowing Micro-peel?

The GetGlowing Micro-Peel is a treatment in which a cream is applied to the skin to encourage the exfoliation of dead skin cells and debris while stimulating the skin’s natural renewal process. The GetGlowing Micro-peel is tailored to fit your clients’ individual skin type and long-term goals.

Why was the GetGlowing Micro-Peel Formulated?

Lynda van der Spuy, daughter of Elaine Brennan, created the Micro-Peel for the client who cannot afford the down time of the Elaine Brennan Skin Renewal Peeling as well as for clients looking for a less expensive option.

How does the Get Glowing Micro-Peel differ from the Elaine Brennan Skin Renewal Peel?

There is no comparison between the two peels and should not be confused with one another. The GetGlowing Micro-Peel is a mild peeling which will lightly exfoliate the skin leaving it refreshed and soft.

What results will I see?

The GetGlowing Micro-peel is designed to refine skin texture damaged by environmental factors and skin conditions such as acne. The procedure assists in smoothing fine lines and evening out skin discoloration. It improves skin texture and reduces the appearance of acne scars and environmental damage to the skin. With each additional Micro-Peel procedure, you will notice incremental improvements in the overall appearance of the skin.

How many treatments do my clients need?

For maximum results, we recommend a series of Six GetGlowing Micro-Peel procedures in two to six week intervals, depending on the skin type.

CONTRA-INDICATIONS

Pregnant and breast feeding women, anyone who is taking the drug ACCUTANE and for a minimum of 6-12 months postACCUTANE, anyone who has ACTIVE CANCER, anyone currently undergoing CHEMOTHERAPY or RADIATION or is taking an ORAL CHEMOTHERAPY DRUG, anyone who currently has HERPES OUTBREAK (cold sores, etc.) or has FLU.

Anyone who is allergic to RESORCINOL or SALICYLATES (aspirin) & HAIR DYE.

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Your health is most important to us. See how we’re responding to COVID-19

 

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Things are going to be a little different in the day spa upon our return and we appreciate your support in honouring these requirements.

The following requirements will need to be met by all clients, for all everyone’s safety:

  • Bookings will be mandatory. We will not accept any walk-ins. Please contact us at facebodydayspa@bigpond.com or text/call us on 0448 670 023 for all bookings.
  • Our on-line booking service is currently switched off until further notice. This will allow us to ensure we can best accommodate the new requirements in cleaning between clients.
  • Call us on 02 9683 4338 or 0448 670 023 or contact us via our facebook page. If you would like to be put on our priority list for bookings please contact us asap
  • The door to our day spa will be locked at all times, clients will be required to call us upon arrival, knock on the door or wait in their car until we notify you that you can come in for your appointment. This is to ensure the previous client has left and that mandatory cleaning has been completed. All linen will be required to be changed after each client has finished, so we thank you for your patience in advance.
  • Temperature checks will be conducted upon entry to the salon.
  • Hands must be washed/sanitised upon arrival and exit of the salon. This will be available for all clients to easily access.
  • Completion of a new COVID 19 form is now mandatory upon arrival.
  • There will be strictly no additional guests allowed in the spa at any time. All appointments will be strictly kept one on one to ensure everyone’s safety.
  • No cash payments, only Eftpos or CC.
  • Face Body Day Spa & Beauty has the right to refuse service to anyone showing signs of being ill or who has recently returned from overseas and has not completed mandatory quarantine.
  • Strictly no food will be allowed in the spa. Please also only bring the essentials with you to minimise cleaning.

We will have a safety plan in place which will include measures such as:

  • One person per 4 square metres including both staff and clients, up to a maximum of 10 clients at any one time
  • Exclusion of staff and clients who are unwell, even if they have only mild symptoms
  • Records of attendance on the business premises for all staff, clients and contractors (The completion of our COVID 19 Form)
  • Removal of books, magazines and iPads from waiting areas to reduce the potential for infection of clients
  • Seating in waiting areas that complies with physical distancing, once we grant you access to the spa.
  • Clearly displayed conditions of entry on our entrance.
  • Designating a staff member whose responsibilities include ensuring staff and clients have appropriate physical distancing and that the venue does not exceed the maximum capacity limit and
  • Measures to maximise distancing between staff where safe and practical
  • Encourage download of the COVID-safe app.
  • We know this can be all very overwhelming, please know we are also in the process of adapting to our new way of business. We are all in this together and our aim is to be able to provide you with the best possible care.

Thank you so much for your support and we look forward to treating you once again in the spa!

Much Love,
Sukhi & The Team

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Self Care Tips

 

self careSelf care…do you make it a priority?

Self care is a key ingredient to maintain a healthy relationship with yourself as it produces positive feelings, relaxes your state and boosts your confidence. Self care is necessary to remind yourself that your needs as an individual matter and are important. Self- care ensures that you stay sharp mentally, motivated, positive and healthy.

Self care is definitely becoming a buzzword of society and it’s with good reason. I personally am so glad it’s something that everyone is becoming more conscious of. One of the reasons many of us become Beauty or Spa Therapists is because we want to help others with their own personal self care. It’s rewarding for us to be able to see the emotional and physical changes time out for relaxation can create. 

With life being so ‘on’ and ‘go, go, go’ all the time, it’s no wonder we are feeling more stressed, more anxious, more busy and more neglected than ever. So many of us wear many hats every day. From parenting, to working, to friendships and relationships, there’s usually always somewhere to be or do. Unless we create space. 

And as the old saying goes, you can’t pour from an empty cup!! Taking time out for self care is not selfish, it’s selfless. It’s done to help us ensure we are functioning at our best. Self care also doesn’t need to be over complicated. It can be simple things repeated on a daily basis or it can be a weekly or monthly ritual we create. 

Some of our favourite ways to enjoy some self care are: 

  • A beautiful soak in a warm bath. Add a favourite or mood enhancing bath soak such as our Pure Fiji Coconut Lime Bath Soak. Pop some candles on (safely) and grab a book for some extra relaxation
  • Grab your favourite cup of tea and sip away in your favourite spot outside in nature. Take in the environment around you, particularly if you have birds singing or the ocean near by. 
  • Wake up an hour earlier than everyone else, meditate and practice a simple yoga or stretching session. 
  • Enjoy a weekly or monthly massage/facial/spa visit. This is definitely our favourite 😉 but there’s definite positives to enjoying a treatment regularly for both your mind and body. 
  • Journal your thoughts. Go for a walk and sit down and journal about how you are feeling right then and there. Remind yourself what you are grateful for and pop all your current feelings down on paper. It feels good to get them out 

Whatever makes you feel good and you enjoy doing is what self care is all about. It doesn’t need to be complicated, but it should be prioritised. Make sure you even mark out some time in your diary for self care, you won’t regret it. 

Let us know below what your favourite self care ritual is.

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Valentine’s Day Ideas

Valentine's Day

Valentine’s Day is almost here! Now I know not everyone celebrates Valentine’s Day, but even if you don’t have a special someone to celebrate with, use it as a day to celebrate yourself and being alive. 

For those of you who are looking for a few ways to share this day with a loved one, I thought I would share some of my favourite things to do in Parramatta (or things I’d love to try). 

  • Sunrise walk and picnic for breakfast (add location locally to do this) 
  • Brunch at (insert cute cafe here) 
  • Couple’s Massage at Face Body Day Spa with Lunch included
  • Dinner at (insert Restaurant)
  • Staycation at (insert hotel) 

These are just a few things we love to do in Parramatta. Valentine’s Day doesn’t have to be big and extravagant, but making memories is an amazing gift to give. If you need any help with a gift for the spa, let us know. We’d love to help you spoil the one you love (or yourself) 


Valentine's Day IdeasLooking for something a little different this Valentine’s Day?

Looking for something a little different this Valentine’s Day? We know how rare it can sometimes be to have time alone as a couple. Often we are so busy doing all the things that life brings, that we don’t get time out to connect as a couple. This Valentine’s Day, why not make a commitment to spend some time out with eachother? Enjoy a beautiful couple’s massage and recharge both your batteries. Can’t make it in? Why not spoil your partner with a couple’s massage gift voucher and plan a date together?

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Body Treatments – The Perfect Spring Selfcare Ritual

massage-therapyHave you been to the spa before and looked at the menu, always curious to know more about what a body treatment is and what’s involved? But the thought of having one, just makes you nervous so you don’t have to worry about asking for more information? This is so much more common than you may think! So many of our clients are really scared or nervous about body services. Today we want to reassure you, there’s absolutely nothing to worry about, and in fact, a body treatment is one of the most divine experiences you will have at Face Body Day Spa. It really is the ultimate in self care! So what actually IS a Body treatment? A body treatment is a combination of body exfoliation, steam therapy, body massage and a body treatment mask. We have a few variations of body treatments and wraps, however today we will focus on the 2.5 hour version which we feel is most beneficial and enjoyable for our guests.

oilThe body experience will commence with one of our most favourite services steam therapy. A beautiful way to detox and relax. A refreshing herbal steam is the perfect pick me up and can be added to any of our body treatments. It’s something you don’t often get to experience, and it allows your skin to be gently prepared for soaking up all the goodness from the next stages of your treatment.

Smooth and soften your skin to perfection with an all over body exfoliation. Customised to your mood, choose your personalised aroma’s and exfoliants. Body exfoliation not only removes dead skin build up from the body, it also stimulates the blood flow and in turn, helps with lymphatic drainage to remove toxins from the body. Your skin is left feeling soft and supple.

Treatment mask time! Drench your skin in our heavenly hydrating body wrap, tone in a detoxifying treatment mask or rejuvenate for the softest skin you’ve ever had. A deluxe mask is created for you and lathered on to your arms, legs, back and tummy. And all while your mask is being soaked up by your skin, we indulge you with our incredible Indian Head Massage. How good is that!

body massageThen the best part of the whole experience (in my opinion). The Body Massage! Choose from Remedial, Aromatherapy, Hot Stone, Soy Candle or Relaxation Massage. Each has it’s own individual client experience that will deeply relax, but also concentrate on your concerns. Your mind, body and soul will be so deeply relaxed and rejuvenated, you won’t want to leave!

 

Once we have completed the treatment, we take you through to our beautiful courtyard to relax and enjoy a herbal tea or light refreshment. It’s important for you to take the time to slowly come back to the world and not rush your exit. Your body will be feeling relaxed and we don’t want to stress it by rushing you out the door!

herbal teaWe really do love to see how happy and floating our clients are after experiencing this blissful service.

One of the most common questions everyone is afraid to ask us is, will you see me naked? Well, we are here to assure you that a body treatment is extremely private and you’re constantly covered with beautiful linen to ensure you feel comfortable at all times. We aim to work section by section of the body, so no unnecessary areas are left exposed at any one time.

We provide everything for you, to just sit back, relax and enjoy the journey! We hope to see you soon for a blissful treatment. Maybe even drop some hints for Christmas this year as it makes a beautiful gift

Our Body Scrub, Steam, Massage & Mask from | 2.5 hours | $277

Any questions? We’d love for you to get in contact with us!

Feel free to give us a call on 02 9683 4338 or text us any time on 0448 670 023

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Spring Clean Your Skin

 
beauty-cucumber-facialWhy a Spring Clean for your Skin is just what it needs after Winter. Let us tell you all about our Spring Glow Facial and the benefits of cleaning out your skin’s system seasonally.

After Winter our skin can feel a little under the weather. The sudden change in the environment, can be hard for our cells to adjust to. As the season begins to warm up, our skin can start to process additional oil and turn over it’s cells more quickly. For this reason, we find it’s the perfect time to invest in a facial.

Having a facial done, allows your skin to be flooded with nutrients, clear away any build up on the skin and allow the new cells to flourish.

This spring, we have custom designed our Spring Glow Facial to give your skin everything it needs to prepare itself for the warmer months. We begin your treatment with a beautiful and relaxing back exfoliation and massage, because we all know it’s one of those places, we just can’t reach ourselves!!

Once your feeling revitalised on your back, we turn you over to start your beautiful facial. Using a customised cleanser to suit your skin type, we will gently double cleanse your skin. Next we will boost your skin with our Mceutic treatment. A true beauty treatment inspired by the medical world, it delivers a tailor-made treatment in three sequences – a renovating peel, bio-regenerative infusion and corrective intervention – to restore youthful, plump and radiant skin quality, while respecting the skin’s physiology. Your skin will be left soft, supple and ready for Spring.

Spring is also a great time of year to re-evaluate your skincare at home. Often a heavier moisturiser is needed during the cooler months, however it’s always nice to give your skin a change and look at moving to a lightweight day cream and keep your heavier cream for night time, while you sleep. Adding in a Vitamin B or C Serum can also help fight against free radicals and keep the skin clear and bright during the warmer months.

Check your SPF is still within its expiry date, as this is really important to ensure you’re going to receive maximum protection from the sun during the warmer months. The other key ingredient to your skin during spring is hydration from within, so aim to drink 3 litres of water a day to ensure your hydration levels are where they should be.

If you would like any help in how to best take care of your individual skin, we’re always here to help. Pop in and see one of our friendly therapists in the Spa.

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How Often Should You Get A Professional Facial?

Cost and time aside, we recommend to have a facial at least every 4 weeks to maintain and keep your skin in the best condition. After having a Facial when you are at home it is very important to take care of your skin by cleansing & Moisturising on daily basis in between your facials. Your beauty therapist will recommend suitable products for your skin type and condition based on your needs.

By doing regular facials you will starting to see and feel the difference in your skin. 
 
Why every 4 weeks? we recommend to have a facial because our skin cell turnover cycle is 28 days long. So getting a professional facial is very important to help the production of collagen & Elasticity in your skin. You also need to remember to use sun protection on your face to protect your skin. 
 
Facials can also help in clearing clogged pores and remove dead skin cell. A facial is essentially multi-step skin treatment that is one of the best ways to take care of your skin. A Facial cleanser, exfoliates, and nourish the skin, promoting a clear, well-hydrated complexion and it can help your skin look younger. A Facial is most popular spa treatment after a massage.
 
It is also very important to keep that in mind that using a profession skin care at home will help to achieve the best results faster, the reason behind it after having 1 hour facial in day spa your skin feels most hydrated, clean and able to breath so imagine by using good skin care at home every day will enhance your results that will last for longer time of period.
 
We use makeup everyday to hide all the discolouration and uneven skin tone and even to look and feel better, instead of hiding it behind the makeup its better to look after your skin so its in the best condition. Always clean your face with cleanser and then use a prescribed moisturiser followed by your primer and then foundation. It sounds too much of work but believe me using foundation directly on your face is the worse thing you can do face your face because foundation is there to cover the impurities not to fix them and shouldn’t absorb in your skin. By using primer under your moistures will help to create the barrier between your skin and foundation so it will not clogged your pores and stays where it should instead of going into the skin.
 
Having a regular facials will help not only deeply cleansing your skin but also help to penetrate all the products into deeper level of your skin so you will get fast results that last longer. My favourite facial is Deep Cleansing & Microhydrabrasion that cleanse your skin very deeply so it can breath.
 
I love helping all my clients to achieve the best results and when they leave happy that just makes my day.
 

Feel free to ask any question you may have and I will see you all very soon

 

Skin and Body Care Tips

Winter is here which means it’s that time of year where we really need to nourish and care for our skin. With shorter days and less Vitamin D from the sun, it’s crucial we look at supporting our skin both internally and externally.

Winter often brings dry, flakey and sometimes itchy skin, but that doesn’t mean you have to suffer. Some of the best things you can do to support your skin in Winter is:

  • Dry body brushing before you shower to stimulate the lymphatic system and get the blood flowing.
  • Make sure your shower water is warm and not too hot. Hot water although it can feel really nice, can also have a damaging effect on the skin over time.
  • Keep your skin on your face and body moisturised. The best time to apply your moisturiser is straight after you shower. This will allow the skin to soak up the moisture and make it easier for you to apply. Also look at keeping a small tube of moisturiser in your handbag for those crisp and windy days, so you can reapply to your face, lips and even hands during Winter.
  • Stay hydrated! Drink as much H2O as possible. Ensuring you are drinking appropriately 2ltrs of filtered clean water each day, will help keep your skin hydrated from Winter.
  • Nourish your skin from within. Add a skin boosting collagen or greens/reds powder to your diet to allow your skin to be boosted with antioxidants from within. A healthy gut is vital for glowing skin.
  • Create time each week for an at home facial routine. Cleanse, exfoliate and apply a hydrating mask to keep your skin in a healthy condition. I personally love using a cream based hydration mask which I can apply and wear overnight while I sleep to give my skin an extra boost! Also don’t forget to treat your eyes and lips. The skin is more delicate in those areas so it’s important to ensure you’re taking extra care of them as well

We hope you have found these skin tips helpful and we would love to see you in the Spa soon!

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Hot Stone Massage

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We love Hot Stone Massage, especially in the cooler months. It’s not only a great way to relax and revive sore muscles, but there’s also some amazing therapeutic effects from the treatment.

Hot Stone Massage provides a very healing and effective experience. The hot stones expand blood vessels, which increases blood flow throughout the body allowing muscles to be flooded with nutrients. The hot stones can have a sedative effect that can help to relieve chronic pain, reduce stress and promote deep relaxation.

It is thought to have originated in China almost 2,000 years ago. Since then, the technique of using stones for massage and healing has been used in many different cultures, including the Americas, Africa, Egypt, and India.

A hot stone massage uses a combination of both the therapists hands, warm oils and the basalt stones to relax the muscles and ease tension. Stones are placed in various points on the body as well, including the back, hands and feet, where the heat is penetrating into the muscles. It is also believed that the stones create an energy to help calm and clear the mind.

We love the results from performing a beautiful Hot Stone Massage on our clients. It’s a truly unique experience and one which can really help you to feel better overall.

We’d love to see you soon for a Hot Stone Massage