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Sometimes people know just what you need, when you need it. So when Katrina Thorpe from Ikatan Spa offered me the chance to preview the new “Nirvana” treatment\n in honour of the Spa’s 16th birthday, I couldn’t refuse.\n
\n

\n

Just entering the serene grounds of the newly-refurbished Ikatan Spa immediately puts you in a state of zen; and relaxing in the gardens before your treatment\n with a herbal tea forces you to slow down, appreciate the beautiful surroundings and consider for a moment that you could be world’s away from deadlines.\n It’s no wonder Ikatan Spa has been listed in Australia's top five destination day spas, was awarded Luxury Trave Guide’s Asia and Australasia Spa of\n the Year.

\n

Back to business, the Nirvana Package awaited – two hours of total bliss paying attention to the places that need it most: my head and my feet. The 60\n minute facial followed by a 60 minute deluxe pedicure sounded divine – and it was.

\n

After a peaceful preparation in the gardens, my Spa Therapist escorted me to my room for a personalised consultation where I could choose the relaxing\n Botanical Facial with organic and aromatic products; or the Environ Elements Facial with a non-allergenic, cosmeceutical skin care with no perfume\n or aroma.

\n

As my skin was suffering from too many late nights, I chose the latter.

\n

Both facials include deep cleansing, exfoliation or peel, mask and a heavenly massage to face, neck décolletage and scalp. It was pure indulgence and I\n may have dozed off in a state of enlightenment… for just a little bit. As I dozed in and out, I could feel the layers of daily dirt and grime\n being gently removed and my skin being nourished and nurtured. I chose the peel rather than the exfoliation and the purity of the ingredients were\n evident in the lack of harsh tingling or stinging.

\n

This sensory journey left me floating and to finish, eye cream, moisturiser and a complimentary organic INIKA mineral makeup application left me with a\n natural glow that reflected how I was feeling. The cruelty-free, certified vegan range of mineral makeup felt amazing and looked so natural that I’m\n a convert. Next time I will consider upgrading to a longer Anti-Ageing or Signature Facial for a minimal extra cost and for extended ultimate relaxation.

\n

After the facial, my therapist greeted me with a herbal tea (it was a tad too early for the champagne!) and escorted me to the appropriately-named Garden\n Room. Surrounded by nature, my state of bliss deepened during the Deluxe Pedicure, a soothing ritual for the feet. All the pressure I put on my feet\n was soaked, scrubbed, exfoliated, buffed and massaged away with expert precision.

\n

The hardest thing to do was choose a nail polish colour for my nails. The complimentary Ikatan nail polishes were inviting and extensive however as I tend\n to neglect topping up the polish on my toes, I opted for the upgrade to vinylux long wear polish offer for just $10 extra. I was offered to stay for\n as long as I liked in the serene grounds of the spa and was tempted by the menu offering lunch or morning and afternoon tea and a selection of non-alcoholic\n and alcoholic beverages.

\n

Deadlines called but I vowed to return, perhaps with a group of girlfriends and to plan ahead and order the full experience of lunch or afternoon tea.\n If you are looking for an Asian-inspired oasis, Ikatan Spa is the ultimate destination and the Nirvana Package is the key to achieving a total state\n of bliss.

\n

 

\n

Nirvana Package

\n
    \n
  • 2 hours $250
  • \n
  • 60 minute Facial + 60 minute
  • \n
  • Deluxe Pedicure
  • \n
  • Pregnancy safe
  • \n
  • Complimentary glass of champagne or pot of herbal T2 tea during your pedicure or after treatments in the gardens
  • \n
\n

Notify the team at time of booking if you have shellac on your nails as this requires extra time and an extra charge for removing.

\n

Ikatan Spa 

\n

46 Grays Rd, Doonan\n
Bookings: 5471 1199\n
www.ikatanspa.com

\n
\n

 

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Nirvana can be defined as a place of perfect peace and happiness; an ultimate state of enlightenment in which the soul is free from all worldly possessions. With this in mind and amongst the craziness of deadlines and Noosa Food & Wine over-indulgence, Deb Caruso sought a state of total bliss.

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IKATAN SPA Finding Nirvana

Nirvana can be defined as a place of perfect peace and happiness; an ultimate state of enlightenment in which the soul is free from all worldly possessions. With this in mind and amongst the craziness of deadlines and Noosa Food & Wine over-indulgence, Deb Caruso sought a state of total bliss.

Sometimes people know just what you need, when you need it. So when Katrina Thorpe from Ikatan Spa offered me the chance to preview the new “Nirvana” treatment in honour of the Spa’s 16th birthday, I couldn’t refuse.

Just entering the serene grounds of the newly-refurbished Ikatan Spa immediately puts you in a state of zen; and relaxing in the gardens before your treatment with a herbal tea forces you to slow down, appreciate the beautiful surroundings and consider for a moment that you could be world’s away from deadlines. It’s no wonder Ikatan Spa has been listed in Australia's top five destination day spas, was awarded Luxury Trave Guide’s Asia and Australasia Spa of the Year.

Back to business, the Nirvana Package awaited – two hours of total bliss paying attention to the places that need it most: my head and my feet. The 60 minute facial followed by a 60 minute deluxe pedicure sounded divine – and it was.

After a peaceful preparation in the gardens, my Spa Therapist escorted me to my room for a personalised consultation where I could choose the relaxing Botanical Facial with organic and aromatic products; or the Environ Elements Facial with a non-allergenic, cosmeceutical skin care with no perfume or aroma.

As my skin was suffering from too many late nights, I chose the latter.

Both facials include deep cleansing, exfoliation or peel, mask and a heavenly massage to face, neck décolletage and scalp. It was pure indulgence and I may have dozed off in a state of enlightenment… for just a little bit. As I dozed in and out, I could feel the layers of daily dirt and grime being gently removed and my skin being nourished and nurtured. I chose the peel rather than the exfoliation and the purity of the ingredients were evident in the lack of harsh tingling or stinging.

This sensory journey left me floating and to finish, eye cream, moisturiser and a complimentary organic INIKA mineral makeup application left me with a natural glow that reflected how I was feeling. The cruelty-free, certified vegan range of mineral makeup felt amazing and looked so natural that I’m a convert. Next time I will consider upgrading to a longer Anti-Ageing or Signature Facial for a minimal extra cost and for extended ultimate relaxation.

After the facial, my therapist greeted me with a herbal tea (it was a tad too early for the champagne!) and escorted me to the appropriately-named Garden Room. Surrounded by nature, my state of bliss deepened during the Deluxe Pedicure, a soothing ritual for the feet. All the pressure I put on my feet was soaked, scrubbed, exfoliated, buffed and massaged away with expert precision.

The hardest thing to do was choose a nail polish colour for my nails. The complimentary Ikatan nail polishes were inviting and extensive however as I tend to neglect topping up the polish on my toes, I opted for the upgrade to vinylux long wear polish offer for just $10 extra. I was offered to stay for as long as I liked in the serene grounds of the spa and was tempted by the menu offering lunch or morning and afternoon tea and a selection of non-alcoholic and alcoholic beverages.

Deadlines called but I vowed to return, perhaps with a group of girlfriends and to plan ahead and order the full experience of lunch or afternoon tea. If you are looking for an Asian-inspired oasis, Ikatan Spa is the ultimate destination and the Nirvana Package is the key to achieving a total state of bliss.

 

Nirvana Package

  • 2 hours $250
  • 60 minute Facial + 60 minute
  • Deluxe Pedicure
  • Pregnancy safe
  • Complimentary glass of champagne or pot of herbal T2 tea during your pedicure or after treatments in the gardens

Notify the team at time of booking if you have shellac on your nails as this requires extra time and an extra charge for removing.

Ikatan Spa 

46 Grays Rd, Doonan
Bookings: 5471 1199
www.ikatanspa.com


 

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