Bridal Buzz – Stephanies® Ocean Spa

Bridal Buzz

Stephanies® Ocean Spa featured in Queensland Brides, Bridal Buzz.

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“Gather all your hens and head to Stephanies® Ocean Spa for a day of pampering and primping you’ll always remember! This 450sq metre state-of-the-art space at the new Outrigger Little Hastings Street Resort & Spa at Noosa features among other wonderful treatments, a mineral floatation colour therapy session designed to open up your chakras and re-energise your chi – just the thing to get you floating down the aisle! Check out the complete menu of treatments at www.stephanies.com.au

Heat. Lay. Scrub – Total Relaxation at Stephanies

relaxationTAKE NO CHANCES, VISIT A SPA TO BE STEAMED, MASSAGED AND POLISHED INTO TOTAL RELAXATION, WRITES CHRISTINA PFEIFFER

With a stunning coastline, pristine national parks, seaside resorts and charming hinterland towns, the Sunshine Coast is a destination that immediately puts you in a relaxed state of mind. The sweeping beaches and rolling hills are ideal for nurturing the soul, but if you need more help there are plenty of world-class health spas to help you wind down.

Among the eclectic range of treatments available to melt away your stress are ancient Tibetan remedies, Greek and Roman-inspired bathing rituals, gentle Balinese healing and even antioxidant vino therapy from France.

There’s more than one way to absorb the benefits of a good wine. At Stephanie’s Ocean Spa, the antioxidant properties of the grape are used to soothe the skin and slow the ageing process with either a vinotherapy body polish, body wrap or wine bath. The extensive menu also offers treatments such as a hot stone massage and organic skin therapy.

The treatment suites are equipped with the latest and greatest in spa technology. Luxuriate with friends in a triple- treatment room with its flotation colour therapy pool or enjoy a luxurious couple’s retreat in the geisha spa suite. www.stephanies.com.au

Beauty Destination – Stephanies Ocean Spa

Water therapy – Stephanies Ocean Spa featured in Latte Magazine

Stephanies Ocean Spa

Who would have thought water and salt was all you needed for a great day spa treatment? I discovered this powerful combination on a visit to Stephanies Ocean Spa in Noosa where they offer two signature water treatments: mineral flotation colour therapy and Spirit of Wailele rain therapy.

The mineral flotation together with the colour therapy (as different coloured lights shine continuously into the pool) claims to help relieve stress, body aches and pains. Heated to a comfortable 35-­degrees, the water contains a dense mineral and salt solution that means your body has absolutely no choice but to float freely. This is a very weird sensation at first as you defy gravity – picture astronauts somersaulting in space and that’s what happens if you try to stand or sink to the bottom of the pool.

Despite the weird sensation and failed attempts to stand, I started to enjoy floating naked and effortlessly in the 1.5 x 4 metre long pool. It’s a far cry from the coffin-like enclosed flotation tanks, which I never embraced.

As I gave myself over to this new sensation something must have switched inside without me realising because, before I knew it, the hour was up, my mind was still and I was surprised at just how relaxed I felt.

Hawaiian for “waterfall”, the Wailele rain therapy was my next 90-­minute journey into H2O bliss. It takes place in the spa’s Vichy suite, which features a stunning shower bed carved out of cedar in the shape of a mangrove tree leaf, inspired by the mangrove trees found in the wetlands of Noosa.

Starting with a hair and scalp treatment and massage I realised the simple pleasure of having someone else wash your hair. Calming and soothing attention was then focused on my face as a hydration mask was applied followed by a dry body brush and sea salt exfoliation.

For what seemed like ages, invigorating streams of warm water cascaded over me just like a waterfall as the therapist performed water and warm stone massage techniques. Between the soothing strokes of the therapist and sensation of the water, I felt simply and completely pampered. As I left the spa, I promised myself I would get into the habit of having long baths at home much more often. www.stephanies.com.au