Treetop massages – Stephanies® Mountain Spa

Chapter 5. Stephanie saddles up and heads for the hills.


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In June 2011 Stephanie Shepherd unveiled her Mountain Spa, a destination retreat located at Mercure Clear Mountain Lodge, Spa and Vineyard – a scenic 35 minute journey from Brisbane CBD.

“Clear Mountain instantly transports you to a different state of mind. The views are sensational and draw your attention from all angles,” says Stephanie Shepherd.

“I was instantly drawn to the location and feel it offers clients a wonderful alternative to our current spa offerings. The treatments have a distinct natural earthy appeal. We have a strong focus on our Vino Therapies and Organic treatments, as it’s a perfect marriage with our natural mountain spa environment.” adds Shepherd.

The hinterland spa retreat spans approximately 180 square metres over six magnificent treatment suites; including a hydro couples suite, a grand Boudreaux VIP lounge and bath suite, a triple treatment room, a steam therapy cave, unique hydro swiss shower room and a sole therapy and manicure lounge; which can accommodate up to 7 people at one time.

Stephanie’s signature Tranquility Lounge overlooks the resorts manicured gardens and lush treetops of the mountain below; the perfect setting to rebalance and relax with herbal tea and seasonal fruit sorbet.

The VIP Boudreaux lounge and bath suite showcase the picture postcard views of the rolling landscape and is the ultimate retreat for couples seeking privacy in their own treatment and lounge domain. Equipped with massage beds and a magnificent bespoke stone bath, the Boudreaux suite has been created to offer the feeling of a private couples spa, within a spa. The minute you enter the room the $10,ooo palazzo stone bath and the panoramic mountain views command your attention….until the Ghareni massage beds beckon.

The state of the art European designed wellness beds are used throughout the spa and boast a cloud-like padding, with pre-programmed memory to position clients in ultimate comfort. The smart thermo heating ensures body temperature is perfectly balanced to match the therapy experience; whilst the relaxing vibro technology provides an all over meditative state when enjoying a body wrap or facial.

Specialising in couples and group treatments, the spa offers a well-rounded and unique menu of therapies. The spa layout is well suited to group bookings and ticks all the right boxes for special occasion, hens parties, bucks events – a more relaxing take on a gents escape.


Stephanies® Ocean Spa – Sandy toes and salty kisses

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Chapter 4. The ocean was calling.

Stephanies Ocean Spa opened in 2010 and is located in the heart of cosmopolitan Noosa at the new Outrigger Little Hastings Street Resort & Spa. A leisurely stroll to the designer boutiques and culinary delights of Noosa’s famed Hastings Street and an easy drive north of Brisbane, the spa is the perfect excuse to enjoy a relaxing getaway to the Sunshine Coast.

Stephanies Ocean Spa is the largest in the group, spanning more than 450 square metres and boasting 11 magnificent treatment rooms including couples suites, a triple treatment suite with private floatation pool and a rain therapy vichy shower, complete with a stunning hand crafted acacia cedar shower bed.

“The architectural design of the Noosa spa allowed us to create a variety of treatment spaces, from private garden suites to geisha hydro baths, floatation pools and comfortable group domains”, says Shepherd.

“It’s important to offer the basics in spa therapy as well as introduce new and amazing treatments for our clients to experience”.

True to her word, the various spa menus incorporate everyday beauty therapies and unique treatments, such as anti aging vino therapies and the amazing health benefits of the mineral colour therapy floatation pool.