Sometimes a lunch break is all you need to switch-off, and get glowing, youthful skin and a calm mind and soul.
Eyes Wide Open
It is often hard for the delicate area around our eyes to hide the wear and tear of a hectic schedule; thatâ€™s why Spring Spa developed a quick pick me up for the peepers. The vitamin-C packed Eyes and Shine treatment includes a dark-circle diminishing massage and de-puffing, oxygenating masks, making it the ideal way to rejuvenate your eyes during a tough working week. The eye area is left smooth, hydrated and wide awake.
Eyes and Shine ($25 for 15 minutes) available at Spring Spa Auckland, Wellington and Queenstown, springspa.com.
Ashleigh Scott, founder and director of The Facialist, takes a hands-on approach to facials and her Yoga Facial is no exception. Scott designed the quick-yet-effective facial as a boot camp for to rev up the facial muscles that can start to sag when theyâ€™re not regularly stimulated. The intensive toning facial lifts and firms, reducing the appearance of under-eye bags, congestion and dullness. For the best results, Scott recommends a course of six treatments done once or twice weekly.
Yoga Facial ($110 for 30 minutes or $590 for a course of six) available at The Facialist, Shed 16 â€“ City Works Depot, Auckland, ashleighscott.co.nz.
The Ultaceuticals Vita Brasion treatment has been created to target a number of skincare concerns including pigmentation, dullness and large pores, proving that achieving real skincare results doesnâ€™t always take hours. A gentle diamond-encrusted dermabrasion wand is used to slough away dead skin cells and unblock pores, before sonophoresis is used to deliver active vitamin A and C into the deeper layers of the skin. Skin is instantly plumper, radiant and hydrated.
Ultraceuticals Vita Brasion treatment (from $85 for 45 to 60 minutes), visit ultraceuticals.com to find your nearest therapist
Thereâ€™s nothing more relaxing than a de-stressing head massage and the Shirobhyanga Indian head massage is not only the perfect way to take some time out for yourself, itâ€™s also the ideal introduction to award-winning Spa Ayurdaâ€™s offerings. Throughout the massage therapists use a combination of invigorating oils to awaken the senses and restore balance to mind, body and soul. Try it alone when you need a moment of escapism or add it onto a Spa Ayurda facial.
Shirobhyanga Indian head massage ($55 for 30 minutes) available at Spa Ayurda, 213 Ponsonby Road, Auckland, spaayurda.co.nz