Top spa retreats around Australia

February 13, 2016

Let us take you on a tour of beauty around Australia this Valentine’s Day. Whether you fancy a cut and polish or want to reset in a luxe retreat admist Balinese gardens, we’ve found a spa to suit. Victoria   New South Wales   Queenland   ACT   South Australia   Tasmania   Western Australia   NEXT >> Check out our beauty section for all your health and beauty tips….

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Must-visit spa retreats in Victoria, Australia

February 13, 2016

Want to escape the city buzz or relax in exclusive inner city getaways? There’s plenty to experience in Victoria. PURE LUXE Spa de Marrakech The place: A traditional Moroccan bathhouse in Victoria’s picturesque Yarra Valley. There’s a steam temple, and treatments include colour therapy sessions, aromatherapy massage, radiant facials and exquisite dining. At the centre, you’ll find a Roman bathhouse where guests can relax in hot mineral spring water. It’s…

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Australian spa retreats in New South Wales

February 13, 2016

From resorts and spas, to lifestyle and beauty retreats, find an escape at one of these top locations in New South Wales, Australia.   PURE LUXE Nature’s Energy The place: Everything is based on earthy elements at Nature’s Energy in Sydney’s Balmain. The spa baths are surrounded by dark cobbled stones, creating an experience akin to being in a secluded rainforest. Just leave the kids at home. The experience: Book…

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Beauty escapes around Queensland, Australia

February 12, 2016

Experience a true Balinese spa escape at these top spa retreats in Queensland, Australia.   PURE LUXE Ikatan Balinese Day Spa The place: Voted best destination spa in Australia, Ikatan Balinese Day Spa is set on an acreage just a few minutes outside of Noosa. Truly tranquil, it boasts gorgeous Balinese gardens and villa-style treatment rooms that truly embrace nature – slightly redolent of a traditional Balinese village. Set deep…

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Spa and beauty retreats in Australian Capital Territory

February 12, 2016

Treat yourself at one of these beautiful escapes in the nations capital, Australian Capital Territory and let your body heal and relax. PURE LUXE Geranium Day Spa For Women The place: This picturesque bush retreat for women is perfect for a getaway with your favourite lady pals, or by yourself if you’re partied out or just need to reflect and relax. The day spa, situated just 30 minutes outside of…

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South Australian spa retreats

February 12, 2016

For secluded locations and breathtaking scenery, relax your body and soul at one of these spa retreats in South Australia.   PURE LUXE Southern Ocean Lodge The place: Due to its truly secluded location, perched high on a cliff top, you can only access the treatment rooms via a boardwalk through the coastal flora. Once you reach your private oasis, admire the view, rewind and relax, soaking up the sounds…

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Top Tasmanian spa retreats to visit

February 12, 2016

For locals and visitors alike, experience a spa retreat like no other at one of these breathtaking locations in Tasmania, Australia. PURE LUXE Waldheim Alpine Spa At Peppers Cradle Mountain Lodge The place: The spa well and truly makes the most of its spectacular location, overlooking the Cradle Mountain and its ancient forests, snow-capped pine trees and crisp mountain streams. Drop in and ease your body after a day of…

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Spa retreats in Western Australia

February 12, 2016

Holistic health and wellbeing experiences awaits at these top spa retreats in Western Australia. PURE LUXE Indijup Spa Retreat The place: A spa retreat surrounded by national parkland, sprawling vineyards and unspoiled beaches. There are 10 luxurious villas, each with a private plunge pool overlooking a secluded beach. As well as massages, they deal in invigorating sea salt scrubs, clay body masks and detoxing baths infused with Australian native ingredients…

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6 ways to beat cravings

February 11, 2016

Retrain your brain to decrease those unwanted cravings with these 6 tips.   If your food choices disappoint your tastebuds, you’re more likely to resort to an unhealthy sweet treat to make up for feeling deprived. Here’s how you can reduce those hunger pangs. 1. Choose low-GI foods “Foods with a lower glycaemic index (GI) of 55 or less are more slowly digested, absorbed and metabolised and cause a lower…

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Do vitamins boost your workouts?

February 4, 2016

If you think that vitamins, particularly antioxidants such as A, C and E help maximise your workouts, think again. There’s emerging evidence that antioxidant supplements may adversly effect:   Insulin benefits of exercise “One previous small study found that trained and untrained people who dose up on antioxidant supplements impair important exercise training adaptations such as improved insulin sensitivity and production of special proteins that actually help defend the body…

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