Harmonise your senses & completely unwind when you indulge in one of our body services. These go hand-in-hand with any of our facials. Your skin is your largest organ & as such it is vital to look after ALL of it - face and body! The road to radiant skin lies in total wellbeing, so if you’re tired, stressed, muscle sore or simply need some quality pampering we can help! We use hot towels, plus an Organic body range to completely care for your skin. You’ll float out of here..
We absolutely recognise massage as part of an overall wellness program.Your skin is your largest organ and as such it is equally important to look after every part of it – the road to radiant skin lies in total health and wellbeing. If you are feeling tired, stressed, muscle sore or simply need some quality pampering we can help! All our body massages include the scalp - of course because it feels so good! The pressure and kneading of a scalp massage may lift your mood and your sense of well-being. How? Hormones. Specifically three hormones: serotonin, dopamine and cortisol.
Serotonin imbalances are known to be associated with mood disorders, specifically depression. Dopamine, too, plays a role in mood; think of it as the reward and pleasure hormone. A study published in the International Journal of Neuroscience found that massage therapy had a positive impact on the levels of serotonin and dopamine in the body, which translates into a positive impact on our mood. Serotonin levels increased an average of 28 percent after a massage session, and dopamine by an average of 31 percent. Massage also helps lower the levels of the stress-hormone cortisol in our bodies by an average of 31 percent [source: Field
There are tremendous benefits to be achieved through regular massage therapy treatments at Verve with your highly skilled & caring Professional Massage Therapist! Whether your need is to have a moment of relaxation, reduce muscle tension or attain relief from chronic pain, a therapeutic Verve massage can enhance your overall sense of emotional & physical well-being as well as your quality of life. Repetitive motion such as computer work, immobility, slinging babies on hips or strenuos exercise may all cause tightness, pain, discomfort & usually grumpiness! We can help relieve the tension in those areas of concern and reduce the pain from migraines.
Therapeutic massage is an important part of your health maintenance plan, as it will assist with:
- Reducing or eliminating pain
- Improving joint mobility
- Increasing muscle flexibilty
- Improving circulation
- Improving immune system function
- Increasing lymphatic drainage
- Reducing depression and anxiety
- Reducing tension within muscles
- Increasing body awareness
You can choose to use the allotted time on any body parts that require muscular relief (ie 60min could be spent on legs and back).
Back massage (including scalp)
30min | 60
Full Body Massage (including scalp)
60min | 120
For all over care after your body treatment we highly recommend you use a Riffi Sisal Dry Body brush to maintain your overall health & wellbeing. The investment in dry skin brushing is small – but the pay-off is large. If you've never tried it, you're likely to be pleasantly surprised! We can send you home with one immediately after your treatment. There are many great reasons why;
1. Stimulate Your Lymphatic System
In your body, your lymphatic system is the system responsible for eliminating cellular waste.
When your lymphatic system is not working properly, waste and toxins can build up and have really negative implications on a cellular and entire body level. Lymphatic congestion is a major factor leading to inflammation and disease. Dry skin brushing is a powerful detoxification aid & lymphatic stimulator!
Dry skin brushing removes unnecessary stratum corneum 'dead' skin cells, improving appearance, clearing your clogged pores or ingrowns and helps you feel super smooth and soft!
3. Increase Circulation
When you dry brush your skin, it increases circulation to your skin, which encourages the elimination of metabolic waste.
4. Reduce Cellulite
Dry skin brushing may help to soften hard fat deposits below the skin - this may help to diminish the appearance of cellulite.
Dry brushing is also said to help reduce cellulite by removing toxins that may break down connective tissue.
5. Stress Relief
The act of dry brushing has been described as meditative (especially if you do it in a quiet space) and may reduce muscle tension, calm your mind, and relieve stress. Many compare it to a light whole-body massage.
6. Improve Digestion and Kidney Function
Dry skin brushing may go even deeper, helping to support your digestion and organ function. According to one health & wellness expert:
"…many naturopathic doctors use dry brushing to help with bloating because massaging the lymph nodes helps the body shed excess water and toxins. One of the immediate effects of dry brushing is smoother skin, but it can also help improve digestion, kidney function, and more."
7. It's Invigorating
Many people become "addicted" to dry skin brushing (in a good way) because it simply feels so good. Along with glowing and tighter skin, regular dry skin brushers report feeling invigorated & energised after a quick session.
Full Body Buff & Fake Bake (sprayless) Tan
50min | 75
Upper Half Body Exfoliation & Tan
30min | 40
Tan Application 1/2 Leg
10min | 20
Tan Application Full Leg
20min | 30
Dry Brushing: How to Do It
First you'll need a high-quality dry brush. Look for one with bristles made from natural materials. They should feel stiff but not overly so. Ideally, choose a brush with a long handle so you can reach your entire back and other hard-to-reach spots.
Dry skin brushing should be done daily for best results, or even twice a day if you like. Try incorporating it into your normal daily routine, such as doing your brushing before your morning shower and then again after work (avoid doing it too close to bedtime, as it may leave you feeling energized).
When brushing, always brush toward your heart, which is best for circulation and your lymphatic system. You can brush your entire body (including the soles of your feet). Start at your feet and work your way up your legs to your arms, chest, back, and stomach. Avoid brushing your face (unless you have a special brush designed for this delicate skin), your genitals, or any areas with irritations or abrasions (including varicose veins).
The pressure you apply while brushing your skin should be firm but not painful (avoid "scrubbing"). Your skin should be pink after a session (not red or irritated) and you can brush for as long (or as little) as you'd like. An average dry brushing session may last between two and 20 minutes.