Creating a Mindful hand ritual

Our hands hold a lot of power, serving as a bridge to our senses while connecting us to the world around us. Yet, in the midst of our daily skincare rituals, we sometimes overlook our hardworking hands. Incorporating hand care  into your daily ritual presents an opportunity to show your hands some love while calming […]

The Science Behind Touch 

The Science Behind Touch  Our hands, the most versatile tools we possess, have many hidden powers we rarely consider. Beyond their practical function, our hands have the ability to connect us to our emotions, communicate with others, and even influence our connection to nature. Join us as we delve into the positive effects that physical […]

Cleansing….. the right way….. How to get the most out of your skincare ritual.

Pollution, smoke, makeup, sunscreens, and the natural build-up of dead surface skin and sebum can make skin look and feel dry, dull and lifeless. That’s why cleansing correctly is your first step to naturally radiant skin. But research from the International Dermal Institute says most of us spend just 20 seconds doing so. And when […]

What is Collagen and what are its benefits?

Collagen is a word that’s often associated with the holy grail of youthful-looking skin. It can be found in powders, pills and liquid supplements, all with the promise of keeping your skin looking and feeling its best. We’ve all heard of it and no doubt dropped it into conversation…but what is it, what does collagen […]

Most Popular Latest Spa Treatments

Most Popular Spa Treatments

In the fast-paced rhythm of everyday life, it’s essential to take time for yourself and recharge your body and mind. Nothing says ‘treat yourself’ better than a spa visit. Nowadays most spa facilities offer a wide spa treatment menu to fit everyone’s needs. While classics like a massage or a facial are still among the […]


Mount Lofty House Gatekeeper's Day Spa

The powerful and therapeutic benefits of aromatherapy essential oils have been used for self-care and medicinal practice for thousands of years. Aromatherapy is applied via inhalation (diffusers and directly from a bottle or on a tissue) and through the skin (via massage or bath soaks). When essential oils are applied to the body they penetrate the […]

Cleansing for Detoxification

Cleansing diets, herbs and fasting have been used as a form of healing by many cultures for centuries. And a number of religions have also encouraged fasting as a spiritual practice for mind, body and spirit. In current times, our body is susceptible to a much larger burden of toxins, chemicals and other environmental pollutants, […]

Waking Up Early

You may have heard your grand parents extol the virtues of getting up early with the song ‘early to sleep and early to rise, makes a man healthy, wealthy and wise.’ But its interesting to know that this is no mere wives tale and the benefits to waking up early are many, including but not […]

Greet the Sun

Spring is in bloom and there is no better time to begin the very good habit of rising early to greet the morning sun. In fact, there are many health benefits associated with morning sunshine. Even the birds and other animals provide a veritable symphony of song and dance in praise of the sun. Greeting […]

Dose Up on Vitamin D

Sunshine provides a rich natural source of Vitamin D, which has numerous health benefits. However, despite living in a country that is drenched with a lot of sunlight, many Australians are Vitamin D deficient. This is possibly due to many of us actually fearing the sun and growing up with the national summer slogan of […]