The Enzyme Spa at Ikoi Spa: A Hidden Gem
Unwind and detox at ikoi Spa. Behind the beautiful front entrance lies a world that is calm, peaceful and serene, a place where one can slow down, allow tensions to float away, and enjoy being spoilt in every which way. ikoi Spa offers a comprehensive menu of day spa treatments, but what makes it one of a kind is its signature service, the Enzyme Spa. ikoi Spa is the first and only spa in New Zealand to offer this truly unique experience.
The Enzyme Spa is a traditional Japanese deep heating ritual tracing its origins over 90 years. Made from a unique blend of rice bran, pinewood sawdust and Japanese enzymes. The enzymes cause a fermentation process that produces heat naturally, resulting in a dry warming spa that invigorates and softens the skin, calms the mind, releases tension, and has the most amazing detoxifying properties. It is an unforgettable treatment (two friends or a couple can share the experience at the same time), and best rounded off with a fabulous ikoi Spa Oil or Shiatsu massage.
ikoispa.co.nz / 1 Huron St, Takapuna / 09 489 1818
See What All The Fuss Is About: All Verve readers will receive 15% off an Enzyme Spa experience or ikoi Spa Harmony Package. Quote ‘VERVE’ at the time of email or phone booking. Valid only for the month of August.
Bliss Reflexology Entire Body Massage at Bliss Reflexology: A Winter Staple
Treat yourself to an Entire Body Massage at Bliss reflexology. Bliss combines traditional Chinese massage with the latest in wellness philosophy. Reflexology is the science of stimulating reflexes of the foot, hand or ears. The trained therapist uses the thumb and fingers to release stress held within the body. The treatment includes five-minute foot spa and 55-minute deep tissue or relaxation massage. $119
blissreflexology.com / 09 520 6818 / 1F/255 Broadway, Newmarket
Experience Bliss Reflexology with Verve: All Verve readers will receive 20% off a one-hour Entire Body Massage OR one-hour Bliss reflexology. Quote ‘VERVE’ at the time of booking. *Valid at all Bliss locations. Offer ends at the end of September 2018. Only available on weekdays. Cannot be used in conjunction with any other promotions or vouchers
Hot Stone Massage at East Day Spa: The Winter Warm Up
Here’s a great way to rid of the winter chills, the Hot Stone Massage at East Day Spa is designed to pleasure, nourish, rebalance and re-energise using warm basalt stones. This treatment is the perfect way to unwind and experience pure bliss and warmth right in the dead of winter. $160
eastdayspa.com / 09 363 7050 / 123 Albert St, Auckland
All New Beauty Finds
Night Cream by SOTHYS
Sothys Noctuelle Night Cream with AHA and vitamin C is a weightless cream that leaves the skin extremely soft. The 8% concentration of lactic acid increases cell turnover to reveal layers of renewed, moistened, younger cells. The complexion is brightened and skin tone is unified. Sothys Noctuelle Night Cream also contains potently antioxidant vitamins C and E to moisturise, to stimulate repair, and to protect against free radical damage.
Mouthwash by Aesop
A breath-freshening, romance-enhancing, alcohol-free formulation to maintain impeccable oral hygiene without disturbing the mouth’s natural balance. $29
Maryse Manuka Leaf Exfoliating Polish by Maryse
An exfoliating blend of mineral and botanical powders to prime, polish and detoxify the skin. The powder can be added to the Enzyme Refine Cleansing Balm, water or your chosen oil for gentle yet effective exfoliation. Made from New Zealand sourced clay for detoxifying, manuka leaf for its antibacterial properties and liquorice root for brightening. $62 from marysebeauty.com
Words: Paris Mitchell Temple