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The art of spa seduction

Kim Wildman
Thursday, January 31, 2008
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Rejuvenated and ready for an evening of romance.

Forget flowers and chocolates. Give a gift that will go straight to the heart with the art of spa seduction.

Share a relaxing couples massage with the one you love. It's not only a great way for loved-up couples to get cosy, but you'll leave renewed and rejuvenated and ready for an evening of romance.

Around Australia there are numerous day spas offering an inspiring range of couple's packages. Here a few suggestions to get you started:

Get invigorated

Where: Ayurve Wellness Day Spa, Sydney

Put some spice into your love life with an invigorating Couples' Pamper package at Ayurve Wellness Day Spa. After setting the mood with a glass of bubbly, you'll be treated to a stimulating 90-minute full body scrub and massage utilising the ancient eastern tradition of Ayurveda. If that's not enough to have you drifting off to another world, you'll also receive a 90-minute deluxe facial, followed by foot and hand paraffin treatments — heaven!

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Decadent delights

Where: Cream Day Spa, Adelaide

If chocolates are you partners' weakness, salvation is at hand. Cream Day Spa's decadent Couples Indulgence package offers addicts a calorie-free cocoa fix with its decidedly delicious chocolate-scented oil full body massage. It's a chocoholic's dream come true. The package also includes a soothing hydrotherapy treatment and your choice of a 30-minute aromatherapy facial or manicure.

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Smell the roses

Where: Kiora Medical Spas, Melbourne

Fresh flowers are lovely, but they eventually wilt and die. So why not prove your enduring love with a Rose Indulgence package at Kiora Medical Spas. This fabulously fragrant journey begins with a rose-scented foot soak and relaxing foot scrub and massage. The focus then moves to the body as you are treated to a rejuvenating full body massage. Finally, the treatment is completed with an express facial for soft, silky skin.

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Steam things up

Where: Blush Day Spa, Perth

If your love life needs a little steaming-up Blush Day Spa's Chill Out package is the answer. After a magical top-to-toe full body massage, your breath will be taken away by a full body steam in your own private, and cosy, steam unit where you'll enjoy the therapeutic powers of steaming, showering and reviving. You'll then emerge to experience a blissful facial, leaving you both refreshed and renewed.

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Romancing the stone

Where: Body Central, Brisbane

Are you and your partner feeling overwhelmed? Then ground yourself with a Couples' Hideaway package at Bodycentral. Your journey together starts with an infra-red sauna, followed with a full body exfoliation, soothing body wrap and a one-hour stone massage. A wonderfully relaxing treatment dating back to 2000BC, heated stones are massaged over your body generating energy and detoxifying the body while offering deep healing. Afterwards you'll then be spoiled with a luxurious Miji Polama hand spa and Miji Jina foot spa.

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Tropical treats

Where: The Tropical Spa, Darwin

For something a little fruity awaken your senses with a luscious Paw Paw Glow massage at The Tropical Spa. Treatments start with a body mask of freshly ground-up paw paw. Using rapid, sweeping movements the tropical paste is rubbed into every inch of your body to remove dead cells softening and revitalising the skin. While your body benefits from the invigorating fragrance of fresh fruit, a cocktail of essential oils will then uplift your mood as you sink into a relaxing hydrotherapy spa.

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Feel the fusion

Where: Savoy Baths, Hobart

Re-energise your romantic batteries with Savoy Bath's Massage Fusion package. The ultimate fusion of massage techniques, it combines a Champissage Indian head massage, a half body massage and an aromassage facial in an atmosphere of peace and tranquillity. This subtle but powerful package will not only relieve your stresses but also re-balance your energy flow.

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Which of these spa treatments are you and your partner keen to try?

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