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Endota Day Spa, Rozelle

Endota Day Spa, Rozelle

Endota Day Spa, Rozelle

A while back, I took to the Twittersphere in search of Sydney’s best day spa. 

While everybody loves a good pampering session, it’s not often something we do for ourselves. It’s one of those things we can’t justify or we simply don’t have time for.

That being said, I think it’s important to take the time out of our busy schedules once in a while to look after ourselves. We should all be loving ourselves as much we love everybody else in our lives!

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Back on Twitter, Endota Day Spa was the overwhelming response and they were amazing enough to offer myself and two friends a complimentary trip to my local Endota in Rozelle.

We couldn’t take off our clothes and slip into the fluffy grey robes fast enough!

Upon arriving, we each filled out a bit of a questionnaire designed to help the beauty and massage therapists tailor our treatments to each of us. Questions ranged from “What would you consider your problem areas?” to “What level of talking do you prefer during your treatments?” and made us feel as if Endota really cared about our experience.

Following that, we were led into our treatment room. Instantly, my body slowed and relaxed, limb by limb as the tranquil music, candle lit atmosphere and soothing voices of our therapists took over.

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Our room had a ginormous bath which was more like a baby plunge pool it was so deep and the beds were beautifully presented- each with perfectly rolled up towels and baskets to put our belongings in.

We had chosen one of the spa’s most popular treatments- the ‘Detox’ package which was for 1 hour 15 minutes and included a billabong foot bath, dry body mitt & West Australian day cocoon and lilly pilly all-body moisturising finished off with a spine tingling scalp and neck massage. 

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To start out treatment we were instructed to pop on our robes and sit with our feet in the foot bath full of floating dried flowers. We were then given the opportunity to chose the essential oil to go in the warm water and decided on 'Calm’ which had a soothing, serenity-inducing scent. According to our therapist, it was “designed to inspire inner peace and add an aura of relaxation to any room”.

By this point, we were trying our best not to fall asleep so it’s safe to say it was definitely doing it’s job!

After the foot bath, we were told to lie down on the bed’s face down while we were given the dry body scrub. At first, it felt a little like loofah-ing yourself after a day in the sun but very quickly it became a satisfying feeling, almost like scratching an itch you didn’t know you had.

Next came my favourite part- the application of the warm clay cocoon. 

If you could imagine being gently covered in warm milk chocolate- you would be pretty close to how the Endota Day Spa cocoon felt like.

After being lathered in the chocolate-like mixture, we are then wrapped in sheets and towels, left to dry.

Whilst the cocoon worked it’s magic turning our bodies into beautiful, supple butterflies- we were treated to the most amazing scalp and neck massage I’ve ever experienced. By this point, I’m pretty sure I had drool dripping from the corner of my mouth.

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Next step was to hop in the shower to wash off the cocoon. You could already feel the difference in your skin- it was baby soft and smelt to die for!

All that was left was the whole body moisturising which felt SO relaxing I was tempted to extend our treatment and beg for a full body massage as well!

Eventually (and very much unwillingly) we rolled ourselves off the beds and slowly got ourselves dressed before heading out into the Relaxation Room for a glass of champagne. 

Not going to lie, it took us a while to get our asses off the couch and out the front door- our treatment was just THAT good we didn’t want to leave.

I spent the rest of the day walking on a cloud, so mellow some people thought I’d had more than a just one glass of champagne.

All up- a truly relaxing and invigorating experience I would highly recommend to anyone needing a little bit of self-loving TLC.

Thanks for having us Endota Day Spa, Rozelle!

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