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Six Essential Spa Treatments for a Bangin’ Summer Bod

By Desta Cullen - 19 Dec 2013

It's officially summer, peeps, which means there's definitely no hiding from it: it's time to get that bikini bod ready. Here's some #inspo:

Cue the mad flurry of de-hairing and toning-up so a simple trip to the beach doesn't bring on a teary tizz! 

We sat down with spa treatment expert Gail Keith from Body & Soul Spa Retreat Mt Cotton—a glorious full service hair and beauty salon, and day spa—to talk all things summer body prep'.

Start taking notes, ladies!   

1. Lymphatic Drainage Massage

A gentle but effective massage to stimulate the immune system, and get that circulation moving. This nifty little treatment helps vanquish the dreaded bloat and fluid retention leaving you feeling taut, trim and terrific all summer long. Word on the street is that it also works wonders on migraines, acne and anxiety, among other things.

2. Indio Hydrator Facial

There's nothing like a day in the Australian sun to dry your face out, and because they say prevention is better than cure, this supercharged facial will help you get the jump on those pesky lines and wrinkles.

3. Holistic Body Polish

Flaky winter skin be gone! Get a Queen Bey-worthy skin shimmer thanks to this luxurious body polish. Start with a massage using mineral sea salts and warmed aromatherapy oils—this sounds amazing?—before soaking in a divine Chakra Body Essences soak made from native Australian wildflower essences, and their personalised elemental oil blend. Hello, summer glow. [Ed Note: This is also perfect for the blushing brides out there. Body & Soul offer a great range of bridal packages, too.]

4. Signature Detoxing Spa Wrap

This little number reportedly alleviates ye old lumpy cellulite, which is much welcome news to our ears (and thighs). Detoxing clay, aromatherapy oils, and massage, plus all-over body moisture to top it off. This sounds much better than the icky lemon and cayenne water detox that's been doing the rounds of late. Sign us up!

5. Hair Reduction IPL

Imagine a world where waxing is a thing of the past and you could joyfully skip out of the house without having to do the whole skin-ripping-for-the-sake-of-beauty thing. If this kind of utopic vision has you interested, then IPL is for you. It doesn't work on everyone though, so book in a consultation with Gail and her team to talk through the options.

6. Deluxe Manicure       

Just because you are putting all that attention towards your bikini ritual doesn't mean you should neglect your hands. It's the finishing touches that count right? 

The Body & Soul Spa Retreat – Mt Cotton team are just waiting to help you get to the beach, so give them a call and let them pamper you like nobody's business.

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