Light years ahead!

Light Therapy…Not your average facial!

When I first started working at Elevate I was so excited to hear we had the Healite treatment. I couldn’t wait to get under the light myself and see if I too would look younger and glow!

I had heard a while back about the benefits of LED rejuvenation. Renowned for all things healing and repairing whether it be acne, scarring or other skin conditions. I was even aware that sometimes light machines had been used in hospitals for burns victims to help with their recovery as well for people suffering with severe migraines and back pain.

I was so looking forward to seeing what it could do for me. I couldn’t wait for the possibility of improving the deeper layers of my skin which would boost all that collagen and elastin. I am all about anti-ageing and hopefully this is the answer to minimise those fine lines and wrinkles!

My Treatment

 This is a facial that seemed to have it all. After cleansing my face, I had a lactic peel which deeply exfoliated my skin in preparation for the light. Then I could feel the warmth of the Healite over my face. It was so relaxing I nearly fell asleep. It was followed by a glorious massage and masque, finishing up with a moisturiser and eye serum.

Sometimes with a facial I have walked out feeling great but not noticing that much of a result after. With the light therapy facial my skin felt amazing but I also noticed the next day I really did see a difference. My skin looked more refined and brighter. I definitely am going to do a course of them (maybe fortnightly) so hopefully I will see an even bigger improvement when I do a series of them.

I definitely recommend trying one and seeing the results for yourself.

 

Try our Take Me Back to My Youth facial – 90 minutes $250

or

LED Light Treatment on its own – 30 minutes – $80 or a course of 6 with 1 complimentary.

 

I will keep you posted on my future results!

Michelle x

Reflections – an Elevated Wellness Path!

Anyone who’s been greeted by Fiona at our reception would sense her open-hearted way of being, so it’s no surprise she’s openly sharing her story in the hope that it strikes a cord with anyone that has a pull to increase their wellness awareness.

I’m at my four month mark as the Spa Co-ordinator at Elevate Hub and reflecting on how working at Elevate has enhanced my wellness path in recovery from breast cancer.

I love all things wellness!  I even love the word wellness – it stirs up the image of a ‘wealth of health’, an endless ‘wishing well’.  It even sounds restful and calming (especially in comparison to ‘sickness’ – ‘ick’ – such a harsh little syllable!).  But, as like most people, sickness was the lense through which I saw the world for many a year.  I ‘battled’ this and that both physically, emotionally, psychologically, and felt pretty dam sorry for myself at times.  Rarely did I think of these challenges as a ‘call’ to wellness, to look at my part in the ‘ick’ of life and to notice that ‘ick’ has a familiar friend, it’s usually accompanied by it’s mate ‘knock’.  At first ‘knock’ was polite and gentle, but as I wove my way through life she became louder and less subtle until one day she kicked my ‘frickin’ door down and in entered the ‘new girl in town’ – the Big ‘C’.

Yes it was cancer, but that’s not the Big ‘C’ I’m referring to (that had been sneaking in the door gradually for years).  The Big ‘C’ that stormed in was Ms CALL TO ATTENTION!  “What kind of life are you creating for yourself here, she screamed.  I’ve been sending you so many messages over the years, don’t you get them.  I tried to be subtle but you didn’t listen so here it is and listen up girly. Slow down, stress less, nourish your body, love it not loath it, quit the driving and the striving, be in the moment, wake up to ‘this’ life not your thought driven one with all its fantasies and failings”.  Super cliché (rolling my eyes).  But there’s a reason you hear this over and over from those that get this ‘call’ – it’s so, so incredibly powerful.

Unfortunately for me such a call didn’t bring with it instant magical clarity on how one should go about things, especially with breast cancer in the mix.  But it became clear the message of the call was simple and encapsulated in one concept – wellness.  All things wellness.  Just being mindful each moment of the wellness choices I make (and don’t ignore the knocking, however gentle – it’s a message from your intuition – or ‘inner’-tuition as I love to call it).

One of the biggest wellness choices was, what to do beyond cancer?  Was returning to counselling a wellness choice at this point – err no.  So what?  So, without my usual move-n-shake ’em, drive and strive to make sh#t happen I sat back, (fairly impatiently I must admit), and waited till it presented itself to me.  And boy was it especially WELL.

So today as I reflect on my amazing role of Spa Co-ordinator at Elevate, I almost can’t believe how immersed in wellness I find myself at ‘work’.  Meditative yoga on the deck, floating in the pod, dream steaming, organic and clean products to use, healing massage and heavenly facials, nutritious spa cuisine and curative teas, naturopathy and inner coaching on hand to guide some tricky choices, a tribe of beautiful strong woman and an amazing role model in my boss that believes in nurturing her staff with pampering and sustenance (belly ache laughing).

Yes, perhaps another typical ‘journey’ cliché but it’s just so true – I’m so blessed. The Big C brought so many gifts – a place at Elevate one of its super special ones.  I have an abundance of wellness in my life and for the days that are not so wonderful, I have found a beautiful healing space to be nurtured, to ‘Elevate’ me!

Fiona – Spa Co-ordinator, Elevate Hub

…… For anyone post breast cancer, Fiona will soon be co-ordinating a wellness day at Elevate of connection and pampering.  Please give her a call and register your interest on 9979 7150.