Monday, January 21, 2013

Better than Bali, AND..no flying.....!


Aimee and I decided that we wouldn't give each other 'stuff' for Christmas this year, an 'experience' that we could share was the way to go. I had heard whispers here and there but it was on recommendation from a friend that we booked in last week for a massage at Onyesha Spa (a Swahili word translated here as 'to discover') not really knowing what to expect. Oh la! walking through the wooden arbor, catching a glimpse of the spa through the tall trees, we knew we were in for a real treat!
Just a mere 30 minutes away using the Mitchell Freeway there it was, a gem set amidst 10 acres of lush gardens, who knew! We booked the outdoor Rainforest Pavilion (see last post), not realizing that on the day it would be 36C outside, no worries..under the canopy of tall trees the lotus lake spread out before us, the weather was a non issue. After a full body massage, a hand and foot treatment, we floated back to the garden terrace to drink herb tea with nibbles..such an exhausting business haha! Thanks to Lauren my messed up back is feeling much relieved, but I can see that we're going to have to return now and then for a bit of 'maintenance'! Hope you had a good weekend and are all set for the week ahead, take care.....
 On the way out, I caught this glimspe and had to pull over for one last shot..!


36 comments:

  1. An experience such as this is a better Christmas gift than more stuff.

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  2. Ein schönes Geschenk der Ort sieht wie das Paradies aus.

    Gruß
    Noke

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  3. Definitely my idea of paradise!!! Terrific captures of such a beautiful place and my aching back could surely enjoy some time there on this cold, gray, foggy Seattle day!! Rest well and have a great tomorrow!!

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  4. Such luxury...a marvelous treat in a fantastic setting!

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  5. This is heaven! And so different from the white here at the moment! I'm glad you enjoyed it so much!

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  6. I guess I was a bit off with my Fiji guess! Sounds/looks wonderfully relaxing. I like your idea of occasional 'maintenance'.

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  7. That looks like my kind of place. I love the lush greens and the island paradise feel. Sounds like you had a wonderful experience.

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  8. It is a great place for two girls to bond. Nice photographs.

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  9. Tranquillity. I hope all electronic devices were off.

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  10. Nothing better than quality time with a daughter, or... two daughters. I know that it was a restful time that you will both remember.

    Bises,
    Genie

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  11. A little piece of heaven on earth.

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  12. This is a far better gift than more stuff.
    I haven't seen many spas that look like this up our way (where it is -20 windchill at the moment)

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  13. Oh, I'd love to be there right now! Sublime... Also, 'maintenance' is tres important, right? You must keep it up!:)

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  14. It looks like there's noting to do there but relax, something I find to be a challenge.

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  15. Lucky you! :) I would like to have a spa day as well, it's a wonderful place there!
    Léia

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  16. A bit of R & R and only 30 minutes from home. What a treat Grace.

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  17. Tsk! When I offered you and Aimee a massage you called the police!
    Make up your mind.

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  18. I might have to go and check it out Grace, what a great Christmas idea. Sure beats more stuff that you may or may not use.

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  19. What a wonderful place, I will bookmark that for later. I had a lovely spa treatment in my last visit to Adelaide, as a wedding anniversary present from my husband. This one would be much closer to home...

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  20. Wonderful teapot image. Oh, some colors there.

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  21. This looks divine. I am ready for all on offer :). (It's Grace! I have been getting all my names mixed up. For some reason I thought you were Debbie and responded as such on one of my posting, I know not where :). Sorry! I will get it right next time.)

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  22. mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm

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  23. the idea of having a massage outdoors intrigues .. i had one indoors this Saturday morning and i just love how it makes me feel ...

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  24. What a wonderful place, grace!

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  26. I was fortunate to find Onyesha two years ago when my adult children gave me a Mothers Day voucher, that christmas my husband gave me 6 gift vouchers which allowed me experience a number of different treatments and to be enjoy the beautiful gardens in all 4 seasons.
    Today I have just enjoyed a treatment called Peace and Quiet with my daughter who is over visiting from Melbourne, it was a wonderful way to enjoy a Mother and "Mother to be" day together.
    Thank you Sally and Team for bringing the relaxation of Bali to our doorstep.

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  27. I have been lucky enough to have treatments at Onyesha twice and it is hands-down my favourite spa of all time! Sally the owner and the therapists are warm, kind and genuine (no spa snobbery here) the treatments are divine, the food is lovely and the gardens are some of the most beautiful in Perth. I really recommend this place if you want something special, it's an absolute treasure.

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