I'm a mother of four with two coeliac children. I'm always on the lookout for great gluten-free spots around Brisbane and feature gluten-free cooking in my blog: coeliacfamily.blogspot.com.au
I'm also a muso and enjoy live music around town.
Published August 16th 2019
Escape reality in the comfort of your own home
Heard this before?
There's no time for us...
I can't possibly find time to get to a massage parlour...
Well guess what? There is a solution!
Ripple is a massage and day spa company that comes to you, whether it be to your home, to your hotel room or somewhere else of your choosing.
My husband and I booked a couples massage at the end of a hectic weekend. After getting rid of the last guest from our ten-year-old daughter's birthday party and a quick pick up of the dishes, we welcomed masseuses Jodie and Steven into our house. While the kids were ensconced downstairs to watch a movie, the team from Ripple quickly set up their equipment ready for our two-hour couples pampering package.
Starting with a relaxing foot soak, scrub and massage, we breathed in the aromas of peppermint and lime as they surrounded us. Forgotten, were the dishes in the sink, as we lay on the massage tables and received therapeutic, full-body, aromatherapy massages using essential oils.
The foot soak was a wonderful way to start our relaxation package
The couple were very professional, and Steven kindly asked me how strong I wanted my massage and made sure I was comfortable. After four hours of ten-year-old girls, I was happy to forget my surroundings as I was pampered with a full-body exfoliation using a walnut, tangerine and lime scrub, followed by an organic green clay and cucumber cleansing face mask, complete with steaming hot towels.
The organic green clay face mask left our skin feeling clean and refreshed
Time drifted by, marred only by a knock at the door (forgot to warn the relatives not to visit!) and a ping on my phone (note to self - put the phone on silent next time!). These were soon forgotten however, as the ambient music and soothing massage took me away from the everyday.
Sadly, the massage came to an end, but the best bit... we didn't have to drive home afterwards! My husband and I were able to stay in a relaxed state as we calmly asked the kids to organise dinner to be delivered if they wanted to eat.
Choose from a range of different massage styles
Ripple massage and day spa have a wide range of packages available, from half an hour to four hours in a range of different styles. Choose from relaxation, hot stones, pregnancy, Russian deep tissue, blokes or even a chocolate massage! Ripple also have a club you can join so that you can receive discounted massage packages.
A Ripple massage is perfect to book for a relaxing addition to your holiday, a hen's party, a romantic afternoon with your partner or just because you need a little pampering. You can buy gift certificates, but I would strongly advise booking one for yourself.... go on you deserve it!