Just 18kms from Noosa Heads visitors will find the quaint little town of Cooroy, a village in the heart of the hinterland, that was originally settled in the late 1800s as a camp for sawmill workers. Cooroy prospered when the railway arrived and the region's timber and dairy industries boomed. Today, Cooroy is predominantly a retirement and tourist destination that plays host to fabulous festivals, namely, the premier Australian Body Art Festival as well as the much-loved family festival, Christmas in Cooroy. Cooroy can claim boasting rights to Cooroy Mountain Spring Water, which flows from Cooroy Mountain and is sold Australia wide. And this is where my hour of pure self-indulgence begins.
Inhale, breathe in ... Image: Transform Spa & Coaching FB
Inhale, breathe in … the luxuriously rich aroma of raw Peruvian ceremonial cacao fills the air, naturally creating a therapeutic ambience of relaxation and calm. And, of course, being the total chocoholic that I am, my first question is 'can I eat it?'
The deeply nourishing and moisturising Chocolate Massage pampers the body and soul, with cocoa stimulating the production and secretion of 'feel good' endorphins, helping to combat anxiety and stress. Raw cacao not only tastes and smells amazing … it is a superfood, offering a host of physical benefits that are absorbed through the skin during the chocolate massage. Raw cacao is naturally choc-a-block full of all the good stuff -
Choc-a-block full of all the good stuff! Image: author
Penelope, the owner of Transform Spa & Coaching loves nothing more than to help people to regain their inherent health and vitality with bodywork and healing. And, in a mental or emotional capacity, Penelope strives, with transformative coaching, to tap into 'patients' intuitive personal power and creative abilities, focusing on a successful outcome to what a person's desires are within their life.
Penelope has diplomas in Massage Therapy and Life Coaching with numerous certifications in energy healing.
Take advantage of the special introductory offer until the end of July - Image: author
To introduce massage - and chocolate - lovers to the totally unique Chocolate Massage, Transform Spa and Coaching are discounting the fabulously therapeutic sixty minute massage to $75 (usually $90) - this special introductory offer is only available until the end of July.
If you are a Brisbane-ite planning a relaxing getaway to this quaint and quirky region, or a local Sunny Coaster looking for an hour of pampering, why not give Penelope at Transform Spa & Coaching a call to organise your hour of pure self-indulgence. The writer promises that the resultant rich perfume and smooth feel of your body is reason enough to invite a tantalising taste test or two.
PS And this is a BIG PS, when adding Cedar Street to your SatNav, please ensure the location that is picked up is in Cooroy, as the writer made this silly mistake and soon discovered I was en route to Cedar Street in Maleny - an hour's scenic drive in the wrong direction.
Visit Cooroy, the little town with a big heart - Image: author