A Sense of Tranquility at Sensaura Day Spa
A peaceful haven just off Hastings Street, the team at the newly renovated Sensaura Day Spa are on a mission to bring some much-needed relaxation back into our lives, discovers Rebecca Jamieson Dwyer.
Sensaura Day Spa’s new manager, Natasha Fenton, clearly knows her stuff. After many years in the industry, including time spent educating therapists and consulting to some of Queensland’s most prestigious spas, she’s now settled at Sensaura – located a handy few minutes from her home – and has set about transforming the business into one of Noosa’s most exciting day spa offerings.
As an 18-year-old brand, Sensaura has naturally changed and adapted over the years. But this newest stage of its evolution is something special, combining beautifully eclectic and calming interiors – think ornate Balinese doors, colourful Moroccan wool rugs and plenty of lush greenery – with an innovative new treatment menu featuring relaxing massages, nourishing facials, rejuvenating body treatments, and other experiences designed to delight the senses and lift the spirits.
Both the spa’s interior and its treatment menu have been inspired by Australian native ingredients from the ocean and rainforest, while its serene rooms are named after some of Noosa’s most beloved natural areas: Laguna, Tea Tree and Weyba, to name just a few.
All products used are vegan, cruelty free and Certified Organic, and provide gentle nourishment to the skin through the power of natural ingredients such as rosella, quandong, Davidson’s plum and coconut.
“We are moving into a world where people are being more conscious about what they put on their skin, what they eat, and what they clean their houses with,” said Natasha.
“We want people to feel pampered and taken care of while they’re here, so we use the best ingredients possible.”
According to Natasha, it’s Sensaura’s expert team of senior therapists that helps the spa stand out from the crowd, as well as their passion for making every client’s visit memorable.
“Our multicultural team comes from all over the world and are highly experienced; they’ve been in the industry for a really long time,” she explained.
“We also have an end-to-end process that makes the experience for guests feel special, and there are a few little unexpected things we offer along the way, such as a seasonal herbal tea and a little sweet treat.”
Of the many indulgent treatments Sensaura offers, Natasha’s favourite is their new Ayurvedic-inspired Gua Sha Glow facial, which uses smooth jade tools popular in traditional Chinese skincare for thousands of years.
“If I could only have one treatment for the rest of my life, it would hands-down be our Gua Sha Glow,” she enthused.
“This is a beautiful facial where we sculpt and lift the face and encourage lymphatic drainage with the stone. Every single person has been wowed by the results – it really changes your skin.”
Sensaura is the perfect destination for a romantic retreat or girls getaway with a double treatment room and customised spa parties for group bookings which can include spa cuisine and personalised touches.
Four times a week on Sensaura’s tranquil, tropical private balcony, holidaymakers and locals gather for morning yoga classes, stretching into sun salutations under the guidance of a gentle, holistic instructor.
Natasha loves the sense of community the yoga classes have created, and hopes to soon add to this by offering day retreats incorporating a mixture of meditation, breathwork, yoga, journaling, nourishing food and a creative hour – providing another way for people to slow down and prioritise both their physical and mental wellness.
“We plan to finish each retreat with a cacao ceremony and some reflection and meditation,” she said.
“We’ve got lots of different ideas for themes, but the first one will probably focus on self-love.”
Natasha is grateful she’s been given the freedom to put her own unique stamp on Sensaura, and loves working
in such peaceful and inspiring surroundings each day.
“I love that I’ve been able to take the reins and pretty much make it my own,” she said. “The environment here is beautiful. The aesthetics of this place creates a really special experience for me, the team and the guests.”
But her biggest sense of satisfaction comes from helping people step outside their busy lives and take a moment to centre and rejuvenate themselves – something most of us see as a luxury, but should probably consider a necessity.
“It’s so important to reset. We are so incredibly busy as a society, and I feel like we’re getting busier,” Natasha said.
“But for our mental health, our bodies and our overall wellbeing, it’s essential to take the time to recharge.
“We spend so much time and money on things that aren’t that important, but we’ve only got one body.”
See you at Sensaura!