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My facial at endota day
spa was customised based
on my skin type, which was
determined under UV light.
Head therapist Danielle told
me the orange light that showed
up on my skin indicated (good)
natural oils, which needed to be
balanced. At the same time, some
areas were dehydrated and unevenly
toned – on the forehead and under
the eyes, for example. They showed
up under the light as grey or purple,
and required hydration, brightening, and
a more even tone.
The treatment started with a gentle
cleanse, using a milky Ceuticals cleanser,
which smelled fresh and felt luscious on
the skin. This was to remove makeup and
pollutants from the outside environment
before a second cleanse to treat the skin.
A hydro-microdermabrasion treatment
was applied, removing dead cells with
the use of a diamond-cut head, while the
customised fuse penetrated deep into the
layers of my skin to brighten and hydrate.
It is great for ageing skin, and has good
results on acne scarring, age spots and sun
spots. I experienced a slight cold sensation
when the treatment was applied to my face
and neck, and there was some very gentle
pressure and a little tingling.
This treatment can be enjoyed as
a one-off but is popular and effective
as part of a series, such as a single, one-
hour treatment that’s followed by seven
half-hour treatments every month or so. It
is recommended for people of all ages.
While a sumptuous mask of moisture
soaked into my skin’s deeper layers,
I enjoyed a fantastic head, neck and
shoulder massage, followed by
a brightening serum, Daily Protein
moisturiser (a protein-rich, fragrance-
free cream designed to repair cellular
damage by stimulating increased
collagen production), and an eye and
lip treatment to stimulate collagen and
elastin production and strengthen the skin’s
structure where wrinkles begin to emerge.
At the end of the treatment, I felt deeply
relaxed and – strange as it sounds – my
skin didn’t feel like it was mine. It was
noticeably softer and more supple,
especially on the neck areas, where it
seemed plumper and firmer. This feeling
continued for some days after the
treatment, and I noticed it was easier to
apply makeup the next day as my skin
seemed smoother and less deeply lined.
a tranquil aesthetic. My therapist Victoria asked
if I have any problematic areas on my body,
then began the massage. Within minutes I was
feeling my tight neck, sore back and knotted
The facial was a relaxing concoction of
sweet-smelling, natural Sodashi exfoliants,
masks and sprays, and Victoria fluidly worked
my face over with delicate fingers and soothing
hot towels. Later – after the whole experience,
and while I was sipping tea and enjoying
some fresh fruit – Victoria ran through all
of the products she used during the facial,
and listed my problematic areas (note to
self: must exfoliate more).
I’d never experienced a hair mask before
(not one that stays on for more than five
minutes, anyway), and let’s just say that my
strands lapped this treatment up. The clay
‘mask’ went on cold and then became quite
hard as it dried. It’s recommended you wash
it off when you get home, or leave it on for
the whole day – that’s a big call, but I can
honestly say that my hair felt the healthiest
it’s been in years.
In less than two hours, this whole
experience had pampered me from head
to toe. I left feeling fresh, revitalised and
ready to face another hectic week of work.
The Aromatherapy massage can go for
60 or 90 minutes ($110/$150). The Sodashi
Scalp Treatment is only $20 (and totally worth
it), and the Sodashi Stop & Relax Facial lasts
30 minutes ($80).
Visit Bodhi J, 42c Grantham Street,
(cnr Nanson Street) Wembley
(08) 9387 5152, bodhij.com.au.
customised facial is non-invasive and
costs $80 for 30 minutes, $110 for
45 minutes, or $140 for an hour. It is only
available at endota day spas.
Visit endota spa Perth, Level 1,
856 Hay Street, Perth (08) 6181 9858;
or endota spa Fremantle, 18 Essex
Street, Fremantle (08) 9433 3349,
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