ISSANI Day Spa & Ayurveda
Massage and ayurvedic healing treatments in the center of the Daintree rainforest.
Your visit to the Daintree is not complete without experiencing one of Issani’s beautiful Daintree day spa massages or Ayurvedic treatments. Imagine a relaxing Balinese style massage, or a soothing hot stone massage, whilst being lulled by the tranquil sounds of the flowing creek and Daintree rainforest wilderness.
Issani uses only the finest quality natural products including her own Ayurvedic skin care range. You will leave feeling rejuvenated, calm and at peace.
Issani offers Mobile massages for two or more, servicing between the Daintree River and Cape Tribulation.
BALINESE STYLE RELAXATION MASSAGE
Organic coconut or almond oil infused with optional essential oils applied with soothing strokes.
60 minutes $120
75 minutes $140
Followed by a herbal steam bath $180 | $200
HOT STONE MASSAGE
Let the stones bring warmth and relaxation deep into your tissues.
45 minutes. $90 – back of the body + neck and shoulders
60 minutes $120 | add Organic Facial $230
75 minutes $140 | add Organic Facial $270
Followed by a Herbal Steam Bath $60
Fresh hydrating plants and herbs are combined with Issani’s home crafted Ayurvedic skincare to create a unique organic experience.
Relax and enjoy a herbal cleansing scrub, hydrating steam, fresh aloe gel serum, french clay & botanicals purifying masque and massage with ISSANI Herb Infused Face Oil and finishing with a fine mist of Organic Rose or Lavender Hydrosol.
A grounding foot massage is offered while your masque works its wonders.
Prior to your facial we will discuss your skin type and any current imbalances. Issani can choose herbs, plants, resins and mists that are best suited to your Ayurvedic skin type. Please allow a few extra minutes for this. To find out more about Ayurvedic Skin types on the Skin Care page.
One hour $140
Your Organic facial can be followed by a massage of your choice.
Issani’s herbal cleansing blends combine to treat different skin types. See Skincare to find out your skin type according to Ayurveda. Ingredients include rose petal, marshmallow, licorice, aloe vera powders and many other botanicals. This divine paste will exfoliate gently, whilst preparing your skin to absorb all the goodness to come!
Gentle steam stimulates blood flow to the upper layers of your skin whilst hydrating and preparing for your serum.
Fresh aloe vera gel from our garden blended with organic rose or lavender hydrosol and a little coconut oil is applied. Aloe vera is a nutrient-rich, plant containing various therapeutic compounds, including hyaluronic acid. It is very soothing and deeply hydrating.
French clay is blended with seasonal offerings from our garden like papaya, turmeric and lemongrass & aloe, loaded with fresh Daintree vitality.
Ayurvedic facial massage lifts and lightens, leaving a beautiful glow. A mist of rose or lavender ISSANI Organic Hydrosol completes your facial.
An ISSANI Herb Infused Organic Face Oils will be chosen, based on your Ayurvedic skin type. Made from the finest, lightest organic face oils, this range is slowly infused with Ayurvedic combinations specifically for differing skin types.
HERBAL FOOT SCRUB, SOAK & MASSAGE
Enjoy an enervating and relaxing foot scrub before immersing your feet in warm Daintree mountain water infused with local herbs, botanicals, resins and organic epsom salts. After soaking, relax and enjoy a soothing foot massage with aromatic oil.
45 minutes $70
Your foot “Spa” begins with an exfoliating scrub made from French clay, sandalwood powder, frankincense, myrrh, freshly picked turmeric and lemongrass, resins and citrus peel powders.
Your bath has been steeping before you arrive, infused with herbs, petals, myrrh, frankincense, sandalwood pieces, cinnamon sticks, clove buds, ginger and more. Warm, fresh Daintree mountain water is used.
A grounding aromatic foot massage completes this divine treatment.
INDIAN HEAD MASSAGE
Deeply relaxing head, neck and shoulder oil massage focusing on stimulating Ayurvedic energy points known as marmas.
30 min $70
+ 45 minutes massage $160
+ 60 minute massage $190
+ Herbal Steam Bath + $60
AYURVEDIC HERBAL BODY POLISH
A gentle exfoliant herbal paste is applied prior to your chosen massage to nourish and prepare the skin to absorb your massage oil. Removed with warm, steamy towels & followed by a full body massage.
A heaven scented paste of powders of sandalwood, frankincense, myrrh, turmeric, marshmallow, licorice, lemongrass and rose petals powders is blended with warm organic milk removing dead skin cells and deeply nourishing your whole body. Your face can be included if you wish.
Almond milk option is available. Preceded by a shower and followed by your massage.
Herbal Body Polish Treatment + 45 minute Massage $180 + Herbal Steam Bath $240
Herbal Body Polish Treatment + 60 minute Massage $210 + Herbal Steam Bath $270
Herbal Body Polish Treatment + 75 minute Massage $230 + Herbal Steam Bath $290
AYURVEDIC MASSAGE - abhyanga
Abhyanga means “loving hands” in Sanskrit.
This soothing, rhythmic massage uses herbal oils to stimulate the circulation of blood, lymph and prana (energy), relieving tension throughout the whole body – mind, applying ancient Indian knowledge of the energy systems of the body. Abhyanga lulls you into a state of alert relaxation, similar to a deep, effortless meditation. Many tensions in the body – mind can be released during your Abhyanga treatment.
Traditionally formulated Indian herb infused oils are applied with long and circular strokes.
Includes head and face massage if desired.
*This treatment can be preceded by an Ayurvedic Herbal Body Polish and followed by a Herbal Steam Bath.
One hour $120
75 minutes $140
+ herbal steam bath $180 | $200
+ preceded by Herbal Body Polish $210| $230
+ preceded by Herbal Body Polish | + followed by herbal steam bath $270 | $290
Please allow an extra 15 minutes for your first visit to allow time to fill in your Client Information Form and to determine which Ayurvedic herbal oil to apply.
You will have a shower prior to your massage and within a few hours after returning home.
It is best to wear dark coloured, loose fitting clothes as traditional Ayurvedic massage oils are coloured by herbs which may leave traces.
Heavier days of menstruation | cold | flu | fever.
We will discuss any other health issues prior to your massage and work with them.
HERBAL STEAM BATH
Relax into a full body herbal steam treatment to increase the penetration of your herb infused Ayurvedic or other massage oil, to intensify detoxification and deepen healing. A steam bath will further relax your muscles and your whole being. Freshly picked roots and herbs combine with dry resins to permeate your skin, creating a divine aroma. Issani will offer to apply a complimentary ISSANI Ayurvedic facial paste just before your steam as a mini facial whilst you unwind in the steam box, with your head exposed.
60 minute massage + herbal steam bath $180
75 minute massage + herbal steam bath $200
Swedhana improves circulation, relieves stiffness, loosens muscles and improves skin tone.
You will sit in a steam box for between 10 and 20 minutes depending on your Ayurvedic constitution. The herbs and resins are individually chosen to balance your Ayurvedic body type.
This treatment is followed by a shower during which you will apply a gentle Ayurvedic Herbal scrub.
Please allow 45 minutes for your steam treatment and shower.
The most sublime Ayurvedic therapy, Shirodhara is one of the most exquisitely relaxing experiences you’ll ever have. Shirodhara gently dissipates stress and tension from your body, mind and soul by the continuous pouring stream of carefully warmed oil onto the third eye area, with a gentle, swaying motion from one temple to the other. Shirodhara lulls the receiver into a deep, deep state whilst just maintaining alertness, similar to a deep meditative state that allows long buried stresses to release naturally. An ideal relaxing experience for your Daintree holiday.
1 hour $180
Shirodhara following foot, neck, décolletage, head and shoulder massage.
90 minutes $220
Shirodhara following one hour full body massage.
Shirodhara greatly benefits, relaxes and nourishes the nervous system and is highly recommended for insomnia, stress headache or migraine and racing thoughts.
Deeper benefit comes with sequential treatments given after an Ayurvedic Consultation. Daily treatments are available during your stay and during ISSANI Daintree Ayurvedic Rejuvenation Retreats .
Illness, fever, head cold, third trimester of pregnancy, rash, sunburn, broken skin in forehead area, brain tumour, recent neck injury, abrasions or cuts to the head, ear infection, nausea, severe fatigue, excessive sweating.
ISSANI Daintree Day Spa & Massage
Book an appointment for a treatment at Issani Day Spa or arrange a mobile treatment where Issani comes to you! Mobile massage treatments are available to visitors and residents north of the river (Forest Creek to Cape Tribulation), a minimum of 2 people is required with a call out fee of $15 per hour.