Beauty review: The Spa Nomad

Last week I was lucky enough to receive a visit from the fabulous Julia, a woman with magic hands who happens to be a senior skin therapist with The Spa Nomad. What is The Spa Nomad, you may ask? Read on to find out more…
The Spa Nomad New Zealand describes itself as a mobile beauty services company, but really it’s so much more. It brings beauty and wellness right to your door exactly when it’s needed, making it a life-changer for busy people and those looking to celebrate and pamper as a group without having to juggle fitting it with the times available at a spa.
The business was founded by New Zealand businesswoman and beauty obsessive Kristen Teo, and she says it was born from “a passion for providing affordable, accessible and effective beauty solutions”. “We see skincare as more than just pampering and relaxation,” she says, with an emphasis on wellness, health and self-care.
Having tried an extensive range of facial and massage services from all over, Kristen realised what was missing from beauty and wellness salons in New Zealand was the element of convenience and accessibility – which is precisely what The Spa Nomad offers. In this fast-paced world, it is becoming increasingly difficult for people to set aside time in their busy schedules for regular trips to beauty clinics or their favourite massage destination, so she set about bringing them to you. The Spa Nomad was created to eliminate this difficulty – by allowing you to enjoy beauty treatments in the comfort of your own home at a time and date of your choosing. The Spa Nomad seeks to fit your schedule rather than the other way around.
The Spa Nomad's mission is to bring wellness and self-care to your own space and make it accessible for everyone, and when Julia visited I was long overdue for a little TLC. She arrived with bed, tools and product line-up in hand, setting up a designated space in my home before I lay down and literally drifted away. My journey started with a deep tissue massage, which utilised slow, firm strokes and pressure to ease and release tension deep in the muscles. While some of the massage strokes may appear similar to that of a Swedish massage, deep tissue involves slower and firmer strokes with deep finger pressure focusing on particular areas such as muscle fibres and tendons, which in turn helps to break down muscle knots or adhesions. It is definitely an acquired taste – and The Spa Nomad offers many more styles than just deep tissue – but I felt amazing immediately after and the effects lasted for days.
Next up was an oxygen facial, which is a favourite facial of mine that isn’t found in that many clinics and spas. I love it, and the results really are second to none. It involves the use of a machine that sprays highly concentrated oxygen molecules right into your epidermis, in combination with an ampoule of ingredients according to your skin’s needs. The ampoule The Spa Nomad uses most for this facial is rich in hyaluronic acid, peptides and vitamins, which will penetrate deep into your skin layers through the blast of pressurised oxygen molecules. This allows for an enhanced absorption rate, giving you a healthy glow and plumped up skin for days. This treatment also stimulates the production of collagen, hyaluronic acid, and elastin – all of the good stuff you will need to keep your skin bouncy – and products used came from trusted brands like Mesoestetic and Mizulabs.
After my two hours plus treatment session all I needed to do was move from the massage bed to a comfy chair, rugged up and ready for a quiet evening in. So much better than battling the traffic to get home, right?
As aforementioned, The Spa Nomad also takes care of corporate clients and groups, and can travel to a plethora of destinations around New Zealand due to their wide reach when it comes to great therapists. I for one was so in need of a little care the day Julia visited, and highly recommend you take the time to schedule a little for yourself.
To find out more, head to their website here.

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