The best spas and salons to help you get your glow on for the party season.
The vibe: A cosy neighbourhood salon led by a team of softly spoken, gentle-handed therapists makes this Eastern suburbs beauty bolthole the ultimate escape.
Why we love it: The spa owner, Israeli-born Maya is committed to helping you relax while sorting out your skin. All facials include a hand and foot massage for added bliss.
Anti-Ageing Specialist Spa
Maya Bilalis is a skin Svengali. Her chic and cosmeceutically minded day spa in Woollahra is a sought after haven for brides, busy executives and the Eastern Suburbs 'It' crowd. The focus is on customized anti-ageing treatments using the latest skincare innovations and skin care innovations including Omnilux light therapy, AHA Peels, body wraps and Aromaessence massage. I went for a detoxifying body treatment to treat my back and arms ahead of the big reveal for summer. This is a great investment ahead of strapless dresses and swimsuit season. Maya's no nonsense approach is matched with her extensive knowledge and ability to custom select products and treatments to get you results.
Manual lymphatic drainage — or MLD — isn't a new thing by any stretch. In fact, it was developed way back in the '30s by a Danish doctor named Dr. Emil Vodder. First used to treat chronic sinusitis and other immune disorders, the gentle massage can now be incorporated into any acne management regime. We spoke to skin specialist and beautician, Maya Bilalis, from Maya Medispa to find out exactly what's involved, and how it works to improve acne-prone and problematic skin. Keep reading.
What is manual lymphatic drainage and what does it feel like?
Eight steps to glowing aisle-ready skin
That mythical, lit-from-within radiance every bride craves is not so hard to achieve. All it takes is a little follicular foresight.
Maya Bilalis, who owns Maya Medispa in Sydney's Woollahra, has seen her share of bridal beauty meltdowns and believes it's best to embark on a dermal overhaul well before your wedding.
Relaxation and rejuvenation can be hard to find in fast-paced Sydney, but nestled in the heart of Sydney's Eastern Suburbs lies one of Woollahra's best-kept secrets - Maya Medispa. Upon first entering the spa, you feel an immediate sense of relaxation as you escape the hustle and bustle of the city, a herbal tea or water ready when you first step foot inside the modern haven.
With its clean, white walls, tasteful prints and light and airy feel, the medispa is often described by guests as "peaceful," "quiet" and "serene" despite its suburban location. "I have made sure all the treatment rooms are spacious but cosy, with clean and inviting décor. My typical client is educated in looking after her skin but in need of some good quality escapism. Many are busy women – mums, career women or both. Some are older with grandchildren and most are very time poor, which is why results-focused treatments play such a big part in our service."
Maya's passion is infectious and her motivation stems from her love of life and people. "I have dedicated my life through my career to make people feel better about themselves. Every day I stay true!" MORE
Introducing HydroPeptide®, an award-winning skincare line specialising in the most powerful anti-aging ingredients available. Your skin is a complex network of structures that begin to crumble as you age. Our peptides strengthen your skin's foundation and allow your skin to restore its youthful qualities. This scientifically proven skincare will give you everything you need to have beautiful, healthy-looking and ageless skin. Choose from an Anti Wrinkle, Anti Stress or Brightening Facial. After just one treatment your skin will be glowing and bright!
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We are so excited to be turning 3 years old this November 2012, and to celebrate we have some amazing gifts for you to choose from! At Maya Medispa we are commited to ensuring you feel and look younger, brighter and as relaxed as possible.
Purchase any 3 facials for $450 and you will get a complitmentary treatment of your choice: either a back massage, light treatment or manicure, saving up to $100! Come in today and celebrate!
Our New Years' resolution is to reward our valuable clients and what better way than to start off the year with a giveaway! Whether you were naughty or nice last year, we'd like to give you the opportunity to win a voucher valued at $20. This is what you need to do: LIKE us on facebook, comment on a service you enjoyed at Maya Medispa email us the link and win a $20 voucher which you can redeem on any of our fabulous treatments. What are you waiting for, leave a comment now!
Not Just for Brides I have created a place where people can come and escape from their busy life, kick back and relax, have some "me" time! For some it is a luxury for most it is a must.We have designed 4 special packages for bride-to-be. All the fantastic packages offered are flexibly delivered to accommodate your busy pre-wedding diary but also to maximise results. We have it all covered from the brides who need the last minute pampering to the intensive “skin saving” courses.
An add on Light therapy for only $60 will take your facial to a whole other level. Light increases the effectivness of any products being used after it. Vitamin enriched products, serums and mask will be delivered to deeper layers of your skin and prolonge your facial treatment benefits. We recommend it as a follow up treatment to your light series on a monthly or weekly basis
Add on Peel from only $60 will deeply exfoliate your skin and reveal a more hydrating plumped cells so our serums and highly concentrated products can penetrate better. we have different strengths to target different conditions, consult with your therapist to find out more.
Maya Medispa is proud to announce that we have been chosen to represent the Beauty and Skin Care industry at this year’s Ultimate Wedding Planning Party to be hosted at the Sydney Opera House. We will be joining some of the industry’s leading experts to help you plan your fairy tale wedding. We have designed tailor made packages to suite all your bridal party's beauty and lifestyle needs, right up to the big event. For more information check out Sydney's Ultimate Bridal Event at: www.ultimateweddingplanningparty.com
Maya Medispa opened its doors in December 2009. Before this I was working from home (in Paddington) for many years, so it was time to grow and evolve.
Why did you choose this area? Woollahra is a smart, lovely, sophisticated and developing suburb with a village and community feel. It's a little fancy but still cosy: just like us.
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Decleor's rituals are second to none! Our fully qualified therapists have just polished up their skills and ready to take you on an aromatic journey. The Decleor welcome back massage will begin stimulating your organs and assist with getting you to a maximum level of relaxation. It is designed to help us with your diagnostic and begin the detoxing effect of your lymphatic system. Followed with a selection of facials to suit your skin concerns, this is an experience like no other.
Did you know that we have spa body products that can help to tone your skin and deminish sun spots and pigmentation?
Priori Hand and Body Revitalizing lotion; a light-weight lotion that gently exfoliates and revitalises dry skin.
Priori Idebenone Age Defying Body Cream; rich, creamy multi-tasking body cream which rebuilds, firms, evens skin tone and smooths whilst protecting the skin against premature ageing caused by environmental stress.