Did you know “endota” is an indigenous word meaning beautiful? Me neither!
I enjoyed a divine morning of relaxation at endota spa and wanted to share my experience. I received a voucher for my birthday last year and only just got around to using it last week. The great thing about endota spa vouchers is that they are valid for up to one year, so there’s plenty of time to consider which treatment to opt for if you can’t make time straight away.
I opted for the Organic Relax massage and it was seriously amazing!
Walking up to the Carlton spa, they had the cutest bicycle outside with treatment menus and magazines in the basket to be taken away…
As I walked in the front door, I was greeted by a welcoming receptionist and the signature endota spa scent which was both calming and uplifting. I was kindly asked my details and which treatment I had booked in for and I was then led through to a waiting area where I was offered a delicious lemongrass tea.
My wait was no longer than 10 minutes and during that time I completed a form which asked question such ‘did I have any specific pain areas that I would like to focus on’ etc. etc. The waiting area did end up feeling a little hectic as the Saturday morning rush had kicked in, so it became a bit of a traffic zone with staff and clients walking by. Nonetheless, this did not detract from the overall uplifting experience (but since I aim to write honest reviews and opinions, I thought it was worth mentioning).
A lovely lady then called my name and showed me to the tranquil treatment room. I opted for an Organic Relax massage which is “A 60-minute full body massage using essential oils to call and relax a busy mind. Warm jade stones centre, heal and ground the body, leaving you feeling recharged and empowered”. The benefits? “Body is nourished. Mind is nurtured”. Well, amen to that sister!!
I walked in carrying the stress and tension of the working week and left feeling totally transformed, like I was walking on air. Literally! It makes me wonder why I don’t book myself in for a pampering session more often!
So how did endota spa begin? Well, interestingly the founder Melanie Gleeson started off with a $5,000 credit card limit at the age of 26 back in the millennium, and now there are over 100 spas across Australia and an annual network income of $60million. I bloody love a good brand story, do you? Read more about it here via Business Chicks.
Have you enjoyed a treatment at endota spa? What did you opt for, and what would you recommend trying next?