Issue 65

Christmas @ Urban Retreat:"Time Out" Gifts!

We have put together a number of "Time Out Gifts" this year to suite a variety of needs. Our usual Menu is still available - check out "Massage" and "Day Spa" on this site. Below are a few additional suggestions:

Opening Hours Christmas & New Year:
We will be open for business as usual on all days other than the main public holidays.

For the Health Focussed guy or gal - Active Life Massage Package
a series of five half hour massages or five one hour Massages which can be redeemed over a 6-month period throughout the year. $200.00 (Half hour package) $350.00 (One hour package)

Both packages include a complimentary Thai Foot Pamper

For the Lounge Lizards: Try the R & R Package
a series of 5 or 10 one hour massages $350.00 (5 Treatments) Comes with a Complimentary Home Spa - Foot Pamper Kit - the only catch is you have to do the home pampering…. (must be ordered by December 17th)

NEW: Macadamia & Honey Sensory Delight
A Total Body Scrub to exfoliate and stimulate the senses with a creamy fresh scrub, followed by a Sensual healing and relaxing body mask of Macadamia & Honey. Wrapped in Muslin your skin will feast on the rich and replenishing oils whilst you relax and inhale the delightful aromas. $285.00 (Allow 2 hours) Includes a complimentary Mini Aromatherapy Facial.

NEW: Acupuncture & Massage
A gift of health to give to the person wishing to get the very best out of their health and well being. This wonderful combination can strengthen the immune system, increase or decrease energy levels, work on chronic long-term health problems or just give the person a vitality they have long forgotten. One hour $80.00

NEW: Reflexology & Massage
A one and half hour Treatment beginning with a Full Body Massage and followed by a Foot and Leg Scrub, Reflexology Treatment and finished off with a cooling gel and Aromatic Foot Spray. Ideal for the person who takes some time to relax and unwind. $100.00

We have made ordering easy this year - Simply telephone your order through and pay over the phone and we will either post out your Gift Vouchers or you can collect 7 days per week. Note we can also post directly to the Recipient if you like. Or you can simply email your Order to us and include your telephone contact number and we will call you. See us on

PAMPERING GIFTS: Home Spa Foot Pamper Kit
Comes in a beautifully packaged tin and includes: Pedicure Soak Mineral Salts 100gr, Foot Smoothing Pumice Scrub (100gr) Aromatherapy Refreshing Foot Spray (`100ml), Foot Softening Moisture Balm (100gr) and Aromatherapy Cooling Leg Gel (100gr)
Includes a complimentary tin of Detox Herbal Tea (valued at $20.00). Ideal for Males or Females.

Green Tea Home Spa Facial Kit $99.00
Again beautifully packaged in a Tin this kit includes a full skin care range of the La Clinica Green Tea Skin Care range. An ideal present for Males or Females looking for a high quality skin care product that will detox and rejuvenate their skin. Australian made Aromatherapy product.

clickhere or call 07 3399 4972 for Hawthorne

clickhere or call 07 3217 5522 for Paddington



Brisbane & New Farm Holistic Health Centre:Day Spa Offer!

A tranquil oasis where spa, health, beauty, and relaxation services are available for the individual and corporate client.

Put your mind in neutral and let us work on that other half of you - your body. You can only go on neglecting it for so long. Then it starts to tighten the muscles in your neck. Or it wakes you up at night and won't let you get back to sleep. That's the body's subtle reminder that it needs a treat. And that's what we're here to deliver. Put our hands to work and we promise to take the load off your back, your neck, your shoulders. In fact, wherever your body carries your stress, we have many ways of managing it.

The New Farm Holistic Health Centre is located in the heart of Centro on James. 07 3854 0611 Fax: 07 3852 3517 Address: Centro on James 46 James St New Farm Qld Hours: 7day 9am - 9pm or click here for web details

Right in the heart of Brisbane CBD the Brisbane Holistic Health Centre has been operating for 16 years. 7 3229 3661 Fax: 07 3220 0311 Address: Level 1, 199 Elizabeth Street [opp. Hilton] Brisbane QLD or click here for web details

Each centre boasts and impressive list of services delivered by the hands of many expert practitioners, who can provide the resources to appropriately deal with any health problem related to the stressful lifestyle of today.

Purchase any day spa package and receive a self-application mud wrap absolutely FREE or Receive 10% off any products or services

Mention when calling or emailing.




Risc Hair & Beauty- Hot Stone Offer!

RiSC Hair & Beauty, located in the heart of West End, has become a hot spot when it comes to hair styling and beauty services. Since launching 5 years ago Ricky and his team have built a solid reputation within the industry. Having created a full service salon they have also built a buzz with their 'Most Loved Facials'.

RiSC Hair & Beauty have a diversified client base of women and men of all ages and hair types, including executives, actors, business owners, models and teachers, who rely on Ricky's teams knowledge and expert talents for professional and personal hair and beauty care.

Ask about our Gift Certificates


This is a profoundly centering therapy with heated Basalt Stones & soothing Cool Marble which brings about a therapeutic response. This aids the body in healing & detoxifing. As warm river bed stones glide across your body soothing the nervous system, clearing toxins & toning the skin. A must for all those in need of revitalizing the body and mind. Introductory Offer $79!

Call 07 3255 0525 or click here for further details.




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We provide you with the most scientifically backed cosmosecutic products & services that give you true results. To give you the best possible treatment, every time you visit us in a very friendly environment.

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Complimentary aromatherapy back massage with every facial
Complimentary skin treatment with purchase of two or more product
Complimentary petite manicure with any electrolysis for first timers in my salon (One voucher per customer- mention

Urban Domain Skin & Body - Brisbane City

We pride ourselves on always providing the best service to our clients by highly trained and experienced beauty therapy consultants.

We use and recommend the world renowned Thalgo & Alpha H skin care ranges.


Get ready for summer with our fantastic Aromatherapy body special.
Would you love to have smooth and silky skin? The solution is to get rid of that dry winter skin and Exfoliate it.
Renew and awaken your skin with this wonderful body exfoliation and moisturising treatment.
We will get to those hard to reach areas like your back.

As an added bonus, we will include a head, neck and shoulder massage. All this for $55. Take advantage of this special offer NOW.


Le Mirage day Spa- City & Sunnybank

Elysium Hair and Beauty - Brisbane City

Quantum Physiques Personal Training

ZEST Health Clubs - 12 locations

Katrina's Beauty Works - 8 locations!

Brisbane Holistic Health Centre - City

The Skin Management Centre - Brisbane City

Apollos Day Spa & fitness centre - Wooloongabba

Urban Retreat - 3 locations

Camp Eden Health Retreat - Gold Coast

Essential Health - National

Elite Fitness Equipment - 8 locations

Hairfree Centres - National

ICE Hair Beauty Body - Bulimba

Innova Pacific Salt Crystal Lamps - National



Jacaranda Therapies Natural Therapies- Rosalie Health products - National

Living Valley Springs Health Retreat - Sunshine Coast

Mosaic Hair Body Skin Make-up - West End

Personal Best Total Fitness Solutions - 6 locations

Aquaman - National

SoulBody Health Checks

Vanden Bergh Natural Therapies - Stafford

WOW Health - Hamilton

Goodlife Health Club - 8 locations

Outshine - West End

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Fitness Market - New Market

Nirvana Rejuvenation Day Spa - Lutwyche

Rainesforest Massage - Indooroopilly

Only Fitness - 3 locations

New Farm Holistic Centre

Stephanies - Bulimba

By the Sea Massage & Affordable Day Spa - Kelvin Grove

Clear Mountain Sanctuary Spa - Clear Mountain

Workout World - Aspley

Results Skin Centre - Bardon and St Lucia

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Serves 10 people


|250g Australian Butter|1 cup castor sugar|5 eggs|2 teaspoons vanilla essence|1 1/2 cups plain flour|1/2 teaspoon baking soda|3 cups fresh breadcrumbs|1 1/2 cups firmly packed chopped raisins|1 1/2 cups sultanas|1 cup currants|1 1/2 cups chopped dates|1/2 cup mixed peel|1/2 cup chopped glace cherries|1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon|1/2 cup chopped blanched almonds|BRANDY BUTTER|125g Australian Butter, extra|1 cup castor sugar, extra|2 tablespoons brandy|1 teaspoon vanilla essence|few drops fresh lemon juice|1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon, extra

Soak a pudding cloth in warm water. Ring out excess water and sprinkle one side with flour. Cream butter and sugar together until light and fluffy. Beat in eggs and vanilla essence. Sift flour, salt and soda together and fold into mixture. Mix in breadcrumbs, fruits, cinnamon and almonds. Place the pudding mixture in the centre of the prepared cloth (on the floured side). Pull cloth firmly around mixture and secure with string. Boil, covered in plenty of boiling water, for 4 hours, taking care to replace with boiling water as it evaporates (place an upside down plate in the base of the pot so the pudding doesn't touch the bottom). When storing, hang pudding in a dry place. Reboil pudding in cloth for 1 hour before serving. Remove cloth, place on serving platter and serve with brandy butter (see below).|Brandy Butter - Cream butter and sugar together. Gradually blend in remaining ingredients. Spoon into a serving dish. Cover and refrigerate until required.

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The Govinator

Jean Claude Van Dam, Steven Segal, and Arnold Schwarzenagger all decide to go out trick-or-treating as musical composers for Halloween. They go into a costume store and look for masks. Jean Claude sees a costume that he likes and says, "I think I'll go as Beethoven." Steven Segal sees a costume that grabs his attention and says, "I'll be Mozart." Arnold had a tough time finding a costume that he liked, but he eventually found one that appeased his interest. He picks up a costume and said, "I'll be Bach."

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