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Daydream Island Resort and Spa is the jewel in the crown of Queensland’s tropical Whitsundays in the heart of the Great Barrier Reef. With 296 rooms and suites, modern conference facilities, a world class Rejuvenation Spa, various restaurants and bars, lagoon swimming pools, mini-golf, a fringing coral reef, an outdoor cinema and the Living Reef - one of the world’s largest outdoor aquariums, there’s something for everyone on Daydream.
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For further information or to book your Dream Holiday to Daydream Island Resort and Spa, book online or contact our Reservations Department on:
Toll Free Australia:
1800 075 040

Phone: +61 7 3259 2350 - Fax: +61 7 3259 2399

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Thursday, 23 May 2013

Rejuvenation Spa Unveils Revolutionary Anti-Ageing Treatment



Daydream Island’s world class Rejuvenation Spa has proven that it is second to none with the launch of a revolutionary “Collarium” – a Collagen Bed which treats not only the facial area but the entire body in combating signs of ageing including sun damage, loss of elasticity and fine lines and wrinkles.  The treatment also assists in improving skin hydration and texture, promoting a smoother more youthful skin.

The treatment is based on technology called Photo-Stimulation or Photo-Therapy.

The body’s cells contain receptors that naturally absorb light which in turn stimulates a cellular physiological process. Photo-therapy uses a light with a specific wavelength that simply accelerates this process – improving and stimulating cellular metabolism.  Depending on the wavelength, specific cells are activated and studies have shown that red light is absorbed by fibroblasts which increase collagen synthesis/production.

Aside from its cosmetic and anti-aging benefits, Red Light Therapy can provide relief from chronic and acute pain including muscle pain, joint pain, arthritis, high blood pressure, tissue and nerve damage, and can decrease injury healing time by triggering the body’s own defenses to treat the source of the pain rather than mask symptoms.

Originally discovered by NASA for this purpose, Red Light Therapy is now used by professional athletes to promote healing with powerful results.  
                                                                                                         
Daydream Island’s Rejuvenation Spa Manager, Joanne Enslow said the spa was constantly researching innovative and time-tested treatments and was impressed with the machine’s performance to date.

“This is the one and only machine currently on the market with the ability to provide a complete anti-ageing facial and body treatment in one session, without requiring any outside operator, ensuring complete privacy,” she said.

“The Collarium has been clinically tested to brighten, firm and refine skin texture. It is a revolutionary anti-ageing treatment.”

Ms Enslow said Daydream Island Resort and Spa offered an extensive menu of other results-driven treatments and services ranging from therapeutic wraps and naturopathic services to hairdressing and hydrotherapy.

“Our signature treatment is the 90-minute Daydream Delight which commences with an exfoliating full-body salt scrub aimed at smoothing the skin, body mask and wrap, facial and scalp massage, conditioning Macadamia hair treatment, and time to enjoy our Hydro-Storm Steam Effusion Shower. The treatment then concludes with a de-stress back massage,” she said.

“The four hour Mermaids Dream is our longest treatment which is the ultimate day of pampering from the soles of your feet to the tip of your head.  Clients are given time to relax between treatments to enjoy a glass of champagne and healthy lunch on our beautiful ocean view balcony.

“We are coming into winter which is always an exciting time in the spa where we have prime viewing from our ocean view treatment rooms and balcony of the migrating humpback whales as they breach and frolic just outside.

“Make-up is another service we offer with talented make-up artists on hand to provide wedding or day and night make-up. We also use Napoleon Perdis products which provide the perfect camera finish and leave your skin looking flawless.”

Ms Enslow said with lifestyles now busier than ever, stress relief was one of the main goals for guests seeking treatment at the Rejuvenation Spa.

“Sometimes it takes a holiday and help from a health professional to properly rejuvenate the mind and body.

“We focus on our clients’ individual needs and create a total sensory journey. Our aim is for guests to leave the spa feeling refreshed, relaxed and of course totally rejuvenated.

“We offer a variety of signature stress busting massages including Relaxation, Therapeutic, Aromatherapy, Hot Stone, Reflexology, KaHuna, Thai and Indian Head Massage.”

The Rejuvenation Spa has just been recognised by TripAdvisor as a 2013 Certificate of Excellence Winner, which places it in the top 10% of all businesses worldwide on TripAdvisor as rated by TripAdvisor travellers.

The Spa’s facilities include 16 individual treatment rooms, vichy showers, thermal tables, hydrotherapy tubs, steam effusion showers, dual treatment rooms, dual spa bath and private relaxation areas.

Unique to the Spa is one of Australia’s most advanced naturopathic testing and treatment clinics, offering clients a comprehensive analysis of entire body systems, from iridology and blood analysis to monitoring and measuring fat and muscle mass.

Located at the northern end of Daydream Island, in the heart of Queensland’s Great Barrier Reef, the Rejuvenation Spa is an award winning facility that combines an extensive array of health and beauty treatments with panoramic views of the Pacific Ocean.

Beauty therapies and treatments are performed using products with only the finest organic ingredients. Aromatherapy is used with oils extracted from aromatic plants as a balm to enhance beauty, harmonise moods, lift spirits and balance body energies.

The Rejuvenation Spa’s nationally and internationally trained therapists are committed to providing guests with an exceptional spa experience.

For bookings and enquiries please contact the Daydream Island Rejuvenation Spa on (07) 4948 8790.

ENDS Media enquiries to Brenton Gibbs, Tel + 61 (0)419 828 440 brenton@crookgroup.com.au

Thursday, 16 May 2013

Living Reef experience boosted as Daydream redevelops further


Daydream Island Resort & Spa is continuing its impressive Living Reef redevelopment program with a series of recent upgrades offering visitors even more opportunities to interact with its resident marine life.

Following substantial upgrades to the southern lagoon, Daydream has installed a number of new tanks – including a seahorse tank – in the Living Reef Centre, as well as a spectacular 1,100 litre aquarium of corals, tropical fish and invertebrates in the transit lounge to greet visitors.

A new reef section that is home to over 200 new fish and 100 pieces of coral has been added, as well as a baby shovelnose ray named Ruby, a Blue spot ray and two baby leopard rays. Five baby banded bamboo sharks have also been hatched. 

In addition, the fish bowl for the southern lagoon has been enhanced with a new lighting system, the northern lagoon has had over 50% of its sand siphoned and replaced as part of Daydream’s ongoing water management process, and more educational and recreational programs have been launched. 

“The new aquarium in the transit lounge is sure to amaze our guests as they step off the ferry while the Living Reef Centre has come to life with an ever-growing number of fish, rays, sharks and coral,” Daydream Living Reef coordinator James Astley said.

“We are running a new ecological presentation every Saturday at 4:30pm that discusses the management of the Great Barrier Reef, and the activities department has launched a new half day cruise on ‘Banana Winds’ that includes snorkelling with a marine biologist guide and a bush walk on South Molle Island. 

“The redevelopment project is an on-going process but we are confident that the improvements will enhance the environment for our incredible marine life and create an even more interactive and memorable experience for our visitors.” 

Mr Astley said the Living Reef team had also installed a third coral propagation system to breed and grow coral specimens. 

“Special shallow tanks accelerate growth of coral without fear of disease and interference by marine animals,” he said. 

“Along with our improved filtration and water uptake technology, this allows us to keep the lagoon in pristine condition as well as continuing to introduce new and exciting marine life.”

The 2,650sqm Living Reef is one of the world’s largest man-made living lagoons.  The system contains more than 1.5 million litres of water and is home to more than 115 species of fish and 70 coral species native to the Great Barrier Reef.

Guided by Living Reef biologists, visitors can take part in fish and shark feeding shows or programs like the Stingray Splash, where guests walk knee-deep into the Living Reef and hand-feed and pat stingrays.

The upgrade is part of a number of improvements and initiatives being implemented across Daydream Island on an ongoing basis. 

Mr Astley, who has more than 10 years’ experience with husbandry, breeding and nutrition of aquatic animals, said the team would also focus on attracting more school groups to the island.

“Daydream offers tailored packages which are the perfect combination of education and entertainment,” he said. “Students learn a vast amount about marine life - from why reef fish are so colourful to how to set up and care for their very own marine aquarium - and enjoy activities like rainforest walks, pool sports and outdoor movies in their free time.

“The emphasis is on education while at the same time allowing for plenty of fun.”

Mr Astley said Daydream Island was also building relationships with universities to extend its work experience program.

“Daydream is committed to giving uni students hands-on experience that will assist their individual career development, whether it’s working alongside our marine biologists caring for the Living Reef’s animals or learning the mechanics of operating a successful resort,” he said.

Daydream Island Living Reef facts

Is home to over 150 species of fish and 70 species of coral
Totals a massive 2650 sqm in size and contains over 1.5 million litres of water through its North and South lagoons
Has an average width of around 12m and a depth of more than a metre in some areas
Has sea water pumping into  the lagoon system at a rate of 80 litres per second
Has 7 million litres of sea water pumped through it every 24 hours
Contains about eight tonnes of living coral rock.
Operates ‘’Actinic’’ or blue lighting (near UV) in the North Lagoon making  the coral literally glow at night for a spectacular nocturnal underwater exhibit 

ENDS Media enquiries:  Brenton Gibbs on 0419 828 440 or brenton@crookpublicity.com


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