A beautifully original South American-inspired haven on Sydney’s Northern Beaches
Inspired by the magnificent mountains and tranquil rivers of Peru, Chakana offers clients the chance to escape their dynamic, fast-paced lives and take some time out to cleanse, wind down, and re-boot.
What’s special about Chakana is the incredibly personalised focus on every client that walks through the door and a genuine passion for what they do and the treatments they offer.
Owner and therapist, Natalia Torres Negreira, integrates her South-American roots, knowledge and passion for skin care and deep relaxation massage to both the design of the spa and the authentic, distinctive and tranquil treatments.
And as soon as you walk into Chakana, this passion is evident – in every detail. After being welcomed by relaxing fragrances and a cup of tasty aromatic tea, you’re invited to soak your feet while your therapist does a quick consultation. This covers your individual skin needs, and what you’d ultimately like to achieve from your session – relaxation, perhaps? Stress relief? You decide. Your chosen treatment will then be totally tailored to you – even the oils and aromas selected are based on what you’re most drawn to that day.
If you’re looking to totally let go, unwind and really experience what Chakana is all about, the 90-minute Chakana signature treatment – Chakana – is a top-to-toe face and body experience designed to assist you in achieving total relaxation and wellbeing.
This treatment is really special, incorporating a customised facial with carefully selected AVEDA products, a scalp, neck and shoulder massage with warm oils, hand and arm massage, leg and foot exfoliation and massage, and a balancing and centring ritual – all enhanced with warm towels, hot stones, steam and calming music. It’s as close to the Andean mountains as you’re going to get without leaving the country, and completely resets the mind and body.
Chakana also offers a range of other treatments, which include the Pachamama (Plant peel) facial, designed for intensive deep exfoliation, the iViva Frida, a focused facial designed to really target your skin’s needs, customised body polishes and more. Some new and exciting massage modalities will also be available soon.
You walk out the doors with radiant skin, stress-free muscles and a profound sense of calm and wellbeing. For those of you who are slipping into ‘I need a holiday mode’ but find yourselves lost for time – Chakana is perfect. And, just like a great holiday, you leave with a smile, mentally scheduling your next visit.
By Laura House
Chakana Beauty & Wellbeing w: www.chakana.com.au t: (02) 9918 6898 a: Lvl 1, Suite 4, 46 Old Barrenjoey Rd, Avalon Beach, NSW 2107