One thing is for sure: motherhood changes everything from the cells of our body all the way down to our bank-balance! 

I used to think that Mother’s Day was more about consumerism than anything else. I changed my mind somewhere in between having 6 children, watching over my mother in law in her sunset years and witnessing the girls in my family transform into mums. I concluded that mothers are the Salt of the Earth. In case you didn’t know it, full-spectrum mineral salt keeps you alive and healthy. The word ‘mum’ is probably short for ‘full-spectrum’, because a touch of ‘mum’ not only makes everything feel better, it is life sustaining. You pay $10 for a kilo of Himalayan Salt. Salt is short for salary. Ironically motherhood doesn’t come with a generous salary package. I guess that means mums are priceless! How much do you think your mum is worth?

Just stop and think for a minute.  Researchers guess that for every human being alive today, another 30 lived before us. That makes a total of over 200 billion babies that were given birth to, loved, nurtured and cared for every second of the day. That’s a lot of mothering and it’s a good thing that motherhood is celebrated for at least 24 hours out of the 8760 hours of unpaid multitasking per year!

At the Purple House we have come up with some great treatments that will make your mum feel like a million dollars. Have a look at these specials!

Purple House Facial

$85 for 60 minutes

The gentle 100% natural and safe ingredients in this facial effectively moisturise your skin and reduce the appearance of fine lines, helping you look after your greatest asset: your complexion. Using drops of the purest essential oils this facial treatment goes beyond conventional skin care solutions. Relax while your face, neck and décolletage areas are cleansed, exfoliated, toned and massaged, using lymphatic drainage techniques, before the application of an essential oil infused mask.

While the essential oils of Lavender, Lemon, Patchouli, Tangerine, Orange and Ylang Ylang are slowly absorbed, enjoy your choice of hand, scalp or foot massage. Finished by gently moisturizing, this superb facial will leave your skin feeling soft and supple, revealing the natural radiant complexion you were born with.

Purple House Indulgence

$150 for 90 minutes

Experience 3 phases of relaxation

Phase 1: Allow yourself to unwind with an aromatic back and leg massage, followed by a gentle exfoliation of your skin before applying beautiful moisturizing body butter.

Phase 2: Soothe those aching feet in a peppermint footbath whilst your face is cleansed, exfoliated and moisturized, followed by a calming scalp massage.

Phase 3: Forget all your cares as your arms, legs and feet are massaged, exfoliated and moisturized with Tasmanian made body butter. Leave feeling totally calm, polished and rejuvenated.

Hot stone Therapy

$150 for 90 minutes

Escape to a tropical island with this deeply relaxing hot stone treatment.

Begin the journey with hot stones being placed on your chakra points and warm oil being drizzled onto your body.

Connect with Earth, Fire and Water, represented by the hot volcanic stones, and lomi lomi massage strokes flowing over your body. Allow the stones to release their healing energies to harmonise the body, mind and spirit.

Detox Massage Therapy

$100 for 60 minute

This Detox Massage begins with gentle dry brushing to remove dead skin cells and to boost circulation. The rhythmic strokes on the feet, legs, back, arms and tummy, gets your lymphatic system flowing and helps your body to get rid of wastes and toxins.  Followed by an exquisite relaxation massage combined with Lemongrass essential oil or Purification which leaves you feeling completely relaxed. We bring you back to earth with a gentle facial massage. Benefits are improved digestion, reduction of cellulite, stronger immune system and a smooth and polished skin!


Raindrop Massage for Balancing & Transforming

$120 for 60 minutes (includes $40 worth of Essential Oils)

This unique massage incorporates healing techniques from Ancient Egypt, Tibet and Native Americans.  Powerful essential oils of Valor, Thyme, Basil, Wintergreen, Marjoram, Cypress, Peppermint, Oregano and AromaSiez are applied to the spine and feet using specific massage techniques.

The three modalities that combine to form this unique treatment are:

  • Aromatherapy –Congruent with the French application of aromatherapy these pure therapeutic grade essential oils are applied NEAT (undiluted) to the body, which has a powerful effect on the immune system.

  • Vitaflex. The Ancient Tibetans believed that vitality could be stimulated through the reflexes. This is based on the theory that slight pressure applied to the body creates and electric charge that is very therapeutic.

  • Feather stroking. This is similar to a massage technique called ‘effleurage’ but has its roots in Native American Indian. The Lakota people used to go to Canada to experience the Northern Lights or Aurora Borealis. The Lakota people would raise their hands toward the light and breathe the energy of the lights for transformational purposes. Once the Lakota people could no longer cross the border, they created a stroking technique along the spine using a feather that simulates the energy of the Aurora Borealis.

In a world that rockets ahead it is good to have times like Mother’s day where we celebrate the mums who are still with us and remember the mums who have moved on and who might  be hovering over us protectively with their caring spirits.

The warm atmosphere in Alchemy Café makes it a wonderful place to reconnect with family and friends and to dig up dusty memories, have a laugh and a cry, and to make sure that we have stories to pass on to the next generation.   There are gifts, products and ideas for cooking and being creative at home. After all the mother is (usually) the heart of the home, and what’s more important than a cheerful home life?

Or make a date with your mum or partner: an amazing body-treatment at the Purple House followed by a freshly roasted coffee with one of our trademark cakes, or an intimate lunch with a glass of wine. Either way, you will be a winner. Happy Mother’s Day!

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