This rhythmic massage, inspired by traditional Australian Aboriginal techniques uses a combination of pressure points and spiraling movements to ground and uplift, leaving the body’s energies ‘laughing with joy.’ A choice of aromatic oils will rejuvenate, harmonize or detoxify. Includes smudging and Quandong Hair & Scalp Treatment.
- $180 • 60 minutes
Litya (le-dee-ah) integrates the ancient and revered aesthetics of the Australian earth and spirit. Aboriginal culture recognizes the significance of the elements – earth, water, air, fire, and wood – in terms of their physical, emotional, spiritual and environmental aspects – to ourselves. The LI’TYA spa experience aims to bring balance between these elements by combining a range of sensory therapies selected for their efficiency in purifying, nourishing and harmonizing the body as a whole.
The treatments use peat, compressed plant matter from deep within the Tasmanian soil, clays and muds, plants, herbs, fruits, sea fruits, sea salts, pure essential oils and natural botanicals from the bush lands. The LI’TYA spa experience is revered, respected and enjoyed for the way it integrates the philosophy and practice of holistic health.
For more than 40,000 years, the Indigenous Aboriginal people of Australia have held the world’s oldest continuous living tradition of sacred knowledge, known as the Dreamtime.
It is from this Dreamtime, that all aspects of Aboriginal life, context and meaning is derived, including an innate wisdom of the relationship between humankind and nature’s precious resources, and a unique view of the workings of the physical world and its spiritual dimensions.
According to this ”natural” law of the Dreamtime, everybody, everything, all time and space is intimately linked to the sacred seed of creation, from which everything has grown and continues to grow. Every thought, footprint, gust of wind, plant or animal that lives, has lived or is yet to live, is seen to impart its own vibration upon the earth, which in turn resounds across all eternity as part of the ongoing
creation of the world.
Living in harmony with this understanding, Aboriginal Australians view their lives here a custodians of the physical and spiritual dimensions of this earth. Their philosophy is to therefore tread lightly and with the greatest of respect. For the fruition of the dreaming that carries the potential of creative perfection, is ultimately determined by the unseen vibration of all that is around it.
It is in honour of this wisdom, that tribal elders and members of Australia’s Indigenous community have willingly shared with LI’TYA their intimate knowledge of native plants, healing modalities and their deeply respectful and reciprocal approach to the workings of nature.
In drawing upon the ancient powers of the earth’s oldest continent it is with the purest intentions that the spiritual qualities of these essential materials are invited to come alive. For using organic native Australian ingredients not only brings a unique and enriching dimension to an industry already focused on holistic healing principles. It also creates an opportunity to generate greater awareness of the value of our earth and the beauty of the people that have learnt from i and lived with it for thousands of years.
Like us, you are sure to be convinced, there is much we can learn, receive, be thankful for and give back, to these beautiful people so deeply connected to the essence and energy locked within our great southern land.
Harnessing the earth’s healing elements
to provide the finest spa treatments
Aboriginal culture recognizes the significance of the elements in terms of their physical, emotional, spiritual and environmental aspects to ourselves. The LI’TYA spa experience aims to bring balance between these elements by combining a range of sensory therapies selected for their efficiency in purifying, nourishing and harmonizing the body as a whole.
Largely understood as the centre of grounding, according to Aboriginal wisdom, the earth is our mother and we are in turn her custodians. To reconnect and remind us of the healing, grounding and balancing energy this vital element can bring, LI’TYA treatments use ancient peat, earth clays and desert salts directly onto the skin to restore nutrients, draw out toxins and nurture the body in the warmth of the earth’s properties.
Integrating the powers of water, a sacred elemental force renown for its healing, cleansing, purifying and emotionally restorative properties, LI’TYA’s treatments use this tranquil force to control the prescribed potency of our products and in a variety of physical applications to unblock the body’s energy fields (hydrotherapy) or wash away tension and awaken vitality (our signature warm water massage Yanko Jindalee).
Infusing the air with 100 percent pure essential oils is without exception one of the most pleasurable ways to drift into a realm of relaxation and serenity. However, whether administered by inhalation or applied through the skin, they also play a vital role in our body’s circulatory function by bringing oxygen and nutrients to the tissues while assisting in the disposal of waste products produced by cell metabolism. The extensive range of both native and traditional pure aromatherapy oils used in all our product formulations and treatments are therefore carefully chosen for their therapeutic benefits on the skin and mind.
The art of Fire therapy has been long lost on western cultures, however to Indigenous Australians, this traditional ritual is still used today in a variety ways. With permission from Aboriginal elders, LI’TYA introduces every client to the cleansing and purifying energy of this ancient ritual with the burning of a traditional aboriginal smudge blends at the start of every treatment. Designed to disconnect the client from the outside world, and bring her/him into the present to focus on their treatment time, this sacred ceremony calls upon the healing energy of the earth to enter the treatment space.
Traditional Coolamon wood containers bring the last of the earth’s elements to the LI’TYA spa care experience. Often decorated with designs imprinted by burning lengths of wire with Dreamtime stories, these containers are used to hold select native dry ingredients and in our Kodo rhythmic body massage treatment provide a unique feel and stimulus to the skin realigning body balance and tone.
OF THE EARTH
LI’TYA is expressed as a way of being, each treatment assists clients generate their own health and balance with use of the profound wisdom of ancient Aboriginal medicines, spirituality and healing modalities. Made with the purest native plants, flowers and fruits, each treatment has been developed to the highest standard to create memorable experiences and lasting results.
THE FOUR TENETS OF THE YA-IDT’MIDTUNG PEOPLE
– AN ABORIGINAL SPIRITUAL PERSPECTIVE –
Aboriginal Australians have a unique view or way of seeing the world. There are four components to it, often referred to as the four basic tenets which are akin to a good foundation on how to conduct one’s life. It is a holistic approach that considers the entirety of being in terms of one’s spiritual health and wellbeing, ones environmental health and wellbeing, and one’s social health and wellbeing in terms of mental and physical relationships with the world.
The Product – What it is
- Unique product and treatment concept
- 98.5% Natural
- Uses pure botanical bases
- Uses organic Australian native plants and raw ingredients when available
- Uses only pure grade essential oils
- Highly concentrated and economical
- Australian made and owned
- Tread lightly philosophy that ensure minimal damage to the environment
- Provides a cultural spa concept that is known to give spas a competitive advantage
- Works with unique Australian Aboriginal healing techniques that are integrated into modern day knowledge to create a truly unique spa experience
- Supports Indigenous Australians through the LI’TYA Foundation and Indigenous Australian Foods (IAF)
The Product – What it’s not
- Does not use any animal bi products – other than bees wax, honey and mother of pearl shell
- Not tested on animals
- Does not use known carcinogenic preservatives or additives
- Does not use petrochemicals
- Does not use synthetics
- Does not contain alcohol
- Does not use excess packaging
- Does not contain artificial colours or fragrances
- Does not contain fillers or bulking agents
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