Integrative Medical Review: Skin Sensation by Vanessa Finnigan

I have had a few facials in my time and many beauticians telling me what was wrong with my skin and the long list of products I needed. Recently I had an experience at Ibuki health which was a breath of fresh air. From the moment I walked through the doors, the team were so warm and friendly with helpful information to share. The team invited me to experience a phyto treatment which involved massaging active herbs into my skin allowing them to slowly release their phyto active vitamins, minerals and vital trace elements over 24 hours. Leigh was my phyto practitioner and there was not an ounce of judgement directed at me or my skin throughout the session. As a result, my whole body relaxed and I enjoyed the infusions of what felt like a zillion amazing herbs dancing with my skin. While the herbs were soaking in, with some light gauze over my face to deepen the effects, I received the most sublime neck, shoulder and hand massage. What a treat when I was on deadline with our September edition!!!

The phyto treatment is actually a gentler version of the Dr Spiller herbal facial peel, but I found the results were noticeable after just an hour. Leigh handed me a mirror at the end of the session and my skin glowed, looked refreshed and it felt like I had a spring skin clean!

When I walked out of the treatment room, I felt like I was floating and I was pleased to finally meet holistic doctors Dr Carlos Sanchez and Dr Vivienne Taylor (pictured in this photo with me and the Ibuki team). Ibuki health is an amazing, very popular integrative centre in Noosa offering cutting edge integrative medicine consults, hyperbaric oxygen chamber sessions, acupuncture, traditional Chinese herbal medicine, dietitian consults and detoxification treatments plus a wide range of skin treatments and products, with decades of experience supporting their work.

I was so thrilled that the manager, Anne invited me to visit the centre and experience this miraculous skin experience. And after the treatment my partner Rod had some tapas waiting for us at a gorgeous place within walking distance to Ibuki Health, which was so magical. It is a day I will never forget and worth the four hour return trip from our country home. And 24 hours after my session (without having it as a goal), my skin looks quite youthful, which is quite astonishing! Thank-you all 🙂


Vanessa Finnigan is the founder, editor and publisher of Holistic Bliss.
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