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Manuka Honey Healing in the Wilderness

WILDERNESS SPA at the international award winning Treetops Lodge & Estate is a one-million dollar spa dedicated to totally new ways of experiencing heritage taonga (treasures) of indigenous spa and total wellness therapies in Rotorua, New Zealand’s most important centre of traditional Maori tribal culture. Newly released is our new Signature treatment using our own estate reared 100% Manuka Honey, available not only to guests, but visitors to the lodge as well.

Treetops new Signature Treetops Spa experience is the Estate Sourced Manuka Honey Scrub with 100% organic ingredients using our own estate reared Manuka Honey as the key ingredient. Authentic styles of traditional and Maori treatments and healing using natural, locally sourced ingredients, traditionally believed to combine physical and spiritual cleansing.

Estate Sourced Manuka Honey Scrub
Our 100% pesticide free Manuka honey sourced from the Treetops Estate has the most anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial benefits in the range of honeys. It also contains vitamins, amino acids and minerals…and it is good to use such an ingredient when body scrubbing…since you will expose your skin. Using raw honey is very important since without being processed, the honey will keep all the power of the ingredients as well as alive beneficial enzymes! Mixed with fine raw sugar, this is a totally organic treatment with the benefits of a full body massage. We finish with a full body Janesce Rose Mist, for hydrating, specifically for the calming benefits of its Rose Oil.

The spa offers two holistic styles of massage, both revered as ancient and sacred taonga;
MIRIMIRI MASSAGE begins with an ancient Maori prayer and powhiri (welcome) to honour you and your ancestors, followed by deeply relaxing therapeutic massage with native kawakawa oil to raise the vibration of your physical body. Your mauri (life essence) and wairua (spirit) are encouraged to synchronise thus giving a sense of well-being, connectedness and balance. Mirimiri massage also works on the central nervous system aiding the release of tension and stress, bequeathing you deep relaxation, and a sense of clarity and rejuvenation.

ROMIROMI MASSAGE is the deeper of the traditional holistic Maori body treatments. Similar to Hawaii’s lomilomi, it combines body alignment, deep-tissue massage and stimulation of pressure points to aid the release of cellular blockages, toxins, pain and extraneous energy, replacing these with positive energy and vitality. Natural body systems are invigorated, nourished and balanced and the extraordinary lightness felt after treatment demonstrates a positive shift to greater well-being and health.

For a quick lift, WILDERNESS SPA third taonga is a facial Mud Mask with local Rotorua thermal mud and native Manuka Honey that’s complemented by Western traditions Aloe Vera and Sweet Almond Oil, creating a facial and neck treatment that cleanses, detoxifies and soothes.

Typical Treetops’ guests enjoy walking previously untrodden paths at Treetops offers genuinely new experiences within a choice of day spa and residential wellness programs to inspire, refresh and brighten their journeys.
The dedicated spa has been developed with sensitivity to sustainability, environmental responsibility, indigenous and cultural learning and careful consideration to integrating the best in wilderness environment with good business practices at the same time. Offering two spa therapy rooms, sauna, and healing lounge opening directly onto the Treetops private wilderness. Two wooden outdoor Jacuzzis (available to guests 24/7), set amongst 800 year old virgin forest, use water sourced from a dedicated, deep spring, which also provides drinking water of exceptionally high quality.

Every experience at the spa and within Treetops Wellness programs are based on maximum enjoyment and understanding of its pristine wilderness environment. Treetops offers exceptional Cuisine based on healthy eating of which many ingredients are estate reared, expertly prepared by a culinary specialist and chosen to lead you towards greater health and vitality. Guests are encouraged and invited to explore via sign posted hiking, biking and horse riding trails suited to all ages. Trout fishing, riding, lakes, streams, bird life and game animals are carefully explained with comprehensive maps or by our professional guides; four new wetland habitats increasingly attract rare and endangered waterfowl.

For more information, media enquiries or graphics contact Karine Thomas at
Navigate Oceania E: karine@navigateoceania.com. Visit: W: www.treetops.co.nz



Treetops Spa: WILDERNESS SPA at Treetops Spa was planned and built with maximum environmental awareness. Architecturally designed to incorporate archaeological and topographical features of the land, the dedicated building uses dead and down native tawa timber from the site and minimises energy consumption with computerized control of lighting and heating, high levels of insulation, heat recovery and recycling systems and orientation to collect maximum natural light. Huge windows in treatment rooms dramatise the Spa’s siting in a wilderness environment, putting guests further in touch with the heritage and spirit of their surroundings.

More information on Treetops Lodge & Estate

Nestled in 2,500acres of 800-year old native forest, Treetops Lodge & Estate is a uniquely New Zealand experience. This wildlife sanctuary and retreat is nestled within breath taking terrain, offering outdoor activities centred around seven streams, four lakes, and over 43 miles of adventure trails.

Located 20 minutes from the Maori heartland Rotorua, Treetops has been extensively refurbished in 2016.
Treetops provide adventure for the whole family: junior cooking classes, photography 4WD safaris, helicopter tours, Maori poi making and flax weaving, as well as mountain biking, hiking to spectacular waterfalls and active volcanoes and exclusive use at the nearby Kinloch Golf Course.

Treetops Lodge offers a range of Signature Experiences, found at no other New Zealand luxury lodges; The Estate to Plate Safari, The Maori Indigenous Food Trail and the Wild Food Cooking School, along with our Rituals Spa Treatments.

Recent Awards:
2017: Nominee World Luxury Hotel Awards
2016 & 2017: Trip Advisor – Award of Excellence
2016: Elite Magazine USA – Top 10 World Family Resorts

2015: Conde Nast USA – Top 100 World Hotels Reader Reviews