Thursday, March 9, 2023


Mackay and Whitsunday Life

A Mana Magnificent Day Spa Experience

The newly rebranded Mana Skin, Body & Soul at the Port of Airlie launched its new and timeless branding last week, introducing an exciting era of blissed-out packages and indulgent experiences as Airlie’s only Day Spa.

For the past five years, Vartamana Yoga & Spa has been operating from the site, but when its new owner, Jess Kent, took the helm late last year she decided it was time for a refresh.

“I wanted something that was still related to the previous name but suited our new concept” she explains.

“Mana came to me for a few reasons – it has many meanings in different cultures relating to healing, inner strength and Prestige”.

“The meaning behind the word just seemed to really resonate with what we are trying to do.”

With the name decided, Jess engaged her sister to design a new logo and the brand was officially launched at a special event last week.

As part of the re-brand, Jess said that Mana Skin Body & Soul is stepping away from yoga so it can focus entirely on Spa Experiences that range from luxury couple’s massages to float tank relaxation and advanced skin treatments. A place where you can rejuvenate your Skin, Body & Soul.

Their new Oxygeneo Treatment is perfect for this climate because there is no downtime afterwards. It offers Radiofrequency Skin Tightening, Oxygenation and Ultrasound Infusion, leaving your skin glowing.

While other Advanced Skin treatments are conducted in a more clinical setting, Mana Skin Body & Soul offers the same advanced options but in the comfort of their relaxing spa surrounds.

“You can come in and get your skin needling but at the same time you can also get a neck and shoulder massage, hot towels on your feet and all the other little things that make it more of an experience,” said Jess.

The OxyGeneo machine is a three-in-one super facial that tightens skin.

“It’s a really amazing machine!” said Jess.

“Technology has come such a long way from where it started – it used to be painful and uncomfortable, now it’s like a warm face massage that stimulates and reorganises your collagen.”

Mana Skin Body & Soul will also focus on its Day Spa experiences for locals celebrating special occasions, holidaymakers visiting our region and everyone in between.

With 15 staff and six large treatment rooms, two of which can be transformed into an indulgent couple’s massage areas, there are plenty of massage styles to choose from.

Many clients like to add a Float Tank to their experience, completing their relaxation ritual with the ultimate indulgence.

With the only Float Tank in Airlie Beach, it is easy to simply book the extra add-on.

“It has so many health benefits,” explains Jess.

“We have people come in with injuries and then others with anxiety and depression – you walk in and float out!”

A Float Tank is an enclosed bath full of room temperature water and Epson salts so you ‘float’ when you get inside.

It works by providing complete sensory deprivation, allowing the individual to drift into a calm state of relaxation.

One hour in a Float Tank has the same effects on your body as eight hours of sleep.

With a broad and thoughtful selection of experiential treatments, Mana Skin Body & Soul is delivering both a progressive and indulgent service to the Whitsundays.

For a full list of their services and to book Airlie’s only Day Spa head to

Owner of Mana Skin Body & Soul, Jess Kent, with her team. Photo credit: Rachael Smith

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