Just the Image
As you walk into Image Spa you get an immediate sense of tranquility. I was there to meet the highly regarded Rowenna Jones personally and I was made very welcome. Rowenna was born in Wales, but moved up to Newcastle at age 3, and then to Cyprus 13 Years ago and opened Image Spa, originally as a salon, in 2010, slowly but surely adding Beauty and massage.
As always, I had to ask “Why ‘Image’?” and Rowenna said “It was the name I gave my Spa during taking my degree” … her imagination obviously put into reality when you visit the spa, my curiosity was answered, in part.
Rowenna told me how it all started; “my first job was a Saturday girl, at a hairdresser in Newcastle”. “It’s where I fell in love with the world of beauty and then Classic Massage and that led to Reflexology and Sports Injury Massage” … I delved a little deeper … Rowenna explained, “I first took a 2-year B-Tec Diploma on Beauty Therapy Sciences and followed it with a Sports Therapy Degree in Newcastle” …
World of Experience
Wanting to travel, after college Rowenna worked for Steiner Cruises where she gained extensive experience whilst visiting places like Alaska, the Caribbean, and Australasia, to mention but a few … Rowenna smiled as she explained; “this gave me the chance to work with an array of international therapists which taught me much more than I learned at college” … Rowenna was joined by the lovely Anthee in 2018 who is currently taking a Sports Massage Degree and together they make an awesome team.
It’s neatly designed with total relaxation in mind and music with a little thought behind it … A Salt Cave, Hot Jacuzzi Spa, and Steam Room are all closely linked. On our last visit on a ‘Couples Spa Sention’ Package with Louise, my lovely able assistant, we spent about 20 minutes in each one before our full body massage.
The Salt Cave
This was a first for me, it acts like a dehumidifier, drying out mucous in the lungs and intestine, working very well for people with bronchitis and asthma. It’s just like a cave inside, with walls covered in Himalayan salt with relaxing ambient lighting, a lovely way to start off our pampering session.
After the salt cave, we relaxed in a gorgeous hot spa with jets of water applying various different pressure around the tub … This is a lovely way to get rid of the tensions of the day, helps relax the muscles, and improves cardiovascular health. Much as we added a bottle of Champagne for this part of our afternoon Mmm … btw, it’s hot and big enough to fit 6 people.
I love it hot and steamy, so 20 minutes in the Hammam Steam Bath was a perfect way to get us ready for our couples massage. Sitting in a steam room can significantly improve your cardiovascular health … Rowenna said that older clients find that moist heat improved their circulation, which in turn can help to lower blood pressure and in turn, gives you a healthier heart … It will also assist in the therapy of treating broken skin tissue.
There’s three massage rooms, where a variety of massage and body therapies are practiced. Everything from Full Body Massage to or just Body, Neck & Shoulders, Indian Head Massage, Sports Massage, applied with her fingers and Sports Injury, with a concentration on a specific injured area.
This specialised art of massage is a therapy based on the principle that the foot maps the body and by applying pressure at certain points on your feet Rowenna can clear painful blockages in other parts of your body.
Rowenna can also help you break down cellulite to smooth away those unwanted dimples and has many ladies in Pregnancy who need to massage parts they can’t reach, especially the swelling of the legs.
The art of cupping was taught to her by her Yia Yia in the village. It’s been used in Cyprus for hundreds of years, and an excellent way to break down stagnant blood by creating a vacuum within the glass in the traditional method, called fire cupping, by placing a ball of burning cotton inside a glass cup to heat the air inside, which then creates a partial vacuum as it cools.
This is one of the latest body treatments to provide a deeper penetration of scar tissues that have built up over the years and Rowenna also uses them to help eliminate joint pain, injuries and lower back or neck pain and finds it is very effective.
Rowenna provides a full range of Beauty therapies and treatments including Waxing, Manicures and Pedicures, with Gel Polish, Paraffin Wax Treatment or Acrylics, Overlays, an repairs … Then there’s Eye Brow Shape, Curl and Tint and Eye Lash Classic Extensions or Infills lasting up to 3 weeks …
With a wide range of facials, when you just need a quick, their Eye Revive Therapy for 20 minutes to help remove dark circles and tired puffy eyes or their Express Facial for 25 minutes is just the job …
Rowenna specialises in Facial Therapies … one that caught my eye was the Detox Oxygen Breeze Facial which is a 60-minute treatment suitable for normal to combination types of skin designed for those with stressful lifestyles and environmental damage. It’ll energize the skin and leaves it clear and radiant.
Non-Surgical Face Lift
Rowenna loves The Ericsson Laboratoire Non-surgical Face Lift Therapy, using medical gradient products that provide immediate results and after only 4 sessions absolutely unbelievably amazing results … That’s next on my list …
Heliabrine Tailor Made Facials
Using plant extracts and aroma essences, these therapies can treat any concern. A double Mask enhances the absorption of the carefully selected tailor-made products.
If you love chocolate their unique Chocolate Therapy sounds possibly too tempting … It’s a 3-in-1 chocolate-scented therapy. Scrub, Mask and Massage applied with a passion taking 90 minutes and will leave you feeling sweeeeeet! … and if you think that’s tempting just wait ’til you see what The Tribal Ritual offers you, lasting 2.5 Hours it must be absolutely fabulous!
Rowenna and Anthee love to look after you personally, but if you want an afternoon with your friends or a pre-wedding hen party they just go that little bit further … With lovely ideas for adults and even Princess Parties from age 6 upwards doing their nails, paints and face masks and they have even welcomed Pre Stag Parties here for the boys … These can all be tailor-made just for you and your guests! oh and Rowenna will sort you out a Limo if you want to arrive in style!
We chose a package for an afternoon of pampering by the girls, first, the salt cave, followed by the jacuzzi, then the steam room before finishing off with a gorgeous couples’ full body massage. Worth every cent, we’re going to go again!!!
The list of health and beauty therapies is extensive so do give Rowenna a call to find out more … Naturally the girls are following all health and hygiene protocols, more so than ever during this current situation. Oh and, do check out their reviews on Trip Advisor
Open all year
Monday to Friday
8.30 am ’til 8 pm
10 am ’til 6 pm
You’ll find Image Spa, and Beauty Massage at 259, Protaras Avenue, Paralimni 5291 … It’s down slope from Metro Supermarket on the opposite side, around the back of the Demari Developers Complex … Click the Google Map icon below …
GPS: 35.048945, 34.010280
An Oasis of Health & Beauty!