About Us


ilu Day Spa was born from a dream to create a destination of tranquility and care. A destination of improved wellbeing, whereby both men and women were welcomed into a serene environment where both body & mind were soothed and rested. As two fulltime working business owners with four children and with all that life brings, they are only too aware of the importance of maintaining the balance of work, family and self. Gemm and Stuart have worked tirelessly for the last 11 years to build and maintain the reputation of excellence and care in the community. Their dedication to customer service, connection and excellence has seen the business grow from strength to strength.

All our therapists have gained internationally recognised qualifications and have years’ experience. At Ilu we have an ongoing commitment to professional development and will always ensure you are in safe hands. As members of the New Zealand Beauty Therapy Association you can rest at ease safe in the knowledge that we are governed by a professional body.

We pride ourselves on our professionalism, integrity and discretion. We nourish and nurture our client relationships and make your wellbeing and skincare requirements our priority. All our products and treatments are trialled and tested by our staff. We hold our clients in very high regard and always pride ourselves on striving for excellence. “ Your satisfaction is always our reward”.


Gemm Lundie - Senior Therapist

Currently ilu Day Spa’s Senior Therapist. Gemm has over 12 year’s experience under her belt and continues to be passionate about this industry and professional development. As a mum of four and co-owner of ilu, Gemm knows what it’s like to strive for that work life balance and likes to make sure your time out is valued. When she’s not servicing her clients, Gemm spends time with her family and enjoys the outdoors.

Jo Marama - Massage Therapist

Jo is a fully qualified Remedial Sports Massage Therapist and is also qualified in Lymphatic Drainage.

"As a keen basketball player and adventure sport athlete in her earlier years I became interested in massage through pain and injury management. I developed my skills over the years specialising in deep tissue and sports massage. Growing up on a farm and working with horses and being an AI technician, I am all too familiar with the aches and pains that hard work can bring. I was invited to join the team at ilu in Feb 2017. I enjoy being involved in the community and helping people, so this is the ideal place for me.".

Jess Sykes - Junior Therapist

"I completed my Diploma in Beauty Therapy in 2018 and joined the ilu family in March 2019.

I grew up in a large family with the day to day needs of younger siblings, listening to their wories, needs and desires. I feel my family background has given me a grounding that I can now implement into my professional career here at ilu.

I have a love of all aspects of Beauty Therapy, however I really enjoy waxing and creating the results and feel good factor that it can bring. During my training I discovered a passion for skin and maintaining great results. This is a passion I will continue to nurture. As a sociable and caring individual, I thrive on the interaction and relationship of therapist and client, and always look forward to connecting with new people.".

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