NQLD’s 1st Japanese Head Spa salon.
– The world we long for –
Harmonised, peaceful world where every life is celebrated beyond space and time.時空を超えた命を祝福しあう、調和と安らぎの世界。
– What K’s aims to walk towards the Vision –
Transcends you to a mentally, physically well-harmonised being with “mind empty” moments.
〜源に還る旅へ〜Japanese ancient belief tells us that we have galaxy within ourselves. All the wisdoms, love, power are “already there”. In the busy daily life, it is not easy to access the sacred space within, so we designed our whole experience and the space to help you to connect with it.
Cherish and nurture the beauty you have already been blessed with.
〜ありのままの命を慈しむ〜When we respect self and others, we naturally take on the concept of “let it be”. Reflecting on that, rather than adding something or changing originality, we cherish and nurture the beauty you have already been blessed with.
Our space, treatments and hospitality are inspired by Japanese philosophy.
Especially Harmony, Respect, Purity and Serenity （和敬清寂） from Japanese tea ceremony.
We believe that those principles make us and our world peaceful and give us a sense of oneness.
A little oasis of serenity
You will hear the sound of running water at K’s.
That is not just soothing, but also reminds us to be selfless
like the water changes its form to fit in any container or temperature, and go with the flow free from obsession.
Embrace yourself in the harmonious vibe.
The walls are painted with lime wash paint (totally chemical free) blended with Asasumi – The Cosmic Hemp. It is a 100% natural combination of hemp charcoal and effective microorganisms (EM enzyme), produced with the energy of sun, moon, planets and the land of Miyakojima island, southern Japan. Hemp has been treated as a sacred plant in Japan for thousands of years.
The chemistry of hemp energy, the charcoal detoxifying nature, as well as the EM enzyme create harmonious vibes in the space.
A journey on clearing your mind and
making your inner space match your outer beauty.
Reset your scalp to original health.
Beautiful hair grows on a healthy scalp, just like beautiful flowers grow on good soil. Our definition of ‘healthy scalp’ is well balanced moisture / oil / bacterias.
Some chemicals we put on our scalp including hair colour, perm, straightening, even shampoo, possibly cause scalp irritation, dandruff or hair loss.
Therefore, we put much efforts to purify your scalp and reset it to the original healthy conditions for beautiful, strong hair to grow.
Every product we use at K’s was carefully hand picked and is non chemical. They are gentle to your scalp/hair and to our Mother Earth.
To keep your serenity, we only take 1 booking at a time (yourself or a couple). Every care is taken just for you.
We select products or arrange massage style to suit your needs.
Producer & Therapist
Keiko (K) Murphy
Originally from Tokyo, Japan. Resident of Cairns since 1993.
Mother of 2 children. A founder of “Living in Cairns” Japanese Magazine est. 1995. Owner of “Pouch Quality Aussie Gifts” since 2012. Opened “K’s Japanese Head Spa” in 2021 during pandemic, with hope of setting up a little oasis.
Sado (Japanese tea ceremony)
Iaido (Japanese sword martial art)
Visit Aboriginal Rock Art Sites
Why Head ?
Because “Head” deeply connects with our Mind, Body & Spirit.
= Stress releasing & Grounding
Our brain is forced to digest so much information, our eyes are constantly tired, and our mind is cluttered by the rapidly developing digital, online lifestyle.
The more pressure there is around the head, the more difficult it is to ground yourself.
Computers perform much better after reset. We, humans are the same. Resetting to our purest being helps us to live in fullness. We can’t see or touch our mind, but we can treat our head. That’s why K’s is here for you.
Promotes flow of blood, cerebrospinal fluid, lymph and energy
= holistic well being.
Physically, it is known that smooth circulation of cerebrospinal fluid which the brain produces, promotes holistic wellbeing & youthful appearance.
Our massage, therefore, approaches the skull, lymph nodes as well as the pressure points.
= Connect you to the true being.
Invisibly, the head is where The Crown chakra (the energy centre of universal knowledge and spiritualism which connects you to the divine) & the Third Eye chakra (acts as the individual’s centre of wisdom, higher consciousness ) are located. Interestingly, hair is called Kami in Japanese, which also means god. We believe that treating your sacred head respectfully doesn’t only bring deep relaxation, but also is a gentle yet powerful way to open the door to your true being.
Your Scalp & Soul