About us

Situated down by the water’s edge at Half Moon Bay Marina, we have created a modern and sophisticated Beauty and Day Spa in East Auckland.

Offering a wide range of Beauty treatments such as Massage, Facials, Manicures, Pedicures, Waxing and Spa treatments, we will help rest your mind, body and soul so by the time you leave you’ll be refreshed, invigorated and ready to take on the world again.

We have 2 treatment rooms, one which has 2 treatment beds, so we can offer you the unique opportunity to share your pamper time with a loved one or friend.

Kathryn Griffiths

Beauty and Spa Therapist

My family and I moved to New Zealand in May 2009. After 14 years of working in a corporate environment, behind a computer and on the phone, I decided that a total career change was in order. After all, we had changed everything else by moving to the other side of the world so why not change one more thing! I have always enjoyed working in a customer facing environment and knew for some time that I would love to have a role as a Beauty Therapist but the opportunity in the UK never came up.

I started my training in New Zealand in February 2010 with Beauty, Spa and Wellbeing and completed my course in November 2010. I was then given a great opportunity in June 2011 to start working at Gaia Day Spa. This was a fantastic opportunity for me so I jumped at the chance. A year later, I was able to buy the business. I have furthered my studies as a Beauty and Spa Therapist by taking extra qualifications in Therapeutic Massage and Microblading, and Gaia Day Spa is recognised by The New Zealand Association of Registered Beauty Professionals.

There is no aspect of Beauty and Spa Therapy that I don’t enjoy, I love the treatments that we offer, the products that we use and the relationships that are formed with our clients. Our move to New Zealand was a great one and opened new doors for me which I would never have experienced in the UK.

Jaydene Ashby

Beauty and Spa Therapist

Hello there, for those of you who don’t know me, I would like to introduce myself. My name is Jaydene and I have joined Gaia after being in the beauty industry for a few years now. My passion started on the make-up counters and evolved to Beauty Therapy when I decided to further educate myself. By attending the International Elite School of Beauty, Body and Spa Therapies I am very proud to have attained my CIBTAC international qualification and New Zealand Diploma in Beauty and Spa Therapies. Having worked as a Beauty Therapist since 2018, striving to produce optimum results and deliver top quality service comes naturally to me. I am super excited to be working alongside the gorgeous Kathryn at Gaia and to meet all your beautiful faces.

Gaia Day Spa

Marina Compass Complex, Level 1, Unit 8 Ara-Tai Drive, Half Moon Bay, Auckland, New Zealand