Discover and enjoy the best spa and wellness treatments
It is widely understood that being committed to healthy living will drastically improve your life and make you feel both energized and younger. The urban jungle and it’s constant deadlines add up to stress, which is the plague of the modern era. Spending some time in spas and wellness centres is the perfect refuge from everyday routine and has been proven as a way to revitalise your health.
The city of Melbourne is full of amazing spa centres which offer unique treatments that present you with the opportunity to relax and unwind from the daily routine. There are countless massages, both traditional and unconventional, yoga practises in the best equipped centres or even in a lovely outdoor setting, Pilates, all kinds of wraps, and facial treatments that await you at the spa hotspots of Melbourne.
Indeed, thanks to our research (a tough job, but someone has to do it), you are now one step closer to emerging onto the street of Melbourne with your skin bright, your muscles relaxed and your mind cool, calm and collected. So, if your January health kick deserves a much-needed boost, grab your herbal tea and read on…
St Kilda Sea Baths
With an excellent hydro spa and steam room this health complex, located right alongside the beach, will make your stay a memorable one. Spend a day just gazing at St Kilda Beach, relaxing while taking a seawater spa. Become smitten with the palm trees, the cool breeze and the salty, relaxing scent of the water. The signature treatment of the award-winning day spa is Kitya Karnu which takes place in your own steam room where hot oils and mineral salts are applied on the skin for exfoliation. This is followed by an enriching hair treatment and facial cleansing. You may choose a detox Kitya Karnu with grapefruit and sweet orange salts or decide on a blissful treatment with lavender and patchouli for complete relaxation. Should you be able to tear yourself away visit St Kilda and venture into a sea of experiences designed to free your body from stress and calm your soul. An experience you will want to turn into an everyday occurrence.
St. Kilda Sea Baths are easy to get to as they’re located in the central and quite popular area of the city. If you’re staying in Melbourne then the best way to get there is with the tram. Board lines 3a, 16 or 96 and hop off at the Alfred Sq./The esplanade station, the sea baths are right in front of you.
Chuan Spa at The Langham
Visit the magic of the Orient and meddle in relaxation at the Chuan Spa at The Langham. These traditional Chinese treatments include sweet and salty body scrubs and green tea showers that literally cleanse your body and soul. Rest in tranquillity and feel all your worries subside. Experience the magical properties of green tea, lately proven as a youth elixir and flow in the water of a luxurious pool nested among glass ceilings, lit by calming turquoise lights. Their prize-winning treatment is the Discover Chuan Spa which includes Tri-bathing ritual (Saltwater Jacuzzi, followed by a Therapeutic Sauna and finally a Snail Shower), herbal salt scrubbing, a choice of massage for 30 minutes, a hot stone massage and a facial treatment of your preference. Dive into a majestic treatment and enjoy access to all the facilities of the luxurious Chuan Spa.
The Chuan Spa is part of the famous Langham Hotel located in the very centre of Melbourne and on the banks of the Yarra River. Nearby there's other attractions such as the Crown Entertainment Complex, Melbourne Sea Life Aquarium, the wondeful National Gallery of Victoria and many more. To get there simply follow our handy Google Maps Directions assistant and head over to the Arts Centre stop. From there head on towards the Yarra River and turn left along its quay, the Langham Hotel should be on your left.
The Mansion Spa at Weribee Park
Capturing the Turkish influence, The Mansion Spa at Weribee Park includes a Hammam chamber and steam room for two people surrounded by candles where you could enjoy a Turkish sauna experience. Treat your skin by covering it with mud made from coffee and vanilla beans, then sit back and let it soak in as you relax. As you wash it off you’ll feel your skin radiating and glowing with health and beauty. At the end of the day, if you can take it, dive into a cool water pool and relax your body and muscles. The Mansion Spa offers their premium 90 minute Aroma Mosaic Body massage. The massage takes place in one of the larger couple’s rooms that offer a two-person spa bath with a selection from four aromatized massage balms that only create a soothing scent. The entire treatment is a combination of relaxing Japanese shiatsu with elements of Thai massage. The treatment ends with a scalp massage, but the cherry on top is the delicious Li’Tya herbal tea.
The Mansion Hotel and Spa are part of the Werribee Park just outside and west of Melbourne. This spa is a 20 minute drive away so the best way to visit it is either with a personal/rental car or with a taxi. Simply head on towards Werribee City and follow the M1- Princess Highway but take the exit C108 and the K Rd street, as you drive along the signs will guide you to the entrance of the hotel.
Aurora Spa at the Prince Hotel
Situated in The Prince Hotel in St Kilda, this is a modern and urban spa which is good both for the body and the planet. Performing organic massages, Aurora Spa renews the skin by promoting and preserving nature. The honey-based Guku Cocoon treatment is highly recommended as it is the signature treatment of Aurora Spa. The treatment aims to make you feel younger and fresher after just one hour of honey body and face cleanse with an accompanying hair treatment. Do not miss the signature Caviar Ultra hydrating facial and benefit from the enriching proteins found in caviar alongside with antioxidants and vitamins. Aurora spa enables you to silken your skin and fill each pore with pleasure.
The Prince Hotel is located on the corner of Acland and Fitzroy Street and the best way to get there is with the tram. Use the lines 3a, 16 and 96 and get off at the Jacka Blvd station, the hotel is just a few steps away on the first intersection.
Hepburn Bath house & Spa
Take refuge and seclude yourself from the city noise and crowd. Visit Hepburn Bath house & Spa which is widely known as one of the best spots for mineral baths. Enjoy the lush landscape and various masks, massages and water therapies. Soothe your body and dip into the salt therapy pool which receives bountiful natural light from an overhead skylight and is the main feature of the bathhouse. It is recommended for injury healing or illnesses such as asthma, migraines or insomnia. You should definitely consider taking the thermal wrap. Leave this heavenly place feeling renewed and peaceful.
Hepburn Bathhouse and Spa is located around a 100 km north-west from Melbourne in the small town of Hepburn Springs. To get there you’ll need approximately one hour with a car. Head on the M8 towards Ballarat and follow the signs towards Daylesfort and Hepburn Springs.