In need of a little pampering? While buzzing cosmopolitan Melbourne certainly has no shortage of things to do, sometimes you want nothing more than to get away from it all and indulge in some much deserved me time. So ready your robe and sit back and relax as we discover Melbourne’s best day spas.
For a day spa with a difference, simply enter an unassuming doorway on a Collingwood side street and discover an exercise in Japanese rest and relaxation. Here you’ll experience the soothing wonders of Shiatsu, combined with the healing properties of a traditional steam room and sauna. All topped off by a very thorough scrub that will leave you feeling shiny and new.
59 Cromwell Street, Collingwood
While not quite within Melbourne’s borders, taking the drive to The Peninsula Hot Springs has fast become a local tradition. Whether you’re seeking a hilltop mineral pool or an indulgent full body treatment, this award-winning geothermal hot springs and day spa based on the scenic Mornington Peninsula offers a welcome escape from the chaos of city living.
140 Springs Lane, Fingal
A well-kept secret hidden in the quiet of the suburbs, North Ringwood’s Natskin is a charming day spa that offers an impressive and well-priced range of treatments that will leave you feeling cool and collected (without the hefty price tag). From a soothing hot stone massage to a mani/pedi – they’ve got all the calming bases covered.
176 Warrandyte Road, Ringwood North
If you’re looking for five-star treatment, South Yarra’s Lyal Spa (nestled within its namesake luxury hotel) is an urban oasis that offers a holistic approach to health and wellbeing. Set over three calming levels that house everything from massage to hydrotherapy, this spa specialises in treatments that range from the therapeutic and the exotic. One thing’s for sure; all are an exercise in pure indulgence.
16 Murphy Street, South Yarra
Hidden in the lavish InterContinental Melbourne the Rialto, Botanica Day Spa presents a glamorous experience for those looking to relax the body and rejuvenate the mind. Boasting an extensive menu of bespoke face and body treatments, this spa's tranquil ambience and elegant interiors offer a peaceful retreat in the heart of busy Melbourne. Perfect for when you’re in need of spoiling.
495 Collins Street, Melbourne
When nothing less than pure luxury will do, Chuan Spa at The Langham hotel offers the ultimate retreat in which to detox, renew and relax. Seeking inspiration from ancient Chinese traditions, here holistic therapies will help you find the ultimate balance between spiritual and physical harmony. Needless to say, if you have a taste for the finer things in life – you’ll be in your element.
The Langham, Melbourne, Southgate Avenue, Southbank
First, there’s the location – an oasis of calm hidden within the breathtaking heritage-listed Werribee Mansion. Then, there’s the delightfully luxurious day spa. From deluxe packages that will be sure to soothe your mind and body, to recovery treatments especially for couples (just the thing to soothe those pre-wedding jitters) – sometimes you’ve just got to splurge. After all, you deserve it.
K Road, Werribee
Encouraging you to consider your wellbeing as a priority rather than a treat, Endota Spa was designed as a haven to escape life’s everyday stresses. From expert facials to massages, here you’ll experience a sensory journey with transformative results. Nestled within leafy Carlton North, this Endota location is best experienced in combination with one of the area’s award-winning cafés (…or wine bars).
643 Rathdowne Street, Carlton North
When it comes to rest and relaxation (not to mention achingly chic interior design), those Scandinavians sure are onto something. Dreamed up by a Norwegian expat whose skin had suffered the harsh effects of the Aussie sun, HÜD offers everything from targeted treatments to massage and brow grooming. Perfect for those who are looking to soothe their skin and soul in equal measure.
140 St Kilda Road, St Kilda
A sophisticated wellness haven of the highest order, Aurora Spa’s mission is to help you achieve and maintain balance and live a more relaxed, happy and stress-free life. And they’re certainly doing a good job of it. From pregnancy massages to botanical facials and restoring men’s speciality treatments, there’s something soothing for everyone to enjoy and indulge in.
2 Acland Street, St Kilda