For when your run-of-the-mill shopping centre massage joint just won’t cut it. These Sydney spas offer unique treatments that will have you refreshed and renewed after your very first session.
This carefully created space is an idyllic place to rejuvenate with a 90 minute ‘spirit levelling’ OM body and face massage. The treatment works by slowing down the body and nervous system through a combination of om chanting, singing bowl vibration, palo santo sacred wood, hot crystals, remedial and shiatsu massage that will utterly re-centre and re-energise your entire being.
381 Oxford Street, Paddington
Somewhat of a scrub/massage hybrid, a visit to the Ottoman Turkish Baths is one of the most invigorating treatments in town. The heat of the hammam encourages you to sweat out toxins as you stretch out on the gobek tasi (or massage slab) before being vigorously scrubbed down with a plant fibre loofah. Comprehensive packages are available for those who’d like to wind down with a relaxation massage or beauty treatment.
Level 2, 46 Wellington Road, South Granville
If you’re looking for the ultimate in relaxation, a visit to Haikoo in Waverley is a must. with their own float tank, you can drift into a blissful state as you float atop the salt laden water. Team the tank therapy with a massage for a reduced price and your masseuse will get to work on those stubborn lower-back knots.
273 Bronte Road, Waverley
Wellness alchemy is the mantra at this Bondi Spa. Their French aromatherapy lymphatic therapy massage is a complete rejuvenating overhaul. Facials, colon hydrotherapy, reflexology and nutrition consultations are also available, meaning you can ramp up your experience to max out on detoxification.
71 Glenayr Avenue, North Bondi
True Nature’s traditional Hawaiian Lomi Lomi massage is transformative; with the salon’s masseuse Julia Adams trained by Hawaiian Kahunas ensuring that your experience is completely authentic. Featuring myofascial release stretches, hot stones, trigger point and acupressure point attention, your traditional Hawaiian massage is heavenly.
Suite 7, 3/33 N Head Scenic Drive, Manly
With a wide range of massages to choose from, there is a treatment to suit everyone. Relaxing hot stone and pregnancy massages to massages designed to encourage lymphatic draining and boost the immune system. These are offered alongside the vigorous full body exfoliation of their ‘Moroccan Hammam Experience’.
2A Queen Street, Woollahra
This facial massage treatment developed by Fumi Yamamoto is the A-Lister’s answer to a facelift without any needles or scalpel. Commencing with a Hara (or abdominal) diagnosis to determine the conditions your body needs addressing, the facial massage releases tension locked in the face, head and neck to give a noticeably youthful and radiant glow to your visage.
Bronte Beach and Bronte
This ladies-only Korean Bath House is a sanctuary nestled within the busy enclave of Chatswood. The Bath House recommends you opt for the Korean body scrub with remedial massage to remove dead skin and improve circulation. Beauty treatments, facials and foot reflexology sessions are also available if you’ve the time for a little more pampering.
2/7 Help Street, Chatswood
The calming force of Hawaiian massage is well and truly embraced by the experienced team at this Paddington icon. The Ka Huna is the salon’s signature massage, with your practitioner using long fluid strokes of the hands and forearms in varying intensity all over the body. Sound vibration, deep tissue techniques and under body work are also incorporated in the treatment.
1/96 Oxford Street, Paddington
Alongside their comprehensive and luxurious range of beauty treatments, Gillian Adam’s Spa in the North Shore’s leafy Turramurra is the place to venture if you’re in dire need of a massage. The Swedish massage is a gentle, nurturing option that promotes relaxation and wellbeing – particularly when paired with a session in the Spa’s Aquamedic Pool or Vichy Shower.
1356 Pacific Highway, Turramurra