As we are now well into ‘mid-year’, it is that time where everyone is busy with EOFY, exams, or just in need of a general reboot to charge into the tail end of 2016. What better way to unwind in style than to explore some of the best health retreats and spas in Australia?
Because we know things get busy, to make life a little bit easier for you we have put together a list of some of the best massage treatments spas or health retreats all around Australia. Whatever your relaxation style, whether it be city living, beach luxury or a remote wilderness experience all of these treatments provide you with the ultimate way to relax in style.
The One&Only chain have turned Hayman island into an exclusive celebrity spotting destination with famous holidayers including the likes of Elton John and Leonardo Dicaprio. The incredible suites inside One&Only bring a whole new meaning to the word glamorous, being designed by Diane Von Furstenburg. Do I need to drop any more celeb names to demonstrate just how top notch this place is?
Not only are their facilities next level, they have a spa menu to match. We recommend the Ocean Dreaming Massage which will have you, literally dreaming on the ocean. As you lay on a floating bed in the water surrounded by the archipelago of the Whitsundays, you will be taken off to a wonderful land of bliss. Don’t forget your sunscreen!
Less than two hours out of Sydney in the iconic Blue Mountains, Lillianfels Resort and Spa gives you the quintessential country heritage home. Surrounded by lush countryside, horses, and the three sisters at your doorstep, no expense is spared for this country escape. Lillianfels describe a visit to their spa as ‘returning home to oneself.’ If sitting by the fireplace in a countryside manor is your idea of indulgence, a visit to Lilianfels is not to be missed.
We recommend the Outer Beauty Inner Health Retreat including bath, exfoliation, massage, mud wrap, foot therapy and a personalised facial. This treatment will ensure you seriously cover all bases to ensure you go from highly strung to cool, calm and collected.
Hidden away in the beautiful Tasmanian hinterland is the Peppers Cradle Mountain Lodge. Think, alpine wilderness, cosy fires, wine and cheese. If this sounds like your type of luxury then Tasmania is definitely the place for you. Inside Peppers is the Waldheim Alpine spa, giving you the perfect place to take a break from trekking around the mountains. Their spa outlooks onto the vast wilderness and boasts ‘signature therapies to mirror the balanced beauty of Cradle Mountain’
With an absolute abundance of choices on the menu, its hard to recommend just one treatment! To truly embrace the Tasmanian Highlands, the Signature Alpine Journey will really tingle your wilderness senses.
If your style pertains to a more eco-friendly, nature vibe, then Gwinganna Lifestyle Retreat is the place for you. The fact that it is co-owned by Hugh Jackman automatically gives this place major some credit points. Hugh will tell you this spa allows “one to feel simultaneously immersed in nature and indulgent luxury.”
Your stay at Gwinganna will have you enter Gwinganna Dreamtime where you have to switch off from technology and the outer world and enter ‘strategic rest.’ Gwinganna treatments are not just your typical spa relaxation treatments. They are divided into different areas of wellness including nourishment, functional movement, stress resilience and emotional wellbeing, designed to specifically target any issues you wish to overcome. The LI’TYA Signature Ritual – The Dreaming is an all-encompassing spa treatment, embracing traditional Aboriginal healing techniques will have you feeling one with nature.
The Crown Spa in Melbourne ‘delivers a luxury retreat for those who appreciate the finer things,’ and I must say, it certainly is fine! Pre treatment don’t forget to immerse yourself in the Spa’s private jacuzzi, steam room, and swiss shower, so you will be feeling opulent and relaxed before your treatment even begins!
Our recommendation? Go all out. The Swiss Bliss lasts for a decadent three hours, and will have you leaving the spa walking on air. Plus you get a little take home in the form of a 50mL La Prairie Skin Caviar Luxe cream to ensure that beautiful skin softness lasts long after your treatment!
Whatever your taste in luxury, one of these incredible treatments will be sure to suit all of your relaxation needs, and let you unwind in style!
Don’t forget to enter our Weekend Escape competition here! Entries close 11/07/16. Good luck!