In need of a mental and physical cleanse? These wellness spas will have you looking and feeling your best in just a few hours – with and without the woo woo.
We’ve hit March and it’s likely you’re feeling like you’ve already been back at work forever. You’ve committed to taking the stairs where possible, cut back on drinking wine during the week, eating more greens and are hitting your daily step count. But if you still feel like you’ve hit a wall both mentally and physically, a day of detox could help reset your body and your brain.
Today’s detoxing isn’t just juice cleansing and saunas, instead it’s all about clearing brain fog, boosting your regular wellness routine and takes a holistic, healing approach. These Victoria-based self-care spaces will leave you feeling fresh and focused. If you’re in NSW try these, instead.
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Peninsula Hot Springs
Located amongst the pristine air and landscape of the Mornington Peninsula, this indoor-outdoor wellness spa is packed with natural thermal mineral water that flows into pools, hot springs and baths. There’s a cave pool, Turkish Hammam steam bath, cold plunge pools and massaging mineral showers. If water is your thing then you’ll be in heaven here. Plus, you can paint yourself in natural clay to draw out any toxins from your skin, before washing off in a mineral shower.
Hepburn Bathhouse and Spa
You can find this wellness watering hole in Hepburn Springs, right outside of Daylesford. A mix of water therapies that include private steam rooms, mineral, milk and mud baths, Vichy showers and outdoor creek-side pools with more traditional spa treatments like body exfoliation and massages. You can even stay on site or hit up their dining offering after a full-day of relaxation.
Packages start from $104, at Hepburn Bathhouse and Spa
Amara Wellness Centre
A one-stop-shop for all of your holistic life and wellness needs. The studio, based in Brunswick, focuses on a mix of technology-backed beauty and body services like Endermolift facials, LED light therapy, Lipomassage and specialised sports recovery muscular treatments with more traditional offerings including Hammam rituals, chiropractic treatments and hot stone massages.
Hammam Steam Therapy ($75, at Amara Wellness Centre)
The Lyall Hotel and Spa
Described as an urban oasis this day spa located inside the South Yarra Lyall Hotel is the perfect place to indulge in a glass of French champagne before being wrapped in Moroccan mud. There’s the old faithful offerings of remedial massage, mani and pedis and facials and new-age treatments like remineralising body experiences, hydrotherapy and even a chakra balancing treatment.
Take Me To The Layall Package ($800, at The Lyall) includes return transfers to home or the airport, a two-hour spa treatment, lunch or dinner, a bottle of Dom Perignon and a plus bathrobe.
The Spa at Lake House
Did you know that 80 per cent of Australia’s mineral springs are in the Daylesford region? Yep. The area is known as ‘Spa Country’ and the special water is famed for its therapeutic benefits – from boosting circulation to detoxifying skin. Make the most out of the scenery – the property is set on six acres of country gardens, and stay the night. From detoxifying thermal cocoon body treatments to deep tissue massage, they’ve got you covered.
Mineral Spa ($105, at Lake House)
Awarded the World’s Best Beauty Salon last year in the World Spa Awards and dubbed a ‘self-care sanctuary’, there’s an array of treatments available for you to fill your day with. From skin peels and advanced medi-facials, non-surgical face lifts and light therapies to reiki, crystal healing and even meditation.
Chakra Balancing Massage and Crystal Therapy ($265, at Miss Fox)