Because we could all do with a little R&R.
In our hyper-connected, always-on mode of modern living, it’s easy to feel a sense of near-constant stress and anxiety that can weigh heavily on both your physical and mental health. This is why it’s essential to take time to pause and re-centre, and what better way than to book yourself a facial or full body massage with all of the trimmings. With this in mind, we’ve rounded up some of the best spas spots in Sydney that will take your next relaxation and rejuvenation session to another level.
Remember, don’t think of it as a #TreatYoSelf moment but rather an essential for your overall health maintenance—you can thank us later.
TO WONDERLAND WELLNESS SPA
Subscribing to the ideology that massage is a health necessity rather than an indulgence (our kind of woman), To Wonderland Wellness Spa founder Adie Robertson employs a holistic approach to wellness. The spa offers naturopathy and nutrition expertise in addition to traditional spa services like facials and reflexology and also Colon Hydrotherapy. The North Bondi space is a welcome sanctuary away from the busy Sydney metropolis, offering a carefully considered treatment menu that promises major rejuvenation, restoration and relaxation. Sign us up for a Lightness of Being lymphatic massage, stat.
THE DAY SPA BY CHUAN
Situated just a stone’s throw away from Sydney’s CBD and nestled in the peaceful surrounds of Sydney’s The Rock precinct, The Langham Hotel houses one of Sydney’s most beautiful spas, The Day Spa by Chuan. Located underneath the famed hotel, it combines traditional spa offerings such as facials and massage but you can also customise your treatment to include a combination of the above for the ultimate indulgence. The Full-Body Facial is also a must-try—three hours in duration, it features a full body exfoliation, massage and a bespoke facial to ensure you feel relaxed and refreshed from head to toe. Don’t forget your swimsuit so you can take a dip in the 20m indoor heated swimming pool and Jacuzzi pre- or post-treatment.
Housed at Sydney’s QT Hotel, spaQ is located only moments away from CBD shopping hub Pitt Street Mall so you can further de-stress after a spot of retail therapy. If you’re at all indecisive, you’ll rejoice in the knowledge that you won’t have to choose your treatment until you arrive at the grand art deco doors, making it the perfect gift to surprise that special someone who serious needs some downtime. If you’re that special someone, we recommend the Mastery Massage, which is tailored by the talented therapists to your specific needs. We guarantee you’ll walk out feeling like you’re on cloud nine.
CHI, THE SPA
With moody, atmospheric lighting and decadent fixtures, you’ll feel like you’ve ascended onto another plane upon entering The Shangri-La Hotel’s spa offering in Sydney’s The Rocks. Inspired by traditional Asian massage techniques, Chi The Spa focuses on healing, restorative treatments using local indigenous botanics that will have you feeling like your Best Self. If you’re feeling depleted, try the Sodashi Arabian Oud Renewal Therapy—it combines aromatherapy and traditional massage, which promises to improve your energy levels and spiritual wellbeing. Trust us, you’ll be wishing you hit pause and visited a whole lot sooner.
THE DARLING SPA
Don’t let the bright lights of The Star Sydney fool you—The Darling Spa offers a quiet, private haven that feels miles away from the bustle of the famed entertainment destination. A luxurious experience from start to finish, the skilled and knowledgeable therapists offer a plethora of results-driven facials using high-tech La Prairie and ESPA, so you know you’ll see as well as feel real results post-session. Our pick? You simply can’t go wrong with the White Caviar Illuminating Facial with a glass of complimentary champagne in hand.
THE SPA AT PARK HYATT
Surrounded by the heritage of The Rocks, even the view is calming at the Park Hyatt’s spa offering. Equipped with aromatherapy steam rooms, a premium gymnasium and nail salon, The Spa at the Park Hyatt leaves little to be desired when it comes to complete indulgence. For a pamper, go for the decadent Caviar Dream package — combining the hydrating, firming Caviar Facial with a rejuvenating body scrub, wrap and full-body massage—which promises relaxation and restoration in spades. Top it off with a lash tint and brow wax, and you’ll leave with a total complexion refresh.
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