Ready to bliss out? Ready for Me time in Melbourne. You’ve ventured to the right place – at the right time. Melbourne in autumn is the ideal spot to soak up your slice of spa serenity. From therapeutic massages to full days of utter opulence and pampering, here are our top tranquil picks perfect for unwinding.
Take a trip to Tokyo without leaving the city at this traditional Japanese spa. Onsen Ma is an onsen-style bathhouse with hour-long naked bathing sessions, private onsen rooms and therapeutic shiatsu massage. Japanese bathing is said to cleanse the body, and is also considered to calm the ‘kokoro’ (a person’s spirit or heart), making it ideal for physical and spiritual wellbeing.
Visit at 12-18 Meyers Place, Melbourne
Miss Fox is your dreamy destination for a day of enlightenment. But be warned: it may be a little hard to return to reality afterwards. Take your pick from indulgences including healing facials, body treatments, bathing and rituals. Your lover can go along, too, with a couples suite available. Therapists use organic essential oils, organic balms, honeys, oils, natural clays and gemstones. You’ll also be treated to plush robes and footwear, 1000-thread count sheets and high-vibration music designed to deeply soothe the mind and body.
Find it in the heart of Melbourne at 285 Collins Street
Need a post-flight pamper? If your plane ride has dried out your skin, drop into Luna Massage & Day Spa for their Flight Reviver package. You’ll be rejuvenated with a foot massage, body massage and skin booster facial. Other offerings include muscle melt massages, body nectar nourishing wraps and tension-releasing foot treatments. Or, for the ultimate in fancy, their day-long packages boast champagne and gourmet dining options. And the best part? It’s housed inside next door to the Docklands Private Collection of Apartments, so you’ll feel even more than a million bucks on your way out.
Drop in at Located at 21 Rakaia Way Docklands
If you’ve got a day up your sleeve, take the 90-minute journey to the Peninsula Hot Springs and reconnect to nature in the geothermal thermal mineral springs. There’s 20 globally-inspired bathing experiences set in a lovely and lush natural environment. There’s the social bathing area, the Bath House, cave pool, reflexology walk, Turkish Hamam and hilltop pool with 360-degree views of the stunning region. Inside, at the day spa, more pampering options await.
You’ll find the Springs at Springs Lane, Fingal
A massage inside a mansion? How very Mary Antoinette. Whether you make the half-hour trip to the neighbouring Werribee Open Plains Zoo (which we definitely recommend), or simply beeline to the Mansion Hotel & Spa for the beauty bliss, this offering is sure to make you feel that extra bit fancy. The ethereal escape is quite literally an oasis of calm, with offerings including indulgent facials custom-made for the harsh Australian climate and an ancient practice for cleansing the body and mind.
Discover it for yourself at K Road, Werribee