The holiday season is chaotic. If you're anything like us, you'll be running around at the very last minute trying to find that perfect gift for those special someones. But you know what cures chronic shopping aches? A day spa. Here are some of the best in and around Melbourne.
Even looking at the tranquil blue waters of the mosaic-tiled pool at Park Club Health & Day Spa is enough to soothe the senses. Located within Park Hyatt Melbourne, the luxurious sanctuary provides a range of spa treatments, rituals and lifestyle recommendations that centre around the four cornerstones of wellness: sound nutrition, regular exercise, peace of mind and care of the face and body.
If a single treatment isn't enough to cure what ails you, Chaun Spa offers a range of packages that allow you to while away full afternoons being pampered. The 180-minute "Restore and Renew" package, for instance, features a full-body buffing salt scrub, nourishing hair and scalp treatment, a tailored facial, eyebrow shape and lash tint, and a nail treatment. You'll even get a take-home maintenance kit.
Hepburn Bathhouse & Spa
For a full wellness escape, it's well-worth the trip to Hepburn Bathhouse & Spa, located just under two hours' drive from Melbourne. The contemporary oasis is one of the largest spas in the country, comprising more than 30 wet and dry treatment rooms. Full-day packages allow guests access to luxurious facilities such as the mineral relaxation pool, aroma steam treatment room and in-house eatery.