Looking for the best day spa in Melbourne?
We are happy to report that there are many well equipped and luxurious day spas in Melbourne.
Whether you are looking for a day spa in the heart of Melbourne CBD, or in the surrounding suburbs of Melbourne, there are plenty of great options for you to choose from.
The modern day spa is an urban oasis and no longer do you have to get in your car and drive hours to the closest mineral springs resort.
There are many different types of spas, with wide ranging services and specialties that include skincare, relaxation, meditation and detoxification.
All spas do have a few things in common however – they provide a sanctuary where you can recharge and rejuvenate your mind, body and spirit, by helping you to remove toxic chemicals and stress.
So if you are in need of some nurture time, to rest, reset and rejuvenate, then we highly recommend you consider a trip to one of the best day spas in Melbourne, five of which we have hand selected for you below.
But first lets take a quick look at what you can expect from a trip to a urban spa retreat…
What Can You Expect From a Melbourne Day Spa?
An urban spa retreat, or a day spa, is a place where you can go to pamper your mind and body.
Day spas can offer services that range from basic (such as a massage, facial, pedicure, foot scrub, wrap, mask etc.) to extravagant (such as LED light therapy, mineral detox, body polish, aromatherapy, pregnancy ritual, osmosis skincare, holistic counselling, Japanese bath rituals etc.).
Upgrades can even include a luxury high tea, sauna or skin consult.
They work on a day-visit basis and are becoming increasingly popular as an indulgent escape from the daily grind. Bookings are generally essential.
Regardless of whether you opt for something simple or go all out with the services on offer, after visiting a contemporary day spa centre, you will leave feeling invigorated and cleansed.
However, what you expect and what you get is not always the same. If it is ordinary body treatments you’re looking for, there are many spas to choose from.
But, if you want a unique service such as a neroli blossom sensory massage, energy balancing with Tibetan singing bowls or a floating meditation, then you are going have to do a bit of research.
We have searched high and wide across Melbourne, to bring you our current favourite Melbourne day spas...
5 of the Best Day Spas in Melbourne
1. Miss Fox Melbourne Day Spa, Melbourne, Victoria
This luxury spa retreat in the Melbourne CBD operates with the motto:
A space to play, relax, rejuvenate and reconnect with where it all starts — you.
They offer a range of unique body care treatments, such as organic aromatherapy, relaxation massage, ritual bathing, pregnancy rituals, scrubs and wraps etc… You can even upgrade your visit to a mind scalp massage, a coconut milk bath or even a luxury high tea!
Their skin treatments include osmosis skincare, advanced medifacials and professional peels, laser hair removal, LED light therapy, non-surgical face-lifting etc…
In the salon they offer waxing, tinting, tanning, lash lifting, polish and gel manicure and pedicure etc…
For general health and wellbeing, you can also choose from naturopathic healing, reiki, crystal healing, holistic counselling, life coaching, yoga and meditation.
If you are after a luxury day spa in Melbourne CBD, then Miss Fox could be the perfect choice.
2. Blanc Spa, Prahran (Melbourne), Victoria
Blanc Spa in Prahran (just south east of the Melbourne CBD) offers a high quality luxury day spa experience. Their motto is:
Absolute calm and relaxation together with skin solutions for long term results.
They draw inspiration from the Alps and respect simplicity and style.
The Blanc Spa team offer exquisite skin and body treatments using a variety of unique and high-quality products.
Treatments include facials, skin consults, LED light therapy, body wraps, hydro soaks, bespoke massage, bathing experiences and numerous other body treatments…
If you are looking for a day spa experience on the south side of Melbourne, with a focus on exceptional skin treatments, then Blanc Spa comes highly recommended.
3. The Japanese Bath House, Collingwood (Melbourne), Victoria
The Japanese Bath House is a Melbourne institution and offer an unforgettable experience of Japanese-style bathing.
Established in 1999 in Collingwood (north east of the Melbourne CBD), they are actually the first and only traditional Japanese public bathhouse (sento) in Australia.
In Japanese culture, bathing is more of a ritual than a method of washing. You will experience peace and relaxation in solitude or in a communal space.
Visits have to be booked at least a week in advance and during the peak season, reservations are made one month in advance.
The communal bathing experience is very popular in Japan, and this can also be arranged. For those who prefer privacy, private baths are an option and can be followed by a massage or other treatment of your choice.
There are separate sections in the bath house for men and women, and swimwear is not allowed.
You can even enjoy a drink in the Tatami lounge or shiatsu acupressure after your bath.
If you are looking for a day spa on the north side of Melbourne, we recommend to consider the Japanese Bath House experience.
The Aurora Spa is an award-winning urban spa in St Kilda, just to the south of the Melbourne CBD.
Our spas are your retreat, a place for you to relax and unwind.
You will have complimentary use of the relaxation lounge, an opportunity to use their ASPAR products, change rooms, showers, lockers, towels, filtered water and relaxing spa tea.
Their treatments provide a combination of results-focused techniques, age old wisdom and spa expertise using powerful and effective botanically active formulations that address skin, body and lifestyle concerns and allow you to relax and revive.
Treatments include aromatherapy massage, pregnancy massage, body exfoliation, facials, foot massages, private steam rooms and guided meditations.
You’ll also have complimentary use of a robe and slippers and light snacks and organic juices are available upon request. Swimwear is obligatory for water therapy treatments.
The Aurora Spa team provide a luxury day spa experience just south of the Melbourne CBD, with high quality products and treatments.
5. Chuan Spa, Southbank (Melbourne), Victoria
This award-winning day spa is located along the bank of the Yarra river, in the luxurious Langham hotel.
The Chuan Spa experience:
builds on oriental traditions that seek spiritual and physical harmony by balancing the five elements: metal, wood, fire, earth and water…
Visitors have an option to relax and rejuvenate with the help of a range of holistic therapies.
Treatments are personalised to help you re-align your body, mind and spirit and include sauna and steam rooms, massage, facials, scrubs and wraps, bathing rituals, a Jacuzzi and hand and foot spa therapies.
They use Australian made Chuan products that includes German-origin therapies from BARBOR combined with the nurturing qualities of Traditional Chinese Medicine.
If you are in the Melbourne CBD and want a luxury day spa that builds on oriental traditions, then Chuan Spa is definitely worth a look.
An Equal Number 5…..
Grown Alchemist, Carlton (Melbourne), Victoria
The Grown Alchemist has gained international recognition for it’s scientifically formulated anti-aging, “nutricosmetic” products and innovative day spa. And now the brother duo have opened a retail lab in the heart of leafy Carlton, Melbourne. They have created a clean industrial environment, with a touch of minimalism and sense of calm.
An air filtration system filters through the space ensuring that the moment you step foot in the door your detoxification journey begins, by removing impurities from the air and your skin.
Treatments offered include, facial treatments, LED therapy for acne and eczema, body treatments and drip therapy.
Drip therapy is a modality that delivers specific nutrients directly to the bloodstream.
As a beauty company of the future, we operate over several professional disciplines to leverage the body’s natural capability to slow and in many cases, reverse the aging of the body and in particular, the skin.
If you want to experience state of the art innovation of skin care, then head just north of the Melbourne CBD for an experience you surely won’t forget.
How to Choose the Right Day Spa Retreat
Today, most spas offer holistic wellness programs that aim to harmonise your mind, body, and spirit and take care of your mental health and emotional wellbeing.
Some of the spas include self-development and life-coaching programs to inspire personal growth and help you overcome challenges.
Many retreats also come with a “theme” such as self-discovery, meditation, luxury or oriental traditions and the programs they offer revolve around those themes.
The best day spa will offer you services and a mood that resonates with you the most. What is your mind, body and spirit in need of right now?
As people become more health and spiritually conscious, they realise the impact that chronic stress and an unhealthy lifestyle can have.
So it is important to take some time out, relax and rejuvenate whenever you can.
We hope that you have found some inspiration from our choice of five of the best day spas in Melbourne.
With so many great day spas and urban retreats on offer, choosing the right option can be a difficult task.
Start by making a list of all the facilities and services you’d like to have access to and the type of setting you would find relaxing. One of our five choices for Melbourne’s best day spa may just be the perfect fit.
If you have any final questions, reach out to us in the comments below…
Disclaimer: This article is not intended to provide medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. Views expressed here do not necessarily reflect those of Best Health Retreats or its staff.