There’s no place in the world like Sydney for spas
There’s so much to do in Sydney that it is easy to forget one of the best holiday experiences can be found in the moment you slow down, take a deep breath and soak it all in. Sydney has an array of urban sanctuaries, ideal for a spot of relaxation and pampering after exploring the city. Here is a selection of the best hotel and day spas to be found in Sydney: Day Spas Angsana Spa, Double Bay Angsana is linked with the award-winning Banyan Tree Spa in Thailand, offering everything from holistic massages to tropical scrubs in this trendy eastern suburbs retreat. www.angsanaspa.com/dayspas/doublebay Aveda Concept Spa, Oxford Street Aveda Spa is famous for its rejuvenating Himalayan therapy, a two-hour treatment that includes exfoliation, friction massage and a detoxifying steam tent. Temple of the Body and Soul, Edgecliff Sauna, steam rooms and tempting day spa and pamper packages are available at this health and fitness club. Treat yourself with the ‘Ultimate’ package, which includes a detoxifying seaweed or super-hydrating gel wrap. Your Sanctuary Day Spa, Paddington This trendy Paddington day spa has every beauty treatment you could think of – as well as others you didn’t know existed including the ‘Chocolate Obsession’ package!
Hotel Spas The good news is that some of Sydney’s best spas are located in gorgeous hotels. The very good news is that you don’t have to be a guest to treat yourself. Spa Chakra, BLUE Woolloomooloo An uber-trendy spa located in luxury hotel BLUE. It is regarded as one of Australia’s premier destination spas and offers five-star wellness for both locals and visitors. Treatments include hydrotherapy and body polishing, as well as chakra healing. www.spachakra.com The Observatory Hotel, The Rocks Immerse yourself in the five-hour ‘Spa Pamper’ package which includes a one-hour ancient massage therapy treatment and hypnotic Ayurvedic Shirodhara. Following this, indulge with a detoxifying herbal linen wrap, classic facial, manicure and
The Spa at Four Seasons Hotel, Sydney Voted Best Spa in Sydney in the 2004 Condé Nast Readers’ Survey, The Spa's six treatment rooms include a suite especially for couples - an intimate parlour with two massage tables, a hydrotherapy bath, a steam room and a shower.
Ginseng Bathhouse, The Crest Hotel, Kings Cross Prepare to bare all at this popular inner-city spa, which provides separate bathhouses for men and women. Indulge yourself in true Asian-style with a choice of ginseng baths, an invigorating skin scrub or a relaxing shiatsu massage.
LivingWell Hilton Sydney, City The LivingWell Premier Health Club, at the brand new Hilton Sydney, takes up an entire floor of the hotel, making it not just the biggest hotel based health club in Australia, but the largest health club in the city centre. No. 1 The Health Club, Westin Sydney, CBD Grand and gorgeous, the Westin is also home to No. 1 The Health Club. Busy corporates on holiday will appreciate the ‘Executive Health Testing’ service, which measures stress levels and creates a personalised approach to a health and fitness
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