The favourite salad vegetable has been replaced by a host of gourmet ingredients more likely to be found in Melbourne’s favourite culinary establishments than spas across the state.
Rest, relax and escape the winter chill with these indulgent spa experience not to be done on an empty stomach.
Organic Honey & Cocoa Body Wrap
A warm and delicious cold weather signature treatment aimed to deeply hydrate the skin with rich cocoa and honey steeped in vanilla crème mousse. The 60-minute treatment at Sakura Lounge and Spa begins with a Vanilla Bean polish before organic Honey Vanilla & Cocoa wrap will then be applied in a hydration cocoon. After a soothing hot shower, the treatment is complete with a skin moisturising and hydration treatment with a Vanilla bean buttermilk moisturiser. The decadence doesn’t end there with a Coffee & Chocolate Detoxifying Body treatment which features a coffee spice body scrub and chocolate wrap. 8-10 Warburton Lane, Melbourne, Victoria, 3000. (03) 9642 3663.
Coffee and Sea Kelp Scrub
It wouldn’t be Melbourne without a coffee scrub. Body Freedom Urban Spa and Clinic in South Melbourne offers a Coffee and Sea Kelp Scrub that will melt away the toxins in the skin and feed the healthy cells with rich and moisturizing minerals. Using a combination of fine pumice, macadamia oil and essential vanilla, grapefruit, and orange citrus oils, the 45-minute scrub is perfect for glowing, radiant skin. 392 Clarendon St, South Melbourne, Victoria, 3205. (03) 9696 4584.
Vanilla Body Bliss
The answer to ultra-dry skin, the Vanilla Body Bliss at The Mineral Spa at Peppers Mineral Springs Retreat in Hepburn Springs is a ritualistic treatment. Starting with a foot compress and gentle stretching, delicious vanilla and wattle seed exfoliant is then worked over the body. After a shower, visitors are nourished top to toe with a fragrant vanilla butter. 124 Main Road, Hepburn Springs, Victoria, 3461. (03) 5348 2100.
This culinary herb, more commonly found in teas, soups and curries, takes centre stage at Sensu Spa in Melbourne. The 60-minute treatment begins with a complete body cleanse and exfoliation, with a Lemongrass body polish, followed by a Lemongrass body wrap applied to the body. Perfect for congested, sluggish or devitalised skin, the treatment is complete with a skin moisturising and hydration treatment with a Lemongrass moisturiser. 570 Bourke Street, Melbourne, Victoria, 3000. (03) 9017 6032.
Coconut Milk Bath
A whole new level of relaxation, this opulent milk bath is perfect for mind, body, soul and overall sense of wellbeing. The rich nourishing coconut milk leaves skin soft and silky smooth in the beautiful surrounds at Miss Fox Melbourne. Rose petals and oils complete the opulent experience. Levels 1-3, 285 Little Collins St, Melbourne, Victoria, 3000. (03) 9028 0350.
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