Whether it's spa breaks, home grown beauty brands, or city wellness experiences, Victoria offers the antidotes to festive season over-indulging.
Alchemy Cryotherapy Centre
The latest craze in the weird and wonderful world of health and wellness is cryotherapy and Melbourne’s very first whole-body cryotherapy centre, Alchemy Cryo, is leading the charge. Alchemy Cryo is 100% dedicated to cryotherapy, a treatment which is currently used by celebrities and world-class athletes including LeBron James. Cryotherapy is a game-changing wellness treatment that involves being immersed in an ultra-cold room for a maximum of three minutes. Once inside, the whole body is exposed to electrically cooled air below 110 degrees Celsius, providing a buzz like no other while kick-starting several of the body’s vital systems. Below-freezing temperatures have incredible effects when it comes to improving the quality of people’s sleep, boosting the body's collagen production, helping with muscle pain and recovery, and giving a natural endorphin high.
6B Daly Street, South Yarra. Ph: +61 3 8528 2079
Happy Place by Lola Berry
Happy Place is a health and wellness café, located within the South Melbourne Market. Happy Place is the product of celebrated nutritionist Lola Berry and coffee mastermind and entrepreneur Salvatore Malatesta (St Ali) and aims to promote more than just healthy meals. Happy Place is all about inspiring wellness and offering healthy on-the-go meals, snacks, smoothies and juices, however, it’s also about “empowering you to find the happy place within yourself” says Lola Berry. The menu is balanced between sweet and savoury goodies including breakfast smoothies, a fresh desk-side salad and protein rich post workout treats. With the ultimate goal to deliver a sense of health and happiness to each and every customer, the aptly named Happy Place is now open and serving daily doses of happiness.
Cecil Street, South Melbourne. Ph: +61 402 503 969
Little Co are skin experts– they believe skincare is an ongoing ritual, and a constantly evolving process. While everyone is thinking about what food to eat this festive season, Little Co is thinking about food for the skin. Little Co aims to educate women and men on how their skin works and reacts, so they understand what they can do every day for healthier, happier skin. Little Co's products take a local, slow beauty approach: from farm to face, using only natural and organic products. Little Co’s stylish space in Cremorne, was designed around sustainable practices with recycled materials and furnishings from Pop & Scott, Papa Rugs and Dowell Jones, as well as a plant haven for improving air quality which provides each treatment room with a homely, comforting vibe. Music is chosen especially for the space by Good Vibes yoga teacher and DJ Christina Gagnier.
79 Stephenson Street, Cremorne. Ph: +61 3 9421 1293
Miss Fox is a one stop clinic and medispa to help their customers look and feel their best this silly season. Miss Fox’s clinic provides a blend of strict standards of a medical environment with the calming ambiance of a spa, using clinical strength skin products from Osmosis, Skinmedica, Aspect and Cosmedix, and medical aesthetic devices including LightSheet Duet Laser, Lightstim LED Therapy, and VENUS CONCEPT Body Contouring. Miss Fox offers comprehensive consultations for all services, including professional Skin Analysis with their skin specialists and Initial Assessments for nutrition and non-invasive body and skin enhancement technologies. Miss Fox offers industry-leading treatments and customised programs for optimised results in skin correction, hair removal, weight loss, cellulite reduction, skin tightening and body reshaping.
1/285 Little Collins Street, Melbourne. Ph: +61 3 9028 0350
ODOS provides a unique wellness experience that promises to will repair and revitalise customers with no effort and no stress. ODOS specialises in infrared and oxygen therapy that offers to nurture customers in a gentle, purifying warmth providing an instant energy shift, glowing skin and a more open heart. 45-minute infrared sauna sessions, heated up to 60 degrees Celsius, are said to assist with niggling pain while detoxifying the body. The infrared saunas utilise a full-spectrum of rays to pull out up to seven times the amount of toxins compared to a traditional sauna, giving skin the best purification in less than an hour. Every sauna also has complimentary Netflix to keep guests entertained.
1258 High Street, Armadale. Ph: +61 3 9939 1296
Technically known as Spelotherapy or Halotherapy, this increasingly popular treatment involves inhaling a fine aerosol mist of therapeutic grade salt. It is a common natural non-invasive treatment originating in eastern and central Europe and is now being widely used all over the world. Across Eastern Europe the treatment is often recommended by doctors and is even covered by health insurance. Practiced since the 18th century the therapy is shown to have many health, healing and wellness benefits. Health benefits of salt inhalation were originally noticed over 150 years ago when workers in the salt mines displayed unusually good health and absence of lung diseases.
111 Cecil Street, South Melbourne. Ph: +61 3 8102 5200
Studio PP is focused on helping clients achieve long-term personal results and engagement over the silly season. With a new spin studio addition, Studio PP epitomises the ultimate luxury health and lifestyle destination, delivering results based, functional workouts in a state of the art beautiful loft studio in South Yarra. Founder and former Olympian, Stephanie Prem, realised a gap in regular studio offerings and believed a modernised, indoor spin class was the final touch to create a truly premium health space. Studio PP’s complete health space now offers an incredible range of classes including Pilates, yoga, barre, bootcamp, boxing, spin and personal training, as well as offering in-house access to nutritionists, myotherapy, remedial massage and podiatry. The new spin room has placed Studio PP as a leader in the industry, becoming the only health and fitness space with a complete offering in Melbourne. In conjunction with an elite team of trainers, who embody premium performance in both fitness and in life, clients are taken on a journey to experience a holistic approach to wellness.
1/7 Almeida Crescent, South Yarra. Ph: +61 477 707 778
Terra Madre Wellness Clinic is a multi-modality focused healing space located above the popular Northcote organic health food shop. Terra Madre Wellness Clinic has highly qualified and dedicated practitioners offering services in naturopathy, massage therapy, kinesiology, reiki, acupuncture and Chinese medicine. Their practitioners are experienced in treating a range of health issues such as stress and mood imbalance, digestive complaints, chronic fatigue, allergies, skin ailments, sleep disturbance, aches and pain and children’s health issues. Terra Madre’s holistic approach is highly regarded across Melbourne for achieving the best results for their clients health and wellbeing.
103 High Street, Northcote. Ph: +61 9489 5824
Hepburn Bathhouse & Spa
The Spa at Hepburn Bathhouse is dedicated to helping their guests relax by enhancing their state of wellbeing. Private pure mineral water baths, spa rituals, massage, facials, and body treatments are just the beginning of the extensive treatment list Hepburn Spa offers year round. Their 'pure mineral therapy' package provides the perfect balance of natural mineral bathing and body therapies, combined to soothe the body, calm the mind and nourish the skin. Hepburn Bathhouse leaves guests feeling relaxed and revived.
Mineral Springs Reserve Road, Hepburn Springs. Ph: +61 3 5321 6000
Peninsula Hot Springs
Early 2018 will see award-winning hot springs and spa centre Peninsula Hot Springs unveil seven new pools and an amphitheatre designed to host concerts, talks, demonstrations and wellness activities. Further to the redevelopment, a 'Fire and Ice' experience will enable guests to try hot/cold therapy via two large saunas, an ice cave and plunge pool. Peninsula Hot Springs is exploring new transformative experiences, facilities and overnight accommodation to complement health, wellness, relaxation and rejuvenation journeys on the Mornington Peninsula. More information to come in 2018.
140 Springs Lane, Fingal. Ph: +61 3 5950 8777
Salus Daylesford Day Spa
The state-of-the-art Salus Spa is located within the grounds of Lake House, overlooking the picturesque Lake Daylesford. Surrounded by waterfall fed streams, Salus' nine treatment rooms offer a range of relaxation and pampering packages including everything from massage, body wraps, milk baths and facials. For the ultimate indulgence, the 'dine and unwind' package offers visitors a blissful 60 minute massage, plus 2-course a la carte lunch at the multi award-winning Lake House restaurant.
Lake House, 4 King Street, Daylesford. Ph: +61 3 5348 3329
The Spa at Mitchelton
Within the brand-new boutique hotel at Mitchelton Wines, is Mitchelton Day Spa, which awaits guests considering a luxurious respite from day-to-day life. Contemplating the beauty of the country vista and flow of the Goulburn River, guests will be treated to regionally inspired spa experiences featuring Uspa products – an Australian collection of pure, natural skincare that combines the botanical wisdom and healing elements of nature. Designed as a warm, relaxing and quiet refuge for guests to retreat to after a day exploring, the combination of soft colours, linen fabrics and natural wool rugs are juxtaposed by the powder green ceramics and marble features of the wet areas and treatment rooms. A destination unto itself, The Spa at Mitchelton, just 90 minutes out of Melbourne, offers a range of relaxation packages for everyone from couples and mothers-to-be to wedding parties and groups.
470 Mitchellstown Road, Nagambie. Ph: +61 3 5736 2222
The Wellness Manor
The Wellness Manor is Mornington Peninsula’s most luxurious Day Spa retreat that provides a lifestyle change for the thinking individual. The Wellness Manor offers Day Spa Retreats, Detox Programs and Medical Skin Therapies, all tailored to meet individual requirements. The Wellness Manor has introduced a detox program - perfect for the New Year designed to start customers on to a healthy and meaningful future. The detox is adapted specifically to each patient’s individual health goals and outcomes so that clients achieve the maximum benefit. The treatments are tailored to each patient and will be monitored and adjusted accordingly throughout the program. Patients undertaking The Wellness Manor’s detox program will notice a range of positive results. In the short-term visitors can expect an improvement in mental wellbeing, internal health and a moderate amount of weight loss.
1 Ross Street, Mornington. Ph: +61 3 5976 8791
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