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Best Day Spas in Melbourne for the Ultimate Zen Sesh

Whether you have an hour or an entire day, balance the mind, body and soul at the most serene day spas in Melbourne.

Relinque Urban Retreat. Image credit: Lillie Thompson
Relinque Urban Retreat. Image credit: Lillie Thompson

In need of a little pampering? We all need to press pause from time to time and what better way to do it than with a glass of bubbles in hand and cocooned in 1000-thread count sheets? While buzzing cosmopolitan Melbourne certainly has no shortage of things to do, sometimes you want nothing more than to get away from it all and indulge in some much-deserved me-time. So ready your robe and sit back and relax as we discover Melbourne’s best day spas.

Inner Studio
Inner Studio

Inner Studio

Break free and breathe easy. Inner Studio is one seriously beautiful, stress resilience training facility and day spa in Melbourne helping to train your body and mind to overcome stress, build resilience and fight fatigue. 

Designed with their local community in mind, Inner Studio is a lush, green and light-filled space that zen dreams are made of. It includes a state of the art audio sound system, an acoustically engineered breathwork room, a traditional sauna space, hot and cold concrete plunge pools, and a chill out area with a fireplace and tea station. Step within to immediately feel grounded. 

If you're looking to book a class, find out more here. Expect 20-45 minutes of guided breathwork or movement, followed by plenty of time to explore the studio, to sweat, relax and test your limits. Memberships are also available.

Warehouse 9/5-11 Campbell Street, Collingwood 

Feel Good Dips
Feel Good Dips

Feel Good Dips

See you on the beach! While not a typical day spa by any means, we felt we needed to include this awesome community experience to the list. Firstly because, the benefits of the cold plunge are hard to refute these days. Secondly, because Feel Good Dips is plain and simple fun - even with the challenge of losing your breath to the cold depths. It's all about community, consciousness and connection. Make new friends as you brave the elements. 

Sitchu Tip: It's worth noting that it's currently summer season for Feel Good Dips, and warm and sunny early morning dips occur every Wednesday and Sunday. 

Wednesday's begin at 5.55am at Middle Park Beach, first for a feel good activity, followed by a 6.30am feel good dip. Sunday's begin a little later at Elwood Bathers - a 7.45am start. Coffee and catch-ups occur afterwards. 

All you have to do is find the feel good flag, say hi to the wonderful facilitators and community leaders. Then its time to take part in connection, mindfulness and movement activities, practise gratitude and cold water therapy and truly experience the most welcoming community in Melbourne. 

Check their Instagram feed and stories for more information and regular updates. All updates are announced 24 hours ahead of time. 

Middle Beach & Elwood

Relinque Urban Retreat. Image credit: Lillie Thompson
Relinque Urban Retreat. Image credit: Lillie Thompson

Relinque Urban Retreat

An award-winning luxury day spa in Melbourne, Relinque Urban Retreat is a serene space offering profound relaxation. Located in the leafy suburb of Ivanhoe, a deeply relaxing and personalised journey begins the moment you enter through the doors, sending you on a sensory escape that will both transform and rejuvenate in the most indulgent of ways. It's also an incredibly lush space, with beautifully appointed treatment suites, a steam room with ice fountain, yoga and Pilates studio and a tranquil relaxation lounge. From hot stone healing to scalp therapy, deep tissue massages to rebalancing facials, the array of incredible treatments available here make Relinque an ideal holistic haven from the everyday. 

19 Heidelberg Road, Ivanhoe

Holism Retreat

After a delightful (albeit hectic) day of shopping at Chadstone, unwind with a quiet moment of mindfulness and nourish your body and soul, with a rejuvenating spa treatment at Holism Retreat. One of the best day spas in Melbourne to immerse yourself in an experience of wellness and tranquility, Holism provides treatments that encompass the whole self  – physical, mental and spiritual. Offering holistic skincare, yoga, massage, meditation, a wellness light therapy lounge and wellness education, this dreamy day spa will have you both relaxed and recharged, and ready to take on life's little moments. 

M Gallery Hotel Chadstone, 1341 Dandenong Rd, Malvern East

Willow Urban Retreat
Willow Urban Retreat

Willow Urban Retreat

Determined to give city-dwellers a holistic wellness treatment from the inside out, Willow Urban Retreat is home to a day spa, healthy café, dance and fitness studio and sauna.

The Armadale-based urban oasis is architecturally designed to perfection, with the cool colours, clean styling, curved arches and a calming soundtrack working together to keep the space ultra Zen. Whether you're after a full body massage, an enriching facial or a nourishing brekkie, this luxurious Melbourne day spa has you sorted. 

1205 High Street, Armadale

Alba Thermal Springs & Spa 

Digital detoxing with a side of utmost tranquility, the Mornington Peninsula's newest hot spring and spa haven Alba Thermal Springs & Spa has a strict no-phone policy. Whilst certainly an Instagrammer's dream, with its number of dramatic reflection pools commanding attention, you'll soon slip into a dream-like state of relaxation, where the stresses of the modern world have no place.

Enjoy the wilderness surrounding as you explore 31 different bathing pools, ranging from geothermal pools to cold-plunge pools and herbal-infused 'botanical pools', as well as 22 elegant spa suites.

There's even an all-day rooftop restaurant called Thyme by celebrity chef Karen Martini, which is fitting as you'll want to slow down every minute of your time to experience Alba for all its worth. 

282 Browns Road, Fingal 

Image credit: Martina Gemmola

Sense of Self

The newest contender for the best day spa in Melbourne, Collingwood wellness mecca Sense of Self is home to the city’s biggest bathhouse and relaxation retreat. Occupying an Insta-worthy warehouse in one of the city's trendiest neighbourhoods, guests can split their time between the steamy sauna and aquatic facilities downstairs and the massage+mindfulness studio above.

30-32 Easey Street, Collingwood

Crown Spa
Crown Spa

Crown Spa

If your visits to the spa are few and far between, why not take it up a notch with an indulgent pampering at Crown Spa? Zen out in the dreamy treatment suites and let the magic of gold and caviar facials by La Prairie bring your skin back to life. For the mother of all spa days, look no further than the Ultimate Package – a head to toe pamper featuring a massage, facial, mani-pedi, blow wave and food for you and a friend. As to be expected, their premium spa experiences are as good as they get, but they will set you back a pretty penny.  

8 Whiteman Street, Southbank

View From Pool at Peninsula Hot Springs in Flinders Victoria
Peninsula Hot Springs

Peninsula Hot Springs

One of the best spas in Melbourne isn't really in Melbourne at all. While not quite within the city's borders, taking the drive to the Peninsula Hot Springs has fast become a local tradition. Whether you’re seeking a hilltop mineral pool or an indulgent full body treatment, this award-winning geothermal hot springs and day spa based on the scenic Mornington Peninsula offers a welcome escape from the chaos of city living.

140 Springs Lane, Fingal

Natskin
Natskin

Natskin

A well-kept secret hidden in the quiet of the suburbs, North Ringwood’s Natskin is a charming day spa that offers an impressive and well-priced range of treatments that will leave you feeling cool and collected (without the hefty price tag). From a soothing hot stone massage to a mani/pedi – they’ve got all the calming bases covered.

176 Warrandyte Road, Ringwood North

Lyall Spa
Lyall Spa

Lyall Spa

If you’re looking for five-star treatment, South Yarra’s Lyall Spa (nestled within its namesake luxury hotel) is an urban oasis that offers a holistic approach to health and wellbeing. Set over three calming levels that house everything from massage to hydrotherapy, this spa specialises in treatments that range from the therapeutic to the exotic. One thing’s for sure; all are an exercise in pure indulgence. 

Temporarily closed. Reopens late 2023.

16 Murphy Street, South Yarra

Botanica Day Spa
Botanica Day Spa

Botanica Day Spa

Hidden in the lavish InterContinental Melbourne the Rialto, Botanica Day Spa presents a glamorous experience for those looking to relax the body and rejuvenate the mind. Boasting an extensive menu of bespoke face and body treatments, this spa's tranquil ambience and elegant interiors offer a peaceful retreat in the heart of the city's busy CBD. Botanica is not only one of the best spas in Melbourne but the perfect overnight escape perfect for when you're in need of spoiling. 

495 Collins Street, Melbourne

Chuan Spa
Chuan Spa

Chuan Spa

When nothing less than pure luxury will do, Chuan Spa at The Langham hotel offers the ultimate retreat in which to detox, renew and relax. Seeking inspiration from ancient Chinese traditions, here holistic therapies will help you find the ultimate balance between spiritual and physical harmony. Needless to say, if you have a taste for the finer things in life – you’ll be in your element.

The Langham, Melbourne, Southgate Avenue, Southbank

Lancemore Werribee
Lancemore Werribee

Mansion Hotel and Spa at Werribee Park

First, there’s the location – an oasis of calm hidden within the breathtaking heritage-listed Werribee Mansion. Then, there’s the delightfully luxurious day spa Mansion Hotel and Spa at Werribee Park. From deluxe packages that will be sure to soothe your mind and body, to recovery treatments especially for couples (just the thing to soothe those pre-wedding jitters) – sometimes you’ve just got to splurge. After all, you deserve it.

K Road, Werribee

Whether you're in need of some me time, we time or found yourself with some unexpected free time, recharge your batteries at one of the best day spas in Melbourne. Looking to relax on a budget? Be sure to check out our top picks for facials and nail salons

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