2020 has thrown more than a few curveballs everyone's way, and with winter well and truly upon us too, now is a great time to treat yourself to a professional massage treatment. Whether it's a hot stone treatment, a traditional Chinese massage or a remedial massage to relieve sports-related aches and pains, we have rounded up a selection of different treatments that could be exactly what you're looking for.
East Day Spa | Full body massage | The Grand by SkyCity 123 Albert St
Described as a haven where Easts meets West, East Day Spa’s alluring and seamless blend of traditional Eastern healing methods and modern spa and beauty therapies are second to none. The massage therapists at East Day Spa offer ancient holistic treatments, and are well-equipped to relieve stress, relax the body and calm the soul and mind. With the experience starting the moment you walk in, including a candle-lit entrance and complimentary selection of teas, the luxurious experience of East Day Spa will likely become your go to when you’re after something a little more refined.
Maintain Massage | Remedial Massage | 2/137 Wellesley St W
Sometimes our bodies call for a more medical approach, especially when you’ve ‘overdone’ it, and a remedial massage from Maintain Massage is the ideal choice when you need something a little deeper than a relaxation massage. The remedial massage helps prevent injury and targets the causes of postural muscular tension, headaches, circulation problems and other muscle related pain. Maintain Massage is ideal for those who spend long hours sitting at desks or in front of a screen or whose bodies are begging for a break from our active lifestyles.
Aroma Massage | Body Scrub and Aromatherapy Massage | 2 Durham St E
While most massages focus on the physical, the treatments at Aroma Massage tucked away on Durham Lane appeal to other senses and sensations. There’s nothing quite like a full body exfoliation to replenish dry and dull skin leaving it feeling fresh and smooth. This is followed by an aromatherapy massage where the principles of aromatherapy and Swedish massage are combined, using essential oils to both nourish skin while simultaneously appealing to the olfactory senses.
Superb Massage | Cupping & Gua Sha | Shop 3d/205 Queen St
Superb Massage is located on the bustling Queen Street (by Darby Street), but once you step inside, the calming interior and professional staff will alleviate any outside world stress you might be under. We recommend a cupping and gua sha session to improve circulation, relieve muscle tension, and promote cell repair. Gua sha is a traditional skin scraping technique which also works to revitalise your skin, giving it a fresher and less puffy appearance.
Siri Thai Spa | Thai Herbal Compress | 124 Customs St W
Siri Thai Spa, as the name suggests, pride themselves on offering an authentic experience of traditional Thai culture and the country’s famous massage expertise. With beautiful Thai-inspired interiors and comprehensive selection of massages, body scrubs and facials, there's a treatment to suit everyone. As the colder winter weather has no doubt started to take its toll on our bodies, why not try the famous Thai Herbal Compress massage, which combines heat, Thai medical herbs and rolling compression to relieve stiff and sore muscles and ligaments.
Kino Day Spa | Kino Express | 4/F Atrium on Elliot, 128 Albert St
When you really need to target the source of any discomfort or tension, reflexology is the perfect solution and Kino Day Spa (formerly Bliss) is one of Auckland’s most renowned reflexology and traditional Chinese therapy spas. By applying pressure to specific points on the feet and hands, reflexology is practiced to help positively impact different parts of the body. Often time is short, so try a 30-minute Kino Express body massage and foot reflexology to effectively and efficiently relieve any built up tension.
Formé Spa | Pregnancy massage | 5 O'Connell Street
Designed for relaxation and rejuvenation, Formé Spa is a tranquil haven nestled on O'Connell Street with highly trained specialists ready to provide a professional massage you'll absolutely love. Mums to be will love the 'Baby on Board treatment' - a soothing massage performed on a body pillow, allowing you to lie comfortably on your stomach. It eases back tension and discomfort and will have you leaving feeling relaxed and revived.
Auckland Thai Massage | Thai Neck and Shoulder massage | 21 Swanson St
If you are after an authentic Thai massage, the aptly named Auckland Thai Massage is the place to go. This massage parlour has a handful of core offerings, including Thai foot massages or the specialty Thai neck and shoulder massage, the latter of which is great for relieving tension and awakening your inner health. While still relaxing, Thai massages can be as gentle or vigorous as you desire. Simply let your massage therapist know your preference.