While a simple massage can help you push that relaxation button, these unique treatments provide an alternative approach to that all important spa day. Check out our top recommendations. 

Sofitel Spa

Sofitel Spa Relaxation Facial | 21 Viaduct Harbour Avenue

Treat yourself to nature’s pharmacy and indulge in an afternoon of personalised spa treatments at Sofitel Spa in the Viaduct precinct. Their caring wellness experts will pamper you and leave you feeling calm and revived with the Relaxation Facial treatment. Created with New Zealand’s own Nellie Tier brand, all of Nellie Tier’s face products have a base of Manuka honey providing the skin with anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory properties. Relax as you breathe in the scent of frankincense and rose. Make a booking, here.

East Day Spa - winter luxury package

East Day Spa Winter Warmer | SkyCity Grand Hotel, 123 Albert St

East Day Spa have always strived to offer a unique experience, bringing authentic Balinese massage to the doorstep of the city centre, and now they have introduced their Winter Warmer that you can tag on to any treatment. Surrender your body to complete relaxation in East Day Spa's heated zen areas - the clearlight infrared saunas and the tepidarium. Pre or post treatment, a session in these sanctuaries provides a respite from the world outside. Find out more and make a booking, here.

Spa treatment- Park Hyatt

The Spa at Park Hyatt New Zealand Glacial Clay Signature Experience | 99 Halsey Street 

Step into the ultimate sanctuary of calm and relaxation at the Spa at Park Hyatt Auckland and indulge in this deeply relaxing and nurturing cocoon experience. Detoxifying and rejuvenating, this 75-minute treatment includes a blue cypress and wattleseed scrub, a nutrient-rich sea kelp and native New Zealand glacial clay cocoon and a quandong and bergamot deep conditioning scalp massage followed by lemon myrtle and Manuka body soufflé. Make a booking, here.

BArclay relax- massage

Barclay Relax Signature Massage | 74 Albert St

Barclay Relax is guided by its Thai Heritage, with their experienced therapists focusing on restoring the natural balance of body and mind. Inspired by traditional Asian medicine and naturopathy, each treatment is devised to restore wellbeing. For an authentic and soothing massage based on traditional Thai and Balinese rituals, try their signature massage that relaxes and revitalises body, mind and soul. Make a booking, here.

The Facialist - Yoga Facial

The Facialist The Yoga Facial | City Works Depot, Shed 16/2-16 Sale St

Tucked away at City Works Depot, The Facialist is one of the city centre's most popular beauty venues, known for its stunning space and bespoke treatments. Their Yoga Facial is an intensive facial massage designed to lift, tone and firm the facial muscles. The result? Cheekbones are emphasised, the face looks lifted and toned and your skin is left glowing with radiance. Make a booking, here.


Beauty Refinery Holistic Massage | 87 Queen St

Specialising in facial treatments and consultations, the Beauty Refinery offers a variety of treatments and their Holistic Massage exemplifies their personalised approach mantra: simply tell the therapists about your stress levels, tension levels and knotted muscles, and the staff at Beauty Refinery will customise a relaxing massage for you. Make a booking, here.

Last updated: 05 April 2024