It's undeniable that we all love a bit of pampering, but with life as busy as it is, it's often hard to fit the time in. That's why we have picked out our favourite treatments that you can squeeze into a lunch break or on your way home, all conveniently located in the city centre. Whether it's a mini massage or an all important manicure, with this list we have got you covered. 


Chill Lounge Massages at East Day Spa | Skycity Grand Hotel, 123 Albert St

If you're sitting at a desk most days, chances are you may be feeling a little stiff! East Day Spa's Traditional Eastern Reflexology Massage is tailored to soothe and relax tension areas in the shoulders - and it's ideal for people short of time. You can choose between a 30 minute, 45 minute or 1 hour massage. 


Pedicure at Sassi Nail Bar | Queens Arcade, 34 Queen St

Whether you're looking to spice up your nails, you're after a regular place to maintain your look or simply after a pamper, Sassi Nail Bar is the place to go for luxury nail treatments. 

The facialist

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

Tucked in one of our favourite precincts of the city centre, City Works Depot's The Facialist has a comprehensive suite of facial treatments, ranging from traditional facials and massages to light therapies, and if you're after a quick trip to help you unwind, be sure to book yourself in for their signature Yoga Facial(30 minutes). This intensive facial massage lifts, tones and firms facial muscles by targeting sagging skin and under-eye bags and dullness. The Facialist specialise in rejuvenating the skin, leaving your face lifted and toned and skin glowing with radiance. 

Dry And Tea

Blow Wave at Dry & Tea | 57 Tyler St

While Dry & Tea have a range of comprehensive offerings, the blow wave menu is where this salon really shines. Starting with a relaxing wash, your signature blow wave is a tailored experience that has you choosing from a range of glamorous key looks. Simply choose a style that suits and the expert staff at Dry & Tea will create it for you - all while sipping on one of the many teas on offer.

Beauty Refinery

Ultra retexturizing body treatment from Beauty Refinery | 87 Queen St

Right in the thick of Auckland's city centre, Beauty Refinery is a quiet oasis offering an extensive selection of beauty treatments. The 45-minute Repair & Refresh facial is perfect for sensitive or stressed skin that needs a little extra TLC. How does a soothing mask, massage and mega hydration boost in your lunch break sound?

Lash Noir

Brow shaping at Lash Noir | 1/14 Sale Street 

Lash Noir has a great team of builders, benders, and shapers of seriously lush lashes and brows. At Lash Noir they know their way around a brow. So if you're looking to get yours done, treat yourself to a lunch break or after-work brow session where you'll achieve a salon perfect look. 

Foot spa & massage at Barclay Relax

Foot Spa & Massage at Barclay Relax | 74 Albert Street 

At Barclay Relax you can put your feet up, relax and enjoy a 30 min foot spa & massage which combines massage and reflexology principles to stimulate and relax feet and legs, leaving you feeling revitalised and energised.


De-Stress Facial or Scalp massage at The Grooming Lounge | 12B O'Connell Street 

The Grooming Lounge is an exclusive men's grooming lounge in the heart of Auckland CBD and a great place for men to get some pamper time! If you plan to pop in for a trim, why not spend an extra 30 minutes enjoying a facial or scalp massage.

Treat yourself to a haircut, style and shave at Barkers Groom Room | 1 High Street

The Whiskey Sour might be the city’s best package deal available. For this, you’ll need to set aside an hour, to be treated to a full haircut and style, a complimentary drink, a hot towel, facial steam, cut throat shave and facial massage. 

Studio Red

Find your zen with a yoga class at Studio Red Yoga | 90 Wellesley Street

Bring on some ultimate relaxation with a casual yoga class at Studio Red. Whether you want to try hot yoga or a more relaxed, mindful class, there will be one suitable for your experience level. The studio was designed as a modern sanctuary that feels more day-spa than fitness studio and features fragrant cedar lining, beautiful German flooring and sophisticated temperature, air flow and acoustic controls to maintain a peaceful and hygienic environment. The classes include Vinyasa, Fusion and Yin Yoga. Yogis of all levels are welcome, from absolute beginners through to those seeking a more challenging practice.

Last updated: 06 June 2023