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. 

East Day Spa

Codage Hand Rescue at East Day Spa | Skycity Grand Hotel, 123 Albert St

Lifestyle adjustments caused by Covid-19 has resulted in day spas pivoting and expanding their offerings, which is great for us getting the treatments, as there is now a whole new avenue of treatments to explore. East Day Spa is bringing the best of hand care to the city centre with their Codage Hand Rescue treatment, which targets the side-effects that hand sanitiser has on your skin (we’re all familiar with that uncomfortable dryness) by offering a reparative anti-aging hand facial. An exfoliation, a peeling treatment and mask, and a hydrating hand and arm massage all in less than an hour - this limited time treatment is one not to be missed.

Kino Day Spa

Mini Entire Body Massage at Kino Day Spa | 4/F Atrium on Elliot, 128 Albert St

The Kino Day Spa ‘Mini Entire Body Massage’ condenses an often lengthy full body massage into a bite-sized experience. This treatment is perfect for those on the go - whether it’s a midday moment during a lunch break or a way to quickly unwind after your day is done, this hidden gem specialises in reflexology to help positively impact different parts of the body. Often time is short, and the Kino Day Spa ‘mini massage’ is the perfect option to effectively and efficiently relieve any built up tension.

The Nail Lounge

Pedicure at The Nail Lounge by Debbie Walsh | Queens Arcade, 34 Queen St

If you’re after a nail expert in the city centre, Debbie Walsh is a safe pair of hands with more than 32 years of industry experience. Undoubtedly one of Auckland’s most qualified nail technicians Debbie and her team provide a great opportunity to take a moment to escape the hustle and bustle of every day life and apply the utmost focus on quality and creativity. And with the weather improving and open toe shoes about to make a comeback, now's the perfect time to indulge in one of their pedicure 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. 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.

Lovely by Skin Institute

Boost Peel at Lovely by skin institute | Commerical Bay, 7 Queen St 

Brought to you by New Zealand’s leading skin health brand Skin Institute - Lovely by skin institute uses superior treatments and technology to offer affordable and effective beauty treatments. A skin peel removes dead skin cells from the top of the skin and can improve a variety of skin conditions ranging from acne, dryness, and pigmentation. The Boost Peel improves skin hydration and revives lifeless and dull skin. You will see an instant change with your skin looking more fresh and radiant. 

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 ultra retexturizing body treatment is a unique pamper treatment that starts with a full body microdermabrasion to buff and smooth skin and remove toxins, and is  followed by a rich skin massage. This body treatment concludes with a calming oil rub to lock in nutrients and soften skin. The perfect quick stop off for when your body and skin are in need of some extra care.

Last updated: 09 October 2020