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ESCAPE THE HUSTLE AND GRIND FOR SOME HANDS-ON ME TIME AND A QUIET INDULGENCE FAR FROM THE MADDING CROWD
Here are some of Canberra’s most luxurious day spas. Enjoy.
Hale (pictured above) is a resort-style day spa and fitness centre within the 1927 heritage arches and internal ground floor halls of the Brassey Hotel in Barton.
Take a seat in the Scandi-style lounge in front of the fireplace with views onto a landscaped courtyard and water feature while you prepare for a customised facial or body treatment in one of the nine private treatment rooms. A high- end skin specialist suite will provide medical skin treatments as part of your rejuvenation ritual. Finish with a dip in the plunge pool.
Hale Spa | 10–14 Macquarie Street, Barton | 02 6273 3101 | halehealth.com.au
Tucked away among the ferns and trickling stream just past Rainforest Gully at the Australian National Gardens, lies a day spa that promises to bring you as close to nature as possible.
With a focus on Indigenous healing rituals and native ingredients, Jindii is an award-winning facility which promises to be gentle on the planet while it restores inner balance to clients.
Its use of mulga brushwood, herbal poultices and native essential oils promises something a little different from the standard spa menu.
Jindii Ecospa | Australian National Botanic Gardens, Clunies Ross St, Acton | 02 6257 8777 | jindii.com.au
Plonked in the middle of Northbourne Avenue within the Melbourne Building, Sui Spa is a welcome sanctuary from the hustle and bustle outside.
The space, which occupies two floors with seven rooms including a yoga studio, has been gorgeously refurbished, with a Japanese-influenced fit-out and soft lighting. It’s one of those spaces where you can feel the weight lifting off you as soon as you walk in.
It offers the full complement of spa services, including waxing and tinting, as well as running weekend yoga classes.
Sui Spa | Melbourne Building, 37 Northbourne Avenue, Canberra City | 02 6181 3691 | suispacanberra.com.au
This article originally appeared in Magazine: Escape for Summer 2016/17. Find out more about Magazine here.