There is no better place to relax than in Daylesford & Hepburn Springs. In a region filled with natural mineral springs and some of Australia’s best day spas, visitors can indulge in a range of therapeutic relaxation treatments including massage, mineral water bathing and beauty pampering. With more day spas in the region than you could possibly ever visit, we have curated (in no particular order) our top picks for Daylesford Spa & Massage experiences where you can leave the crowds behind and indulge in some truly luxurious pampering.
1. Daylesford Day Spa & Beauty, Daylesford
The team at Daylesford Day Spa & Beauty have relaxation down to a fine art. Located in a converted heritage building on Albert St, just around the corner from Daylesford’s main shopping thoroughfare, you will enter a sanctuary of calm as soon as you enter the front door. Utilising Australian organic products as well as Jurlique for facial treatments, Daylesford Day Spa & Beauty offers a range of pampering treatments for individuals, couples and groups. Hot Stone treatments are a speciality and are designed to ease muscle stiffness and increase circulation. We recommend trying the Relaxation Stone Massage to melt away tension or for some serious pampering, try the ‘Art of Relaxation’ package for 6 hours (yes, that’s right, 6 hours!) of pure bliss.
2. Prani Glow Day Spa, Glenlyon
For those willing to venture off the well-trodden paths of Daylesford & Hepburn Springs for your Daylesford spa experience, head just 15 minutes northwest to the hamlet of Glenlyon. Here you will find Prani Glow Day Spa, the only Thai inspired day spa in the region. Rated an incredible 5 stars on TripAdvisor, the philosophy here is ‘Metta’, a Thai derived word which means loving-kindness and compassion. Treatments are based on the principals of rest, relaxation and improvement with signature treatments inspired by the finest Thai traditions. Try the Siam Revival Facial treatment which begins with a heavenly scalp massage before a healing facial using an organic cleanser and their special house blended coconut facial scrub. A traditional Thai facial oil massage will restore youthful radiance followed by a hydrating French clay mask. This blissful treatment is finished with a hand and foot massage followed by a botanical moisturiser.
3. The Mineral Spa, Hepburn Springs
One of the most acclaimed and awarded natural mineral spa’s in Australia, Mineral Spa in Hepburn Springs provides a bespoke mineral water bathing experience as well as a full range of blissful treatments to reinvigorate and restore. Start with a relaxing soak in healing mineral water at The Retreat, a dedicated mineral water bathing zone in picturesque surrounds. An adults only area, only a limited number of guests are permitted in each bathing time slot to ensure a truly relaxing experience. Don’t leave without trying a Mineral Cocoon performed on their signature ‘Soft Pack’ beds. Lying comfortably on the soft-pack bed you will be cocooned in an almost weightless state as the steady warmth of the bed allows your choice of product to absorb perfectly into the skin, leaving your skin replenished and your body rejuvenated.
4. Daylesford Healing Massage, Daylesford
Daylesford Healing Massage is more than just your average Daylesford spa, the range of treatments on offer here are designed to heal both the body and the spirit. A full menu of massages, facials, body scrubs and wraps take care of the body but it’s the ‘mind and ‘soul’ treatments that really set this spa apart. Yoga and Meditation classes are available to stretch, strengthen and relax your body whilst Tarot, Astrology and Past Life Regression readings will provide direction and insight. Transformative energetic healing sessions are also available including Reiki, Crystal Healing and Chakra Balancing. For those seeking true harmony and restoration of the body and spirit try the Signature Archangel Aromatherapy Healing Ritual. This body and face ritual uses the vibrational healing of essential oils for a holistic transformation and energetic alignment elevating you to a higher state of consciousness.
5. Shakti Massage, Daylesford
If massage is your preferred relaxation treatment, then Shakti Massage is the Daylesford spa for you. Whilst the treatment menu may seem minimal, the focus here is on massage and the 5-star reviews speak for themselves. Owner Premashakti is renowned for her professional and quality service ensuring all guests are well cared for from the moment they arrive. Services offered include relaxation, rejuvenation or remedial massage or try a combination relaxation/remedial massage and enjoy the best of both worlds. Prenatal Massage is also available for mums-to-be as well as Shirodhara, a profoundly calming Ayurveda therapy which involves gently pouring warm oil over the forehead, the ideal treatment to follow your massage leaving you feeling relaxed, energised and completely transformed.