A Day at the Spa: The Gift That Says “Love” on Valentine’s Day

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A day spa offers the opportunity to take time out and relax in a beautiful setting. It’s a chance to soak up some luxury, indulge in some magic and reflect on everything that’s good in the world. Be it a massage, facial, foot treatment or body scrub, time at a spa is time well spent, and it feels extra special when it’s time that results from a gift.

The gifting of a spa experience is the gift of love – so it’s the perfect present come Valentine’s Day. Be it for an individual treatment or a couple’s experience, it represents exactly what Valentine’s Day should be – a day of indulgence!

If you’ve been considering gifting a spa experience this Valentine’s Day, here are some perfect spots to spoil your loved one and all accept the Spa & Wellness Gift Card.

Beauty is Belleza, NSW

Located in Concord in Sydney’s Inner West, Beauty is Belleza is a modern and bright salon operated by the friendly Belleza family. From the moment you enter the salon you are swept away in the warmth, comfort and knowledge offered by the highly experienced team.There are plenty of services to choose from, including facials, manicures, pedicures, massages, spray tans, microdermabrasion and a range of beauty treatments.

Our recommendation? A full body Swedish massage.

Anjie Day Spa, QLD

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Anjie Day Spa is a small boutique spa located in Toowong, Brisbane. Offering a range of skin and beauty treatments, from Cosmelan peels and Dermalogica facials to Brazilian waxing and full body scrubs, clients leave feeling nothing short of incredible. Their highly trained staff provide professional and homely treatments, and understand that your moment of indulgence should be special every time.

Our recommendation? A full body exfoliation, which allows you to choose either a Thai, Swedish, Chinese or acupressure style of massage in the early part of the treatment.

A Total Relaxation Therapy, VIC

A Total Relaxation Therapy offers qualified and certified mobile massage therapists for a large range of in-home therapeutic services including manicures, pedicures, massage and facials. There’s nothing quite like relaxing in your own home – except maybe relaxing under the hands of these incredible mobile therapists. Located in and around Melbourne.

Our recommendation? A 90-minute couples massage, which comes with a complimentary bottle of champagne!

Harmony Hill Spa Retreat, TAS

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Harmony Hill Wellness & Organic Spa Retreat is located in the picturesque hills of Southern Tasmania, just twenty minutes from Hobart. Set on 42 acres of stunning bushland, it captures both ocean and mountain views, and is the perfect getaway for a couple looking for a romantic Valentine’s mini break.

Harmony Hill combines a range of Eastern and Western natural practices with a focus on Ayurvedic principles. Founder Ami Nakamura opened the retreat after discovering the pure and healing energy of these types of treatments, and everything is delivered by world class therapists recruited from India.

Our recommendation? A two-night relax retreat for a couple, which includes two nights accommodation, all healthy meals served to your cottage, yoga and meditation classes, side by side Ayurvedic Bundle Massage, side by side Ayurvedic Marma Point Facial and free use of the infra-ray sauna.

Belli Bliss, SA

Belli Bliss is a boutique salon located in the heart of South Australia’s beautiful McLaren Vale wine region. Specialising in pregnancy pampering, as well as services for men, they also offer tailored skin care plans for anti-aging, acne and problem skin. At Belli Bliss they love to pamper men and offer a range of male-specific services including massage, facials and waxing.

Our recommendation? The Men’s De-stress and Detox Package, which includes a ½ hour body massage followed by an ion foot detox.

Blue Lagoon Wellness Centre, SA

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Another South Australian must-visit for Valentine’s is the Blue Lagoon Wellness Centre, the first clinic of its kind in Adelaide. Offering a unique mix of floatation therapy, massage, oxygen-aromatherapy and life coaching services, the team are dedicated to providing therapies that enhance the wellbeing of the community. Blue Lagoon Wellness Centre is a place where you can feel nurtured, supported and healed for healthier physical and emotional balance.

Our recommendation? A 90-minute session of floatation therapy, which involves lying in a specially-designed tank immersed in a highly concentrated Epsom salt water solution, about 25 cm deep. The water is so buoyant that you float effortlessly, and experience an incredible feeling of weightlessness.

Best Lil Hair House, NT

Fast becoming Darwin’s best salon for everything hair, Best Lil Hair House offers dedicated hair professionals who genuinely love their clients. If you’re heading out for a romantic Valentine’s Day date, why not visit Best Lil for a close shave or blow wave? For the guys, they are one of Darwin’s best barber salons, and there’s no appointment necessary. For the girls, the team specialise in up-styles, and their creativity is endless. Let them work their magic and look hot for date night!

Our recommendation? A wash and blow dry for the girls, and a beard trim for the lads.

Urban Fusion Massage & Day Spa – ACT

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A modern day spa, Urban Fusion is nestled under the residential complex Fusion on Flemington Road in Harrison. The decor is clean and minimal, designed to help escape hectic days. Using premium natural and organic products, they can tailor treatments to effectively address your individual needs. Whether you visit for an hour or a day, you’ll leave rejuvenated following the luxurious experience.

Our recommendation? For any pregnant ladies out there, you can’t go past their nurturing pregnancy massage, designed specifically to assist in the remarkable changes a body goes through during pregnancy. Comfort is of the utmost importance, as is a gentle and soothing touch. Suitable after the first trimester.

Urban Retreat Day Spa, WA

Urban Retreat Day Spa is a multi award-winning day spa overlooking the serene waters of Rockingham Beach, one of Perth’s most beautiful beaches. Following one of the spa’s exquisite treatments, guests can stay and enjoy complimentary refreshments such as nibbles, cakes, tea and coffee – at no extra cost. Urban Retreat Day Spa is a sanctuary in which you can relax, unwind, and forget about your daily stresses. A unisex spa, it offers a range of different services, and its stunning balcony sets it apart from other spas in the area.

Our recommendation? Their signature couple’s massage – Romancing with Stones – is the ideal package for Valentine’s Day. Enjoy a lava stone full body massage, signature back exfoliation and a relaxing facial massage, side-by-side.

Using your Valentine’s Day gift card

Scored yourself a gift card for Valentine’s Day and wondering where to use it? All of these above spas are partnered with Spa.com.au and come highly recommended. What treatment will you go for?

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Laurie Iacuone

Laurie Iacuone

As a busy mum of two and National Partners Manager of Spa & Wellness Gift Card, Laurie knows just how important it is to maintain a healthy, balanced lifestyle and find some “me time” amongst it all. Laurie lives by her daily pre-work ritual of visiting Kaya Health Club Prahran for a Pilates Reformer class, which ensures a great start to a productive day. Her other favourite ways to relax and test out some of our spa.com.au partners include massages, facials, pedicures, hot baths, reading a book in the sun, dining out and spending time with family.

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