Visitors to New South Wales looking for a little rest and rejuvenation will be glad to know that there are a number of health spas worth visiting all across the state. Health spas can be found in the Blue Mountains, Kangaroo Valley and even in the heart of busy Sydney. Whether you plan to spend just a few hours there or are going on a weekend retreat, you’ll find a spa to meet your needs.
Bilpin Health Resort
Bilpin Health resort is located in the Blue Mountains, just 90 minutes away from Sydney. Among the activities for guests at the health spa are taking strolls through the 11 acres of grounds, and practicing yoga and meditation. Spa treatments include standard fare, such as facials, massages, reflexology and body wraps. In addition, the spa offers the Vibrosaun, a chamber much like a one-person sauna, except that the head is not inside the chamber. The Vibrosaun is popularly used for weight loss, and to help high blood pressure, arthritis and insomnia.
Ayurve is a day spa in the heart of Sydney. Amongst the different types of massages offered at Ayurve are Indian massages, Swedish massages, aromatherapy massages and the Ayurve signature massage, which incorporates hot steam towels the spa claims will deepen relaxation. The spa also offers a variety of facials, plus waxing, manicures, pedicures and other beauty treatments one might expect from a day spa. In addition to these standard services, Ayurve offers Ayurvedic lifestyle consultations, helping to restore balance in your body and life.
Spa Sublime is located within the Mountain Heritage Hotel in Katoomba. The spa offers massages, hot stone therapy, manicures, pedicures and other standard spa services. In addition, the spa offers “beautiful bride” packages. The grounds for the hotel include a garden, reading library, and lounge with mountain views and roaring fire.
Kangaroo Valley Getaway Cottages
This spa, located in Kangaroo Valley, just two and a half hours from Sydney’s Central Business District, consists of luxury B&B cottages. The cottages come with a fully equipped kitchen, washer, television, spa bath and outdoor barbecue. Breakfast and picnic hampers are provided, as is gourmet dining with a private chef for those who choose. Spa services include massages, facials and the spa’s signature Sothys Eau Thermale body treatment. The site also features a library, and 16 acres of land and private gardens.