Three of a Kind

Day spas

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ZEN SPA, THE STAN­LEY HO­TEL, PORT MORESBY, PNG

You don’t need to travel beyond Pa­pua New Guinea to sam­ple some of the world’s most ex­otic and re­ju­ve­nat­ing treat­ments. The team of ex­cep­tion­ally trained ther­a­pists at the Zen Spa in­side one of Port Moresby’s new­est ho­tels of­fers Chi­nese, Ba­li­nese and Thai mas­sages, as well as foot and hot-stone mas­sage, fa­cials, scrubs, cup­ping, acupunc­ture and more. If you choose a VIP room mas­sage, you can also take a dip in the ho­tel’s chic 40-me­tre lap pool apres-mas­sage, fol­lowed by a chilled bev­er­age as you laze on a deck chair. A true par­adise for tired bod­ies.

UN­MISS­ABLE TREAT­MENT

Treat your­self to the 60-minute Ba­li­nese mas­sage. It may well be the best PGK168 you spend all year.

DE­TAILS

The Stan­ley Ho­tel, Third Floor, Sir John Guise Drive, Waigani, Port Moresby. Tel. +675 3028888, see zenspas­tan­ley.com.

THE DAY SPA BY CHUAN, THE LANG­HAM, SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA

First thing’s first: the pool at the Lang­ham is out­stand­ing. With faux stars set into the dark­ened roof twin­kling on the low-lit lap pool and jacuzzi be­low, it’s like swim­ming in heaven, so make sure you leave time for a pre-treat­ment plunge and ses­sion in the steam room. Once you’re done lux­u­ri­at­ing, a menu full of heal­ing holis­tic ther­a­pies awaits. In the mas­sage realm there’s aro­mather­apy, re­lax­ation, stress relief, stone ther­apy and more.

UN­MISS­ABLE TREAT­MENT

The 90-minute Chuan stone-ther­apy mas­sage (PGK562) uses hot and cold stones to balance yin and yang en­er­gies, in­creas­ing cir­cu­la­tion and boost­ing your im­mune sys­tem. It’s per­fec­tion when com­bined with the Chuan herbal salt scrub where warm oil, salt, mint and gin­ger com­bine to make your skin and body feel brand new.

DE­TAILS

The Lang­ham, sub-base­ment level, 89–113 Kent Street, Sydney. Tel. +61 (2) 9248 5250, see lang­hamho­tels.com.

LEMBAH SPA, UBUD, BALI

It’s the views of Ubud’s lush jun­gle that first grab your at­ten­tion in this dreamy nest, sit­u­ated in a thatched-roof bun­ga­low sur­rounded by palm trees. But it’s the flower pe­tal baths, steam room, plunge pool and ex­cel­lent range of treat­ments that will keep you here for hours on end. Merg­ing Western sci­ence with an­cient Ba­li­nese heal­ing tra­di­tions, Lembah of­fers a deca­dent ar­ray of foot re­flex­ol­ogy, hair cream baths, body scrubs and masks, fa­cials and, of course, fan­tas­tic mas­sages.

UN­MISS­ABLE TREAT­MENT

The Four Hands Har­mony mas­sage in­volves two ther­a­pists giv­ing you a tra­di­tional Ba­li­nese rub down for 60 min­utes, knead­ing you into a semi-liq­uid state. Or, for the ul­ti­mate in­dul­gence, book in for a 180-minute spa pack­age in­clud­ing a scrub, es­sen­tial oil mas­sage, yo­ghurt body mois­turiser, aro­matic bath and fa­cial.

DE­TAILS

Lembah Spa, Jln. Lanya­han, Br Nagi, Ubud. Tel. +62 361 971 777, see lem­bahspa.com.

Lembah, Bali … the spa has a deca­dent ar­ray of treat­ments (above and left).

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