Get body beautiful for spring with a luxe treatment from one of Sydney’s top spas.
Panpuri Organic Spa, Suite G.02, 55 Miller St, Pyrmont.
New to Australian shores, this opulent six-star Thai spa is otherworldly. Encased in gold tiles and warm light, the space is filled with the purest aromas of Thai jasmine, vetiver and rose absolute. With eight treatment rooms including a massage room, relaxation room, hydrotherapy bath and steam room, choose from one of their rejuvenating facials or our favourite, the Chivit Chiva De-stressing massage. A deep-tissue massage, firm strokes increase blood flow and loosen those strained, sore spots. Using only natural and organic ingredients, Panpuri is Sydney’s best lavish escape.
HEAL AND GLOW
Shangri-La Chi Spa, 176 Cumberland St, The Rocks.
The Himalayas come to Sydney Harbour at Shangri-La’s Chi Spa. With Tibetan bells and traditional artifacts adorning each treatment room, tranquility is the only option. The treatments are based on the belief that in order to live well, Chi must flow freely through the body. With a range of healing massages and revitalising facials to choose from, we tried the Pearl Brightening Body Glow. A pearl body polish is massaged over the body focusing on the Chi pressure points. Improving circulation, collagen production and skin tone, the treatment is completed with a slathering of vanilla orchid and rose body cream. Chi Spa is Sydney’s serene retreat with a spectacular view.
DETOX YOUR SKIN
Aesop, 72a Oxford St, Paddington.
For lovers of simplified and streamlined aesthetics, head to Aesop’s Oxford Street shop for some relaxing skin therapy. This cult Aussie beauty brand known for their rich aromas, apothecary style packaging and obsession with all things intellectual is slowly adding facial treatments to their repertoire. With a focus on nourishing the skin and protecting it with antioxidants, Aesop’s plant-based products are heavenly under the hands of facial therapist Sabrina Kafka Girard. With six facials to choose from, we recommend the Detox Overhaul for this time of year. Let Girard spring clean the skin and cast away congested complexions.