Tell me I’m not the only one who goes through this:

It’s your one big holiday of the year. You’re going to be away to (insert dream destination here) for just 2 weeks and you have so much ground to cover and so many things that you just have to try. So meticulously, or more neurotically in my case, you plan out every single move you make — from what time to wake up, where to eat, which attractions to visit for each day and how long you’ll stay in each one. You try so hard to make your one paid time-off count that, by the time you get back home, you look and feel stressed and drained instead of refreshed and revitalized from a 2 week holiday. Much so that you want to take a holiday right after your holiday.

After the second or third time this happens, you start to realise that you have to end your holiday with more laid back and relaxing activities. This is why I chose to end my last holiday with a trip to the spa. Want to do the same? Here are a few places you can get that well-deserved pampering in Melbourne:

Aurora Spa

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If you’re deeply passionate and involved in environmental programs, then you’re going to love the Aurora Spa. They’re committed not only to premium quality ingredients and service, but also to keeping the environment healthy and green. No worries with harming Mother Earth as you get premium pampering from well-trained therapists in a chic, modern, and calming environment.

Think that spas are just for girls? Worried about getting massages while pregnant? Concerned about a previous bone/muscle injury? Maybe you just don’t have a high tolerance for pressure? No problem! Aurora Spa Retreat has a myriad of services which cater to practically everyone. Just remember to be there around 15-20 minutes earlier than your schedule so you can fill in the necessary forms and answer their questions about your health and well-being. This is how they can give you the kind of treatment that’s tailored specifically to your needs.

Want to relax but not sure about getting a massage? Remember that massages aren’t the only offers in Aurora. You have everything from aromatherapy, to steam rooms, to body scrubs, mani-pedis, hydration clays, facials, hair treatments, and so much more. For more information:

Address: Aurora Spa  @ The Price – 2 Acland Street, St Kilda, VIC 3182

Phone: 07 5532 6464
Email: [email protected]

Peninsula Hot Springs

Calm a weary mind, body, and spirit. Inspired by the hot springs of Kusatsu, Japan, the Peninsula Hot Springs is the epitome of relaxation and rejuvenation in Victoria. Designed to allow local flora to thrive and naturally landscape the environment, you get to be in touch with nature as you’re pampered while being surrounded by naturally grown indigenous trees and native fauna.

Whether you’re on a solo retreat, a family holiday, or a romantic getaway, you’re sure to find a treatment (or five) to soothe your unrest. Choose from their array of pampering treatments from massages to saunas and steams, to mud wraps, to salts and scrubs, to stone treatments, to facials, and most importantly, the natural hot springs. They even have their own cafes that has an amazing selection for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and even light meals.

Feel the tension and stress escape from the top of your head to the tips of your toes in the Peninsula Hot Springs. It’s a great way to end your holiday on a blissful and tranquil note. For more information:

Address: Springs Lane, Fingal (Rye), Mornington Peninsula VIC 3939

Phone: 03 5950 8777

Holidays should never be stressful, even when you do so much in such a short span of time. So make sure that end your holiday feeling refreshed and ready to take on the world again with an indulgent spa treatment you deserve.

Spas are nice, but if you have to take public transport after a massage, the revitalised feeling quickly goes away. Get in and out in comfort, ease, and convenience of renting a car from Alpha Car Hire Melbourne. Have a relaxing holiday!