Holidays are all about treating yourself and our South Coast relaxation gurus will have you walking on air from the get-go. Are you planning a hen's weekend? Maybe celebrating a milestone birthday? Or you might want to just spoil mum to a little bit of luxe? Here are the top hotspots where you take a moment for yourself, unwind and shut down.
1. Bannisters Day Spa
Indulge in a day of ultimate luxury at Bannisters Day Spa in Mollymook. You'll be able to choose from a range of decadent treatments such as the hot stone massage, deluxe body cocoon or a relaxing Hamman steam. The day spa is perched on top of a stunning clifftop location, surrounded by sweeping ocean views. So we highly recommend making the most of the serene landscape and booking a session in the semi-alfresco cabana space. Enjoy the soothing sounds of the waves crashing onto Mollymook Beach as you unwind with a massage and rejuvenate your body and soul. Bannisters is an excellent place to really treat yourself or someone special which makes it perfect for a birthday celebration or for mums and daughters away on a little family retreat. Spend some quality time with each other and book a 'Lazy Weekend' package, which includes 2 nights accommodation Bannisters by the Sea, a two-course dinner and wine and some other special treats.
2. Husky Face & Body Studio
Enjoy a refreshing facial, massage or beauty treatment right near the calming waters of Jervis Bay. At Husky Face & Body, visitors have the option of selecting from an extensive treatment menu or even assembling their own special spoil session. Maybe you are feeling run down and would like a full body rejuvenation treatment? Just chat with the friendly staff to arrange something that is perfect for your specific needs. Not only will you get a personalised pamper package, you can even add a special treat of chocolate or wine to the session as well which is a perfect little gift for a birthday girl or a bride-to-be. The day spa is also conveniently located above Husky Yoga Studio, a popular place to practice amongst all the local yogis. Why not have an early morning yoga session and follow it up with a sensual aromatherapy massage to leave you feeling calm and relaxed for the rest of the day?
3. Maya Organic Beauty
This minimalist and modern beauty den is located in the heart of Nowra and is the ideal place to go when you're next exactly sure of what you're after! At Maya Organic Beauty, there's a huge skin treatment menu in addition to a bunch of delicious body wraps, various IPL hair removal options and traditional beauty options for the face, hands and feet. If you're looking for something a little decadent then book into the yummy Aroma Juice Massage, a calming 90-minute full body session that has been designed to dissolve stress and nurture the mind. For those celebrating a special occasion, you can't go past the ultimate Glamour Package which includes a facial, brow shaping, manicure, pedicure and naked tan. This deluxe session will leave you feeling absolutely beautiful - ready to take on the town and party the night away!
4. Berry Beauty
A great wellness venue for groups of gal pals is located in the heart of bustling Berry village. Berry Beauty provides a range of packages so that you can enjoy treatments at the same time as your friends. The team uses only the best Dermalogica skincare products, making sure that you leave radiating a relaxed glow and feeling completely rejuvenated, each and every time! You might also be a future bride who's thinking of celebrating your big day in the area. If so, be sure to pay a visit to Berry Beauty and ask about their fantastic wedding makeup and pamper packages. Relax with a complimentary glass of wine or opt for a high tea celebration while your group of closest gal pals get ready together for your big day - it's a wonderful memory that brides cherish forever. After dancing the night away at the wedding, your bridal party will probably want to come back the next day for a long massage too!
5. Beauty Indulgence Milton
With over 25 years of experience in spa, massage and wellness treatments, Beauty Indulgence Milton are the specialists in providing soothing moments for your body and soul. Holidaying with girlfriends and want to indulge in some decadence? Looking to treat your bridesmaids to some pamper sessions to say thanks for all their hard work? There's no need to even change out of your pyjamas or leave the comfort of your holiday house because Beauty Indulgence Milton's mobile massage service will come to you. These wellness experts will bring tables, towels and oils and all you have to do is lie down and enjoy the massage - and the view if you're lucky to have one! We won't blame you if you do happen to feel like venturing out, though, Milton is a very lovely town! Take a trip to the salon, which is located in the middle of town and unwind with a facial, massage or beauty treatment. Then follow it up with a delicious vegetarian feast at Pilgrims Café, just around the corner. They serve up a delicious menu of healthy, meat-free cuisine and is a much loved local food institution.
6. Bellissima Day Spa
Come and get the attention you deserve at Culburra Beach's very first day spa, Bellissima. This small seaside town is famous for its surf so you can combine some adrenaline pumping adventure in the water with some well earned stillness and relaxation. The extensive list of services here includes traditional beauty and wellness treatments but also more complex packages that will have you feeling like a brand new you. Try the Herbal Aktiv Peel that will leave your face glowing or the Bellissima Luxury package that begins with a local Culburra Sea Scrub of marine salts, followed by a massage, facial, then manicure and ends in a delicious lunch with coffee and tea. The day spa also has a professional makeup counter that uses Curtis Collection, a 100% Australian owned mineral makeup line that keeps you looking naturally beautiful. For all of those special occasions, the option of adding a high tea to your treatments is also on offer. Bellissima!
7. Blow Bar on Queen
Gather your girls and book a styling session and cocktails at Blow Bar on Queen, Berry. These girls will mix classic cocktails for you while they make you feel fabulous with an expert cut, colour, wash, blow dry, style and make-up! There's a whole range of packages for bridal parties or just a group wanting a great day out, even a mobile service. Men are welcome too, with treatments including a wash, massage and a beer! The cocktails are divine and the vibe is a lovely mix of luxury spa meets contemporary bar.