Wellness

12 Of The Best Day Spas In Brisbane

By Sophia McMeekin

Relax, unwind, and rejuvenate with an escape to one of the best day spas Brisbane/Meanjin has to offer. From the north to the south, specialised therapists work their magic, turning sore stressed bodies and minds into temples of zen, while already blissed-out peeps can skip the stress busters and indulge in some serious beautifying treatments.

We here at Urban List think it’s high time you carved out some space to de-stress and rejuvenate, so we did the hard yards and tested treatments all over town to come up with 10 of the best day spas in Brisbane, where you can switch off your phone, shut out the world and get glowing again.

Evergreen Spa Bathhouse And Massage 

12 Annerley Road, Woolloongabba

In need of a day of detoxing but not flush with coin right now? Evergreen Spa Bathhouse is Woolloongabba's new underground spa spot—and a visit will only set you back $25. There's no timed sessions here either, you can stay as long as you can handle sweating it out in the sauna, soaking in the hot spa and cooling off in the magnesium pool, with refreshing vitamin C showers to duck under when you're ready to leave, feeling as relaxed as you've ever been. This ones ladies only though, sorry boys, though you can keep an eye out for their couple's spa nights on Instagram.

Merse Wellness Spa

1904 Sandgate Rd, Virginia

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At Merse Wellness Spa, it’s not just the spas that will leave you feeling relaxed—the stunning interiors  and state-of-the-art facilities are an oasis of calm in themselves. Once you’ve had a long soak (or an invigorating contrast therapy session—you do you) you can hit the traditional and infrared suanas, magnesium float pools, compression therapy room or book in for a massage. There’s even a spray tanning booth and body contouring sessions on offer—because who says wellness is just about feeling good? 

Total Fusion Platinum Spa

8 Longland St, Newstead

If you’re a bit of a fitspo, then no doubt you’ve heard of Total Fusion, but did you know their TFP Spa is accessible for non-members too? Not only can you indulge in a classic massage or facial, you can book in for everything from contrast therapy in the steam room, sauna and cold plunge pool (with a stone reflexology walk in between) to cryotherapy, red light therapy, cellulite shockwave treatment, spray tannings, PRP therapy, IV lounge treatments and so, so much more. And for those with little ones, you can also make use of the TFP creche during your treatment. Book us the hell in.

Away Spa At W Brisbane 

81 N Quay, Brisbane City CBD

Away Spa inside W Brisbane is more than just a little bit luxe. It’s definitely a treat yourself kind of spot, but with facials, body scrubs and massages on the menu, why wouldn’t you? Pre or post-treatment you can make the most of the spa’s vitality pools, relaxation pods, rain showers, saunas and aromatherapy steam rooms (you will need to check for availability and reserve a time slot in advance).

Heavenly Spa At The Westin

111 Mary Street, Brisbane City CBD 

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If you’re looking for the ultimate girls day out in Brisbane, you’ve found it. While The Westin’s Heavenly Spa is a truly luxe experience on its own, with a sauna and a tranquil lounge area for post-massage or facial teas, it gets even better. Book any treatment and you get complimentary access to the hotel’s stunning pool, which has its own swim-up pool bar—for as long as you like. You can even add on a private high tea if you want to take things to the next level, but frankly, we’d be happy ordering post-facial cocktails by the pool all afternoon. It’s the Brisbane self-care hack you didn’t know you needed, and you’re welcome.

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Aquarius Health And Medispa

2/70D Mary Street, Brisbane CBD

Cosmetic and non-cosmetic beauty treatments, facials, massage, tanning, laser hair removal… you name it, this Brisbane day spa does it. Not just a spa, Aquarius is also a health club, with a fully equipped gym offering personal training services, 40-degree magnesium pool, sauna, and steam room, perfect for weary out-of-towners in need of a pick-me-up.

Petrichor Day Spa 

Level 3/48 Orchard Street, Hawthorne 

Literally hidden inside a gorgeous old Queenslander, this under-the-radar Brisbane day spa is all of your pampering fantasies, realised. The stunning décor and chilled vibes makes Petrichor the ideal spot to treat yourself, and their infamous Vichy Shower treatment is the way to do it.

Soak Bathouse 

Level 2/111 Boundary Street, West End 

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This stunning rooftop bathhouse features no fewer than seven spas, an indoor/outdoor warm mineral pool, sauna, steam room and cold plunge pool, making it just the place to wind down and engage in a little self-care, either for a one-off session or on the daily with one of their membership packages. You can also book massages, LED facials and time in the private infrared sauna if you need to level things up. 

KAILO Wellness Medispa

Level 1/48 James Street, Fortitude Valley

Located in James Street's iconic The Calile Hotel, you just know this one's going to be bougie. Pay KAILO a visit for skin and beauty treatments, massages, and spa and body treatments to reap the benefits of traditional wellness philosophies combined with the latest in world-class techniques and treatments in the organic space featuring reclaimed timber, stone and flowing water (all just a stone's throw from Hellenika).

Skin Spirit Day Spa

212 Cracknell Road, Tarragindi

Skin Spirit Day Spa is all about skincare (while nourishing your spirit, hence the name, der) Skin Spirit offers skin treatments, masks, massages, facials, waxing, and you can get your brows and eyelashes done while you’re there. It’s called multitasking, people.

Stephanie’s Spa Retreat

Various Locations 

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With two locations in Brisbane and several others in the surrounding SEQ, Stephanie’s is an award winning day spa offering so much more than just massages, facials and pedicures. The CBD location even has a steam temple (yes, temple) because you’re a goddess, goddamit, while the Cleveland location features something called a rain therapy cocooning waterfall—we don't know what it is but we want in. With men’s spa treatments also available, you can even bring the boyfie.

Healing Stone

Level 21/267 Grey Street, South Brisbane

Get your self-care on at Healing Stone located in the Emporium Hotel. With Japanese-style ganbanyoku, massages, facial acupoint and reflexology., this is one of the best day spas in Brisbane for an indulgent day out. If there's availability, you can also request to hit the Emporium Hotel rooftop pool for a dip after your treatment. 

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