In the era of Burnout, Text Neck and iPhone Thumb, massages are an essential part of self-care these days.
From remedial and relaxing to hot stone and pregnancy massage, here's where to head for one of the Sunshine Coast’s best massages. Let bliss ensue.
Hidden in Maleny among lush rainforest, Spa Anise at Spicers Tamarind Retreat is the ultimate relaxation destination and home to one of the best massages on the Sunshine Coast. Every treatment begins with a welcome drink and a signature foot bath ritual using aromatic oils, and with a spa menu boasting remedial, relaxation, hot stone and pregnancy massage, the incredible team have all your needs covered. To make the most of the facilities, we recommend booked a Day Spa Sampler, where you’ll get to enjoy the Hydrotherapy Room—featuring a steam room, mineralised spa pool and rainfall shower—followed by a 60-minute aromatherapy massage.
Dying to holiday in Bali and relax by the pool with a massage? Save money on those flights to Indonesia and instead, book in a visit to Ikatan Day Spa, just minutes from Noosa. The true definition of a luxury destination spa, this tropical oasis is renowned for giving some of the Sunshine Coast’s best massages. Clear your schedule and lock in a 90-minute Balinese Massage—a signature treatment where a unique blend of stretching, long flowing strokes and forearm moves by your therapist, will slowly ease stress from your body.
If your idea of relaxation consists of not leaving your own home or hotel room, then you need to get Ripple on speed-dial. Professional therapists will come to you, creating an in-home spa experience, complete with a massage table, portable towel warmer, and all the oils and potions needed to send you into a state of bliss. From relaxation and deep tissue, to reflexology and a cowrie sea shell massage, whatever experience you’re chasing, Ripple will bring it to you.
A short stroll from Hastings Street and big enough to accommodate group treatments, Stephanies offers a spa menu that’s dripping with decadence. It’ll be difficult to decide where to start, but we recommend the Hot Stone Crystal Massage. This indulgent treatment spans over 1.5 hours, and begins with foot exfoliation and skin brushing, before things turn really special with ancient techniques using warm volcanic Basalt stones. The massage ends with Chakra crystals being placed on your body, helping to restore balance.
A visit to Salt Caves will have you back on track in no time. A two-in-one kind of treatment for holistic health lovers, you’ll benefit from the natural healing properties gained from spending time in a tranquil salt room, at the same time as enjoying a deeply relaxing massage. Whether you choose remedial, relaxation, aromatherapy or magnesium, you can be rest assured knowing you’re about to experience one of the best massages on the Sunshine Coast.
Noosa Heads and Maroochydore
A few hours cocooned within the soothing walls of Endota Spa will have you back on track in no time. With one of the most recognisable names in the industry and two locations across the region—Noosa and Maroochydore—you’re always within easy reach of the Sunshine Coast’s best massages. This modern, full-service spa offers clients a momentary escape from their hectic daily lives with essential massages, including soothing hot stone massage, pregnancy massage, remedial massage and more. Or, spoil yourself with a tailored package complete with foot soaks, organic facials and detoxifying body wraps.
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