On a cold, rainy Monday night I was tired, stressed, a bit achy and just wanted to go straight home to bed after work, but then I remembered I had booked into Spring Spa Wellington for a much needed 30 minute neck, back and shoulder massage and suddenly my evening was looking up.
I had previously been to Spring Spa for a Bliss Instant Radiance Oxygen Pod & Facial which was amazing. My skin literally glowed for days (highly recommend) but this was the first time I had gone for a massage here. I like to think of Spring Spa as East Day Spa’s younger, more minimalistic sister. It was created by the owner of East Day Spa and is more affordable, which I love. You instantly feel at ease when you walk in due to the Scandinavian type interior styling with open plan spaces (for pedicures with your friends) polished concrete floors, natural wood and pops of colour. They also sell Bliss products which can be pretty hard to get your hands on in New Zealand so another big tick from me.
When I arrived my beauty therapist was running a little late so after I was greeted I was given a glass of chilled water and waited with the latest copy of Cuisine Magazine (I love it when places have the current issue of magazines, small thing but it impresses me!) After about 10 minutes my therapist Maria arrived and greeted me with a big smile and led me up the stairs to one of the pods. The rooms are quite small but they carry that minimalistic theme and make you feel very calm. They have a cute wooden block to put your bag/coat/scarf/millions of layers and a mirror to make sure you don’t leave the spa looking like a hot mess after your treatment.
Maria left the room while I undressed and got under the blankets. When she returned the lights were dimmed and relaxing music piped through the speakers. Maria started to work her magic starting with a pressure point type massage on my spine/shoulders – I felt my tense muscles instantly start to relax. The next 25 minutes were a bit of a blur as I totally blissed out but I do remember Maria working on my tense neck muscles (ouch!) and the knots in my shoulders (double ouch) yes it hurt, but it had to be done. By the time she had finished working on those areas it wasn’t painful anymore and I felt a million times better and she kept checking the pressure was ok which was lovely. I also remember hot towels being pressed down on my back at the end of the massage (to help remove the excess massage oil possibly?) and it was the most comforting, warming thing ever- such a nice way to finish a massage. I was disappointed when Maria announced the massage was over (could it not go on forever?) but at the same time I knew I felt way better than when I had walked in. Maria encouraged me to drink some water and take my time getting up.
I left the spa in a blissed out state, went home, drunk a bunch of water, went to bed early and had the most amazing deep sleep. I know my body was very thankful for the magical massage from Maria! I am eyeing up the Bliss Peeling Groovy Pod Facial as my next treatment to try.
Spring Spa is located in Auckland, Wellington, Queenstown and Bali. I visited Spring Spa Wellington Corner Tory and Jessie Street. For a 30 minute Spring Signature Pod Massage it was $50.