Peninsula Hot Springs
Inspired by the recent Global Spa and Wellness Summit held in Morocco, four Victorian spas have collaborated to offer a month long celebration of spa treatments in October. Across Victoria, relaxation seekers can experience Turkish bathing practices and be pampered with traditional techniques.
Melbourne – Victoria’s creative, exciting city centre.
Relax at Aurora in a private steam room. Visitors can choose from the signature Kitya Karnu or Guku Cocoon treatments. The later is a luxurious honey body treatment, where the body is exfoliated and cleansed followed by the soothing sensation of being smothered in honey. Those enjoying a signature treatment in October will also receive a complimentary Olive Leaf hair masque. 2 Acland St, St Kilda +61 3 9536 1130
Daylesford – premium spa village with country style.
The Royal Moroccan Indulgence will have visitors feeling like royalty, starting with a 30 minute mineral bath with milk and rose petals. This is followed by a 90 minute full body massage with warm Argan oil. Visitors can also sample a Hammam experience in a private steam room. A therapist provides Moroccan products and instructions on the traditional techniques. Mineral Springs Reserve Road, Hepburn Springs. +61 3 5321 6000
Mornington Peninsula – endless beaches and elegant seaside villages.
At the Peninsula Hot Springs the dome-shaped Hammam, or Turkish steam bath, offers all the warmth and atmosphere of a traditional experience. It uses steam and heat to help the body open pores and release toxins. Visitors can enjoy a 60 minute Moroccan Steam Treatment package which includes an olive soap wash, full body exfoliation, mud cocoon and warm Argan oil scalp massage to cleanse, detoxify and relax. Traditional techniques provide an authentic experience. Groups can choose a 60 minute full body kodo massage or mikiri facial, or a 60 minute therapist assisted Haman experience. Springs Lane, Fingal +61 3 5950 8777
Great Ocean Road – where dramatic coastline meets surf culture.
The Moroccan Hammam Ritual is delivered in the spa’s exclusive steam room featuring marble benches, aromatherapy and mist showers. The treatment begins with cleansing the skin using a traditional ‘kessa’ glove, before the body is covered in a detoxifying Rhassoul clay blend with rosewater to cleanse and purify the skin. Or choose the Moroccan Body Indulgence package and feel the tension melt away while relaxing in a cocooned heated wrap. 1 Great Ocean Road, Torquay +61 3 5261 1685