Massage and wellness New Zealand
People are always looking for ways to escape the monotony of everyday life and Rotorua, with its abundance of spa treatment centres, is the ideal place in which to do so.
Nicknamed Nature’s Spa of the South Pacific, this is a region that knows how to spoil its visitors. Soak in the healing waters of a hot spring, unwind with a therapeutic spa or massage, or ease aches and pains with a mud wrap. Mud is sourced from local geothermal resorts and allows local spa therapy centres and therapeutic thermal pools to provide a unique service. Maori massages are also available and this is a unique way to experience New Zealand’s culture, history and traditions.
Rejuvenating spa therapies spring from Rotorua’s thermal activity and there is an extensive range on offer, from a decadent soak in the velvety waters of a thermal pool to a blissful spa or massage, or a mud wrap that leaves your skin feeling silky smooth. Rotorua’s wellness centres are among the best day spas New Zealand can offer.
In 1908 Rotorua’s Bath House, now home to the city’s museum, opened as a therapeutic spa centre named the Great South Seas Spa. One of Rotorua’s first colonial buildings, it was purpose-built as a therapy centre; a place for people to visit to ease their aches and pains.
People from all over the world did just that, eager to experience natural health in New Zealand.
The range of massage therapies now available in Rotorua is extensive, offering something for everyone whatever their requirements.
Aix massage treatments, which combine massage with jets of thermal water for a truly relaxing experience, are popular. Visitors can also try exciting contemporary treatments, such as Lithos, Watsu and Traditional Maori Massage (includes Romiromi and Mirimiri and Hot Stone Mirimiri).
Spa therapies such as this are just the ticket after a long day sightseeing or mountain biking New Zealand’s best trails.
Combine your spa treatments with a stay in a New Zealand lodge; some of Rotorua’s luxury hotels also offer spa treatments. People coming to Rotorua for spa therapies are guaranteed a unique healing experience.