12 Spas in Christchurch to Have a Spa-rty and Indulge Yourself!

While Christchurch is known for its pristine rivers, mountain treks and adventure sports, and the majestic natural beauty - there are other little-known however intriguing aspects to its travel industry, for example, its spas. The spas in Christchurch offer a delightful experience and reinvigorate your body. There are a variety of spas offering unique hot pools and mud baths making it a memorable experience.

The beautiful landscape of Christchurch is the ideal setting to absorb a hot pool or appreciate a spa treatment. After a long day filled with adventure, hiking and trekking, relax at the world-renowned spas in Christchurch and hot pools amidst a forest setting with scenic surroundings of snow-capped mountains.

Listed below are 12 best spas in Christchurch:

1. Tekapo Springs: 

Located at the base of Mount John, this spa lies amidst the Lake Tekapo giving outstanding spectacles of the lake and the mountains beyond. At the core of our complex are three hot pools, an Aqua Play Area for children with two cooler pools. Steam and sauna rooms are situated close to the hot pools. The dazzling view of the lake, mountain and forest is complemented by the surrounding local alpines and trees. Our lovely Glacial Day Spa facing the pool and the on-site cafe is situated to take in the lovely scenery, with indoor and outdoor eating facilities. In winters, ice skate on our picturesque, open-air arena or take an exciting ride on our snow tube. In summer, relax in the cooler pools! With its amazing blend of unwinding and amusement, Tekapo Springs is a must-do activity for all travellers, giving an exceptional experience to them.                                                                              
Glacial Day Spa: NZD 110 - NZD 190 for 1 hour
Hot Pools: NZD 24 - NZD 144

2. Lotus at Siam Thai Day Spa:

This is one of the most luxurious spas in Christchurch, situated in Cashmere, helps you explore new ways to invigorate your body and makes you fall in love with massages. It is an extremely private spa having experienced Thai therapists who provide a range of massage and relaxing treatments like Royal Thai massages, couple massages, ELEMIS facials, and aromatherapy. It is situated nearby the award-winning Swan Lake Gardens and allows you to truly refresh yourself.

Royal Thai Massage: NZD 359                   
Aromatherapy: NZD 146                   
ELEMIS Facial: NZD 244 - NZD 268
Hanmer Springs Spa

3. Hanmer Springs:

Set on the foothills of the Southern Alps, this spa lies in the heart of the Hanmer Village, surrounded by mountains and forests. The setting itself is therapeutic and with professional spa therapists, this place becomes a paradise for relaxation. It provides various kinds of massages ranging from body therapies to hot basalt stone massages. Besides massages, it is also equipped with a variety of pools, including warm rock pools, calming sulphur pools, a range of water jets and air pockets - all at different temperatures. It is the best place to get childish, with an activity pool, waterway, water slides, picnic areas and the Tea Kiosk Cafe and Grill. Put simply - the best spot for you.
Body Massage(One person): NZD 50 - NZD 155                   
Couple Massages: NZD 220 - NZD 320                   
Hot Basalt Stone Massage: NZD 130 - NZD 155                   
For waterslides and hot pools: NZD 35

4. Moss Spa: 

Located at the city's centre, this spa ensures that you forget the stress of your daily life and drift away into a relaxed state of mind. Begin with a full-body aromatic massage with their specially made balm using organic beeswax and quality essential oils, followed by a facial and a manicure/pedicure according to your wish. Although a new one, it is already one of the best spas in Christchurch.

Full Body Massage(1 hour): NZD 140                   
Half Body Massage(30 minutes): NZD 85                   
Couple Massages(1 hour): NZD 270

5. Forme Spa & Wellbeing:

Get rejuvenated and relaxed at the ravishing Forme Spa. Situated in the heart of the city and a thousand miles away from stress, it is known for its facials and face massages. Ranging from whole day spa packages to waxing, manicures, pedicures to body scrubs and wraps, you can choose from there variety of packages. Venture inside and make the most of your time there!    
Day Spa packages: NZD 195 - NZD 369                   
Facials: NZD 85 - NZD 175                   
Massages: NZD 20 - NZD 299                   
Manicures and Pedicures: NZD 15 - NZD 119
Hot Stone therapy

6. Essence Massage and Body Works:

Located only 2.5 kilometres from the city's centre, this is a locally-owned spa in Christchurch that is known for having knowledgeable and experienced massage therapists. A little consultation before each meeting guarantees you are getting the best treatment, bringing about the best outcomes for you. They have a variety of services besides usual massages, like hot stone therapy, pregnancy massage, restorative massage and therapeutic cupping massage. They also have two special massages - Swedish Relaxation Massage and Traditional Thai Yoga Massage. The best thing about this spa is that they offer amazing services at reasonable prices.  
COST(for 1 hour):
Back and Shoulder massage: NZD 90                                   
Hot stone therapy: NZD 100
Restorative massage: NZD 90                                     
Swedish Relaxation massage: NZD 90                                   
Thai Yoga massage: NZD 100
Endless Pool

7. Hot Spring Spas:

Hot spring spas in Christchurch have transformed hydrotherapy. The spa pools are specially designed for the best massage experience. Warm water gushes out of their premium quality moving water jets that move along the length of your back. Water pressure can be altered according to one's wish. It helps to ease backaches, muscle tension, etc. and reinvigorates your body. This unique massage is exclusively available only in Hot Spring spas. They also have the one-of-a-kind hydraulically powered Endless Pool and an underwater treadmill so that you can have a fun workout too!

COST: NZD 3000 - NZD 16000 

8. Nicola Quinn Day Spa: 

Spoil yourself with this day spa's relaxing therapies ranging from massage to beauty and skin treatments. They offer tailored facials, body therapies, anti-ageing massages and also sell skin care products. Go ahead and have some 'me' time and relax.
Facials: NZD 119 - NZD 149                   
Body Therapies: NZD 99 - NZD 199                   
Skin tightening: NZD 199 - NZD 299
Infrared Sauna

9. Gloucester Cottage:

This day spa offers a variety of treatments for both men and women like hot stone massages. Herbal ball massage, infrared sauna, spray tans and escape packages. Established for over 20 years, it has a professional and knowledgeable team who provide the most relaxing and comfortable experience. Prices here are very reasonable, in fact, they offer a 10% discount to students and senior citizens. So, if you are tight on budget but want to experience this, go on and visit this place.

Facials: NZD 55 - NZD 125                 
Infrared Sauna: NZD 20 - NZD 200                 
Massage: NZD 50 - NZD 130                 
Escape package: NZD 30 - NZD 230

10. Casa Bella Beauty and Massage:

Unwind and relax at this skin specialist spa in Christchurch who provide treatments which are personally tailored to the needs of the customer. Enjoy the aromatherapy with a unique massage technique which helps to reduce stress, relieve shoulder pain and muscle fatigue. Rejuvenate your skin by visiting this centrally located spa at Saint Albans.

Cost: NZD 59 - NZD 139

11. Jouvence Day Spa:

Located at Merivale, it is New Zealand’s longest-standing spa, running since 1973. It expertises in both classical and contemporary treatments because of which it is highly respected in this field. They provide quality skin and body treatments along with massages and facials and also Digi-esthetic and relaxation programmes. They have partnered with Bernard Cassiere and Sothys in Paris to provide the best skin care products to the customers.

Facials: NZD 100 - NZD 255                 
Massages: NZD 95 - NZD 135                 
Spa: NZD 99

12. Champs Elysees Day Spa:

An award-winning spa, it is your haven for everything luxurious, spoiling and unwinding. With seven large therapy suites and a relaxation lounge, they have a huge array of treatments to choose from. Located in Merivale, it is a one-stop destination for incredible massages, beauty and spa treatments, and luxury gifts. 

Facials: NZD 135 - NZD 165                 
Massages: NZD 135 - NZD 150                 
Luxury spa packages: NZD 225 - NZD 745 (depending upon the duration).
Although these are some of the best spas in Christchurch, the list can go on as there are many good spas situated in the city. Go on, take a refreshing break and revitalise your body!

This post was published by Vidushi Nigam

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