When the going gets tough, the tough (in this case you, the frazzled bride-to-be) get going…straight to a day spa! Ambient music, blissful aromatic oils, and always-fantastic fruit platters – what better way to forget about table settings, menu plans, and where to seat your fussy Aunt Flo than in such an oasis of tranquility? You’ll be amazed at what just a couple of hours of Indian rain therapy and multiple-hand-massage can do to soothe that burgeoning Bridezilla in you. And when you factor in comments from celebrities like Jennifer Aniston and Miranda Kerr, who say that pampering holds the key to looking good on camera, it’s pretty much a given that it’s also the secret to looking your absolute best come your wedding day.
For some serious pre-nuptial pampering, revive your mind, body and spirit at one of these top spa picks:
Observatory Hotel Spa
One of the most spectacular spas in Sydney, here you can nourish your inner goddess with sought after skin technology from La Prairie, whose signature treatments are exclusive to this luxury hotel. They’re guaranteed to transport you to destination nirvana.
Victoria Chuan Spa
Five-star spa with an alternative edge is the best way to describe this mecca of Zen. Their menu has been designed to fit the beliefs of both traditional Chinese medicine and the five elements - metal, wood, fire, earth and fire. Head here for a top-to-toe ‘Wedding Wonderland’ pamper session which incorporates three hours of body exfoliation, hair mask, collagen facial and hand and foot treatments.
With convenient locations in all states, Endota spas offer a range of specialist treatments using 100 per cent natural skincare products. You’ll float out of one of their stylish boutique salons (literally!) after experiencing ‘Lay Day’ - five hours of decadently relaxing scrubbing, soaking and massage, as well as a pedicure, facial and a delicious healthy lunch.