If losing yourself to the sound of calming wind chimes or fluted music while having a hot-rock massage sounds like your idea of a relaxing holiday, then it may be time to visit one of the many destination spas in Tasmania.
Individuals and groups wanting to unwind with nature will find it difficult to look past the total body pampering that is offered at wellness clinics and retreats across the island state.
And with a range of different spas to choose from it is easy to find a venue that suits your unique needs.
The region has a long history of providing the best in healing treatments and alternative therapy, which dates back to the 1800s when the island made a name for itself as the 'sanatorium of the south'.
Hot spots to add to your itinerary include the Harmony Hill Wellness and Organic Spa Retreat in Margate, Hidden Cove Day Spa Retreat in Tinderbox (both a short distance from Hobart), Endota right downtown, Mud Club in Launceston, the Spa at Saffire, at Lost Farm – Barnbougle and the Waldheim Alpine Spa at Cradle Mountain Lodge … the last two forming a perfect ‘coast to alpine’ experience.
Depending on where you choose to go there is also the option of turning your treatment into a peaceful weekend getaway.
Busy mums juggling work pressures and family commitments can often be found taking some much needed R&R away from their routines.
An activity that is also a favourite at luxury spas, is brides looking for a quiet place to soak up and relax in the warmth of companionship of besties before the big day.
With other retreats located all over Tasmania, visitors can pass as much or as little time as they like having therapeutic beauty treatments.
A number of the spas are also eco-friendly, which means that you can feel good about indulging in valuable time away from the hassles of daily life while also helping the environment.