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Escaping Winter

Written by Margo Berryman

The Spa at Millbrook’s 90-minute seasonal spa packages are tailormade for the Queenstown winter environment and are a combination of nurturing, warm and nourishing treatments.

“The Winter Escape is the perfect solution for visiting skiers wanting a down day, or locals in need of some nurturing ‘me’ time.” says Millbrook’s Spa and Fitness manager Michelle Batchelor.

“Designed to be deeply relaxing yet reinvigorating the treatment starts with a gentle dry body brush exfoliation, followed by a hot stone back and leg massage, a warm nourishing milk mask for hands and feet, revitalising hot stone placement and finally a face and scalp massage.”

All treatments at The Spa begin with an aromatic welcome ritual in the luxurious relaxation rooms – the package also includes free use of the resort’s gym and pool facilities.

“Before coming for a spa treatment you can take part in a yoga or Pilates session or one of our new Barré Warrior classes,” she says. “Visitors are also welcome to utilise the pool and sauna before or after a spa treatment. We really want people to make a day of it at Millbrook.”

The picturesque walk across a rustic wooden bridge from Millbrook’s fitness centre to The Spa is a bonus. Set in the resort’s spectacular location The Spa is a stand out facility catering to inhouse guests, Country Club members and visitorsoffering a tranquil and indulgent experience.

The Spa is one of only a handful of spas in New Zealand to offer the Vichy Hydro Bliss treatment. Considered to be the ultimate in spa treatments it involves water therapy on a bespoke cedar wood table and a full body massage simultaneously.

“The treatment is designed to increase circulation, hydrate the skin and soothe the nervous system” says Michelle. “The Vichy and one of our new Biotec facials are right up there as far as the ultimate pampering goes.”

The Spa has recently introduced Elemis Biotec facials combining the latest bio electric technology with touch and powerful plant-based activators which claim to “switch your skin back on”.

“Whether it is fine lines, skin firming or a blemish or two you want removed, one of our therapists can customise a Biotec facial for individual clients,” says Michelle, “plus there’s a Super Charge Facial designed specifically for men.”

Michelle encourages residents and visitors to the area to take advantage of the up-to-the-minute treatments The Spa offers. “We pride ourselves on providing a welcoming and tranquil space where you can escape the world for a while.”

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Margo Berryman