While many guests will purposefully seek out the regenerative properties of water, others will bask in the peaceful pleasure of nurturing treatments. Guests can, for example, surrender to three hours of self-love and acceptance with the ‘Anahata Ritual’. An hour of bathing in the thermal springs is followed by a smoothing silk glove exfoliation and a warm body mask infused with sandalwood, rose and jasmine to soften and purify the skin. A luxurious full body massage with Coco Blossom Balm follows, before you are gently cocooned for deep hydration into the skin. While resting, the face is lavished with five different levels of cleansing, aromatic infusions, elixirs, balms and a double mask treatment to instil loving nourishment into the skin. Hair, scalp and feet also receive a treat, leaving guests with the indelible memory of having visited Alba.
A full-day package, such as ‘The Shoreham’, allows Alba’s expert team to deliver eight hours of top-to-toe holistic therapies while guests luxuriate in the spa’s serene surrounds and world-class facilities. Including lunch or dinner at ‘Thyme’ – with its culinary program created by well-known Melbourne chef, Karen Martini. These one-day programs provide rest and rejuvenation to individuals, couples, and small groups. Springs bathing, an Ancient Immersion under a Vichy shower, a Vedic Warrior deep tissue massage, the signature Alba Alchemy Facial, Marma Manicure and Padhabyhangha Pedicure – all using Ayurvedic products by Aika True Wellness – are also part of this package.
Another option available to guests is to combine an hour of thermal bathing with a two hour Fire & Frost Facial for supernatural cell regeneration. This dynamic, one hundred per cent natural skin resurfacing treatment uses potent ingredients from nature and extreme polar temperatures to achieve immediate and lasting results. Using spa partner Vanessa Megan’s award-winning Cryō Ice Cube serum, skin is rapidly cooled, flooding the cells with nutrient rich ingredients known to repair and hydrate.
“We have spent many months crafting a very special spa menu to complement the health enhancing benefits of thermal bathing. There are restorative rituals, massage and facial therapies, hammam and vichy experiences, body scrubs and wraps, manicures, pedicures and more. Our intention was to create a destination spa that provides multi-sensory journeys that enrich and transform in the most indulgent of ways,” Sonja said.
Located at Fingal, an hour drive from Melbourne, Alba Thermal Springs & Spa offers 22 single and or double spa suites encompassing dark steam rooms, thermal Vichy showers, private bath tubs and calm treatment rooms. The Sol Lounge provides a separate space for group bookings and manicure and pedicure treatments, while a spacious relaxation area on the mezzanine level of the main spa building captures the view over the extensive native gardens and water features. Throughout the landscaped grounds, Alba offers 31 elegant bathing pools of varying sizes – geothermal pools, cold plunge pools and herbal-infused botanical pools – and is dedicated to respecting the natural environment.