I was lucky enough to find myself in stunning Queenstown this past weekend – I swear it’s like looking at a chocolate box photo every corner you turn – and spent a wonderful hour at the newly opened Spring Foot Spa.
Spring is the stroke of genius of the always-charming and ridiculously clever Ina Bajaj, the creator of the world-renowned East Day Spa. So despite the fact that they are quite a different beauty destination to East, they provide the same high standards of treatment and superior levels of service East is famous for, but with what they call “a Spring spin”.
Even my therapist – Ketut – was a face I knew from East at SKYCITY Grand, and from the minute I sat down for their signature treatment I knew I was in good hands.
As the name suggests, feet are the main focus at Spring, and they offer everything from massage to reflexology and pedicures - as well as a whole bunch of add-on's so you can customise your treatment to your needs. They also offer stellar manicures, threading and waxing as well as packages to remedy your jetlag or help you recover from a hard day on the slopes, and Snowberry facials that sound seriously good.
My signature treatment involved a foot soak and scrub and then 30 minutes of reflexology followed by a 30 minute neck and shoulder massage, finishing with tea and a good five minutes of blissing out! I also had an oxygen treatment while having my feet massaged, and an iPad to play with so I could check my emails if need be. They encourage a social atmosphere with groups more than welcome, or you can draw your curtains and zen out by yourself. They even provide in-room treatments at your hotel, if you're not in the mood to talk to a soul – love that!
Open seven days, Spring is also a worthy stop for a bit of retail therapy – I left with a tube of my favourite BLISS body butter and had to stop myself from grabbing more. In fact, I only found one thing wrong with Spring, and that’s the fact that it isn’t five minutes’ walk from my house in Ponsonby! Ina if you’re reading this – please fix that!
If you’re in Queenstown however then I sincerely recommend you pop into this haven at least once. Spring Foot Spa is on the corner of Earl Street and Church Lane, and you can check out their menu of treats here.Tweet