Set on the exquisite Mornington Peninsula, this luxurious retreat offers 31 bathing pools and an extensive treatment menu.
Australia’s spa landscape is about to receive a decadent new addition with the opening of Alba Thermal Springs & Spa for spring 2022. Situated on Victoria’s breathtaking Mornington Peninsula, this exquisite new venue boasts a selection of indoor, open-air and outdoor hydrothermal pools.
Alba’s opening is eagerly awaited and potential guests have been avidly following social media for updates. As soon as the Alba website went live in April – and ahead of the official launch – bookings were being received. In fact, 16 bookings were made via the portal in its first 48 hours.
“A visit to Alba is not just about relaxation and indulgence. Thermal springs bathing offers well-researched health benefits for the body, as well as the soul. Recent research has shown that hydro-thermal therapies, such as ours, may reduce the risk of chronic disease, and boost the immune system,” says Alba Thermal Springs and Spa Director, Sonja Sorich in a media release.
“Naturally occurring thermal water has many health-enhancing properties, and bathing encourages connection to nature, to oneself and to others when enjoyed as a social experience. Soaking away aches and pains, calming the mind, and simply taking ‘time out’ is the greatest gift we can give to ourselves and others,” continues Sonja.
With everything from full-day self-care and wellness immersions to restorative half-day rituals, Alba Thermal Springs & Spa has a selection of experiences to suit every taste. Treatments are centred around the healing powers of thermal spring water and guests can indulge in everything from full exfoliations and massages to regenerative facials with innovative skincare products from spa partner, Vanessa Megan.
Alba Thermal Springs & Spa features 22 spa suites with options for singles or couples. Within the suites, you’ll find steam rooms, thermal Vichy showers, private bathtubs, and calm treatment rooms. Across the grounds lie 31 bathing setups of varying sizes and styles including geothermal pools, cold plunge pools and herbal-infused botanical pools.
For group bookings, along with manicure and pedicure treatments, the Sol Lounge offers a warm, inviting space. To make the most of the location’s extensive native garden views and water features, a spacious relaxation area has been thoughtfully designed across the mezzanine level of the main spa building.
Treatment menu preview
Here’s a sneak peek of the soon-to-be offered treatment menu that Alba Thermal Springs & Spa has kindly shared with SPA+CLINIC.
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 and hydrating treatment follow. While resting, a facial is provided with five different levels of cleansing, aromatic infusions, elixirs, balms and double mask treatment. Hair, scalp and feet are also pampered.
The Shoreham: Eight hours of top-to-toe holistic therapies for individuals, couples, or small groups. Forming the cornerstone of this one-day package is thermal spring bathing, Vichy shower immersion, Vedic Warrior deep tissue massage, signature Alba Alchemy Facial, Marma Manicure, and Padhabyhangha Pedicure – all using Ayurvedic products by Aika True Wellness. Also included is lunch or dinner at ‘Thyme’ – a culinary program by renowned Melbourne chef, Karen Martini.
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