CHI, The Spa, Shangri-La hotel: Sydney
The treatments at CHI are inspired by traditional Asian healing philosophies based on the belief that ‘chi’, the life force responsible for well-being and vitality, must flow freely through the body to ensure good health. An exquisite and serene space, CHI also features Australian healing techniques using botanical ingredients indigenous to the region, including lemon myrtle and eucalyptus.
Health and wellbeing are fundamental to Carlisle Bay’s philosophy and the Blue Spa is renowned for its tailored approach. Choose from a wide range of body treatments, massages (deep tissue, hot stone and Swedish) and facials. The pavilion in the garden hosts regular yoga and Pilates classes and there’s even a juice bar on site – try a ginger and cinnamon elixir for a refreshing lift.
The Shambhala Retreat offers a holistic approach to wellbeing and healthy lifestyle. Resident experts include a yoga teacher, Ayurvedic doctor and nutritionist for a completely immersive experience. Asian-inspired treatments range from various massages, pampering facial masks and baths to restorative body care.
Inspired by nature and classic colonial charm, The Spa sits within a tropical lush paradise fragrant with the scent of flowers. Body treatments use plants, herbs and fruits from the island, and treatment rooms have private patio gardens.
Enjoy sweeping sea views and the gentle sounds of the Indian Ocean as you relax on idyllic sandy shores. Spa by ESPA treatments are based on Ayurvedic medicine and therapists are trained both in ancient healing philosophies and modern-day sciences. The Sun Spa prepares your body for sun bathing and provides expert guidance on your skin type, offers you skin-matched products and has therapists on hand to reapply sun lotion during the day.