Sofitel's SoSpa Traveler Massage Is a Surefire Way to Beat Jet Lag
Last week, you came along with us as we explored the harbor-side property of Auckland's Sofitel Viaduct Harbour. Today, we're exploring the ways your body can explore...the spa.
Since New Zealand is really, really, really far away, one of the best ways to beat jet-lag is to head to the spa to work out your sore and fatigued muscles. Not surprisingly, this Sofitel's SoSpa has developed a massage specifically for weary travelers.
Before we get into the serenity of the treatment, we should let you know that the Sofitel's spas are re-branding to SoSpa as an extension of the luxurious and trendy brand, Sofitel So. (Coincidentally, Auckland will get its own Sofitel So hotel next year.) But in the meantime, the Sofitel Viaduct Harbour is still Auckland's first SoSpa and better yet, it still has the new-spa smell since it opened its doors just a few months back.
Tucked away in a back corner of the hotel and utilizing two floors, the spa is a the center of all things rejuvenation with cool blue colors, dark woods and Kiwi design elements. Upon check-in guests are greeted and allowed to change in separate change-rooms then treated to some fruit-infused mineral water. After a few sips, we also got to choose the scented essential oil that we would tickle our olfactory glands during the massage.
The massage was much needed for our sore body after a long flight as the treatment focuses on muscles that are usually aggravated by sitting for long time such as the calves, lower back, and upper shoulders. Coupled with relaxing music while settling in on a memory foam mattress, we could have spent the night on the bed. While we couldn't do that, we could try out the spa's recently added relaxation loungers just outside the rooms. There we sipped on some herbal tea and relaxed under a down comforter.
There might be no better way to beat travel related tension and it hit just the spot.
Roses not always included
[Photos: Sofitel Viaduct Harbour]