Stress often takes its toll on our bodies in ways we don’t always realise when we’ve been trying to keep calm and carry on for so long. Whether you’re after a calming Swedish or deep-tissue, up-tight and tired bodies can benefit from all manner of massages — as well as the luxury of booking into a serene spa at long last.
The 2021 Denizen Everyday Heroes saw over 12,000 votes cast in support of local businesses, with the aim of shining a light on the people and places whose services make each day better. Here is Auckland’s favourite massage therapist, and honourable mentions, as voted by our blissed-out readers.
MOST VOTED: Indriana Rassi, East Day Spa
The award-winning East Day Spa sets out to exceed the expectations of its guests with each tailored treatment. After an initial consultation in the luxury lounge — hot tea in hand — you will feel ready to relax. The extensive massage menu includes Shanti, Veda, and traditional Chinese reflexology in its tranquil rooms. Leading therapist Indriana Rassi is known for having the just-right touch.
HONOURABLE MENTION: Agung Suparmimi, Spring Spa St Heliers
Offering an innovative blend of East-meets-West within a peaceful environment, Spring Spa offers signature, hot stone and Balinese massages for when you want to truly unwind. Agung Suparmimi at the St Heliers haven has a loyal following.
HONOURABLE MENTION: Diana Phillips, The Spa at Park Hyatt
An intimate sanctuary of calm on the water’s edge, The Spa at Park Hyatt tailors each massage and ritual treatment for a holistic sensory journey for the body and mind. Ask for Diana Phillips and your sore muscles won’t be disappointed.
The best of the rest…
Sara De Jong, Tonic Room
Sammy Harper, Harper Therapy
Aya Artini, Spring Spa Ponsonby
Esther Laverick, Forme Spa Mt Eden
Aly Sobal, Skinography
Lucy Suttor, Nicetouch
Richenda Rowe, Body Form Ponsonby
Nicky Watkins, My Beauty Room
Andrea Scheschowitsch, Release and Unwind Therapeutic Massage
Renata Mattos, Azalea Urban Spa
Ollie Ponman, Golden Fingers
Graham Smith, Move to Live
Lukas Nowicki, The Holistic Health Corner