SO/ SPA: So bright, so beautiful at SO/ Auckland


Auckland life is hectic. In between work life, social life and home life, where can you find a sanctuary to recover and relax? Or perhaps you don’t want to recover, but simply want a little help to look like you have.

Not to worry – Auckland’s newest luxury spa is bringing in the big guns (and potions) to answer all your beauty, wellness and relaxation prayers. SO/ SPA is the indulgent spa offering from Auckland’s latest and most lavish boutique hotel, SO/ Auckland, in downtown Auckland.

The menu is vast and unique, bringing innovative offerings like Himalayan detox therapy, Tibetan sound healing, chakra balancing and peeling chlorella masks.

Knowing that the spa experience is not a one-size-fits-all model, SO/ SPA has put together packages for every type of spa-goer, with a menu that is not yet available anywhere else in the world. Whether it’s been a big night and you want to pop in for a quick morning-after eye treatment to get you through the day, or you are ready to invest hours in your relaxation – SO/ SPA has this, that and everything in between.

There’s an Urban Detox Facial for the hectic city-dweller, a Renight Antioxidant Recovery Facial for the party goers, Body Strategist Therapies™ for those wanting to shape up, Immune Boosting sessions if you’re feeling low, and so much more. Massages, facials, wraps, peels, scrubs – the list is endless.

Treatments provide a delight for all the senses, with specifically designed playlists and aromatherapy oils adding to the serene environment. Whether you’re staying for 15 minutes or three hours, the SO/ SPA team will go above and beyond to make every moment count.

Continuing with the hotel’s inspiration of Auckland’s unique volcanic history, each room is named after a local crater. A Volcanic Stone Experience offers a deep massage using heated basalt stones in order to balance the mind and spirit.

SO/ SPA therapists are not only experts in the menu provided but offer collective expertise between them, including naturopathy, yoga and Chinese medicine. And there is no excuse not to have a little lunchtime treatment, with ‘off peak’ special prices on offer from Monday to Friday between 10am and 4pm.

If you’re lucky enough to be staying in the SO/ Auckland hotel, you don’t even have to leave your room. A Bath Butler (yes, butler!) will help you choose an in-room aromatherapy package to suit your needs.

SO/ SPA will be the first New Zealand stockist of Italian skincare brand Skin Regimen. This skincare range is specifically made with the modern lifestyle in mind, using modern plant chemistry formulas to counteract the effects of stress, pollution, lifestyle and ageing.

So, what’s not to love?