Now we love Echo Beach for our surf breaks, our market finds, sandy-footed sunset binnies and seafood buffet BBQs – but Tonic Spa has got us heading coast ways for something FAR more luxurious. Step off the dusty track on Padang Linjong and into Tonic Day Spa and Botanicals – Canggu’s very own slice of Palm Springs. Think pastel pink, turquoise and blue pantones, crisp white architecture, neon signage, flocks of flamboyant flamingos and of course – palm trees! Come for the day spa, stay for the insta-potential at this idyllic tropical oasis.
Now the preening and pampering possibilities are endless at Tonic – with a total of four individual treatment rooms, four couples rooms and two triple rooms for those girl gang getaways. Each gorgeous room is self-contained with its own private shower and AC. Our fave features? The massive deep terrazzo baths in the couples rooms, the sparkling eco-friendly turquoise floors (which are actually made from crushed Bintang bottles!) and the palm tree-printed walls. So. Damn. Cute!
Boasting a whole range of luxurious spa treatments – Tonic’s fusion of both modern and traditional techniques from a mix of different cultures makes them one of the more unique and diverse spas we’ve seen in Canggu. Botanical Herbal massage, Hot Stone Therapy and Indian Head Massage to name just a few that sound divine. Keen to try something a little different? Melt your stress away with the Bamboo Massage – combining traditional Swedish deep tissue massage with aroma oiled bamboo rods, for those extra tight knots and muscular tension. Choose from 60, 90 or 120 minutes of bliss. You’ll be rolled, kneaded, slid and tapped into a deep state of relaxation in no time!
Just after your regular maintenance? Easy. Choose from a range of hair treatments, deluxe manicures, full-body scrubs and facials – the options are endless. For something a little more special, may we recommend the Balinese Royal Treatment. Practiced in the palace since the 17th century, this regal experience takes place in the spacious couples spa suite at Tonic. Now we don’t always spend time pampering ourselves – but when we do, it’s for a solid 180 minutes of the absolute works. Living our best lives is our forte – and nothing says ladies of leisure quite like swanning around in matching palm tree robes, darling.
Featuring a Javanese Lulur – a traditional ritual that cleanses, softens and purifies the skin while relaxing the body and mind, this treatment was originally performed on the royal family or brides-to-be. A foot ritual begins this beautiful regime, followed by a Balinese massage, gentle body scrub, facial, botanical floral bath & nourishing full-body moisturise.
Eau natural beauties, this one’s for you. All of the products used at Tonic feature natural, organic ingredients – many of which are mixed in house! Think yoghurt and oatmeal scrub, a virgin coconut oil facial massage, a cucumber mask for calming and cooling and a turmeric & rice flour body scrub to slough away dead skin cells. Big ups to mother nature for making us our most polished, prettiest selves!
Can we just take a minute to discuss the floral bath. This giant tub is prepared with a herbal mix of lemongrass, lime, ginger and mint and then sprinkled with pink flowers. Our idea of heaven, basically. Sip on a pink vodka guava cocktail as you soak and splash to your heart’s content.
PSST: be careful not to skip the retail corner in your post-pamper blissed out state.. Shop Tonic’s own signature blend massage oil and a selection of Aussie made products from the likes of Thankyou Company and Palm Beach Collection (THE most delicious scented candles).
The next time you find yourself hot, sandy, sunburnt and bothered – ditch the beach and seek refuge at Tonic Day Spa & Botanicals. Your mind, body and soul will thank you for it!