There’s no denying 2021 has been a tough year.

So what better time to treat yourself, or a loved one, to a relaxing and rejuvenating massage. It’s a tough gig, but we’ve gone out and sampled some of the finest massages in the region, here’s our pick of the bunch.

Shizuka Ryokan

Shiatsu is a deeply relaxing and energising treatment combining point release, deep massage and stretches. With its roots in traditional Chinese medicine, shiatsu aims to promote the flow of vital energy. Shizuka Ryokan’s Shiatsu Massage not only eases aching muscles, it also increases vitality and relieves fatigue, it’s the perfect complement to a stay at this Hepburn Springs based traditional Japanese retreat.


In the heart of Kyneton, Maiaveda offers authentic Ayurvedic spa therapies – an ancient and holistic healing system. Their Signature Massage experience is nothing short of divine, tailored specifically for the individual’s holistic needs. This choreographed warm herbal oil massage is designed to bring sustenance to the tissues, deep relaxation to the muscles and calmness to the mind.

Macedon Ranges Hotel & Spa

The Top to Toe Relaxation Massage at Macedon Ranges Hotel & Spa is designed to relax both the mind and body with the use of gentle, rhythmic strokes that help to ease tension, while also stimulating lymphatic circulation. The massage is followed by a mini facial that is sure to leave you glowing.

EKO Spa Daylesford

EKO’s signature Restore Massage is the ultimate relaxation experience and offers total mind and body rejuvenation. It begins with a foot soak, cleanse, exfoliation and massage of your feet, allowing you to unwind before your treatment begins. This is followed by a Swedish inspired full body massage, before ending with a heavenly scalp massage.

Daylesford Day Spa & Beauty

Be taken on a journey of pure relaxation with a Relaxation Hot Stone Massage at Daylesford Day Spa & Beauty. This massage will melt away your everyday stresses and worries by getting deep into your muscles, encouraging them to soften and release. A truly heavenly experience.

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Madeleine is the PR manager at Daylesford Macedon Tourism and the editor of Daylesford Macedon Life magazine. A Woodend local, she loves getting out and about meeting with tourism operators and helping to spread the word about the many amazing things to do in the region. On the weekends, Madeleine can be found exploring the region with her three young kids in tow.