Spoil yourself in Christchurch Lotus at Siam Thai Day Spa

A business trip to Christchurch prompted me to visit the award-winning spa I’ve been hearing so much about. And, as I thought, it definitely did not disappoint.


Just a 15-minute drive from the heart of the Christchurch CBD in peaceful Cashmere is Lotus at Siam Thai Day Spa, owned by Duncan and Jeerana Laing, a motivated couple passionate about luxury and relaxation.


Turning into the driveway and seeing the beautiful multi-award-winning Swan Lake Gardens’ manicured green lawns, large established trees, lake and swans, I knew I’d arrived somewhere special. Instantly, I began to feel relaxed.


Greeted with a delicious hot cup of ginger tea and a hot towel while being seated in a beautiful private lounge with a magnificent view over the gardens, I knew I was in for a magical experience.


My Thai therapist, Sarah talked me through my options for my treatment, A special lady.  Wow, was I in for a treat! A decadent four hours of pampering awaited!

My treatment began with a soothing 30-minute oil infused soak in a large couples’ spa bath in the huge Lavender treatment room surrounded by candles, I was in heaven. A 45-minute ELEMIS Body Scrub followed, and of course, the shower to remove all the salt scrub and skin cells from my tingling body. My skin felt incredible. The best, it seemed, was yet to come, with a gentle and relaxing 90-minute Thai aromatherapy massage using iKOU organic massage oils. You can imagine by now, I was thoroughly relaxed. Then I had the pleasure of experiencing a 60-minute ELEMIS Pro-Collagen Age Defy facial. I have heard about the ELEMIS facials, from luxury British skincare brand ELEMIS, but had no idea what I was in for. Unlike other beauty facials where your therapist leaves you alone in your therapy room while your mask is setting under a steam machine, I enjoyed yet another lovely light hand and foot massage from Sarah, while the beautiful and clinically proven ELEMIS products were doing their magic. I’ve got to have more facials like this!


Encompassing the most powerful biological actives available from both above and below the Earth’s surface, ELEMIS’ meticulous attention to detail, pioneering formulas and remarkably transformative results are what truly sets their skincare apart. Being sold in the world’s top day spas and cruise ships means the award-winning Lotus at Siam Thai Day Spa was a perfect fit for this renowned brand in New Zealand.


It’s obvious why Lotus Spa has won numerous awards in the past few years, including the Trip Advisor’s Certificate of Excellence for the past three years, and being nominated as Oceania’s Best Day Spa in the World Day Spa Awards for the past three years, too. Plus, there was their recent nomination in the World Luxury Spa Awards 2019, solidifying the standard of their spa and the exceptional service and treatments on offer.


Finishing my treatment back in the sunny private lounge with the pure artesian water from their private well and enjoying that magnificent view, this was one of the best spa experiences I have had. Next time you’re in Christchurch, look them up and treat yourself.


Lotus at Siam Thai Day Spa, a holistic and rejuvenating experience: the perfect indulgence.


Elemis is available from Lotus at Siam Thai Day Spa


ELEMIS Pro-Collagen Marine Cream Ultra-Rich

Clinically proven* and specially formulated to intensively nourish and moisturise dry and dehydrated skin. The powerful anti-ageing ingredients of Pro-Collagen Marine Cream Ultra-Rich have been shown to reduce the depth of wrinkles, improve skin firmness, tone and hydration in 14 days. The unique Mediterranean algae, padina pavonica is blended with ginkgo biloba providing superior free-radical protection has been blended with precious rose and mimosa absolutes, thus creating the ultimate anti-ageing cream from ELEMIS. 50ml.

  • 87 percent of women agreed that their skin felt moisturised all day
  • 91 percent of women agreed that the product improved skin’s hydration and moisture levels
  • 82 percent of women agreed that the product helped firm and tone the skin
  • 93 percent of women agreed that their skin felt instantly hydrated

*Independent clinical trials, 2014

Purchase from lotusskincare.co.nz

Words: Lee-anne Johnson