Te Aroha Mineral Spas massage and beauty arm to move into the Maison du Domaine
The space freed from the current bath # 1 should be filled with an eighth mineral spa room. Photo / Supplied
Popular Te Aroha Mineral Spas are expanding their in-house beauty and massage business to meet growing demand.
Currently, this part of the business operates from one room in the spa building on the site of the original # 1 bathhouse. Tourism manager Aimee Davies said spas and beauty services are in high demand and are often booked two weeks in advance.
“Every month we turn away paying customers, locals and tourists, so this move will be a great way to meet some of that demand. Te Aroha is growing in popularity with customers traveling from Auckland, Tauranga and beyond. to soak up the mineral water or have you treated by qualified beauticians from Te Aroha Mineral Spas. “
The Domain House, a former tea house popular with spa guests in the early 1900s, was recently used as a rental location. However, the building has received little to no interest from commercial operators over the past 15 years, especially as the Silver Fern Farm Events Center in Te Aroha has become an option.
The estate house is currently undergoing repairs and maintenance to bring it up to the level of Te Aroha mineral spas. The works include restocking, installation of air conditioning and repair of the veranda. While some of the decor will be refreshed, the pressed copper ceiling will become a focal point in the reception area.
While the physical structure of the heritage building will not change, additional interior walls will be constructed to create three treatment rooms, a manicure and pedicure room, as well as a waiting room, bathroom and treatment area. reception.
All is well, beauty and massage services will be available from the Maison du Domaine from October.
The expansion of the beauty arm in the Maison du Domaine means that mothers and daughters who wish to be cared for at the same time will be able to do so and that clients will be able to book a couples massage or pampering evenings.
“With the expansion, we would have the potential to provide services for four or five people at a time. At the moment we have a dedicated beauty room, which means we can only have one therapist working. on a single client, ”says Davies. .
“The move will also open up space for an additional spa in our current facilities, so we will have eight mineral spas available to our customers. Unlike our wooden tubs, this room will house a stainless steel hot tub that will allow guests to use aromatherapy oils to enhance their spa experience. “
Meanwhile, work on the new day spa facility for Te Aroha, approved in the Matamata-Piako District Council’s long-term plan 2021-2031, is progressing slowly with a governance group in place and a concept plan. defined.
Project manager Graham Shortland said construction on the new facility is expected to begin in late 2024.
“The idea is to put everything under one roof: day spa, beauty, massages and mineral whirlpools, maybe even a steam room and sauna. The best part of the existing facility is 30 years old and can no longer meet the demand because it is so popular.
“However, we are still several years away from completion of construction and opening. We have a concept, but we still don’t know what will be in the new facility or where. [in the Domain] it will be located. “