Where to Get a Massage in Apia
It’s true: no matter where you are in Samoa, there’s a place to unwind and rejuvenate. Even amidst the hustle and bustle of Samoa’s capital, you will find relaxing hideaways in the day spas of Apia. Apia’s spa scene is incredibly varied. Whether you’re looking for traditional Samoan treatments in a resort spa or a quick fix to life’s stresses with an all-familiar hot-stone or deep-tissue massage, you’ll find most spa treatments are accounted for among the Apia day spas. Check out some of our favourite places to rejuvenate in the list below.
While you’re here, check out more relaxing activities nearby in The Adults-Only Travel Guide to Apia.
1. a Touch of Samoa
If there’s such as thing as a destination massage in Apia, this would be it. Head out to the village suburb of Tanugamanono for massage rates and services that are too good to resist. Relax with 30, 60 and 90-minute massages of your feet, head and shoulders, legs, back and shoulders or your full body at a Touch of Samoa. They also offer couples massages should you want to make a date of it. Afterwards, stroll to ReVaiv Cafe or Krush Juice Lounge for unmatched vegan and wellness cuisine or head on over to the best pizza place in town, Giordano’s. Find out more about all of these eateries in the 20 Best Restaurants in Samoa.
Location: Cross Island Road, Tanugamanono (opposite Salenesa Road), Apia.
2. ReVaiv Wellness
Massages, beauty and even food and drink, ReVaiv Wellness has all areas covered at their parlour and cafe in Vaitele. Offering irresistible rates on their foot and full-body massages, ranging from familiar hot stones massages to even no oil/over-clothing massage for a quick in and out, there are plenty of spa treatments here to make your day. The massage parlour is decorated with soothing tones inspired by nature, enhancing the experience. Be sure to try some of their vegan and health foods at the on-site cafe along with their iconic RiVaiv turmeric juice which is claimed to have all sorts of health benefits.
Location: Mosooi Street, Vaitele Fou, Apia.
3. Fofo Spa & Sauna – Taumeasina Island Resort
Be transported to a land of luxury as you cross the causeway between Apia and the private island of the Taumeasina Island Resort. The resort’s spa is named after the Samoan word for “massage”, Fofo Spa & Sauna, and specialises in Samoan healing and rejuvenation using the islands’ very own natural and locally made Mailelani Samoa spa products, which you can learn more about in the 10 Best Souvenirs from Samoa. All of your usual treatments are available, whether you wish to have them performed in the massage room or at the envy of all other guests by the pool.
Location: Taumeasina Island Resort, Taumeasina Road, Taumeasina, Apia.
4. Haven Samoa
Professional, inviting and utterly soothing, we love the vibe of Haven Samoa and we think you will too. As you step into the boutique spa which is tastefully decorated (and even has a few homewares you can purchase too), you’re made to feel at ease. Choose from a wide range of massages, facials and tanning treatments and enhance the experience with tropical aromas and perhaps a session in the infrared sauna. We also feature these girls in the 10 Best Places to Get a Massage in Samoa.
Location: Togafu’afu’a Road, Togafuafua, Apia.
5. Thrive Wellness & Beauty
Irresistible massages and waxing at irresistible prices, who could say no?! Although Thrive Wellness & Beauty doesn’t overwhelm with countless beauty treatments and facials, what they do they do well with relaxation, deep-tissue and hot stone massages ranging from 30 to 120 minutes! All the usual waxing treatments are also on offer at this small yet attractive spa in Apia. For more of Upolu’s finest, check out the 10 Best Spas on Upolu.
Location: Poinsettia House, Motootua, Apia.
A favourite among locals for their nails nails nails, if you’re looking for beauty treatments for a special occasion or simply to feel good (who needs an excuse?), JSpa is situated on the Cross Island Road near accommodations like the Samoan Samoan Outrigger, Insel Fehmarn and Alec’s Hotel to make you feel a hundred bucks. Nails, lashes, brows, hair, makeup, facials, foot massages and soaks: it’s all on the menu.
Location: Cross Island Road, Tanugamanono (between the Samoan Outrigger Hotel and Scalini’s Restaurant), Apia.
7. Shiatsu Japanese Massage
Formerly 39 Massage, Shiatsu Japanese Massage unsurprisingly specialises in the art of over-clothing shiatsu massages with no oils necessary. That’s not to say that not all of your usual therapies are available here with relaxation, deep-tissue, sports and prenatal massages all on the menu ranging from 30 to 120-minute sessions. Even add an extra 10 minutes for $10! Find them right in the heart of Apia.
Location: Vaea Street, Saleufi, Apia.
8. Le-Tino Day Spa
If you need something specific to feel invigorated, whether it’s a trigger-point therapy, deep-tissue massage, lymphatic drainage massage, prenatal massage or, ya know, just a relaxation massage, Johannie has got you covered at Le-Tino Day Spa. The spa also provides facials, couples’ massages and waxing.
Location: LeDon Complex, Lalovaea, Apia.
More About Spas in Apia
That’s it for our list of the best spas in Apia, but this is by no means the end of the spa offerings across the islands. Discover more ways to unwind in the following guides:
- 10 Best Places to Get a Massage in Samoa
- 10 Most Relaxing Things to Do in Samoa
- The Guide to Retreats in Samoa: Yoga, Wellness & More
Finally, plan the rest of your stay in Apia with The Complete Travel Guide to Apia and Where to Stay in Apia: The BEST Accommodations in Apia.