Spa

Relaxing into its lofty setting among the swaying Kentia palms, the Capella Spa encourages dreamy surrender to island-inspired treatments. Featuring the Australian-made Li’Tya spa care range, a menu of rejuvenating treatments also embraces Lord Howe’s natural environment.View Spa Menu and book online.

 

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Serene sanctuary

The Capella Spa is a private sanctuary offering a balm to the bustle of every-day life. The serene retreat welcomes guests like a warm embrace. Island-inspired spa treatments unite body and soul under the magnetic energy of Mounts Gower and Lidgbird’s twin peaks which rise majestically from the ocean. 

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Island
inspired

A signature menu of rejuvenating and relaxation treatments embrace the island’s endemic Kentia palms and marine environment. The ultimate indulgence is the three-hour ‘Dreaming’, a complete face and body treatment, or for a local touch, the ‘Sacred Stone Therapy’ draws upon the power of heated basalt stones collected from the island’s windward beaches. 

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Indigenous wisdom

The Capella Spa features Li’Tya spa care products. Meaning ‘of the earth’, Li’Tya embraces a practice of healing rituals that combine Aboriginal massage techniques with botanical beauty essences. The Li’Tya spa experience combines a range of sensory therapies that purify, nourish and harmonise the body using the earthy wisdom of ancient Aboriginal medicines and healing philosophy. 

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Let the
journey begin

Guests emerge from the Capella Spa more relaxed than ever, ready to soak in the pristine beauty of Lord Howe Island and embark on another day in paradise. 

Spa Menu

Each Capella Spa treatment is a personal journey. Guests are invited to select a therapy that resonates most with their mood or desired focus, and each treatment may be tailored with the addition of a Spa Essential for a complete mind, body and soul treat.

Browse the range of treatments and complete the form below to submit your booking online or contact the lodge on +61 2 9918 4355. Download a printable menu here.

  • Facial Therapies

    Capella Karmal

    Facial, hand and foot therapy 75 minutes $170

    An indulgent facial treatment individually tailored to restore balance and natural radiance to the skin. Drift away while enjoying the aromas of wattle, lillypilly and lemon myrtle, traditionally used in Aboriginal medicines. Surrender to a soothing facial massage before a natural clay mask is applied to purify and rebalance. A hair mask nourishes the scalp, regenerating and restoring lustre to your hair. A nourishing clay mask soothes hands, whilst a head massage leaves you feeling nurtured and refreshed.

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    Sea Spirit

    Rejuventating facial 60 minutes $140

    The Sea Spirit is designed to revitalise and replenish, to set your soul adrift for a short while. This anti-aging facial uses powerful marine nutrients and potent native plant extracts along with a high concentration of amino acids, to refine and clarify skin. Relax with your choice of hand and foot massage. An Aboriginal-inspired pressure-point massage for the face and shoulders invigorates facial muscles. The serene ritual is complete with a Li’Tya Paudi scalp massage.

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    Face Fuel

    Facial designed for men 60 minutes $140

    This facial utilises the properties of grass lily to heal and soothe, Kakadu plum to restore skin cells and a blend of essential oils to nurture and hydrate. A herbal kelp hydrating polish detoxifies and remineralises the skin, leaving it free of impurities while achieving a smooth look and feel.

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  • Body Rituals

    Beyond the Big Blue

    Facial, hand and foot treatment 75 minutes $170

    An anti-aging facial treatment designed to revitalise and replenish the skin using marine minerals and potent native plant extracts such as marine algae, bull kelp and mother of pearl to smooth skin and restore vitality. An indigenous-inspired pressure point massage for the face invigorates muscles. While your skin is purified and hydrated, hands and feet are treated with masks and massage oils using the native munthari berry to heal and protect.

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    Gower’s Foot Therapy

    Post-climb feet treat 1 hour $140

    Soak away tensions in both soul and soles with this relaxing foot therapy treatment. Begin with a warm foot soak and gentle mineral salt exfoliation. Next, a nourishing mask of Tasmanian kelp and native pepperberry is applied to gently exfoliate and polish, while warm basalt stones gathered from local shores are placed between the toes. Neck and shoulders are massaged as the mask is infused and softens the feet. Finish with a foot massage and application of nutrient-rich munthari lotion. Step out feeling revitalised and light on your feet!

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    Mountain Man

    All round exfoliation, massage and facial especially for men 75 minutes $170

    A revitalising therapy designed especially for men, this complete treatment begins with an invigorating desert salt back exfoliation. Unwind with a back and scalp massage using Li’Tya signature massage techniques and native oils. Enjoy a gentle face cleanse and deeper exfoliation treatment before a pressure-point massage, mask and relaxing facial massage restore tone to the skin. Native spa ingredients include wattle seed, Tasmanian bull kelp, wild rosella, Boronia and lemon myrtle, leaving skin refreshed and calm.

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  • Body Elements

    Kodo Massage

    Li’Tya relaxation massage 60 minutes $140

    This rhythmic body massage is inspired by traditional Aboriginal techniques, which work to balance and realign energy flow, enhancing mind and body wellness. Muscular aches and pains are relieved by massaging pressure points with swirling movements to ground and uplift, leaving the body’s energies renewed and refreshed. A choice of native aromatic oils is prescribed to address your personal needs, to rejuvenate, harmonise or detoxify.

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    Kodo Massage

    Li’Tya relaxation massage 90 minutes $190

    This rhythmic body massage is inspired by traditional Aboriginal techniques, which work to balance and realign energy flow, enhancing mind and body wellness. Muscular aches and pains are relieved by massaging pressure points with swirling movements to ground and uplift, leaving the body’s energies renewed and refreshed. A choice of native aromatic oils is prescribed to address your personal needs, to rejuvenate, harmonise or detoxify.

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    Capella Signature Massage

    Therapeutic massage 75 minutes $170

    A strong, full-body massage combines acupressure, Swedish massage and focussed techniques with particular attention given to any problem areas. A series of more gentle massages calms the body and soul, enhanced of a signature blend of Australian essential oils.

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    Sacred Stone Therapy

    Hot stone massage 90 minutes $200

    This nurturing and therapeutic treatment integrates massage with warmed basalt stones sourced from Lord Howe’s winward beaches. The magic of the rocks works with the body’s pressure points to leave your body and soul uplifted and dancing with joy.

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    Marma Kodo

    Pregnancy massage 60 minutes $140

    This specifically designed nurturing and rhythmic body massage is inspired by the Aboriginal Dreamtime to tone and realign energy flow, enhancing balance and wellness for mother and child. Supported by the Capella Spa purposedesigned massage table, mothers have the opportunity to both centre and completely relax, soothed by a macadamia and camellia pregnancy oil blend.

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    Marma Kodo

    Pregnancy massage 90 minutes $190

    This specifically designed nurturing and rhythmic body massage is inspired by the Aboriginal Dreamtime to tone and realign energy flow, enhancing balance and wellness for mother and child. Supported by the Capella Spa purposedesigned massage table, mothers have the opportunity to both centre and completely relax, soothed by a macadamia and camellia pregnancy oil blend.

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  • Signature Ceremonies

    The Dreaming

    Complete face and body treatment 3 hours $390

    The ultimate spa journey. Experience ancient rituals used by Aboriginal Australians for thousands of years. Using traditional healing techniques this deeply therapeutic treatment encourages you to embrace the escape of a body wrap, followed by a Kodo massage, indulgent facial and scalp massage. Alternatively, enjoy a pearl and kelp body wrap, Kodo massage and treatments
    focusing on the hands and feet. Yield to the potency of each remedy through the power of nourishing Australian native plant essential oils and extracts, cleansing earth ochres and purifying desert salts.

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    Mala Mayi

    Body exfoliation, mud wrap and Kodo massage, hair and scalp treatment 2 hours $270

    Desert salts combined with native botanicals including pepperberry, Tasmanian bull kelp and peat and native sandalwood are used to invigorate your body and soul in a full body exfoliation. The pure embrace of a warm body mud wrap leads your mind on its own journey while indelible traces of fingertips massage a warm quandong mask into your scalp. Following a cleanse under the rain shower, the rhythmic Kodo massage leaves you spiritually invigorated. Meaning ‘skin food’, emerge from this treatment feeling alive and rebalanced with refreshingly smooth skin.

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    Burawang Dreaming

    Exfoliation, facial and Kodo massage 2 hours $270

    Created exclusively for the Capella Spa, this refreshing treatment meaning ‘island dreaming’ is designed to nourish and nurture. A complete head to toe enriching kelp exfoliation incorporates a nourishing hair mask, revitalising skin booster and indigenous pressure points massage to body, head, hands and feet – to balance and align.

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  • Spa Essentials

    Royal Banyan

    Hair and scalp ritual 15 minutes $30

    Surrender your senses to ancient Aboriginal massage techniques that invoke spiritual balance and contentment. A luxurious infusing hair mask set with warm towels conditions and deeply nourishes the scalp and hair.

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    Island Renewal

    Nourishing facial 30 minutes $80

    Designed to revitalise skin with the use of marine nutrients, marine algae, bull kelp, and finally crushed mother of pearl, your skin is cleansed, exfoliated and hydrated before being treated with a deeply relaxing pressure point facial and shoulder massage. A prescriptive mask, designed to purify or nourish the skin is used while you relax with a Li’Tya Paudi scalp massage. Island Renewal is a nurturing facial to complete a massage or body treatment, relieving stress and clearing the mind.

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    Jina Foot Therapy

    Foot pamper 15 minutes $30

    Cleanse tired feet with a foot soak infused with the scent of eucalyptus followed by a rejuvenating exfoliation using pink desert salts to encourage balanced health and enlightenment.

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  • Considerations

    The Capella Spa reflects an environment of relaxation and harmony. We recommend arriving 5 minutes prior to your appointment to allow time to settle into the experience. For your comfort we suggest showering before all treatments. Lockers and robes are provided within the Spa.

    Each Capella Spa treatment is a personal journey. Select a therapy that resonates most with your mood or desired focus.

    Please inform your therapist of any health concerns that you may have or if you are, or may be pregnant.

    Your treatment has been reserved especially for you, however, we understand that plans change. We require five hours’ notice to change or cancel a booking – without notice the full charge may still apply.

Spa Bookings

Please use the form below to request a Spa Booking and we will contact you to confirm your treatment(s). Spa Kinara is reserved exclusively for in-house guests.

  • Date Format: DD slash MM slash YYYY
  • Treatment choice *

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Lodge

Barefoot luxury

With clear views over the Pacific Ocean and the world’s southern-most coral reef, Capella Lodge rests above Lord Howe Island’s tiny, secret beach at Lovers Bay and at the foot of the imperious twin peaks, Mounts Gower and Lidgbird.

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Dine

A natural selection

Capella Lodge holds a far-reaching reputation as Lord Howe’s knock-out dining destination. A regional approach to cuisine ensures the finest and freshest produce from Lord Howe Island and New South Wales is showcased in every inspired menu.

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Experience

Unforgettable encounters

With Capella Lodge as one’s own basecamp, guests take to walking tracks to explore subtropical forests and white-sanded beaches, discover remote rocky coves alive with magnificent birdlife or valleys brimming with ancient plants.

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