MASTERS OF RELAXATION SINCE 1999
Body Sanctum Day Spa offers massage, spa packages, facials and beauty treatments in a tranquil environment; an experience; a place to rejuvenate, relax and let your cares just float away.
Recently renovated, we have created an urban oasis with an atmosphere that is warm, inviting, soothing and an escape from the busy adventures that Queenstown offers.
Take a holiday from your busy life and let the hands of our expert therapists work their magic. We all know that in today’s environment, our lives are just forever busy, we never have enough time! Body Sanctum has been designed with all this and especially you in mind. We have designed our extensive menu to offer express treatments to luxury indulgence, whatever you desire and whatever time you have. Allow our experienced staff take you to another world…You deserve it!
Body Sanctum Day Spa is an award-winning spa in the heart of Queenstown. Owned and operated by Judi Sneddon, the brand was established in 1999, expanding Judi’s solo massage enterprise into Queenstown’s very first and exclusive Day Spa.
Since opening on July 31st 1999, Body Sanctum have become Queenstown’s largest independant Day Spa and have a team of 20+ staff across our Day Spa in the town centre and the Beauty Lounge in Frankton. The Beauty Lounge was established in 2010 offering an advanced skincare menu.
To this day, our strict hiring policy ensures the highest level of quality across our team of internationally trained therapists, ensuring the quality of treatments at our Spa.
Take a moment for yourself and relax at Body Sanctum Day Spa, Queenstown.
Our spa is centrally located in the heart of Queenstown and has been newly renovated to offer you a tranquil escape from busy everyday life.
Meet the Front Line
About Dani >
Dany is an extensively trained remedial massage therapist with a background spanning a variety of modalities to treat muscles and injury. She specialises in remedial massage, trigger point therapy, sports massage, deep tissue massage, manual therapy, Orthopaedic cupping and dry needling.
A fully qualified Physiotherapist with a master degree in Orthopaedic Manual Therapy, Dani has also completed advanced training in Kinetic control, Shiley Sahrmann: movement impairment syndromes, dry needling and pain management.
Originally from Chile, where she worked as a physio, Dani left her home country to travel throughout Australia and South East Asia before settling in New Zealand and has since worked as a Remedial Massage therapist in Queenstown.
What drew her to this career was her love for sports and how the body moves. She found that a lot of our aches and pains come from tight or overstretched muscles, and in her experience, massage is the best tool to deal with that!
Favourite Treatment to Give: Remedial massage
Favourite Treatment to Receive: O Cosmedics Facial & Peel
Favourite Product: All of the pure Fiji products because she feels like she is on holiday every time she uses them!
Fun Fact: Her top 3 things she loves are snowboarding, puppies and food! She also used to compete at a national level in the long jump for her Country.
Body Sanctum Team Member Since: October 2020
Receptionist & Massage Therapist
About Prue >
Receptionist & Massage Therapist
Prue is our Receptionist and part time spa therapist with a background mainly in pure relaxation experiences. She is the vibrant and warm face to welcome you into the spa and to ensure all of our guests have been personally catered towards to create their own unique experience here at Body Sanctum.
Prue completed her studies in Australia back in 2021 but has been working within the beauty and wellness industry since the age of 14 in various roles over the years! Her work experience has mainly been in day spas and destination resorts her most recent one being in the Whitsundays off the beautiful coral coast line for Far North Queensland!
Beauty and Holistic wellness being one of Prue’s top passions and hobbies you’ll also find her up the slopes during winter and road tripping along the coastline during the warmer weather!
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Favourite Treatment to give: Prue’s favourite Body Sanctum treatment to give is the Me time package.
Favourite Treatment to receive: Prue’s favourite Body Sanctum treatment to receive is the Fiji Island Retreat.
Favourite Product: Prue’s favourite product at Body Sanctum is O cosmetics Mineral Pro Tined SPF50 and the Pure Fiji Vitamin C range.
Fun Fact: She originally came to Queenstown for a holiday and never left!, Loves all things food, travel and music.. especially live! And she hopes to broaden her career in holistic wellness and extend her studies toward Reiki and spinal flow practice.
Body Sanctum team member since: August 2023
Meet the Remedial Massage Therapists
About Maria >
Remedial Massage Therapist
Maria is one of our very talent spa and remedial therapists here at body sanctum, born and raised in Manila, the Phillipines. Maria has always had a passion for looking after others within wellness.
Her studies started off in care giving back in 2006 with TESDA then progressed into therapeutic massage in 2010 this giving Maria over 10 years in the industry! Maria is an incredibly dedicated and hard working lady and thus reflecting her her outstanding feedback and regulars who get to experience a treatment by the hands of her.
As her career has grown and evolved, Maria’s main passion within wellness would Remedial massage therapies, she will up see the challenge with excitement and get you feeling your best self again!
Favourite treatment to give – Remedial Massage and Hot Stones Massage.
Favourite Treatment to receive – Hot stone massage followed by a beautiful Pure Fiji Vitamin C facial!
Favourite Product – Pure Fiji Vitamin C Range
Fun fact – I love to rest and watch Korean movies and listen to love songs. 🙂
Body Sanctum Member since: July 2020
About Josephine >
Very passionate and hard-working massage therapist. Josephine takes pride in all customers feedback to provide the best service she can, making sure to go above and beyond with her clients expectations.
Josephine´s love for massage started back home in Phillipines, where she completed her training on DEPED and TESDA, she then came to New Zealand for adventure, doing many different jobs, but she knew her passion was wellness and massage therapy.
She aims to grow in her field and continuously provide exceptional experiences
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Favourite Treatment to give: Josephine´s favourite treatment at Body Sanctum to give is the Luxury Escape package, 90 minutes of luxury treatment that consists in 30 min Foot Revival, 30 min Massage and 30 min Manuka Honey Facial, full relaxation.
Favourite Treatment to receive: Full body relaxation massage and all the Pure Fiji facials.
Favourite Product: Pure Fiji Moringa and Guava range, the smell is devine!
Fun Fact: Loves cooking, traveling and art & craft
Body Sanctum team member since: March 2022
About Felipe >
Remedial Massage Therapist
I’m Felipe Costa, with a bachelor degree in physiotherapy, also studied chiropractic (unfortunately never got to finish it) and with a bit of different skills such as; massage therapy, dry needling, cupping, myofascial release, remedial massage, TMJ, and guasha.
My focus is to provide knowledge and the best treatments to my client.
I am very passionate with what I do and always wanting to learn more.
Favourite treatment to give – the treatment that has my client leaving with a smile and the feeling of mission accomplished when they leave.
Favourite Treatment to receive – When I get the chance to receive a treatment, I enjoy a good deep tissue massage with the Pure Fiji Coconut oil and Hot Stones.
Favourite Product – Pure Fiji Coconut Exotic Oil
Fun fact – A fun fact about myself is that I do photography and play the saxophone.
Even though I only started in September, I feel like I have been part of the team for a long time. I really love working with my colleagues.
Body Sanctum Member since: September 2023
Meet the Spa & Massage Therapists
About Lela >
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Favourite Treatment to give: Lela’s favourite Body Sanctum treatment to give are Facials, Waxing and Massage.
Favourite Treatment to receive: Oh Yes why not getting pampered. Well Therapist deserves to get the treatment done as well. I would love to tailor made my treatment. Begin with Full BodyScrub, follow with Full Body Relaxing Massage and complete with Pure Fiji Vitamin C Facial.
Favourite Product: Lela’s favourite product at the spa is Pure Fiji – Vitamin C Facial Range- The Powerhouse for glowing skin as the Vitamin C brightening Oil – super concentrate Vitamin C Oil. Lightweight oil delivers an instant radiance on your face skin & Vitamin C brightening Creme – visibly brighten skin and reduces signs of aging with a powerful blend of pure Vitamin C and lime caviar.
Fun Fact: Lela loves meeting new people, socialising and adventure. She used to be a Pure Fiji Trainer back in Fiji as well!
Body Sanctum team member since: September 2022
About Kisi >
Hi! I am from a beautiful island in the Pacific called Fiji. I studied Beauty Therapy at the South Pacific Academy of Beauty Therapy in Fiji in 2000. I’ve been in this industry for more than 20 years!. I’ve worked in the Cook Islands straight after graduating from the Beauty School for 5 years and then I went back to Fiji working at various resorts before coming to Queenstown.
Una, my old friend from school recommended me to come and join the team here at Body Sanctum. And thats why I am here in this beautiful country.
Favourite Treatment to give: Kisi’s favourite treatment at Body Sanctum is ‘Little Peace & Quiet’ , 1 hour massage & 1 hour facial! Total bliss.
Favourite Treatment to receive: A good deep tissue massage.
Favourite Product: Pure Fiji Moringa Exotic Oil because it smells incredible and leaves your skin feeling smooth.
Fun Fact: Kisi loves sightseeing, singing and meeting new people and friends.
Body Sanctum team member since: September 2022.
About Litha >
Hi! My name is Talica, but you can call me Litha. And I am from the lovely Fiji Islands.
I studied Beauty Therapy at the Beauty Academy in Fiji, year 2008 and straight after graduating (the same year) I started working at the various spa locations on the Islands Resorts, Hotels and cruise-ships. I have been doing massage, facials, beauty treatments for the past 14 years! WOW! and I am still very passionate about the industry.
Thanks to the invitation of one of my work colleague who asked me if I was interested in applying for a spa therapist position at Body Sanctum, I gladly got in a place I never thought I’d step foot one day. The paradise of Queenstown. Making New Zealand my first ever overseas country I’ve worked for.
Favourite Treatment to give: Litha’s favourite Body Sanctum treatment to give is facials. But she still loves all beauty/ body treatments.
Favourite Treatment to receive: Litha’s loves to get a good full body massage.
Favourite Product: Litha’s favourite Body Sanctum product is the Pure Fiji Body Butter, Once applied the skin instantly feels moisturised, soft and glowy!
Fun Fact: Litha loves to socialize with the right crowd of people, adventurous and a very sporty person.
Body Sanctum team member since: October 2022
About Joselin >
Joselin is one of our beauty therapist here at Body Sanctum, Born and raised in Chile her original studies were in international food but she realised her passion was more towards Natural cosmetics and professional cosmetology. As she embarked on her studies, her passion for skin care and wellness blossomed. Joselin loves being able to help improve her clients skin especially with clients that experience acne-prone skin and are looking to make some improvements for healthier, glowing skin!
Joselin is definitely an all rounder, so much so that you’ll find her at Body Sanctum and our sister business The Beauty lounge.
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Favourite Treatment to give: Massage, Facials and body exfoliations. I love all the treatment <3
Favourite Treatment to receive: Joselin’s favourite treatment to receive is a good massage.
Favourite Product: Joselin’s favourite product at Body Sanctum is the Pure Fiji Hyaluronic Booster. Super hydrating and nourishing for the skin.
Fun Fact: I am currently studying imagine design in my quiet time and I love non spicy food and watching lots of movies!
Body Sanctum team member since: February 2023
About Sulu >
Hi! My name is Sulueti. I started my Spa Career in early 2000 back home in Fiji in one of the 5 star luxury hotel. Being in this industry for more than 20 years my main focus is promoting & upholding the vision of the company I work for and ensuring highest levels of guest satisfaction are always achieved.
Favourite Treatment to give: I love massage as well as beauty treatments!
Favourite Treatment to receive: Our signature deep tissue massage, for all of it’s glorious benefits! Massage therapists need massages too 🙂
Favourite Product: Pure Fiji Facial Vitamin C Range! It is amazing!
Fun Fact: Sulu loves travelling, socialising & watching movies!
Body Sanctum team member since: July 2023
About Editha >
Hi I’m Editha from the Philippines. I worked at Bioessence Philippines for almost nine years as a massage therapist.
While I was working, I was also studying and attending training at tesda and DOH so I got my license as a massage therapist. Now I’m here in New Zealand for an adventure and luckily I got into Body Sanctum Spa as a massage therapist.
I am happy to be part of Body Sanctum family, even thought I’m new here, they didn’t make me feel that I’m new, they treated me as family.
Favourite treatment to give – Relaxation Massage and Hot Stone Massage
Favourite Treatment to receive – Hot stone massage and a good Deep tissue massage!
Favourite Product – Pure Fiji Exotic Oil. So hydrating and they all smell amazing!
Fun fact – I love watching sunsets and ice cream mango flavour :)!
Body Sanctum Member since: November 2023
Our chosen skincare ranges
About Our Brands
At Body Sanctum Day Spa, we’ve spent more than 20 years trialling the brands that we know work. Our ranges include advanced cosmedical ranges as well as all natural, vegan, cruelty free and locally sourced products.
Uniquely Kiwi Products
Pure Source – Rotorua Thermal Mud
Rotorua Thermal Mud contains a range of trace elements, like Sulphur, Calcium, Sodium and Silicon. These minerals are known to be very effective in boosting the natural processes of the skin, they can also help ease aches and muscle pains and provide a wonderful feeling of tranquility.
UNIQUELY KIWI PRODUCTS
NZ Glacial Clay
Advanced Skincare & Beauty
With the latest advanced technologies, cosmeceutical product ranges and highly trained internationally qualified therapists, we’re able to treat any skin condition in a discreet, relaxed and luxury Spa environment with fantastic views over the Remarkables.
Let us, come to you.
If you are feeling overworked, stressed or tired, take a break and treat yourself to a deeply relaxing or therapeutic experience with us in the comfort of your own home or hotel room. We supply everything needed to give you a fantastic massage.
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