Refresh your team this autumn with a wellness experience
May 03, 2022
Offering a holistic wellness culture for organisations and business events can boost staff motivation, and generate more creativity and productivity, all resulting in better outcomes. To get your creative thoughts flowing on how to incorporate wellness in your organisation, MCB has collated a few incentives that will provide the opportunity to rejuvenate, reinvigorate and relax away from the desk.
Peninsula Hot Springs
When thinking of wellness in Victoria, you can’t go past the multi-awarded geothermal hot spring, day spa, and wellness destination on the Mornington Peninsula, Peninsula Hot Springs. Located less than 90 minutes from Melbourne’s central business district it’s the perfect location to host your next retreat, conference, team building, or event.
Set within a sprawling coastal oasis, there are 70 globally influenced bathing and wellness experiences to explore which are complemented by a range of innovative and inspiring spaces available for hire. Reconnect with your team at the Peninsula Hot Spring’s Wellness Centre Boardroom and studio that allows for 84 seated guests and up to 150 standing guests.
Creative innovation is championed within the Moroccan pavilion, a unique all weather space suited to smaller meetings, workshops, and retreats for up to 50 guests. From cosy relaxation spaces designed for groups of 6 – 10 people or the expansive Sun Lounge, the experienced team can work with you to activate the space and enjoy a dining experience to nourish your appetite and replenish your body.
Enhance your team’s experience by combining the healing benefits of the geothermal water with a selection of wellness activities. Choose from experiencing the healing powers and cooling effects of clay with the signature body clay ritual, be invigorated by the powers of hot and cold therapy, discover the benefits of combining geothermal bathing with stretching, strengthening, and balancing yoga poses in a hot springs yoga class, or calm and steady the mind with guided mindful meditation.
For executive retreats or staff incentives, consider enhancing the hot springs experience with a night’s accommodation in one of the ten premium wellness tents. Awaken, immerse, and reconnect in nature.
Wellness comes in all forms and a great way to get out of the office and switch off from your work emails is on a guided culinary and cultural tour with Foodie Trails. From the famous Italian precincts to the Greek dominated suburbs from the well-known areas of Chinatown the lesser-known ethnic suburbs of Footscray & Dandenong. Melbourne is often known as the melting pot of culture and food. Let the flavours assault your senses, while a knowledgeable guide shares their stories. Spend the afternoon exploring some of Melbourne's best cultural eateries, spices shops and cultural shops as your team disconnects from the computer and connects with one another while enjoying some incredible food.
Royal Botanic Gardens
At the edge of the city centre, yet what feels like a world away from your desk, you’ll find the Royal Botanic Gardens, a significant cultural site for the local Kulin Nation and home to a number of Indigenous experiences that journey into their ancestral lands and explore their rich culture.
The Gardens offers a number of experiences throughout the year, including the Aboriginal Heritage Walk that takes visitors on a journey through a traditional meeting place and ancestral lands.
Gain insight into the rich history and thriving culture of the First Peoples of Australia through a journey of identifying significant native plants within the Gardens during this 90-minute experience. Learn about Aboriginal plant uses, customs and ongoing connection to country.
For a truly unique wellness experience, consider a forest therapy session at Melbourne Gardens. Originating from Japan, shinrin-yoku, or forest therapy, is a preventative health practice that immerses your senses in nature. This guided wellbeing experience is running until 31 May 2022 and will bolster your colleagues' mental and physical health by reducing stress levels, regulating pulse and blood pressure and elevating your mood. Whether you participate in the experience or even just relocate your meeting to outdoors amongst the fresh air, your team will be left feeling reinvigorated.
Crown Spa Melbourne
Located in the vibrant Southbank precinct, Crown Spa Melbourne provides a holistic experience with extraordinary facilities and indulgent treatments. Showcasing purposefully designed open spaces with luminous colours and textures, Crown Spa creates a space of tranquility and wellness.
Water in all its uses has the ability to rehydrate, refresh and soothe the body, which forms the basis of the Aqua Retreat facilities. Guests are invited to begin their journey with the benefits of the male and female Aqua Retreat, including a vitality spa and steam room to complement their spa treatment.
Crown Spa’s wellness offering is ideal for those wanting to rejuvenate and reconnect with the mind, body and soul. Shirodhara by Subtle Energies is a stress-releasing treatment that begins with a facial Marma massage and assists in treating skin conditions and insomnia. Subtle Energies offers journeys that have been created to help with hormonal balance, adrenal fatigue and restore sleeping patterns. A journey can be combined into a series of treatments to offer a comprehensive and personalised program experience.
With a range of availability and varied treatment rooms, Crown Spa can accommodate group booking requests and tailor an itinerary just for you.
Get in touch today and let MCB help you create a bespoke wellness focused incentive for your team.