Ultimate relaxation at the Spa by Marino


Going out to a spa or wellness centre can be the perfect way to spend your day and relax. Personal care treatments and methods to help cleanse and exfoliate your skin, and provide many health benefits.

If you are feeling a bit down, it might be time to treat yourself to a well-deserved pamper session at one of the best spas in Sri Lanka. You don’t need an excuse to invest in a little self-care but between the stress from work, things taking place and working from home, you definitely deserve one.

Spa at Marino is a wellness oasis that immediately puts guests at ease from the moment they walk in the door. Offering an opulent getaway to relax the mind, body, and soul, it is the perfect place to unplug and escape the hustle and bustle of normal life.

Spa at Marino operated by the parent company Tonic Lanka Spa & Wellness sets the ultimate benchmark for the spa industry. Their expertly-trained therapists with their unique techniques will usher you to heavenly peacefulness. David Swannell is the Founder of Tonic Lanka Spa & Wellness, a former banker who moved to Sri Lanka 14 years ago to pursue his passion for wellness and hospitality. Ruby Tolentino Sanches is the Manager, Trainer and Lead Therapist at Tonic Lanka Spa & Wellness, with over 20 years of experience under her umbrella. She overlooks the entire operation and has personally trained all the therapists.

Located on the 7th Floor of Marino Mall, Colombo 3 ( You can enter through the lifts near to Galle Road entrance. Spa at Marino boasts a pleasant atmosphere and is specially designed with extraordinary patterns, soothing shades, sensational aroma, and soft lighting to promote tranquillity at its very core for a star-class therapy session.

Wellness combines wisdom with cutting-edge spa innovations for an ultimate beauty and wellness experience. Guests will find the spa with over 10 treatment rooms, including dedicated couples treatment rooms, luxury treatment suites and facial and waxing rooms, as well as steam showers and a rainmist treatment room.

Stepping into the Spa at Marino, you will immediately feel at peace with the zen surroundings. Featuring an elegant and luxurious space which is designed to encourage total relaxation. When we arrived we were greeted by their friendly staff who explained the process and made us feel at ease and drinks were offered immediately.

From the tranquil theme and the way, this wellness establishment borrows ancient therapeutic wisdom and modern sciences from different cultures such as Chinese, Thai, Indonesian, Indian and Western – Spa at Marino reflects the vibrant, multi-cultural character brought to life by their treatments.

For the full spa experience, on any given day, you can opt for a full body massage. You’ll find a specifically curated range of facilities and services here. Once you select your treatment, head over to your room for your massage, settle in and relax as your masseuse works their magic.

Feel your mind unwind as you lie face down on their own design massage table and let the therapist do her work rubbing and kneading in their own blended aromatherapy essential oils on your tired limbs, knotted shoulders and frazzled head.

Skimming through the spa menu, there’s no way you can miss the inspiration and the diverse techniques deriving from different ancient cultures. Treatments are designed with different therapeutic techniques to tackle specific issues. Apart from the sophisticated
-therapeutic techniques that have been proven effective in boosting well-being and relieving some health issues. Its extensive menu of treatments is designed to relax and rejuvenate your body, both physically and spiritually. They also offer hair and facial treatments, scrubs and wraps, waxing services and much more.

Some treatments include:

Asian Traditional

This holistically combines Indigenous, Indian, Chinese and Malay massage techniques for a soothing experience connecting you with the Asian tradition. Using essential oils of Black Pepper, Lemongrass, Bergamot and Cinnamon.

Deep Tissue

Strong and sustained pressure is applied with slow, firm strokes using thumbs and elbows to ease knots and relax deep muscle tension. A whole-body therapy that focuses most on the shoulders and lower back. With essential oils of Rosemary, Patchouli, Lavender and Peppermint.


Their most luxurious and all-inclusive massage. Offering a blend of European and Eastern techniques combining a range of pressures and paying close attention to any areas requiring extra care. Their most experienced and requested master massage therapist, Ruby will be delivering this intensely therapeutic, targeted and customised massage. Using a unique blend of essential oils including Frankincense, Lavender, White Tea, Rosemary and Pine.

This massage is designed and tailored specifically to ensure you experience the best physical and emotional therapeutic benefits according to your needs. A truly indulgent experience that will leave you fully relaxed and restored.

Gua Sha Facial

Gua Sha encourages collagen production (strength in cells). It sculpts and tones the face shape, allowing inflammation to drain and muscles to become free of tension. Guests are ensured to feel a renewed energy as the therapist soothes, nurtures, and revitalizes the skin and spirit with this facial. The facial will include nourishing products rubbed along the skin, and sculpting to tone the facial contours while massaging the skin.

These world-class treatments are worth enjoying all on their own. By simply switching between relaxing with their massage, using the steam room, and then the rainmist shower; you can indulge in a holistic healing and relaxation experience.

Spa at Marino is open daily from 10 am until 10 pm.

For more information and reservations, please call 11 255 0171or WhatsApp to  078 470 8987. The website www.spaatmarino.com also has further information.

(Pix by Amitha Thennakoon)

By Shafiya Nawzer