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As the name suggests, About Time is the Bathhouse the Surf Coast has been waiting for

Words by Anthea Riskas
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Two cult wellness services have joined forces with a professional sportsperson to create an inspired and unique space to literally treat all the senses.

A series of conversations that started back in 2020 are about to become reality in Torquay with the opening of About Time, the first Bathhouse of its kind on the Surf Coast and Greater Geelong Region.

The concept may be fresh, but the collaborators behind it – Little Company and STILL Beauty – have a long-standing and well-regarded relationship within wellness circles.

And when the opportunity arose to take over the old Quicksilver offices, and local Ed Curnow (who is also a Carlton footballer) became interested, Joanna (Joey) Beecher and husband and wife duo Stacey Burt and Kent Pomare, started to map out just how this treatment centre could look.

Torquay Massage

What’s evolved is a brutalist, architecturally designed space, that sits on 1000sqm, tucked down on Baines Crescent.

There are 8 treatment rooms, plus a wet room for body scrubs and muds, where guests will be able to experience the signature massages and skin treatments of Little Company and STILL Beauty, who train all their specialist therapists in-house, to ensure the highest-quality experiences.

And then there’s the bathing, the offering that Joey was adamant “We had to have!”

This gusto for soaking is driven by multiple motivations, as Joey explains, “The benefits of bathing are huge, the outcomes [on the body] are as good as treatments. And it’s more affordable and a way for people to visit more regularly.”

Torquay Wellness

About Time has many demographics in mind with their aquatic options; there’s indoor and outdoor magnesium pools perfect for reducing muscle pain and inflammation, cold plunge pools to get the blood circulation absolutely pumping and secluded bathing for those wanting to visit for pure pleasure and relaxation.

Add to this infrared and Finnish saunas, steam rooms and a functional movement space, their goal of taking a holistic, contemporary approach to traditional rituals and techniques, in order to create a completely new, authentically Australian sanctuary, is sure to be realised.


Who: About Time
What: Bathhouse  & Wellness Treatment Centre
When: Coming soon in 2023
27 Baines Crescent, Torquay
More Info: About Time

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