One of the largest and well-known dayspas in Finland
We have 16 beautifully designed treatment rooms, separate changing rooms for men and women, as well as a Spa Shop that stocks quality cosmetics and gift cards. All our cosmetologists and masseurs are qualified wellness professionals.
Our refined Spa Lounge (protected by Finland’s National Board of Antiquities) instantly elevates visitors beyond the mundane, right in the middle of Helsinki. Our Spa Lounge is also available for private or corporate events upon request.
Groups & Events
Our fine, historical Spa Lounge can be booked for corporate events on Monday and Tuesday mornings from 8-11, and on other days, provided the booking is made sufficiently early.
We can arrange Helsinki Day Spa introductions, lectures and presentations to be made at different kinds of events. We also organise tailored Spa treatment packages to groups by appointment.
Get beautifying beauty products for yourself or as a gift. Spa Shop staff and beauticians will be happy to help you to decide your treatments and gift cards.
WONDERFUL SKIN CARE PRODUCTS AND GIFTS
From our wide range offer you can choose the products that are right for you. You can also buy products with gift cards. Your selection is also assisted by our cosmetologist’s skin analysis.
HISTORY OF THE BUILDING
The oldest part of the current RAKE building is Erottajankatu 4 (the Paersch house), which was completed in 1882.
From 1883 this house, designed by F.A. Sjöström, hosted the German-speaking girls’ school; the headmaster was F.H. Paersch. For a while, the Helsinki music school was also situated here; its most famous student was Jean Sibelius.
During the 1885 Diet (national assembly), the peasant members of the Diet met at Erottajankatu 4, in the current Rake Hall.
At the end of the 1880s, the popular G. Platé bakery and café was operated from Erottaja 4. Along with piano music, the people in Helsinki were offered wine and punch at this café.
The German-speaking girls’ school closed in 1892 and at the turn of the century the building was used for Finland’s first mixed secondary school (Läroverket for gossar och flickor), led by minister Broberg, and the Helsinki central print shop and bookbinders.
Behind the terraces there have always been well-known restaurants. Restaurant Gradin opened in 1913; it was ideally suited for families and single people, and if a young man and a girl visited Gradin together, it was considered a sign of their engagement.
At Erottaja, underneath a three-story high colonnade, there is to this day a terrace which is decorated with semi-circular balconies.
During the 1920s prohibition, a jazz haunt called Palladium was run in the same premises. The walls of the restaurant were lined with caricatures of the prohibition police. Later the glass department of Rake department store was located on the premises.