Combining the old with the new, adds a depth of authenticity when it comes to wellness spa experiences. And Thermae Bath Spa is no exception to this.
It’s the only place in the UK that you can enjoy natural thermal waters, which aren’t the deep ‘pond green’ colour, you’ll find in the ancient baths up the road. Thousands of years ago, these baths were enjoyed by the Celts, Romans, Saxons and Georgians and are the constant thread throughout the history of Bath.
Minimally chemically treated, the baths are as natural as spa waters can be. The heat comes directly from the ground via one of 3 hot springs in Baths city centre, with waters so warm, that the spa actually needs to cool them down a little, before they’re pumped into the pools.
The thermal waters contain over 42 different minerals, the most concentrated being sulphate, calcium & chloride. These minerals are known to aid skin conditions, ease muscle and joint pain and help inflammation.
Until the restoration of the Spa was completed in 2006, this natural resource went down the drain and ended up in the river Avon. Today, over 1 million litres of this mineral-rich water flow from the springs each day and are fully used in Thermae Bath Spa. Now that’s an impressive use of this natural goodness.
As well as 2 rather large and bath temperature warm pools to soak your bodies in, the Thermae Spa have recently opened a wellness spa centre, coupling an infrared sauna, designed to offer heat and light therapy, with 2 scented steam rooms, complimenting the benefits of the natural spa soaking.
And perhaps our favourite room; the celestial relaxation room. Heated marble beds, surrounded by darkness and a thousand tiny stars. Lay and relax whilst watching an immersive meditative screen, offering the ultimate escapism.
But perhaps the hardest part of all is preparing yourself to leave the sanctuary. Due to it’s popularity, the Thermae Spa offer visitors various packages, starting with just a 2 hour experience for £35. Additional treatments and packages can be purchased, with the Twilight offering suiting those seeking sunset bathing.
Yet with Bath presenting such an incredible array of things to see and do, we think that spending the day split between exploring and thermal bath soaking, is the ultimate winning combination. It’s all about a balanced approach to wellness after all.