It’s the post you’ve all been waiting for – instalment number two from our Fiona’s German wellness adventure! When we left her she’d been strutting around from showers to scrubs to steam rooms all absolutely starkers…
“After the incredible natural steam came another shower followed by a succession of thermal water stations.
Whirlpools and pools of various temperatures that included a soak in the magnificent central domed pool – crystal clear water, roman murals on the ceiling and different roman gods looking over you from various marble points – all it needed was someone to hand-feed me grapes and fan me with palm tree leaves and I’d have felt like Caesar!
Thermal water treatments over we’re handed a thick warm sheet and told to dry off for four minutes (German precision at its finest!) then it’s swiftly onwards to get lathered up at the cream and lotions station before being led to the relaxation room…
Now, this is a station that I can picture coming to Crieff!
A big comfortable massage-like table, a huge thick and warm sheet that the therapist lifts up and around, taking care to tuck in your feet, and then… rest.
Just lie down and rest for 30 minutes in this blissful state.
It sounds so simple but how often do we give ourselves permission to lie and do nothing? How often do we give ourselves this treat?
I’m at home with my wellness; cocooned in a blissful state of relaxation, warmth and self-love. Sinking in and out of dreamlike state – pure bliss.
Reluctantly, after half an hour, we managed to get off our warm tables and make it to our final station – the reading room, where we were greeted with tea, books and a final gorgeous mosaic to look at. The sheets wrapped firmly around us this sunshiny room brought us gently back to real life in a soothing fashion.
Garment free treatments over, I leave Germany full of wellness inspiration and excited about shaping the future of Crieff Hydro Spa (don’t worry, it won’t be naked!)”