7 Incredible Spa Locations Around the World
If you struggle to truly escape the stresses of working and family life when receiving treatment in a spa just behind a closed door next to a main road or major walkway – it may be advisable to look further afield and seek spa treatments which offer true escapism.
Here we explore seven of the world’s most incredible and unusual spa locations.
The Blue Lagoon spa just outside of Reykjavik, Iceland benefits from an incredible location in between two tectonic plates in the earth’s crust. The geothermal waters of the spa are naturally occurring thanks the lava flumes it travels through, and provides an incredibly relaxing experience which keeps visitors retuning year after year. With a wide range of spa amenities, massages and beauty treatments, Blue Lagoon was named by National Geographic magazine as one of the 25 wonders of the world.
Located in the middle of nowhere in the Mojave Desert,Southern California, Integratron was designed by aeronautical engineer and UFO enthusiast, George Van Tassel. The area is well-renowned for unusual physical and spiritual awakenings in the Earth’s core and the Integratron was designed to be acoustically perfect to channel these naturally-occurring features.
Treatments utilising sound and oration are specialties at the Integratron.
The Spa at Seabourn
Transporting you hundreds of miles out to sea; the luxury cruise ship, Seabourn Odyssey, offers the perfect escape from work and family life and incredible spa facilities.
Specialist travel agent, Cruise1st Australia, enthuses: “As a smaller luxury ship, the Seabourn Odyssey offers incredibly personal and intimate service – and the spa is no different. Containing an authentic Finnish sauna, kinesis wall and private treatment villas; the spa is perfect for a really special day of relaxation.
Mimicking naturally-occurring caves, the salt-iodine caves of the Galos Caves in Chicago, USA offer the restorative powers of the Black Sea for citizens of the Windy City. Reportedly helping visitors overcome a series of health complaints from respiratory disease to rheumatism, the caves offer a wide range of different treatments including balneotherapy, thalassotherapy and climatotherapy.
Located on the floor of the Indian Ocean, Lime Spa is a popular part of the Huvafen Fushi resort in The Maldives. If you are looking for comprehensive escapism, this remote spa could be the perfect place. Offering a range of sensual treatment features including a beauty suite, flotation pool and specialist thermal zones, the spa is design to blur the boundaries between relaxing sea life and your stresses. Even the interior of the spa mimics the sea floor with authentic coral furnishings.
Dutch design house, Studio Noach, have developed Float Island – an environmentally-friendly floating spa in the waterways of Amsterdam. Providing healing and wellness treatments for visitors, Float Island offers a comprehensive range of healing baths, saunas and specialist treatments.
Built from buoyant recycled polystyrene, the island manages to keep a tight control over the restorative and relaxing temperature, and operates as a natural haven for local flora and wildlife.
Protruding from the foot of a mountain the snowy Swiss region of Arosa, the Tschuggen Bergoase spa is made of glass shards – offering relaxing panoramic views of unspoiled snowscapes for visitors enjoying the spa treatments.