Inside, there is a huge series of connected pools full of heated spring water, including some separate hot tubs with jets to soothe tired muscles. Outdoors were similar pools, with a sort of lazy river current and lots of different jets and massaging fountains full of the same warm water. Upstairs were a steam room; sauna; natural sauna (for nude-friendly relaxers); different-temperature and jet-equipped relaxation baths; massage facilities (which cost extra and were all booked when we were there--call ahead); a few different lounge rooms; and my favorite, the relaxation room.
I entered a dark room and passed through thick velvet curtains, and when my eyes adjusted to the faint black light, I settled on an amazing reclining lounge and nearly fell asleep to a light, cool breeze, soft, tinkling music, and the scent of an orange grove. It was the most de-stressing experience, I could have stayed in there for hours! Later, we enjoyed drinks and light snacks (fabulous fruit salad) and dried off on the solar beds before showering and riding the funicular back down. I'd definitely make the trip to Spa just for this experience.
July 17, 2005
From journal Spas and the ER in Belgium