Wednesday, June 16, 2010
The thermal baths of Switzerland are super popular and have been a draw for tourists for centuries. We have come to appreciate these 'wellness centers' and have visited several over the years.
In the winter, soaking in the spa feels restorative. The spas typically have stations that you rotate between- dry sauna, wet sauna, whirlpool, strong showers, sometimes a massage. I usually skip the station that involves dumping a bucket of cold water over my head. Sure, it's supposedly good for circulation but I'll just spend those extra minutes in the jacuzzi.
I should apologize to all of our guests who may be reading this and wondering why we didn't take you to enjoy one of our favorite things about Switzerland...you see, there are no bathing suits involved at these spas and I'm not sure if Americans are wired to spend an hour hanging out with each other in the buff!
However, Townes didn't seem to mind a couple of weekends ago when we went to a wellness hotel in the mountains. He's so Euro!