The cure formula is getting ever more alluring. We already know about thalassotherapy and its sea air, and now in addition there is its fresh water cousin, the spa. From the Latin sanus per aquam (health by water), the spa has wormed its way into the traditional thermal culture centres of luxury hotels and into the trendiest of shops. Now, no more need to make an appointment to treat yourself to a moment of relaxation and well-being since the spa is coming to your home.
The domestic spa comes in many shapes and sizes, which means that you can consider a host of possibilities that are adaptable to every purse. From the footbath to the portable cabin via built-in multi-jet bathtubs, straightforwardly counter-current swimming pools or living room saunas, everything or almost everything is possible (reckon all the same on anything between 2,500 and 15,000 euros).
The choice depends finally on the philosophy that you would like to attribute to the bath. Rather playful, family bubbles or flirty moments of lovers, pure tinted pleasure of aromatherapy or more medicalised care to relieve blood circulation problems, the spa is adaptable to every desire.
Spa sessions are also genuine anti-stress cocoons. More than the technology, the universe created around the care is of primary importance. The spa awakens the senses, especially if it is accompanied by relaxing music, some essential evanescent oils and a little filtered light. And finally, between health and pleasure, why choose? Stéphanie Guillaume