Indoor spas to chase away the cold

Photo by Laura Chouette via Unsplash.
Photo by Laura Chouette via Unsplash.

Indoor spas to chase away the cold

by Jessica Zen
Stripes Europe

The dreary, cold weather can bring on a case of the blues for anyone. Treat yourself to a day of pampering at a spa to boost your spirits. Whether you travel and stay overnight or just go for a few hours, you’re sure to emerge feeling like a brand new person. Check out these spas as inspiration for your day of relaxation. 

Hope Cosmetics in Nuremberg is just the place for a mini-retreat. From make-up applications to Swedish massages, this location is sure to chase away your winter woes. For a little extra beauty you can visibly walk away with, consider eyelash extensions, micro-blading, waxing or a manicure and pedicure. Nothing feels better than leaving an appointment with eyebrows on point and nails painted to perfection. Let the professionals at Hope Cosmetics make you feel extra beautiful for an upcoming event or just because. After all, you deserve it! 

Lefay Resort & Spa, located on picturesque Lake Garda in Italy, is the perfect place for a taste of luxury, wellness and nature combined in perfect harmony. The spa, “a place where East and West blend in perfect synergy with the surrounding environment,” is the optimal location for the body and soul to become rejuvenated. The wellness methods here are a blend of classical Chinese medicine and western scientific research, which are sure to inspire an inner balance like you’ve never experienced before. From one treatment to a several day wellness retreat, this location has it all. 

Hotel Imperial Spa & Health Club in Karlovy Vary, Czech Republic is a fantastic place to spend your downtime. It was built in 1912 with a focus on artistic details and complete comfort for guests. The hotel boasts some high profile international clientele in the past, including world-famous piano maker William Steinway, singer Seal, and Grand Vezir Hussein Hilmi Pasha. It’s no surprise that this five-star establishment goes above and beyond to satisfy its guests. Recently renovated, it’s a great place to indulge in multiple spa experiences. From aromatherapy massages to herbal baths, enjoy all the services. 

Artemacur Spa, located in Klosterhof, Premium Hotel and Health Resort in Bad Reichenhall, Germany features an indoor pool, a wood sauna, Finnish sauna, brine steam room, an outdoor whirlpool, private massage rooms and a fitness center. In the large sauna and pool areas, there are plenty of lounge chairs and even cushioned nooks for reading and relaxing. With snacks, fruit-infused water and a tranquility that floats through the air, you’re sure to find your inner peace here. 

Belvedere in Grindelwald, Switzerland is a four-star hotel that is home to a spa and wellness center that will melt away all your problems. The spa area has a swimming pool, whirlpool, saltwater hot tub, Finnish sauna, glacier steam bath, heat mine gallery and much more. In addition to the pools and saunas, the spa offers massages for a total relaxation experience. Finish up with a facial and feel fresh as a spring daisy, despite the cold weather.

Any one of these spas is sure to take you from feeling like a zero to fabulous in just a few hours. While you’re probably halfway out the door right now to get to one, don’t forget to first check on travel restrictions. That pesky Covid-19 may be keeping us at home now, but eventually, we will surely be able to get out and about. 

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