How to spend a self-care day at the springs
Self-care is definitely a buzz word at the moment, and with good reason. With modern lives as full-to-the-brim as they are, practicing self-care is a way to make space.
We’ve put together our ideal self-care day at the springs, whether you’re visiting for some alone time or with the girls. Of course, the sample itinerary we’ve created can be adapted to suit your own needs and schedule—we’ve just done some of the leg work for you!
The below experiences are all accessible with Bath House entry, which starts from $25.
- A picnic featuring your favourite foods
- Your favourite book or magazine
- A Hamam mit (these can be purchased from Bath House reception for $12)
- An Australian Earth Clay packet (these can be purchased from Bath House reception for $12)
- Flip flops for wandering around
- A towel and robe (you can bring your own or hire these from reception)
10.00am – Arrive at Bath House. Pick up a Hamam mit (called a kese) and soap from the reception retail store. Head to our spacious new change rooms.
10.30am – Immerse yourself in our hydrojet pool and gaze out over our lake as the jets give you a gentle massage and the geothermal water starts to work its magic.
11.00am – Wander over to our Amphitheatre pools and lay back so you can experience our unique soundtrack through underwater speakers (this experience also runs at 3pm and sunset daily).
11.30am – Pop down to the Amphitheatre cafe or Bath House cafe for a rejuvenating coffee, fresh juice or snack.
12.15pm – Find your way to our Hamam, kese in hand, and spend time some time mindfully exfoliating yourself while immersed in a traditional Turkish steam room. Rinse off under the ornate mineral showers outside the hamam. You’ll emerge feeling smooth and energised.
1pm – Collect your picnic lunch and choose a picnic spot — whether it’s on our grassy lawns or at one of our wooden picnic tables. Nothing says self-care like your favourite delicacies, right?
1.45pm – Try out the 30-person saunas in our Fire & Ice area, and then alternate between the saunas, ice cave, mineral showers and cold plunge pool for a true Nordic experience!
2.30 – Warm back up in our hot pool (located halfway up the bathing gully).
3.15pm – Take your book with you up to the hammocks nestled between the trees (behind the Amphitheatre cafe) and get lost in your own little world of relaxation.
4.15pm – Head with your clay packet up to Clay Ridge, where you can mix the clay powder with water from our taps to create your own clay paste. Cover your body in clay, wait for it to dry, and then rub your skin to exfoliate. Rinse off under the hot Clay Ridge mineral showers.
5pm – Traipse across the 10 different stones of our reflexology walk, which stimulate various acupressure points in your feet.
5.45pm – Make the journey up the hilltop pool in preparation for sunset. There’s nothing quite like watching the sun go down from a geothermal pool with 360-degree views of the Mornington Peninsula.
6.30pm – Head home feeling rejuvenated or restored — or maybe indulge in a cheeky wine before you leave!