After winning big in the casino the night before, I arrived over an hour early and forked over the extra $30 to use the hydra-therapy center. Best decision ever! The front desk staff took me in and found me a locker, after a shower and change I started in. First I headed over to the steam room to detox and loosen up. It had the usual peppermint and eucalyptus scents, with long benches to relax. After 20 minutes there I headed back to the shower and then the plunge pool. A large, jetted bathtub with freezing water in it. Perfect for my tired legs, but a bit jolting. It would turn out to be my new favorite addiction. After the plunge, I headed back to the steam room for another 20 minutes and another shower. This time instead of the regular shower I used the “tropical shower” a lukewarm rain with lights and jungle sound… a little weird but nice. The sun was starting to set and I wanted a good view of the sail out of Kooper, so I headed over to the dry sauna.
One whole wall was covered in windows that overlooked the perfect view and sunset. After some time in the sauna, I did another round of the tropical shower another plunge and then sat in the whirlpool until my therapist came to fetch me.
I was brought back to the same room and given the usual instructions. My therapist was a nice kid from Spain named Sergio. He started with the dry brush and application of the seaweed. Surprisingly not that bad-smelling and it had a very interesting icy hot quality. After I was completely covered in it, I was wrapped in tin foil and blankets to heat up. And I did, I have never been in such a furnace of a body wrap. I almost tapped out but thankfully I fell asleep instead. As I cooked in my tin foil furnace, Sergio gave a fabulous scalp massage and then moved to my feet. I must have been asleep for quite some time since I came awake at the sound of bells. Sergio had already started the shower and removed the heavy covers. He helped me sit up (not easy when you are wrapped like a mummy) and maneuver to the shower. Where he left me to peel off the tin foil and wash off the seaweed. This is where I discovered my favorite new body wash. The Elemis Skin Nourishing Shower Cream. A soft, creamy and foaming body wash that completely removed the hard to get seaweed and left my skin super soft. It has a nice baby powder scent and really feels amazing. After my shower, I toweled off and got back on the bed. Where I was treated to the most amazing massage ever with the muscle ease body oil. I awoke again to the sound of bells and a glass of water.
Overall an amazing treatment… so great that I booked it again for the next day, but with a little twist.
Plus… amazing views, great water rituals, and super relaxing… just what I was looking for,
Not so plus… falling asleep… super embarrassing.