Embrace wellness at Mermaid Beach’s dreamy new Soak Bathhouse
Hands up if you are guilty of glorifying ‘busy’ and often find yourself frantically rushing here, there and everywhere. We see you, frazzled friends (heck, we are you). If you are keen to free yourself from the burden of busy and make 2021 the year you slow down, reconnect and value wellness, there’s a dreamy new communal bathhouse in Mermaid Beach that you need to know about. It’s called Soak Bathhouse and it’s here to help you hit the reset button.
A weekend skipping between massages and cocktails by the pool at a lavish adults-only resort is certainly one way to relax, but for busy people (not to mention parents to small humans and those without infinite cash reserves), that’s not always a possibility. What is, however, is a 90-minute micro-wellness session at Mermaid Beach’s new communal bathhouse, Soak Bathhouse. Completely transforming the former Lone Star Steakhouse in Pacific Square, Soak Bathhouse is a blissful urban oasis that is all about you. The sessions are self-guided, meaning how you choose to spend your 90 minutes is completely up to you – melt into the outdoor mineral spa that is heated to a balmy 38-degrees before getting a sweat on in the steam room or taking a dip in the outdoor plunge pool, which at 12-degrees will certainly reinvigorate the senses. Inside, a stunning magnesium-infused pool takes pride of place. For those who can handle the heat, there’s a traditional dry red-cedar wood sauna and a sundeck to sink into a deckchair and catch some rays. The micro-dose of wellness is intended for busy people to enjoy a little downtime without having to sacrifice an entire weekend to do it – genius!
In addition to the soak sessions, there are a range of add-on experiences such as a private infrared sauna, massages and LED express facials, if you’re really keen to maximise your ‘you time’. Soak Bathhouse also incorporates Flowhouse – a state-of-the-art digital yoga and meditation studio that plays out a rolling timetable of yoga, stretching and meditation classes so there’s always something showing. Soak also incorporates a co-working space, but good luck getting work done whilst that pool beckons! The haven of happiness is a passion project for Alexis Dyson, who knows all too well about the effects of burning the candle at both ends for too long. After suffering a host of stress-related conditions, Alexis decided there had to be another way, a better way, and she set about creating a space for time-poor people to embrace some healthier habits. Soak Bathhouse offers memberships as well as casual visits from just $49. Take a peek at the website here – your future self will thank you for it!
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