Bath – thermal spas and the perfect retreat

Written by on November 25, 2013 in Body & Mind, Salons & Spa's - Comments Off on Bath – thermal spas and the perfect retreat
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The city of Bath is famed for its history. Like a scene plucked straight from a Jane Austen novel, the city is an enchanting and relaxing getaway. This weekend, a group of my good friends and I, set off for a girlie retreat in this beautiful city and we were really impressed.

The city was first established as a spa with by the Romans soon after they had arrived in Britain. They built baths and a temple on the surrounding hills of Bath in the valley of the River Avon around hot springs. Much later, it became popular as a spa town during the Georgian era.

The spas are still available to visit and a great tourist attraction. The Thermae Bath Spa offers a number of spa treatments to help you relax on this quaint city break.

The natural thermal springs in Bath were first discovered by Prince Bladud around 863BC, who was cured from his skin disease after bathing in the waters.

The actual source of the waters remains a mystery. It is suggested that that the rainwater enters through the carboniferous limestone closer to the City and the Avon Valley. The thermal waters contain over 42 different minerals, the most concentrated being sulphate, calcium & chloride.

Bath has a long association with well-being and the word SPA is associated with the Latin phrase ‘Salus Per Aquam’ or ‘health through water’.

Not only is the city a beautiful break, it is a short train ride or drive from Frome or Mells, which offer fantastic country walks or cycle paths, should you feel the need to exercise after lazing around at the spa.

Bath certainly has the allmygoodness stamp of approval.

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Christina Latham

Christina is one of our original writers who helped with the launch of allmygoodness. She has a love for finding vintage treasures and organic products in unexpected, undiscovered places. She has previously worked as a journalist for CD News at the Institute for Cultural Diplomacy and Bader TV News in Berlin. She also writes freelance articles for Fitzrovia News and BetaTwentyOne. Follow her on Twitter @ChristinaLatha