Turning Back The Hands of Time at 3 of Berlin’s Top Spas

“All across the world we have seen, from Asia to Europe to Africa to North America, more and more people are consciously thinking about healthy food, exercising, looking to nature, getting massages and doing yoga,” says Ophelia Yeung, a researcher at the non-profit center, SRI International.

The global spa market is forecast to rise at a compound annual growth rate of 5.66% between 2017 and 2021, with the industry net worth set to reach €130.9 billion by 2022. Thus, tourism numbers are now intricately tied into the health and wellness offerings of individual destinations, and big cities like Berlin are keeping travelers interested with a clever blend of culture, sport, and spa service. In this post, we focus on just three of Berlin’s top luxury spas.

The Guerlain Spa

Ensconced in one of Berlin’s top luxury hotels (the Waldorf Astoria), the Guerlain Spa seeks to give trendy Berlin urbanites and savvy travelers a chance to recharge and de-stress. Guerlain is a 200-year-old brand, founded in France and comprising luxury spas and skincare ranges that seek to undo the ravages of cosmetics, pollution, and other environmental toxins.

Image credit The Guerlain Spa.

This spa took home the World Luxury Spa Award in 2014, 2015, and 2016, thanks to treatments such as its signature Orchidée Impériale Prestige Signature Treatment, a powerful anti-aging facial involving a special massage that acts on the muscles of the face, décolleté and upper back to stimulate muscles and redefine contours. After your facial or massage, chill out at the cloud-shaped pool, or take a dip in the hot tub, after detoxifying at the sauna and steam room or ridding yourself of stress beneath the five-sense hydrotherapy Vichy shower.
Address: Hardenbergstraße 28, 10623 Berlin

Louisa’s Place

The spa at the five star Louisa’s Place is presided over by its undoubted jewel: Susanne O’Farrell, a therapist with many years of experience, who takes care of each client, personalizing treatments according to their needs.

Image credit Louisa’s Place.

The Asian inspired décor is carefully placed to remind guests that here, the aim is to achieve the unity of body, mind, and spirit. If the price isn’t a worry, how does a 24-karat gold facial sound? Equally popular are the hot stone massage (an ultra-relaxing massage that has been known to make spa-goers fall asleep) or the Liquid Ice facial, ideal for those after a streamlined, fresh look. The Spa is also home to a heated circuit pool with power jets, and a hairdresser, so you can look your best before heading out into Berlin’s trendiest restaurants and clubs.
Address: Kurfürstendamm 160, 10709 Berlin

Thai Silk & Massage

Asia has always had an immensely rich, profound spa tradition and this spa offers traditional Thai treatments right in the heart of the vibrant city of Berlin. One particularly great feature of this spa is that it permits you to pick between 60-, 90-, and 120-minute versions of popular treatments such as the Thai poultice, foot reflex, or hot stone massages.

You can focus on particular areas of the body with treatments such as the foot reflex massage, or the head, neck, shoulder, and back massage. For the ultimate fragrant escape, it’s got to be the aroma oil massage, featuring essential oils that lift the mood, relax, and curb stress in its tracks.

A visit to a luxury spa in Berlin is about so much more than soothing away aching muscles and joints after taking in the major city sites. It is also about curbing stress, fighting ageing, and improving your vitality and mood. Berlin is home to award-winning luxury hotels and spas, so your choice will ultimately come down to which signature treatment your body, mind, and soul most crave.
Address: Marburger Str. 5, 10789 Berlin

By Jane Sandwood
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