When was the last time you pointed your car in a westerly direction and let yourself forget about the pristine piece of coastline that we live on? Sometimes it’s hard. Especially when the weather is playing ball and the prospect of rolling out your towel on a golden patch of sand somewhere sounds too good to be true. However, it always seems to be one of those situations: once you leave the suburbs behind and begin to see the lush paddocks and the hinterland before you, you begin to wonder why it’s taken you so long to venture back out into the green behind the gold.
One such locale where this has never been so accurate is Currumbin. So, what other encouragement do you need to make it out this way? Perhaps the all-new The Bathhouse at Currumbin Eco Village’s Ground sounds like the perfect reason?
Those of you familiar with Ground will know it’s a tranquil haven for coffee and eats with the bonus of locally grown produce from Currumbin Valley. It seems from now on though, you will need to pack your spa gear and pencil out an hour or two for the ultimate relaxation and spa therapy experience.
Costing just $35 per hour, you will have free reign to enjoy and utilise a series of bespoke outside spa facilities. From a hand-built Finnish-style sauna complete with volcanic stones imported from Finland to a deep immersion cedar hot tub, infrared sauna, hydrotherapy spa baths you’ll be in a max-relax state. But it gets better! You’ll also be able to take the plunge into their magnesium-enriched plunge pool with the incredible inclusion of salt from the Dead Sea in Israel! — Worldly!
This incredible collection of rejuvenating apparatus is yours to use as you wish. Meaning you can undertake cycles of hot and cold to encourage your body to flush out toxins (AKA those margaritas you had on Friday night), or treat specific aching body parts and encourage recovery; should you be the sporty type – who is forever clad in lycra! An on-site accredited Wim Hof Ice Immersion practitioner will also offer group sessions in cold therapy and breathing techniques. Leading only four guests at a time will ensure those taking part will indeed get their head around the science of this new and widespread practice.
But this isn’t all that the little serene slice of calmness is offering. Beyond the abundant spa capabilities, The Bathhouse also offers several wellness treatments in their adjacent century-old Queenslander property. Pair your spa experience with anything from a remedial massage to cosmetic acupuncture with fully qualified therapists who will also conduct their sessions with added reiki and energy healing. Implying when you leave the property, you might feel — and look like — a completely new person. Sounds heavenly.
The venue is set to open on Tuesday 15th of June, and will welcome guests from 11am — 7pm and operate six days a week with Mondays being closed. They will also offer multiple visit packs and discounted additional hours, making the whole experience all up rather affordable.
Feel like it might be time to spoil yourself? We say, yes, it is. Go on, you deserve a little pampering. And The Bathhouse at Ground in Currumbin is your new flawless setting to do so!
Where: 2 Village Way, Currumbin Valley
When: Opening 15th June with trading hours Tuesday – Sunday 11am-7pm
Words by Alex Mitcheson.