As an antidote to this list from yesterday that was all about ignoring your health, we now bring you a selection of places where you can go to feel healthy and pampered, perhaps during the cleanse you have planned after the holidays. Some of these are places where you can get naked with others in a non-sexual way, and some of these are places where you can just drop in for a massage. A few others are where you go to spend hundreds of dollars on a full-tilt, treat-yoself kind of day, with scrubs, wraps, waxes and the works.
My German partner at the time first introduced me to the naked German sauna, when I was visiting him from Canada. You can read all about that terrifying experience here. I swore it would be my last visit to a German sauna.
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Nudity in a coed sauna takes some getting used to, but after a couple minutes it really feels like nothing is out of the ordinary. If you show up at a hot pool in a bathing suit, who is to say when the last time that suit was cleaned? What bacteria is in that suit?
By bfactorJune 12, in Off Topic. So, for the past half hour or so I've been researching this on google, lol. From what I can tell, there are tons of places like this in Europe, and used to be in Japan as well, but are dying out in Japan now, but not dying out in Europe, or something.
The Germans take their spa culture pretty seriously. Since Roman times, when the spa culture first developed, spas have been recognised for their healing properties and contribution to mental and physical health, so much so that the German healthcare system regularly subsidises treatments as a preventative measure against illness. Yep, you read that correctly.
Visitors to Germany have long admired its historic architecture, world-class museums, and excellent beer gardens. Often housed within beautiful buildings from the art nouveau era or earlier, these public facilities are the perfect place to relax au naturel while sharing a healthy tradition with the locals. This open-minded attitude to the naked body started in the 19th century, when Scandinavian-style steam baths became popular; then, in the late 20th century nudity became widely accepted on beaches, in city parks and on walking trails.
While asking for precise guidance is a good idea, the fact is very few people actually do; after all, those who are confused and anxious about nudity issues are generally not likely to want to even discuss them with a stranger. So here are some tips that will hopefully give you the information you need before you visit a spa in any country around the world - so you can achieve what you came for in the first place: total ease and relaxation. Most spas have separate locker rooms for men and women where you change into a robe and slippers. While some spas have private changing cubicles, many do not and you have to change in front of others.
According to termalfurdo. Even though, the joys of unclothed sauna is still strange for most people in Hungary, more and more baths provide this service. Naked sauna use is considered normal in West Europe, in fact, several bath complexes prohibit the use of bathing suits in the cabins because it is the most efficient when used without having clothes on.
Nothing new about being told off, as even liberal Berlin, to which I recently moved, is full of baffling rules. For the Germans, this is as normal as a trip to the supermarket. As in Scandinavia, saunas are revered here for their relaxing effects, circulatory benefits and power to make you sweat a pint in 10 minutes. They are also mixed-sex, and no bathing suits are allowed.