Peninsula Hot Springs is located on the Mornington Peninsula about 90 minutes south of Melbourne.
A natural hot mineral water spring that flows deep underground of the peninsula and back up through the pools and private baths. It is a place to bathe, relax and dine at this tranquil coastal oasis of health and wellbeing.
Entering the bathing area i like stepping into another world, a sanctuary where the mind and body are calmed by the steam, soothing aroma and the sound of running water. It’s a place where time is forgotten and lingering is part of the code of harmony.
I’ve been told that the time to go is on a drizzly evening when it’s still light and cool, I was fortunate enough that the evening I visited was one of those days. I was also extremely lucky that the new Hamam (Turkish steam bath) only opened last week in the private bathing area. I was given tour of the spa and private bathing area, and there has been plenty of growth happening since last year! There is a new Arabian Marquee designed for groups, which would be perfect for something like hens days, extensions of the spa treatment area, completely renovated dining and relaxation area, and of course, the addition of the new Hamam.
I was given a robe, towel and locker key to change and my therapist met me in the Hamam with Mira’s Hand products from Morocco for me to use. First there was black soap that I washed with and thoroughly rinsed until I was squeaky clean, then I scrubbed myself all over with an exfoliating mitt before covering myself in rich mud. While covered in mud, I sat and steamed for about 10 minutes, which felt truly decadent! There were little gold and marble handled detachable shower heads that I then used to rinse everything off before I went to bathe for a while in the pools. The beautiful soft rain felt amazing while I bathed in the warm water. Most of the pools are heated between 36-42 degrees celsius so you never feel too cold, even on a cool evening.
To give you an idea of the health benefits here are some of the facts about Peninsula Hot Springs:
- The hot mineral spring waters flow from an aquifer 637 metres below the surface. The 50 degree celsius water rises under its own pressure through the bore to within 10 metres of the surface, from where it is pumped to the pools.
- Peninsula Hot Springs water is classified as a ‘Sodium Chloride. Bicarbonate Spring’ (Na-C1.HCO3).
- According to the Japanese Health Authority, the therapeutic benefits of bathing in this type of thermal mineral spring are said to include the alleviation of neuralgia, bruising, breaks, articular rheumatism, stiffness of the shoulders, skin diseases, recovery from fatigue, inherit;it and muscular complaints.
Listening to what their customers wanted, Peninsula Hot Springs has also created their range of products sourced from local ingredients that are being used for their treatments called Peninsula Senses. Raw ingredients with therapeutic benefits that can be absorbed by the whole body are the focus of this range. Ingredients include Jelly Bush Honey, Lemon Myrtle and Shiraz grape skins, all of which are designed for healing and replenishing the body.
Additional to the Bath House and Spa Dreaming Centre there are also wellness programs integrated at the property which include Meditation, Warm Water Exercise, Yoga and Qi Gong. Definitely the place to go if you need some serious city time out!
My evening ended with dinner in the Bathhouse Cafe, again sourced locally and organically, delicious!
The Bathhouse is always a pleasure to attend and I highly recommend it to everyone. For all information and bookings go to: http://www.peninsulahotsprings.com