Beauty and Spa: from the Roman Baths to the wellness centres of Cefalù
The Roman baths were public areas used for socialising and, above all, relaxing – a precursor of the modern wellness and spa centres. The modern concept of “wellbeing” is certainly linked to the widespread Roman idea of healing and revitalising the body by immersing oneself in hot baths or into the water with curative qualities.
The word “spa”, which later became essentially equivalent to thermal baths, derives from the name of the Belgian town Spa which was famous for its mineral waters even in the 14th century. Later, “Spa” became the definition of thermal centres and places that provided hydrotherapy or wellness services for the body.
In addition to its beaches and the historic centre, Cefalù also offers to the locals and the tourists alike moments of complete relaxation, places in which the body and the mind become the main protagonists with massages, Turkish baths, thermal treatments, jacuzzi: a wellness path for the whole body to experience on your own or as a couple.
There are many places worthy of attention in the area of Cefalù, such as Acqua Verde, which bases its philosophy on holistic views and on the five pillars of health: water, movement, medicinal herbs, diet, and lifestyle. In an area of 600 m2, the Acqua Verde Spa offers many services that aim at regenerating the mind and the body: from the Finnish sauna to the Roman bath, to the Turkish bath, the swimming pool with thermo-regulated hydro massage and much more.
The Cefalù Sea Palace Spa also offers moments of extraordinary relax including the emotional showers, the sauna, the Turkish bath, and the Siberian experience, with a wide choice of treatments to help you “rediscover the harmony of the senses”. At Le Calette the tourists can enjoy spa treatments, such as hydro massage and sauna, in a hotel in the heart of Cefalù.
Club Med Cefalù offers many activities dedicated to wellbeing, such as Turkish baths, the sauna (to experience alone or as a couple), with experiences designed for men and women that go from sensory trips to beauty treatments that take care of your entire body from head to toe.
A few kilometres from Cefalù, in Campofelice di Roccella, the Acacia Resort has a large Wellness area with a sauna and a steam bath, emotional shower with aroma- and chromotherapy, sunbeds, a swimming pool with a whirlpool, and all the services needed to treat yourself to a moment of well-being and total relaxation dedicated exclusively to you.
These are only some of the places you can visit in Cefalù and the surroundings, that give you an opportunity to regenerate among the beautiful views and tourist attractions, in order to enjoy your holiday to the full and put the hectic daily routine on standby.