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Romans Spa day at Baden Baden--dare to butt naked?? (Part 1)

Yesterday Mr T say i we need to go to Baden Baden Germany for a spa day. I heard about this city all the time on our conversation on skype. Now i got the chance to visit it.




The best spa that I got in my life is when my sister took me to a beauty spa in Jakarta. You had your own personal masseur, lying naked while they massage, put oil, and scrub and mask your body and then steam and stay in bath tub for an hour or so..closing it up with shower.

In Baden Baden I got the chance of trying what they call the real spa by the Romanians…. Ohh..ohh feels like back when Caesar rules the town and everyone gather in a spa.. errh wait.. everyone???

My SPA day at Caracalla Baden Baden
That day the temperature a little bit cold for me. But i want to style up a bit so i wear my skirt but then.. i use my sneakers again in case its a heavy walk around the city.

After seeing most part of the town after lunch in a nice Bavarian restaurant we walk down to the spa.

Caracalla Therme open EVERYDAY from 8 am to 10pm. 

That afternoon I went inside the CARACALLA THERME first floor there is shop for swim suit and so on. I am glad that I could see “one piece” swim suit there so I won’t be the only one who use it. After paying the entrance for the bath they gave you a rubber band theres a chip there that you could scan to know how many minutes/hours you have left. They pay by the hours by the way.


For 2 hours spa the spankin' price is 14 Euro and 3 hours is 17 Euro (waakkkss not so "budget" eh??). You could access all the pools as well the whole sauna room there... there are plenty different pools and sauna room there. They had different benefits for all sauna and swimming pool so i think the price is WORTHY because this place amazing! by the way.. no cellphone allowed here haha the sign are everywhere!

This chips/rubber band they gave at the entrance also for opening and locking the locker and ordering foods at the café/canteen inside! they also provide a small black machine inside so we could scan/check how many minutes we got left.... its very cool!

Oh, no camera, cellphone, ipod or recorder or any other electronics allowed! and this is for good reason!

So here we go… I slip on my speedo swimsuit… not far from the changing room you could see the huge pool but you have to wash your self first. The shower is with hot water and VERY clean.

I don’t really know what to expect so, I wash my self and my hair, who know these people very hygiene and check if I wash my hair this morning or not. This is good at least i know everyone is as clean as me before entering the pool and the using the sauna.


So finish washing I went to the indoor pool. This pool said rich with minerals, and its warm! Ohhh..my.. sooo cozy... its heaven! In some places they also had pressure current to massage your shoulder, your back and your feet… I could stay here like 5 hours hahahah….just try to relax there. So a lie my back on one of the side the swimming pool, with Mr. T proud face after saying "you dont have this in Indonesia ya?" i just smile.... i dont care anymore hahah!

After swimming and try every water/current massage indoor… I told Mr. T i want to check the outdoor pool. He was afraid its bit too cold for me.. but as long as we're inside the pool its all right i think. So, I went outside and try the outdoor pool… hmmm it’s a current pool!! Its very good for physio therapy... because i saw some old ladies walking all around the current pool. And its more warmer than the one inside. More people here and mostly good looking young couple.. uhh uhh… *blushing* looking at Mr T with big grin (and we flaten our tummy instantly).

I had the chance to try the Jacuzzi for about 20 minutes too… there are two out door Jacuzzi as well as two large pools pools with current and also pools with jet massage. All.. you have to try!!

It was very relaxing that I could possibly fall a sleep!

We went to two different sauna too..... no worry i think we went there for 10-15 minutes only. Two sauna room on the first floor are the aroma steam bath and the saltwater inhalation room. At the aroma steam bath, i could feel the spices they put into the sauna... somehow its spicy for my nose that i want to sneeze hahaha.... but its good for my lungs i think, and it left a very good smell on my skin! the saltwater also very good for the skin, made it more smoother..  wink wink...

They said If we have a sauna on a regular basis,  we could gain benefits for our health such as: good blood circulation and high immune system also relaxation is balm for your soul. The blood vessels are trained by the cold-warm interaction and the aging of the skin slows down. They say our skin could becomes firm and looks brighter.

Mr T said especially in winter time a sauna offers the ideal therapy to increase strength against the low temperatures and prevents infections. We will also get the benefit from the relaxing warmth water or heat from sauna room which is responsible for your mental health recovery. This will help to find our body balance, body and soul.

Love this hot pool, next to it the cold water pool!

After being soaked inside out… I try another pools inside. There is two small pool side by side.. near the sauna. I didn’t read what it was.. but ohhh my it was FROZEN COLD but the next one is VERY HOT!! And then I could understand what it was.. its hot and cold treatment where people stay in cold pool for few minutes and then went to the hot pool and go back and forward its good for blood circulation… but I swear its just like ice frozen cold!! I push Mr T to try it, but hes a Russian guy with the label "weather proof" on his sleeve same like Canadian. He literally march there...**my hero!!** so i just soak my self in hot water  pool... this is great...

After that we tried the UV bed i was so relax that i just want to sleep there. My skin felt so nice... when we walk to the bar for food..as i thought i was hungry, i point a spiral stair to the 2nd floor. Mr T say.. are you sure?? with an eye brow lifted and naughty smile.... well i am not so sure!! what is that? he say its the ROMAN'S STYLE spa.

Ok.. there are more sauna up there i grab his hand and say lets go! but then he say "maybe a little bit uncomfortable for you..... because swim suit not allowed" i paused and stare at him thinking is he joking?? Ok i am fine with towels. He laugh and said we had to be butt naked!! yikess!! and they mixed the guys and girls, no separation. WHOOAAA!! some couples pass us thru... i look at them and they seemed without any hesitation, at all!

I was thinking.. should i do this or not?????? i never butt naked in front of... omg not even my parents since i was in primary school!! can i do this to the 'next level'????

Mr T just grinned.... well... oh well....


..................TO BE CONTINUED...............

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5 comments:

backpacker said...

Hello,I'm korean girl be backpacker^^.
I really feel interesting your story.
Now, I would visit badeb-baden.
So, I looking forward to your next experience in Romans SPA.
Thanks^^

Fico said...

@ Backpacker
If you gave me your email address i will give you my reviews and story about the part 2! :)

Unknown said...

Hello!^^
Thank you for your reply!
I am sorry to late.
My e-mai ADD is the following.
koreanyoo23@gmail.com

Thanks!^0^

Ayumi Harada said...

Hi!

I'm Japanese girl study in Germany. I also want try spa here.

Can you send me your information and part 2?

ayumiharada11@gmail.com

Thanks!!

jessica Rose said...

I just found out about this and regret not knowing sooner! Sounds amazing keep up the good work! Read more

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