Activities

Tried & Tested: a day in the Thalasso Spa

Thalasso Valdys Pornichet
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At the Tourist Office, we believe in knowing everything about Pornichet, so that we can best advise all our visitors. And if that means going to spend the day in a spa so that I can describe first-hand how good it is, then I consider that my professional duty.

Okay, I didn’t take much persuading. An entire day being spoilt and pampered was on offer, so I quickly grabbed the chance! 

 

This is how the day went...

10am Kitted out in my swimming costume and swimming hat (yes, the hat’s obligatory), I pushed open the doors to the spa area and was greeted by a charming member of staff who explained what to expect, and then handed me a fluffy robe and a towel.

I started with a brisk walk on a running machine – not ideal as I’m really not very sporty – but it was rather pleasant, given the ocean views!

 11.30 I headed to the Aqua-stretching session, an exercise for toning and boosting flexibility. On that day, there was a group of around 10 people in the pool. We smiled our greetings, gave each other encouraging glances and followed all the exercises to music. I left my session feeling quite pleased with myself.


Lunchbreak (a very well-balanced meal, naturally!)


1.30pm Time to try out the steam room. The heat turned me into a sort of warm marshmallow but it felt like it did me good!


2pm The beauty therapist welcomed me for an exfoliating treatment. Wow! I ended up with baby-soft skin, soft and silky.

After that, she moved on to a massage from my feet to my head. Relaxation guaranteed. It was so heavenly that I believe I might have nodded off for a few minutes.


3.30pm A little break (because you need a break even from relaxing).

Comfortably settled in the relaxation room, I tried a detox herbal tea while gazing at the ocean. I did feel a smidge guilty about my colleagues working hard back at the office, but I managed to overcome that.


4pm I reluctantly left the relaxation room and head to the pool where the water is heated to 32° (talk about tropical!). Once again, I was spoilt for choice. Massage lounger? Water jets? Jacuzzi? Cold-water walk? Seawater mist? To be safe, I tried them all!


5pm Time for my last appointment of the day (already?!), which was a honey and shea butter body wrap lying on a hydro-sensory mattress. It’s a hydrating treatment that smells absolutely divine!

 

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My day came to an end. I felt relaxed, toned and hydrated. I wanted to stay there forever.

You probably get the picture: a day in the Thalasso Spa, tried and tested and thoroughly approved!

By
Manuella