Bathing beau­ties

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son drafted in a feng shui ex­pert to ar­range the rocks in a water­fall. It is ob­vi­ous, though, that this is a very Aus­tralian ex­pe­ri­ence, set amid tea- trees, she- oaks and croak­ing frogs.

Af­ter my Turk­ish ha­mam ses­sion, I move on to the nearby Ara­bian Mar­quee, a tented treat­ment area cater­ing pri­mar­ily for groups, which is ap­par­ently very pop­u­lar with hen par­ties.

Af­ter be­ing of­fered a whiff of var­i­ous lo­tions and po­tions by my ther­a­pist, who is try­ing to de­ter­mine the fra­grance that will best suit my state of mind, I al­most slip into a deep sleep as I’m oiled and mas­saged dur­ing a fab­u­lously re­lax­ing 45-minute treat­ment.

While ex­plor­ing the vig­or­ous bathing rit­u­als of the Turks and the Finns has been an il­lu­mi­nat­ing ex­pe­ri­ence, it turns out I’m very much an Asian-in­spired aro­mather­apy kind of girl.

Dis­cov­er­ing the se­crets of the Turk­ish ha­mam

A se­cluded plunge pool

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