Spas in Majorca, relax next to the Mediterranean
Majorca is known as the island of calm, although it can also offer a fun and lively side during summer. We recommend that you combine tourist activities, which will take you to different parts of the island, with quieter activities where resting is the only priority. It is not easy to be in touch with yourself in everyday life, so make the most of this trip to Majorca to discover the benefits of water at one of the island’s wonderful spas. You won’t be short of recommendations to rejuvenate yourself inside and out.
The power of water and spa rituals
Water treatments are based on temperature contrasts that activate blood circulation. Cold water stimulates metabolism, favours blood flow and muscles. These treatments are usually carried out after the body has been warmed up. The water in this part of the spa is between 12 and 16 degrees Celsius. In the warm water rooms, which are generally the largest, you can relax in bathtubs and jacuzzis. It is the space where you spend most time.
Hot water and steam baths eliminate toxins, liquids and dead cells, as long as the temperature is above 36 degrees Celsius. Turkish baths also help clear the airways.
The best way to get the benefits of a spa is to soak in the hot jacuzzi for a few minutes and then enter the cold water pool where you should stay for a minute. Continue alternating temperatures for 15 minutes. In some establishments the contrasts are applied by means of showers that spray jets at different temperatures, combined with cold water or even an ice fountain.
The traditional Turkish bath, that is widespread in the Islamic world, has evolved in many establishments. It is usually just a vaporous environment with aromas of pine, lavender, birch, mint or eucalyptus. These essences, together with the environment humidity, clear the nostrils, eliminate toxins and cleanse the pores. The temperature varies between 25 and 50 degrees, with 99 percent humidity. Some have a tap to cool down, although another option is to alternate with cold water pools. In any case, it is recommended that you stay in the Turkish bath for no more than 20 minutes.
Arab baths in Majorca: an experience at the Hammam Palma
In Palma de Mallorca you can enjoy an authentic thermal bath experience that will help you relax. The Hammam Palma Spa (Costa i Llobera, 20) has warm and cold rooms and a Turkish bath, allowing you to benefit from the contrasts in temperature. This is a way of achieving more supple and brighter skin thanks to the elimination of toxins and the opening of the respiratory tracts. All this in a quiet environment where soft light and the aromas of incense and eucalyptus take over. And while you are there, complete your experience with an aromatherapy treatment, an oriental exfoliation treatment on a marble table or using a Kessa glove. All treatments and massages are performed with Les Sens de Marrakech essential oils and plants. Enjoy the ambiance with Moroccan candlelight and lamps, relaxing music and mint tea. A good romantic plan in Majorca (internal link).
Spas in Palma de Mallorca and surrounding areas, guaranteed relaxation
After an intense day of strolling through the capital of Majorca, nothing sounds better than a massage. In Palma you will find various options that will offer you everything from saunas to personalised beauty treatments. Choose your favourite, they are all guaranteed.
- U-Wellness at Barceló Illetas Albatros. 15 minutes from the centre of Palma you will find this adult-only haven of peace. U-Wellness, at the Barceló Illetas Albatros hotel, offers sophisticated relaxing treatments that complement its heated thermal circuit. You can choose between the Finnish sauna, the hammam and the whirlpool bath. The entire treatment area has sea views for a complete experience. Open from 10.00 to 20.00, it also offers couple massages that include flower petals, champagne and strawberries. Paseo de Illetas, 15, Palma.
- U-Spa at Occidental Cala Viñas. The U-Spa treatment room at the Occidental Cala Viñas hotel is inspired by India, a great environment to begin this experience. Enjoy the benefits of Ayurvedic treatments in the Bali suite or the large Japanese couples’ suite. The spa has a complete hydrotherapy circuit with a swimming pool with swan neck fountains and endless-pool taps. Relaxation facilities include the Finnish sauna, a hammam, a bucket shower, a whirlpool bath and rest areas. Try the Polynesian ritual, with Bora-Bora sand and essential oils, or the Majorca Experience, with red grapes. Carrer del Coral, 2, Cala Vinyes.
- Wellness Centre at the Occidental Playa de Palma. At the heart of Palma beach, you can enjoy the Wellness Centre at the Occidental Playa de Palma hotel, which has a sauna, Turkish bath, heated swimming pool and massage service. The hotel is specially designed for cyclists and has one of the best cycling centres on the island. You can even have hypoxic chambers installed in the rooms to improve sports performance. These chambers activate the production of red blood cells, which increases aerobic endurance as maximum oxygen consumption increases. Fra Joan Llabrés, 16, Palma de Mallorca.
- Balinese cabins at the Royal Hideaway Hotel. One of Majorca’s most emblematic hotels, the Royal Hideaway Hotel in Formentor offers a unique sensory experience inspired by Caribbean Pool Cabins. These are Balinese cabins located next to the sea and surrounded by pine trees. Each cabin has a Balinese bed and whirlpool bath where you can enjoy authentic Thai massages by a Thai therapist. Enjoy this ancient technique. Carrer Zona Formentor, s/n. Port de Pollença.
In short, an endless number of relaxation options with the best treatments on the island so that going back to work after the holidays is as pleasant as possible.