Journey by Dawn

Mornington Peninsula Hot Springs Bathing: HEALING WATERS

Yesterday I travelled down to the south of Melbourne to enjoy a day of relaxation and peace. Here are some tips for people who seek to find solitude and healing in the hot springs.

THE EXPERIENCES

The reflexology walk of stones, that consists of differently sized stones covered in water in a pathway. It is a little uncomfortable bu the foot massage it gives surely stimulates blood flow!

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My next favourite was the cycle of hot and cold. Hot sauna, massage showers and cold dips! I never enjoyed this as much as I did this time. Actually after 3 cycles I felt so much stronger. I also felt that the heat getting home was not as strong as it would be normally.

One experience that I would like to try in the future is having mud body masks. As the colours indicate there are 4 types of soil in Australia: Brown, Red, White and olive Green. Full of all kinds of minerals and goodies to exfoliate and nourish the skin.

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Here are the actual contents of the hot springs:

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Oh yes, and let us not forget the experience of enjoying a tomato/basil fire cooked pizza and turmeric late!

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THE CHALLENGES

Getting there by public transport takes about 3 hours from Melbourne. Mostly because the buses don’t run on time! Also it is quite far. So an option is to organise one of the bus pick-ups or driving. I think next time it is more economic and simple to rent a car for a day and not only spend time at the spa (early bird is half price) but also visiting Portsea which is at the very tip of the peninsula. There are some nice piers and a historic military park worth hiking through!

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MY RECENT AIRBNB

For the latest week of my travel, I have stayed at this lovely and peaceful AirBNB in Rowville, just a minute walk to the lakes. As my previous post photos show, nature is just amazing nearby. But inside the house there is also a deep sense of peace and serenity. I recommend staying there. The host Jacqui – very welcoming and kind.

* I look forward to staying in touch more frequently in the coming months to share more as I explore Melbourne and the surrounding areas!

 

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