If you feel the need to rejuvenate after the Easter break, why not treat yourself to a day at the impossibly tranquil Mornington Peninsula Hot Springs? Not only does bathing in natural hot springs come with amazing health benefits, it’s also a great way to get out into nature and socialise with friends. In case you need more convincing, read on for three great reasons to pay a visit to the Peninsula Hot Springs.
Hot springs are great for your health
It’s long been known that bathing in natural hot springs comes with many health benefits, from improved circulation and glowing skin to alleviating symptoms of arthritis and hypertension. The Peninsula Hot Springs are filtration hot springs, meaning they contain water that has been fed through the Earth’s faults and fractures for many years, where it is subjected to geothermal heat and absorbs natural gases and minerals before returning to the Earth’s surface. The Peninsula Hot Springs are classified as sodium chloride bicarbonate hot springs and the water is estimated to have been deep within the Earth for more than 10,000 years.
The compounds and minerals found in the Peninsula Hot Springs come with their own unique health benefits, as recognised by balneology – the study of bathing (especially in natural mineral waters) and its therapeutic benefits.
The Peninsula Hot Springs contain:
Bicarbonate water (1163 PPM) – helps to open peripheral blood vessels which improves circulation, potentially alleviating symptoms of hypertension and mild atherosclerosis.
Chlorides (1432 PPM) – can be helpful in the treatment of rheumatic conditions, arthritis, central nervous system conditions and post-operative complications.
Boron (1.3 PPM) – builds muscle mass, strengthens bones and increases brain activity.
Magnesium (90 PPM) – supports the conversion of blood sugar into energy, promotes healthy skin and hair, and can help with sleep issues.
Potassium (64 PPM) – assists with normalising heart rhythms and reducing high blood pressure, and helps to eliminate body toxins.
Sodium (868 PPM) – can alleviate arthritic symptoms and can help stimulate the body’s lymphatic symptoms.
Ongoing treatment will yield the best results, however even a day trip to the Peninsula Hot Springs is a great way to detoxify and will leave you feeling rejuvenated and refreshed.
Immerse yourself in nature
Mornington Peninsula is an incredibly picturesque location, just 90 minutes from Melbourne. The Bath House includes over 20 tranquil bathing experiences, including a wonderfully secluded cave pool, a reflexology walk lined with native plants, foot and hand baths, a Turkish steam bath (Hamam), a relaxing sauna, cold plunge pools and massaging thermal mineral showers. There’s even a hilltop pool which offers incredible 360 degree views over the horizon – a magnificent experience at sunset. A visit to the Peninsula Hot Springs is the perfect way to escape the hustle and bustle of the city, allowing you to relax and rejuvenate in an idyllic location.
A way to relax with friends
The Peninsula Hot Springs are not only great for solo relaxation, they’re also great to enjoy with friends. Use this rejuvenating leisure time to catch up with old friends, bathing in the communal pools and relaxing in the sauna. When you need to take a break, head to the Bath House Café for a light meal, or, if you prefer to bring your own food, set your group up in the communal picnic area. If you want a more intimate experience for you and your friends, pre-book a package in the Spa Dreaming Centre. The Spa Dreaming Centre has all the key features of the Bath House plus poolside lounges, an infrared sauna, and zen chi machines. This section is also equipped with its own café and is reserved for guests aged 16 and over, making for a peaceful day of relaxation. The Spa Dreaming Centre also houses private outdoor thermal mineral pools, which can be booked for up to 5 people – a perfect gift!
Melbourne On The Move offer two Peninsula Hot Springs Shuttle services, with two departure times on Tuesdays and Saturdays (morning and afternoon, from pick-up points Regent Theatre, Caulfield and Frankston) and one 10.00am departure on Fridays (pick up points Regent Theatre and Pullman on the Park). These packages include the price of the shuttle service, entry to the Peninsula Hot Springs Bath House (3-hour admission), plus a towel. Spa Dreaming Centre treatment options can also be booked in advance upon request. Melbourne On The Move’s hot springs shuttle service takes the stress out of organising transport to Mornington Peninsula, ensuring a day of ultimate relaxation.