Discover Benelux, Issue 32, August 2016

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Discover Benelux | Top Wellness & Beauty Guide | Belgium


And relax… Looking to preserve that post-holiday feeling? Get the glow with our guide to the Belgian beauty and wellness scene. TEXT: ANNA VILLELEGER | PHOTO: © RIDO

Most of us tend to look our best around this time of year. The combination of a relaxing holiday, sun-kissed skin, plenty of fresh air and healthy summer food all help to make us feel good about ourselves. But that fresh, radiant feeling does not need to be limited to the holiday season. Why not indulge in some personal time with a relaxing spa break? 82 | Issue 32 | August 2016

There is no better place to treat yourself to a spa treatment than Belgium. After all, even the word ’spa’ is derived from the Walloon word ‘espa’, which means ‘fountain’. Furthermore, the word ‘espa’ comes from the Belgian town of Spa, where a therapeutic thermal spring was discovered in the 14th century.

Unsurprisingly for a country responsible for the name of every spa in the world, the choices of treatments in Belgium are second to none. From innovative marine treatments by the coast to healing thermal springs amid the verdant countryside, take your pick of some of the world’s finest health-based resorts.