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One resort, infinite sensations TEXT: CHARLOTTE VAN HEK | PHOTOS: WAER WATERS
Waer Waters stands for a complete state of wellness in body and mind through exercise and relaxation alike. Set in the outskirts of Brussels, the 6,000-square-metre resort offers an oasis of relaxation and pure luxury in an intimate and almost mystical atmosphere. “Everyone knows that exercise and fitness are important elements of a healthy life,” says general manager Sarah Coppens. “However, many forget that taking time for yourself is also unmissable for good health. We ensure that all elements of wellbeing are indulged and provide our guests with inspiration for a balance between physical and mental wellbeing.” Waer Waters boasts an infinite array of facilities: saunas and hammams, steam baths, relaxation rooms, and a wide range of pools. There is both an undressed and dressed zone, so every guest can feel comfortable in his or her own way. The spa boasts a wide variety of treatments. Massages, facials, or beauty treatments, every one of them will make feel you rejuvenated and relaxed. In the coming year, another 6,000 square metres of wellness 44 | Issue 47 | November 2017
will be added to Waer Waters, including a 55-room hotel. From scrub sessions to singing bowl therapies: guests at Waer Waters are immersed in experiences. The Aufguss pourings – a Finnish tradition whereby water is mixed with essential oils and poured onto the hot stones – are held daily and are open to all wellness guests.
Waer Waters equals wellness in the broadest sense of the word and serves everyone in search of relaxation and a more conscious way of life. “Our guests visit for very different reasons,” Coppens concludes. “Groups of girlfriends visit to catch-up, busy professionals come for a mindfulness session, and others will find the peace and quiet they miss in their daily lives.”
The focus on fitness becomes clear at Waer Waters’ well-equipped gym, where approximately 1,000 square metres of appliances await for intensive (group) sessions and the emphasis lies on guided training. “We complemented our group lessons with expert advice programmes. Many people have a busy agenda, so during these sessions we integrate practical tips for wellbeing in their daily lives.” Your day of wellness can be completed at one of the many restaurants. Wellness guests can sit down in their robes to enjoy a meal in the new tapas bar or à la carte restaurant and salad bar. The doors of Brasserie Rodenberg are open to nonsauna guests as well.
The weekend of 18 and 19 November will carry the theme of Japan and China, with Japanese pourings, Japanese music, and Asian meditation learning.