For a local treat, we decided to treat ourselves to a spa day at the Termali Salini & Spa. This is a thermal spa located in the city of Locarno, in the canton of Ticino, Switzerland. It is situated within a 10 minute walk from the heart of the city, right on the shore of Lake Maggiore, and offers a range of wellness and relaxation treatments and services.
The thermal spa features a range of indoor and outdoor pools, filled with thermal water from natural springs in the region. The thermal water is rich in minerals and is believed to have therapeutic properties, helping to relax muscles and promote overall well-being. In addition to the pools, the spa also offers a range of treatments and services, including massages, beauty treatments, and physiotherapy. This is something we were mostly interested in during our spa day visit.
The Terme di Salini & Spa also features a sauna, a steam bath, and a fitness centre, as well as a restaurant and a bar. It is a popular destination for both locals and tourists looking to relax and unwind in a beautiful and peaceful setting. During our own visit, the restaurant was very busy, but all looked delicious. We didn’t make use of the fitness centre since our visit was purely spa focused, but next time we’ll try it out!
Our Experience At The Termali Salini & Spa
For a treat, we had booked a couples session at the Termali Salini & Spa for an afternoon. It was for a body wrap with clay rhassoul , a private room with jacuzzi hot tub and then lastly a body oil massage. This was a little package deal that they had advertised on their website, so we booked directly with them. They had many times available throughout the day, but we picked an afternoon session so that we could also enjoy their included aperitif with prosecco!
Full Package Deal Included:
Day admission to natural baths and the sauna
Bathrobe and sauna towel
Full body wrap of your choice
Aromatic bath in the private spa with lemon balm or lavender bath salts
Indulgent oil massage or body milk massage (50 minutes)
Platter of canapés and a glass of prosecco
Total duration around 2.5 hours, excluding any additional time you spend at the sauna, restaurant and natural bathing area.
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Body Wrap Clay rhassoul
So we started the session directly with the clay rhassoul. This was already relaxing and lovely. It’s a 20 minute session where you spread the prepared clay rhassoul onto your skin. You also have the option to include lavender oil or rosemary oil to the clay for different skin treatment. This was super relaxing to start with, followed by some refreshing water or tea that you can drink.
Jacuzzi With Lake And Mountain Views
After this we were shown to the private room with jacuzzi hot tub. This was really enjoyable since you can sit in the warm bubbly water while looking directly out to the lake! For our visit there was still snow at the tops of the local mountains in the distance too, so we were relaxing with the lake and mountain view. It was a little sunny for our trip too. We could have enjoyed the private terrace lounge chairs area as well, but the wind was a little too cold for this!
Aperitif and Prosecco Time
We decided to enjoy the prosecco also while in the jacuzzi hot tub. Once done, we sat on the private cushion area and enjoyed the aperitif that was provided in the package deal. They had called 1 day before to check if we wanted a meat, fish or vegetarian option, which was nice. We took the meat option to try. This was presented really well, with some fresh bread, fruits and vegetable sticks. It also included some fresh lemon water for afterwards.
This followed the body oil massage that was part of the package last. They had provided the bathrobes and towels as well as some thin cotton pants to wear during the massage. Two ladies came in and shared what they were going to do. Of course we simply had to relax on the table and enjoy.
We really enjoyed this as it was also a long time since we last had a massage. Super relaxing! The oil and hot stones used were done perfectly, and I sure felt 100% relaxed afterwards. One thing I would have only changed was that this was a soft-style massage, i would have personally loved for them to dig their hands and elbows in a bit harder for more pressure!
Summary Termali Salini & Spa
We can 100% recommend this spa in Locarno as it’s a place we would definitely enjoying visiting again. The Termali Salini & Spa package deal was just what we needed for the afternoon. Right from the start to the end, all staff members were super welcoming. Most also spoke very good English, since our Italian is still basic level. So this really made us feel also more welcome to be able to understand when they were explaining about the rhassoul process as well as the body oil massage.
Next time we would consider visiting longer. This was possible as the package deal also included daily entrance to the main sauna and swimming area. But for our first visit, we loved it and will definitely go back again soon!