The Germans take their spa culture pretty seriously. Since Roman times, when the spa culture first developed, spas have been recognised for their healing properties and contribution to mental and physical health, so much so that the German healthcare system regularly subsidises treatments as a preventative measure against illness. Yep, you read that correctly. Throughout German history, thermal springs have been used amongst all classes of the population for medicinal purposes.
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NUDITY SPA GUIDE
The naked spa, according to the wife, is a place where honey flows and hummingbirds hum and the world is at peace. But for a good period now, she has been raving about this place where the massages are amazing, the pools are warm, the floors are spotless and everyone walks around naked. The wife has taken seemingly everyone to the naked spa.
Maybe I was a bit naive, but I was surprised how many people were hung up about the dress code, or lack of dress code—no towels, no bathing suits in the wet area. I guess I assumed everyone would get that going in or, at least, do some research before visiting. Is there a science to being naked? Anyway, my interest was piqued.