My Affinity For Water

Recently I’ve really wanted to be in a pool, no doubt, as a result of the recent hot weather. Going for a swim is not easy to facilitate for various practical reasons: our local public pools have been closed to due cryptosporidium outbreak. I am not sure I want to go to a public pool following this news. However, despite this I was able to find pool and steam room access at a local four star hotel.

Initially I had booked access and a pamper treatment for two. On arrival we were given towels but not offered robes and slippers, which we were prepared to pay for. I was disappointed as there was no hot tub and it later became apparent that they only had a single treatment room so actually could not offer treatments for couples together.

I did enjoy my swim, my time in the steam room and lounged, rather indulgently, on heated loungers. I opted for a ESPA full facial, which was adequate and had I not had the treatment several times before would not have noticed the therapist cut a few corners. The result of my facial was not as good as I have previously experienced and I made a note to stick to my local Malmaison beauty therapist if in need of a facial in future.

As relaxed as I was during my morning swimming session I will endeavour to find a venue with a Jacuzzi next time (my search continues) in the West Midlands area and forego treatments with unfamiliar therapists. Ideally it would be wonderful to go swimming once a week to start with but I have yet to find a pool to which I am happy to commit.

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