I received some vouchers for the Harrogate Turkish Baths
so decided to treat Charley to a morning there following her operation
. So we managed to make our way down there and get completely lost in Harrogate (most awful place to drive – we’ve got lost there 3 times now, and it’s a pretty local town!). We spent about an hour and a half in the baths which include a lounging room, a plunge pool, a steam room and 3 hot rooms which get progressively hotter. There was a system of showering, lounging in the heat and plunging to stick to, so we followed that dutifully, and I nearly died in the freezing waters of the plunge. We had a Turkish massage booked about an hour after the session finished, so we were taken to the jacuzzi to spend the time there while we waited, then split into separate rooms for massages. As we’d chosen the Turkish Aromatic Massage
, we got to choose the blend of aromatherapy oils we wanted. I went for the Relax blend which included lavender, sandalwood, patchouli, violet and ylang ylang, while Charley went for Active with spearmint, clary sage and cinnamon leaf – we both could smell the oils all day! We then managed to lose each other for a good half an hour – I was taken back to the jacuzzi (with the key for the lockers attached to my bikini) while Charley was taken to the changing room where she waited in her gown for me and was forced to straighten her hair to give her something to do!