May 3, 2013

BLISS at SPA | Ystad Saltsjöbad

The setting of this SPA hotel is nothing to complain about, with its magnificent view
Loving these day beds while waiting for a SPA treatment

...or if you prefer to sit while waiting...
That´s were the ocean is, right behind the fence...
Entering the Creek Experience private area for a 2 hour treatment... 

Wonderful oil to use all over the body
Relaxing pool after the sauna treatments
This golden bowl was filled with Maroccan clay...
A little aroma therapy goes a long way. In the boxes there are different flavours to breathe in, and guess, which wasn´t that easy...
While the sun was shining, this outdoor pool will have to wait a little while...but what a promising script on the bottom...
Sometimes it´s more than welcome to check out from everyday life and enjoy a little SPA time. That is what I did recently. I was invited to Ystad Saltsjöbad SPA to try out their new "Creek Experience", a full body treatment for two hours. This treatment involves a lot of bathing, so it couldn´t be more appropriate for a bather like me. You enter The Creek Experience area in a group of maximum five people, wearing your normal bathing clothes. Every little group is assigned their own SPA hostess. Our hostess Mimmi was very professional and sweet and you could tell she loved her job knowing it all. This is sort of do-it-yourself treatments all the way, although Mimmi explains everything and are right at your side the whole time. I actually loved that concept. We started off with a bath for the feet with dead sea salt (in gorgeous glamorous golden mosaic mini bath tubs). Then we went on to two different saunas. During this time we also got a lovely facial mask to put on, since it works wonders in the sauna. My tip here; don´t rub the mask all off after the sauna as supposed to. This was so lovely you might just keep it on during the whole session to really make it work for you. After that there were many different bathing rituals, like a Turkish hamam, with Scandinavian touch. Then it was time for a full body coverage of Maroccan clay, known for its minerals and salutary qualities, and on to take a shower in rainforest like showers and massage oil onto your body. The whole two hour ritual was really nice, and much more de-stressing than expected, since you enter a quiet, rather dark and calm private area. You have no other choice than to relax and let it all in (and don´t forget to go to the bathroom before, there´s no turning back and no toilet during the Creek Experience:) I would also give a tip-off that this is a treatment really suitable for doing in pair or with friends, since you can talk in a subdued voice (you want nothing else) and really enjoy some quality time together, and it´s fun to share the many rituals, although I definitely had no problem enjoying it all by myself...All in all, the Creek Experience is a great SPA treatment in a beautiful and tastefully created environment. Since I have been to Ystad Saltsjöbad hotel and SPA many times before I am sure I will come back. And rather soon, please.

The Creek Experience costs 595 SEK (ca 60 EURO)
Ystad Saltsjöbad Homepage


  1. I really need to plan a trip to this area - I am itching to go!!

  2. Ja, vilket härligt ställe! Och dagbäddarna ser helt underbara ut!
    Ha en skön helg!
    Kram Jenny

  3. This looks like my kind of place. I love the day beds and the little aromatherapy boxes.

  4. This spa experience looks simply perfect Caroline. You described it so perfectly that I feel I just had a quick little getaway to your spa creek. What a lovely 'journey'. I wish we had one of these near by~it looks divine! Happy weekend lovely! xx, Heather

  5. Ser helt magiskt ut! Det är ju skandal att jag aldrig varit där, vårt sommarhus ligger i Nybrostrand, mindre än en mil därifrån...

  6. Åh vad fint! Detta ställe finns på min "att besöka"-lista :) Det och The Retreat Club i Falkenberg. Jag vill även till Copperhill i Åre. Och gärna Grand hotell i Stockholm efter ditt inlägg därifrån ...haha! Jag har lovat mitt själv minst 2 riktiga spabesök (utöver de ställen vi har här i stan) om året. Hittills följer jag detta löfte utan problem. Kram och tack för att du har en helt egen spasektion här på din sida. Jättekul och inspirerande!

  7. Great photos, especially those at night. Very nice place I must say. I remember one more good place to visit. Here it is Check it out.

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