Sardinian Seawater Soak

Italy is full of spots where you can soak in natural mineral waters (no surprise, since the practice was popularized by the ancient Romans), but one of the country’s best thalassotherapy experiences is found on the island of Sardinia. There, tucked away in a garden among the 116-acre, beachfront Forte Village Resort, lies the Acquaforte Thalasso & Spa, developed by a doctor over 25 years ago.

Designed to evoke a grotto, the central indoor/outdoor water circuit features six pure Sardinian seawater pools, each with a specific temperature, saline density and mineral makeup to promote different results. While some are made of pure, mineral-rich seawater, or feature lots of sea salt to help relax muscles and fight inflammation, most unique are the green-hued pools infused with sea oil, brine, mint and aloe, which encourage detoxification and boost endorphins. Completing the entire circuit leaves the body revived and energized, with circulation boosted and skin healed.

For deeper results, pair a daily soak with one of the spa’s targeted treatments (a cryotherapy leg wrap or waterbed-set honey-and-salt massage), or make like the spa’s long list of regulars—which include world-class athletes and Russian astronauts—and come for a customized multi-day wellness, fitness or health program.

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Sandra Ramani

Sandra Ramani

Senior Contributing Editor at Organic Spa Magazine
In addition to serving as OSM’s Senior Contributing Editor, writer/editor Sandra Ramani covers travel, wellness, and lifestyle topics for such publications as Travel + Leisure, Robb Report, Premier Traveler, AFAR, Bridal Guide, Elite Traveler, and Every Day with Rachael Ray. She is also the author of “Day Trips from Dallas / Fort Worth,” now in its second edition. Recent assignments have found her sleeping in the Sahara, hopping helicopters in New Zealand, and making this new friend in Bali.
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