The healing qualities of the many natural hot springs in the Pyrenees have been well regarded since the eighteenth century. A number of the spas specialise in specific conditions such as treating respiratory or circulation problems or in aiding the recovery process after injury.
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Today’s hectic lifestyle and the anti-stress properties of the spa waters have led to a resurgence in their popularity. A number of spas are now re-branding themselves as trendy fitness treatment centres, rather than the exclusive reserve of the elderly and infirm. The Pyrenees provide a haven of opportunity for active minded people and the many spas provide a godsend for weary walkers and skiers to relax and unwind after a hard day in the mountains.
At the Atlantic end of the Pyrenees, Thalassotherapy centres utilise the local coastal resources of marine mud, seaweed and sand for their revitalising, slimming and exfoliating properties.
Of course, there are other ways to relax and maybe a spot of golf is more your bag. Does the ball travel further at altitude? Can you knock a couple of shots off your PB? Why not find out by testing your skills on a number of golf courses set in idyllic surroundings in the Pyrenees.
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