It's long been believed that water holds curative potential. In classical times, the Romans elevated communal bathing to an art form and centuries-old spas like the United Kingdom's Thermae Bath Spa are testament to their staying power. Now, although the ancient architecture is absent for obvious reasons, the opening of The Bath House in Burleigh Heads is destined to encourage a new generation of guests to partake of water's healing properties.
The Bath House was developed by sisters Natalie and Charlie Evans, along with best friend Phoebe Venz, as a spin-off to their delicious vegan restaurant the Greenhouse Canteen, which opened in 2016. The meals served within The Bath House are straight from the plant-lovin' Greenhouse Canteen kitchen - think roasted vegetable salad served with apple vinegar dressing; raw tacos topped with pickled cabbage and avocado salsa; or the antipasto board.
Cleanse your palate with plant-based treats. Author image.
This communal rejuvenation facility has been converted from industrial premises, and is situated amid the hip and happening Tallebudgera Creek Road cafes and shops such as Parlour Coffee. However, when you're stretched out on the sun deck, floating in the magnesium plunge pool, or chilling in the lounge areas, it's easy to forget you have a handful of close neighbours.
The Bath House also includes indoor and outdoor showers, twin hydrotherapy spas, a steam room fragranced with essential oils and a cedar sauna. Want to go off the grid for awhile? Sign up for a 90-minute soak session. Feel like turbo-charging the venue's relaxation benefits? Book a massage in one of the two treatment rooms. You only have good health to gain.