A floating massage for two in historic vaulted cellars converted into unusual baths

By Rizhlaine F. Posted Nov 15, 2022 11:24 PM

Want to live a mind-blowing experience with your soul mate? We take you to discover a new and unusual duo treatment in Paris: a floating massage in the old vaulted cellars of the Latin Quarter converted into baths.

Paris, a stressful city? It is very bad to know the capital! If the City of Light is known for its frenetic pace, it is nevertheless full of beautiful addresses where time stands still. And what could be better, in the capital of lovers, than to enjoy this kind of moment of bliss for two? So advice to kindred spirits in search of relaxation and daydreaming, here is a duo experience Do not miss.

To live it, you will have to go near the Latin Quarter, near Saint-Germain-des-Prés to push the doors of Clemens, the first aquatic spa in the capital. It is here, in the vaulted cellars of the 18th century, that we find hot water basins with the charm of ancient thermal baths adapted to modern times.

Until then, the spa was known in particular for its signature treatment, the unmissable floating massage, which is one of the most blissful experiences to have in the capital. From now on, this unprecedented moment of well-being can be enjoyed by two in a version adapted to couples. This complex performance, requiring precise choreography, is exclusive to the spa and well worth the detour. To prove it to you, let us tell you about our experience.

After showering, immerse yourself in hot water in a subdued atmosphere by candlelight. A setting that already encourages relaxation. From then on, we let ourselves be guided by our hosts in a first introductory phase during which we are led to relax while we are equipped with floats. The sharp eye of Bernadette, co-creator of this treatment, notices the slightest signs of tension and invites us to let go, already relieving us of a pressure so habitual that we only realize it once it is gone. evaporates. Helped by Archimedes’ push, our body becomes lighter and the muscles relax. Confidence sets in and we let ourselves fall into a sweet daydream.

In addition to this introduction which sets the tone, the massage takes place in three stages. The first consists of a flotation treatment strong enough. The pressure points exercised relieve us of our ailments while we allow ourselves to be skilfully manipulated. In this silent and peaceful exchange, you feel understood and this tacit understanding reinforces the trust that the spa knows so well how to establish. It is very gently and with little resistance that the knots unravel under the expert gestures.

Little by little, we let ourselves slide towards the second phase of the treatment, a aquatic ambulation. As we are drawn into this weightless dance, the massage continues and our senses are pleasantly upset. We arrive at this moment when we have the impression of both flying and floating. Cradled in hot water, everyone savors their moment and yet, we feel the presence of the other without touching. Paradoxically, the harmony of this meticulous choreography offers us this moment of reconnection both with respect to ourselves and with respect to our partner, even in the absence of physical contact.

It is then that we come to the final stage of this unusual ritual : reunion time. The undines bring us together and subtly guide our hands before the complicity of lovers takes over to naturally embrace their partner. Arm in arm, it is in this gesture of tenderness that the solitary wandering becomes an aquatic stroll for two. The words of Victor Hugo then take on meaning: “When we love each other, what is exquisite are the silences. It is like clusters of love, which then burst gently”. The treatment ends peacefully, like waking up after a sweet dream. This feeling of bliss will follow us for quite a while.

This test was carried out as part of a professional invitation. If your experience differs from ours, please let us know in the comments.

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