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Making The Most Of Your Spa Visit With Swimming

With the fast pace of modern life, finding moments of tranquillity can feel like a luxury. That's why a spa day is a cherished indulgence for many—a chance to unwind, rejuvenate, and escape the stresses of everyday life. While massages, facials, and saunas often take centre stage, there's another gem in the spa experience that shouldn't be overlooked: swimming.

Swimming isn't just a great form of exercise; it's also an excellent way to enhance your spa day and maximise relaxation. Here's how you can make the most of your spa day using swimming:


  • Start with a Soothing Swim: Before diving into your other spa treatments, begin your day with a leisurely swim. The gentle resistance of the water and rhythmic strokes can help to ease tension in your muscles and calm your mind. Focus on your breathing and allow yourself to fully immerse in the serenity of the water. Take your favourite swimsuit with you, Simply Swim have swimsuits which offer differing levels of support. Some are neutral or low support offering a front lining for freedom of movement making it ideal for training sessions, low support which typically has a shelf bra or adjustable straps, medium support may have soft foam cups and adjustable straps or high support which may have shaping and core support and adjustable straps.

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  • Hydrotherapy Heaven: Many spas offer hydrotherapy pools equipped with various jets and water features designed to provide therapeutic benefits. Spend some time exploring these features, allowing the jets to massage your muscles and soothe any aches or pains. Hydrotherapy can improve circulation, reduce inflammation, and promote relaxation, making it an ideal complement to your spa experience. Perfect if you have any tension from over training or have taken part in a marathon or triathlon.

  • Float Away Stress: Flotation therapy, often offered in spa pools filled with Epsom salts, offers a unique opportunity to achieve deep relaxation. Lie back and let the buoyancy of the water support your body as you float effortlessly. Close your eyes, focus on your breathing, and let go of any tension or worries. Flotation therapy has been shown to reduce stress, alleviate muscle soreness, and enhance mental clarity—a perfect addition to your spa day itinerary. Make sure to protect you hair which swimming in pools with chlorine or added salts, Simply Swim have a chic range of floral swim caps, decorated swim caps, often with a waterproof inner lining. They also come in a wide range of colours if you want a matchy matchy look with your swimsuit.

Simply Swim swim caps Fashy

  • Mindful Moments: Use your time in the water as an opportunity to practice mindfulness. Pay attention to the sensation of the water against your skin, the sound of your breath, and the rhythm of your movements. Let go of distractions and be fully present in the moment. Mindful swimming can help to centre your mind, reduce anxiety, and enhance overall well-being.

  • Combine with Other Treatments: Pairing swimming with other spa treatments can amplify the benefits of both. For example, follow up your swim with a massage to further relax your muscles and promote circulation. Or, alternate between sessions in the sauna or steam room and quick dips in the pool to detoxify your body and refresh your senses.

  • Stay Hydrated: It's important to stay hydrated, especially when spending time in warm water or engaging in physical activity. Be sure to drink plenty of water throughout your spa day to keep your body replenished and to enhance the detoxifying effects of your experience. Simply Swim have a range of water bottles, which are essential to keep hydrated during your stay. With the high water temperatures and increased circulation and lymphatic flow, you will lose fluids due to sweating and increased blood flow making you more thirsty.

Simply Swim swimbags, water bottle, swim towel


  • Extend the Experience: Don't rush through your swim; take your time to savour the sensations and fully immerse yourself in relaxation. Consider booking an extended session in the pool or scheduling multiple swimming breaks throughout your spa day to make the most of this therapeutic activity.

Swimming can be a valuable addition to your spa day, offering a myriad of physical and mental benefits. Whether you're seeking stress relief, muscle relaxation, or simply a moment of peace, diving into the pool can help you achieve a deeper sense of well-being. So, the next time you plan a spa day, be sure to pack your swimsuit, swim cap, water bottle and bag and make a splash into relaxation!