My heavenly wellness day
Sweating, slumbering, rest for the soulIt is just a short walk to the new temple of relaxation of the Engel wellness resort: a stairway leads down from the lounge area and I am standing at the door of the sauna area. It all smells of wood, herbs, dried flowers. It is quiet here, with just the occasional crackling of the sauna stoves to be heard, the crunching of ice and the quiet gushing of the large stream that flows below the hotel.
Relaxation spa-styleAfter a morning spent in the mountain world around Welschnofen, I am now looking forward to the brand-new panoramic event sauna with its mountain hut atmosphere: a large screen features the impressive peaks of the Dolomites while I sweat at almost 90°C in the hot sauna air. Then it’s time to cool off! What should I choose – the crash ice fountain, the mountain air room or the ice mist tunnel? Simple - I try each one in turn! It’s the same in the quiet rooms, whose loving and harmonious charms each has its individual effect on me. I switch between the relaxation cocoon with its water bed, then the comfortable loungers, then my absolute favourite: the large wingback chair in the tea area.
And so I sit there after my third sauna trip. My bare feet nestle on the comfortable footrest extending from my armchair, while my freshly brewed organic herbal tea steams on the table alongside. My body feels wonderfully relaxed and, wrapped in a fluffy bathrobe, I just want to sink into the upholstery. My gaze wanders through the large window and out in the forest, finally lingering on the magnificent mountain panorama on the horizon. My eyelids flutter, on the verge of a relaxing slumber…