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What to know about a German Spa visit:

Please note:

Most German Saunas are visited in the nude and may be mixed genders.

You can use a towel to cover up.

If you are offended by nudity we suggest to stay away from the sauna areas.


Treatments at your stay at the Relexa are in house and can be reached from your room  in your bathrobe (Complimentary use of a bath robe during your stay is included in most packages)

If you sign up for extra treatments at the Therme, please be prepared that they could be administered in an open treatment area not in the privacy of a room.

Please click the provided link and read the article by Rosie Masini Pieralli about the public Therme in Bad Steben.

Link to article

General Spa Tips and Hints

If you have any type of a medical condition, be sure to mention it to the doctor at your initial consultation (if included in your health package) or to the technician prior to your treatment. Certain treatments may not be suitable for you.

The saunas in Germany are visited au natural and generally mixed genders,  but you can use a towel as a wrap.

Try not to eat for at least an hour before a treatment.  

Drink plenty of water before and after treatments to cleanse and hydrate your body.

Take some time to rest after your treatment.

If you wear contact lens it is advisable to bring along your glasses. Tell the technician if you're wearing contact lenses before you have any type of  facial treatments.

If you shave, do so at least two hours before your scheduled appointment, to allow the pores to close and avoid irritation to the skin.

Before entering the swimming pool or whirlpool, always shower.

When relaxing in the sauna or steam, always sit on your towel and wear slippers.

Be sure to arrive 15-20 minutes before your scheduled treatment.

Perfume is to be avoided on treatment or exercise days.

Waterproof shoes or slippers suitable for public showers/pool/sauna area are advisable


Daily attire is generally casual, to keep you in a relaxed frame of mind.  Bring basics, such as casual attire that can be layered, workout clothes, swimsuits, and anything else you may need. Comfortable footwear for exercise or hiking is important. . Makeup and jewelry are best kept to a minimum.  Valuable jewelry should be left at home or locked in the hotel safe.


Let your therapist know if you are uncomfortable; too warm, too cold or in pain.