Friday, 6 May 2016

Spoil yourself and mum on Mother's Day

What better way to treat yourself and mum on Mother's Day than a trip to the Peninsula  Hot Springs, located at Fingal on the Mornington Peninsula, Victoria. 


A good friend and I decided to treat our mum's to a day of spa fun yesterday. It's the ideal place to relax, chat and spend quality time with your mum, so I highly recommend it. 

The Hot Springs offers outdoor bathing with over 20 experiences to choose from set amongst meandering paths surrounded by pristine native gardens complete with birds and ducks and a lake. 
You can choose from thermal mineral spring pools, Turkish steam bath (Hamam), cave pool, hilltop pool offering 360 degree views of the region, underground sauna, reflexology walk, massaging thermal mineral showers, family bathing area, lakeside pool and naturally landscaped bathing gully.

So what is so special about these hot springs? 
According to Peninsula Hot Springs they are filtration hot springs. The water that surfaces is estimated to have been deep within the Earth for more than 10,000 years.

The water rises from 637 metres below The Cups at Rye. By the time the water comes to the surface the temperature is approximately 50°C . The temperature of the pools varies from 42°C to 36°C depending on the pool and the time of the year.

Peninsula Hot Springs are classified as true mineral springs, with dissolved solids measuring over 3500 parts per millon (PPM), based on the assessment conducted by the Institute of Geological and Nuclear Sciences in New Zealand.

Peninsula Hot Springs are sodium chloride bicarbonate hot springs, with a pH level of 6.8. The near neutral (slightly acidic) pH is primarily the result of the potassium, calcium, magnesium and sodium ions. 

How does this benefit you? 
Peninsula Hot Springs advise that:
  • Bathing in bicarbonate water assists in opening peripheral blood vessels, improving circulation to the body's extremities and potentially helping to address hypertension and mild atherosclerosis. Some researchers believe that bicarbonate baths also assist cardiovascular disease and nervous system imbalances. Peninsula Hot Springs thermal mineral water contains 1163 PPM bicarbonate.
  • Mineral springs naturally rich in chlorides, in amounts between 0.5 to 3%, are considered by some researchers to be beneficial for rheumatic conditions, arthritis, central nervous system conditions, post-traumatic and post-operative disorders. Peninsula Hot Springs contain 1432 PPM chloride content.
  • Boron builds muscle mass, increases brain activity and strengthens bones. Peninsula Hot Springs contains 1.3 PPM boron.
  • Magnesium converts blood sugar to energy and promotes healthy skin. Peninsula Hot Springs contains 90 PPM magnesium.
  • Potassium assists in the normalisation of heart rhythms, assists in reducing high blood pressure, helps to eliminate body toxins and promotes healthy skin. Peninsula Hot Springs contain 64 PPM potassium.
  • Sodium and natural salts assist with the alleviation of arthritic symptoms and may stimulate the body's lymphatic system when used in baths. Peninsula Hot Springs contain 868 PPM sodium.
One of my favourite attractions is the Reflexology Walk. It contains different sized stones to massage your feet as you walk the length  of the pool. 

What's more at lunch time you can stop for a cuppa and lunch at their outdoor cafe in your bathers and robe then return to the spas for some more indulgence. 

You can also opt for their massage and spa treatments and they even have a gorgeous restaurant onsite. 

Visit the Mornington Peninsula Hot Springs website at