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Melburnian’s its time to relax and unwind from the stress of the lockdown, as we Celebrate World Bathing Day at Peninsula Hot Springs – 22nd June 2021

Peninsula Hot Springs is pleased to join the celebration of World Bathing Day on 22 June. An initiative of the Bathe the World Foundation and the Global Wellness Institute Hot Springs Initiative, World Bathing Day is an international celebration of water and the diverse rituals and cultural traditions associated with the act of bathing and cleansing.

Bathing is therapeutic as endorphins respond to the soothing water. “It’s believed that hot baths are particularly transformative because they warm us up. Increased body temperature helps synchronise our natural circadian rhythms, leading to better sleep patterns, along with improved quality of sleep and overall wellbeing, says Fiona Thomas. Reference – https://happiful.com/5-mental-health-benefits-of-bathing/

This fourth year will be even more special as we link in with Hot Springs and musical artists around the world in the first-ever global world music event – ‘Global Sound Bath’ and we invite our community to tune in and participate.

The musical live stream event will follow the path of the sun around the earth starting from New Zealand and moving west across to Australia, to Japan, then across to Europe, and finishing in the United States.

The ‘Global Sound Bath’ will feature live musical performances from local artists from each host thermal hot springs venue, providing an opportunity for global audiences to experience the unique culture of each Hot Springs destination around the world going live at approximately 7 pm local time.

The celebrations at Peninsula Hot Springs will commence with a global sunrise ceremony at the iconic Hilltop Pool where a photo will be taken and shared on Instagram welcoming the venue and fellow bathing lovers to ‘World Bathing Day. People from around the world are invited and encouraged to also share bathing images on this day. #worldbathingday celebrating our global connection to bathing.

Throughout the day a program of globally inspired wellness activities will take place. Visitors to the Springs will be able to experience the healing powers of clay with our signature body clay ritual; be invigorated by the powers of hot and cold therapy; discover the benefits of combining geothermal bathing with yoga and calm the mind with a mindful sound bath mediation.

Guests will also enjoy an array of complimentary live music throughout the day that will include several floating sound bathing opportunities thanks to our amphitheatre in-pool speakers.

Peninsula Hot Springs invites our community to participate in our World Bathing Day celebrations. Here is how to get involved:

1.Online -Tune in to the ‘Global Sound Bath’ live at 7 pm – other venues around the world before and after https://worldbathingday.org/

2.On-site -Visit Peninsula Hot Springs on June 22 to participate in the celebrations. Bookings can be made at https://www.peninsulahotsprings.com/

3.Share your beautiful sunrise bathing images on Instagram #worldbathingday to get involved with the global community.

By Melinda Sullivan

Images sourced via Instagram.

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