A new and fun concept involving beer and bathing has been set up in Budapest: a beer spa. The concept has been implemented in the famous Széchenyi and Lukacs thermal baths in Budapest.
Lukács Beer Spa is located in the hall of Lukács Thermal Bath. It was completed in 2020 and awaits its guests with 9 tubs. The Beer Spa has 4 changing rooms and enough lockers for comfortable changing. The bathroom also has thermal showers.
Széchenyi Bath is the largest thermal bath in Budapest with 3 outdoor and 15 indoor pools. The spa offers a variety of treatments and day hospitals. Széchenyi Thermal Bath is called “Szecska” by the locals.
There are two Beer Spas in Széchenyi Thermal Bath. The first opened in 2016 and the other in 2018. One of the Beer Spas is available for those who also buy Széchenyi tickets and the other is designed for those who visit Széchenyi only for beer bathing. Both Beer Spas have 6-6 acacia tubs ready for use. From the beer taps next to the tubs, guests can pull their own beer. Both Beer Spas fit well into the building of Széchenyi Thermal Bath. Zsolnay tiles frame the walls of the Beer Spa.
A ticket to the Beer Spa experience includes your 45 minute Beer Spa session plus (optionally) an all day pass into the great Széchenyi Bath or Lukacs Bath. Both Public Bathes are over 100 years old with a great selection of thermal pools plus a myriad of steam rooms and saunas at various temperatures.
The Bath Master then shows visitors the dry ingredients: hops, malt, yeast and a beer salt that are added to the wooden bathtub filled with 36 degree hot medicinal water.
Malt is full of vitamin B which is great for your skin and will leave you baby smooth. Yeast is also full of vitamins, those of which are particularly beneficial to your nails and hairThermal Beer Spa
The beer salt is a special salt that is shipped from the Czech Republic. It has the standard ingredients of beer in it plus it has a rich yet delicate smell.The Bath Master will stir these ingredients into the bathtub with a big spoon and explain how to use a beer tap.
The beer tap is right next to the bathtub so little effort is needed to refill the visitors’ beer mug. Some of the best known beers in Hungary are Dreher, Arany Ászok and Soproni. The tubs have seats at either end.
Visitors have 45 minutes to enjoy the experience, soak up the relaxing atmosphere while soaking their skin the beer ingredients. The Bath Master will only interrupt to bring in some traditional Hungarian snacks and check that the temperature of the water is as desired.
According to the Thermal Beer Spa, these are some of the ingredients’ properties:
- Hops: Hops are a very old herb that have a sedative effect. It can be used to treat sleeping disorders, anxiety and nervous exhaustion. It is a natural stress reliever. In the field of brewing, it is widespread in most countries of 8th century Europe. Its cleansing, flavoring, and preservative properties made it popular. Its soothing effect is significant as well. Scientists have discovered more than 150 ingredients in the hops.
- Malt: Malt is a product made by germinating barley, wheat and other grains. Barley fiber contains beta-glucan. Research shows that it reduces insulin resistance and cholesterol levels, thus reducing the risk of obesity and strengthening the immune system.
- Brewer’s yeast: The bath helps the blood circulation, opens the pores of the skin and thus toxins are removed from the body. Yeast regenerates the layers of the skin thanks to its vitamin B and protein content. It mainly contains water, minerals, fat, carbohydrates and vitamin B.
- Sea salt: A salty bath allows the salt to be absorbed into the top layer of the skin and bind the water and the active ingredients dissolved in it. The abundance of minerals in sea salt has a good effect on our muscles. It makes our skin radiant, firm and youthful, it is great against stress as well.
The Thermal Beer Spa experience is available every day from 4:30pm to 6pm and starts at €45 per person.