Steamed, Then Chilled

Antoni Gaudí's psychedelic Barcelona architecture may take your imagination on a magical mystery tour, but a visit to the Six Senses Spa, in the penthouse of the city's five-star Hotel Arts, will sweep your whole body along for the ride. According to director Janet Fernandez, its philosophy is: "To balance all five senses in order to release your sixth sense—your internal flame." To this end guests are welcomed before treatments in a chic, chandelier-lit waiting room with a glass of ginger tea and a ginger candy to purify the body and boost energy levels, before being led to the sauna—the best...

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