The best-known saunas, hammams and thermal baths in Belgium are often packed and never seem to be right on our doorstep…
To really unwind after a day of work or during periods of high stress, whether you go alone, as a couple or as part of a group, here is our pick of wellness centres. Intimate and unintimidating, they are practically on your doorstep, in the heart of the Charleroi Metropolitan Area.
The Institut Daphné in Aiseau-Presles
Serenity, relaxation and well-being are the watchwords of these places, nestled in the heart of the Presloise countryside! The institute welcomes you for treatments, massages, scrubs and other rituals. Looking for a longer period of relaxation? Two private areas are at your disposal where time seems to stand still and the worries of everyday life seem far, far away…
And given that you won’t want to visit these places just once, a subscription formula allows you to take advantage of more advantageous rates.
Pure Spa Wellness in Mont-sur-Marchienne
This is an undeniable favourite among spa-goers. Just listen to the positive reviews: “A wonderful discovery which I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend”, “Paradise”, “I recommend it 100%, I had the best massage of my life”, “Everywhere smells beautiful, the towels are extra soft, the tea is so soothing, the lighting so gentle, the masseuse so sweet and kind, the spa is amazing. It was magical!”.
The wellness area comprises a hammam, sauna, jacuzzi, infrared bench, sensory showers… Part of this space can be hired for private use. Customers are looked after right down to the smallest details. They can enjoy the spa alone, as a couple or in a group of friends. The extremely professional members of staff are very attentive to customers’ individual needs and tailor massages accordingly.
Centre Aroma Beauté in Sambreville
This institute centres its entire range of services around relaxation. Enjoy prestigious SPA rituals in a setting conducive to well-being and switching off, or relax with the expert hands that will guide you through various treatments.
The wellness area is ideal for spending a pleasant moment with its chromotherapy jet shower, 5-seater jacuzzi, infrared cabin, indoor pool and terrace.
In addition to these services, Aroma Beauté doesn’t leave little ones out of the experience: different duo formulas with dad or mum are available, as well as rituals adapted to the needs of children or teenagers, or group workshops focused on beauty, kicking back or even deep relaxation.
Ébène spa in Momignies
Soothing, luminous, carefully decorated premises… A 7-seater jacuzzi, a traditional sauna… A side room for a duo massage with chromotherapy… And many little extras to keep everyone (you) happy. What more could you ask for?
Book this space for 3 hours, or more if that’s what you need!
Hammam Aziza, in Charleroi
In Charleroi, treat yourself to a genuine traditional Moroccan hammam and let yourself unwind completely. After the hammam it’s time for a scrub and massage with black soap and olive oil. Round off proceedings with the North African tradition of drinking tea, with the sound of enchanting music playing in the background the whole time.
The beneficial effects of a hammam last for several days.
The moment you push open the door, you find yourself magically whisked away: this is where your journey begins. Manager Abderrahim Harchi has succeeded in bringing Morocco to his clients. The whole spa, spotlessly clean, has been designed to create an authentic ambiance. The panelling comes directly from Morocco. The walls are painted in warm hues. Incense perfumes the air.
Rêves d’Ô in Fontaine-l’Évêque
For an experience that makes you lose track of time and switch off from day-to-day stress, plan a visit to this wellness centre. The private facilities include a jacuzzi, hammam, sauna and indoor swimming pool. In summer, visitors can enjoy the terrace.
This cocoon can be enjoyed as a couple, but also as a group of friends. The zen-like ambiance is warm and welcoming. The service offered is incomparable and hygiene standards are beyond reproach. The owners, highly attuned to their clients’ needs, cater to your every whim. You can even pick out your preferred massage oil and refresh your palate with sumptuous fruit kebabs.
The many products provided (teas, scrubs, oils, etc.) are sourced from local producers and retailers.
La Compagnie des Indes in Joncret
Soak up this enchanting atmosphere with flavours of India. The décor, carefully chosen right down to the last detail, is an open invitation to relax. Alongside treatments and massages, you can enjoy a private spa: sauna, hammam, heated outdoor jacuzzi (38 degrees Celsius) and relaxation area with an open fire. As if that weren’t enough, the sweeping views across the neighbouring countryside are simply stunning.
La Compagnie des Indes is located in the municipality of Gerpinnes, surrounded by countryside. The managers, Raymonde and Paul-Henri Lallemand, designed the space so as to offer guaranteed relaxation in an intimate atmosphere. Every care is taken.
Boost your relaxation in an Indian setting, even sampling a typical dish or two.
The Thalasud Centre in Loverval
This centre stands out to us for two main reasons: the quality of treatments and the kindness of the staff. Upon arrival, you are given a towelling robe and slippers to make you feel right at home.
Enjoy the pool, the hammam, the sauna and, weather permitting, the terrace. The resting room, complete with hammocks, has seduced on more than one occasion, with “this feeling of being on holiday”. Furthermore, the foot massage comes highly recommended by a large number of clients.
The layout of the centre (which is spread over an area of 500 m²!) and its upkeep have been designed with nature in mind, so as to respect the environment. The air is recycled, the floor is disinfected using ionisation, the lighting is used only when and where needed and the pool water is unchlorinated.
You want to enjoy a wellness centre but only have 2 hours to spare
These 5 centres, scattered around the Charleroi Metropolitan Area, are opportunities to indulge with the many treatments, water jets and massages they have to offer. A chance to lose track of time and escape the daily grind whether solo, as a couple or among friends.
Instead of going out to eat, what about relaxation and gentle conversation in a jacuzzi or sauna instead? Switch off from reality, just for a few hours…