The carousel keeps turning, but life feels calmer, quieter and altogether more manageable in the central Florence oasis of Relax Firenze.
A holistic temple for mind, body and spirit, this newcomer to the city’s wellness scene is no ordinary day spa. Get active with yoga, Pilates and yogadance classes in a high-ceilinged room nestled like a swallow’s nest just above piazza della Repubblica—the unique vantage point over the square is reason alone for a workout. Step away from the hustle and bustle of urban living through mindfulness and meditation every day at 5pm. Or opt for weekly personal training classes. Revolutionary and sophisticated, the EMS full body system shapes and sculpts in 20-minute sessions—forgetting your gym kit is no excuse as the centre will fit you out for just four euro.
Massages are a must at Relax Firenze, and there’s a variety to choose from, together with signature Wellness Rituals. If you’re feeling world weary, reset your body clock with the Jet Lag treatment: 110 minutes to help you to land in Florence. Mamalove ups all-natural relaxation for mums-to-be and those adjusting to parenthood, while Mediterranean focuses on the face and the body through a treatment based on the healing power of marine salt and natural essences, which includes a soft brushes massage.
The Himalayan salt room is a highlight of the Relax Firenze experience, healing the body and skin through iodine-free mineral salt, removing negative energy and revitalizing breathing through halotherapy. Plus, it’s family friendly as toys are on hand for your children to play with while soaking in the health benefits of the mountain mist.
Your time might be over at Relax Firenze, but the good news is that you can take it with you—in the form of the uniquely formulated Relax Bio Cosmetics organic skincare line.
Piazza della Repubblica, entrance from Via degli Strozzi 2, first floor