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Hot Springs, Arkansas is known for natural hot springs that are plumbed through the hotels and bathhouses positioned around bathhouse row. This might be a little bit underappreciated today, but during Hot Springs heyday, hot running water in a building may have seemed miraculous.
My grandma who was born in once told me that the most life changing technology of her lifetime was hot running water. We take it for granted now. Hot Springs seems like a time capsule. Bathhouse row came to prominence in the nineteen-teens. As far as I can tell, some buildings did some updates inand no one has touched anything since.
I was eager to try the public bathing experience offered at Buckstaff Bath House. I was game. Matt was not.
He headed back to the hotel to see if he could get a massage. In hindsight, this was a mistake. Our hotel was kind of dank and dreary. Eager to improve his back, he inquired. Buford, he was informed, was currently available for a massage. And then they staff proceeded to wake up a man slumped over his own arms, asleep, leaning on a table.
You have a massage. When he approached Matt, Matt saw he was blind and thought it was possible this would be the best massage of his life. This could be the Ray Charles of massage.
He may feel the muscles the way Charles feels the piano keys. Buford escorted Matt to an uncovered massage table and Matt got down directly on the plastic. Buford put on some rubber gloves, doused Matt in talcum powder and some lotion and commenced poking. Twenty minutes in, Buford announced the torture was over.
Matt got up, relieved that the massage had ended early, but his joy was short-lived. What are you doing? So Matt lay down again. Buford set a timer: one minute, two minutes, three minutes, four minutes. Each recited up to forty. And Matt settled in for his full punishment.
He should have just had a stranger give him a bath. My experience was great. You have to be okay being naked in front of people, but there was far more modesty than when we took a Turkish Bath in Turkey. After stripping down, the attendant wraps a sheet around you like a toga. Then they take you for a minute bath with raging bubbles. A motor and what looks like a giant meat thermometer stick out of the tub.
One is there for the bubbles. They give you hot water to drink straight from the springs. Sweat is the goal. After the tub comes the vapor chamber. This is a box that is basically a steam room. You sit down and they close the stainless steel door in front and close the two sides of the top around your neck so your head is sticking out.
Everything is very clinical and industrial looking. Stainless steel and small white tiles abound. What the sitz bath looked like found in a local store. You sit with your butt in the sink an your legs dangling out over the edge—an awkward, public butt bath that someone else was just in. Then they lay you on a padded stainless steel table and cover you in hot towels.
After the towels came the shower. Though I kind of felt like a cow being led around, this station, while scary looking, was wonderful. Today, nice showers often have multiple he in order to hit the body all over. This historic relic was superb. It was metal pipes, inches apart, that ran from the neck to the knees.
Each tube was pocked with holes. My body was completely saturated in water. Then a massage and, unlike Matt, my therapist was fantastic. She knew her stuff. We talked about fascia and how movement reduces pain. I was pretty much in all my glory. I could have slept the entire day.
Water therapy has been used as a tool for centuries. I think I now know why. Luckily for Matt, we have the greatest massage therapist in our home town, so he made an appointment with Kim at Woodside Massage for our first day home. To say she is better than Buford is an understatement.
But at least he has a story to tell. Public baths are very popular in South Korea also and sound very familiar to your experience! I can tell you firsthand it is awesome! Getting clean there is a full body experience. Great story Maggie! What a experience you had!
I had smile on my face whole time I was reading it. Two great stories — even though the outcome is different for each of you. Don't subscribe All Replies to my comments Notify me of followup comments via e-mail. You can also subscribe without commenting. Public Bathing and Massages in Hot Springs Arkansas Hot Springs, Arkansas is known for natural hot springs that are plumbed through the hotels and bathhouses positioned around bathhouse row. Buckstaff Bath House. About the Author: Maggie Downie. Thank you for giving your time to stop and read my blog.
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