I wouldn’t be doing the Spa City justice if I didn’t visit an actual Spa right? Right. If you’re a young person who enjoys relaxing, getting pampered, getting massaged or any of the above, then Hot Springs is the perfect place for you! Historic bathhouse row, in downtown Hot Springs offers you a chance to take a peek into the city’s past and learn why Hot Springs became so famous in the 1900’s through today.

 Participating in a massage or bath on bathhouse row puts you in some pretty good company. With big names such as Franklin Delano Roosevelt, Al Capone, and the legend Babe Ruth, people from every walk of life have come from all over the country to take part in the thermal waters that gush out of the ground at 143 degrees F. With the problem of what to blog about next solved, the only question that remained was which bathhouse to go to…The Buckstaff bathhouse is a very traditional styled spa and lets you experience the same type of treatment that people experienced back in the “Golden Age of Bathing.” While the traditional style may appeal to the older generation, I chose to visit the newest addition to bathhouse row, Quapaw Baths & Spa. Where as the Buckstaff is the classic bathhouse option, the Quapaw could be considered the more modern option.

To give you some background on where I am coming from, before my visit to the Quapaw, I had never been to a Spa or had a massage of any kind, and to tell you the truth, I was a bit skeptical. But, as I stepped into the thermal waters, all my skepticism melted away. The Quapaw Baths & Spa is a very clean establishment that has a friendly and inviting staff, warm tone, and high-quality equipment to get you loose and relaxed. The Quapaw offers a wide variety of different packages for customers to choose from including things like massages, facials, body polishes, and many more. I chose to get an hour soak in the thermal waters accompanied by a 25 minute swedish massage….I’ve never felt more relaxed in my life.

Now, for those of you who are a little timid of the whole being clothed in just a robe thing, relax (no pun intended). The staff of the Quapaw makes sure that even the most shy customers feel right at home in their establishment, which is complete with personal massage and changing rooms.

Overall, I went to the Quapaw bathhouse a little skeptical of the whole “massage and spa scene,” but left with a new appreciation for it. The expertly trained masseuse that worked on me, massaged out some knots in my back that I’m sure have been there for a long time. I would definitely recommend the Quapaw Baths & Spa bathhouse to anyone visiting the area, and am sure if you are a skeptic like I was, that after one visit, you will see it in a new light…

Contact: www.quapawbaths.com, (501) 609-9822

Location: 413 Central Ave, 71901