I am, of course, familiar with the big bath house Sturebadet, which is indeed my favorite way to spend an afternoon, but it's pricey so I only indulge when gifted with such! This little spa was located in a former apartment that had been renovated beautifully. Upon walking in, I immediately felt the warm coziness of a nurturing environment. I was led into the treatment room by Tilde, the young woman who was in charge. The room itself exuded relaxation. Candles were lit in the fireplace, the table/bed was inviting and the whole room ushered me into an atmosphere where I could forget the outside world and allow the stress of life to simply melt away.
The afternoon included a body scrub, facial, mini manicure, mini pedicure, and eye brow management. I really love this stuff!
An added bonus to the day however was Tilde! We were chatting, as you do, and she of course, asked me what I did so I told her that I was a pastor and she about jumped out of her skin! She shared with me that she and her husband go to Hillsong church, which is a few short blocks from our house! She shared with me how she had been adopted from Sri Lanka when she was 2 months old, how through her Confirmation experience in the Swedish church led her to begin pondering matters of faith and how some difficult circumstances a few years back led to her becoming a Christian. Her husband shared a similar journey and they are now worshipping at Hillsong but expressed an interest in visiting Immanuel. The international nature of our fellowship appealed to her so I hope to see her some time on a Sunday! I was blessed to meet another Christian in the Swedish marketplace! It is so rare.
An added bonus was getting a text from her that stated what a blessing it was for her to also meet me! So my afternoon at the spa turned out to be a blessing for my body, mind and spirit!
By the way, this place is great and Tilde is a wonderful spa provider. Check out her website here and if you are in Stockholm, I absolutely recommend this place to you! I hope to return time and again.