But it's also popular with people just looking for a way to unwind - and the Brine Bath
now has a fitness centre, sauna and beauty treatment rooms too.
It is then immersed into a frozen brine bath
, whereby it is ejected, under pressure, as an iceblock.
Attractions of the location also include the town's brine bath
facility, the last local link with its history as a spa town.
Sources tell us that Big Ian was spotted on the West Coast at the Big Sur and then at Esalen - this is where you go to meditate and relax in brine bath
tubs whilst the sun sets in the distance.
The Droitwich Spa Brine Bath
Complex, run by BMI Healthcare, interestingly describes itself as Britain's premiere natural health spa.
In 1893 the idea of a "brine baths
hospital" was put forward by Sir Smith Child, who, accompanied by a committee, travelled to Droitwich to study how the town's brine baths
were run as they were considered the best in the country.
Manor Road footbridge and Brine Baths
footbridge have undergone a substantial restoration, which has transformed their appearance.
It is soaked in brine baths
and moved to the cutting table where its cut and packed in sealed casings.
The facilities for a variety of therapeutic purposes will cover an area of around 4700 m2 and will include: sunbathing, swimming, massages, medical gymnastics in the seawater, knaiping, brine baths
, brine inhalation, salt peelings and salt pan mud (fango) baths and other therapies.
Friday's the busiest time for baths QUEUES formed at Stockton Corporation Baths to use the brine baths
on Fridays because this was the busiest day for the slipper baths.
St Andrew's Town Hotel stands in a seclude location, minutes from Droitwich town centre and its famous brine baths
. It is a substantial, contemporary Grade II listed town house.
The town's historic, riverside brine baths
- an architectural delight to the eye - were demolished to make way for a monstrosity passed off as a leisure centre.
Droitwich, which is famous for its brine baths
and was mentioned in the Domesday Book, does have a title of honorary freeman, although that award is reserved for those who have served the local community rather than starred on the sporting stage.
In the 1880s, a local businessman, Mr Corbett, the 'Salt King', decided that brine baths
would be a profitable extra outlet for the town's main, indeed only, product.