At level 3 we worked out what I was after, and I was shown to the men’s bathing area. The place was fantastic, it was opulently decorated and very spacious. I enjoyed a medium temperature spa for a while, and the staff were very attentive, bringing me drinks like fanta which I am not that fond of, and placing a towel under my head as a pillow. I was then shown to the sauna (at last!). The sauna was the size of the ground floor of my house, I sat on the side opposite to hot coals, and the staff member showed me how with the flick of a switch I can remotely add water to the coals. Next to me, inside the sauna was a cool plunge pool and whilst working up a sweat in the sauna the staff brought me a fresh cup of cold water and a chilled face cloth every few minutes. I bathed in the plunge pool and the staff member worked out that I do not like fanta, which took away and on the way out through it over the hot coals. The fanta started to smoke and the whole sauna stared to smell like burnt sugar, and made me fell somewhat dizzy, so I decided I should head off. I was shown back to the pools, and had a choice of 3 different pools at varying temperatures, I definitely preferred the three pools to the three ladies upstairs! A little man them told me it was time for a back rub and showed me to a cubicle. The massage started off with an exfoliation treatment, and then was followed a rather rough massage and back rub. After a quick shower I headed back to the lockers, and with the help of two staff got dressed, and left the spa. The back-rub cost RMB30 (AU$6), and was a whole lot better than the RMB189 (AU$32) ladies upstairs.
I dashed back to my room to call Mark and tell him the gossip and ordered a club sandwich and beer from room service.