Since July 5, 1946, women have been hitting the beaches and poolside in bikinis. National Bikini Day marks the anniversary of the invention of the revealing two-piece bathing suit.
Named after the Bikini Atoll, where the United States conducted atomic tests, the two-piece bathing suit made its debut in Paris. French designer Louis Réard wanted to name revealing bits of fabric “atom.”
By World War II, sunbathers cast aside the chaste one-piece bathing costumes for simple two-piece bathing suits. However, nothing prepared the United States for the revealing bikini when it hit the beaches on July 5, 1946. The skimpy strips of fabric were seen as less than a women’s unmentionables. While Europe enthusiastically donned the bikini after a long and arduous world war, American’s sense of decency kept them from accepting the bikini until the 1960s.
Today, the bikini comes in all shapes, sizes, colours, and fabrics. Designers expanded the style to flatter more body shapes, enticing more women to wear the fashion. Throughout the summer, the beaches and pools call for swimwear. If you’re considering the bikini, perhaps the celebration is the day to pick one that fits your style.
How to prepare for a bikini body
Discover Thalgo’s famous cool marine wrap. After a relaxing welcome massage, your therapist will apply a bandage wrap to the body, infused with a lotion containing Thalgo patented seaweed extract, Menthol and active ingredients to improve blood flow and regulate fluid balance. Frigi-Thalgo is able to significantly boost circulation, making it highly effective at eliminating excess fluid and toxins from the hip and thigh area. It is very popular as an anti-cellulite treatment or for a slimming quick fix.
60 minutes – £55
Thalgo 3 Algae Body Wrap
The original marine algae wrap, harnessing all the incredible benefits of seaweed. After a relaxing welcome massage to relieve tensions, the body is exfoliated before Thalgo’s patented seaweed body wrap is applied, infusing its minerals, vitamins and micro-nutrients to the body.
After the seaweed wrap is removed, a relaxing massage is carried out using an oil blended especially for detox. This treatment activates circulation, increases metabolism, relieves aches and pains and can improve certain dry skin conditions. Excellent for detox and general well-being.
70 minutes £53
Hammam is a Traditional method for microdermabrasion and its a type of steam bath and is a very relaxing experience. Hammam treatment starts with rinsing with clear, hot water. Then, you’ll enter the steam bath until the heat softens your skin. Using the Kisseh (rough mitt) and Sefidab ( It is a soft mineral substance which dissolves gently in steam leaving the skin soft and supple). We’ll exfoliate your skin and expose new, softer, radiant skin. Once you’ve been exfoliated, there’ll be another rinse before you have a relaxing full body Honey based mask to boost and nourish your skin.
60 minutes £60
95 minutes £75