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Holy water torture

Marija Andric

It might not be exactly what tired businessmen have in mind when they call for a special nun massage service, but this converted convent is making a fortune after reopening as a health spa.

The nuns turned to massage after their chicken breeding business fell flat.

Now the sisters at Marienkron Abbey in Monchhof, Austria, use their healing hands to sooth away the aches and pains of their customers.

The five star spa offers therapies with high pressure jets of mineral water, massage, and fitness classes with an expert chi kung Chinese breathing exercises.

Guests are pummeled with high pressure hoses of chilled mineral waters to stimulate the skin.

The Sisters of the Cistercian Order say the ice cold water treatments are good for the body and the soul and charge 100 GBP a night for a break in the spa.




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