Immerse yourself in wellbeing
Widely recognized for their energizing and relaxing properties, there are many benefits associated with baths and hydrotherapy. In addition to cleaning the body, they improve blood circulation and promote the release of endorphins, known as the “well-being hormones.” More specifically, endorphins can help improve one’s physical condition and enable attainment of a better quality of life.
An Age Old Finnish Tradition
Whether you call them Onsen, Hamman, Hot Springs or Finnish Sauna, the use of baths as a mode of relaxation is an ancient practice that dates back thousands of years. For Finnish people, the sauna is a place to be at ease with family and friends in search of physical and mental relaxation. The use of water as a way to relax and as a source of wellbeing is a European tradition best known today as “hydrotherapy.”
Norvegian Steam Baths
A Norwegian steam bath is a room where hot steam is released into the air to induce the body to perspire in order to start the detoxification process. An important starting point in the full bathing experience, this step promotes deep tissue relaxation and deep cleansing on the entire body. The Norwegian steam baths are usually followed by an immersion in cold water to release the body’s toxins.
The Finnish sauna is a heated room, typically warmed to between 60 and 100 degrees Celsius. Water and Eucalyptus oil is poured onto hot stones in the room to produce steam, which increases the sauna’s moisture and heat levels. The heat of the sauna envelops the body and has a relaxing effect on muscles. The Finnish sauna is followed by an immersion in cold water to release the body’s toxins.
Hot Baths are a great way to relax while promoting the detoxification process. They raise the body’s core temperature, dilate blood vessels, promote blood circulation, lower blood pressure, draw contaminants out through the skin’s pores, and offer many other benefits. Thermal waterfalls in the hot bath environment help to release tensions in the muscles when you stand beneath them. The Finnish sauna is followed by an immersion in cold water to release the body’s toxins.
There are several choices to refresh the body including showers, cool baths and Nordic waterfalls. Visit the cooling stations directly after you leave one of the warming stations and help your body flush out toxins, promote circulation and relax. Finally, indulge in a 10-15 minute rest in one of our relaxing rooms and your detoxification and relaxation process is complete.