This blog post was produced in collaboration with Miracles, la grande retraite. Together we will explore the benefits of thermotherapy, a millennia-old practice of exposing the body to extreme temperature variations.

Gaining popularity for its benefits to physical and mental well-being. It may seem daring to expose the body to alternating hot and cold environments, but the effects on the human body are remarkable and scientifically proven. We will discuss the various ways in which this practice can improve the quality of life.

When exposed to intense heat, the body responds by increasing blood and lymph circulation, which helps oxygenate tissues and eliminate toxins. Dry saunas, steam baths and hot tubs are effective means of inducing this response. This action relaxes muscles, reduces stress, and improves sleep quality. 

The unexpected aspect of thermotherapy is it’s combination with cold. Sudden immersion in icy temperatures, such as in Nordic showers or cold pools, causes the sympathetic nervous system to be stimulated and activated.This strenghtens your immune system. Cold also helps reduce muscle soreness and speeds up recovery after exercise. 

Psychologically, the alternating effects positively impact mood regulation because the practice stimulates the release of endorphins, dopamine and norepinephrine, also known as the “happy hormones”. This occurs during your thermal journey and can continue for several hours afterwards. This hormonal surge is effective in reducing symptoms of anxiety and depression. Although the experience may seem intense, many enthusiasts report feeling revitalized and energized, motivating them to repeat the practice. 

In conclusion, thermotherapy is not just a trend, but a wellness practice based on solid science. Scandinave Spa Mont-Tremblant is committed to sharing this unique experience with its guests. Escape the routine and let yourself be transported on our thermal journey.  

 Will you dare to disconnect and brave the cold with us?