An age-old Finnish tradition
Hydrotherapy as an effective way of releasing tensions in both the mind and the body is an ancient practice that dates back thousands of years.
The cycle of hot-cold-relax is proven to both energize and rest the body, improving blood circulation and activating the lymphatic system to help detoxification. It also actively promotes the release of endorphins, also known as the “well-being hormones”. Revived. Body & Mind.
The traditional ritual
By following the three steps of the hydrotherapy cycle below, one can find a sense of ease that we believe is central in the path to well-being.
Raising the body’s temperature dilates the blood vessels on the surface of the skin, reduces blood pressure, and increases blood flow to the skin and muscles, thus initiating a state of calmness and introspection.
Tradition suggests that the hot stations be followed by immersing oneself in cold water. This step causes the skin’s pores to close thus shutting in the heat from step one. These refreshing stations promote a shift in blood pressure, encouraging the body to flush toxins, the muscles to release tensions, allowing you to fully engage in the benefits of the circuit.
Indulge in a 10 to 15 minute period of doing nothing, relaxing in our solariums, hammocks and other mid-temperature areas. During this final step, the cardiovascular system regulates itself. After spending time in the hot and cold environments, it is recommended to rest the body to help stabilize blood flow and heart rate.