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ENJOY A RITUAL FULL OF ACTIVE BENEFITS

Practiced for thousands of years, Thermotherapy is a wellness ritual based on the external use of water for therapeutic purposes. Alternating between hot and cold temperatures followed by a period of deep relaxation, the thermal experience has many benefits. Feasible twelve months a year, rain or shine, it helps to reduce stress and revive the body and mind.

Step 1 - Hot

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goal

Increasing the internal body temperature.

Facilities

Hot outdoor whirlpools, dry sauna or steam bath.

time

15 minutes

Benefits

Immersing the body in hot water provides a feeling of well-being while decreasing stress and improving sleep quality. Thousands of little air bubbles activate the blood circulation and relieve sore muscles. The feeling of weightlessness in the water also reduces pressure on the joints.

ChARACTeristics

Type: humid heat
Temperature: 37°C – 39°C
Atmosphere: relaxing, quiet conversation possible

Benefits

The dry heat sauna helps to eliminate fatigue and muscle tension, to oxygenate the body, to strengthen the immune system and to cleanse the skin through perspiration.

ChARACTeristics

Type: dry heat
Temperature: 75 to 100°C
Atmosphere: silent and relaxing

Benefits

The steam bath promotes in particular the decongestion of the respiratory tracts, it also helps to cleanse the skin and to prepare the body for a restorative and restful sleep.

ChARACTeristics

Type: humid heat
Temperature: 40 to 50°C, humidity:
Atmosphere: silent and relaxing

Step 2 - Cold

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goal

Creating a thermal shock and decreasing the internal temperature of the body.

facilities

Nordic bath, waterfall or cold shower

time

10 to 15 seconds

Benefits

The sudden immersion of the body into icy cold water stimulates the cardiovascular system, strengthens the immune system, improves the appearance of the skin and readies the body for sleep by lowering the body temperature.

ChARACTeristics

Temperature: 12°C -18°C
Maximum of 15 seconds
Staying calm

Step 3 - Relaxation

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Goal

Restoring the heart rate and normal body temperature.

Falicities

Different rooms and areas for relaxation, outdoor fireplaces, terrace, stone beds, hammocks etc.

time

20 minutes

Benefits

Laying or sitting down to rest the body and allow it to get back to its initial state. This important period of inactivity promotes the release of endorphins and allows feeling the physical and mental benefits of the hot-cold cycle.

DURATION OF THE THERMAL EXPERIENCE

Anticipate 2 to 3 hours to complete the thermal circuit. We suggest repeating the 3 steps of the “hot-cold-relaxation” cycle 3 to 4 times in order to maximize the benefits.

A long list of benefits

The higher heat removes not only the toxins originating in the skin and muscle tissue but also those coming from the metabolism and all the organs. It is therefore a very in-depth cleansing.

By dilating the capillaries, hydrotherapy allows to replenish the skin with nutrients, so it regains its youthful radiance.

Proper blood circulation plays an essential role in maintaining good health. The thermal experience promotes the circulation and therefore helps to treat conditions such as acne, rheumatism and chronic pain.

The extreme temperature difference the body is subjected to during the thermal experience results in a mild fever. The body responds to this state by stimulating its immune system, which is being strengthened and therefore has a better resistance to viruses and is overall in better shape among spa enthusiasts.

The thermal experience helps to fight against insomnia, mild depression and loss of appetite.

Exposure to the thermal experience on a regular basis improves the lung capacity. In spa enthusiasts one is able to observe an increase of the amount of red blood cells that are responsible for the transport of oxygen in the blood.

How to prepare for the thermal experience

  • Avoid alcoholic beverages and heavy meals before the thermal experience.
  • Make sure to take a quick shower before starting.
  • Use a towel to sit on the benches in the sauna and hammam, the temperature increases the higher up you sit. Start at the bottom and work your way up.
  • Listen to your body and pay attention to your personal heat tolerance limit and don’t push your body too far. If you experience discomfort, stop immediately.
  • Drink plenty of water throughout the thermal experience to replace lost fluids.

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