Enjoy a ritual full of active benefits

Thermotherapy is a wellness ritual based on the external use of water for therapeutic purposes. Alternating hot and cold temperatures, followed by a period of intense relaxation, this ritual has many benefits. It helps to reduce stress and revive the body and mind.

STEP 1

Hot

GOAL

Increasing the internal body temperature.

FACILITIES

Hot outdoor whirlpools, dry sauna or steam bath.

TIME

15 minutes

  • DRY SAUNA
  • STEAM BATH
  • WHIRLPOOL

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

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

STEP 2

Cold

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

  • Nordic bath, waterfall or cold shower

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

GOAL

Restoring the heart rate and normal body temperature.

FACILITIES

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

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HOW TO PREPARE FOR THE THERMAL EXPERIENCE

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