Winter Wellness Inspired By Our Olympians
16 February 2018
We’re loving watching all the action from the Winter Olympics and cheering on team GB #WeAreTheGreat. Especially those from the local area including Sheffield’s James Woods, sisters Katie and Molly Summerhayes and Nottingham’s Josh Cheetham.
We might not be racing down the slopes or speeding round the rink but we’re still embracing the benefits of Alpine living, albeit at slighter slower pace!
We’ve put together our guide to the ultimate thermal treatments so you too can relax like an athelete while enjoying the numerous health benefits associated with the experiences, from improved circulation to flushing out toxins.
A temperate sauna with low levels of humidity where steam infuses with herbs, we use ones from our garden. It’s a gentler experience in terms of heat and is a great way to warm up the body and muscles.
Mineral stones are heated in an oven to around 400°C with cold water poured over to create steam. We use a theatrical cauldron for added drama. The slightly humid atmosphere is good for breathing, it flushes out toxins and increases blood flow to muscles.
Swiss Pine Sauna
This classic Finnish Sauna features a dry intense heat. It aids circulation, improves joint movement, flushes out toxins and opens pores to help improve skin. Ours is clad in Swiss Stone Pine which releases a distinctive essence that can also help with sleep and relaxation.
This one has been designed by our expert team and is an extreme take on a cold ice experience. It replicates the effects of snowstorm, complete with biting winds. It really is only for the brave! The treatment can boost the immune system, eliminate toxins, improve the appearance of cellulite and speed up muscle recovery.
A gentler way to experience extremes of hot and cold, the shower walk features a range of options from a warm tropical rain to summer storm to an ice bucket for the daring.It’s good forstimulating the senses, circulation and general state of mind.
A classical spa experience, it provides warm temperatures and high humidity. An abundance of steam and natural aromas infuse the room and it helps to increase metabolism and strengthen the immune system.
Salt Cascade Experience
Not really an extreme experience but one of our favourites.Salt particles are released into the air from a constantly evolving salt cascade. There are lots of purported benefits of salt inhalation including helping with respiratory problems.
For those wanting to escape the cold and perhaps the long nights of winter the Sabbia Med, sunlight therapy is a great option. The fun therapy releases low levels of UV to release Vitamin D whilst specialised lamps are used to alleviate SAD.
We’ll also be raising a toast to our Olympians at our Alpine Après Ski event on Friday 23 February where we will be offering Twilight Spa with themed music, Bavarian style dining and drinks!
We hope to welcome you soon!