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Thermotherapy: the benefits of relaxation on the mind and body

What is thermotherapy? What are the health benefits?

A repeated cycle alternating hot, cold and relaxation constitutes a purely therapeutic exercise for both the mind and the body. Your body emerges purified, energized, revitalized and relaxed, while your mind finds peace and inner calm. There’s no secret to this formula in Finland, where saunas are taken at least once a week.

Alternating hot and cold baths stimulates the elimination of toxins, strengthens the immune system, eases the muscles and relaxes the body. Stepping into a Nordic bath or shower after the dry heat of a sauna or the soothing humidity of a steam bath with eucalyptus essential oils melts away tension caused by stress or fatigue.

This thermotherapy experience provides an opportunity not only to unwind and recharge, but also to socialize.

What are the health benefits of thermotherapy?

  • Relieves tired and aching muscles.
  • Helps alleviate arthritic pain.
  • Accelerates the healing process and stimulates the release of two natural, pain-relieving hormones: beta-endorphins and norepinephrine.
  • Brings about an overall sense of well-being.

Our favorite places to relax across Canada

Calary -> RNR Wellness Spa

Enjoy a full range of spa services designed for both men and women, in a private setting, perfect for de-stressing from the fast pace of work and everyday life.

Winnipeg -> Thermëa

Relaxation guaranteed. Thermëa will take you through a unique relaxation experience in a natural setting with its cold, temperate and warm pools.

Toronto -> Elmwood Spa

Comfort and abundance await you in their four spacious floors of treatment and renewal options.

Ottawa -> Nordik Spa-Nature

Nordik Spa-Nature positions itself as the largest spa in North America. This relaxation and healing centre offers a multisensory experience surrounded by a natural setting.

Montréal -> Bota Bota, spa-sur-l’eau

Bota Bota is unique in its location. The spa is located on a boat moored in the Old Port of Montreal. From its whirlpool, the view of Montreal is breathtaking.

Quartier DIX30 -> Skyspa

The treatments and thermal baths will make you feel like you've been transported beyond the DIX30!

Quebec City -> Strom Spa Nordique

The remarkable architecture of Strom Spa Nordique has earned it national and international awards. This is the perfect place to take a moment to relax and unwind.

Charlevoix -> Spa Nordique Le Germain

No trip to Charlevoix is complete without a stop at our nordic spa. Enjoy a range of massage techniques, a refreshing thermal spa experience and beauty treatments. Let yourself be tempted by the Finnish sauna, eucalyptus steam bath, hot and cold outdoor pools and even a snow fountain.

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Germain HôtelsOctober 25th, 2021
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