The thermal experience
The path to balance in 3 steps
Now is the time for you to venture onto the ultimate path to balance. To maximize the benefits, we recommend that you live the complete spa experience at least 2 to 3 times during your Kōena Escape.
Start with shorter cycles and gradually increase the length of your Northern Ritual-inspired spa experience. Please also ensure that you stay hydrated and limit your alcohol consumption throughout your spa experience.
The choice is yours! Two dry saunas and a steam bath are at your disposal. Stay between 5 and 20 minutes in a dry sauna and between 5 and 15 minutes in a steam bath. Begin this heat step on the benches on the first floor for 2 to 3 minutes, then gradually move up according to your heat tolerance.
Immerse yourself quickly in our cold bath or, if it’s cold enough outside, just walking around outside is enough for this step. In winter, you can even roll in the snow, Finnish style. However, avoid diving headfirst into the cold bath.
You can experience your relaxation phase in one of our five relaxation rooms. Two of these rooms have particular therapeutic virtues: the halotherapy room and the light therapy room.
For maximum benefit, your relaxation time should last at least 10 to 15 minutes. We also recommend that you do ankle bending and extension stretching exercises after a stay in a sauna or steam bath.
Before you use our saunas and steam baths or undergo the thermal cycle, we strongly recommend that you consult your doctor if you find yourself in any of the following situations:
- Heart and vascular disorders;
- Infections, wounds or skin problems;
- After strenuous physical exertion.
Furthermore, we strongly advise against using saunas and steam baths if you have consumed alcohol. Alcohol consumption combined with the use of saunas or steam baths increases the risk of hypotension, cardiac complications, sudden death and accidents.
Finally, avoid diving headfirst or cooling your head only after getting out of a sauna or steam bath, as the intensity of the thermal shock increases the risk of sudden death.