Tired of your routine life and looking for a break? Want to relax and unwind over the weekend? While a good massage definitely helps, you can combine that with thermotherapy. For the uninitiated, thermotherapy is a wellness ritual, which relies on water to offer therapeutic benefits. In simple words, the process involves alternating hot and cold experiences, so as to induce relaxation. Thermotherapy is considered to be great for reducing stress and can have a positive impact, both on the mind and body. If you intend to visit spa Scandinave près de Montréal, thermotherapy is an experience worth spending on.
Steps at a glance
- Step 1: The first step is to increase the internal body temperature. Depending on the spa you choose, you can go for a steam bath, a special dry sauna or even outdoor whirlpools, and this step lasts for about 15 minutes. With the heat sauna, your body will relax, and you will find instant relief from muscle tension. Since the body will also perspire, this step will open the pores and cleanse the skin. The atmosphere in the spa is all about relaxation.
- Step 2. The second step is about creating a thermal shock, for which you would be asked for a cold shower or Nordic bath, depending on the spa. This is an instant step and will last for just 15 seconds. When you dip the body in icy cold water or just take an immediate cold shower after the hot sauna, the process strengthens the immune system and helps in improving skin appearance.
- Step 3: The final step is all about relaxation. You will be asked to enjoy and wind down after the second step, typically around a fireplace or an open area. The step lasts for about 20 minutes, and your body will get back to its normal state. As you relax, endorphins are released, and you will feel the goodness of the hot followed by cold cycle.
The same cycle must be repeated at least three times for the maximum benefit. To be more precise, thermotherapy can last for as long as two hours or more, especially if you include a massage therapy.
Visiting a spa
Only selected spas offer thermotherapy, so check in advance, and we recommend that you book in advance, especially for weekends and holidays. This can be great way to spend some time with your beloved on a lazy weekend, doing nothing quite literally.