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Fancy a dip in nature?

We invite you to enjoy our outdoor spa, nestled in the countryside. Made of wood and heated with wood, it consists of a hot bubbling bath and a traditional sauna. The sauna is available all year except Sunday and the Finnish bath from April to October (except Sunday) Due to the covid 19 pandemic, this space is reserved for our guests. It is privatized per room according to a schedule of use established each day with the people wishing to use it. Between each use, the nature spa is disinfected, so that everyone can enjoy it, use is limited to 1 hour per room. We thank you for indicating to us as soon as possible, ideally during your reservation, the time slot you wish to reserve. Bathrobes are available.

The Finnish Bath:

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Our Finnish Bath will introduce you to the traditional whirlpool baths from the Scandinavian countries. It is heated in a wood stove: to be at a temperature of 37 °, the bath must be heated 3 hours in advance. Excellent alternative to the classic spa, it is based on thermotherapy, which consists of alternating hot and cold in several stages:

  • You start by warming up your body for ten minutes in a sauna, a whirlpool bath or even in a hammam. This helps release toxins through the pores of the skin.
  • You then spray yourself with cold to warm water for a few seconds to close your pores and flush out toxins.
  • You then relax for about fifteen minutes to allow your body to recover.
  • And you can repeat these steps two to three times.

The benefits are numerous:

Complete relaxation that helps reduce stress and relieve mental fatigue and tension.
Improves the quality of sleep.
Allows you to regain tone by relieving all your tensions. It is indeed ideal for alleviating many physical ailments.
Action on the skin by restoring elasticity and firmness for a lifting effect. And it also offers a deep cleansing of the skin by eliminating toxins, like a real detox cure.
Improves blood circulation and stimulates heart function.
Stimulates the immune system. It is therefore effective in relieving problems such as osteoarthritis, muscle stiffness, asthma and even colds.

Notre kota sauna

Arranged in a kota (traditional Finnish chalet), our sauna is located next to the whirlpool bath in the heart of nature.

The sauna ritual begins with a shower, followed by a steam bath, with the room usually heated to 80-100 ° C.

Water is thrown over the hot stones that cover the kiuas, a special stove used to heat the sauna.

This produces a large amount of moist vapor, called löyly, which increases the humidity and heat in the sauna.

According to the rules of the art, a sauna session should last between 1h30 and 2h and consist of 2 to 3 phases:

  • Once well soaped, you should sit on your towel, with your limbs (arms, legs, feet, etc.) preferably all at the same level and just try to relax. The breathing will become moreprofonde, le rythme cardiaque et la circulation sanguine s’accélérer et les vaisseaux sanguins se dilater. La sortie doit être envisagée dès que la sueur roule sur le corps. Cette première phase ne doit pas excéder 15 minutes.
  • You should then shower again in lukewarm or cool water, dry yourself off, and then allow yourself a few minutes to relax by lying down.
  • A second passage in the sauna can then be considered, of a duration equivalent to the first. When leaving, the protocol remains the same: shower, drying, then return to calm through rest.

If one feels capable, a third passage can be considered. It should be stopped as soon as the feeling of fatigue appears. After this last session, a rest of at least 20 minutes should be respected.

Due to the high heat in a sauna, the loss of water through perspiration can exceed 1 liter per hour and the body temperature can rise to 40 ° C. To compensate for this dehydration, it is essential to drink water between trips to the cabin.

Contraindications
As the sauna promotes the dilation of blood vessels, its practice is strongly discouraged for people suffering from hypertension, venous insufficiency, heart problems and cardiovascular diseases. It is also better to consult your doctor in case of kidney failure or epilepsy. This practice is also prohibited for pregnant women.
Any consumption of drugs, alcohol or medication is obviously to be avoided.

During a sauna session, it is essential for safety to listen to your body, to go out at the slightest alarm, to respect the rules of use and not to skip the steps.

The benefits

Thanks to its essential element, heat, the primary objective of a sauna session is to relax and eliminate physical and mental tension. It is excellent for relieving stress and nervous fatigue.

By speeding up sweating, the sauna helps eliminate toxins from the body, relaxes muscles and purifies the skin.

Unlike the hammam, the sauna is dry, between 3 and 20% humidity. This is the reason why the temperatures are higher there: 80 to 90 ° C on average.

As an option, we offer to serve you:

-or an aperitif provided on our menu

-or a bottle of champagne (75cl bottle): 40 €

Use of the Finnish bath and sauna is included in the price of our guest rooms. The sauna is available all year except Sunday and the Finnish bath from April to October except Sunday. Due to the coronavirus and so that all our guests can benefit from it, their use is limited to 1 hour / day. The nature balneotherapy area is privatized for each room for the duration of the covid. A schedule of use is established every day so that everyone can enjoy it. The bath water is treated with chlorine. Space disinfection is done after each use. The use of the bath and sauna is, however, not included in the price of the cottage.

The shower is COMPULSORY before accessing the sauna and the Nordic bath.
Bath towel MANDATORY to sit or lie down in the sauna.
It is imperative to book the sauna and the Nordic bath in advance, and to respect the times you have chosen.