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What’s hot in spa?

If you’re planning to upgrade your spa area, why not try something a bit more adventurous? We take a look at some of the latest innovations in the area of hot – and cold – spa experiences

Published in Health Club Management 2014 issue 8

PUT IT ON ICE

supplier: Zimmer Medizinsysteme Gmbh

Already used in the medical field, but new to spas and health clubs, icelab is a whole body cryotherapy experience with temperature chambers set at three different levels: -10°C, -60°C and finally ‘the big chill’ at -110°C.

Just a few minutes in the coldest room – bearable due to the almost 0 per cent humidity – has been shown to offer benefits such as increased sports stamina, faster recovery from injury, stress and pain relief, and even alleviation of clinical depression. It also promotes deeper relaxation and better sleep, as well as offering an instant feel-good sensation due to the release of endorphins.

Just a few minutes in Zimmer’s icelab can bring multiple health benefits
Just a few minutes in Zimmer’s icelab can bring multiple health benefits

BRAVING THE ELEMENTS

supplier: KLAFS

Spa My Blend by Clarins, at the exclusive Velaa resort in the Maldives, offers the country’s only snow room. The cabin is cooled to around -15 °C, with water and air then sprayed in which freezes and falls to the ground as powder snow. Coupled with the use of a sauna and/or steamroom, this promotes detoxification, boosting the circulation and stimulating the skin. In addition, it’s said to help tighten cuticles and pores for shiny, clean, young-looking hair and skin.

Also at Velaa, the Wolke 7 Cloud 9 is a holistic, multi-sensory relaxation experience using colour therapy, mental acoustic therapy and a swinging pod for relaxation.

The snow room promotes detoxification
The snow room promotes detoxification
Wolke 7 Cloud 9 will be limited to 111 locations worldwide
Wolke 7 Cloud 9 will be limited to 111 locations worldwide

TAKE A DEEP BREATH

supplier: KLAFS

KLAFS last year bought the rights to a dry salt inhalation treatment, the Micronizer. In this treatment, the salt aerosol particles penetrate deep into the respiratory tract and the skin, cleansing the airways – improving hayfever, asthma, bronchitis, cystic fibrosis and COPD – as well as cleansing and revitalising the skin. Regular inhalation is also said to support the immune system.

Salt inhalation is said to cleanse the airways and revitalise the skin
Salt inhalation is said to cleanse the airways and revitalise the skin

BACK TO NATURE

supplier: Schletterer

The Aqua Sana spa at the new Center Parcs Woburn Forest, UK, includes two “world firsts”.

The mineral room infuses health-enhancing minerals and trace elements into the steam bath, alternating minerals every eight minutes: magnesium to support the recovery and stabilisation of skin, hair and respiratory organs; iodine and selenium to strengthen the immune system and combat free radicals; and lithium, also known as the good mood salt, to help relieve stress and restore vitality.

The Sensory Experience is a multi-temperature room with different levels of humidity and heat to reflect the four seasons of the year, all on a 20-minute cycle. There are sounds and images from nature, with steam and ‘rain’ also emitted into the room. It’s said to heighten bodily and sensory awareness and foster mental regeneration.

Aqua Sana’s sensory room are world firsts
Aqua Sana’s sensory room are world firsts
Aqua Sana’s Mineral room are world firsts
Aqua Sana’s Mineral room are world firsts

BEST OF BOTH WORLDS

supplier: Dalesauna

Infrared saunas use infrared light to heat the body directly for a more targeted, energy-efficient experience.

The technology is credited with offering a variety of physiological benefits beyond relaxation: it’s said to be more useful than a conventional sauna for muscle recovery and relieving aching joints after a workout, making it the ideal heat experience for health clubs. Fitness First is trialling Dalesauna’s infrared saunas in some London sites, but Dalesauna Combi Saunas are also available. These offer the warmth of traditional saunas, but with infrared panels that can be instantly switched on.

The Combi sauna can be easily switched over from traditional to infrared heat
The Combi sauna can be easily switched over from traditional to infrared heat

HANDS-ON EXPERIENCE

supplier: Sommerhuber

Sommerhuber’s Healing Clay Spa uses therapeutic mud treatments that – in conjunction with the steam in the room – are said to revitalise and rejuvenate the entire body, nurturing the skin, purifying the body and stimulating the metabolism. This combines with infrared heat radiation in the ceramic seats to offer an experience that relaxes the body and stressed muscles after a workout at the gym.

The healing clay treatment combines with infrared seats to relax the body
The healing clay treatment combines with infrared seats to relax the body
The healing clay treatment combines with infrared seats to relax the body
The healing clay treatment combines with infrared seats to relax the body
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features

What’s hot in spa?

If you’re planning to upgrade your spa area, why not try something a bit more adventurous? We take a look at some of the latest innovations in the area of hot – and cold – spa experiences

Published in Health Club Management 2014 issue 8

PUT IT ON ICE

supplier: Zimmer Medizinsysteme Gmbh

Already used in the medical field, but new to spas and health clubs, icelab is a whole body cryotherapy experience with temperature chambers set at three different levels: -10°C, -60°C and finally ‘the big chill’ at -110°C.

Just a few minutes in the coldest room – bearable due to the almost 0 per cent humidity – has been shown to offer benefits such as increased sports stamina, faster recovery from injury, stress and pain relief, and even alleviation of clinical depression. It also promotes deeper relaxation and better sleep, as well as offering an instant feel-good sensation due to the release of endorphins.

Just a few minutes in Zimmer’s icelab can bring multiple health benefits
Just a few minutes in Zimmer’s icelab can bring multiple health benefits

BRAVING THE ELEMENTS

supplier: KLAFS

Spa My Blend by Clarins, at the exclusive Velaa resort in the Maldives, offers the country’s only snow room. The cabin is cooled to around -15 °C, with water and air then sprayed in which freezes and falls to the ground as powder snow. Coupled with the use of a sauna and/or steamroom, this promotes detoxification, boosting the circulation and stimulating the skin. In addition, it’s said to help tighten cuticles and pores for shiny, clean, young-looking hair and skin.

Also at Velaa, the Wolke 7 Cloud 9 is a holistic, multi-sensory relaxation experience using colour therapy, mental acoustic therapy and a swinging pod for relaxation.

The snow room promotes detoxification
The snow room promotes detoxification
Wolke 7 Cloud 9 will be limited to 111 locations worldwide
Wolke 7 Cloud 9 will be limited to 111 locations worldwide

TAKE A DEEP BREATH

supplier: KLAFS

KLAFS last year bought the rights to a dry salt inhalation treatment, the Micronizer. In this treatment, the salt aerosol particles penetrate deep into the respiratory tract and the skin, cleansing the airways – improving hayfever, asthma, bronchitis, cystic fibrosis and COPD – as well as cleansing and revitalising the skin. Regular inhalation is also said to support the immune system.

Salt inhalation is said to cleanse the airways and revitalise the skin
Salt inhalation is said to cleanse the airways and revitalise the skin

BACK TO NATURE

supplier: Schletterer

The Aqua Sana spa at the new Center Parcs Woburn Forest, UK, includes two “world firsts”.

The mineral room infuses health-enhancing minerals and trace elements into the steam bath, alternating minerals every eight minutes: magnesium to support the recovery and stabilisation of skin, hair and respiratory organs; iodine and selenium to strengthen the immune system and combat free radicals; and lithium, also known as the good mood salt, to help relieve stress and restore vitality.

The Sensory Experience is a multi-temperature room with different levels of humidity and heat to reflect the four seasons of the year, all on a 20-minute cycle. There are sounds and images from nature, with steam and ‘rain’ also emitted into the room. It’s said to heighten bodily and sensory awareness and foster mental regeneration.

Aqua Sana’s sensory room are world firsts
Aqua Sana’s sensory room are world firsts
Aqua Sana’s Mineral room are world firsts
Aqua Sana’s Mineral room are world firsts

BEST OF BOTH WORLDS

supplier: Dalesauna

Infrared saunas use infrared light to heat the body directly for a more targeted, energy-efficient experience.

The technology is credited with offering a variety of physiological benefits beyond relaxation: it’s said to be more useful than a conventional sauna for muscle recovery and relieving aching joints after a workout, making it the ideal heat experience for health clubs. Fitness First is trialling Dalesauna’s infrared saunas in some London sites, but Dalesauna Combi Saunas are also available. These offer the warmth of traditional saunas, but with infrared panels that can be instantly switched on.

The Combi sauna can be easily switched over from traditional to infrared heat
The Combi sauna can be easily switched over from traditional to infrared heat

HANDS-ON EXPERIENCE

supplier: Sommerhuber

Sommerhuber’s Healing Clay Spa uses therapeutic mud treatments that – in conjunction with the steam in the room – are said to revitalise and rejuvenate the entire body, nurturing the skin, purifying the body and stimulating the metabolism. This combines with infrared heat radiation in the ceramic seats to offer an experience that relaxes the body and stressed muscles after a workout at the gym.

The healing clay treatment combines with infrared seats to relax the body
The healing clay treatment combines with infrared seats to relax the body
The healing clay treatment combines with infrared seats to relax the body
The healing clay treatment combines with infrared seats to relax the body
http://www.leisureopportunities.com/images/HCM2014_8hot.jpg
Spa products for health clubs have moved way beyond just sauna and steamrooms. We take a look at some exciting new options
Latest News
A new report has revealed the likely timescales and shape of the UK fitness market's ...
Latest News
There has been a "surge in appreciation" of exercise during lockdown, with people turning to ...
Latest News
Gyms and health clubs in Dubai, UAE, have begun reopening their doors today (27 May) ...
Latest News
HCM understands that the directors of énergie Fitness have brought in specialist company FRP Advisory ...
Latest News
Planning approval has been granted for a new David Lloyd Club in Bicester, Oxfordshire. The ...
Latest News
Aerobic exercise boosts blood flow into two key regions of the brain associated with memory, ...
Latest News
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Latest News
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Opinion
promotion
The activity industry finds itself in a position of considerable threat. Two-thirds of the world’s gyms are closed – that’s 230 million members unable to attend a fitness facility, according to data platform fitNdata.
Opinion: Ensuring members return after lockdown
Opinion
promotion
Elon Musk has plans to conquer Mars and these days the meat on your hamburger can be grown in a lab - so why are so many fitness businesses still using papers and pens to create workouts for their members?
Opinion: How the current pandemic may be helping the fitness industry to innovate
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: myFitApp launches branded live-streaming as part of its COVID-19 support package
Innovatise, the company behind myFitApp, has announced the immediate availability of its customer- branded live-streaming solution.
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: Incorpore and MoveGB ink groundbreaking partnership to transform corporate wellness offering
Incorpore and MoveGB have entered into a landmark partnership, combining the UK’s largest provider of corporate gym memberships with the nation’s biggest network of classes.
Video Gallery
Technogym mywellness app
Technogym
Improve your training experience. All your data in a single app. Read more
More videos:
Company profiles
Company profile: Fisikal Limited
Fisikal helps fitness professionals, operators and education organisations improve efficiencies and service through its online ...
Company profiles
Company profile: Crown Sports Lockers
Crown Sports Lockers has designed, crafted and fitted bespoke timber furniture for spas, hotels and ...
Catalogue Gallery
Click on a catalogue to view it online
Directory
Fitness equipment
Healthcheck Services Ltd: Fitness equipment
Skincare
Sothys: Skincare
Gym flooring
REGUPOL/Berleburger Schaumstoffwerk (BSW): Gym flooring
Hydrotherapy / spa fragrances
Kemitron GmbH: Hydrotherapy / spa fragrances
Direct debit solutions
Harlands Group: Direct debit solutions
Independent service & maintenance
Servicesport UK Limited: Independent service & maintenance
Design consultants
Zynk Design Consultants: Design consultants
Whole body cryotherapy
Zimmer MedizinSysteme GmbH / icelab: Whole body cryotherapy
Trade associations
International SPA Association - iSPA: Trade associations
Locking solutions
Monster Padlocks: Locking solutions
Property & Tenders
Greywell, Hampshire
Barnsgrove Health and Wellness Club
Property & Tenders
Derby City Council
Property & Tenders
Diary dates
04 Jun 2020
Marriott Forest of Arden Hotel & Country Club, Birmingham, United Kingdom
Diary dates
13 Jun 2020
Worldwide, Various,
Diary dates
06-07 Jul 2020
Eastwood Hall, Nottingham, United Kingdom
Diary dates
28-31 Aug 2020
Expo Centre & Riviera di Rimini, Italy
Diary dates
21-24 Sep 2020
Loews Coronado Bay Resort, Coronado, United States
Diary dates
11-12 Oct 2020
ExCeL London, London, United Kingdom
Diary dates
17-23 Oct 2020
Pinggu, Beijing, China
Diary dates
27-30 Oct 2020
Messe Stuttgart, Germany
Diary dates
30-31 Oct 2020
NEC, Birmingham, United Kingdom
Diary dates
27-28 Nov 2020
Athena, Leicester, United Kingdom
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