Category Archives: General

Inhale – Exhale

{2:18 minutes to read} The popularity of salt inhalation rooms is growing and with it is an emerging market with much room to expand. Why salt? Individual salt crystals are crushed into a fine powder, negatively charged, and spread across … Continue reading

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And The Winner is…

{2:12 minutes to read} Design for Leisure has been involved with numerous projects, in both the hotel and spa industry, that have been recognized worldwide. Two of the latest projects to receive awards are the Tierra Santa Healing House at the … Continue reading

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Hydrothermal Bathing: Past, Present, and Future

{4:18 minutes to read} For thousands of years, cultures have incorporated the healing powers of water and heat. From the use of geothermal waters to bathhouses, hydrothermal bathing has a long history:

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Design for Leisure Partners with Unique Italian Manufacturer

Iso Italia, known globally for its innovative and stylish solariums, has been in the business since 1980, when the Zonta family began producing tanning equipment in a small shop in Italy. Since those humble beginnings, the company’s focus on quality … Continue reading

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Medical Studies Link Sauna Use to Wellbeing

{3:24 minutes to read} When most people think of a sauna, they think of warmth and relaxation, but saunas as tools for wellness are becoming more and more popular. Below are 5 examples, with scientific backup, of the positive effects … Continue reading

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New Sauna Designs Taking Shape

Historically, when humans built meaningful rooms, the structures were generally round. Round buildings symbolize the divine and perfection. Wood in its natural shape is round. In sauna and spa design, the desire for natural lines and organic shapes is clear, but … Continue reading

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Let it Snow! Let it Snow!

{4:18 minutes to read} Thermal bathing is the practice of getting very, very hot, and then very, very cold. The greater the extremes, the greater the benefits, and there is no greater extreme for getting cold than getting into a … Continue reading

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Take Responsibility for Your Health and Wellbeing

{3:42 minutes to read} Our project at the Faena Hotel in Miami Beach has recently opened, and it is an absolutely stunning property. It’s not just what we have done there, but it is one of the most eclectic, creative, … Continue reading

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The Health Benefits of Thermal Bathing Part 2

{4:12 minutes to read} In Part 1  of this series, we looked at the process and benefits of thermal bathing. In this article, we will explore the preventative health measures provided by this activity. It could be argued that hot … Continue reading

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Building a Sauna or Wellness Area

{2:12 minutes to read} In a recent article, we talked about what a sauna is and the forms of bathing and benefits it can provide. In this blog, we would like to discuss what building a sauna and wellness area … Continue reading

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