Tag Archives: Design for Leisure

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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What is a Hamam?

{2:06 minutes to read} In your typical hydrothermal suite found in your typical American resort spa, you have the usual suspects—saunas, steam rooms, whirlpools, relaxation areas, showers, maybe an ice/snow room. The combination of these features provides the guest the … 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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Hydrothermal Spa & Wellness Development Standards, 2nd Edition 2016

{2:48 minutes to read} At the 10th Global Wellness Summit held October 16-19 in Kitzbuhel, Austria, Design for Leisure CEO Don Genders, in his capacity as Chair of the Global Wellness Institute Hydrothermal Initiative, launched the Second Edition of the … Continue reading

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Sanarium

{3:00 minutes to read} We all enjoy different means of relaxation, and the same should be true when deciding how to sauna bathe. Choose a climate that suits your needs and your own individual kind of relaxation, and create unique … Continue reading

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The Importance of Staying Cool!

{4:06 minutes to read} In our last article, we talked about snow rooms, so it seems appropriate to follow up with a conversation about the importance of staying cool. The cooling-off stage of any thermal bathing experience, particularly the parts … 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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