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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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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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The Health Benefits of Thermal Bathing Part 1

{4:18 minutes to read} The importance of thermal bathing and the pleasure derived from it over the centuries is undisputed and well-recorded. But as the U.S. population ages, the medical community has begun to recognize the physical benefits thermal bathing … Continue reading

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ROI of Wet Spa Facilities

{3:48 minutes to read} When built using modern methods and technology as discussed in our recent article, Hydrothermal areas in wet spa facilities can involve a significant investment. This investment can provide equally significant returns; however, there are barriers to … Continue reading

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Emergence of Wet Spa Areas in Spas

{2:42 minutes to read} Wet spa areas, commonly referred to as wellness or hydrothermal areas, are gaining more popularity in the American spa model. Wet areas can be much more than just an amenity like a sauna, steam room and/or … Continue reading

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Educating the Designers and Architects

Spa and wellness evoke different meanings in different parts of the world. In the U.S., it is most often associated with body and beauty-based treatments. In Europe, the spa culture is centered around large wellness centers and public bathing facilities. … Continue reading

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