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Hydrothermal Experiences: What Can Design for Leisure Offer?

“Give me the power to create a fever, and I shall cure any disease.” Hippocrates, The Father of Modern Medicine’ C460-370BC {3:00 minutes to read} From steam rooms to hammams, there is a plethora of hydrothermal experiences available for both … 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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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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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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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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