enhance the services on offer at la Vieille Borde, I am offering
guests in the gîtes,
in addition to the heated swimming pool, a real Finnish sauna.
This comprises two parts: the entrance which is the relaxation
and rest area and where you can undress and the sauna cabin equipped
with a wood burning stove.
The sauna is a Finnish design. All the materials used were imported from Finland
and have been assembled on site by two specialists who came over specially from
Finland for this purpose. A sauna is good for your health.
Serious medical studies have shown the benefits of sauna bathing for the heart,
the circulation and the skin. The sauna stimulates the heart and the metabolism,
increases the circulation, speeds up the elimination of toxins and relaxes and
loosens up the muscles.
The cosmetic effects of a sauna are easy to see and feel: the faster circulation
beneath the skin cleanses the skin in depth, makes it smooth and helps remove
spots and blemishes. There is a Finnish saying that “The sauna makes women
A veritable institution
in Scandinavia, the sauna is invigorating and relaxing. Made of
northern pine, the cabin has benches on several levels and a stove
that heats the volcanic stones.
There is a bucket of water and by throwing water on the stones, you will humidify
the atmosphere in the sauna cabin. The heat generated in the sauna cabin is very
dry, with a humidity level between 3 and 20% and a temperature between 80 and
100°C depending on whether you are on the top or bottom bench.
The high temperature causes abundant sweating which helps eliminate toxins and
cleanse the skin. You breathe deeper and the sauna relaxes the muscles and relieves
aches and pains.
For greater efficiency, the session must be followed by a tepid to cold shower
to activate the circulation and 15 minutes of complete rest.
The sauna is not recommended for persons with cardiac, circulation or respiratory
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