The Thermal Cycle

A relaxation ritual to integrate into your lifestyle to contribute to your wellness by improving your physical and mental health.

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What is the thermal cycle?

A heat therapy treatment

The thermal cycle is a heat therapy treatment that involves alternating hot and cold temperatures, followed by a rest period. This relaxation ritual is based on a 2,000-year-old tradition founded in Nordic countries.

To draw the maximum benefit from the treatment, we recommend completing the three steps in the following order and repeating them three times.


5 to 15 minutes in a sauna

The first step is performed exclusively in a sauna.

As the body stores heat, the skin pores open and expel perspiration to regulate body temperature, eliminating toxins that have built up over time and impede proper functioning.


10 to 15 seconds in a cold pool or under an icy waterfall

Whether it’s under an icy waterfall or in a cold bath, it’s essential to lower body temperature after the intense heat of the sauna.

This step will create a thermal shock which stimulates the contraction of skin pores and the release of adrenaline.


20 minutes of rest in one of the many relaxation areas

After the thermal shock, the rest period allows adrenaline secretion to slow down and make way for endorphins, also known as the happiness hormones. A profound feeling of relaxation and calm then fills the whole body.

This step can be fulfilled in a variety of ways:  in a relaxation pavilion around a fire, or in a hammock. Regardless of the chosen option, the key element is taking 20 minutes to reach the highest level of relaxation before beginning a new thermal cycle.