The Thermal Cycle

Integrate this passive exercise into your lifestyle to improve your physical and mental health and thus contribute to your well-being.

What is the thermal cycle?

A heat therapy treatment

Thermal cycle is a heat therapy treatment that involves alternating between hot and cold, followed by a rest period. This relaxation ritual is based on a 2000-year-old tradition founded in Nordic countries.

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

Step one of the thermal cycle: Hot

10 to 15 minutes in a sauna of your choice

The first step is performed exclusively in a sauna. During this thermal cycle step, your skin pores open, you store heat, and you expel toxins.

Your body handles the heat by sweating out water. Sweating cleanses your body from the inside out by eliminating the toxins that have built up over time. These toxins impede proper functioning, which may be a factor in ageing.

Step two of the thermal cycle: Cold

15 to 30 seconds in a cold pool or under an icy waterfall

You’ll quickly realize that this thermal cycle step will surprise you the most! Many people hesitate to even try it, but this is a critical step. It can be difficult to understand how very cold water can contribute to your well-being. You’ll never know until you try it.

Step three of the thermal cycle: Rest

20 minutes of rest in one of the many relaxation areas

The third and final step of the thermal cycle is critical: 20 minutes of relaxation. You must absolutely not skip this step. After the thermal shock to your system, rest slows adrenaline secretion to make way for endorphins, known as the happiness hormones. A profound feeling of relaxation and calm then fills your whole body.

It can be fulfilled in a variety of ways: in a hot tub, in a relaxation pavilion around a fire, and in a hammock. Regardless of the option you choose, the key element is to take 20 minutes to reach the highest level of relaxation before beginning a new thermal cycle.

This is when you can really feel the benefits of heat therapy on your body and mind. You may even be surprised to feel like nodding off. When night falls, you will sleep like a baby.