The fascination of a sauna on the sea shore.
Next to the Thermal Swimming Pool is the sauna and Turkish bath section: the Finnish sauna, which you alternate with sea water showers or baths, the Whirlpool tub (a mechanical hydromassage in a large pool to treat several people at the same time), the Turkish bath with marine spray ending with a sea water shower. Allow yourself to completely relax for a moment just when you need it. Not only can you pamper yourself at the wellbeing centre at the Marine Thermal Baths in Grado with massages and aesthetic treatments, you can also dive into the warm area, equipped with a Turkish bath, sauna and whirlpool tub.
The sauna was created in Finland, where it was already in use in 1100. Known for its therapeutic qualities, it provides a hot bath inside a wooden cabin, where the temperature is raised to between 80 and 100°C and the air is very dry.
The sauna offers various beneficial effects:
- it encourages blood circulation;
- it helps eliminate toxins by sweating;
- it gives the skin a deep, thorough clean;
- it reduces stress;
- the rise in body temperature tones and relaxes the muscles.
It is not recommended if you suffer from hypertension, heart diseases, skin or venereal diseases, epilepsy, if you have any unhealed wounds, are pregnant or during the menstrual cycle, etc. A sauna session generally lasts between 10 and 15 minutes. It is a good idea to start with a rather warm shower to dilate the pores and prepare your body for a rapid increase in heat. Once you come out, you will immerse yourself in a pool of cold water (or under a cold shower). Repeat the treatment twice, if possible. When you have completed the entire session, you are advised to put on a bath robe or wrap a towel round and lie down in the relaxation area for a few minutes to get used to room temperature again.
A Turkish bath also has beneficial effects on your entire organism and regenerates body and soul.
Not only is it recommended in the prevention and treatment of certain pathologies, the Turkish bath also becomes a haven of relaxation and wellbeing, far from everyday stress.
Treatment takes place in a closed room, where the temperature generally varies between 40 and 60°C and the percentage of humidity is somewhere between 90% and 100%.
Like the sauna, the Turkish bath also:
encourages blood circulation;
helps eliminate toxins by sweating;
gives the skin a deep, thorough clean;
the rise in body temperature tones and relaxes the muscles.
You usually stay in a Turkish bath for approximately fifteen minutes. Once you come out, you will immerse yourself in a pool of cold water (or under a cold shower). The Turkish bath is not recommended if you suffer from heart or circulatory problems.
DID YOU KNOW THAT…the main differences between a sauna and a Turkish bath are:
In a Turkish bath the air is hot and humid. In a sauna the temperature is higher and the air is drier; you sweat more in a sauna and less in a Turkish bath.
Neither the sauna nor the Turkish bath is recommended if you suffer from heart or circulatory problems.