The Nirvana Spa saunas and steam rooms are a tonic for mind, body and soul. A place to switch off completely and relish the invigorating health and wellbeing benefits of heat therapy.
You’ve told us how much you’ve missed these popular facilities so we’re delighted to be able to reopen them again. For your peace of mind, every sauna and steam room at Nirvana contains clear covid safe usage guidelines.
While you’ve been away, our larger, unisex thermal suite has had a contemporary makeover. We also have single-sex saunas and steam rooms for those who prefer, which can be accessed via the changing rooms.
Step into the warm, dry heat of the sauna. A dimly-lit haven where you can chat quietly and intimately to a friend, or simply close your eyes and surrender to the soothing warmth. Some of the many benefits of the sauna include:
Relief from muscle tension – The warmth allows tired muscles to relax, increasing your flexibility, particularly if you stretch before entering the sauna. Stiff joints often feel looser and less painful, and tension headaches may be alleviated.
Reduced stress – They call it therapy for a reason. The heat of the sauna causes your body to release feel-good endorphins leaving you with a sense of calm wellbeing. You’ll feel totally removed from the demands of everyday life and the tranquil ‘after glow’ should promote a deep, sound sleep later that evening.
Improved blood flow – Blood circulates more freely and easily around your body as capillaries dilate in the heat. A good flow of oxygen around the body is good for the healthy function of your heart, cells and internal organs.
Take deep, cleansing breaths in the warm, enveloping humidity of the steam room. Choose from our larger salt inhalation steam room or our smaller eucalyptus infused ones. Some of the many benefits of the steam room include:
Bright, beautiful skin – The warm steam opens up pores in the skin helping to clear toxins and impurities. It may even improve break outs and acne. Improved circulation also contributes to that healthy glow you’ll emerge with.
Healthy recovery after exercise – Muscles recover more quickly and efficiently after exercise when you relax them in the heat. This can speed up muscle growth so you’ll be gaining even more benefits from your work-out!
Detoxifying – The steam room can help to rid your body of toxins and everyday pollutants, as well relieving blocked sinuses and helping you to breathe more deeply and easily. Levels of the stress hormone, cortisol, will drop leaving you feeling clear-headed, rejuvenated and focused.
Brave souls looking for the ultimate invigoration might try ‘contrast therapy’ by alternating the heat of the thermal suite with the cold of the Plunge Pools. You’ll feel deliciously vibrant and alert for the rest of the day… if you dare!