Take a walk through Sauna Park and start each day in an extraordinarily fresh way. Due to its exceptionally rich and diverse offer, the Sauna Park of the Terme & Wellness Palace is considered to be a unique sauna complex in Europe. On 1,000 m? there are seven different types of sauna: Thalasso sauna, salt steam sauna, Moorish steam bath and Finnish sauna; various relaxation areas, Kneipp's brook and baths, whirlpool, chromotherapy, massage-cascades, ice cave, tepidarium, laconium, herbal sauna, swimming pool with cold water…
Two of the major attractions of the Sauna Park are the ice cave, which is the first of its kind to appear in Slovenia, and the salt steam sauna, especially important as it uses the salt from the salt pans of Sečovlje, which has been produced naturally and in exactly the same way, since the 13th century. THALASSO SAUNA
MOORISH STEAM BATH
Temperature: 42 °C - 45 °C
Humidity: 65 %
The combination of warmth and humidity provides a pleasant, relaxing and refreshing experience beneficial to both body and mind. It stimulates the circulation; it cleanses the skin as well as the respiratory ways. Its effects result in alleviation of aches and pains, the reduction of stress and relaxation of muscular tension. Thalasso sauna is a gentle way of achieving effective relaxation and regeneration. The sauna is also equipped with a system for brine inhalation that is especially recommended to alleviate the conditions related to respiratory problems.
Temperature: 45 °C - 55 °C
Humidity: 100 %
It is a classic Turkish bath. The high humidity provides an extremely relaxing climate. The respiratory tract is cleansed, circulation stimulated, muscle tension relaxed, the skin becomes silky smooth and supple.
Temperature: 35 °C - 45 °C
Humidity: up to 30 %
An ambient temperature close to that of the body induces a healthy fever induced that strengthens the immune system without overloading the circulatory system. The Tepidarium has a preventive and healing effect and is an ideal way to relieve stress and regenerate the system for young and old alike. Ceramic deck-chairs are heated to the body temperature thus helping achieve complete relaxation.
Temperature: 60 °C - 70 °C
Humidity: up to 20 %
The combination of temperature and humidity provides a highly stimulating immunological, dermatological, circulatory, respiratory and locomotion effects. To the sauna there is a computer guided supply of aromas (essential oils from Mediterranean plants). Herbal sauna is an excellent alternative for those who prefer lower temperatures, or it can be an introduction to the Finnish sauna.
KNEIPP'S FOOTH BATH
Air temperature: 55 °C - 65 °C
Humidity: up to 30 %
The body is so warmed up that after a short time it is ideally decontaminated by intensive perspiration. The circulation is stimulated, the elimination of metabolic waste accelerated and the body's own defences are mobilised. It is a mild form of the Finnish sauna, the heartbeat is stimulated and blood pressure regulated. The result is a feeling of freshness and deeper mental and physical relaxation.
BROOK WITH FEET REFLEX MASSAGE
Warm swimming pool: 37 °C
Cold swimming pool: 10 °C - 15 °C
It is used to stimulate and invigorate the body. It improves the immune system as well as vegetative nervous system. It also reduces the feeling of pain and stress in the feet and improves the elasticity of the veins. We apply the footbath in four small swimming pools, switching the feet from hot to cold water and vice versa. We always start the treatment with hot water and finish it with cold water.
SALT STEAM SAUNA
Water temperature: 35 °C
Walking on stones of different sizes stimulates sensitive nerve endings and reflex areas in the feet, which reflect particular organs of the body. It works directly on the feet, strengthens and firms the muscles and preserves foot arches.
SWIMMING POOL WITH COLD WATER
Temperature: 60 °C - 65 °C
Humidity: 30 %
Salt steam sauna is a mild form of sauna with extremely beneficial effect on the locomotor system and respiratory organs. The purging effect already starts after 15 minutes with the ambient temperature of 65°C. The rise in body temperature strengthens the immune system and the rubbing of the skin with the natural sea salt, from the salt pans in Sečovlje, is an ideal exfoliation of the skin thus leaving it pliant, supple, moisturized, healthy and good-looking. Salt steam sauna is an ideal introductory treatment to all the other different types of sauna, which become more effective, as the skin is intensively cleansed. After the peeling, when dead skin and impurities have been removed, the skin feels soft, clean and silky smooth.
If the skin is very sensitive and damaged, the exposure to the heat of the salt cabin alone may suffice.
Water temperature: 15 °C
In order to cool down a cold, refreshing swim is recommended to healthy persons after the sauna. You should remain in the water until the first sensation of cold. When combined with the sauna, it makes an excellent exercise for the circulation and the improvement of the immune system.
Beside the chromotherapy, which was described before, there are many other such areas where you can take your time to relax and enjoy the benefits of various treatments. The majority of relaxation areas are situated in ante-rooms of the various saunas. Comfortable deck-chairs and pleasant music help your body be prepared for the next round of sauna.
Temperature: 90 °C - 110 °C
Humidity: up to 15 %
The Finnish sauna is the most widely known type of sauna; it boosts the immune system and promotes analgesia. It improves flexibility of the body and reduces stress.
The Finnish sauna utilizes high temperature, which promotes profuse perspiration. Very low humidity levels allow temperatures that could boil water to be tolerated and even enjoyed, causing no discomfort whatsoever. The body may lose a large amount of liquid and minerals, which must be replaced during the sauna session itself. To all regular sauna-goers we recommend to cool off with the icy water from the bucket in front of the sauna, to visit the ice cave or to plunge themselves into a swimming pool with cold water.
Temperature: 3 °C - 5 °C
Humidity: 10 %
There you will find real ice and snow. The invigorating ice cave is meant to cool down and refresh you body after the sauna as it enhances circulation and boosts the immune system. Rubbing the snow into the body and low temperatures in the cave have the same effect as the jump into the icy river or rolling in the snow. Time to be spent in the ice cave is short, till the first sensation of cold. Visit to the ice cave is advised only to those who wish to do so and to those who do not suffer from more serious circulation-related difficulties.
Chromotherapy is the relaxation area where different colours are used to balance energy wherever the body is lacking, be it physical, emotional, spiritual or mental. In order to intensify the effects, we have added a touch of pleasant, relaxing music, slightly heated deck-chairs, mist and starry sky.
The effects of each colour:
- Red increases both the activities of a man and his bodily organs; it strengthens the body and spirit. Mostly it is used in combination with green and blue.
- Yellow is the colour of intellect. It cheers us up, it helps mental stimulation and mental health, it improves nervous system and increases vitality.
- Green is the colour of regeneration, balance and moderation. It refreshes and relaxes, it helps lower the blood pressure, it soothes respiratory problems and helps overcome the hypersensitivity to weather.
- Blue has healing and soothing effects. It seems cold, thus helping improve insomnia and relieve tension.