Remember the wonderful feeling you get after a good run?
Visualise that, then imagine the ultimate relaxation afterwards. That is what happens when you visit our thermal spa facilities.
In the thermal spa, we have salt and steam aroma rooms, saunas, ice fountain and hydro-therapy, and heated loungers.
In addition to improving your overall health, saunas can also improve your race performance.
When exposed to heat, the human body reacts the same way it responds to exercise — by increasing heart rate, blood flow and metabolic rate. We think it’s like a second workout without any effort. For marathon day, that’s twice the training!
A study published in the “Journal of the American College of Cardiology” showed that two weeks of daily dry-infrared sauna produced similar health benefits as exercise such as weight loss, reductions in blood pressure and fasting blood glucose.
Thermal bathing promotes relaxation, cleanses your body and improves your breathing. It’s good to reward yourself after a long run.
We would recommend regular sauna sessions after your training.
Alternating between hot and cold temperatures can stimulate and relax aching muscles, improve your circulation, improve your body metabolism, cleanse your skin, and boost your immune system.
Just as infrared saunas help chronic pain sufferers (such as those with Lyme disease and fibromyalgia), they can also help ease joint pain in athletes. The relaxation of the muscles controlling the joints and the increased circulation to the joints enhances healing and repair.
The faster you heal, the faster you can get back to running.
So run down to The Garden Spa, either from the gym upstairs or home- up to you!
It is best to book in advance for the Thermal Spa at The Garden Spa.