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A Sector That’s Just Hotting Up Until recently, the majority of heat and steam experiences were normally found either on holidays or in hotels and leisure environments, but that mindset is one that is changing, and according to suppliers, at a faster rate than many may think. Whilst still a niche sector, it seems that the temptation to invest in sauna, steam and a range of other temperature-based wellness products for both commercial and domestic settings is now proving irresistible and in this issue we focus on the various options on offer By Andrea Hartshorne


verall wellness encompasses both the physical and mental wellbeing so it’s important to ensure that both sides are provided for and sauna and steam solutions ensure both boxes are firmly ticked. The mind is free to wander and unwind whilst the warmth permeates the body core to relax and soothe tired muscles and joints whilst flushing toxins from the body through sweat. Regardless of the type of wellness product your customers are looking to invest in to enhance their homes, leisure centres and spa facilities, interest continues to grow as more styles, varieties and materials become available. Although the style of steam rooms and saunas change and develop, all of these products, are wonderfully flexible and can be tailored, personalised and installed to achieve the perfection that today’s customers demand. With advances in technology enabling smaller and more compact units to be developed, these products

Available from SCP UK – a range of outdoor barrel options from Almost Heaven Saunas

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are becoming more accessible to everyone, including those with a little less space or customers who are working with smaller budgets. Whatever the requirement, wellness products are continuing to tempt both homeowners and commercial businesses alike, and this thriving side of the wet leisure industry seems set for continued growth. Now that the colder weather is well and truly with us, the thought of switching off and enjoying a temperature-based wellness experience whilst the frost or snow glistens outside, is very appealing. After a challenging year, the wellness and health side of our lives is more important than ever and this will no doubt continue to develop as a priority as we all aspire to improve our physical and mental wellbeing.

A PIECE OF ALMOST HEAVEN FOR OUTDOOR ENTHUSIASTS SCP UK have expended their sauna offering in the last year and for those looking for some heat therapy in an outdoor setting, now offer a range of barrel options from the Almost Heaven Saunas brand. Almost Heaven have been at the forefront of setting the standard for quality barrel saunas for over 40 years. The company uses only the finest materials to create the best, most authentic sauna experience for true sauna lovers. Skilled, experienced artisans craft each sauna using only highgrade, thick sections of lumber. Once fitted together in a traditional cooperage fashion, the cedar expands

to form a tight seal and constantly circulates the air for a sauna environment that heats quickly and consistently. The company’s Barrel Saunas are designed to be used outdoors. When an authentic sauna experience is needed – a beautiful, high-quality sauna that performs beyond expectations – a barrel sauna from Almost Heaven Saunas is what’s required. SCP have made three models available: the four person Pinnacle and Audra models plus the six person Weston. All three models come complete with a sauna kit which consists of a heater with integrated control unit, stones and sauna accessories. Manufactured in the USA from rustic Western Red Cedar, each barrel sauna is easy to assemble and features: • Pre-assembled walls and benches • Interior LED light • Stainless steel banding and hinges • Tempered glass door • 35mm thick solid staves. An optional floor kit and rain jackets are also available.

A SUPERIOR INFRARED AT HOME SAUNA EXPERIENCE With a continued upward trend on wellness, there has been a demand for saunas in the home, particularly in 2020 when time and money was spent on transforming properties and gardens to offset the lack of normally available leisure time options as a result of COVID-19. To meet this demand, Superior Wellness have a range of competitively priced infrared saunas designed for indoor use. Infrared saunas unlike other saunas do not heat up the air around the user, but instead they use infrared lamps to directly warm the body up. The heat helps to penetrate deeper into the body to target any problematic areas.

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Informing the pool and spa industry since 1959. Covering the UK's wet leisure market, SPN (Swimming Pool News) is the UK's longest running a...