SPN (Swimming Pool News) December 2021

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Relaxation For The Body And Soul

Once an experience to be enjoyed on holiday or by visiting a leisure club, spa or hotel, it seems that for many, the temptation to invest in saunas and steam plus other wet leisure wellness products for both commercial and increasingly domestic settings is now proving irresistible. Despite still being somewhat niche, it’s one that is growing and this issue we focus on the various options on offer that together make up the increasingly important wellness sector By Andrea Hartshorne


verall wellness encompasses both physical and mental wellbeing, so now, more than ever, it’s important to ensure that both sides are provided for with sauna and steam products able to offer that support. These products set the mind free to wander and unwind whilst the warmth permeates down to the body core to relax and soothe tired muscles and joints. Regardless of the type of wellness product your customers are looking to invest in, after the trying couple of years we’ve all endured, it's no surprise that interest continues to grow in these products, especially as more styles, varieties and materials become available. At this time of year – and with the colder weather well and truly with us – the thought of stepping into a warm and soothing sauna or steam room whilst the frost or snow glistens outside, is very appealing. And with advances in technology enabling smaller and more compact units to be developed, warming wellness is being made available to everyone, including those with a little less space. Although styles 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. The wellness and health side of our lives continues to grow in importance as we all aspire to improve ourselves and maintain a healthy glow! Whether there is the requirement for a single unit or a suite of wellness products, the variety and selection of units available means that every taste and every budget can be accommodated and this thriving side of the wet leisure industry will continue to grow both in homes and commercial settings and in this issue, we examine some of the current possibilities.

START A JOURNEY TO RECOVERY WITH A SUPERIOR WELLNESS SAUNA The appeal of saunas in general is that they cause reactions like those elicited by moderate exercise, such as sweating and an increased heart rate. An infrared sauna produces these results at lower temperatures than a regular sauna, which makes them accessible to people who can’t tolerate the heat of a conventional sauna. Not only does using a sauna make the user

feel good in themselves, there’s also many benefits associated with using one. Having access to a sauna has proven to impact a person’s health positively along with wellness, social connectivity and overall athletic performance. At Superior Wellness, a popular option is the Calor two-person sauna. Perfect for couples, it’s a compact solution that can be accommodated in a variety of locations, and one which won’t break the bank. As with all the infrared saunas in the Superior range, the Calor is built from carefully selected Hemlock wood which originates from Canada. The type of Hemlock used is ‘vertical grain’, as this can expand and contract without warping and cupping. Superior’s Hemlock timber is the best choice for a sauna – whether it would be for home or even commercial use. The larger, four-person Marisol sauna is great for any occasion and setting. Perfect for relaxation and unwinding after exercise or for hosting friends, this sauna will leave both owners and those in their company in awe. Fitness athlete, Ryan Terry, recently shared his journey about using his brand new Marisol Sauna to support his preparation for the 2021 Arnold Sports Festival UK, with Ryan’s physio explaining how an infrared sauna is a key part of an athlete’s recovery process due thanks to their ability to relax muscles and soothe aches/pains in both muscles and joints, as well as help with the increase in circulation, oxygen and blood flow around the body.


Super Wellness’ fourperson Marisol sauna is perfect for relaxation and unwinding after exercise or for hosting friends

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The stunning Variant View range of domestic saunas is the latest addition to Certikin’s extensive Harvia range. Certikin and its Finnish supplier are at the cutting edge of design and innovation with an extensive product range that caters for both the domestic and commercial sectors. The Variant View’s modern, sleek design incorporates high quality, large glass walls on the front to let in natural light and create an open, spacious feeling. Easy to construct,

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