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Sturebadet provides wellness for both body and soul. Photo: Henry Moshini

Health and wellbeing from inside and out Sturebadet is a renowned spa in the centre of Stockholm. Built during the latter part of the 19th century by doctor Carl Curman, the spa boasts a rich history, and its mission remains firm: to provide a calm oasis in a big city, and to make Stockholm healthier. By Nina Bressler

the reason why spas are more important than ever. “We believe that everything is connected – if you feel happy and content as a human being, you will work harder to create a better life for yourself as well as the world around you. It begins with the individual, and with being mindful of how you treat your body and mind. We believe that spas have a big role to play in this, and we want everyone who leaves our premises to feel more vitalised than when they entered,” she says.

Sturebadet is located in the middle of Östermalm in central Stockholm, and provides a hidden spot for wellbeing in the shape of a spa as well as a gym, a doctor’s reception, and event facilities. The spa was built by doctor Carl Curman and opened to the public in 1885, during a time when running water was still considered a luxury. Curman was well aware of its healing properties and was on a mission to increase access for the wider public, believing in the holistic connection between physical and mental health – that if you treat your body well, your mind will follow.

Holistic treatments and activities

Today, Curman’s vision and heritage remain at the very core of the business and in everything they do – from treatments and architectural details to suppliers and food. The newly appointed CEO, Sunniva Fallan Röd, eagerly describes

Sturebadet offers a multitude of treatments and activities, where the connection between mental and physical wellbeing always stays in focus. One of their most special, and allegedly lifechanging, treatments is the Sami Zen treatment. Inspired by the Sami culture,

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you will spend 80 minutes in a Sami tent underneath a starry sky, getting scrubbed and massaged with hot lava stones – leaving you rested, soothed and at peace. The products used are made by Kerstin Florian and famous for their carefully selected ingredients, designed to provide nutrition to both body and soul. Sturebadet also has its own gym, with experienced trainers available for personal training sessions in addition to a wide range of group training alternatives, where you can train both your physical strength in the fitness classes and your mental agility in one of the meditation classes. To honour its roots,

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Scan Magazine, Issue 128, September 2019  

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Scan Magazine, Issue 128, September 2019  

The September issue of Scan Magazine aims to nurse you into the cooler, darker season with a design section full of hygge and a brand-new cu...