Since the very beginning of the Nordik Spa-Nature adventure, its experienced team of well-being experts have scoured the world in search of heat therapy discoveries and they practise both ancient and modern therapies. Thanks to their many exploratory journeys, they are now ready to develop a thermal experience orientated towards new trends while preserving authenticity worthy of the purest traditions.
The nine saunas at Nordik Spa-Nature are inspired by Nordic and Mediterranean traditions. The Finlandia, Barika, Maa, Tuly, Aromi, and Banÿa saunas are drawn from the Nordic dry sauna tradition. They encourage relaxation and vivacity.
The two Vaporo saunas are inspired by the Mediterranean steam bath tradition. They purify the body and invite you to relax. Discover our saunas!
Banyä is a Russian version of the traditional sauna. This sauna’s steam is obtained by pouring water over a brick stove or heated stones in the centre of the sauna. A Russian sauna offers a perfect balance between dry heat and humid steam. It encourages blood circulation and deeply cleanses the skin. The temperature can rise to 100 °C.
The Banyä ritual is offered every day in this sauna. It’s a whole new relaxation experience to discover at Nordik. The ritual is inspired by a 1000-year-old Russian tradition and is distinguished by its flagellation step. Yes, you read that correctly! The Banyä ritual involves a step where you receive several light strikes from a venik on the body to accelerate sweating and circulation. A venik is a sort of brush made from the branches of birch, oak, or eucalyptus and infused in hot water. This is a completely new relaxation experience to discover. Aufguss ritual is performed at Banyä every day.
Aufguss Rituals: Every day at 11 a.m., 1 p.m., 3 p.m., 5 p.m., 7 p.m. and 9 p.m.
The sauna is a social tradition that has existed for over 2000 years in Nordic countries, especially in Finland. As its name suggests, the Finlandia sauna is part of the purest Nordic sauna tradition. Set up in a spacious, solid-wood building, Finlandia has three tiers of benches to vary your exposure to the heat. The highest level is also the hottest.
More than a ton of stones radiate heat, generated by a high-performance wood stove, which is installed in the wall facing guests. Our relaxation artisans regularly place balls of ice infused with essential oils on the stove to alternate the essences. Thanks to its large capacity and its traditional design, the Aufguss ritual is performed at Finlandia every day.
Aufguss rituals: we are currently performing beautification work to our Finlandia sauna. During this time, Aufguss rituals will take place in the Banyä sauna.
Built from red cedar and surrounded by large bay windows, the Aromi sauna is characterized as a “soft” sauna. This is the best sauna to try for your first sauna experience. It has a lower temperature, meaning that you can enjoy the landscapes, scents, and lights it offers for a longer time. Endowed with impressive windows, you can admire the gorgeous view of the surrounding forest and the distant city, all while breathing in the aromas, which change every 20 minutes.
Pay attention to how the lighting changes to match the various aromas. Scents of fruit, bark, and herbs are diffused based on a rhythm scheduled around the hours of the day and accentuate the joy of paying attention to your body and being one with nature. The experience fosters healing and inner renewal.
In Finnish, “Tuli” means fire. This meditative dry sauna is made entirely from solid wood and has a green roof. The green roof serves as natural insulation while perfectly integrating this sauna into its surrounding environment. Its octagon shape and central wood stove lends itself naturally to meditation. The heat currents, radiating from the centre, roll across the ceiling and down the walls.
Place your back against the wall and the heat wave will caress your spine to enhance relaxation throughout your nervous system. Sitting cross-legged or stretched out, you stare at the flames of the central fire to practise one of the most ancient human traditions: sitting in a group around a fire. The hypnotizing effect encourages internal reflection, and you dive into a meditative state. Next, turn your gaze towards the outside, thanks to small windows at eye level, and complete escape is guaranteed!
“Maa” means earth in Finnish. It revives the rustic tradition of semi-interred saunas with an enclosure buried in the ground, log walls, and a green roof.
Nordik’s Maa is actually partially carved into the bedrock, giving it its nickname, “telluric sauna”. Because this sauna is in direct contact with the bedrock, it maintains elevated temperatures, made tolerable by the passage of fresh air. Enter this sauna of earth and fire and experience the full authenticity of the Nordic tradition.
Gifted with an original architecture, the Barik sauna is made entirely of cedar. This traditional Nordic dry sauna is small and tube-shaped, creating an enveloping heat that is felt more intensely than in other saunas.
Its small space, curving interior walls, and lack of windows all combine to create a space appropriate for an intensely intimate experience. Upon entering this sauna, you will feel enveloped, as though you were sheltered from the rest of the world for the next few minutes. Enjoy and live in the moment.
As the Barik sauna’s little brother, this sauna admits only four people at a time. This sauna is ideal to experience a sauna in a small group of friends or as a couple. Once inside, you will forget that you are in a public place. Enjoy this moment of relaxation sheltered from the rest of the world.
The Vaporo building houses two steam saunas: Vaporo eucalyptus and Vaporo orange. The eucalyptus sauna is slightly warmer than its neighbour. The steam carries pure eucalyptus and mint essential oil molecules. Eucalyptus is famous for its numerous benefits, especially for the respiratory and immune systems.
Make yourself comfortable, close your eyes, and breathe in the natural scents. Draw them into your lungs, they’re good for you. Appreciate them. Pay attention to the sensations throughout your entire body. Sometimes, the steam is so dense that you cannot even see your hands in front of your face. You are experiencing the full steam sauna experience. It will give you an unparallelled feeling of well-being. You are already breathing better!
Vaporo orange is next to Vaporo eucalyptus and is slightly cooler. It offers a calming and vivifying olfactory experience. The steam carries pure and natural orange aromas, famous for its numerous benefits, especially for the digestive, circulatory, and immune systems.
Choose this sauna during recovery periods or intense fatigue. It will be a valuable ally during fitness recovery. You will feel invigorated with strength and new energy.