I’ve only done one body treatment. And boy was that a revealing experience. So, my lack of research into what a Turkish bath entailed was, of course, amusing when I got into the room to find out that I would be almost fully naked (except for a piece of cloth around my unmentionables). Continue reading “A Turkish Bath”
Situated on 25 acres of Canadian maple and pine trees is a most see and do, the Scandinave Spa. From the moment you enter the compound, signs of “Quite Please” are strategically placed at the entrances to set the tempo and mood for your thermotherapy experience. Continue reading “The Value of Silence & Tranquility in Extreme Temperatures”
The task was to consider small interventions which could improve the use of the basin, attracting people to this nature scenario.
A sauna should be soft and sensual and is primarily a contemplative place for relaxation.
The interior level of the Ryokan are at sea level eliminating the need for ceiling lights and reducing glare within the space.
The form of a mountain and the shape of the roof create a detached building that are reflected in the hot spring spa’s water surface, bringing together the internal wall and the form of a ceiling.