Sauna and Solarium
FINNISSH SAUNA (90° C) - STEAM BATH - SANARIUM - SAUNA INFUSIONS - INFRARED CABINS - MASSAGE SHOWER - WATERFALL - DIVING POOL - NUDIST SUN TERRACE - WINTER GARDEN - SOLARIUM - SAUNA BAR
INDULGE IN THE ESSENTIAL PLEASURES OF REST AND RELAXATION AFTER A LONG DAY.. Perfect for relaxing your muscles after hiking or biking, or to warm up after a day on the slopes, for health reasons, as a contingency programme on bad weather days or just because it feels good and is fun!
A professional sauna attendant is on hand from Tuesday to Saturday to provide fragrant sauna infusions from 15:00 hrs onwards.
THE HEALTH ASPECT
Sauna is the most practical way of strengthening the immune system and reducing susceptibility to viral infections and cal also be used to treat certain diseases, including disorders if the autonomic nervous system.
Raising the body temperature to 39°C during the perspiration phase (artificial fever) has the same effect as a natural fever on the body, namely the destruction of pathogens through increased temperature.
The process of heating the body followed by a cold bath relaxes the muscles and induces several beneficial physiological effects such as lowering blood pressure, stimulating circulation, metabolism, the immune and respiratory system, it also has a positive effect on the subjective well-being.
THE WELL-BEING and WELLNESS ASPECT
Sweating in the sauna is also good for the skin and slows its aging process! The skin reacts immediately on entering the sauna, blood vessels expand, blood flow increases and after around 15 minutes the surface temperature rises to 40 – 42°C. The blood vessels constrict again during the cooling down phase.
Sweating repeatedly alternated with water treatments causes very thorough, but gentle cleansing of the body. The top layer of skin is softened, rough skin cells are loosened and can be rinsed off easily. Sweat glands are activated in extremely dry skin, resulting in improved water deposits in the epidermal layer.
- Saunas are nudist areas in Austria.
- Swimwear is not allowed!
- Users enter the steam sauna naked; you will need a towel to sit on in the Finnish sauna and another one under your feet.
- Only children aged 16 and over are permitted access to the sauna area.
Fun in the sun at the Erlebnisbad
New high-performance solariums provide fun in the sun at the Erlebnisbad. Three sun beds (coin operated) are located in the entrance area and can be used without paying for pool admission. Additional sun beds can be found in the sauna area.
Solariums are technical devices that irradiate the body with ultra-violet light. People usually use them for cosmetic reasons in order to give the body a beautiful and healthy looking tan. Solariums, however, are also used in the medical sector to treat skin complaints or common backache!
Positive aspects of modern UV radiation
The warmth of the "artificial sun" does you good and can even banish bad moods! Recent international studies have documented that sunbathing induces positive biological effects. Prerequisite for this, however, is to keep within appropriate levels of sunbed use!
It is recognised that UV radiation alleviates certain skin problems, for example acne and neurodermatitis.
Code of Conduct
Please follow these tanning rules during every sunbed session:
- Do NOT use sun cream in the solarium!
- Do NOT apply perfumes or cosmetics before using a solarium!
- Those suffering from skin disease or unsure about the health consequences of using a sunbed should consult their doctor before use!
Do not use the solarium if:
- You have sensitive skin (very pale skin, freckles, blonde or ginger hair, blue or green eyes)
- You have lots of moles or liver spots
- You suffer from skin cancer (or early stage skin cancer)
- You are an organ transplant recipient
- You are under 18 years of age! … As from 1st September 2008, only those aged 18 years and over are allowed to use sun beds in Austria!