Welcome to the Spa at La Croez Villieu located in Erdeven at the gates to the Quiberon peninsula.

Enjoy a soothing spa session in a natural, invigorating environment near the Atlantic ocean. The hammam and sauna function on a privatised basis, so you can indulge in a private session alone, with your partner or friends..

The spa also boasts an indoor pool heated to 29° so you can relax and succumb to the pleasures of the water, invigorating massage jets, microbubble mats stimulating the soles of your feet and venous return and relaxinghot tub.

Camping La Croez Villieu in the Morbihan is the ideal place to enjoy a wellness break by the sea !

Hammam : the benefits and pleasures of an oriental steam bath

The hammam, also known as a Turkish bath, is an Arabic term meaning « hot water ». They appeared in France several years ago and have gained more and more enthusiastic fans due to their undeniable benefits.

The hammam originates from the Orient. In Arabic, hammam means « spreadingheat » or « hot water ». It is a steam bath heated to 50°C with 100% humidity.

Its purpose?

A long session in this steam bath relaxes all your body muscles, cleansens your skin and releases toxins from your body.

Whatever the season, a hammam is the perfect remedy for stress and cleansens your skin and body. A few hours of pure indulgence.

What is the difference between a hammam and a sauna ?

A sauna is made of resinous wood and is heated using hot stones. Contrary to a hammam, the humidity level is very low.

The hammam ritutal : generally you start by having a shower before going into the first heated room which relaxes you before further treatments. The steam, combined with eucalyptus oil which is renowned for its healing and decongestion properties, helps to clear your mind and to simply let yourself go.

The benefits of a hammam :

  • The hammam is an excellent way to relax, clear your mind and forget your worries.
  • The hot steam is good for your skin : it opens the pores, releases toxins, soothes muscular aches and pains, opens your sinuses and makes breathing easier.
  • The effects of the heat plunges the body into a state of lethargy. The hammam is therefore a remedy for sleeping problems. Contrary to what you might think, the cold shower you take when you come out of the hammam is a pleasant and invigorating experience. You will come out feeling de-stressed and with a sense of wellbeing.
  • If you suffer from poor circulation, alternate regularly between the hammam and cold shower to stimulate your blood circulation.
  • Don’t forget to drink water after each session to rehydrate.

The benefits of a sauna : improved health and skin

The sauna originates from Finland. It involves staying in a very hot room for a few minutes before coming out and alternating between hot and cold temperatures. This procedure is very beneficial to the skin, but that is not all.

The body’s reaction to a sauna

When you enter a sauna your body is subjected to heat nearing 80°C, depending on the sauna and the quality of the heater. The cardiovascular system reacts immediately to this temperature : your blood pressure dilates and yourheart rate increases.

The skin then starts sweating profusely and the pores open. The body releases endorphins which help to relax.

After about 10 to 15 minutes, you come out of the sauna and take a shower or cold bath. The cold water closes the skin pores and revitalises the body. You then alternate up to three times this hot-cold procedure, not forgetting to rehydrate in between to replace the transpired water. You can lose up to a litre of water in one sauna session.

Contrary to the hammam, the heat in a sauna is dry heat and is more intense. It is adviseable to start your sauna session on the lower benches allowing your body to adjust to the temperature.

The benefits of a sauna

The heat of the sauna and hot and cold effect creates recognised benefits for the body :

  • The relaxing effect of the sauna : A sauna session is very beneficial for stress and tension. In the heat, the body releases endorphins which improve sleep and relaxation. Having a sauna before going to bed will help you sleep better.
  • The purifying effect of the sauna : The dry heat makes you sweat profusely which opens the skin pores thus eliminating toxins that have built up in the body.
  • The muscular and cardiovascular benefits of the sauna : By dilating the blood vessels, the sauna helps the cardio-vascular system to function correctly. It also helps to maintain low blood pressure. Also, the blood circulation speeds up in the sauna soothing muscular pains and otheraches and pains.
  • Improving the immune system : The sauna puts the body into an artificial fever situation due to the heat. This artificial fever stimulates the immune system and increases the production of white cells and anti bodies thus fighting against illness. If taken regularly, a sauna can even protect you from flu epidemics.
  • Beauty of the skin : When the skin pores open in the sauna, toxins are released. But it also softens the skin and improves elasticity. The cold shower closes the pores, improving the skin’s appearance.
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