Welcome to our relaxation spa at La Croix Villieu located in Erdeven, at the entrance of the Quiberon Peninsula.
It is in this very natural and invigorating setting thanks to the proximity of the Atlantic Ocean that we offer you a relaxing and soothing session.
The hammam and the sauna are private, allowing you a pure moment of intimacy alone, with two or with friends.
The spa also has a heated indoor swimming pool where you can relax and rediscover the pleasures of water with toning and massaging jets, a micro-bubble mat stimulating the soles of the feet and promoting venous return and a whirlpool to relax.
Make the most of your holidays by the sea, the spa at the La Croix Villieu campsite in Morbihan is definitely the ideal place for a well-being stay!
Hammam: the pleasures and benefits of an oriental-style steam bath
The hammam, also called Turkish bath, is an Arabic term meaning "hot water". Appeared in France for several years, it seduces more and more followers thanks to its recognized benefits.
The origin of the hammam is in the East. It means in Arabic "which spreads the heat" or "hot water". Indeed, it is a steam bath at 50°C and saturated to 100% humidity.
This prolonged steam bath relaxes all the muscles of the body, cleanses the skin and eliminates toxins from the body.
In all seasons, the hammam allows you to take a relaxing break from your sometimes stressful daily life and to take care of your skin and body. In short, to do yourself good for a few hours.
What is the difference with the sauna, which is just as well known and appreciated?
The sauna is made of resinous wood and its air, also characterized by a lasting warmth, is created by hot stones.
Unlike the hammam, the humidity is low.
Usually, the hammam ritual begins with a small shower before moving to the first steam-heated room where you can relax before continuing your treatments. The steam, combined with eucalyptus essences whose properties are known to be soothing and decongestant, help to free the mind and let go.
The benefits of the hammam :
- The hammam is an invitation to relaxation: it is an excellent way to relax, to empty your mind and forget your worries.
- The hot steam has a beneficial effect on the skin: it opens the pores, eliminates toxins, soothes muscle aches, opens the sinuses and facilitates breathing.
- The sensation of warmth plunges the body into a state of lethargy. The hammam can therefore help you fight against sleep disorders. Contrary to what one might imagine, the cold shower after leaving the hammam will be very pleasant and invigorating. You will leave the hammam destressed with a real feeling of well-being.
- If you suffer from blood circulation problems, regularly alternate the hammam with a cold shower to stimulate blood circulation.
- Remember to drink plenty of water after the session to rehydrate yourself.
Sauna: the pleasures and benefits of a Scandinavian ritual
The sauna is a wellness ritual that originated in Finland. It consists of staying in a room heated to a high temperature for a few moments and then leaving it to enjoy the hot-cold alternation.
The action of heat and cold makes this ritual particularly healthy for the skin, but not only.
A sauna session brings multiple benefits to the body and mind.
The action of the sauna on the body
When entering the sauna, the body is faced with a temperature of around 80°c depending on the type of sauna and the power of the heater used. The reaction of the cardiovascular system to this temperature is immediate: dilation of the blood vessels and an increase in the heart rate.
The skin then begins to sweat profusely and the pores dilate. The body secretes endorphins which help relaxation.
After 10-15 minutes, one leaves the sauna to take a shower or a cold bath. The action of the cold tightens the pores of the skin and revitalizes the body. You can then alternate hot-cold baths up to three times, remembering to rehydrate well between each sauna session to recover the perspired water. It is in fact possible to lose up to one litre of water during a sauna session.
Unlike the hammam, the heat of the sauna is dry and felt more intensely. It is best to start the sauna session on the lower benches to get used to the temperature.
The benefits of the sauna
The action of the heat in the sauna and the various hot-cold passages provide significant benefits for the body:
- The relaxing action of the sauna: A sauna session is very effective against stress and tension. Under the action of the heat, the body releases endorphins that promote sleep and relaxation. Practiced just before going to bed, the sauna helps you sleep better.
- The purifying action of the sauna: The dry heat of the sauna causes strong sweating as well as the dilation of the pores of the skin. This sweating allows to drive out the toxins accumulated by the body.
- The muscular and cardiovascular action of the sauna: By dilating the blood vessels, the sauna helps the proper functioning of the cardiovascular system. It also helps to keep blood pressure low. Finally, the increase in the speed of blood circulation in the sauna helps to quickly relieve muscular pains and other aches and pains.
- Improvement of the immune defences by the sauna: The sauna puts the body in a state of artificial fever thanks to the heat. Artificial fever stimulates the immune system and leads to an increased production of white blood cells and antibodies to fight diseases. If practiced regularly, the sauna can even protect against flu epidemics.
- The beauty of the skin: By dilating the pores, the sauna allows the skin to evacuate its toxins. But it also softens the skin and improves its elasticity. The cold shower then tightens the pores of the skin improving its appearance.