Treat your body and all your senses to our Skodsborg FLOW – a unique series of spa experiences which will add to your spa visit, leaving you feeling energised and cleansed.
The spa experiences will help you strengthen your immune system and achieve mental balance as well as stimulate your blood circulation and connective tissue. Furthermore our guests tell us that they sleep better, feel more at ease in their bodies, and experience more joy in their everyday lives.
We have developed SKODSBORG FLOW: a fusion of new and millennia old bathing traditions and treatment methods and the latest research on wellness.
Your spa instructor will be delighted to guide you through the different experiences
- Breathing exercises in our salt cave
- Body scrub in the steam bath
- Hydro jet massage in the hydro pool
- SaunaGus with an ocean dip
- “Steam Mist” with aloe vera and sugar peeling
- Footbath with bathing salt
- Nordic stretch
- Aqua fitness
1 Breathing Exercises in the Salt Cave
As early as 1898 Carl Ottosen, who founded Skodsborg Sanatorium (the first incarnation of Kurhotel Skodsborg), recommended that guests convalesce in the fresh, salty ocean breeze in specially designed deck chairs by the Øresund strait.
We have further developed Carl Ottosen’s ideas inspired by the traditional practice of halo-therapy (salt therapy) and yogic breathing exercises.
Halo-therapy is an ancient treatment method in which salt crystals in the air form a micro-climate. This method strengthens the immune system, cleans the lungs and can help cure skin problems.
Yoga dates back some 5,000 year and is an ancient Indian practice of breathing exercises and physical postures. The aim of yoga is to obtain a natural balance in your life and improve mental strength, improving your ability to concentrate, achieve mental clarity and peace of mind.
2 Body Scrub in the Steam Bath
The steam bath is one of the oldest bathing traditions in the world, well-known from, among other places, the Greek hammams and the Roman thermae baths.
We increase the effect of the steam bath with our signature body scrub, based on a mixture of salt and oils, which we rinse off with cold water. The steam bath combined with the body scrub stimulate your blood circulation, removes dead skin, and makes your skin soft as silk.
The cold rinse further boosts blood circulation, cleanses your body, and tightens your skin.
3 Hydro Jet Massage
The water in our 100 m2 hydro pool is 34° C and contains chlorine as well as salt. The pool is equipped with push-buttons which activate jets of water, ideal for massaging your body.
Our body consists of 78 % water and the upward force, combined with the salt content in the pool, reduces gravity, relieving your joints. The jets of water soften the muscles in your entire body, while stimulating the connective tissue and your blood circulation.
4 SaunaGus with Ocean Dip
The Nordic sauna traditions date back more than 2,000 years, and many in the Nordic region consider the sauna a sacred room for community, cleansing and calm.
SaunaGus (roughly translated as mist sauna) is a form of therapy which utilises warmth and ethereal oils to soothe body and mind. It is performed by a trained “Gusmester” (“Mist Master”), who plans the process, mixes the oils and circulates the heat with a towel. Mist Sauna is typically performed in three sets of increasing intensity, interrupted by short breaks, in which you have the chance to cool off and drink some liquid.
SaunaGus will often include a dip in the ocean (or in a cold water tub), which releases the body’s endorphins (aka the body’s “happiness hormones”).
Research into the effects of SaunaGus is limited but ethereal oils are said to each have their own effect; relaxing, cleansing and/or refreshing. Some experts claim that SaunaGus helps the body expel waste products through the skin, liver and kidney as well as strengthen the immune system.
All that we know is that our guests love SaunaGus and say it gives them a real boost of energy and immense sense of well-being.
5. “Steam Mist” with aloe vera and sugar peeling
“Steam Mist” is inspired by our popular “SaunaGus”, which some experts claim helps the body expel waste products through the skin, liver and kidney as well as strengthen the immune system.
In “Steam Mist” you will experience further respiratory advantages, due to the high air humidity (approximately 100 %), especially efficient against asthma and bronchitis. Furthermore the aloe vera softens your skin and increases its elasticity, while the sugar peeling removes dead skin cells and moistures your skin.
6 Footbath with Bathing Salt
Footbaths have been part of the daily care at Kurhotel Skodsborg since 1898.
The bathing salt in the footbath has a calming effect on your nervous system and helps expel waste products out of your skin. It nurses sore feet and can help decrease foot perspiration, reduce swelling, and calm restless legs.
7. Nordic Stretch
Nordic Stretch is inspired by yoga, an approximately 5,000 year old Indian practice of breathing exercises and physical postures. The aim of yoga is to obtain a natural balance in your life and improve mental strength, improving your ability to concentrate, achieve mental clarity and peace of mind.
The postures for Nordic Stretch have been carefully chosen to increase your flexibility and mobility as well as improve your blood circulation, and help expel waste products.
8 Aqua Fitness
The water in our Bassin 21 is pleasurably warm (nearly 27 degrees) and support your body while increasing resistance during the workout. Research shows that Aqua Fitness improves your physical form, burns calories, and improves your quality of life. We know that it always leaves our guests with a smile on their lips.
Treat your body and all your senses to our Skodsborg FLOW on a Spa Day.