Nordic Cycle Treatment

The traditional hot-cold-relaxation cycle is now commonly known as the Nordic Cycle spa treatment, gaining popularity around the world, including Northern Virginia.

Our Nordic Cycle Treatment begins by heating the body to a sweat in the sauna or steam room. Next comes the temperature contrast of plunging into a cold pool. Finally, to bring the body back to its regular state, the last part of the circuit involves relaxation in a sauna, steam room, or wrapped in a bathrobe enjoying the peaceful setting of our Himilayan salt room.

How The Nordic Cycle Works
  1. Hot – Heating the body to sweat in our sauna or steam room 10-15 min
  2. Cold – Plunging the body into a cold pool to trigger a temperature contrast. 30 sec - 6 min
  3. Relaxation – Returning the body’s core back to its regular state with a relaxing session in our sauna, steam room or Himalayan Salt Room wrapped in a bathrobe blissed out in its peaceful setting. Total session 50-60 min.

To get the full benefits of this Nordic Cycle Treatment, it is recommended to complete two - three circuits in one visit. Each scheduled session include 2-3 cycles and depending on body ability to resist to ice water and therapist judgment, so you get safely the maximum full-body benefits every time!


Everyone needs to unwind, but many of us don’t take the time to do so. Stress can take a toll on one’s overall health, body, and mind.

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Benefits of Nordic Cycle


The shock of the cold water on your heated body causes an increase in blood pressure, contraction of blood vessels, and a jump start to the immune system. This physiological response will encourage the immune system to produce white blood cells, making your body stronger, healthier, more energized, and more capable of fighting off bacteria and viruses such as colds and influenza.


The heat from steam baths, saunas, and spas helps relax muscles and relieve joint and muscular pain. While working up a sweat, your body will release endorphins which are a natural painkiller. The increased blood circulation will trigger the body’s healing process, which speeds up recovery and also reduces pain.

Nordic Cycle is an excellent form of pain relief for those who overwork their muscles, whether from training or labor-intensive work. It reduces muscle tension, lactic acid, and other toxins that cause muscles to ache after a workout. It’s also great for relieving pain for those with degenerative joint diseases such as arthritis, rheumatism, and osteoarthritis.

Even if you don’t suffer from joint and muscle pain, you will still benefit from relaxed muscles. The muscular relaxation reduces the negative effects of stress on your health, body, and mind while helping you to sleep better.


Sweating is an important part of maintaining overall health, but many of us don’t sweat enough. If you don’t exercise and perspire regularly, you’re missing out on the detoxifying effects of deep sweating.

Deep sweating occurs when your core body temperature rises, as it would in a sauna, spa, or hot tub. As your body deep sweats, the sweat flushes out toxins from your body that are commonly picked up from our environments, such as chemicals and heavy metals like lead, zinc, copper, nickel, and mercury.


Instead of going to a spa to clean your skin, you can do so at home with your own spa. Along with making your body healthier, sweating toxins from your body will also help clean and improve the health of your skin.

The heat and steam will open your pores, allowing you to sweat out toxins from your skin and replace dead skin cells. Sweat cleanses bacteria from your sweat ducts and epidermis. The heat also improves circulation in the capillaries, which brings more nutrients to the skin and improves collagen structure.

Flushing out toxins from your skin helps restore your skin’s youthful glow, tone, and elasticity.


A Nordic Cycle circuit will increase your heart rate and blood pressure, leading to better blood circulation and a more efficient metabolism. The effects of hydrotherapy are similar to those of aerobic exercise and cardio workouts since you work up a sweat and get your heart pumping faster, improving your cardiovascular health.


The Nordic Cycle treatment will make you feel very relaxed and refreshed. And it also helps your body release endorphins (like it would with aerobic exercise), making you feel happy and improving your overall well-being.

Endorphins also help reduce your perception of pain and improve your physical condition so you will feel restored, energized, and focused to take on both physical and mental challenges in life.


Thermotherapy will help you achieve a deeper sleep. The utter relaxation of your body and mind—along with the release of endorphins that act as a natural tranquilizer—will help ease your mind, so you’re more likely to go to bed relaxed and without stresses keeping you up at night.

Additionally, raising your body temperature in the evening with a soak in the spa will cause your body temperature to drop at bedtime, which encourages your body to fall asleep.


Stress takes its toll on the stomach and digestive tract. Common digestion problems that can be triggered by stress include indigestion, heartburn, stomach aches, gas, and irritable bowel syndrome. Digestion problems affect your health, and the pain only adds to your stress levels, causing a vicious cycle of stress and pain.

By reducing your overall stress, relaxing your muscles and body, and increasing your blood circulation, the Nordic Cycle treatment can relieve painful symptoms of digestion problems and improve your digestion and nutrient absorption.


Athletes will use thermal cycles to improve their endurance and recover from injury and overworked muscles faster. Since thermotherapy triggers an increase in the number of red blood cells that carry oxygen in the bloodstream, this cycle also helps improve lung and cardiovascular capacity for athletes.


Since thermotherapy helps your blood carry more oxygen to your lungs and improve lung capacity, you can improve your breathing and respiratory system. This means you can have an easier time breathing in general and when you exert yourself, so you won’t have to worry about running out of breath as easily when climbing a flight of stairs or hiking in the woods. Improved lung capacity also makes it easier to engage in regular physical activities, which in turn improves your endurance even more.

Even if you can’t make it to the closest Nordic spa when you need to unwind and boost your health, pool builders can help you create your very own spa in your backyard. Whether you combine your spa with a pool for the ultimate Nordic treatment, or you opt for a spa on its own, you can enjoy these many health benefits of hydrotherapy and thermotherapy any time with your own backyard spa.

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What to expect during your consultation…

  1. General Evaluation and Consultation consists of a VISIA Complexion Analysis and Full Body DEXA Composition Test.

  2. VISIA Analysis Scan captures key visual information of your skin, measure your skin pigmentation, pore size,  UV spots, photo damage, texture and wrinkles.

  3. Our Full Body Composition Scan reveals important information regarding body composition, fat, muscle mass, and bone density. 

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Saturday: 9am - 8pm
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