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An extreme bathing experience

Made of Ballarat

03 Jul 2018

Filed underSee & Do

Get set to experience Victoria’s coolest ever bathing experience – literally!

The award-winning Hepburn Bathhouse and Spa has added a new experience to its ever-growing list. Titled Extreme Bathing, the experience makes use of Nordic bathing techniques, combining the power of ice and meditation with a self-guided audio experience and Hepburn’s unique mineral waters to create an experience that has a multitude of benefits for one’s health and well-being. 

The 15-minute experience includes immersion in water of 4 degrees for five minutes and a meditative journey using bespoke breathing techniques. (Pre-arranged group workshop courses can also be facilitated, delving deeper into this practice and its benefits.)

According to Hepburn Bathhouse and Spa general manager Karen Golden, ice bathing has been a common practice for many athletes, however the benefits of Nordic bathing go well beyond sports recovery.

Other benefits include improved sleep and energy levels, mood regulation, weight loss, and a decrease in symptoms of depression.

“Cold immersion is based on the strength of the mind and undertaking a journey of breath work and meditation before entering the water,” Karen says.

“This type of experience allows us to awaken our body and mind in a refreshing and renewed approach.”

The Extreme Bathing Self-Guided Experience includes two hours entry to the Hepburn Bathhouse and Spa Sanctuary, the self-guided audio tour, access to the ice bath and other bathing facilities.

A one-day Extreme Bathing workshop will be held on July 7, designed to further your understanding of cold therapies and the healthy practice of ice immersion.

Images courtesy of Hepburn Bathhouse and Spa.

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