Tuesday, 20 April 2021 12:06

Let it Snow, Let it Snow, Let it Snow: Spa Rooms

Written by   Sara Brenninger

Cold immersion is an age-old tradition in hydrothermal bathing. The Finnish were the first known culture to actively use hot and cold contrast therapy as part of a cleansing or bathing ritual. After spending time in a hot Finnish sauna, bathers would leave the hot, smokey cabin (sweating profusely), and then take roll in the snow to both cool down and cleanse the dirt from their bodies.

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Sara Brenninger is a spa snow specialist at TechnoAlpin Indoor and has helped bring snow to 100s of spas in Europe and the Middle East. Brenninger is now focused on extending TechnoAlpin’s reach in North America and is part of a team focused on innovating the creative use of indoor snow for spa and wellness. Her research and expertise in spa and indoor snow has resulted in the development of more snow-based treatments that focus on the power of hot and cold contrast therapy and the role of positive stress in immune building.   




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