Guests can traverse different worlds at The Well (Norway), the largest bath and wellness center in Scandinavia, situated just outside of Oslo. Opened last December, the three-story, 113,000-square-foot facility houses a multicultural spa experience and features a Japanese Onsen; a Nordic Laconium; a two-story Blockhouse Sauna; an Art Deco steam room; a Turkish hammam; an Egyptian Rasul; and a unique Ambilight Cinema Sauna, a semicircle theater with wooden benches where nature videos are screened and correspond with the sauna’s lights. Additionally, the adults-only property has 15 different saunas and steam rooms, 24 showers, 10 foot basins, a large shower grotto with rocks, two whirlpools, and an ice fountain. The spa offers facials, body treatments, massages, and nailcare that utilize techniques from around the world. Signature treatments use The Well products, which are inspired by Norwegian nature and use ingredients from the Norwegian forest. They include the Mini-Facial and Back Massage ($149, 50 minutes); Salt Scrub and Back Massage ($149, 50 minutes); Scrub and Classic Massage ($184, 75 minutes); and Nuvola No Gravity Dry Float ($45, 20 minutes), which induces the body and mind to deeply relax and helps to alleviate back pain and insomnia. Austrian spa design and equipment manufacturer Thermarium conceptualized and designed the wet spa, pool, and treatment areas, while Norwegian architects Halvorsen & Reine designed the sleek buildings that house them. “It’s going to become a landmark in Europe for sure,” says Thermarium managing director Adrian Egger. “We are very proud to be a big part of this great development.” With a turnover of more than one million Euros in the first month, the future is very promising.
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