SAUNA AND NATURE IMPROVE YOUR WELLBEINGHolistic wellbeing holidays in Muonio
Jermy Janin, Visit Finland
GET AWAY FROM THE HURRY AND STRESS
Wellness services include spa & beauty treatments, nature activities, sauna, art, and locally sourced, healthy food. Stop to gain inner strength.
WELLBEING IN THE WILDERNESS
According to research, nature improves our health and wellbeing in a number of ways. The clean air in Muonio, the pure bodies of water, and beautiful scenery reduce stress, and the various water-activities offered here improve physical, as well as spiritual wellbeing. Listen to nature’s call to get outside; it also helps to improve our social and community wellbeing! Moving in nature positively affects our state of mind, and allows us to connect with others more positively as well. Nature is an important aspect of holidaymaking in Muonio; something we like to talk about is this idea of wilderness wellbeing. The silence and polar night in Lapland both improve the quality of sleep, which in turn help to combat various workday challenges.
ARCTIC SUPERFOODS FROM NATURE
The midnight sun gives plants in Lapland continual light-therapy. Because of this, the antioxidant and nutrition content of plants in Lapland is heightened, compared to their counterparts in southern Finland. Eating these arctic superfoods can also positively impact our health and wellbeing.
SAUNA PURIFIES THE BODY AND MIND
For hundreds of years, the sauna has been an important part of Finnish wellbeing. Some of the benefits of sauna-use include relaxation and release of stress. Quality of sleep is also improved. Sweating in the sauna is also a great way to purify the body of various accumulated toxins. The heat from the sauna also helps to reduce muscle-aches and pains. The combination of taking a sauna and a dip in a hole in the ice is also good for our wellbeing in many ways: it balances our energy, improves our tolerance for cold, improves our mental wellbeing, lowers blood pressure, and reduces stress. Transitioning between hot and cold temperatures also helps maintain elasticity in the skin by slowing down the aging process in our cells. (The Finnish Sauna Society)