People who say ‘beauty treatment’ say ‘women!’ But is this really justified? Research shows that the male skin is on average 20% thicker than that of a woman. The hormone testosterone causes men to produce sebum in larger quantities then women. Sebum makes the skin greasier, and as a result, men are more likely to suffer from pimples and blackheads. In addition to the higher levels of sebum in proportion to women, men will also produce more sweat, causing the male skin to fluctuate more between two extremes, from a greasy skin to a greatly dehydrated skin. As if that were not enough, most men opt to shave daily. Especially after shaving with a razor blade, the skin may exhibit irritation.
Foot reflexology is a traditional method of treatment against all kinds of ailments. It originated in ancient Egypt and Asia. The first forms of reflexology were already in use 5,000 years ago. Only in the last few centuries has this unique method of treatment taken off in the West, as the connection and effect of this massage on the body have been researched and refined by physicians. Reflexology is not a cure, but a way of stimulating the self-healing ability of the body and mind. How does this work exactly?
Are you familiar with that feeling of an exhausted body and a fatigued mind? Stress, muscle tension or sleeping problems, these are just some of the consequences. Do you feel that your body is in urgent need of relaxation, and that renewed energy you yearn for to start the day with a smile? Then you can come to us for the massage that may just be the perfect solution.
Haste makes waste. Alas, in this day and age, we often have a schedule which is more packed than the Brussels ring road during rush hour. Therefore, it is important to reserve some me-time between all the meetings, work shifts and commuting. Nothing relaxes the body and mind more than a wellness visit, where you have the chance temporarily to get rid of the stress of daily life, full of activity and rushing around.
In the year 2016, men are very versatile and can enjoy a sporting hobby, along with their jobs and families. Squash, jogging or fitness, he can do it all. Practising sports also frees up the mind and it is good for your health, but it also requires a lot of the body. A day of wellness offers body and mind a well-deserved rest, and ensures a renewed energy level. For sports enthusiasts, we also offer customised wellness.
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When making a reservation for the private sauna between June 1 and September 30, 2016. The same day you will get a free entrance in the public baths.
Beauty products for men, a booming business!
Are you planning your first visit to Thermae Boetfort, or have you been there before but you’d like more information? Then book a package with Tea Time! This formula is for the early birds: those who arrive at our thermal baths before 10.00h can sit back and relax in our restaurant to enjoy a cup of delicious coffee or a lovely cup of steaming hot tea!
This week Thermae Boetfort starts offering heavenly Shiatsu Massages. These massages bear no resemblance at all to all our other massages. The technique includes stretching and stimulating pressure points and does not require you to undress.
Chinese massage, also called Tui Na has its origins in traditional Chinese medicine. It is a massage that concentrates on the same pressure points as the well-known acupuncture technique. This technique increases the flow of positive energy, relaxes you and alleviates symptoms of stress, promotes blood circulation and stimulates the lymph system and can relieve illnesses such as colds, migraine and digestive problems.
Brrrr. It is quite cold outside. Well, here is a warming tip: come to Thermae Boetfort for a lovely Hotstone Massage.
Take care of your face during the awful winter months. The wind and cold will completely dehydrate your skin. And it tells. In order to rehydrate, it is best to visit the beauty farm from Thermae Boetfort.
There is a lot on your mind at the end of the year. If it is not the gift shopping, it must be the numerous dinners to attend, or even worse, to organize. Think about yourself after the holidays and relax at Thermae Boetfort.
Ate too much around Christmas? Burn it all at Thermae Sports Merchtem.
The overdose of unhealthy food during the holidays creeps in your skin. You feel bad, having a negative effect on your skin as well. Time for some health.
Heavy stomach after the holidays? We will help you digest. At Thermae Sports, you will burn calories like a steam train.
No lust for a winter dip? Here are some tips and tricks:
First aid. A subject that deserves great attention. Knowledge at hand can save a life. Even in the thermal baths. Therefore, Thermae.com decided to give its staff training in first aid.
We hebben allemaal ooit een figuurlijk gebroken hart gehad, maar wist je dat je ook letterlijk een gebroken hart kan krijgen door een slechte relatie?
In Rio de Janeiro ontdekten wetenschappelijke onderzoekers dat één welbepaalde koffieboon goed is voor je tanden.
Nothing is more relaxing than a day of sauna in Thermae Boetfort. Or is there? What do you think of a day of sauna, preceded by a delicious and balanced breakfast? All is possible in our thermal baths. For just 14,50 euros, you get to enjoy our extensive breakfast buffet.
Saunas are hot, literally and figuratively speaking. The number of sauna visits keeps on growing. Nudity seems to become less and less a taboo, moderating the fear of the average sauna visitor of seeing someone that they know.
This Fall, we will introduce three new treatments : two pure facial treatments and a facial and body treatment in one ! You get to choose between a facial treatment with collagen mask, based on vegetable stem cells, and a facial treatment with cryo mask, based on glacier water.
Have you ever heard of the Uttwiler Spätlauber? We would like to tell you all about it! The Uttwiler Spätlauber is a type of apple from Switzerland, known for its amazing firmness. It can maintain its shape for a surprisingly long period, resulting in a nice, firm, shiny apple.
f you care about your skin, you better read this. Thermae Boetfort now offers a new facial treatment based on a cryo mask that guarantees a firm, hydrated skin, no matter the skin type.
Oat may me great for breakfast, yet it is perfectly suited for wellness as well. Its extracts form the basis of Avena Sativa, a new product used for nourishing the deeper layers of the skin.
Party-time is coming, and it is coming fast. For many women this also brings loads of stress. Which recipe is best for Christmas, which gifts to buy for whom and especially: what to wear during the last party of the year?
Wij genieten op vakantie altijd van een zalige massage in het plaatselijke wellnesscentrum. Maar tegen de volgende lichaamsbehandelingen zeggen zelfs wij nee:
Vrouwen van over de hele wereld hebben een nieuwe obsessie! Porexia is de angst voor te grote poriën.
Wie vaak dingen uitstelt, heeft meer last van een slaaptekort want ook naar bed gaan wordt zo op de lange baan geschoven.
Michaël is one of our Aufguss masters. We asked him for a more explanation: a really good Aufguss, what is that according to you? He loves to tell you!
Increase your happiness using these 5 simple tricks!
Wist je dat een half uurtje sporten je gelukkig maakt? Deens onderzoek wees uit dat het beter is om slechts 30 minuten actief bezig te zijn in plaats van een uur.
Giving an Aufguss involves many things. Aufguss master Lenny explains what he thinks is important.
There are many Aufguss sessions at Thermae Boetfort. Aufguss master Hannes provides more information about his favorite Aufguss "Escapar del Mundo."
A hot space, a splash of water with ethereal oils on the glowing hot stones in the stove, a damp towel and a good sense of humor. These are the ingredients necessary for a successful Aufguss which changes participants' faces. Kevin is one of our Aufguss masters and explains why he loves his work!
You probably have heard the facts or fairy tales below from reliable sources. But are they really real? Or are they urban legends? We like to tell you!
Our spa centre is equipped with spacious, individual floating cabins where you can relax mentally and physically.
You probably heard about color therapy. Every color has a unique effect on us, both physically and spiritually. This is because color consists of light, vibrations and energy. In the sauna, too, color therapy is ideal: there are few outside influences in a sweat lodge, opening up your body and soul.
An online beauty shop asked 2,000 women about their buying habits. The research showed that the average woman buys approximately € 11,000 worth of make-up and € 10,000 in lotions and creams.
Joke (business manager at Thermae Boetfort) tested the Lomi Lomi Massage. This massage was added to our extensive range of treatments last summer. The treatment takes 25 minutes, costs € 36 and may be booked at both Thermae Boetfort and Thermae Grimbergen.
Salt rock is a powerful tool to clean the air. People who have breathing problems at night, might benefit from putting heated salt rocks next to their beds. Sauna's are also often built from salt rock: the positive effects of salt rocks are many times more powerful in a heated sweat lodge, of course!
In our Eucalyptus Sauna you can always enjoy the salutary effects of Eucalyptus and we add even more during the Aufguss session! Eucalyptus is very good for you body and mind, more than you would think:
Wrap your gift certificate in word-find wrapping paper! You can download that here and print on letter-sized or legal paper. Circle only love words, put a bow on it and that's it!
If you have more time to prepare, look for a nice cup, rinse it out and remove all labels and glue. You can download our beautiful 'heartful' paper here and use it to wrap the top. A nice ribbon and a sweet message on the gift tag and that's it.
Origami isn't easy, but the results are amazing. We will help you by providing these step-by-step instructions:
Many of our customers have already found their way to our web shop to order their gift certificate. That is logical because there you can chose from many options, ordering is easy and safe and you receive your gift certificate immediately, sent to your email box.
Simple and fun: put your gift certificate in a beautiful frame, add a fun message and hang or put the frame in a nice spot on Valentine's Day!
At Thermae Boetfort you can choose from four different treatments of our Beauty Clinic.
Did you know you can get a 10 x pass for particular treatments? Choose yourself which treatment you want (e.g. a particular massage or a beauty treatment), apart from the Beauty Clinic, get a 10 x pass at reception and only pay for 9! The 10th treatment is free. Naturally this is for 10 the same treatments.
Especially for this festive edition of our magazine we introduce our handsome sauna attendants! Every day they do their best to pamper you with different Aufguss and scrub sessions. They also make sure the baths are always clean, give directions to visitors, answer all kinds of questions, check the waters several times a day, clean the private sauna and so much more... It is a demanding job these boys carry out with pleasure!
Anyone who regularly visits Thermae Boetfort has met Hannes, one of our permanent sauna meisters. Apart from the different Aufguss sessions he has many other responsibilities. He is responsible for the tranquillity and order in the baths, he keeps an eye on the quality and the temperature of the water and the saunas and he takes care of a lot of technical aspects of our baths.
Kevin is one of our permanent sauna meisters. He gives all of himself during every Aufguss session to give customers a unique experience. His sessions are well known to our regular customers!
Would you like to order a gift voucher online from the comfort of your own home, but have never done so? We will assist you with this convenient PDF file in which we explain how our web shop works. Super easy!
Tom is our most flamboyant sauna meister. He is always up for a joke or getting dressed up to give the daily Aufguss sessions that extra touch. Our sauna meisters have many other responsibilities, such as checking the quality of the water, informing customers and help them with problems, guide people to the private sauna and maintain the order and cleanliness of the baths.
When you think about ‘relaxing’ it automatically conjures up quiet music, doing absolutely nothing, meditating, etc. But did you know you can also relax by being active?
The Finnish are a true sauna people and so they have saunas in all different kinds. Recently, Marko Kiuru, opened an ice sauna. The sauna consists of thick walls of ice on the outside with an electric stove and benches on the inside. The walls themselves were cut from ice of the lake.
Anyone with a sensitive skin, often has a red face (due to irritation caused by, for instance, the sun or products) or a chafed skin (due to cold and dryness), in short: people with a sensitive skin need to take extra good care to have a radiant skin.
One of the benefits of my job at Thermae is testing new treatments. There are worse ways to start your week on Monday morning... This time a facial salt point massage was on the programme. This treatment can be easily summarised in a word: heavenly!
From January 1, 2014, the members of the independent health insurance can go to the sauna once a year for free. The independent health insurance believes that, it is important that their members would be able to relax and eliminate the accumulated stress.
Would you like to be one of the first customers to test our new massages? Then book your session during our Massage Festival at Thermae Boetfort from Thursday 3 to Sunday October 6.
Recently, Lily, our beauty institute manager at Thermae Grimbergen, was faced with breast cancer. The treatments dried out her skin and her nails were brittle. So, she came up with the idea of a custom care package for cancer patients, which was tailored for their specific needs.
You can find out the effects of an infrared sauna from the Frequently Asked Questions. The principle of a sauna session in an infrared sauna is the same as in a regular sauna.
The swimsuit section has a colour sauna, where the colour of the light changes regularly. Each colour has a specific effect on one of your chakras (energy centers of your body).
Of course we find it very important that you apply a lot of sunscreen before you go roast in the sun. Protecting your skin is vital. However, we note that there are many people who unknowingly make the same mistakes. Quickly read this article and be extra protected this coming summer!
Are you using the sauna for the first time? Then we would love to offer you a manual! A day at the sauna is very healthy and ensures a quiet moment in the hustle and bustle of every day.
Safetan is a self-tan; it is a very easy product because it is not colorless as some other self tan products. Thanks to the color you see immediately where you have or didn't apply. From now on you will never walk around with color variation again.
Ethereal oils can help you tackle cellulite. The following oils are especially beneficial: lemon, juniper berry, geranium, grapefruit, red thyme, cinnamon, rosemary, sage, oregano and lavender. Bathing with a mixture of these oils added to your bathwater on a regular basis or massaging yourself with a neutral massage oil mixed with one or several of these ethereal oils can make a real difference.
By adopting our tips now, you'll be able to parade across the beach next summer without a care in the world! Cellulite is the number-one enemy of many women, be it heavy, skinny, young or old, it seems to give everyone a complex.
Our new magazine is awaiting you in the thermae. Full of the joys of spring, our March-April-May issue is once again brimming with great articles.
Parading around the beach in a bikini during the summer is the highlight of the year for some people, while for others it’s a source of frustration. However you feel about it, if you follow our ‘Healthy Weight Loss’ concept, you can’t help but be in a bikini by the summer. But there’s more: we will make sure that you have a real six pack!
Eating food all day long is not good for your health. Many people think they eat at fixed times, when they’re actually popping things in their mouth without noticing at regular intervals. Keeping a food diary is helpful: really write down everything that you put into your mouth and look over it at the end of the day. You may be horrified by how much you’ve written down.
People who are on a diet and can’t eat as many rich sauces often make the mistake of adding too much salt to their cooking. It’s actually not even necessary to add salt to your diet, since almost every food contains salt already.
You read it everywhere: shedding extra weight, and hence losing fat, is important because it’s better for your health. But is this true? We say a resounding yes and give you a quick overview of all the benefits to your body from losing fat!
Many (overweight) people have the excuse, ‘I like eating too much, and that’s why I'm fat’. In most cases this is a feeble excuse. Most people who are overweight eat far too quickly. How can you claim to enjoy your food when you cram it into your mouth and swallow it without tasting it? We bet you’ll lose weight quite naturally if you start eating more slowly and consciously.
Our ‘Healthy Weight Loss’ package is not just a diet: our health consultant Vicky and nutritional coach Tamara will teach you about the importance of exercise, and you’ll discover that you don’t need to run for half an hour every day to get enough exercise.
Ever heard of medical infrared? If so, you probably already know that infrared rays have a positive effect on your body. But did you also know that they deep-cleanse the skin (because they help open your blood vessels, boost blood flow, helping your body rid itself of waste products and improve the intake of oxygen)?
Were you too annoyed to be told this as a child? No talking at the table when you had so much to say? A real torment! Still, there is a lot of wisdom in this advice. When people eat in silence, they are less distracted and pay more attention to what’s on the table and what they are consuming.
Sitting at your desk all day is not good for your health. Not only can you get neck or shoulder pains, but your weight is affected too. Research has shown that those who work on their feet for around three hours a day lose a whopping three kilos per year.
‘Kill your darlings’ doesn’t just apply to writers: it’s also a useful principle for anyone on a diet. You’re opting for a healthier lifestyle, so you can’t just expect to go on eating everything that you used to eat. Carefully pick out just one treat for yourself.
From now on, Thermae Boetfort will be hosting a unique relaxation session on Tuesdays and Fridays! In the relaxation room, in our garden (if you follow the stairs alongside the swimming pool in the nude area and turn right into the garden, you will find the door to the relaxation room at about ten meters away), Kris will help you develop a deeper awareness of your own body.
For many women, eyebrow hair removal is a necessary evil. It often hurts, but doesn’t have to. In actual fact there are a number of tricks which can make it less painful.
A party outfit will only be a success with the right make-up and nicely painted nails. We’ve already talked about how to choose the right colour of eyeshadow. Today we look at nail varnish for beautifully painted nails!
Not everyone looks good with the same colour eyeshadow. We’d like to give you some pointers on choosing the perfect eyeshadow for the festive season.
Your lips have a lot to put up with during the winter. Use a creamy lip balm regularly. Apply an extra coat at night before you go to bed and the next day you’re sure to have soft lips.
This brings us to the last part of our great wellness encyclopaedia. Once you’ve read this instalment, you’ll no longer have any excuse: now you can talk about the latest wellness trends whenever and wherever you are.
Statistically, men can last longer in the sauna than women. Because men perspire more, and more quickly than women, which means that their bodies ensure they can tolerate the heat more quickly and better.
Today we are continuing with Part 2 of our wellness alphabet. We explain in detail exactly what each wellness term means, so from now on, you’ll know it all, too!
It’s gradually getting colder outside and the first place you feel that is your hands. They are dry and feel rough. But not any longer. With these tips your hands stay soft all winter long!
Are you invariably looking forward to reading our new Thermae Magazine? In that case, we have a snippet of exclusive news for you! All our online followers can now get a sneak preview of the Thermae Magazine Holiday Season special.
This massage has also been around for centuries. It is based on the Chinese principles of life, taking into account the various elements. Using Chinese bamboo stalks of various thicknesses and lengths, the masseur gets down to the task. The massage treats the nerve endings in your skin and the surface muscles. This has several beneficial effects.
The salt massage stamps have their origins in the Arab world, where Bedouins used the warmth and minerals of Dead Sea salts to heal skin conditions. Our massage is based on this ancient massage technique handed down from father to son.
The face is massaged using smaller and thinner sticks of bamboo. As in the body massage, here, too, pressure points are stimulated so that minor complaints such as headaches can be treated. The massage is very relaxing, so that both body and mind recover their balance.
First you enjoy a luxurious foot bath, and then your feet are scrubbed to give you lovely soft skin. Then follows the normal pedicure, and at the end you can opt for either a heavenly foot massage or an application of nail polish. Great fun!
The main component of this treatment consists of the use of rhodolite, a mineral that hydrates your skin and stimulates the production of collagen. It is thus an ideal treatment for fine wrinkles and lines. During this treatment, extra attention is paid to the contours of the eyes, and a special eye mask and massage are applied.
The spa manicure also includes a peeling treatment to give you silky-soft hands. Then your nails will be filed, cuticles trimmed, etc., and finally you can opt for either a hand massage with a hydrating mask or an application of nail polish.
Treatment with salt massage stamps combines the use of salt balls and pressure point massage, as the name indicates, and is thus a mixture of the two approaches. Small salt stamps made of Dead Sea salt are warmed up in warm massage oil and then used to massage the face and décolletage. A woooonder ful sensation!
Our new summer issue has been available at the thermae since mid-June. And just in case you haven’t had a chance to get your hands on a copy yet, you’ll be delighted to know that, once again, you have another great issue of Thermae Magazine to look forward to!
As of today, the 10.15 pm pouring session in the icehouse sauna is being replaced by an Aroma Therapy Session. Jasmine extract is poured during the session. This pouring session is somewhat quieter than the normal sessions and is therefore an excellent way to end the evening.
If you thought that spending time in a sauna is not exactly a summer pastime, you’ll be surprised to learn that you couldn’t be more mistaken! A session in the sauna is always a beneficial experience, whatever the season. As you may have heard, regular sauna sessions can help boost your resistance, and since cold bugs are known to strike any time of the year, a sauna session during summer can help you ward off that nasty pack of bacteria to start with.
Both at Thermae Boetfort and at Thermae Grimbergen you can indulge in a unique floating session. Our floating pool is a spacious bath (in a sizeable cabin) filled with water with a high salt content, comparable to the water in the Dead Sea. The water’s composition allows you to experience what it is like not to have to contend with the force of gravity! Your muscles will soon become aware that you will stay afloat, and as they do, your whole body begins to relax. Even your breathing will become more peaceful.
Very few people seem to know that you can simply call to Thermae Boetfort and Thermae Grimbergen for a treatment in our beauty institute and don’t have to go near the thermae at all. So, do drop by and treat yourself to a facial or manicure even if you have absolutely no interest in availing of our sauna facilities.
Starting today until May 31st 2012 there is a morning promo.
In Thermae Boetfort kan je elke dag genieten van een heerlijke dagschotel aan de democratische prijs van 12.50€....
Many asthma patients have a bad feeling about the idea of a sauna, but in fact there is really no need. It's a question of trying, because only a minority of people don't enjoy a sauna.
Which Flemish celebrity would you like to spend a day with in the sauna?
Can a diabetic go to the sauna? This question is often asked. The answer in most cases is: yes, absolutely!
Scientific research has shown that massages are beneficial to people’s mental and physical health.
Are heart patients allowed to use the sauna? Could it be dangerous? Or might it do them all the good in the world?
People suffering from high or low blood pressure are free to use the sauna but would need to be somewhat cautious. When you tend to suffer from high blood pressure, particular care is needed while cooling down. Conversely, people suffering from low blood pressure need to be extra prudent while warming up.
Everyone enjoys going to the sauna, but few people realise how important it is to follow the right steps in taking a sauna. Here are a few tips to optimise your sauna visit!
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