Wellness dictionary

Little ABC for your spa-break questions ...

In their treatment discriptions, wellness hotels often use technical terms, which are hard to understand for potential guests. We have therefore collected and defined the most relevant terms in our small wellness ABC. A tip: Our wellness dictionary also supports word requests. You don't need to know the exact wording.

Bio sauna

This sauna is less demanding on the circulatory system and is different to the traditional Finnish sauna in the following ways. The temperature in the bio sauna is around 60° Celsius compared to around 85-95°Celsius in the Finnish sauna. Humidity is around 45% in the bio sauna and between 15-30% in the Finnish sauna. In the Finnish sauna, it is customary to pour water with added herbs over the heated rocks. However, in the bio sauna, different coloured lights glow at intervals. This is founded on the theory that colour and light influence the human body and its biological functions. Coloured light from the four spectral colours have a balancing effect; blue has a calming and relaxing effect and increases oxygen in the blood, red is the contrary and has a more stimulating effect. The colour red is also believed to have a positive effect on problematic skin like eczema and acne. Green is supposed to create a regenerating and relaxing effect, which can improve the healing process in cases of chronic disease. The colour yellow is uplifting and creates a happy atmosphere and can help with depression.v 

This service is offered by the following hotels


Göbel's Landhotel

Upland I Sauerland I Nordhessen

S 94%

LIFESTYLE Resort Zum Kurfürsten

Mittelmosel I Rheinland-Pfalz

S 91%

Strandhotel Ostseeblick

Ostsee | Insel Usedom

S 90%

Landhaus "Zu den Rothen Forellen"

Harz I Nordharz I Sachsen-Anhalt


Grand Hotel Binz

Ostsee I Insel Rügen

S 93%

Romantik Hotel Freund & Spa Resort

Südliches Sauerland I Nordhessen


Familienhotel Sonnenpark

Sauerland I Nordhessen


Hubertus Alpin Lodge & Spa

Allgäu - Balderschwang


Vitalia Seehotel

Holsteinische Schweiz I Segeberger Seen I Schleswig Holstein

S 89%

Waldhotel Tannenhäuschen

Niederrhein I Nordrhein-Westfalen

S 87%

Land Gut Höhne

Rheinland I Neanderthal I Nordrhein-Westfalen

S 90%

Hotel Heinz



Hotel Neptun

Warnemünde I Ostsee

S 81%

ambassador hotel & spa

Nordfriesland | Wattenmeer


Das Paradies

Vinschgau | Südtirol

S 83%

Seeschlößchen | Privat-SPA & Naturresort

Niederlausitz I Lausitzer Seenland l Oberspreewald I Brandenburg


Jammertal Golf & Spa-Resort

Naturpark Haard | Münsterland