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.


Tepidarium - What is it?

A tepidarium is a relaxation room with heated loungers made of stone, ceramic tiles or marble. In it there is an even, pleasant warmth. Visitors to the tepidarium are usually lightly dressed and wear a bathrobe.

What does a shortbreak in the tepidarium do?

A stay in the tepidarium is both gentle and stimulating. The room temperature, which is similar to the body temperature, creates a healthy fever, which strengthens the immune system without straining the circulation. The Tepidarium has a preventive and healing effect and offers an ideal opportunity for relaxation and regeneration for young and old. The temperatures are between 30° C and 40° C, the room climate is dry with an air humidity of 20 percent. A visit to the tepidarium should last about 30 minutes, but if desired it can last longer. To achieve a lasting effect, two to three visits per week are recommended.

When does a break in the tepidarium help in particular?

In addition to a general beneficial effect on body, mind and soul, a tepidarium has a positive effect on the following aspects:

  • relaxation of the musculature
  • Strengthening the immune system
  • Prevention of new diseases
  • Coping with everyday stress
  • Promotion of general wellbeing
  • General regeneration
  • Improvement of the blood circulation
  • Favourable effect on the healing of vascular and 
  • metabolic diseases, weak infections and rheumatism
  • Stimulation of detoxification and purification processes
  • Infections of the respiratory tract

History of the tepidarium

The history of the tepidarium goes back a long time. In ancient times it was already part of the Roman bathing culture. The thermal baths of that time always followed a fixed structural design. The tepidarium connected the caldarium, a hot bath room with water basin, with the frigidarium - with a cold bath room, which was also equipped with water basin. In most cases, the tepidarium did not have a basin and isolated the warm area of the thermal bath from the cool one. This is also described by the origin of the word. The word tepidarium comes from the Latin "tepidus" and means lukewarm.

Should you use a tepidarium if you have a cold?

If you do not visit the tepidarium when you have an acute cold, it can have a very beneficial effect on the whole organism following an illness. The muscles relax in the pleasant warmth and the immune system is gently strengthened.

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