My oasis of well-being in the Dolomites

I really enjoy the little time-outs surrounded by nature. It is a balm for body and mind!

When I think of a wellness holiday, I think of a holiday in harmony with nature and with precious 'dolce far niente' moments in which to recharge my batteries. For my wellness holiday, the Hotel Pradat in the Dolomites of Alta Badia is just the right place for me. Here I find serenity and quietness, fresh, clean air and natural landscapes as far as the eye can see. A true panacea for body and mind. And then there is the Pradat spa area: spacious and harmonious spaces that have been given the melodic name 'Sté saurí', which in Ladin means 'to feel good'.

My sauna retreat

The sauna area features a Finnish sauna and a bio-sauna, both of which offer a magnificent view of the local Sassongher massif and the legendary mountain called Sas dla Crusc/Santa Croce. Moreover, if I want to take things a little easier, there is a fragrant steam bath waiting for me. Afterwards, it's time for a break in the panorama relaxation area, which is perfect for winding down, reading a book, savouring a cup of tea or watching the roe deer passing by.

The indoor gym

Outdoor activity is healthy and revitalising, but every now and then I also like to exercise in the gym. The bright fitness area “Sté bëgn” at the Hotel Pradat is just what I need: Technogym equipment combined with large glass facades which invite nature right into the building.

In the Finnish sauna, built with wooden walls, floor and ceiling the air is very hot (about 90 degrees Celsius) and dry. This sauna invigorates and detoxifies the body, relaxes the muscles and gives the skin a healthier appearance. It is ideal to have two sessions of 8-15 minutes each interrupted by a cold shower. Important: do not exceed the times so as not to expose the body to excessive strain.

The bio-sauna is a soft alternative to the traditional Finnish sauna. The temperature reaches 50 or 60 degrees centigrade, while the humidity is around 50-60%. The not too high temperature allows a slow body warming that stimulates the circulation and the cardiac system and purifies the respiratory tract, the skin and the hair.

A steam bath is only half as hot as a classic sauna while the humidity is much higher. Steam bathing stimulates the blood circulation, provides a natural purification and promotes the relaxation of the muscles. It is therefore ideal for general well-being and for inner peace and is an active regeneration after a sports day.