Rituals

Every day, we have a number of exciting rituals in the saunas and steam rooms at The Well. These are inspired by spa traditions from every corner of the world, so that you can experience a whole world of wellness at The Well.
Aufguss

Aufguss

Aufguss is a German word meaning infusion. In an aufguss ritual, the sauna master places balls of ice containing essential oils on top of the sauna heater and pours water over the ice. The ice evaporates in the sauna, increasing the humidity in the air and the temperature.

The sauna master then circulates this warm, moist steam around the sauna using special twirling movements with a towel, often to music.

The aufguss rituals at The Well normally comprise three sessions during which the sauna master places the balls of ice and pours water over the sauna heater. As a rule, an aufguss ritual lasts around 15 minutes.

eteriske oljer i aufguss

Aufgussmesteren tilsetter eteriske oljer i iskulene som legges på saunaovnen. Hvilke oljer som blir brukt varierer mellom de forskjellige aufgussene. De eteriske oljene kan gi ulike effekter på kroppen når du sitter i den varme saunaen. Vi anbefaler derfor at du prøver forskjellige aufgusser for å oppleve de ulike effektene av de eteriske oljene. Kanskje du finner en favoritt? 

Eteriske oljer laget av krydder som pepper, kardemomme, ingefær, stjerneanis og nellik kan gi en varmende sensasjon i huden. Dette er lune krydder og oljene virker energigivende og stimulerende på kroppen.
Du får også en oppkvikkende effekt av eteriske oljer med eukalyptus, mynte og einer og andre krydderurter som basilikum, oregano og timian. Det kan føles friskt og nesten kjølig å puste inn dampen av disse eteriske oljene når isen smelter på saunaovnen.

Hvis du ønsker en aufguss som åpner godt opp i luftveiene anbefaler vi å delta på ritualer der aufgussmesteren bruker eteriske oljer av sitrus som bergamott, appelsin og sitronella.

Eteriske oljer som er laget av kvae, pachouli og blomster virker avslappende og beroligende. Disse oljene brukes gjerne på kveldens siste aufguss for å gi deg en behagelig avslutning på spadagen din. 
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SMOKE AUFGUSS

In this ritual the sauna master use incense in addition to the balls of ice containing essential oils. The sauna master circulates the smoke around the sauna. The smoke has a relaxing effect on the body and mind.
Smoke
Rhassoul dampbad

Rhassoul

Rhassoul is Moroccan ritual, and starts with a full body scrub using a coarse-grained salt scrub to exfoliate your skin. You then cover your entire body, face and hair with a clay mask. The clay is left to work on your skin for around 10 minutes while you are in the steam room, and is then rinsed off. The ritual concludes with a moisturising spray of orange blossom water. This spray is refreshing and can be used on both body and face.

The clay used for the Rhassoul ritual contains minerals such as calcium, magnesium and iron, and it nourishes and moisturises the skin.

The Rhassoul ritual is a group ritual where you scrub your own skin and apply the clay mask yourself. You carry out the ritual without a swimsuit.

12 places / approx. 30 minutes/ NOK 195 per person

THE WELL SPA KIT

We have developed our very own spa kit, containing products from Scent of the Well Signature. The spa kit contains a cleansing gel for the face, a body scrub, a face peel, face mask and hair mask. The products are sold as a kit in a toilet bag. The kit also contains a wellness guide describing how and in what order to use the products.

The spa kit costs NOK 199 and is on sale in reception and at the Wellness Bar.

The Well spa kit
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Registration for rituals with an extra cost is done via email to booking@thewell.no, by phone tel .: +47 480 44 888 at the reception or Wellness Bar.