In Vernon, a new way to sweat with the Japanese sauna The Wellness in the O, Vernon Fitness Center offers four activities. We tested the one that is more and more followers: the Japanese sauna. It is 2:30 pm. The door of the fitness center Being in the open O, Benjamin Valeux invites to enter his premises. Entrance is usually from Rouen Avenue in Vernon. But it can also be reached by Vulcain Square. Inside, floats a soft music. And sounds from outside disappear. We are already in a kind of bubble. Benjamin Valeux presents his various activities. But the starting point is clear: test the Japanese sauna. And since he settled down, Benjamin Valeux has been crumbling under the demands. "I rent it almost every hour. It must be said that the concept has proven itself with some stars. "Tony Parker has a Japanese sauna at home," says the manager. Our model has been tested by swimmer Camille Lacourt! And some SMV handball players. It relaxes the muscles deeply, it's good for recovery. " "It's better to be naked" Words that reassure before attempting the experiment. Leaning on the counter, it's time to take action. "For it to be 100% effective, it's better to be naked," warns Benjamin Valeux. The eyes widen but it takes more to stop this momentum. Benjamin Valeux opens a door. A sort of wooden bed sits in the middle of the room. At the foot, a small dome. It grows by pulling on it. 2:45 pm After a few explanations to avoid damaging the material, Benjamin Valeux turns his heels. The door is closed. You can undress serenely while the ditty is still heard. A coat rack and a small wooden ladder make it possible to put down one's belongings. Once naked, all you have to do is slip on the "bed" and pull the dome over. A towel, placed at the end, covers the shoulders to keep the heat inside the cylinder. Feel like sleeping Once lying down, just alert the manager to start the program. Temperatures can range from 40 to 80 ° C. And it is even possible to choose an area where the heat, emitted by infra-therapy plates, will be more important. For this test, it will be all over the body. With a temperature of 70 ° C. The heat comes gradually. With calm music in the background, it makes you want to relax. Even to fall asleep.
Infratherapy What's this ? A 360 ° infra-red diffusion in a parabolic "dome". The goal: Eliminate metabolic waste via sweat caused by infrared. And burn calories (300 to 800) via thermoregulation. The sensation: Relaxing. Comfortably lying down, we let ourselves be invaded by the heat. And after ? We do not sweat much the first time, but we are very thirsty. For who ? Detox addicts who want to lose a few inches of waist. The ideal protocol: 12 sessions (2 per week). VITAL DOME, 40mn, 39 € (390 € the 12 sessions) www.vitaltech-france.com