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. The feeling of warmth is felt. The hairs are heralded, a sign that the situation is not quite normal. Because if the head, out of the sauna, breathes, the body, it transpires. And if the effect is not immediate, after ten minutes, droplets eventually come out of all parts of the body. Providing the feeling of being in a bath of sweat.
The body dripping
An orange scent is diffused thanks to the essential oils placed next to it. And despite the flow of sweat, oddly enough, we feel good. To the point of dozing off. And not to hear the “beep” which means stopping the session. Time passes. Until Benjamin Valeux comes knocking on the door. “All is well,” he questions. Because it’s over for 20 minutes … ”
It is 3:30 pm. The “alarm clock” is a bit violent. While the skin seems to have been lubricated so much it is wet, it’s time to get dressed. There is no question of taking a shower according to Benjamn Valeux:
“We have to wait at least an hour or two. The goal is to let the body continue to work. The heat penetrates up to 4 cm under the epidermis. While taking a shower or passing cream, one closes the pores of the skin. ”
Canceling the beneficial effects of the Japanese sauna.
The body dripping, it takes more than a glass of water to rehydrate. The process using infra-red technology, cardiac people and pregnant women can not use it. 4 pm: the time has come to return to work. The feeling of warmth continues to work. Unlike the sweat phenomenon. But after so much perspiration, not sure colleagues appreciate the smell. It only remains to assume. After all, if you are in your body, you are in your head.
Be well in the O, 67, Avenue de Rouen, Vernon. Open Monday to Friday, 9 am to 12 pm and 2 pm to 8 pm, and Saturday, 9 am to 6 pm. Such. 02 32 71 55 93.