The Science
of Wellbeing

Wellbeing is more than a feeling, it’s a science.

Dimensions of Wellbeing Research Project

Wellbeing relies on subjective feelings based on moods and emotions, as well conscious judgements of quality of life. It’s a difficult concept to define and hard to measure.

In a bold attempt to remedy this, Therme Group is undertaking a five-year research programme on the philosophy and science of wellbeing with COGITO, the University of Glasgow’s epistemology research group.

‘Dimensions of Wellbeing’ is the first large-scale, interdisciplinary investigation into the nature of wellbeing. It will provide invaluable data on the function of architecture and environment on human wellbeing.

The findings of this in-depth programme will be tested and implemented in Therme facilities worldwide. This creates an opportunity for rigorous practical research into the science of wellbeing, on a scale never previously seen in the scientific community.


Wellbeing benefits of the Therme experience

At Therme Group, wellbeing is more than a feeling. It’s a science. Therefore, we adhere to a scientific fact-based approach when designing and developing all our facilities, experiences and treatments.

Thermal Bathing ¹

For thousands of years and across the globe, humans have sought out thermal waters for their heat and health-giving properties.

Thermal bathing benefits include: boosts intestinal activity, reduces muscle spasm and cramp, improves joint mobility and range of motion, stimulates circulation, increases respiratory system health.

Dry Sauna ²

Dry Sauna as a practice originates in Finland where it remains deeply embedded in local culture. However, different techniques of heat therapy and immersion can be found in cultures across the globe.

Dry sauna benefits include: musculoskeletal wellbeing, enhanced respiratory and skin health, increased mental wellbeing, heart and circulatory system wellness, healthy kidney and endocrine function.

Aquatic Exercise ³

On its own, bathing in thermal and mineral water has a wide range of health benefits. Combing this with strength, cardio and conditioning activities amplifies and extends the positive effects.

Aquatic exercise benefits include: increases supply of oxygen to muscles, helps maintain body weight, improves musculoskeletal health, enhances muscle strength and conditioning, decreases muscle and articular pain.

Dry Sauna with Aromatherapy

Depending on the essential oil blend, added benefits to a sauna session can bring benefits to overall health, rejuvenation and multiple body systems.

Dry sauna with aromatherapy benefits include: for overall health, for rejuvenationm for multiple body systems.

Steam Room & Hammam

Having been practised by humans for thousands of years, the benefits of steam room and hammam can be found in three key areas.

Steam room and hammam benefits include: kidney and endocrine health, improves musculoskeletal health, respiratory health.

Massage Therapy

Therme Group’s comprehensive range of massage therapies is designed to bring diverse health benefits.

Therapeutic Massage
Cupping Therapy
Hot-Cold Contrast Massage
Marble Cold Stone Therapy
Volcano Hot Stone Therapy

Therapeutic Massage

Treats systems associated with a variety of clinical conditions, including pregnancy, labour, burn treatment, postoperative pain juvenile rheumatoid arthritis, fibromyalgia, back pain, migraine headache, multiple sclerosis, spinal injury, autism, attention-deficit, disorder, posttraumatic stress disorder, eating disorders, chronic fatigue, depression, diabetes and asthma.

Cupping Therapy

  • Offers promise of relief for chronic back pain in adults
  • Significantly decreases pain intensity scores when compared to control groups

Hot-Cold Contrast Massage

  • Improves blood circulation
  • Boosts blood flow

Marble Cold Stone Therapy

  • Decreases inflammation and swelling
  • Stimulates the nervous system
  • Eases sinus congestion and pain
  • Reduces pain from arthrisis, strains and soft tissue injuries
  • Enhances the healing process

Volcano Hot Stone Therapy

Helps muscles relax more quickly than a standard massage

Infrared Therapy

Relaxing under concentrated infrared light provides multiple health and wellbeing benefits from pain relief to enhancing wound healing.

Infrared therapy health benefits include: improves cardiovascular health, boosts endorphin levels, relieves arthritic knee pain, reduces pain and inflammation, enhances wound healing.


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