Källa is a large floating salt-water pool dug 5 metres deep into the rock which contains 10 tons of Epsom salt in 1,200 cubic feet of water. Nordik Spa-Nature’s Källa pool is only the second of its kind in the world, the other being in Switzerland.
If you’ve ever experienced the Dead Sea, you’ll appreciate floating in Källa even more. Here, only the most carefully selected and balanced magnesium salts are used. The water’s absolute purity and 12 percent salinity are constantly monitored, and the pool’s filtration systems exceed current standards.
Therefore, access to the Källa experience is a rare privilege to be discovered here in the National Capital. This privilege can be included in a package with unlimited access to the thermal experience for only $45.
Källa invites you to the extraordinary experience of weightlessness in the quiet atmosphere of its underground location. Let yourself go completely, with zero resistance. Designed to accommodate several bathers at once, Källa’s exquisite construction allows users to fully achieve mental and physical bliss. The pool is perfectly level, and the continuous flow of water over its rounded edges minimizes turbulence, so the presence of others will not disturb your inner voyage.
Once you have successfully let go, all the muscles in your body will relax. This is the moment when you will reach the pinnacle of relaxation. Some may even fall asleep in the pool. The Källa treatment encourages restorative sleep, accelerates wound healing, stimulates creativity, reduces stress, releases tension, and reduces inflammation.
You must absolutely try the Källa treatment. It’s an experience that cannot be missed. The entrance is in the Panorama Lounge. Push open the doors, pass the turnstile, and you’re here. Welcome to the underground world of ultimate relaxation. Silence reigns, the lights are low, and the atmosphere is peaceful.
Is this your first time? Don’t be afraid. An audio guide is available to help you understand the instructions and the steps to follow. Make yourself comfortable in one of the lounge chairs, put on the headphones, and let yourself be guided in how to draw the maximum benefit from your treatment. For an optimal experience, we limit access to the pool to 20 people at a time.
Epsom salt, also known as Magnesium sulfate, is composed of sulfur, magnesium, and oxygen. It is named for a town in England where Epsom salt was historically used in harvests.
When added to water, Epsom salt increases gravity, which is useful in flotation therapy. Epsom salt is well known for its numerous health benefits. When the magnesium is absorbed by the skin, it expels toxins from the body, relaxes the nervous system, reduces swelling, and soothes muscles. It’s an excellent remedy for stress and inflammation. Epsom salt is also known to relieve muscle and joint pain, and general fatigue. Epsom salt is strongly recommended for pregnant women, people with chronic pain, and people with sleep disturbances.
“It’s very difficult for individuals with severe anxiety to meditate, to focus on the present. What is fascinating is that when people are floating, they actually manage it quite naturally. These results suggest that floatation is a tool with enormous potential.”
— Dr. Justin Feinstein, American neuropsychologist, principal investigator at the Float Clinic and Research Center.
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