Sauna, steam bath and news from the world of well-being

Learn more about two ancient traditions dedicated to the well-being of the body, from ancient Turkey to the snowy landscapes of northern Europe.
Finnish sauna: what it is, how it works, its benefits and contraindications

A Finnish sauna is a traditional heat ritual in a wooden cabin. The air inside is kept at a temperature of between 85 and 100 °C and humidity is very low to ensure perspiration evaporates and your skin does not become too hot. Its therapeutic benefits were well-known to the Ancient Greeks, but it was […]


Turkish bath (Hammam): what is it, how to take it, benefits and contraindications

The Turkish bath, also known as Hammam, is a traditional ritual dedicated to the care of the body and mind, dating far back to thecultures of Asia Minor and the Middle East. The steam bath remains synonymous with pleasure and regeneration: an experience of salus per aquam which is increasingly sought-after, in accommodation facilities and […]


Thinking about getting a home sauna? Read our guide

Nowadays installing a sauna in your home couldn’t be easier: all you need is a small space, like a bathroom or a room with all the necessary connections, and you’re good to go. Home saunas are easy to use, cosy and always ready when you want them, an affordable luxury that brings relaxation and health […]


Radisson Collection Hotel

One of Milan’s most iconic buildings, once headquarters of the Touring Club Italiano, was renovated in 2021 to become the prestigious Radisson Collection Hotel. The project, headed by Studio Marco Piva, preserved and celebrated the historical and cultural heritage of the building. Effe was honoured to be chosen to complete the hotel’s spa area. Effe […]


Travel wellness cabins

It was 1845 when the American writer Henry Thoreau, aged 28, left his home town and went to live on the shores of Lake Walden in a hut he built himself and remained there for more than two years. Today his book Walden; or, Life in the Woods continues to be an inspiration for those […]


New trends in fitness

AllBody workouts with no equipment: a “back-to-the-roots” approach! Fitness trends for 2023 which have been highlighted, amongst others, by the American College of Sports Medicine, will simply involve one’s own body.  In particular, they include two disciplines: Callisthenics and Fitwalking. STRENGTH AND ELEGANCE The name actually comes from the Greek word kalòs, meaning beauty, and […]


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