Journal

Embracing Löyly

The Essence of Sauna Rituals and Tradition The allure of sauna culture extends beyond its therapeutic warmth; it embodies a profound ritualistic practice known as “löyly.” An integral element of the sauna experience, transcending mere heat therapy to encompass a spiritual and communal essence. Sauna […]

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Holiday Gift Ideas

Make this holiday memorable with RITUAL Nordic Spa. Show care and appreciation with these holiday gift ideas of wellness – a delight to share with friends, family, coworkers and clients. Giving that feels good! Centrally located, this downtown Victoria spa offers unique wellness experiences including […]

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A RITUAL Reading List

Holidays offer a perfect time to slow down. One of our favorite ways to relax is with a book. Here is a selection books at RITUAL that we have found enlightening and inspiring.

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Sweating as a Super Power

Warmer weather is approaching, and we are thinking about heat, how our bodies react and why we sweat. Those who sauna can appreciate the benefits of a good sweat, and many of the positive health effects that come with it. Dogs pant, seals pee on […]

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Women Discover Nordic Wellness

When RITUAL Nordic Spa was in the planning stages, there was a thoughtfulness about different ways to welcome community. One idea that stood out was to set aside time, one evening a week, when the spa was open exclusively for women. As an urban sauna […]

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Sauna + Contrast Therapy Benefits

A Healthy Way to Manage Stress Life can be stressful, and finding healthy ways to better manage stress can be game changing. Many people have been discovering hot and cold contrast therapy, a practice where you challenge your body (and mind) to do something that […]

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An Invitation For the Sauna-Curious

   Hi! Or Hei as they say in Finland – I’m Marci, a Canadian girl who learned a lot from my Finnish Grandma. Especially how much fun it is to introduce friends and new people to the fun of doing sauna. And by sauna I […]

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RITUAL Holiday Gift Guide

GIVING THAT FEELS GOOD! We’ve gotten to know you during our first year (thanks so much for making it a success!) and learned a lot about what makes people feel happy and healthy. Here is our RITUAL Gift Guide, created by our friendly Nordic Hosts. It’s […]

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Athletic Recovery – The How and Why

PLUS Top Spots in Victoria BC to Rejuvenate Here on Vancouver Island we’re lucky to enjoy some very temperate weather for most of the year. For athletes involved in outdoor sports, this makes Victoria a great city to live in and train in, all year […]

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Happiest Country in the World

Finland Tops World Happiness Report for Fifth Time in a Row For the fifth year in a row, Finland landed the #1 ranking as the happiest country in the world in the 2022 World Happiness Report. And it’s in good company with other Nordic companies […]

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