Journal

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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Contrast Therapy + Race Recovery 

What is Hot Cold Therapy and why should you try it? As simple as it sounds, contrast therapy is when you alternate between warm and cold temperatures. At RITUAL, our Nordic Circuit is centred around the age-old Finnish tradition of sauna. Guests move between areas spending […]

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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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Wellness Wednesdays for Women

Better than book club! Bring your bathing suit. Turning every Wednesday night into Women’s Night. What: We’re setting aside one night a week to offer women-only urban wellness inspired by the classic Scandinavian sauna tradition. A chance to decompress and relax in the middle of […]

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Trend: Urban Bathhouses Heating Up

The Global Wellness Summit (GWS) recently released its annual wellness trends report, looking at new directions in wellness that will have the most impact on the industry and people worldwide. The 110-page report goes in-depth to look at major shifts ahead in nutrition, wellness travel, […]

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The Power of Ritual

A Look at The Power of Ritual Loneliness, anxiety, lack of connection — how does the average person deal with some of the unwanted side-effects of our technology-laden society? In his book The Power of Ritual: Turning Everyday Activities into Soulful Practices (HarperOne 2020), Casper ter Kuile, […]

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Why Being in Nature is Good for You

A guide to seeking out green space

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How to Cold Plunge

A guide to getting out of your comfort zone

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