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Healthy lifestyle

Herbal Therapy

The herbal therapy is based on drinking of specially selected herbal teas/infusions which are composed in a way to fit individual needs of our guests.

How does it affect your health: The consumption of herbal teas dates back to Ancient Egypt and Ancient China. Even nowadays herbal therapy is valued for its positive effect on health. It is the case as herbs contain a wide range of active substances as well as vitamines and minerals necessary for proper functioning of the body.

Amount of guests: There is no limit on the amount of participants.

How long does it take: It depends on the health condition and type of a therapy.

Where does it take place: The herbal therapy can be delivered in the hotel.

When can it take place: The herbal therapy can be delivered at any time of the year and at any time of the day. It is subject to the availability of herbs.

Is it dependent on a weather: No

Does a guest need any special equipment: No.

Who can participate: Participation in the herbal therapy may be limited by the health conditions of potential participants. It is the case as some substances included in herbs should be avoided under certain circumstances, such as pregnancy or allergies. Participants should consult herbal specialist before participation in the therapy.

Vegetarian diet

The basic requirement of a vegetarian diet is to avoid eating of meat. As a result, the vegetarian diet involves primarily consumprion of fruits, vegetables and grains as well as other plants. Although meat products contain large amounts of necessary vitamins and minerals, properly designed vegetarian diet can compensate the intake of those elements. Vegetarian diet is sometimes seen as more eco-friendly and ethical than conventional diet. It is because growing of plants is responsible for less pollution than meat farming. Avoiding of meat products is also seen as contributing towards saving lives of animals.

How does it affect your health: According to the scientific research, vegetarian diet can be an effective way of reducing the risk of serious illnesses, such as cardiovascular illnesses, several types of cancer as well as diabetes. The vegetarian diet is also capable of facilitating the health recovery and reducing negative health effects of already existing health conditions. As an example, we can mention that vegetarian diet often meets guidelines for the treatment of diabetes. The conclusion is clear: Eat green to protect your health!

Amount of guests: Unlimited.

How long does it take: Vegetarian diet is served as any other meal.

Where does it take place: Our guests can be provided with vegetarian diet in the hotel.

When can it take place: There are no time limitations on provision of vegetarian diet.

Is it dependent on a weather: No.

Does a guest need any special equipment: No.

Who can participate: Every healthy adult can try our vegetarian diet. In the case of children or guests suffering from some health conditions, consultation is recommended.

Fastning and detox

Fastning and detox diet involves low-calorie intake. Depending on gender, the daily calorie intake may vary between 500 and 1000 kcal.

How does it affect your health: The primary aim of the diet is to clean the body from unnecessary substances. The detox diet has following effects on human health:

- You clean the body from toxins and heavy metals

- You will become happier and more energetic

- It balances amount of hormones, such as dopamine, serotonine and endorphins. As a result, it counteracts depression and tiredness.

- The diet facilitates cell repair and development of new cells.

- It improves metabolism and combustion.

- Makes training and muscle development more effective.

- It counteracts several illnesses, such as inflamations.

- It strengthens the immune system, what makes you more resistant to infections.

- It makes your skin and hair look nicer and smoother

- It helps to reduce the body weight. You can expect the weight loss of between 0,2kg and 0,4kg, depending on gender and the amount of physical activity. As a result, the diet is an efficient way to counteract obesity.

- Functioning of stomach and intestines improves. It is because the detox diet gives your body an opportunity to rest as well as increases the amount of beneficial bacteria.

- It helps to counteract several intestine illnesses, such as lactose intolerance, celiac disease or Crohn's disease.

- It improves the quality of sleep and reduces stress.

Amount of guests: Unlimited.

How long does it take: Detox diet is served as any other meal

Where does it take place: Our guests can be provided with detox diet in the hotel.

When can it take place: There are no time limitations on provision of detox diet.

Is it dependent on a weather: No.

Does a guest need any special equipment: No.

Who can participate: The consultation would be recommended.

Woodfired sauna

For our guests we have woodfired sauna where you can seat and sweat in temperature of approximately 90 Celsius degrees. Later, you can take a cold bath. This activity can be combined with other treatments offered in our hotel.

How does it affect your health: Any health benefits attributed to sauna usage are linked to the fact that sauna rooms get hot. These benefits include improved circulation, lower blood pressure, enhanced immune system, respiratory relief, detoxification, burned calories, better skin tone, as well as joint and muscle pain relief.

How long does it take: It is up to you. Still, it is not recommended to stay in the sauna for a too long time.

Where does it take place: It takes place in the wooden bathhouse located by the river, just a few steps from the hotel.

When can it take place: You can enjoy our woodfired sauna at any time of the year.

Is it dependent on a weather: No.

Does a guest need any special equipment: Yes, you will need a bath towel but you do not have to bring one with you as we can provide you with it.

Who can participate: Although saunas are safe, it may be recommended to seek consultancy if you have heart diseases, diabetes, heat intolerance or you are pregnant.

Make your own healthy tea

We blend wild herbs and flowers which we found together in the nature or we blend dried herbs which we have in the hotel in order to make a healthy tea.

How does it affect your health: Herbal tea can have a positive influence on the overall health condition. The consumption of herbal teas dates back to Ancient Egypt and Ancient China. Even nowadays herbal therapy is valued for its positive effect on health. It is the case as herbs contain a wide range of active substances as well as vitamines and minerals necessary for proper functioning of the body.

We can provide you with following specially selected tea mixes:

- More energy

- Against stress

- Against overweight

- Against constipation

Amount of guests: There is no limit on the number of participants.

Where does it take place: In the hotel.

When can it take place: At any time.

Is it dependent on a weather: No.

Does a guest need any special equipment: There is no need to use any special equipment if you want to enjoy our ready made mixes of herbal tea. If you prefer to pick up herbs in the nature, it would require you to bring comfortable shoes and rain jacket in the case of bad weather.

Who can participate: There are no limitations.

Make your own body scrubs

In order to make own body scrubs, we blend sugar or salt with oil and add the most important ingredients which are flowers, herbs and leafs.

How does it affect your health: It has a potential of improving the condition of your skin by making it softer and getting rid of dead skin cells by using nice and good smelling body scrub.

Amount of guests: 25 people.

Where does it take place: In the hotel.

When can it take place: At any time of the day and at any time of the year.

Is it dependent on a weather: No.

Does a guest need any special equipment: No.

Who can participate: There are no limitations.

Produce your own soap

Production of our own soap involves melting of a soap mass in water. Later, we will form the soap in various ways - you can form it according to your preferences. The choice of soap's colour or smell is also up to you. This kind of self-made soap can be a perfect gift for your friends or relatives!

How does it affect your health: You will be able to produce not only your own soap but also an eco-friendly and natural product which does not include any added chemical substances.

Amount of guests: 25 people.

Where does it take place: In the hotel

When can it take place: At any time of the day and at any time of the year.

Is it dependent on a weather: No.

Does a guest need any special equipment: No.

Who can participate: There are no limitations.

Massage

At our hotel, you can treat yourself with a relaxing or treating massage with our experienced massage therapist Tanya.

We offer following types of massage:

- Classic massage

- Thai massage

- Sports massage

- Deep Tissue massage

- Foot & Leg massage

- Ayurveda massage

How does it affect your health: Massage can help you to relax as well as improve the blood circulation in various parts of your body. Massage has also the potential to relax your muscles, strengthen your immune system and give you a pain relief.

Amount of guests: Individual massage

How long does it take: You can choose between three lengths of massage:

- 25 minutes

- 50 minutes

- 80 minutes

In the case of Ayurveda massage, only 80 minutes treatment is available.

Where does it take place: In the hotel.

When can it take place: At any time of the year. You can book a massage everyday between 9.00 and 21.00 by visiting the hotel reception or by calling +46(0)927-79530

Is it dependent on a weather: No.

Does a guest need any special equipment: No.

Price:

- 295kr/25 minutes

- 495kr/50 minutes

- 795kr/80 minutes

Yoga

Recent research has shown that relaxation is essential for employees to improve efficiency during workdays. Especially it is necessary during stressful business trainings, seminars and conferences.

For such cases the Grand Arctic Hotel prepared a special offer for conference participants: 

“Yoga for energy and focus increase” - All participants are offered exercises that will help to relieve back, neck and shoulder pain as well as stress.

As an option everyone is offered to try yoga. In the summer season we will have yoga as one of our scheduled weekly activities. 

Lecture / Healthy Life Course

Grand Arctic Hotel pays a lot of attention to a healthy lifestyle. We suggest our visitors to listen to useful lectures. The main aim of these lectures is to make your life better and healthier.

Educational structure is individual, tailored to the specific needs and desires, includes mandatory practical part where the exercises are aimed to achieve specific results and goals. Examples of courses and lectures:

- Anti-stress;

- Restore health;

- Nutrition;

- Nordic walking.

Herb Walk

The herbs haunting can be a great opportunity to experience our beautyfull nature. By participating in the activity, you will learn about wild herbs and other healing plants which can be found in our rich northern nature. Besides that, you will also remain phisically active through participation in the herbs haunting which gives you an opportunity of taking a walk in a beautyfull scenery of the Norrbotten county.

How does it affect your health: Use of wild herbs to treat several health conditions has a long history as the herbal medicine has been widely used since ancient times. Even nowadays, conventional pharmaceuticals are often composed of natural herbs or substances which originate from plants. It is proved that wild herbs have an positive impact on human health and wellbeing.

As a result, our unspoiled nature can be regarded as a green pharmacist where you can find wild herbs with great potential of improving your health and wellbeing. It is the case thanks to the natural substances included in the wild herbs which have positive influence on your health condition through the strengthening of functions of your body.

How long does it take: It can take approximately 1h30m. The activity can be shortened or extended in order to fit the preferences of our guests.

Where does it take place: The herbs haunting can take place in the area surrounding Överkalix.

When can it take place: The herbs haunting can take place during the growing season when natural herbs can be found in our nature. The activity can take place at any time of the day. As Överkalix is located on the high latitude where darkness never comes during certain period of a year, the herbs haunting can take place at literally any time of the never-ending day!

Is it dependent on a weather: Yes, herbs can be found only during growing season.

Does a guest need any special equipment: Yes. Participation in the herbs haunting would require comfortable shoes as well as rain jacket in the case of bad weather.

Who can participate: There are no major limitations on participating in the herbs haunting. On the other hand, we must mention that herbs as well as any other plants can cause allergic reactions in some cases.