Relaxing Bath Rituals Have Been Quietly Healing For CenturiesThe Zoe Report, February 2022  
A revival in the appreciation of bathing rituals from cultures all over the world – from Finnish saunas to Japanese onsens to Turkish hammams to Aztec sweat lodges  is fueling the urban bathhouse trend. 

Luxury urban spa to open in Oslo with restored public baths, rooftop sauna and Nordic wellness ritualsSpa Business, November 2021
Nordic Hotels & Resorts is restoring Vestkantbadet, one of Oslo’s last remaining public baths, to its former glory and growing it into an 8,000square-foot subterranean urban wellness retreat.  

Governors Island’s new luxurious wellness spa has an official opening date! TimeOut, February 2022  
QC Terme invested more than $50 million in QC NY, the company’s first North American destination. The opening has suffered from COVID delays, but is set for spring 2022.     

This new Nordic spa promises an authentic Finnish sauna experience in Ontario — and a social sceneToronto Star June 2021 
Designed to evoke a European village, Vettä (Finnish for “water”) has a bright, light and open Scandinavian aesthetic, featuring several outdoor warm and cold plunge pools for hydrotherapy and multiple saunas, including an event sauna with capacity for more than 80 people. 

Spaces to Relax: Spas, Saunas, Baths and PoolsArchDaily, February 2022 
Big cities and the troubled routine of urban life increasingly reveal the need for moments of relaxation aimed at physical and mental health. Enjoy a slideshow of some of the most interesting architectural efforts in this space. 

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