the KURHOTEL SKODSBORG
Hydrotherapy circuits are especially popular in Scandinavian spas, where guests alternate between sauna and ice baths, made especially popular recently by Wim Hof, a Dutch athlete known as The Iceman, who touts the health benefits of soaking in freezing temperatures, i.e., it stimulates circulation, reduces inflammation and more.
The Kurhotel Skodsborg, just north of Copenhagen, offers 16 water experiences, where guests can rotate between hot and cold plunge, warming/cooling pools, infrared sauna, rhassoul mud, steam, salt grotto, spa rain and more. Kurhotel is a classic wellness hotel on the Øresund, a strait between Sweden and Denmark, where guests come to take the cure.
The property dates back to 1852, when King Frederik VII purchased it for his personal retreat. In 1898, Danish physician and physical therapist Carl Ottosen turned the grounds into a “sanatorium” to heal the sick. Danes continue to follow his program of light, air, water, movement, rest and diet. Check in to remedy modern maladies— stress or burnout, anyone?— with dips in the chilly sea, bathing pools and a diverse spa menu. There’s no better way to re-energize!