Differences between the steam bath (Turkish bath) and the sauna Which is the best option?

The steam bath and sauna are two types of heat treatment that take place in enclosed spaces where high temperatures can be reached for the benefit of health. The main differences between the two lie in the percentage of humidity, temperature and materials of their manufacture.

What is the steam bath? Manufacturing features and materials

The steam bath, also known as Turkish bath or hammam, is a wellness treatment that is performed in an enclosed cabin. It has its origin in Turkey although its use is also recognized to ancient Rome. Unlike the dry sauna, the steam bath usually has a high humidity, between 80% and 90%. The temperature is between 40ºC and 70ºC.

The manufacturing material is versatile and can be adapted to space and needs.

  • Marble
  • Crystal
  • Ceramic stoneware
  • Acrylic
  • Aluminum
  • Stone

In the Turkish bath, a coating is usually used in noble materials that adapt to the environment and guarantee high quality, stable construction and reduction of energy expenditure, in addition to being hygienic and easy to clean.

Heat generation in the Turkish bath

Unlike the traditional sauna, the Turkish bath generates heat from the water evaporation. It has devices that bring water to a boil and convert it into steam released through the air. The steam bath is airtight so its system helps the accumulation of moisture.

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What are the main benefits of the steam bath?

  • The steam bath helps to improve the immune system as it activates the defense mechanisms of the immune system.
  • This type of bath releases toxins achieving better health and smoother skin.
  • Decongests the airways.
  • Relaxes the nervous system.

What is a sauna? Manufacturing features and materials

It is a heat treatment carried out in an enclosed area at a very high temperature and with a low percentage of humidity, different from the Turkish bath.

The dry sauna has its origin in the Scandinavian countries, especially in Finland, so it is also known as a Finnish sauna.It usually reaches temperatures between 90ºC and 80ºC and has a low humidity, around 20%.

Main manufacturing materials of the sauna

The sauna is manufactured or covered in pine, spruce, hemlock, abachi, ayous, walnut, cedar, poplar wood, among others.

Heat generation in the sauna

Another variable with respect to the Turkish bath is the way in which heat is generated. The traditional sauna uses stoves with volcanic rocks or firewood. There are also other types of saunas that are heated with infrared electricity to generate and spread heat throughout the space.

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What are the main benefits of the sauna?

  • Thanks to the fact that it causes sweating, the sauna allows the elimination of toxins.
  • Relaxes the muscles.
  • Reduces muscle, bone and arthritis pain.
  • Produces sSense of relaxation and tranquility.

Installation and manufacturing

From Prim Spa we take care of the installation and supply of all the elements of the Turkish bath or sauna. We are official suppliers of the renowned German brand, Klafs leader in sauna manufacturing. We also take care of the subsequent maintenance of the same with maintenance contracts tailored to the client.

If you want to include a steam bath or Finnish sauna to your spa or spa, ask us for a quote without obligation.

The new Secrets Moxché Luxury Resort opens its doors in Playa del Carmen, Mexico, equipped by Prim Spa

  • The renowned luxury hotel chain AMR Collection has just opened the Secrets Moxché Resort in the Riviera Maya
  • From Prim Spa we have made all the hydraulic equipment: pools, pools, jacuzzis, saunas, ice fountains, among others.
  • On April 19, 2022, the official opening of the Secrets Moxché Playa del Carmen was held.

AMR Collection, one of the largest luxury hotel chains in the Caribbean, opened the doors, last April, of its new resort, Secrets Moxché Playa del Carmen, where we had the pleasure of collaborating with the architecture and design studio URBANA.

The complex is located next to the beach in the heart of rivera Maya and has 485 suites; 11 restaurants, a snack bar, seven swimming pools, three artificial cenotes and an indoor pool inspired by the beach and designed for intimate gatherings.

In addition, the luxurious resort has The Spa by Pevonia, with a minimalist design, integrated into the natural landscape of this area of Yucatan. The Spa offers its guests a wide range of facial and body treatments in its 16 multifunctional rooms.

From Prim Spa we equip the Secrets Moxché with:

  • Hydraulic equipment and games for:
  • Recreational pool:

With swan necks, waterfalls, geyser, cervical massages, plantar massages and tubular beds

  • Jacuzzi with massage jets
  • Hydraulic equipment for:
    • Cold water pool
    • Hot water pools in treatment suites.
    • Water sheets
  • Saunas
  • Steam Baths
  • Hammam
  • Temazcal
  • Showers
  • Ice sources
  • Heated sun loungers

Without a doubt, we have been able to be part of one of the most luxurious projects in Mexico today, where we already have more than 36 facilities and an active physical office.


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After the spectacular renovation that the Mandarin Oriental Ritz has carried out to its 110 years of history, you can finally enjoy the fantastic facilities that Prim SPA has built.

Thanks to the direction of the Spanish architect Rafael de La-Hoz, together with the Parisian designers Gilles & Boissier, we have been able to realize a set of distinguished and refined spaces, destined to offer a unique and renewing experience for the soul and the body.

Hotel guests who decide to relax in one of the most luxurious corners of the capital, will be able to give up completely in these glamorous rooms, which we have equipped with two heated pools, with waterfall and gooseneck, showers with different temperatures and steam baths.

We built the glass of the main pool of the spa, and the vitality pool, made of concrete and heated, with an extension of 14 meters where you can enjoy three showers of sensations: a wall waterfall and a swan neck for cervical, shoulder and back massages.

We have also installed a steam bath with starry sky, indirect lights and sound, as well as two showers; one tropical and one cold rain to achieve a temperature contrast.

And for the more fortunate, two steam baths have been accommodated in the two hotel suites.

The Beauty Concept at The Ritz has become a haven of peace that offers a luxurious therapeutic experience.

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The latest project of grupo Nuñez y Navarro in Barcelona is configured as a unique concept of hotel with a cozy Spa to enjoy a multisensory experience, merging for the guest the warmth of a Mediterranean guest house with an atmosphere avant-garde and detailed and a unique location between the elegance of Passeig de Gracia and the cosmopolitan costumbrismo of Gracia. The hotel has 152 rooms highlighting the Terrace Rooms lounge with a large chill-out terrace and 2 duplex suites. It also has a swimming pool on the seventh floor with a sun terrace. The hotel's new Spa, Seventy Spa Organic & Vegan, becomes an exclusive oasis of well-being, beauty and relaxation that allows hotel guests and the outside public to benefit from the services of facilities and equipment designed and equipped by the specialist company "Prim Spa". The SPA consists of a spectacular stainless steel pool of exclusive design and custom designed by @PrimSpa in which customers can enjoy the benefits of hydrotherapy and hydrotherapy, a spectacular dry sauna brand edify brand @Klafs and a steam bath brand edify @Klafs. Seventy Spa Organic & Vegan is completed with an area of facial and body treatments, with high quality cosmetic products 100% natural, organic, vegan and toxic-free, and a fitness area.

Hotel 1898


The emblematic luxury Hotel "1898" located in the historic area of Las Ramblas de Barcelona has a renovated SPA of the highest level of facilities and finishes that taking advantage of the unique architecture of the building is located in the space that originally housed the former coal chamber and which later became the armored chamber of the Philippine Tobacco Company. The renovated and spectacular space of well-being and health allows the hotel's guests the 169 rooms decorated in colonial style, enjoying facilities and equipment designed and equipped by the specialist company "Prim Spa" who through their technical office and its engineering and construction team has shaped the new SPA. The new SPA consists of a spectacular stainless steel pool of exclusive design and custom designed by @PrimSpa in which customers can enjoy the benefits of hydrotherapy, a spectacular sauna with glass front brand @Klafs, an ice fountain and @Primspa showers as thermal temperature contrast, and a steam bath of the brand @Klafs, with which Prim has an exclusive partnership nationally. The Spa is complete with a treatment area and a fitness area.

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The renovation of the Hotel Guayarmina Princess in Tenerife designed and built by Prim Spa

THE REFORM OF THE HOTEL GUAYARMINA PRINCESS ONLY ADULTS OF TENERIFE LOOKS NEW INSTALLATIONS OF SPA AND POOL INFINITY POOL OF VANGUARDIA DESIGNED AND CONSTRUCTED BY PRIM SPA Located on the beachfront of the lively tourist enclave of Adeje, the luxurious hotel only for adults of the hotel chain Princess Hotels & Resorts, has new facilities for relaxation, health and well-being that are being a success and a special healthy experience for customers of the modernized 505 rooms that have the Hotel. The new facilities designed and built by Prim Spa in the recent renovation of the hotel in 2018, consist of a spectacular and large panoramic infinity pool built entirely of stainless steel located in the Platinum area of the hotel where the client can relax and enjoy panoramic views of great beauty. Also the hotel Guayarmina Princess now has a new area, the SPA Princess, composed of an indoor pool of 48m2 with different jets of hydrotherapy, a thermal area composed of a fully glazed sauna of prestigious German brand Klafs, Klafs brand Turkish bath of unique design, and a complete hydrotherapy and relaxation circuit with aromatherapy showers, ice fountain, relaxation sun loungers area, Balinese beds, cozy massage treatment cabins and a hair and hairdressing area aesthetic treatments with pedicure and manicure, taking care of every detail. Undoubtedly PRIM SPA and its technology partner KLAFS, have put their seal of quality and excellence back in the SPA of one of the hotels that is becoming one of the best in the Canary Islands.

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Prim Spa equips the Bless Hotel Ibiza and its spectacular Magness Soulful Spa

PALLADIUM HOTEL GROUP RE-CONFIA IN PRIM SPA FOR BLESS HOTEL IBIZA AND ITS SPECTACULAR MAGNESS SOULFUL SPA The wellness space of the new Ibiza hotel the hedonistic luxury brand BLESS Collection Hotels is equipped by Prim Ibiza Spa, October 29, 2019.- Ibiza Ibiza has since this year one of the best hotels to take care of the body and mind. Bless Hotel Ibiza, from the new luxury brand HEdonist BLESS Collection Hotels of Palladium Hotel Group, was born in June to offer, among its many services, the best wellness experience on the island through Magness Soulful Spa. For this purpose, it wanted to have the signature Prim Spa that has been responsible for equipping this spectacular space with all the luxury of details to conquer the users who love wellness. In particular, Prim Spa has equipped this new avant-garde space of calm and relaxation with a coquetttish indoor pool that communicates with the outside, an outdoor pool with hydromassage loungers, a Turkish bath and dry sauna of the brand Klafs, a complete circuit of hydrotherapy and relaxation with showers with aromatherapy, jacuzzi, a relaxation area, as well as spacious and cozy treatment cabins inspired by the aromatic herbs of Ibiza, where the client can enjoy massages and treatments aesthetics of the latest generation.   Among these treatments, they especially highlight Magnificient Signature, a restful massage designed by the hotel's team of therapists to reduce the tension, stress and anxiety of the body through a selection of unique techniques that provides a feeling total relaxation. Another exclusive service is the so-called Rituals, sensory and aromatic treatments of more than 110 minutes of duration created to provide personalized benefits to body, mind and soul. And to have a radiant face, the team of professionals at Magness Soulful Spa has created New Kobido, a select treatment with organic ingredients designed especially for those looking for a natural lifting effect, increased collagen and a facial modeling treatment. Another of the most unlikely aspects of Magness Soulful Spa is that its entire range of products is natural, vegan and eco-friendly and is conceived from the utmost respect for nature. Its oils stand out for a powerful fragrance extracted from flowers, leaves, resins and roots, all of them characteristic of the island. In addition, consistent with their commitment to the environment, all premium ingredients are sourced from organic farms around the world to ensure that their products are the purest and most powerful. Bless Hotel Ibiza is located in Cala Nova, in one of the most exclusive areas of the island and is part of the exclusive collection of The Leading Hotels of the World. It has 151 rooms with sea views and a varied offer of restoration, spa, two infinity pools and a vermutería. The hotel has five spaces with its own gastronomic proposal such as Etxeko Ibiza by Martín Berasategui, only Spanish chef with 10 Michelin stars; Llum Pool Club or its Epic infinity Lounge terrace, two areas to relax in pools with Balinese beds; Salao Atlantic Restaurant and Tris Vermutería & Bar.  


Prim Spa equips Victoria Bio-Spa, the Best Spa in the World and Best Ecological Spa in Europe

The Canarian hotel chain, GF Hoteles, and Prim Spa, worked on the creation of this new 'wellness' space Health and wellness spaces both indoors and outdoors make up this new spa located in the GF Victoria hotel in the south of Tenerife. GF Hotels, Canarian hotel chain, and Prim Spa, a company specializing in spa design and consulting, worked on the creation of Victoria Bio-Spa, the World's Best Spa and Best Ecological Spa in Europe. A new holistic concept that is located in the new GF Victoria hotel in the south of Tenerife and that provides a plus in the 'wellness' offer of the island. Bio-Spa Victoria received this award last July at the World Luxury Spa Awards ceremony in St. Petersburg, Russia. Dream facilities equipped by Prim Spa make Bio-Spa Victoria the best Spa in the world. A space that has an overflowing play pool with different elements of hydrotherapy and lighting by high generation rgb led bulbs, with an experience of contrasts for which a complete thermal area with sauna Profi brand Klafs with front and side of glass in hemlock wood; stove under benches; indirect lighting; Profi steam bath from Klafs with glass front; niche steam outlet; starry sky and led rgb strip under benches; tepidarium area for relaxation with Prim Spa thermal sun loungers; and a shower temple with a bithermal shower, waterfall shower, misted shower and ice fountain. Prim Spa also incorporated its exclusive 'Touchcontrol' device to digitally control the thermal area, thus facilitating the operations of the resort's team of professionals. This new spa is distinguished by its personalized treatments and by presenting a differentiating offer for families and couples with both indoor and outdoor health and wellness spaces. To allow users to enjoy a separate area and an exclusive way of the world of wellness, a private spa area was designed that has an overflowing play pool with a unique set of hydrotherapy games (umbrella, waterfall, swan neck , geyser) and water massages. In addition, Bio-Spa Victoria has a thermal area with Sauna Profi brand Klafs with glass front and side in softline finish hemlock wood, stove under bonatherm benches, indirect sunset lighting and with a shower temple with cascade start shower and Scottish shower. In addition to the two thermal and hydrotherapy areas, a treatment area with individual massage cabins, a VIP cabin with massage stretchers and a high-end hydrotherapy bath was created, and a shiatsu cabin with tatami for tatami eastern treatments. Without a doubt, an area where the excellent team of Bio-Spa therapists lead clients to a feeling of relaxation, health and well-being. Taking advantage of the eternal spring of the island of Tenerife, the Best Spa in the World has a leisurely heated outdoor pool with counter-current swimming system for the most athletic clients, as well as water beds and hydrotherapy area for those who prefer rest. In addition, to take advantage of the privileged location of the GF Victoria hotel with unparalleled views of the neighboring island of La Gomera, on the upper floor outside was incorporated an overflowing stainless steel jacuzzi with hydromassage perimeter bench and a thermal area with a refined Sauna Model Lounge brand Klafs. Without a doubt, a great spa project that is giving much to talk about among the high level of customers in the south of Tenerife. With this product, GF Victoria marks a before and after in the hotel and spa offer on the Canary Island.

Zentropia Palladium Spa & Wellness

Zentropia Palladium Spa & Wellness arrives at Costa Mujeres with more than 4,700 m2 of wellness in an exclusive luxury environment

PRIM Spa took on the challenge of creating one of the largest beauty and wellness centers in the region for the two new luxury resorts of Palladium Hotel Group, offering high quality treatments and experiences as exclusive as traveling to the Swiss Alps or the Hi Malaya from its facilities. Ibiza, January 11, 2019.-Zentropia Palladium Spa & Wellness arrives at Costa Mujeres (Mexico) with an exclusive catalogue of luxury facilities and treatments, following the commitment of Palladium Hotel Group to offer its customers the highest standards of quality and First-rate personal attention. With a total of 4,740 m2 of spa & Wellness, the Grand Palladium Costa Mujeres Resort & Spa and TRS Coral Hotel Resorts have the largest and most complete care and wellness Center in the Caribbean. [Gallery link = “file” size = “large” ids = “6457, 6458, 6459, 6460, 6461, 6462, 6463, 6464,6465”] The team at PRIM Spa took on the challenge of creating one of the largest beauty and wellness centers in the region for the two new luxury resorts that Spanish hotel chain recently inaugurated in Costa Mujeres (Mexico). The complete catalogue of innovative services and treatments, as well as the exclusive design, the first quality facilities and the best materials of the German firm KLAFS, marketed by Prim Spa and already included in other resorts of Palladium Hotel Group in Destinations such as Punta Cana (Dominican Republic), Jamaica, Imbassaí (Brazil) and Ibiza (Spain), make the difference, making this a first class Spa & Wellness Center. Among the most innovative treatments of Zentropia Palladium Spa & Wellness in Costa Mujeres stands out the contrast of temperature of the snow cabin, which transports the guest to the Swiss Alps through a frigid atmosphere and the sensation of freshness thanks to the always Present white element. The wellbeing and relaxation of the Himalayan salt Cabin add to the visual and sensory experience of the controlled environment of micro-granules of salt suspended in the air, all to satisfy the most demanding customers and willing to breathe and feel the salt in their skin , an absolute benefit to health. Zentropia Palladium Spa & Wellness in Costa Mujeres also has private relaxation spaces, such as the hyper-salt pool where you experience the floating sensation that elevates the Zen state in its purest version. And all this in a unique environment with essential elements such as hydro-massage facilities and body hydrotherapy, saunas and luxury vapors. The Grand Palladium Costa Mujeres Resort & Spa and TRS Coral Hotel’s Spa & Wellness is complete with a large area of individual, double and VIP treatment cabins, with state-of-the-art massage beds and saunas and steamers for guests who want Enjoy a completely private Zen experience. The role of architecture and design in the exclusive spaces of Zentropia Palladium Spa & Wellness in Costa Mujeres is fundamental. The sensory experience conveyed by open spaces and aquatic elements such as water fountains and the immense waterfall trap customers in simple but rewarding spaces, where relaxation and disconnection surround them from the very first moment.           About Palladium Hotel Group Palladium Hotel Group is a Spanish hotel chain with more than forty years of experience. The network has 44 hotels and more than 14,000 rooms in six countries: Spain, Mexico, Dominican Republic, Jamaica, Sicily (Italy) and Brazil and operates nine own brands: TRS hotels, Grand Palladium Hotels & Resorts, palladium hotels, palladium Boutique hotels , Fiesta Hotels & Resorts, BLESS Collection hotels, Ushuaïa Unexpected hotels, Ayre hoteles and Only YOU hotels, and a licensed brand: Hard Rock Hotels. Palladium Hotel Group’s hotels are characterized by its philosophy of offering the customer a high standard of quality both in its products and in its services and excellent value for money. Palladium Hotel Group is owned by Grupo Empresas Matutes (GEM).  Www.palladiumhotelgroup.com

SPA Hotel Club del Sol

Prim Spa equips the spa of Hotel Club del Sol in Pollensa

The Hotel & apartments Club del Sol is a family resort and hotel for athletes par excellence in Puerto Pollensa, Majorca. It is the ideal place for families, couples and athletes to enjoy a great holiday of sun and beach in Majorca. It has excellent facilities for children, athletes and from 2018 of an impressive and great spa designed and fully equipped by the specialist company PRIM Spa. The large SPA has a spectacular water area with a recreational swimming pool with water beds, bank with jets and waterfall, way of sensations with cold water and hot water, sauna ProFi Klafs brand with wood coating hemlock, a large bath VAP Or Klafs brand, ice fountain, sensation showers and heated loungers. The SPA is complemented with personalized treatment cabins to give the best personal and individualized treatment to each client. [Gallery columns = “4” size = “Medium” ids = “6435, 6436, 6437, 6438, 6439, 6440, 6441, 6442, 6443, 6444, 6445,6446” orderby = “Rand”] Without a doubt, PRIM SPA, has carried out an installation that has become a reference within the SPAS of the North Zone of the island of Majorca and that completes the fantastic facilities of the Hotel Club del Sol.