Spa Sequoia Redwood
Wellness in Ardèche
The Sequoia Redwood thermal SPA is a perfect getaway retreat, located above the thermal baths. You’ll quickly fall under the charm of its beautiful architecture and natural setting. Enter the plant world of the Redwood Sequoia spa, an elegant and refined environment that flows with the seasons and reflects the beauty of nature.
Come and enjoy our exclusive treatments and rare and stylish cosmetic ranges. A memorable place to invigorate your senses together with a unique know-how and the benefits of our thermal waters.
SANITARY, HYGIENE & REGULATION PROTOCOL :
Bathing cap, swimming costume (shorts & bermudas prohibited) and bathing shoes OBLIGATORY – Linen is not provided for access to the Sequoia pools – any underage person must be accompanied by an adult of legal age
Sequoia poolsTake advantage of the 14 steps of our sensory course
In the shape of a drop of water, the inner basin in thermal overflowing water (at 32° and 1m25 deep) invites you to cross it from one side to the other. This activity induces gentle muscle mobilization, facilitated by the fact that the minerality of the thermal water offers greater lift than mains water, making your body lighter than usual.
After walking around the pool, take a break from the side nozzles. Located at different heights, they send you underwater jets of high pressure to give you a localized hydromassage from the cervical to the lumbar region. An ideal moment to release all tension.
Once fully relaxed, it’s time to take on the counter-current jet circuit. You will thus practice a physical activity that, while remaining gentle on the joints, will help to activate your metabolism (burning calories, elimination of toxins …).
An ideal exercise to get back in shape and strengthen your muscles.
After the effort, it’s time for comfort! Go to the geyser where you can enjoy the bubbling of the thermal water to relax. Note that you can also use the strength of the water to perform a hydromassage of the arch of the foot … an ideal activity to regain lightness in your legs.
Before leaving the pool, there is nothing like a passage under the goosenecks for an ultimate relaxation of the shoulders, neck and trapezoids thanks to the massage offered by the localized water jet.
6The hot bath (38°)
After the large pool, take a hot bath* whose temperature of 38°C will offer you both an optimal physical recovery and a beneficial relaxation… The increase in body temperature will stimulate the metabolism, thus contributing to detoxify the organism. Close your eyes and let yourself be enveloped by the soft warmth for a moment of pure well-being…
*The hot bath is not recommended for people suffering from circulatory disorders and heart disease. We also recommend rehydrating (herbal tea room, step 13) after the hot bath and resting for the same length of time as the hot bath in the Zen room (step 14) or in the solarium before continuing the sensory journey.
7The outdoor pool (35°C)
After the hot bath, it’s time to go out on the terrace and slip into the outdoor pool (35°C) to enjoy a bubble of well-being offered on the surrounding nature.
Depending on the season, the experience we offer you will be different:
In winter, the steaming pool will offer you a real change of scenery, with the possibility of enjoying a traditional Nordic experience (alternating hot outdoor bath and immersion in the snow) when the weather conditions are right.
In summer, the terrace will be transformed into a solarium to allow you to rest to the sound of the wind in the trees.
Important: those who wish to live a Nordic experience even in summer are invited to go directly from the outdoor pool to the cold bath at 17°C (step N°10).
Return indoors and head for the hammam* for a moment of intense relaxation directly inspired by the traditions of the East. In a warm atmosphere (45°C) and with a very high level of humidity (90%), your body will gradually eliminate toxins. The very blurred luminous atmosphere and the calm contribute to this pure moment of well-being. Note that the steam bath of the hammam also helps to relieve muscle tension, which makes it an excellent activity to practice after sport or hiking …
*The Hammam is not recommended for people suffering from circulatory disorders and cardiac persons as well as pregnant women. The maximum recommended time is 15 minutes and it is necessary to rehydrate (herbal tea room, step N°13) after each session and to rest for the same length of time in the Zen room (N°14) or in the solarium before resuming the sensory journey.
9The cold shower (19°)
Absolutely inseparable from the traditional hammam, the cold shower is to be taken immediately after leaving the steam bath. Indeed, the cold water will not only contribute to rinse the body of its perspiration but will also allow it to return to its normal temperature. For those who are more sensitive to the cold, it is possible to choose a lukewarm temperature
10The cold bath (17°)
In the same idea as the cold shower, the cold bath* contributes to allow the body to return to its normal temperature after the hammam or hot bath session. While the more seasoned can immerse themselves for several minutes, beginners are invited to simply cross the pool (remember to breathe well and inflate your lungs upstream because the cold risks “seizing” you), which already allows you to benefit from the alternation hot/cold, inspired by the Scottish shower and particularly invigorating on the body. Come on, courage, just go for it!
*hot/cold alternation is contraindicated for people suffering from circulatory and/or cardiac problems.
Offering an atmosphere of intense heat (90°C) and dry (unlike the hammam), the sauna* helps the body to get rid of its toxins through a phenomenon of intense sweating. It is an ideal activity to get back in shape, in the first sense of the term… provided that you don’t forget to rehydrate and rest after the session.
*The Sauna is not recommended for people with circulatory problems and cardiac patients as well as pregnant women. The maximum recommended time is 15 minutes and it is necessary to rehydrate (herbal tea room, step 13) after each session and to rest for the same length of time in the Zen room (step 14) or in the solarium before continuing the sensory journey.
12The ice fountain
After the sauna, head for the ice fountain! Here, you are invited to take some crystals in your hand and rub your whole body in small massages to help lower your body temperature. Invigorating effect guaranteed!
Important: ideal activity after the sauna, hammam or hot bath, the ice fountain is also very popular in the summer after the solarium.
13The herbal area
Indispensable to allow you to rehydrate after all activities that generate water loss (hot bath, steam room, sauna…), the herbal tea shop will offer you the choice between fresh water or a hot herbal tea with depurative properties to drain your body in depth.
To allow you to rest, open the door of the Zen Space, choose, according to your desire, a seat or a deckchair and let your body rest after the various activities and the alternation of hot and cold temperatures…
Take advantage of this opportunity to let your mind wander under the starry sky, to the rhythm of soft relaxing music and in the intoxicating atmosphere of a garden following the rhythm of the seasons…
Here, many surprises await you but shhh, we will let you discover them on the spot…
The sensory course “Les Bassins du Séquoia” offers a moment of relaxation in an exceptional space with the thermal water of Vals-les-Bains.
This 14-stage course is a succession of hydrotherapy treatments based on the alternation of hot and cold, and follows the same path as the Valsoise water, from the raindrop that seeps into the earth until it warms up 4,000 metres below. A great discovery!
Sensoriel course including 14 steps
Smart Rate Zen Rate
(Monday to Thursday, EXCEPT school holidays and public holidays) (Fridays, Saturdays, school and public holidays)
Junior access* 2 h : 19 €
*Junior: 6 to 13 years old, able to swim and accompanied by an adult ONLY on Wednesdays from 9am to 1pm.
ONLY on Wednesdays from 9am to 1pm.
Please note: linen is not included for bassins du séquoia access (linen is only provided for cabin treatments) – You must bring: a bathing cap, a towel or a bathrobe, clean water shoes.