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The Journey of kernow Springs

The Kernow Springs project has proven to be a huge success since its launch in 2014 and is the vision of local craftsman Martin Dean.

It all started for Kernow Springs when Cornwall-based, former boat builder & father of two built a couple of wood fired hot tubs for his garden after sampling their relaxing delights, whilst on a family vacation. Working with different wood types has always been second nature to Martin & word rapidly spread of his beautiful back yard creations. Demand then soared to the point where he decided to launch his own company - Kernow Springs, building & supplying Eco friendly wood fired hot tubs & saunas  to the South West.

The Dean family are all enthusiasts of the vibrant U.K. festival scene & it wasn't long before Martin's creative flair lead him to develop 'Cornwall's Roaming Eco Spa' - a mobile spa facility to cater for the West Countries festival & alternative party scene. Hot tubs, Saunas, ice tanks, showers, changing rooms, reception & relaxation lounge, 'Cornwall's Roaming Eco Spa' has it all! Martin & wife Nicola, along with other members of the KS team provide a unique outdoor Spa experience unlike anything you've ever tried before.......

Kernow Springs now stands out as one of the leading suppliers of wood fired hot tubs & saunas in the South West. In the early days , the teams vision for the future was to eventually provide their 'Alternative Spa' concept at a permanent location, somewhere in Cornwall where they can offer their unique experience, to everyone, all year round. Well now, celebrating 10 years of business Martin and the team are proud to offer 'The Kernow Springs Nordic Spa at The Saltbox in Wadebridge'.

Founder Martin Dean explains : “The Saltbox is a community venue comprising of various street food outlets, a coffee shop, cocktail bar and now a roof top Nordic Spa ! Spa culture within the UK has long been associated with that of luxury but across the Nordic regions going to the Spa is part of everyday life with self care the focus. Small, everyday, ‘Day Spas’ can be found in most communal areas, often associated with food outlets and cafe bars.

The aim for our Nordic Spa is to promote the proven benefits of hot and cold immersion therapy, as part of a regular routine, right here in the heart of Cornwall.

For centuries many different cultures have recognised the health benefits associated with soaking in a traditional wooden hot tub. Indeed the Greeks, the Romans & the Japanese have always regarded it as a ritual. Soaking in the Japanese bath is considered an act of comforting the body & nourishing the soul.
The combination of soaking in a large volume of hot water & the aroma of the wood as it heats promotes a proven healing effect. Blood circulation is improved, tense & aching muscles are relaxed & the pain from physical injuries is greatly reduced.

Regular bathing in this way can:

  • Reduce blood pressure
  • Reduce blood sugar levels in Diabetes
  • Relieve tension, stress and Arthritic pain
  • Aid stroke rehabilitation
  • Promote white blood cell circulation to fight colds & infections
  • Increase metabolic rate to aid weight loss & detoxifying
  • Provide sports injury rehabilitation
  • Help with insomnia
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