Spa enthusiasts looking for something off the beaten path ought to have Oslo on their radar. We hear that The THIEF has debuted, brining a brand-new spa experience (of a swanky variety) to Norway's capital.
THIEF SPA takes its aesthetic inspiration from Norway's natural landscape. The 8,500-square-foot space features a pool, sauna, steam room and hamam (Oslo's first) as well as six treatment rooms and a gym.
Taking center stage is a 12-meter pool, with lighting transitioning from blue to red to green. Swim under small ceiling lights, surrounded in candlelight, or kick back in one of the poolside loungers.
In the sauna, German and Finnish cultures collide with the classic Aufguss of pouring water and essential oils on hot rocks.
Highlighting Turkish, Moroccan and Japanese elements of wellness, the spa offers a diverse range of treatments, from traditional facials and massages, for both men and women, to tailor-made options to suit any therapeutic need. Bringing the Moroccan tradition of Rhassoul home to THIEF SPA, volcanic mud brought in from the foot of the Atlas Mountains is applied in the steam room. For detoxifying, the Laminaria Algae facial uses algae handpicked from the Irish coast.
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