An Asian sense of ease and Styrian lifestyle - you can enjoy this charming cross-over at the Asia Hotel & Spa in Leoben in Styria. The multiple award-winning combination of spacious bathing paradise and exclusive retreat for wellness aficionados and the modern lifestyle hotel is picturesquely located in a spacious park on the river Mur. Are you ready for a break from everyday life?
Why is the Asia Spa Leoben a spa and not a thermal bath?
According to the Styrian Medicines and Health Resort Act, the term “thermal baths” is protected and may only be used if the mineralised water has an outlet temperature of at least 20 ° C.
The water in the pools of the Asia Spa Leoben originates as fresh spring water in the Hochschwab massif with a temperature of 6 - 10° C and is thus too cool, in other words it is not of thermal origin. The water is then heated up to 34° C using district heating.
The difference between the Asia Spa Leoben and a thermal spa is therefore the original outlet temperature of the water.
The design of the sauna facility is based on the five-element teachings of traditional Chinese medicine. The elements and the healing properties assigned to them are reflected in the colour scheme and the materials used.
Earth represents the origin of all things. It is form-giving and, together with the sky, forms the four cardinal points. The earth represents size and breadth, as well as durability and being down to earth. Colours associated with the element are brown, yellow and ochre.
Metal represents wealth and success. It has a close relationship to the elements earth and fire. The earth from which it is extracted and the fire through which it is formed. Metal is mostly symbolised by round shapes, as well as by the colours white and gold. The corresponding direction is west.
Fire is that which is hot, luminous, bright and burning. Fire is also associated with spirituality and symbolises the spirit. It possesses extraordinary power, but cannot exist by itself, but must be generated by wood. Fire is represented by the colours red and orange and stands for the cardinal direction south.
Wood is characterised by constant growth, expansion and progress. Since it occurs between heaven and earth, it represents animate nature. Wood represents determination and the achievement of goals. Wood has an inner drive and also stands for motivation and creativity. The element is usually symbolised by the colour green and is associated with the East.
Everything that is liquid, runs and evaporates is assigned to water. Water has a collecting effect and therefore represents the concentration of things. The water is naturally transparent and therefore symbolises rationality and clarity. The colour of the element in the Five Elements teachings is black, its cardinal direction is north.