the fundamental element
We drink it, we swim in it, we clean with it. It heals us, it cleanses us, it nourishes us.
Water makes up 70% of the Earth’s surface—as well as the human body—and it holds great power. It can wipe away the shores its waves crash on, and it can create the most spectacular backdrop for a sunset. It’s a fundamental element that all species need to survive.
We may neglect water because it is ubiquitous, omnipresent even, but let’s dive into some of its healing properties and how Nimmo Bay incorporates this natural life giving element into our wellness treatments.
healing with h20
Nimmo Bay abounds with opportunities to use water for its healing powers.
Soaking in hot water can help relax and relieve what ails you, whether that’s stress, muscle soreness, or pain. It’s also known to improve sleep and cardiovascular health. Nimmo Bay has built the ideal hot tub soaking experience to reap all the benefits. Here, you can wander into the forest and soak in our cedar hot tubs built at the base of a rushing waterfall—a truly sensational experience. Or, float in a personal tub on a roving dock in the fjords and bays nearby.
Nimmo Bay sits nestled in the Great Bear Rainforest. And, you guessed it: we see much precipitation throughout the year, keeping the forest floor fertile, green, and emitting the most pleasant aroma of earthy freshness. If you feel so inclined, try a walking meditation during a light rain to feel each drop of natural energy, dropping you into the present moment.
You can cultivate your ideal wellness journey at Nimmo Bay. Cap off your massage, scrub, or other relaxation treatment with a meditative moment enjoying the outdoor rain shower or dip in ocean or waterfall plunge pool.
Let the Pacific Bring You Peace
Further benefits from water can be found with the hot-to-cold, hydro-therapy technique. At Nimmo Bay, we have a unique sauna setup, where you can jump from a floating sauna into the Pacific Ocean.
Taking a cold plunge intermittently while sitting in the sauna has been shown to improve circulation, reduce inflammation, and boost your immune system. The transition between sizzling and freezing increases adrenaline in your body, boosting your energy levels. Of course, the deep, penetrating relaxation of the hot sauna encourages a restful sleep afterwards. Treat your body to the benefits of a Pacific plunge.
Hydrate, Inside & Out
When you visit Nimmo Bay to indulge in unparalleled wilderness luxury, your well-being and comfort top the list of our priorities. Staying hydrated while soaking in the hot tub, sweating in the sauna, or after a deep tissue massage is of utmost importance. If ever your glass is empty, the attentive team will be there to fill it up.
Drinking plenty of water has multiple benefits. It lubricates the joints, regulates body temperature, aids digestion, and ensures your body adequately absorbs vitamins and nutrients. So, while we encourage you to use water to refresh your exterior, we hope you’ll stay hydrated inside too. It’s easy when the drinking water is pure, fresh and incredibly delicious and comes right from the source – the spring and snow-fed waterfall located at the heart of the resort.
Surrounded by Soothing Serenity
Listen to the rain on the calm water. Hear the rush of the nearby cascade. Relish in the splash of an invigorating cold plunge. Water not only feels healing, but it sounds therapeutic too. There’s a reason that the sound of waves crashing has been recorded and spread worldwide as “sounds to fall asleep to.”
More scientific research has surfaced lately about how even being on water can be healing for our brains. Scientist Wallace J. Nichols explains the phenomenon of “being near, in, on or under water can provide a long list of benefits for our mind and body, including lowering stress and anxiety, increasing an overall sense of well-being and happiness, a lower heart and breathing rate, and safe, better workouts.”
indulge in nature’s therapy
Nimmo Bay offers plenty of ways to be near, in, on, or under the water. You can paddleboard, kayak, fish, swim, or simply observe the water from the forest shore. There’s no shortage of ways to heal your mind and body in the heart of the Great Bear Rainforest. Dive in!