In Inuit mythology, an inua ᐃᓄᐊ is a spirit or soul that exists in all people, animals, lakes, mountains, and plants. The concept is similar to mana, in that it represents a pervasive supernatural or magical power.
While southern destinations certainly have their place when it comes to relaxation, there is nothing quite like the rejuvenation and mental clarity that comes from a vacation to the far north.
This is because the north is brimful of awe; the natural feeling of reverential respect mixed with fear or wonder. The feeling of being insignificant next to the paramount world around us intrinsically promotes calm - an essential element to rejuvenation and mental clarity.
Studies have shown that this feeling also fosters altruistic thinking and generates a profound bond between those who share the experience together.
While wonder and calm are beneficial in encouraging peaceful thoughts, a reasonable amount of fear is also helpful in relieving stress. In comparison to the fears we face in the modern world, the vastness and isolation of the north incites a primitive fear of the natural elements of which we have no control.
Of course, guests will be safely in our care, and in the comfort of our facilities, and even though they may not be consciously thinking about the wonder and fear generated by the territory surrounding them, the feeling remains inescapable and can be very powerful in helping to relieve stress.
the inua experience...
Combined with daily immersions into the northern landscape and therapeutic wellness treatments at the lodge, our certified massage therapist, and naturopathic healer, will help soothe the mind, body and soul with her unique treatment methods and spiritual approach to healing.