Frantsila Wellbeing Centre is located in the beautiful Finnish countryside. It is surrounded by lake, forest and fields. Accomodation is in old well kept farm houses. There is an atmosphere of peace and natural living. The meals served are wonderful lacto-vegetarian and are made from mainly organic ingredients. The rooms accommodate 2 to 5 people. The showers and toilets are located separately in the corridor and the sauna building. Experience real comfortable farm style living.
We offer a wide variety of natural treatments and products
You can purchase any of our products from our onsite herb shop. You will be surprised with the variety, over 200 products. At Frantsila Wellbeing Centre you can relax and enjoy a variety of natural treatments, massages, herbal and therapeutic peat sauna. Learn about aromatherapeutic essential oils, see our old essential oil distillation room and make your own healing perfume or aftershave.
Experience what a true relaxation is really all about
You can wonder along our herb path. It will take you through forest, herb fields and meadows and by a forest stream. Stop and enjoy the birds singing, the fragrance from the herbs, the wind whispering through the trees, the merry sound of the forest stream. Let the sounds and scents and the natural beauty wash away all of your cares and worries. In the summer you can enjoy the forest berries; wild strawberries, raspberries, blueberries and lingonberries.
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We offer a large selection of natural treatments as well as special saunas and Hot tub experiences. Here you can really enjoy, relax and recharge.
Experience the herbal therapy world in the lovely Finnish country side. Choose from the variety of treatments below. Please reserve your treatment month before your arrival.
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Fit for a Queen A wonderful pampering effective facial treatment with Frantsila’s natural cosmetics.
Treatment includes facial cleansing pealing, a clay mask and a warm facial pack. Enlivening face and decolte massage. Facial acupuncture treatment as well as neck and shoulder massage with Frantsila’s special herbal oils, ear and head massage. Treatment ending with a hand and foot massage. Results feel like a Pampered Queen. Time 2.0 hours, price 129€
Ayurvedic Head and Face Massage
This treatment is based on the East Indian ayurvedic natural healing principles which are thousands of years old. Head, neck, shoulders, back and face are treated with herbal oils developed by Frantsila. The treatment releases tense muscles, cools the head and relaxes the mind.
Close your eyes and enjoy! We begin with having you sit in a chair and then laying on a treatment table.
Time 1.5 hours, cost 88€
Ayurvedic Head and Facial Massage plus Kizi-treatment
This treatment combines an Ayurvedic oil massage with a special herbal “Kizi” treatment.
The Kizi treatment is a special herbal and oil combination tied up into a bag and then tapped onto the muscles of the back. It is very effective in releasing the tension of the back muscles.
Time 1.5 hours, cost 129€
Frantsila’s Herbal Treatment
Phytotherapy is the use of medicinal plants to lift the wellbeing of the recipient. This treatment is based on the client’s needs. It will include many of the following: herbal compress, herbal oils, creams, salves and liniment. It may also include some acupuncture, ending with a drink of a herbal tonic.
Time 2 hours, cost 129€
Well being Pampering Treatment
Begin the treatment with a health enhancing herbal foot bath and a drink of “Harmonella”, our herbal tonic for women, and hands treated with a relaxing warm wrap. Warm oat bags will be placed on the shoulders and lower back. Treatment continues with massage with Frantsila’s organic chocolate oil and a warm stone back treatment. Treatment ends with a soothing head and shoulder massage using our ayurvedic oils. After treatment enjoy a drink of one of our herbal infusions and discuss the treatment.
Time 1.5 hours, cost 129€
Acupunction is a very old inclusive treatment which will enhance physical as well as physic well being. This treatment is always based on a client’s needs which would be determined upon consultation. Acupuncture treats the root of problems – not just the symptoms. During the treatments needles will be applied to the needed points and
the client can relax and allow them to give the benefit. After removing the needles there is gentle massage of Frantsila’s pain relief herbal oil. Time 1 hour, cost 62€
For thousands of years people from all cultures have understood and used the healing powers of the aromatic extracts of plants. Aromatics can be found in flowers, leaves, roots and saps. At Frantsila we have a large assortment of aromatic “essential” oils for use in our treatments. This treatment includes a gentle whole body massage. The aromatic oils used will be selected upon determining the client’s need. They are mixed into a natural vegetable oil base and are ready for use. The Aromatherapeutic oil is absorbed into the skin and gives the desired therapeutic effect.
Time 1.5 hours, cost 88€
This treatment has been known for centuries and used in many cultures; China, India, Japan, and more.
Foot Reflexology works by applying pressure and massage to “reflex points” on the foot.
This affects the well being of other parts of the body, also internal organs. It helps to remove tension and give a sense of balance.
Time 1.5 hours, cost 82€
Traditional Finnish joint mobilization treatment.
The roots of this treatment go back hundreds of years into the traditional Finnish Healing. It is a very effective treatment for back pain and other aches and pains due to improper alignment of bones, joints and ligaments. The treatment is gentle yet effective.
Time 1.5 hours, cost 82€
Hot Stone treatment
Hot Stone therapy has been used for many centuries in the east. The treatment is performed with the use of smooth shaped basalt rock. Its effectiveness comes from the deep penetrating warmth from the stones. It relaxes muscles that are deeper within that cannot easily be massaged. This is a very deep relaxing treatment and greatly stress relaxing.
Time 1.5 hours, cost 129€
Organic chocolate peeling treatment. Elements of chocolate increase the production of “happy hormones” and give a contented happy feeling. This chocolate treatment moisturizes, firms and enlivens skin. Chocolate massage also prevents sagging skin and slows the aging of skin cells. The chocolate treatment also lowers the desire to eat sweet chocolate.
Time 2 hours, cost 129€
Private Therapeutic Peat Treatment
Europeans have used Therapeutic Peat baths for up to 200 years to treat many health complaints. Our treatment treats problem areas with direct application of warmed therapeutic peat to the areas where it is needed e.g. hands, feet, back or whole body. It is a useful treatment for joint pains, hormonal imbalance, helping weight loss, allergies and sensitive skin. Full body treatment: 2 hours, cost 129€
Herbal Sauna for groups
under 10 people 300€/ group
over 10 people 30 € /person
Herbal Sauna and Hot tub for groups
under 10 people 400 €/ group
over 10 people 40 e/person
Therapeutic Peat Sauna plus Hot tub for groups
under 10 people 500€
over 10 people 50 €/person
Perfume making program
1-5 persons 70 €/person
6-10 persons 50 €/person
11-30 persons 30 €/person
Frantsila Organic Herb Farm
tel 358-3-343 5500
fax 358-3-343 5569
“caring for our earth and you”
from Finland´s pure nature since 1981
Product list 2010
FRANTSILA ORGANIC HERB FARM
Frantsila Farm is a pioneer of organic herb growing and has been a natural health product manufacturer in Finland since 1981.
The Frantsila Organic Herb Farm is located 40km north west of Tampere, Finland. The area is environmentaly clean with a high percentage of organic farms adjoining the Frantsila property. The farm has been in the same family for at least 300 years. The growing of herbs on the farm started in 1981 when Virpi Raipala-Cormier and her husband Jim Cormier decided to establish a herbal centre on the family farm.
The philosophical base of Frantsila Organic Herb Farm is to do as much good as possible and to help uplift the overall physical, mental, and emotional health of the public with high quality Finnish organic herbal products and holistic health education.
Development of herbal medicines and other herbal products has been an ongoing process from the early days to present. More than 200 natural health products have been developed over the years.
Virpi and Jim have led Frantsila Herb Farm through various phases of development.
The early years were full of experimenting with different forms of organic growing. Many different types of medicinal plants were put through growing trials. The plants most suitable to the Finnish climate and those with the best medicinal quality were selected for growing and production.
The early years were also very busy with the development of an educational facility and educational programs to meet the thirst for knowledge of plants and healing. Frantsila School of Natural Healing was formed and continues schooling herbalists and other complementary medicine professionals. Frantsila Well-being Centre is the heart of holistic treatments and also acts as welness center for visitors and groups.
By 1986 the public demand to visit the farm had grown to such an extent that an other centre in the beautiful riverside of Hämeenkyrö village was established to meet this need. A public herbal exhibition garden was established. In the same area a vegetarian cafe and a herbal health product shop were opened. Here lectures are given to the public on different herbal topics such as growing, plant medicine, herbal beaty treatment and culinary use.
By being a very dynamic company, Frantsila has won several awards for its contribution to the welfare of the community. Frantsila is networking also with other organic farmers and wildcrafters in Finland as well as natural, health shops, therapists, spas and holistic education professionals.
About the founder’s of Frantsila:
Virpi has worked with herbs since early childhood. She started making herbal tea mixtures and growing culinary herbs as a young girl. She has had a continual interest in herbal growing and herbal medicine throughout her life. She studied Agriculture at the University of Helsinki and graduated as an agronomist. Besides herbalism, she has studied homeopathy, aromatherapy, flower essences and traditional chinese medicine.
She has actively promoted organic growing methods and holistic views of life and all of Frantsila’s work is of course based on those principles.
Jim worked in gardens and was interested in nature since early childhood. His interest in medicinal plants blossomed after completing high school and before entering university. He studied Agriculture and selected Plant science as his area of study. Throughout the University time and afterwords his interest in herbal medicine grew.
Luckily Virpi and Jim found each other, so Frantsila could be established. Now Jim is leading the production and Virpi is responsible for product development and education.
VITALITY FROM FRANTSILA HERBS
The main aim in the processing of our products is to preserve the healing powers of Finnish plants as much as possible. Finland´s pure nature, biological farming and optimal timing of harvesting and processing ensure the effectiveness of our herbal products.
FINNISH HERBS HAVE SUPERIOR QUALITY
Finland is one of the less polluted countries in the world
Long sunny days and cool nights give many herbs superior aromatic and medicinal content, compared with the ones grown in warmer countries
Research has revealed that herbs for instance from Central Europe contain 2-7 times more heavy metals than Finnish herbs.
THE HERBS OF FRANTSILA HERB FARM ARE UNIQUE
Our herbs are biologically grown at Frantsila Herb Farm and on a few other farms under controlled conditions and are certified organic
Wild herbs are gathered from unpolluted Finnish nature by selected gatherers and also those herbs are certified organic
No herbs are gathered near cities or industrial areas or closer than 500 meters to any major road
The herbs are picked when they are at their best
We dry our herbs quickly at low temperatures to perserve their qualities and ensure good microbiological purity
Herbs are tested for effectiveness and microbiological purity
The herbal recipes are based on Finnish and other herbal traditions and on modern herbal science
We do not use herbs that have lost their aromatic or medicinal value
PRINCIPLES OF HERBAL PROCESSING IN FRANTSILA
At Frantsila Herb Farm the herbs are examined carefully and processed into herb mixtures, extracts, spices and various skincare products
In producing the herbal extracts and ointments we use gentle and time consuming extracting techniques so that sweet fragrances, subtle colours and vital energies are retained.
The oils we use are cold pressed, the majority of them are biologically grown
We use natural oils and plant products which when absorbed through the skin bring about beneficial results
Our products are usually suitable also for sensitive people because natural ingredients seldom cause allergic reactions
No animal testing is done by Frantsila. The only animal products that we use are beeswax, propolis, honey and lanoline (from wool), which cause no harm to the animals
We don’t use mineral oils (paraffin, petroleum), silicates, artificial fragrances or colours. We have over 40 products which fulfill the standards of european natural cosmetics
Please, keep the oils in a cool place and the dry herbs and herbal extracts away from heat and sunlight.
Our herbal tisanes are tasty and healthy drinks, that can be taken both warm or cold, with some honey if you like. They provide an alternative to coffee and soft drinks. A cool herbal drink on a warm summer day is very refreshing!
All of our herbal tisane mixtures may be taken at any time, but some variation from time to time is recommended. Our herbal teas have been formulated for different effects. This is reflected in the names of our products.
The border colours on the labels reflect the therapeutic qualities of the product:
violet for general use and pleasure
pink for nursing
orange for warming the body and refreshing, good for colds
yellow for digestion
green for purification of the body, harmonizing effect
blue for relaxing, for evening tea.
PREPARING HERBAL TISANES
Pour hot boiled water on the herbs in a pot, about 1 tsp of herbs for each cup. Let it steep for 10 -15 minutes and then it is ready for drinking. Strained tea can be kept in a thermos for about 12 hours and in a refrigerator for two days.
Our herbal tisanes are sold in 30 -50 gr packages. They are all coffeine free.
Baby’s Joy (Vauvanilo)……………………… for nursing women
Clean Stream (Puhdas puro)……………… for purifying blood and liver, for fasting
Joyful mind (Juhlamieli)…………………….. spicy herb drink for happy moments
Forest Spring (Lähde)……………………….. diuretic
Friendship Tea (Ystävyyden yrttitee)…. anytime tea
Lullaby (Tuutu)…………………………………… sleepy time tea
Wellbeing (Hyvä olo)………………………….. for stomach