The LivNordic Spa & Wellness brand was created by us in 2010 and is managed by Raison d’Etre, our Stockholm based company that to date has worked on over 120 spas in 60 countries, winning more than 50 awards for our ground-breaking innovations and revolutionary facilities that champion design, wellness, nutrition and beauty.

LivNordic is a lifestyle choice that embraces a natural way of living and the simplicity of design found in our Nordic countries. At its heart lies the wisdom of the Nordic health traditions, which inspired us to create a wellness experience to motivate the most authentic level of your personal wellbeing.
LivNordic is lived by the Raison d’Etre team every day. We continue to draw our inspirations from our love for nature, the creativity and contrasts of our culture and by cultivating our personal inner spaciousness and stillness.

These dynamics are reflected in the design, treatments and services offered at all of our LivNordic Spas and allow you to explore just how simple Wellness can be – The Nordic way.

How it all began

After joining Raison d’Etre in 1999, I spent the next ten years travelling, designing and opening spas with the RdE team in more than 70 countries around the world. In 2003 I finally returned home to make my native Sweden my base, only to find myself falling in love with my own country and people once again.

By this time Raison d’Etre had established a proven track record of creating some of the best spa and wellness brands in the hospitality industry and as a team we decided it was time to create our own.

We meditated, visualized and dreamed and in the midst of a snowy and cold winter in Stockholm, watching people skate, ski and enjoy the outdoors, whatever the weather, we realised that the answer was right here on our doorstep: Our Nordic way of life, our home, had a deep wisdom that we wished to share with the rest of the world.

Inspired by the extraordinary quality of living that define our Nordic cultures and people, we started to explore the spiritual, economical and social elements that makes Sweden one of the happiest, wealthiest, most beautiful and environmentally sustainable cultures on earth today.

Out of this synergy the LivNordic Spa & Wellness concept was born in 2010 as a testament to our love for our country and for live itself.

Today LivNordic spas can be found on-board international cruise ships, in the desserts of the middle-east and the valleys of the alps as we continue to grow and to proudly share our Nordic way of life with the world.

I still travel the world and am sometimes asked if with LivNordic, we are trying to be different, which of course we are not.

We are simply being Nordic.

Anna Bjurstam
Partner, Raison d’Etre


nordic bathing


nordic bathing

Quality time in a sauna followed by a cold dip in an icy lake is the embodiment of a Nordic Bathing experience and not only has numerous health benefits but also forms a fundamental part of Sweden’s social life. We emulate this with our traditional saunas, cold bucket showers or snow grottos and recommend you add a conscious moment of inner stillness to facilitate a deeper sense of wellbeing.

nordic nutrition


nordic nutrition

Nordic food is simple and fresh, using few ingredients so that each one can shine as it actively compliments the others. We stay away from processed foods to give your body nutrients that are grown and harvested while nourishing the planet in return. Nordic foods are sourced mindfully and sensibly, supporting local as well as organic and fair trade farming communities.

functional movement


functional movement

Functional movement involves first connecting with your body’s needs and abilities and then engaging in training that supports and enhances your physique, working with your body rather than against it. The aim is to develop your body’s natural level of strength and flexibility, which can then be witnessed in the effortless grace with which you move through life.


natural beauty


natural beauty

A healthy attitude to yourself and your lifestyle will out-win any amount of product you apply to your body and skin. Just as you would not deliberately eat chemicals, we don’t believe you should nourish your skin with them either. Natural Beauty starts by seeing the beauty that is already present and then supporting it to shine. Natural Beauty is simple: It comes from within.

swedish treatments


swedish treatments

Swedish massages were the first western treatments to utilize our knowledge of modern anatomy and physiology to create remedial and therapeutic treatment protocols. We are proud of our Nordic traditions and history in the healing arts and bring the wisdom and conscious touch inherent in our culture to all of our LivNordic massage, body and beauty treatments.



Spa on Cruise Ships

In 2014 Raison d’Etre started integrating its own spa brand LivNordic, which included the very first sea faring snow grotto,exclusively on Viking Ocean Cruise Ships.

An important part of this journey was for us to implement the Raison d’Etre values that are inspired by a passion and love for life, wellness and service. These values have been the foundation of all of our award winning land-based spas since 1998 and we are now bringing them to the worlds oceans and rivers.

With several LivNordic Spas at sea under Raison d’Etre’s direct management, we havean experienced team on-board, who specialise in Cruise Ship Spa Consulting services and recruitment.

Since end of 2016, we have been approached by a number of cruise ship operators, asking us to support them in developing their own branded spas, based on the same values of refined service, authentic wellness and a passion for story telling, that is at the heart of who we are.

Raison d’Etre offers a fresh approach to spa and wellness experiences at sea with a focus on developing people and services to allow guests to reach the most authentic level of their personal wellbeing through the creative concepts we create and relationships we inspire.

In short, our mission is to infuse heart into the cruise ship spa industry.

For enquiries, please contact us on: info@rdespas.com




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