Baths and relaxation
In the Nordic countries such as Norway, Sweden, Finland, Russia etc. sauna plays a central social role and is used in daily life.
Functioning and Temperature
This is an enclosed area made of wood to experience dry or wet heat sessions. The temperature can vary between 70°C and 100°C.
The sauna featured a fireplace where stones are heated to a high temperature. Water is throw over the hot stones to produce steam and to give a sensation of increased heat.
Sauna is hygienic (When the body begins to produce sweat, the skin is then cleansed and dead skin cells are replaced - keeping your skin in good working condition). It is also good for health (stress reduction, better blood flow with turns warm ->sauna and cold-> shower.) But most importantly it is an old social tradition (The sauna room environment is conducive to open, intimate and quiet conversation.)
This old tradition seems to be found since 2000years in the Nordic country. Especially in Finland. The sauna was (and still is) an important part of daily life, and families bathed together in the home sauna. There are at least 2 million saunas according to official registers. One sauna for three person. In the traditionnal finnish sauna, naked is the norm for the women and the man.
- Drink lot of water
- Ideal to stay in the sauna between 8 and 12 minutes
- Between each session, refresh your entire body (cold shower) and 15min of relaxation is advice.
Compulsory: for hygiene reasons, use a cloth/towel for sitting or lying on
Sauna bathing truly makes you "Feel Better”, "Look Better” and "Sleep Better”!
Last edited: 02/06/2022