A traditional Finnish way to improve your health! Get a sauna, and gently beat your friends with branches of a birch tree!

Sauna Water Bucket by cabin9, via Flickr

Water Bucket, ladle and Vihta / Vasta in sauna. Vihta or Vasta is in english birch whisk used in sauna. The use of Vihta or Vasta is slap repeatedly our bodies. That aids your circulatory system, cleans and refresh your skin and it& also like a massage.

The entrance to the smoke sauna door. The door handle is a moose antler. Note the birch whisk (vihta) hanging on the wall, with which we smote ourselves! In the heat of the sauna, the vihta produces a wonderful herbal smell.

The entrance to the smoke sauna door. The door handle is a moose antler. Note the birch whisk (vihta) hanging on the wall, with which to smote oneself! In the heat of the sauna, the vihta produces a wonderful herbal smell.

Entrance of the traditional Juuka based smoke sauna introduced in the Wall Street Journal article "Heat on Haute Style" on Oct. 17th. 2013. Full article can be found here: http://on.wsj.com/16lSAxo

Sauna anti-room: change clothes here, keep towels here, cool off here

Sauna. This captures very nicely the mood of sauna time on an summer evening in Finland.

light captures very nicely the mood of sauna time, summer evening in Finland.

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Interior of the traditional Juuka based smoke sauna introduced in the Wall Street Journal article "Heat on Haute Style" on Oct. 17th. 2013. The soapstone sauna stove made by Tulikivi weighs over 3 000 kg. Full article can be found here: http://on.wsj.com/16lSAxo

Interior of the traditional Juuka based smoke sauna introduced in the Wall…

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It’s said there are enough saunas in Finland to easily accommodate all 5.4 million Finns simultaneously – there’s even one inside parliament. Be it a wood, smoke or electric, private or public, one with a glass wall overlooking a lake...

It’s said there are enough saunas in Finland to easily accommodate all million Finns simultaneously – there’s even one inside parliament. Be it a wood, smoke or electric, private or public, one with a glass wall overlooking a lake.

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