Collection by Barbara Shoup • Last updated 12 days ago
A sauna, Finnish sɑunɑ, or sudatory, is a small room or building designed as a place to experience dry or wet heat sessions. The steam and high heat make the bathers perspire. Infrared therapy is not a sauna according to Finns. In Norway and Sweden saunas are found in many places, and are known as 'badstu' or 'bastu' (from 'badstuga' "bath cabin, bath house"). In Norway and Sweden, saunas are common in almost every public swimming pool and gym.