Finnish Sauna

In Finland saunas are a way of life. In a country of roughly 5 million people you will find million saunas.

The Boulder Sauna [design]—How to Build a Finnish Sauna: cedar, kits, heaters, building materials, tools, and health benefits

The Boulder Sauna [design]—How to Build a Finnish Sauna: cedar, kits, heaters…

Finnish sauna...vihta! Philip makes the vihta out of cedar branches. I bring in lavender just for relaxation.

birch branch whip used in sauna to invigorate the skin and get the blood flowing

The oldest sauna in North America, residing in the Finnish Historical Park in Cokato, MN.  Reminds me of my grandparent's sauna in Michigan.

Enjoying the dovetail corner detail. The oldest sauna in North America, residing in the Finnish Historical Park in Cokato, MN

Birch whisks (vihta)

On the Finnish Sauna

Finnish sauna - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Finnish vihta (vasta in Eastern Finland), made of birch. It is used in traditional sauna-bathing for massage and stimulation of the skin.

The Finnish Classic Sauna is heated to between 80 and 110 degrees centigrade and kept at 10% humidity. Rest on polished wooden benches and sweat out impurities. #spa, #wellness, #travel

The Finnish Classic Sauna is heated to between 80 and 110 degrees centigrade and kept at humidity. Rest on polished wooden benches and sweat out impurities.

A finnish tradition, the "smoke sauna".

Our Thanksgiving tradition - the men go first and use the sharp heat from the stove.milder, with wine and goat cheese

Lapuan Kankurit Koivu Bath Towel  The gentle black, white and grey birch tree design that adorns the Koivu Sauna Bath Towel will immediately soothe as it wicks water away with ease. Made with a unique blend of 100% linen terry, the fluffy yarn is ideal for absorption and durability. Large in size, it is the ideal product for avid to occasional sauna goers. Woven using fine Finnish craftsmanship to create some of the best sauna products on the market.

Lapuan Kankurit Koivu Sauna & Bath Towel A home sauna can be a haven and a spa with traditional accessories, including an invigorating Lapuan Kankurit Sauna Towel. Made of linen terry and cotton, the Lapuan Kankurit Koivu Sauna & Bath Towel i.

The Taivalko sauna style is similiar to the northern Finnish saunas.

The Taivalko sauna style is similiar to the northern Finnish saunas.

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