A traditional Finnish way to improve your health! Go into sauna, Beat your friends with branches of a birch tree!

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

"Take some time for a good sauna". It is a natural way for your health. Estonia

The traditional 'vasta' (birch branches), 'kiulu' (wooden bucket) and linen to sit on, natural soap and a lantern to light up the path to the sauna in the darkness ;

Jagdhaus Tamers by EM2 Architekten

Jagdhaus Tamers by EM2 Architekten

Located in San Vigilio di Marebbe, Italy, the Jagdhaus Tamers is a cozy mountain cabin built entirely of wood. Designed by Architekten, the cabin has t

Vihdat - vihta vihdat vasta vastat saunavihta saunavasta vihreä koivunoksa koivunlehti kesä sidottu sidonta sidos

Ready for sauna, birch twigs with fresh leaves to gently slap the back for a wonderful feeling

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.

Sauna

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

Sinkkiä saunaan.

Sauna (SOW-NA) buckets and the ladles. memories, and eventually more to…

Traditional Finnish Sauna

Scandinavian Sauna Culture

This Swedish bathing pavilion features rough-cut pine walls that are treated with tar, a preservative that yields a time-worn aesthetic. Photo by James Silverman. This originally appeared in Modern Wood Pavilion Joins Home.

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Elements of warming authentic Finnish sauna = kiuas + kindling + fuel (larger pieces of wood) + matches + a few pufs of air + patience.

vihta, vasta is used in traditional sauna-bathing for massage and stimulation of the skin.

vihta, vasta is used in traditional sauna-bathing for massage and stimulation of…

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