We use the vihta or vasta, made of fresh, preferrably young birch twigs, to beat ourselves to get the blood circulating in sauna. Sounds very medieval, but the scent of birch leaves is delicious in the sauna!
they say it's only $1.44 a sq foot to do this...cheap flooring, and wow so beautiful.
Finnleo Custom Series Sauna with Pikutonntu heater and stacked stone wall, Nashua, NH purchased from Oasis Hot Tub & Sauna, Nashua, NH
my dad did this is our old sauna we had in the house i grew up in. we had everyone who took a sauna there sign one. it was really cool to look at as an adult because there were many people who had passed away. what is it about wood in it's rough state that is just so appealing? It's natural, it's geometric, it's earthy tones...