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.
In Finland saunas are a way of life. In a country of roughly 5 million people you will find million saunas.
/Birch whisk used in sauna Toivakka Kuva/Photo: Maalla…
A traditional Finnish way to improve your health! Get a sauna, and gently beat your friends with branches of a birch tree!
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 ;
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.