Sauna Whisks

Vasta & Vihta. Traditional Sauna Whisks.
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A birch forest in Finland.

A birch forest in Finland.

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

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

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's also like a massage.

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's also like a massage.

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

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

vihta, vasta

vihta, vasta

Sometimes people make a vasta (or vihta); they tie together small fresh birch branches (with leaves on) and swat themselves and their fellow sauna bathers with it. Vihtas can even be bought from a shop and stored into a freezer for later (winter) use. Using a vasta improves blood circulation, and its birch odour is considered pleasing.

Sometimes people make a vasta (or vihta); they tie together small fresh birch branches (with leaves on) and swat themselves and their fellow sauna bathers with it. Vihtas can even be bought from a shop and stored into a freezer for later (winter) use. Using a vasta improves blood circulation, and its birch odour is considered pleasing.

Wooden sauna pail + birch whisk used in sauna.  Saunavasta ja -kiulu. Kuva: Jorma Marstio/Kuvaryhmä/SKOY

Wooden sauna pail + birch whisk used in sauna. Saunavasta ja -kiulu. Kuva: Jorma Marstio/Kuvaryhmä/SKOY

Saunavihta

Saunavihta

"Vihta" in West Finland and "vasta" in East Finland...soaked-first-in-water birch swatches for slapping against your skin to, how do I put it, wake it up. ;-)

"Vihta" in West Finland and "vasta" in East Finland...soaked-first-in-water birch swatches for slapping against your skin to, how do I put it, wake it up. ;-)

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