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Sauna and spa traditions

Some say that the Finnish sauna is the foundation of the sauna culture. To some extent that is very true. Most sauna experiences, especially in the western world, are very similar to the Finnish sauna experience.

But there are countries and regions that have developed their very own sauna and spa traditions, embedded in their cultures. Let’s go through some of these traditions around the world.

Best sauna accessories you need to have

A sauna on its own does the trick, but there are lots of accessories available that help to enhance the sauna experience.

Below are 8 of the best sauna accessories you should consider buying if you’re the lucky owner of a sauna or steam room.

Russian Banya experience

The Russian banya has been an important part of Russian culture for many centuries.

Banya is essentially the Russian version of a traditional sauna or steam room, although the word can also refer to bath house.

Let’s find out more about the Russian banya and why it is so popular.

Finnish sauna experience explained

If there is one country where the sauna is just as normal as a bed, then it must be Finland. The Finnish sauna plays a crucial part in Finnish culture with on average almost one sauna per household.

Let’s find out more about the Finnish sauna and why it is so popular.

Sauna health benefits

For some, saunas and steam rooms are a lifestyle. For others, they are merely a way to relax after a workout. Either way, it can’t be denied that saunas have increased in popularity in recent times.

Modern gyms are often equipped with swimming pools, saunas and steam rooms, while home saunas are becoming more affordable.

But what about the health benefits of saunas? Are saunas just to relax, or do they offer some proven benefits for our mental and physical health?

Turkish Hammam (Bath)

A Turkish Hammam, also known as a Turkish Bath or Hamam, is a Middle Eastern type of public bathing, cleansing and relaxing. It has been strongly embedded in Turkish and Islamic culture for many centuries.

Fortunately, you don’t always need to travel to Turkey in order to enjoy an authentic Turkish hammam, as this popular sauna and spa tradition has spread to large parts of the western world in recent times.

So let’s have a closer look at what a Turkish hamam is and find out you should try it out at least once in your life.