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Sauna and spa traditions around the world

Last updated: January 19, 2020

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

Last updated: May 2, 2020

A sauna on its own does the trick, but there are lots of accessories available that can help to further enhance the overall 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, or if you’re a regular visitor of a public sauna.

Russian Banya experience explained

Last updated: January 19, 2020

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

Last updated: January 19, 2020

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

Last updated: January 19, 2020

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?

Sauna etiquette (practical guide)

Last updated: January 19, 2020

You may be forgiven for thinking that using a sauna is as simple as sitting on a bench in a small room for a short amount of time. But there are some rules and guidelines that you should keep in mind when using a sauna in a gym or in a spa.

Sauna etiquette certainly is not complicated and often comes down to common sense and respecting your fellow sauna users. Let’s dive a little deeper into sauna etiquette so you know what to expect next time you are going to get your sweat on.