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XVI international sauna congress. Trakai. Lithuania.

Sauna is an island of hope in a sea of hopeless health habits


Saunaletter 2016/1

Early sauna news of 2016: sauna building course in Estonia, sauna tourism, new sauna village in Finland, exhibitions and more... ... more

Smoke sauna congress 2015

International Smoke sauna club had it`s 25th anniversary in July 2015. AT the same time Congress of Smoke Sauna was held and Declaration of Sauna Peace announced. ... more

Smoke sauna in Voru

Smoke sauna in Voru (Estonia) has a long living tradition. In 2014 UNESCO has recognized Voru smoke sauna tradition as part of World Heritage. You may catch a glimpse of Estonian smoke sauna in our gallery and even better - by participating in organized annually Smoke S ... more

Dictionary

Important dictionary of sauna terms. You can find out what names saunas are called in other countries! ... more

Skin

Skin is the layer between the body and environment. Skins allows the body to meet the environment and to physically feel what the world is made of. It is a third brain, acting as a mirror of our health. It very important to understand the function of human skin during b ... more

Making whisks

Whisk is a very simple and old tool made of birch twigs. It is used in traditional nordic European steam bath. Whisking comes maybe from urge to scratch ones back while in hotroom. There are many ways to make it, but one should make it handy for himself. ... more

Heat effect

Heat is the main factor affecting the experience in any type of a sauna. We can be affected by air, steam, water and infrared influenced by varying elevated temperatures. The body temperature of a person in a sauna rises up to 38-40°C. This temperature kills pathoge ... more

Whisking

The inventor of whisking, as of many other beneficial affairs remain unknown. Whisking is as old as hot steam bathing. Whisking is a special form of bath massage, which requires the presence of hot steam and whisk usually made of small birch twigs. ... more

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