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ISA

Laajalahdentie 16 A 7, 00330 Helsinki,
tel.: +358405964022
E-mail
http://isa.saunainternational.org

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  • General meeting in Stutgart. October 2012.General meeting in Stutgart. October 2012.
  • XV International Sauna Congress. Japan. June 2010.XV International Sauna Congress. Japan. June 2010.
  • 25th anniversary. Greeetings from Denmark. Helsinki..25th anniversary. Greeetings from Denmark. Helsinki..
  • Nice time at Vaskiniemi sauna.Nice time at Vaskiniemi sauna.

About us

International Sauna Association pursues the goal of publicizing the sauna and promoting its use on a global scale by rallying supporters of sauna activities in different countries. This goal is served e.g. by acceptance of the Definition of Sauna recorded in Aachen 1999 taken in order to promote the scientific study of the sauna from e.g. such viewpoints as social history , folklore , medicine and technology. A particular emphasis is given on the collection and compilation in archives of the results of such scientific studies as well as other written material on sauna.
The goal is also served by organizing International Sauna Congress every fourth year.
ISA is participating in several sauna events globally by sending material , arranging presentations , material etc. One important area is to deliver suitable material to the members as well as to the media. Also the opening of www.saunaliteratur.de and the updating of that data base is an important task. ISA is actively participating to the standardization at least on European Union level together with the manufacturers in the member countries. The expertise of ISA could be used by the manufacturers whenever needed . This includes also the possibilities to give presentation in the international events where sauna is playing a role and in cooperation with the local member organizations as well as international sauna related organizations like International Bath Academy. The creation of sauna literature in several new languages is also something that ISA has been and is going to be involved.

In Europe there are several languages needed for sauna information as well as in other parts of the world. Partly with the support of ISA one Finnish sauna book has been translated besides English and German also in Russian, Japanese and now we expect that also Chinese and Korean versions are coming out in 2014.
   

History

International Sauna Association is an association of national and other sauna societies and related organizations as well as private people. It was founded first time in 1957 with the domicile in Germany but the real operations started in summer 1977 in Helsinki. Then it was decided that the domicile of the association is going to be Helsinki. From the founding members Austria , Germany , Japan and Finland have been continuously members and are also called founding members. Besides those there are today 13 other members.

Board members

2010 - 2014   
Risto Elomaa            President         Finland 
Peter Jeitler            Vice-president   Austria
Rolf-A. Pieper           Member            Germany
Kenichi Nakano         Member            Japan
Michael B. Jensen      Member           Denmark 
Rimas Kavaliauskas     Member            Lithuania
Carsten Sonnenberg  Member           Germany 
Kari Laukkarinen        Member            Finland

Membership

MEMBERS 

AUSTRIA
Österreichissches Saunaforum
Mailbox Suite Nr. 130
Triester Str. 10/3/301
2351 Wiener Neudorf
AUSTRIA
Tel: +43 2236 868677
E-mail: sauna@jeitler.at
Internet: www.saunateam.at
President: Peter Jeitler

NORWAY

Badstuforbundet i Norge
7113 Husbysjöen
NORWAY
Tel: + 47 90042799
E-mail. taaune@online.no
Internet:  www.badstuforbundet.no
President: Tor Anders Aune 

GERMANY

Deutscher Sauna-Bund e.V.
Kavalleriestrasse 9
D-33602 Bielefeld
GERMANY
Tel: +49 521 966790
E-mail: info@sauna-bund.de
Internet: www.sauna-bund.de
President : Prof. Carsten Sonnenberg
CEO : Rolf-A. Pieper

JAPAN

Japan Sauna Association
Mikio Wakabyashi
907 ULS Ichigaya 4 – 8- 30
Kudanminami
Chiyoda-ku
102-0074 Tokyo
JAPAN
Tel: +81 3 5275 1541
E-mail: jimukyoku@sauna.or.jp
Internet: www.sauna.or.jp
President: Mr. Kenichi Nakano

KENYA
Sauna Club of Kenya
P.O. BOX 24862-00505
Nairobi
KENYA
President: Reijo Hakanen
Email:saunaclubkenya@gmail.com
LITHUANIA

Lithuanian Bath Academy
Naugarduko 91-319
Vilnius 03201
LITHUANIA
Tel: +370 5 233 0467
E-mail: rimas@pirtis.lt
Internet: www.pirtis.lt
President : Rimas Kavaliauskas 

USA

North American Sauna Society
30 Florence Ave.
Fiskhill , NY 12524
USA
Tel: +1 845 897 4773
E-mail: info@saunasociety.org
Internet: www.saunasociety.org
President: Eero Kilpi 

BELGIUM

Saunaverening Belgie ( SVB) - Sauna Association Belgium
Lange Meire  1a
B 9270 Laarne
BELGIUM
Tel: + 32 95 59 45
E-mail: tine@thermae.com
info@svb.be
Internet: www.svb.be
President: Tine Van Der Zypen

FINLAND

Finnish Sauna Society - Suomen Saunaseura ry.
Vaskiniementie 10
FIN-00200 Helsinki
FINLAND
Tel: +358 10 439 5600
E-mail:  tj@sauna.fi
Internet: www.sauna.fi
President: Tuomas Lehtonen 
CEO : Jarmo Lehtola

SWEDEN

Svenska Bastuakademien
Kukkolaforsen 184
S-95391 Haparanda
SWEDEN
E-mail: svante@spolander.com  - organization
www.bastuakademien.se
President: Göran Honkamaa 

DENMARK

Det Danske Saunaselskab v/ Mogens Bille 
Birkehaven 504 , Postboks 67
DK 2980 Kokkedal
DENMARK
E-Mail : detdanskesaunaselskab@gmail.com
michael-jensen@ishoejby.dk – narys
www.saunaselskab.dk
President: Michael Besnier Jensen 

RUSSIAN FEDERATION

Ruspar
Izmajlovskij Boulevard 63/12 – 1
105077 MOSCOW
RUSSIAN FEDERATION
E-mail : info@ruspar.ru
marat@ruspar.ru
www.ruspar.ru
President : Marat Khairov 

POLAND

Polish Sauna Society / Polski Zeazeck Saunowy
Olzankowa 51
05-120 Legonowo
POLAND
Tel: +48507005780
E-mail: pkoper@pzs.org.pl
Internet: www.pzs.org.pl
Presidnt : Pjotr Koper 

SUPPORTING MEMBERS 

JAPAN 
GEM Co. Ltd KOBE Sauna & Spa 
02-102-Chome
CHUO-KU
650 – 0011 KOBE
JAPAN
E-mail: ogasawara@gem-kobe.jp
www.kobe-sauna.co.jp
President: Atsushi Yoneda 

Suomi-Koti KK
Sendai Finland Wellbeing Center
3-24-1 Mizunomori, Aoba-ku
Senda-shi , Miyagi-ken
981-0962 JAPAN
Tel: +81 80 57411962
E-mail: jukka.tuomisto@suomi-koti.com
Internet: www.suomi-koti.com
President: Jukka Tuomisto 

WELLBE Co. Ltd
3-27-33 Sakae, Naka-ku,
Nagoya-City, Aichi
460-0008 JAPAN
Tel: +81 52 261 1401
E-mail; y_yonedaellbe.co.jp
www.wellbe.co.jp
President; Yukitaka Yoneda

RUSSIA
 
S-VSL (The Scool of V.S. Liakhov)
Leninsky av. 121/1 building No 2
Moscow
RUSSIAN FEDERATION
Tel: +7 926 381 0049
E-mail: kudesnik-m7@yandex.ru
Internet: www.s-vsl.su , www.parenije.ru
President: Vasily Liakhov

UKRAINE
First bath Company
Prov. Lokhvytskyi 27
Hadiach 37300 , Poltava Oblast
UKRAINE
E-mail: ruspar@mail.ru
Internet: www.ruspar.com.ua
President: Oleksander  Marchenko     

HONORARY MEMBERS 

Eberhard Conradi
E-mail: eberhard.conradi@gmx.de 

Matti Kivinen
E-mail: matti.kivinen@iki.fi  

FOUNDING MEMBERS: 
Austria, 
Finland, 
Germany, 
Japan

Events


XVI INTERNATIONAL SAUNA CONGRESS IN LITHUANIA  30.05. - 01.06.2014

 BOARD MEETING IN LITHUANIA 29.05.2014 AT 16.00 AT THE RESIDENCE OF THE FINNISH EMBASSY 


 GENERAL MEETING IN LITHUANIA 29.05.2014  AT 17.00 AT THE RESIDENCE OF THE FINNISH EMBASSY  

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Gunnar Björk 2014-05-26 00:43:29
I would like to have a complete program for the event.

 

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