Finnish sauna is considered by most to be the most health-giving hot room, and many scientific medical studies confirm the claim. In a Finnish sauna, the heart rate will increase by approx. 50% and take you on an intense sweat session. Both will do you a lot of good.
Dry yourself well before entering the sauna as wet skin inhibits the body's ability to sweat. For hygienic reasons and for you to have a better experience of wellbeing, it is not permitted to use swimwear in our saunas and steam baths. Cover yourself with a towel or a pesthemal, - a piece of light cotton cloth.
Sit or lie comfortably on a towel. Be careful to lay out the towel so that it covers the whole body and protects the wood from body sweat. If you want to intensify the heating experience, you can pour water on the stones on the stove. The water will immediately evaporate. Higher humidity will make the room feel warmer at the same time as the thermal conductivity increases. You can also regulate the heat by sitting higher or lower on the benches. By lying down horizontally, you will achieve equal heat over the whole body. But in any case, sit up in a sitting position for the last 2-3 minutes.
The recommended bathing time in a Finnish sauna is 10–20 minutes, depending on how high you sit, and remember: Don't sit longer than you feel comfortable.
After a bath in the hot Finnish sauna, it is very important to cool down properly. Always start with a temperate shower. Then take a bath in Kaldkulpen.
Or feel free to use Dr. Sebastian Kneipp's method: shower in ice-cold water, start with your feet and calves, continue up your thighs, then your stomach and back before letting the ice-cold water run over your shoulders and chest. The Finns always shower their heads last. The cool down is just as important as the warm up.
Now the blood vessels contract, the lungs cool and the pulse normalizes. The blood now speeds up the circulation and many other functions. Feel free to take a rest before starting the next session.
You can also take part in aufguss in our saunas. The sauna master pours water with essential oils over the oven, the temperature rises at the same time as the essential oils are distributed in the sauna. Using a towel, the sauna master distributes the hot air around the sauna. The effect and the experience are intense.