This Finnair blog post does a nice job explaining the Finnish sauna experience. The article is authentic, written by a Finn, and goes on to explain such things as:
- Sauna promotes spiritual relaxation.
- Sauna is a place for business and social connectivity.
- Perspiration removes toxins from the body, improves circulation and relaxes the bather.
- Sauna as connectivity with nature.
However, we have to think that the following excerpt was written in complete jest, or possibly to ensure the Finnair Magazine editor will publish the article:
“The (sauna) feeling is actually not dissimilar to the one you sometimes have aboard an aircraft, gliding across a quiet and empty sky, beyond the reach of all the noise and fuss down on the ground.”
After a flight, don’t you usually feel the complete opposite of how you feel after sauna?
- skin: a light coat of jet fuel, human exhale vapor, and recycled peanut oil.
- muscles: tense – stiff neck and scrunched up legs.
- mind: frazzled and fatigued, aching for trees, fresh air, nature, and the clean rinse.