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Hotel sauna: how to take one

Ever notice how many hotel saunas seem neglected and underutilized?  Well, whether you take a hotel sauna solo, or share the hotel sauna with a talkative shower curtain salesman, or end up sitting

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ABC News: the Finnish sense of fun 3/12/09

Diane Sawyer relaxes and talks to the community about saunas and dancing. Sorry about their up front advertising but the story starts within a few seconds of clicking this: http://abcnews.go.com/Video/playerIndex?id=7074999

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Sauna book by Brian Peterson

Here is a transparent chronology of the construction of a Finnish Sauna, wonderfully illustrated by professional photographer Brian Peterson.  Brian captures the organic elements of sauna: wood, fire, water, rocks and presents the

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Sauna party: Friday afternoons

Some like saunas in the mornings, others before bed, and most enjoy a nice sauna after a workout or running.  Not all these times are sauna party times.  However, I think a great

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Water and the sauna: drinking

Drink a big glass of water before you go in the sauna. Bring a full liter plastic jug of water to the sauna, drink most of it during your first round. Finish your

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