Sauna is a centuries old tradition
Sauna isn’t some new fangled scheme to shake out your hard earned cash. Unless we’re talking infrared hucksters, sauna has been quietly enjoyed and practiced in Finland for centuries, without marketing, advertising, or promotion.
Sauna celebrates nature
In North America, folks are moving the sauna AWAY from the compromised health club and into their own backyards, where – between rounds – they are able to look up at the moon and take a deep breath of fresh air and marvel at how good it feels. Many enjoy sauna at their lake cabins or cottages, while others are carving our a neglected corner in their own backyards to build their own health and wellness retreats. A sauna in one’s backyard or cabin or cottage invites nature into the sauna routine. The sparkle of the moon across a lake – frozen or unfrozen – is indeed a magical experience. Especially holding a towel with steam billowing off one’s body. Feeling a cool breeze or a soft drizzle against one’s skin between a sauna round is something special, reserved for us few adventurous spirits.
Sauna leaves one reset and recharged
In this fast paced world of screens and overstimulation, being able to “check out” to an authentic sauna is akin to taking a vacation. We pack up our sauna towel, sandals, water bottle and maybe a couple beers and escape from day to day demands and distractions. We need more of these types of mini vacations. Sauna allows us to reset and recharge our minds. And a proper sauna session does more. Sweat therapy is akin to vigorous exercise. The endorphin rush, like going for a run, gives us a wonderful recharged feeling. A body reset. The expanding and contracting of muscles through a few sauna rounds helps relax the body. A few stretches between sauna rounds restores the body to where it is supposed to be. And the mind follows.