Using contained heat as a conduit for healing, relaxation, and detoxification is nothing new. The ancient Romans called the heated bathing facilities where they spent much of their time, Thermae. A Turkish variation of that same concept—where visitors would transition from one hot, dry room to another before eventually relaxing in a cold room—was simply called a Bath House. And of course the Finnish, who are credited with creating what most of us consider a sauna, have been enjoying the activity since 7000 BC! With their long history, I think there is something to be said for the importance of heat!
Relax and enjoy your own private Nordic sauna. Saunas can fit up to 8 people comfortably and feature a private comfy changing room/lounge, fire pit, and serene views of the Northwoods. Whether you are experienced or new to Sauna Culture, we are proud to offer this transformative practice of cleansing your body and mind. Please follow recommended guidelines.
Saunas are typically used in rounds and we encourage you to do what feels best for you. We love the social aspect of the practice as well and designed the sauna to be near your private firepit and lounge/changing room to rest and socialize.
PRACTICE SAFE SAUNA-ING
As enjoyable as a sauna experience can be, it’s important to remember the following when operating and/or spending time in a sauna:
- Don’t use a sauna if you have been drinking alcohol or are taking medications.
- If you are pregnant, it is safer to skip the sauna altogether.
- Drink plenty of water before entering and a good bit after as you will likely dehydrate and lose electrolytes.
- Avoid heavy or large meals before entering.
- Do not wear any jewelry as metals heat up much more quickly and intensely than you will and could result in burns on your skin.
- Don’t be afraid to adjust the temperature to a level you are comfortable with. I recommend starting at a lower temperature for your first few sauna sessions, until your body adjusts.
- If applicable, sit on the lower bench for a cooler experience and the higher bench for more heat.
- Be sure to lay down and sit up slowly as rushed movements can cause faintness.
- Watch the time. Depending on the temperature of sauna you are using, a reasonable amount of time is usually anywhere between 10 and 30 minutes. Always step out sooner if you are feeling nauseous or dizzy.