A sauna (/ˈsɔːnə/  or /ˈsaʊnə/; Finnish pronunciation: [ˈsɑunɑ]) is a small room or building designed as a place to experience dry or wet heat sessions, or an establishment with one or more of these facilities. The steam and high heat make the bathers perspire.
A sauna session can be a social affair in which the participants disrobe and sit or recline in temperatures typically between 70 and 100 °C (158 and 212 °F). This induces relaxation and promotes sweating. The Finns use a bundle of birch twigs with fresh leaves, to gently slap the skin and create further stimulation of the pores and cells.
The sauna was (and still is) an important part of daily life, and families bathed together in the home sauna. There are at least 2 million saunas according to official registers. Finnish Sauna Society believes the number can actually be as high as 3.2 million saunas (population 5.4 million)
North Americans can benefit from a traditional Finnish Sauna in so many ways! Not only for the relief from our cold climate but also from the many health benefits of a Sauna. My dad always said a sauna will cure anything, in fact in Finland they have a saying that if the sauna, tar or beer won’t help you, then you are dead. My wife says the sauna takes away the itch of mosquito bites and the sting of a mild sunburn.
Saunas are my passion. I have one every day, sometimes twice. I have built many saunas over the years, and I find more and more Canadians and Americans are discovering the many benefits of a sauna. I would love to meet with you and discuss your sauna options. Whether you have a tiny closet space, a whole basement or a special space in your backyard, we can build a sauna to suit your needs.